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Title: game nostalgia - Top 5 list
Post by: Hinders on 13 Jun 2004, 22:42
what 5 games gives you that nostalgic feel, and you just want to jump back in time?

my 5 games are:

1. Life Force Salamander(nes)
2. Leisure Suit Larry 1(PC)
3. Street Rod(PC)
4. Monkey Island 1(PC)
5. Stunts(PC)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: kl4Uz on 13 Jun 2004, 22:49
nearly all of those 'classic' games... even those I didn't like very much, back in the days...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: BerserkerTails on 13 Jun 2004, 23:46
Hero's Quest: So you want to be a Hero?

I knew this game like the back of my hand when I was younger.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Hinders on 13 Jun 2004, 23:54
heh, i remember playing lsl1 when i was small, i did never figure out the password to the room with the pimp, since i didn't understand any english:p
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Lazy Z on 14 Jun 2004, 00:27
1. Street Fighter 2 Turbo
2. Monkey Island 1
3. Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
4. King of Fighters '95
5. Samurai Shodown 4

Yeah, I'm something of a fighting game buff.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Darth Mandarb on 14 Jun 2004, 01:40
Far back ...

1) Kings Quest
2) Space Quest 3
3) elFish
4) Alone in the Dark
5) Wing Commander II

Way back ...

1) Pitfall
2) River Raid
3) Donkey Kong
4) Missle Command
4) Pac-Man
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Meowster on 14 Jun 2004, 02:07
Monkey Island 1, Monkey Island 2, Day of the Tentacle, Commander Keen, Ironman Offroad, Brutal: Paws of Fury, 7th guest, Sam n Max...

Populous...

...Prince of Persia....

....Comanche Max Overkill!!!

.......F16, and F1 GP, and Bart Vs the Space Mutants...

Too many to list. All of them.

EDIT: Alone in the Dark!!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: LordHart on 14 Jun 2004, 02:29
I mostly played alot of the Sega Master System in my early years...

Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
Wonderboy (SMS)
Shinobi (ARCADE, SMS)
Enduro Racer (SMS)
Choplifter (SMS)
Space Quest 3 (PC)
X-Com I and II (PC)
Master of Orion (PC)
Super Mario Brothers (NES)
Street Fighter II (ARCADE, SNES, GENESIS)
Earthworm Jim (GENESIS)
Streets of Rage (GENESIS)
Final Fight (SNES)
Double Dragon (ATARI 2600, SMS)
Space War (MB VECTREX)
Blood Brothers (ARCADE)
Vigilante (ARCADE)

Um, can't think of many more...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: DGMacphee on 14 Jun 2004, 05:27
Mainly Atari ST games:

The New Zealand Story
Rainbow Islands
Bubble Bobble
Typhoon Thompson
Strider
Shinobi
Llamatron (or any Jeff Minter game)
Kick Off
Captain Blood
Defender of the Crown
Dungeon Master
Total Eclipse
Bubble Ghost
Hard Drivin'
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts
Eye of Horus
Double Dragon
Impossamole
Dan Dare III (has the most awesome intro)
Rick Dangerous
Turrican 1 + 2
Moonshine Racers
Gods
Magic Pockets
Populous 1 + 2

And many more...


Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Hinders on 14 Jun 2004, 11:34
oh! i almost forgot punch out on the nes:)
and DG, Double dragon was a cool game too, just a little bit too hard:P
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Dart on 14 Jun 2004, 11:40
Pratically every game in this thread reminds me of ten years ago.

http://www.agsforums.com/yabb/index.php?topic=14162.0

But in case you're afraid of clicking on links...

- Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures
- Maddogs Williams
- Hugo's House of Horrors and the others
- Animal Quest
- Commander Keen (all games) (!)
- Halloween Harry
- Major Stryker
- Original Duke Nukem
- Jill of the Jungle
- Dangerous Dave
- God of Thunder
- Legend of Zelda 1 + 2
- Lemmings
- Raptor
- Monster Bash
- Pickle Wars
- Hocus Pocus
- Bio Menace
- Xargon
- Rescue Rover
- Solar Winds

I'll add to this list when I remember more games.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: InCreator on 14 Jun 2004, 13:19
All PC games...

- Fascination
- Goblins 1-3
- Indiana jones & Last crusade (Indy3) (PC adventure game)
- Warcraft: Humans & Orcs a.k.a WC1
- Dune 2
...oh, and--

- Castles II: Siege & Conquest
(ready to kill for possibility to download it somewhere again!)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Damien on 14 Jun 2004, 14:19
Nes:
Contra
Super Mario
Duck Hunt

Pc:
Dott
Comander keen
Dune 1 & 2
Warcraft 1 & 2
Doom 1 & 2
Wings Of Fury
Dangerous Dave 1 & 2
Alone In the Dark
Lemmings
Oh no, more lemmings
Lemings X-mas
Super Off Road
Sensible Soccer
Mortal Kombat 1, 2 & 3
Sim City
Cool Spot
Aladdin
Prince Of Persia

+many more I can't remember right now
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Daz on 14 Jun 2004, 20:40
snes: MARIO KART!!
super mario world
donkey kong 1,2+3
yoshi's island
aaaaaand... conkers bad fur day on N64 << greastest game ever  :D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Mr Jake on 14 Jun 2004, 23:19
NES:
MArio Bros 3 (till some punk kid stole it  >:( )
Teenage Mutant [n]NINJA[/b] turtles
erm, some weird game where you have to attack enemies with your hair.... ???

Oh, and Captain Planet

PC:
MI1, MI2, MI3, FT, LSL1, Pitfall.... thats all the classics I can think of that I like right now...... but I also like alot of RTS such as x-com apoc and I like Blade Runner alot.. I think that was the first 'Real' PC game I got....

