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Ignot
07-09-2006, 07:53 PM
What are some old games you can remember that were lots of fun?
Ill start:

Marble madness

Drayal
07-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Fuckin Wonderboy III
Still remember the tunes in my head.

Necromancer
07-09-2006, 08:10 PM
Gemstone III

Latrinsorm
07-09-2006, 08:35 PM
Marble Madness was really hard. :(

Streets of Rage II
TMNT II: The Arcade Game
and Time Crisis II.

Those are the classics right there for team-up games.

Bobmuhthol
07-09-2006, 08:37 PM
The movie theater I go to got rid of their Time Crisis II machine between the last movie I saw before July 7 and July 7. I can't say I'm happy.

RichardCranium
07-09-2006, 08:38 PM
Bayou Billy

Commando

Wizards And Warriors

Kid Icarus

Contra

Double Dribble

Metal Gear

Metroid

Super Mario Bros. 2

Drayal
07-09-2006, 08:39 PM
Streets of Rage 2 was probably the most amazing side scrolling beat-em-up ever made.
If you could tear yourself away from pausing it whenever Blaze did a special move and thinking it was fresh, it pwned.

Numbers
07-09-2006, 08:39 PM
King's Quest
Space Quest
Sam and Max
Legend of Kyrandia
Clu-Clu Land
Gyromite
Duck Hunt
Popeye
Excitebike
Kid Icarus
Bionic Commando

Lots more.

RichardCranium
07-09-2006, 08:43 PM
Crystalis

MOTHER FUCKING PHANTASY STAR

Caede
07-09-2006, 08:49 PM
My all-time favorite arcade memories were of Golden Axe... I loved that game.

And of course, all the original Nintendo games. I remember playing Contra, Super Mario Bros, Bomberman, A Boy and His Blob (where you fed the blob jelly beans, if I remember correctly), Astyanax, Metroid, etc. Oh, and Duck Hunt with that stupid gun -- or was that Super Nintendo?

Anyone else remember the old trick of blowing on the contacts of the Nintendo and Sega games when the games started getting flaky?

Bobmuhthol
07-09-2006, 08:58 PM
A Boy and His Blob, lmao that game was so fucking bad. Golden Axe pwned.

Bobmuhthol
07-09-2006, 09:04 PM
Evilzug is one of my favorite flash artists.

http://newgrounds.com/portal/view/28966


http://uploads.ungrounded.net/28000/28805_workit.swf

^ River City Ransom also owned.

Androidpk
07-09-2006, 09:09 PM
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?

Suppa Hobbit Mage
07-09-2006, 09:15 PM
Badboys
Defender
Space Invaders

Siefer
07-09-2006, 09:20 PM
Final Fight!

Solkern
07-09-2006, 09:38 PM
Zelda series (nes system)
FFT
metriod

Ignot
07-09-2006, 10:11 PM
Anyone else remember the old trick of blowing on the contacts of the Nintendo and Sega games when the games started getting flaky?



yeah, and putting them in the freezer for a minute worked to.


Gunsmoke.

Wezas
07-09-2006, 10:20 PM
Summer Games
Racing Destruction Set
720 degrees
Gauntlet (original)

The last two I have on PSP.

Bobmuhthol
07-09-2006, 10:22 PM
ps. Sunset Riders.

The Ponzzz
07-09-2006, 10:27 PM
Legend of the Wizard
Bio Commando!!

Apathy
07-10-2006, 12:10 AM
Contra


I am 100% sure that I could be fatally wounded, dying of cancer, completely drunk, etc....and if you asked me to recite the Konomi code, I could do it without thinking.

Final Fantasy 1, 2, 3 american.
Rush 'n Attack.
Table top Pac-Man (I will own one, it is a goal).

Edited to add - Mother fucking Altered Beast.

Gan
07-10-2006, 12:11 AM
Arcade games:
Space Invaders
Phoenix
Defender (I sucked at it)
Tempest
Ikari Brothers (one of the few games I took to end-game boss (beat hitler))
Rygar (arcade version)
Joust
Frogger
Donkey Kong
Galaxian (still play this one from time to time at the theater)
Tron
Pole Position
Zaxxon
Track and Field (first release)
Shark Attack
*Time Pilot (thx kefka!)