Oh, almost forgot the JA series :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Pet Terry on 14 Jun 2004, 23:28
erm, some weird game where you have to attack enemies with your hair.... ???

Kabuki, Quantum fighter? :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Meowster on 14 Jun 2004, 23:29
Quote
Gods

Jesus! That game was awesome! I remember I tried for months to beat the damn thing, and when I finally did...

Spoiler: ShowHide

It takes you right back to the beginning!!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: [Cameron] on 15 Jun 2004, 09:04
1)Sam and Max (Those bastards cancelled the sequal)
2)Full Throttle (The bastards cancelled the sequal)
3)I have no Mouth but i must scream
4)DOTT and MM
5)Rise of the dragon
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Hinders on 15 Jun 2004, 11:09
heh, surprised that no one has said Final Fantasy 3 yet:D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Isegrim on 15 Jun 2004, 11:56
Oh yeah, Atari ST and Amiga...

-Brattaccas (did I spell that right? God, it's so long ago...)
-Bentley Bear
-Oxyd
-TURRICAN!!!
-Monkey Island in B/W and on two diskettes...

EDIT: Forgot THE game: North and South!!! (One of the best games EVER IMO...)

BTW. Does anyone know where I can find an Atari ST-Emulator and Games?
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Inkoddi on 15 Jun 2004, 12:20
hmm... where should i begin...

NES:

-Super Mario BROS.
-Solar Jetman
-Metroid
-Legend of Zelda
-Kid Icarus
-Ikari Warriors
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and 3

SNES:

-whole Super Mario All-Stars
-Mario Kart
-Donkey Kong country 2-3
-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4
-Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
-Starfox

PC:

-Gorillas
-Nibbles
-Prince of Persia
-Stunts
-Grand Prix
-Streed Rod
-The Incredible Machine
-Captain Comic
-Leisure Suit Larry 3
-King's Quest 5
-Block Out
-Doom
-Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of Duridian

...whoa, that was a long list
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Meowster on 15 Jun 2004, 16:10
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Monkey Island in B/W and on two diskettes...

Black and white? Huh?
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 15 Jun 2004, 17:13
Police Quest 1 and Monkey Island 2, nostalgia heaven :p
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Isegrim on 15 Jun 2004, 17:23
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Monkey Island in B/W and on two diskettes...

Black and white? Huh?

My old ST had only a B/W monitor (SM 124), color monitors were rather uncommon for Ataris, as far as I remember...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Hinders on 15 Jun 2004, 17:44
i remember playing larry 1 on an old PC with b/w screen, and everything was integrated into one box(monitor, keyboard, computer) and it run some really old version of windows, probably 1.0 or 2.0:)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: YOke on 15 Jun 2004, 17:48
Well... The games for the PC that really takes me back in time are:

1. About all the old Apogee platformers (Keen, Duke, Cosmo and the rest of the gang)
2. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. When I played this game for the first time I was reborn!
3. Civilization, of course.
4. Master of Orion. Propably the game I have used the most time playing.
5. Well... Just to make it an even five... hmm... would have to say... TIE Fighter. Yeah...

As for good old C64, I can just stare at the startup screen to get flashbacks.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: juncmodule on 15 Jun 2004, 18:33
Isegrim: You might want to check out my Brataccas site HERE (http://brataccas.juncmodule.com)

Nice to see some Atari ST folks here...

Games I played and loved on the ST:

-Brataccas
-Black Lamp
-Typhoon Thompson
-Sundog
-King's Quest I, II, and III
-Police Quest
-LSL I
-Space Quest I & II
-Strider
-Defender of the Crown
-Mouse Trap
-Ikari Warriors
and more, but those are the ones I really remember...

I played a lot of Genesis stuff...for some reason that doesn't feel nostalgic-like when I go back and play it...Just the ST stuff.

later,
-junc
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Do0kie on 15 Jun 2004, 18:37
Just to name a few:

1. Wolfenstein 3D
2. Indy 3, Maniac Mansion
3. Mad Tv
4. Dune 2
5. Dungeon Master
6. Leisure Suit Larry 1 EGA
7. Countdown
8. Flight of the Amazon Queen
9. Black Thorne
10. Mortal Kombat 2
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Pet Terry on 15 Jun 2004, 18:48
PC:
- Doom
- Wolfenstein
- Civilisation
- King's Quest 5
- Monkey Island
- Loom
- DOTT
- Maniac Mansion
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (+ FOA demo)
- James Pond (also on Amiga!)
- Transport Tycoon
- Sim City
- Rescue Rover
- Hmm, LSL 1 I think
- I think it was Apogee's game... there was a space ship I think, and I think main character looked like a detective, with brown long raincoat.
- Jazz Jackrabbit
- Alley Cat!
- Ski or die
- Prince of Persia
- Some car games, don't remember the names
- Mortal Kombats
- Raptor
- Wiz Kid (anyone know where to find this game?)

Amiga:
- New Zealand Adventure (or something like that)
- Out of this world
- Rainbow Island

NES:
- Loadsa games, including Super Mario 1, 2, 3, Wizards & Warriors 2: Ironsword, Chip & Dale 1 & 2, Duck Tales 1 & 2, Probotector, Mega Mans, Shadow Gate, Bart vs. Space mutants etc. etc.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: strazer on 15 Jun 2004, 19:16
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Does anyone know where I can find an Atari ST-Emulator and Games?

Don't know about games, but the emulator Steem (http://steem.atari.st/) looks good. Never tried it though.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: juncmodule on 15 Jun 2004, 19:21
I totally missed the request for an emulator:

Steem with Brataccas (http://www.juncmodule.com/Downloads.html)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: rtf on 17 Jun 2004, 02:14
Pong

....yup
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Haddas on 17 Jun 2004, 09:23
I have Wiz Kid for amiga, it rocked. Now the amiga is broken beyond repairs, thrown away and I think that the majority of the disks are broken too :(
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Ali on 17 Jun 2004, 13:45
The Magic Telephone for the BBC microcomputer
&
Lander on the Archimedes 3000
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: switcharoo on 22 Jun 2004, 16:42
Flimbo's Quest (on Casette Tape  :)) for an old Amstrad I had many years back... Oh yeah, and Head Over Heels - now that was a game...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Ben on 22 Jun 2004, 18:24
PC - Probably every shareware game that existed:
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Duke Nukem
Jill of the Jungle
Epic Pinball
Hugo 1,2,3
(etc...)
and
Lemmings
FOA
Gods
Battle Chess (I always hated chess until I got to see all the pieces fighting each other)

Amiga - Never had one. But my mon's weird cousin did:
Pinball Dreams
Zany Golf
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Blackthorne on 22 Jun 2004, 23:48
King's Quest I:AGI

Donkey Kong (On MAME!)

Ms. PacMan

Super Mario Brothers

Legend of Zelda

SwordQuests for ATARI (They SUCK BUT I CAN'T STOP PLAYING THEM!!!!!)

Double Dragon: The Arcade Version.......

Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Sluggo on 23 Jun 2004, 01:57
1. Kings Quest 5
2. Dagger of Amon Ra
3. Monkey Island 1
4. Leisure Suit Larry 3
5. Lemmings
6. Creepers
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Moox on 23 Jun 2004, 04:47
Space Quest 5
Peppers Adventures in time
Wolf3d
blakestone
doom
Hugos house of horror and the one with the witch doctor
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CobraKaun on 05 Jul 2004, 06:15
Rags to Riches on C64.... does anyone else remember that game?
It was such a great game... except when you got extremely far, and got busted by the IRS.
=P
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: MrColossal on 05 Jul 2004, 07:18
I remember rags to riches... i hated it cause i never really knew what to do...

i've been meaning to try it again but i fear it will best my 22 year old brain like it did my 10 year old brain
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CobraKaun on 06 Jul 2004, 05:01
Hehehehe, it can be like that, but really it's a very simple game and very fun once you understand how to play.

Right off the start of the game though your character is basically about dead. So, the first thing you need to do is get food. Go straight to your left and into the store, first it'll turn in all 5 bottle for a dollar, then go back in, and buy some food.... it's not much, but enough to keep you alive. Then, wait till 11 and get some food in the soup kitchen. From then you're good.
Pick up coins for dollars, and 5 bottles can be turned in for a dollar. Or sometimes you get lucky, and there is a dollar on the ground.

Then once you have a couple bucks, go buy some bones @ the meat shop... and go to the junkyard (extreme left) and use the bones to get 5 bottles from the junkyard and turn them in for a dollar next door. Basically 4 dollars profit per purchase of bones. Stay @ the Roach Hotel at night for $2, buy food if you need it, or go to the soup kitchen... avoid the $4 lunch, it's not worth it.

Then once you have about $40 go the the west side of town, get a haircut, so the cops quit bugging you, and get a job. Rent and apartment, go take some highschool classes.... etc. Remember, if the IRS, and burgalar, or the cops are on you and you need to escape, go in the nearest building... it will make them turn around.

Good luck. =)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Mr_Threepwood on 11 Jul 2004, 07:33
Every time i start thinking about MI2 i gotta beat it, god it was a great game.  I loved the colors and the amazing backgrounds, and collecting the map pieces.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: R4L on 25 Aug 2004, 21:59
Ahh... finally, someone mentions Alone in the Dark. I hear its a great game but I had the demo of it from DOS and it was pretty cool.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: leone on 07 Nov 2004, 12:17
My most nostalgic games are:

Express Rider (Arcade)
Ninja Emaki (Arcade)
Ghosts'n'Goblins (Arcade)
Rastan (Arcade)
Rolling Thunder (Arcade/ZX Spectrum/Amiga)
Operation Wolf (Arcade)
Black Tiger (Arcade)
Bubble Bobble (Arcade/ZX Spectrum)
Commando (Arcade/ZX Spectrum)
Saboteur (ZX Spectrum)
Aufwiedersehen Monty (ZX Spectrum)
Gold of the Aztecs (Amiga)
Torvak the Warrior (Amiga)
Another World (Amiga)
Alien Breed (Amiga)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Totoro on 14 Dec 2004, 00:05
Mmmh... Apart from Lucas Arts Stuff I could get very nostalgic about...

It Came from the Dessert
This was so scary and it was so big fun to escape from the hospital, riding the wheelchair or hiding in the bed  :=

Kick Off
This soccer-game was extremely unrealistic, but so much fun. 

Speed Ball 2
Some sort of SF-Football, got so excited over the league mode in there.

Oil Imperium
Oh my god, digging for oil was so easy, when I realised I should use the joystick instead of the mouse  ;) ...

Wing Commander 2
It had a great story and the main character had MY NAME!! :D I liked it much more than the later 3 or 4...

Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: BlackMan890 on 17 Feb 2005, 22:33
ahh... i remember...

You see, i am 15 years old, but my brotheres were MASTER of finding games....