Atari:
Pitfall
Frogger
Missle Command
Tron
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong Jr.
Moon Patrol
Football

NES:
Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Zelda I & II
Super Mario Bros.
Duck Hunter

Latrinsorm
07-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Anyone else remember the old trick of blowing on the contacts of the Nintendo and Sega games when the games started getting flaky?Yes. It's allegedly really bad for the games. I use a q-tip moistened with some kind of cleaning agent now. I can't say I get any better results.
Atarilol you really are old.

Duck Hunt was an NES game and did utilize the Super Zapper.

Ravenstorm
07-10-2006, 12:18 AM
MULE

Gan
07-10-2006, 12:39 AM
lol you really are old.

You bet your sweet bippy.

I was 6 when I remember playing the first coin operated table top pong game (green screen) at a hotel lobby in Orlando (Disney).

My first computer was a TI99-4A, which I had 2 years before I got my first Atari 2100(?) system. Its hard drive was a cassette tape recorder. I had a few basic cartridges but programmed most of my games in via number line basic as they were copied from computer magazines.

Back to games, I loved my Atari and had over 20 game cartridges, and yes blowing on the contacts worked 95% of the time when you got the wonky screen upon startup for Atari as well as NES. I still wish I had my old Atari system just for nostalgia.

Jolena
07-10-2006, 01:06 AM
Frogger rocked. :heart:

Edited to add:

Centipede
Mrs. Pacman
Zelda (Nintendo)
Donkey Kong Country (highly addictive)

Hulkein
07-10-2006, 01:09 AM
Hide The Tip

Jazuela
07-10-2006, 07:54 AM
Donkey Kong
Zork and all the other Infocom games
Tetris

Kuyuk
07-10-2006, 07:57 AM
Heros Quest anthology is the best game[s] in the world. I wish I had the CD still.

Quest for glory (hero's quest 5)

Police quest(s)

Space Quest(s)

All Sierra games before 1995

Castle of Dr. Brain

Lords of Magic

K.

Ignot
07-10-2006, 08:07 AM
Did anyone mention Contra yet? I bet you all still remember the cheat code too...

Necromancer
07-10-2006, 08:42 AM
GOLDEN AXE ROCKED

StrayRogue
07-10-2006, 09:14 AM
As did Gauntlet.

Wezas
07-10-2006, 09:28 AM
Castlevania
Wolfenstein 3D (especially fun when on acid)

Miss X
07-10-2006, 09:33 AM
Streets of Rage 2 was probably the most amazing side scrolling beat-em-up ever made.
If you could tear yourself away from pausing it whenever Blaze did a special move and thinking it was fresh, it pwned.

OMG I totally missed this thread. <3'd Streets of rage, I used to waste hours and hours playing it!

Kefka
07-10-2006, 09:38 AM
Space Harrier
Afterburner
Jackal
Zaxxon
Moon Patrol
Qbert
Breakout
Breakthru
Popeye
Time Pilot
Ms. Pacman
Crystal Castle
Front Line
Bad Dudes
Karnov
Punchout
Kongo
Boot Camp
Xenophobe
Bomb Jack

I lived in arcades.... Not to forget Ring King.

Drayal
07-10-2006, 09:40 AM
OMG I totally missed this thread. <3'd Streets of rage, I used to waste hours and hours playing it!
2 PLAYAH FTW!!!

Some Rogue
07-10-2006, 09:41 AM
As did Gauntlet.
Warrior is about to die!
:grr:
Loved that game.

Ignot
07-10-2006, 09:45 AM
Kefka mentioned Jackal! That game was awesome.

Kefka
07-10-2006, 09:45 AM
Quartet was the space version of Gauntlet. I missed that game.

Ignot
07-10-2006, 10:19 AM
Tecmo Bowl!

Wezas
07-10-2006, 10:22 AM
if you have a PSP, pick up Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play.

It's $30 and includes:

Rampage
Championship Sprint
Mortal Kombat 1, 2, & 3 (wireless multiplayer)
Spy Hunter
Defender
Paper Boy
720 degrees
Gauntlet (4 player wireless multiplayer)
Marble Madness
Rampart
Arch Rivals
+other games

Most all of the games are multiplayer (some wireless with other people who have the game, some where you just pass the PSP around).