Mines are:

1. Final Fantasy 7
2. Tales of Destiny 2 (Tales of Eternia)

and all the games i played with my older brothers, now i am only alone.... Everyone is grown up, and i am the only one left in the family playing these games.... sometimes i want to cry :'(

Final Fantasy has always been the BEST game i have played, i really felt in the game and cryed at sad parts (like the end of Disk 1)

THen there are all the DOS games, like CIV, Monkey Island 1 & 2, Minebomber (now that was a GREAT game ;D) and MUCH more
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: SpacePirateCaine on 18 Feb 2005, 22:30
For as long as I can remember, my Dad has had an old "TI Home Computer 99/4A". I remember back when I was about 4 getting Pole Position for my Dad for his birthday. He's long since stopped playing video games, but we had long, long hours of fun playing Alpiner (With that annoying and condescending lady that talked down to you whenever you made a mistake), Tunnels of Doom, Pirate Adventure, Parsec, Munch Man... Ah yes. I think I'm gonna get it out of its box and set it up here in my room.

We also had an Atari 2600, that my brother bought from one of his school friends for, like, 20 bucks. Back then, Snoopy and the Red Baron was state of the art, I tell you. We also grooved on Berzerk, ET... Yeah. But the one video game moment that I remember the most was back when I was about 8, and my family went to Disney World. I don't actually remember Disney World all that well (Except for Space Mountain, which was my first roller coaster ever), but we went to Toys 'R' Us and got an NES, with the Mario Bros./Duck Hunt cartridge; hooking it up in the hotel room, and watching my Dad dying on the first goomba four or five times before he proclaimed: "There's nothing to do in this game but die". And the game that wins the award in me for the most fights started between my brother: Street Fighter 2 on the SNES, and all of it's thousands of remakes. We just couldn't play it without nearly coming to blows once one of us was trapped in a corner getting sweep kicked over and over again...

And I almost forgot to mention Commander Keen, which was the first game we had on our old 386. I found my Dad playing it in the computer room of our house one day after school, and after he turned the keyboard over to me, I was hooked. I sucked at it... but I was hooked.

Okay, so that's not 5, but 12. Oh well.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Pelican on 19 Feb 2005, 00:03
Most of my early gaming experiences involve my old Atari ST. Amazing the thing still works, because I was feeling a bit nostalgic a few weeks ago and dug it out. I recall playing Monkey Island 1 for the first time, and Loom aswell (classic game!). I did have a spectrum before that, but most of my memories are of the atari. Oh, and of course, Elite 2 is a mega nostalgia trip for me. For all their proclamations, X, and X-2 just don't measure up!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: JD on 31 Mar 2005, 20:59
Most old games give me that nostalgia feeling, but these two are just.. special to me :)

(http://www.game-over.net/retro/oct99/zeliard/Screen5.JPG)


(http://www.abandonia.com/images/games/Prince%20of%20Persia1.png)

Especially when I play them in cga with pc speaker sound!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Ubel on 31 Mar 2005, 21:31
Ahh... Prince of Persia. Brings back memories. I used to play that with my friend a LOT when I was younger. As the matter of fact my friend still has got this game. I have to ask him to borrow it.

*wants to play it very much*

Final Fantasy has always been the BEST game i have played, i really felt in the game and cryed at sad parts (like the end of Disk 1)

You too? I've finished the game about four times and am still playing it. The thing I fell in love with the game were the musics. They created a great atmosphere for it. I have also bought the Original Soundtrack of the game and when I'm in a need of inspiration (for example in writing stories) I just listen to it.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Arboris on 31 Mar 2005, 22:46
oh, I have alot of games wich I get nostalgic with.

Apart from the most obvious, like monkey island or leisure suit larry, these are some of the games wich I get nostaligic with.

Secret of Mana

(http://www.2dadventure.com/ags/SoM.png)

I never owned this game myself tho (I had a sega myself at that time), but a friend of mine had it on his snes and we played it almost every day for months in a row. Too bad that the sequal never was released outside of japan. Instead we got secret of evermore and the SoM sequal is only available as a fan-sub ROM game known as Seiken Denetsu 3.

Bio Menace

(http://www.2dadventure.com/ags/biomenace.jpg)

Like commander keen, only with blood and gore. Yea, probably my first "bloody" shooter :)

Sim city

(http://www.2dadventure.com/ags/simclassic.jpg)

Everybody knows this game. The classic that started it all. I sucked at it tho :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: JD on 01 Apr 2005, 12:25
Ah yeah Simcity! That was fun.

Here's another nostalgic one, one I never finished!

(http://www.dosgamesonline.com/screenshots/dangerousdave.gif)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Domino on 02 Apr 2005, 02:17
1. PONG
2. ADVENTURE (Atari 2600)
3. MISSLE COMMAND (Atari 2600)
4. LODE RUNNER (Tandy 1000)
5. SPACE INVADERS (Atari 2600)

oops, almost forgot the original Castle Wolfenstein.  I loved that game.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Arboris on 02 Apr 2005, 10:45
no river raid? :) Thats the game I always played on the trusty old 2600 i got when i was 6 or so.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/de/thumb/0/0a/300px-River_raid2600.png)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Ubel on 02 Apr 2005, 14:54
Oh yeah, and this is one of the most nostalgic games in my life:

One Must Fall 2097!!!

(http://img234.exs.cx/img234/8237/omf14iw.png)

(http://img234.exs.cx/img234/3852/omf26nf.png)

I first played this game when I was 6 or something (can't quite remember) and I still play it. It's one of the greatest games I've ever played ;D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Arboris on 02 Apr 2005, 17:04
Oh yea, I remember that one :) The char creation was really great, playing with colors on your fighter, buying upgrades etc.

Too bad their latest version of OMF, OMF Battlegrounds, kinda was a let down.