And it looks like Capcom came out with a classics for the PSP too, but the only game that interested me was Street Fighter.

Kefka
07-10-2006, 10:27 AM
If Taito comes out with their classics for anything other than pc, I'll be in Elevator Action heaven.

Skeeter
07-10-2006, 10:45 AM
Front Line
Cyberball
Dragon's Lair
ken griffey Jr. baseball
Zork

And possibly the greatest game ever made... PIGSKIN!

Kefka
07-10-2006, 11:36 AM
If going way back...

Galaga
Frenzy
Gladiator
...hold up, noone mentioned Mr. Do?

JohnDoe
07-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Combination of PC, Atari, and Sega Master System games that I used to love playing:

King's Quest
Zaxxon
Phantasy Star
Pitfall
Pole Position
Golden Axe
Missle Command
Dig-Dug
Lemonade
Oregon Trail

Jolena
07-10-2006, 12:32 PM
Ooooh, so forgot about Dig Dug and Pitfall. I totally <3'd those games as a kid. :D

Kranar
07-10-2006, 12:43 PM
Two amazing arcade games not mentioned here are Metal Slug (the boss was Saddam Hussein!!) and Wrestlefest.

Parkbandit
07-10-2006, 01:20 PM
You people wouldn't know a classic game if it slapped you in the face.

Pong
Space Invaders
Frogger
Tron

Now those are the fucking classics.

Drayal
07-10-2006, 01:21 PM
Spinning top?

StrayRogue
07-10-2006, 01:27 PM
Spin Dizzy ftw.

Some Rogue
07-10-2006, 02:16 PM
Tron ftw.

Kefka
07-10-2006, 02:23 PM
Male: Are you tired of dad?

Boy: Dad, no one wants to hear your stupid Vietnam stories.

Male: Are you tired of mom?

Mom: Hi angel, do you want to read a book or go outside?

Boy: NO! (Degenatron)

Male: The arcade comes to your living room, only without the creepy guys offering to show you puppies.

Boys: Awesome!

Male: The Degenatron, you can play video games just like you are in the arcade!

Kids: Excellent! (Degenatron)

Male: The degenatron gaming system plays three exciting games including Defender of the Faith where you save the green dots with your fantastic flying red square.

Boys: Cool

Male: Monkey's Paradise where you swing from green dot to green dot with your red square monkey.

Boys: That's rad!

Speaker: And Penatrator where you smash the green dots deep inside the mysterious red square.

Boys: WOW!

Male: The Degenatron brings arcade realism to your living room. It can even take quarters and a strange sweaty man comes by to empty the machine on Fridays. (Degenatron)

Male: Degenatron, fighting the evil of boredom.

Boys: I'll never go to school again! (Degenatron)

Tromp
07-10-2006, 03:05 PM
Zork

FTW!!!! That was the 1st game I ever played on my uncles Apple way back... whew. I love that game. There was another game or two by the same company that involved you playing a Wizard and another as an Indiana Jones type. Man that brings back good times.

Asteroids
Missle Command

Androidpk
07-10-2006, 04:28 PM
Pro Wrestling
Karnov
Double Dragon
Ninja Gaiden
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

On a side note, I still have about 25 Atari 2800 catridges, no system though :(

StrayRogue
07-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Leisure Suit Larry.
Monkey Island.

Kefka
07-10-2006, 04:32 PM
Bagman
Robotron
Defender

DeV
07-10-2006, 04:43 PM
Zork

:heart: Word. It, too, was my first real text-based game on my Apple 2e, way back in the day.

Hell, I may as well throw the entire Masterpieces of Infocom collection in the mix along with some of the oldies but goodies everyone else has mentioned.

CrystalTears
07-10-2006, 04:47 PM
Monkey Island.
I still have Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth one in the series, on my computer. I play it once in a while. :)

Drayal
07-10-2006, 04:50 PM
Double Dragon @ the arcade.
Space Harrier!!

Man, there's loads.

Stanley Burrell
07-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Just off the top of my head, ones that haven't been mentioned, I don't think:

PC:

The Oregon Trail.

Quenzar's Caverns.

Commander Keen.

DooM.

Sim Ant, Farm & Town.

Civ I & II.

Nibbles and Gorilla on Qbasic.