(http://gr.bolt.com/games/pc/action/one_must_fall_battlegrounds5.jpg) (http://gr.bolt.com/games/pc/action/one_must_fall_battlegrounds4.jpg)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CoffeeBob on 02 Apr 2005, 22:35
(http://www.abandonia.com/images/games/Prince%20of%20Persia1.png)
Ah, yes, Prince of Persia. One of the greatest games ever made, IMO. Too bad I don't have a real AdLib card anywhere so that I could play it properly. :-\
It's incredible that one person made that whole game. Incredible. Cuz Jordan did make it alone, didn't he? From what I've heard, he did. But I also heard his father composed the music and his brother was model for the prince's moves.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Ubel on 02 Apr 2005, 23:01
Well, OMF 2097 was also made by only two guys (as far as I remember)

And on these forums there are lots of people who make games by themself ;)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Helm on 03 Apr 2005, 00:59
COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: RyRayer on 03 Apr 2005, 01:11
Monkey island 2. I played that a lot, and that's why it's one of my favorite Adventure game. Hmm. GTA and Worms too maybe. And oh yeah, Indiana Jones: FOA.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: skw on 11 May 2005, 16:14
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Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: stu on 11 May 2005, 21:10
Les Manley: Search for a King..

jesus, i remember playing that on my brothers old amiga in 1990. i never finished it, but i loved walking around in it.. i was about 5 years old. :D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: nihilyst on 18 May 2005, 22:24
Nostalgic feeling?

Space Quest III
Police Quest II
Zak
Xenon 2
Dune 2

And some of the older ones (which I only remember):
Cats (I think that was the game's name, in which you played a cat and had to jump through open windows to do some levels)
Kongo Bongo

And there was this game where you played a rabbit or something, who had to deliver a pizza to the top of a building and had to pass some traps. I don't know, how it's name was? Does anyone know and remember the game's name?

Shit, I'm having this nostalgia feeling right at the moment.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Arboris on 19 May 2005, 11:15
Cats (I think that was the game's name, in which you played a cat and had to jump through open windows to do some levels)

thats "Alley cat" (http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=40) to be presise :P

Yea, I remember that one.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: IM NOT TEH SPAM on 23 Aug 2005, 17:48
The quest for glory series...
best five games I ever played
(man, i say that way too much...)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Paper Carnival on 23 Aug 2005, 19:00
Tomb Raider 2... That was like one of my first games on the PC ever. The first game of its type I've seen back then. If I play it now (or play a similar game just as good) it just won't be the same
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: R4L on 21 Nov 2005, 20:49
NES:
The Goonies I and II
Punch-Out
SMB I, II, III
MegaMan 6
Dr. Mario
Zelda
Zelda II
Metroid
Dragon Quest I, II
1942
Duck Hunt
Track and Field
Pinball
Wild Gunman
Hogan's Alley
Wizards and Warriors III
California Games
Tecmo Bowl
50 Yard Fight
Tennis
Baseball
NES Open Golf
Ninja Gaiden I, II, III
Skate or Die II
720
Marble Madness
Nightmare on Elm Street
Gradius
Gauntlet

SNES:
Mario Kart
Yoshi's Island
MegaMan X
Zelda : A Link to the Past
Contra 3
R-Type 3 : The Third Lightning
Killer Instinct
Donkey Kong Country I, II

SEGA:
Mortal Kombat I, II, III
Sonic the Hedgehog I,II
Sonic and Knuckles
Streets of Rage I, II, III
Super Hang-On

C64:
The Last Ninja

ATARI:
Pitfall
River Raid II
Laser Blast
Star Master
Boxing
Centipede
Asteroids

AMIGA:
Maniac Mansion
Ultima 4 (I think it's on the amiga)

GAMEBOY:
Legend of the River King I
Final Fantasy Adventure
MegaMan
Super Mario Land
Metal Gear Solid
Pro Golf
Tecmo Bowl

ARCADE:
Ibuki Warriors
Hunt for Red October
Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter
Pac-Man

Pretty big list but thats all I know...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Afflict on 22 Nov 2005, 19:13
Rush N Crash
Legendary Wings
Sunset Riders
Police Quest 1

This is the only Nostalgia, I guess mainly cause it
was the quality time me and my brother spent together.
Miss that...  :'(
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: PyroMonkey on 23 Nov 2005, 13:40
-Maniac Mansion
-Final Fantasy I
-Grim Fandango(Shut up! It's pretty old now.)
-SMB I-III

Oh, and any of the NES Castlevanias.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: JRock on 14 Jan 2006, 10:51
Deja Vu, Uninvited, and of course,Shadowgate for the NES  :=
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: esper on 14 Jan 2006, 12:32
Holy crap... Most of the games I would mention are NOT on this list! If anyone has ever even heard of some of these more obscure ones, please, let me know!

ATARI
Yar's Revenge (My favorite crappy game)
Defender
Pitfall

APPLE IIE
Odell Lake
Oregon Trail
Montezuma's Revenge

C64
Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (totally not the same game on Nintendo)
Roadwar 2000 (the best game of all time)
Alf
Ninja (not The Last Ninja... just NINJA)
Saboteur
The Human Race (also the best game ever)
The Bard's Tale series
Zork

NINTENDO
Ninja Gaiden (easily the best game ever)
Blaster Master (one of the best games of all time)
SMB 1, 2, and 3
Rush N' Attack
Ikari Warriors (actually, this is the arcade version of The Glory Road... the Nintendo version sucked balls)
Contra (up up down down left right left right B A B A start, FTW)
The Immortal (also easily the best game ever)
Castlevania 2: Simon's Revenge
Legend of Zelda 2: Link's whatever it was called

SEGA MASTER SYSTEM
Alexx Kidd, original
Golden Axe
Altered Beast
Rastan

SEGA GENESIS
Splatterhouse
The Haunting, starring Polterguy
The Phantasy Star series

SEGA CD
Lunar: The Silver Star
Lunar: Eternal Blue
Sewer Shark
Sol Feace

SUPER NINTENDO
Final Fantasy 3 (clearly, the best story and characters in a game, ever)
Chrono Trigger
Mario Paint (Oh, the movies I could make)
Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers

PC
As was mentioned, the old Apogee platformers
Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego
Star Trek 25th Anniversary, with the voices of the original cast
Castles
Battle Chess

I think anything past that ceases to be nostalgic...

Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: RocketGirl on 14 Jan 2006, 17:36
1 - Blaster Master (NES)
2 - Space Quest 1-4 (PC)
3 - Wing Commander 1 & 2 (PC)
4 - Star Control 1 & 2 (PC)
5 - NiGHTS: Into Dreams (Sega Saturn)

...in no particular order.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: AlbinoPanther on 19 Jan 2006, 09:02
Secret of the monkey island - every time i play it i become kid again -

Gold Rush - memories -

Worms 1 - same as previus -

And DOTT cause that is the first game that Lena and I played together

LD
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Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ladymeba on 19 Jan 2006, 13:28
1. Bards Tale (spent many sleepless nights playing this one...boy was I addicted...)
2. Elite (was no good at space ship games so my fella would be the pilot and I'd be the merchant - if I hear the Blue Danube now I only have to close my eyes to see those wire frame graphics... sigh...)
3. Civilisation
4. Simon the Sorceror
5. Any SSI/TSR D&D rpg
 
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: esper on 19 Jan 2006, 15:06
Oh, yes! How could I forget those? Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Death Knights of Krynn... Good times, good times...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: LimpingFish on 20 Jan 2006, 00:15
Rygar (Arcade)
Strider (Atari ST)
Rolling Thunder (Arcade)
Crystals Of Arborea (Atari ST)
Last Ninja 2 (Atari ST)
Shadow Warriors (Atari ST)
Flashback (Megadrive/Genesis)
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Arcade)

Far too many more to list...

Edit: Gah! Shinobi (Arcade)  (How the fork did I forget THAT!)  :o
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Iliya on 11 Feb 2006, 23:06
Goody
Living
Mission :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Mugs on 13 Feb 2006, 04:48
Deja Vu, Uninvited, and of course,Shadowgate for the NES :=

They were great games. When I was a kid, I was afraid of the Uninvited(because the zombies in the maze would give me nightmares),  but I enjoyed watching people playing it anyways.  My fravorite one is Shadowgate, I have the original NES cartridge.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 13 Feb 2006, 05:17
Oh, let's see...

Atari flashbacks:

- Combat
- Pac-Man
- Frogger
- Kaboom!
- E.T. (worst... licensed game... ever.)

On the NES front, there was:

- Mike Tyson's Punch Out!
- Metal Gear
- International Volleyball (or something to that effect)
- Super Mario Bros.

On the Intellivision:

- Bomb Squad! (With SPEECH! Kinda.)
- Venture
- Night Stalker

Then, finally, the PC:

- Sid Meier's Covert Action (almost like a 2-D Splinter Cell...)
- King's Quest I (unenhanced EGA, w/ PC speaker)
- Space Quest I (pirated floppies w/ messed-up graphics)
- Space Quest IV (the first game I ever played w/ a sound card -- there was even a part where Vohaul spoke! [this was not the CD talkie version.])
- Wolfenstein 3D (the first game to ever make me motion sick, and the start of my jaded attitude toward "action" games)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Anym on 22 Apr 2006, 01:47
Somehow, I have stronger feelings of nostalgia to the games we used to play on my then best friend's AMIGA, than the first games my brother and I played on our own PC a couple of years later, even though I spend much more time with the latter.

AMIGA:
PC:
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Stefan Z on 22 Apr 2006, 14:42
Nostalgia? One game immediately springs to mind:

When I was eight or something (around 1990) I had a NES 8 bit and I bought a game called just 'Tennis'. It was 40 euro's (that's around 40 dollars for all you Americanos!) I remember playing it for months in a row.

Some while ago I discovered that almost all NES 8 bit can be downloaded from the Net. So I got Tennis again (and even legal!)

To my surprise I still found it really good. The gameplay still is very good, the graphics and sound are so bad they actually are very funny.
Only thing bothering me is that I remember beating it at the hardest level with one hand on my back, while now (13 years later) I'm having a hard time on the medium level. Maybe I am getting older :-(

- Stefan
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Fabiano on 20 May 2006, 17:04
Waaay back: (80's)

On MSX (a lot where sinclair spectrum and atari adaptations)

- Abadia del crimen
- War in middle earth
- Metal Gear 1
- Penguin adventure
- El cid
- Livingstone I presume
- Dogfight
- Eggerland mystery
- Gunfright
- circus charlie
- goonies
- maze of galious
-year kung fu (1 and 2)!

oh gosh... Im old :)



Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 21 May 2006, 00:05
Space Quest 3
Quest for Glory 2
Eco Quest 1
Willy Beamish
Wing Commander 2

Mostly I was way into the early nineties Sierra scene, but there were a few exceptions, mostly strategy games my brother had, like the early Civ and Sim games(SimFarm and SimAnt in perticular) too. Warcraft 1 as well, man was that a slow game, heh.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: advent on 21 Jun 2006, 13:48
Super Mario RPG and Quest for Glory 1: So You Want to be a Hero for me.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: charliechuck on 21 Jun 2006, 14:53
Scott Adams Adventureland on Vic20 cartridge
Wizball c64
Pool of Radiance c64
Rainbow islands c64 & arcade
& Sonic the Hedgehog Megadrive

Ive lost many hours to these games, and wish I could do it all again.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Tuomas on 21 Jun 2006, 21:01
Bubble bobble
Big red adventure
fusion
Ultima VI
off road (NES, other for AMIGA)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Steel Drummer on 22 Jun 2006, 01:13
Any games on NES, SNES, or N64.  :D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Nathan23 on 22 Jun 2006, 17:44
I brings me to the memory ahhhhhhh....

Phantasmagoria I
Gabriel Knight II
Shivers I, II
King's quest V
King's quest VI
King's quest VII

I would give anything  to play them again. :P
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Xellie on 29 Aug 2006, 12:05
First game ever played on Apple II - Apple Panic
First game on PC - Crossfire
PC Game: Police quest 1 (yeahhh!)
CGA Game: Buck Rogers
EGA Game: QFG1
VGA Game: Police Quest 3

Oh, those were the days....  8)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: SinSin on 30 Aug 2006, 00:56
Bomb jack
marble madness
7 gates of jambala
Gauntlet 2 (Green elf is about to die )
Monkey island
Nes SNes
Mortal kombat
MONKEY ISLAND 1+2
Sam n Max
Gabriel Knight 1
The curse of Enchantia
Double dragon
Super mario Kart
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: monkey0506 on 30 Aug 2006, 03:47
I brings me to the memory ahhhhhhh....

Phantasmagoria I
Gabriel Knight II
Shivers I, II
King's quest V
King's quest VI
King's quest VII

I would give anything  to play them again. :P

I'll take all the money in your bank account and...your spleen. Oh...and Tibet. You have to include Tibet.

--------------------------------------

Monkey Island 1 & 2*
Sam & Max*
Maniac Mansion 2*
(S)NES*
Sega Genesis*

*I didn't actually play this/these game(s) until far after their time...but they do still make me wish I could go back. Things were simpler then. lol...(In case you didn't notice, this asterik is attached to everything except MI1 XD).
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Nikolas on 31 Aug 2006, 12:48
Always PC:

Bard's Tale I: Tales of The uknown (nothing to do with the recent Bard's Tale)
Betrayal at Krondor
Eye of The Beholder I
Impossible mission II
Xenon II
Saboteur
Tapper
Silkworm (or something like that)
Tetris (yes, why not?)
Drakkhen (lot's of rpg I know...)
Larry I
Police Quest I
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 05 Sep 2006, 00:15
my five games are :

5.shenmue 1 ,2 (dreamcast)
4.tetris (gameboy)
3.super mario land 1 , 2 (gameboy)
2.zelda : a link to the past (snes)
1.zelda : link's awakening (gameboy) :'(


there are not in my 5 games but they are in special place also :

-loom
-indiana jones : fate of atlantis
-sensible soccer
-shinobi
-final fantasy vii
-metal gear solid
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ManicMatt on 05 Sep 2006, 00:55
In no order...

Geoff Crammond's  F1 grand prix (Amiga)

Me and my mate would love how you could take turns at controlling every driver in the race. We'd rename EVERY driver to have stupid names like "Blind man" and basically roleplay a reason as to why said driver decided to drive as fast as they could into a wall and have a spectacular crash. Except the two drivers with our names on that would win 1st and 2nd place.

Little Computer People (C64)

It was so new at the time to have just a man in control of his own actions, walking around a house inside your computer. Then stopping his food from being delivered and letting him literally go green. He never dies though.

SEUCK (C64)

Okay so not a game per say, but I would just love to be able to play all the games I'd made on that. (Shoot em up construction kit)
The Amiga version s(e)ucked though. I mean, no collision detection system? Pants!

Creatures 2 (C64)

Again, I have good word it sucked on the Amiga, but the C64 version was a classic. Fiendish challanges and puzzles, and I learnt the word bugger from that game too.

Colonization (Amiga)

For some reason, I just can't bring myself to sit down and play these kinds of games anymore, but I spent many hours on this great game. I never did 'win' it though, despite my efforts. I also bizarrely loved the music it played.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Giddy Plant on 19 Sep 2006, 13:46
Time to big up the Spectrum.

The best game, perhaps ever, was "Skool Daze" and the follow up "Bak 2 Skool".

Also I've seen a mention here of "Yie Ar Kung Fu" which was perhaps the best fighting game ever produced, although the sequel was pants.

Also a mention for "Monty on the Run" because it was the pinnacle of the Monty series.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: thewalrus on 19 Sep 2006, 15:18
     Hmmm..... Obviously Kings Quest 1, that was the first ever adventure game that I played on my PCJR. Also, the original Leisure Suit Larry..... Street Fighter 2 Turbo.... Mrs. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Qubert, etc, etc.....

Thewalrus

Goo, goo, ga, joob!!!!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Erenan on 20 Sep 2006, 07:19
In Search of the Most Amazing Thing
Ultimate Wizard
Another World / Out of this World
Tron
The Argos Expedition

Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CaptainBinky on 20 Sep 2006, 16:26
Fondest game memory EVER:

Turrican on the C64... No in-game music on C64, then on level 4 (or 5, can't remember), you drop down into a cavern and there's a box on the ground. You pick it up... suddenly this drum beat kicks in, you realise you've now got a jetpack, and the game turns into a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up! Absolutely cracking, a complete surprise, and the most memorable moment in the entire game! Ahhhh (wipes tear from eye)... those were the days...

Cap'n Binky
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Helm on 20 Sep 2006, 20:04
Quote
He never dies though.

Sadly, little computer people can die. It's a sad story.

Monty on the Run wasn't my favourite in the series, but a bit yes on skool daze/klass of '99 remake.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 20 Sep 2006, 20:58
c-64 games:

Impossible Mission:  No really, it probably is next to impossible to beat, but one of the first games on the c-64 I played, and to this day 'Ah, another visitor...Stay awhile...Stay forever!' stands out as one of the most cool beginnings to a game ever.

Maniac Mansion:  The game that brought together quirky humor and a b-movie sci-fi plot to keep me playing for hours. 