All those DOS prompt pinball exe's.


NES:

Solar Jetman.

Thunderbirds.

Baseball Simulator 1.000.

Dragon Warrior.

Jaws.

Kid Icarus.

Too much typing.

Stanley Burrell
07-10-2006, 05:30 PM
Pterodactyl Nightmare.

Celephais
07-10-2006, 05:38 PM
Nobody mentioned XCom yet, XCom rules.

Stanley Burrell
07-10-2006, 05:43 PM
Or Turok the Dinosaur hunter.

Or a lot of other games. Ugh. These threads make me overly nostalgic.

Artha
07-10-2006, 05:45 PM
Golden Eye 64.

Drayal
07-10-2006, 05:46 PM
Golden Eye 64.
Groundbreaking.

Apathy
07-10-2006, 07:21 PM
What.....
rolls down stairs?
Alone or in pairs...
rolls over your neighbors dog?

What's great for a snack
and fits on your back?

It's log log LOG!!!

It's log...
log...
it's big, it's heavy, its wood.

It's log...
log...
it's better than bad, its good!

(I know this isn't exactly on topic, but for some reason that popped into my head when reading this thread)

Drayal
07-10-2006, 07:26 PM
Now it's in my head till i sleep.

Latrinsorm
07-10-2006, 10:04 PM
ken griffey Jr. baseballFor the 64? I thought that game was atrocious. :\ The fielding and baserunning were painfully awkward, though I did like posting 0.15 ERAs and .800 batting averages.

What makes me laugh about Goldeneye being brought up (though it was assuredly a classic) is how it would require, like, a bajillion Ataris in series to generate the processing power required to operate it.

Ignot
07-10-2006, 10:51 PM
Maniac Mansion

Shari
07-10-2006, 11:18 PM
All the original Mario games.
The original Zelda series. I remember shitting my pants when I got the RED boomerang.
GRADIUS BABY! left,right,left,right,up,down,up,down,A,B,START!
MORTAL KOMBAT, fucking learned every single fatality with my brother on Mortal Kombat II one summer.

Liberi Fatali
07-11-2006, 12:27 AM
This game was pretty good, but Zidane had some killer combos that were pretty much an instant death:

http://www.strangereaction.com/imagehost/albums/userpics/10205/Zidane_Super_Move.gif

StrayRogue
07-11-2006, 01:19 AM
X Com ruled.

DrZaius
07-11-2006, 01:41 PM
Baldur's Gate
Fallout
Pirates! (Gold Edition for Mac)

Not sure if these have been mentioned, but they should be.

Wezas
07-11-2006, 01:46 PM
I'd have to agree with the original Zelda. The Gold Cartridge where you had to hold down the reset button while you took the cartridge out or you might lose your saved game.

And of course vast amounts of blowing into the cartridge & Nintendo itself were needed.

Androidpk
07-11-2006, 01:58 PM
Some more nes games:

Rush'n Attack
Ice Hockey
Tecmo Bowl
Rad Racer

Kefka
07-11-2006, 02:32 PM
The Legend of Kage
Yie ar Kung Fu
The original Street Fighter. When people didn't know special moves like fireballs and spin kicks were in the game.

DeV
07-11-2006, 02:43 PM
I'm not sure if it's already been mentioned, but the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for NES.

Stanley Burrell
07-11-2006, 03:35 PM
GRADIUS BABY! left,right,left,right,up,down,up,down,A,B,START!

GRADIUS! E-LASER FTW!

I always messed up the cheat code for Gradius III on the SNES because I think if you didn't substitute left and right with the L and R buttons, you activated the self destruct code.

Which wasn't very l33t :(

StrayRogue
07-11-2006, 03:49 PM
Speaking of l33t:

Elite was awesome

Wezas
07-11-2006, 04:02 PM
I'm not sure if it's already been mentioned, but the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for NES.

I agree. And Donatello pwned in that one.

radamanthys
07-11-2006, 05:13 PM
Original PC games:
Sierra quest games: King's quest, Police Quest, Space Quest, Quest for Glory, Leisure Suit Larry, Etc
Doom and Wolfenstein. I knew every secret in the shareware versions.
Some of the old Epic Megagames games. I loved shareware.
Zork, Colossal Cave Adventure, etc

NES:
Zelda. I loved Zelda.
Who could forget MEGAMAN? The Blue Bomber!

Golden Axe was the UberShit. One day, at an arcade, the dwarf's axe turned gold on me. It was the shit, and I have no idea how it happened. I've never replicated that, either :-(.

Um... there's about 5 billion others. I rocked the world at MagMax, but that game was rather... uncommon.

What else? there's hundreds.

DeV
07-11-2006, 05:27 PM
Haha, I just remembered Super Off Road for NES. I loved playing that silly game.

Drayal
07-11-2006, 05:30 PM
I loved the original Sonic for the megadrive.
That and fucking Road Rash.

Drayal
07-11-2006, 05:31 PM
Heh and Zero Wing of course.

ELO
07-11-2006, 05:36 PM
NES: Goonies (It's the only one I can remember playing) You could kill things with a Yo-Yo.
SNES: Chrono Trigger, MarioKart.

DeV
07-11-2006, 05:43 PM
MarioKart.Hell yeah. I wasted away many hours during my undergrad playing this one.

Wezas
07-11-2006, 06:01 PM
Goonies was the shit. Though the music got old quick.

Super Off Road Racing. Wasted so many quarters. NITRO NITRO

Ignot
07-11-2006, 07:53 PM
Remember Lifeforce?

RichardCranium
07-11-2006, 08:10 PM
Joust

Rygar

RichardCranium
07-11-2006, 08:14 PM
Oh yeah.

ACTRAISER

Soulpieced
07-11-2006, 08:17 PM
Super Bomberman.

Celephais
07-11-2006, 08:36 PM
For those of you mentioning old classic PC games check out this site... tons of stuff to DL... XCom (ah crap, it doesn't have that anymore), Lords of the Realm, Populous, Eye of the beholder.

http://www.abandonia.com/index2.php

oh crap, they have dino park tycon! I only had the demo of that as a kid and I always wanted the real version.... nice.

DeV
07-11-2006, 08:39 PM
Ah, Ultima VI. I still have the floppy disk for that game.

Makkah
07-11-2006, 09:26 PM
Goonies II
Armor Alley (PC, helicopter side-scroller)
Contra (of course)
Punch Out and Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Shadowgate
Sonic 1 and 2
Altered Beast
Boy and His Blob was neat but fucking HARD
Marble Madness (as mentioned)

Ignot
07-11-2006, 11:03 PM
Did anyone else have a Commodore 64? There was this spider game....awesome.

StrayRogue
07-12-2006, 02:48 AM
Altered Beast


Awesome game.

Shinobi.
Alex Kid in Shinobi Land.

Stanley Burrell
07-12-2006, 09:27 AM
NES: Goonies (It's the only one I can remember playing) You could kill things with a Yo-Yo.

Have the StarTropics been mentioned?

StarTropics I & II.

Stanley Burrell
07-12-2006, 09:31 AM
And Astyanax.

Kefka
07-12-2006, 09:50 AM
Bubble Bobble
Rolling Thunder

Mighty Nikkisaurus
07-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Contra and Dr. Mario. Those were my faaavorites way back when.

Daniel
07-12-2006, 10:48 AM
X-wing

CrystalTears
07-12-2006, 11:32 AM
Starfox

Stanley Burrell
07-12-2006, 01:23 PM
Starfox

I got major boners over the FX chip games.

Dirt Racer, Stunt Race FX, Star Fox, Dirt Trax FX, Yoshi's Island... Vortex..? Anyone..?

Mayunnn, mang... I just remembered how I was waiting in line for hours in FAO Schwartz as a spritely young fetus just to marvel over Slippy's 16-bit ribbit for about 30 seconds of gameplay.

Falco was a real cocksucker, though.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/StarFox_SNES_Screenshot.jpg

Slippy was kind of a pussy, too.

StrayRogue
07-12-2006, 01:25 PM
Man, I remember when I creamed in my jeans over those graphics.

Stanley Burrell
07-12-2006, 01:30 PM
I know.

Even Van Damme would have a difficult time maintaining composure without being called out by Chong Li.

RichardCranium
07-12-2006, 06:28 PM
Ninja Gaiden

StrayRogue
07-13-2006, 02:46 AM
Kid Chameleon