Elvira:  While not as good visually as the Amiga version it was still fun!

Pinball Construction Set:  Buggy but fun to play with.

Defender of the Crown:  The jousting matches always made me angry, so I would get even during a raid.

Rocket Ranger:  Aside from the painful takeoffs I found this to be really great.

Barbarian:  Hacking heads off has rarely been so fun.

Little Computer People:  I spent hours and hours on this.


Amiga games aplenty!

Nitro- Awesome racing game where you can be a cyborg Clint Eastwood, a Robotic Rambo or a cybernetically improved James Bond!

Pinball Fantasies/Dreams/Illusions:  Simply the best pinball games ever made, and with catchy tunes too!

The Black Crypt:  Fantastic classic style Dungeon romp with typical Amiga amped up to hell difficulty.  'Ogreblade is cursed.'

Elvira:  Now when I was growning up, Elvira had a tv show and she was hot.  Her pixelated boobies were no less appealing, and an exploration/adventure game with a massive inventory and tons of weird enemies and gruesome deaths just made it all the more fun.

It Came From the Desert 1/2:  While the first one was undeniably superior, both games had that b-movie sci-fi thing going for them and fun minigames like escaping the hospital.

X-Com 1/2:  Really, really awesome games even if you don't like realtime strategy!  The sectoid death scream is classic.

Frontier:  Elite 2:  I probably spent more time playing this game than anything aside from X-Com and First Encounters.  There was just so much to do!

The Secret of Monkey Island 1/2:  Maniac Mansion encouraged me to try these and I was not disappointed.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis:  Previous Lucasarts titles led me to think this would be another good one.  It was, though the voice of Indy in the talkie version was trying too hard.

Armorgeddon: a fun war sim where you can choose from one of many land or air vehicles and blow things up...In actual 3d!

Fables and Fiends Book 1:  The Legend of Kyrandia:  It simply had the nicest visuals of any adventure game I'd played up to that point, and the game was enjoyable to play.

Hero Quest/Quest for Glory 2: The only Sierra series I ever liked much, and the combat and puzzle solving combined with ingenious save game carry over kept me hooked until part 5 came out and ruined the series.

Moonstone:  Great but intensely difficult fantasy adventure sim.  I still haven't beaten it because the enemies just kill me so easily.

Ambermoon:  Another fun adventure game I never played through, with inspiring visuals.

The Adventures of Willy Beamish:  For some reason I have a high nostalgia factor whenever I think of this game, mainly because the themes in it are so 80's:  toxic waste, pizza and pop, videogame tournaments and just look at Willy's clothes!

Megaball AGA:  Awesome arkanoid clone.

Beneath A Steel Sky:  Great sci-fi adventure game.

Dreamweb AGA:  I'm not sure why some people say the graphics don't look good.  Perhaps they're playing something else.  It's a fun and twisted game.

Lionheart:  Wonderful graphics and interesting locations make this a must have platformer.

And a few NES games:

Blaster Master:  I love the concept behind this game, a four-wheel drive tank that gets upgrades, and your quest is to rescue your frog from mutants living at the center of the Earth?  Count me in!

Goonies:  Completely unlike the arcade or c-64 version, and that's a good thing!

Batman:  Sunsoft's second really big hit was a fun platformer starring Batman

Castlevania 1/2/3:  All three of them are great fun, especially the first one.

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out:  I have fond memories of knocking out Tyson.

Ninja Gaiden 1/2:  You are a ninja.  You kill bad guys.  Doesn't get much better than that.

River City Ransom:  Fun beat-em-up with a more open-ended play style than most fighting games of the time.  BARF!

RC Pro-Am:  Great little racing game by Nintendo


Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ManicMatt on 20 Sep 2006, 21:30
"Barbarian:  Hacking heads off has rarely been so fun."

Indeed!

"Little Computer People:  I spent hours and hours on this."

Me too!

The pinball games.. you DID play Slamtilt right? That was great!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 20 Sep 2006, 21:35
I played Slamtilt and I stand by what I said ;).
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CMonkey on 21 Sep 2006, 20:52
First adventure game I played was Kings Quest 2 back in the late 80's on a 286 without a hard drive, it was on 2 low density 5"1/4' floppies . I couldn't save the game because I didn't have a spare disk, so had to play the game through from start to finish without dying. It really sucked being caught by the witch. Back then it was called a 3D adventure because you could walk in 4 directions. When I finally got a 20mb hard drive I managed to come across a copy of Space Quest 2, by far superiour to Kings Quest 2, though I still played it on a floppy, I love the sound of a disk loading when you walk between screens. It's funny when I think back, I never played the first versions of games till after I had completed their sequels.  From there I played Space Quest 1, and was so excited to finally score a copy of Space Quest 3, it took me months to track down. Then to the kings quests, police quests, and finally on to the best ever, Monkey Island 1. I was lucky that I had friends that I could borrow these games off as I wasn't actually able to afford to buy a game until about 1996, previously, even if I did have any money I never seemed to ever be anywhere where these games were sold, I didn't even think to ask my parents to take me somewhere to get a game, because I could just get on my bike to a friends and rummage around in their disk box and see what they had. The first game I bought was a copy of Kings Quest V, then after that the Heroes Quest Collectors edition with episodes 1 - 4 (which unfortunately now has gone missing).

Back in those days, before a walkthrough was easily found on the internet adventure games would take weeks, even months to complete. I would hog our computer in the living room for hours when I got a new game while I tried to completed it in one sitting , then giving it over to my younger brother for a chance to play when i got stuck. We would agree that I would have the first few slots, and he could have the last few. Space quest 2 was left uncompleted for about 6 months. The massive breakthrough was when I found that you could get through the brain maze to the bush to pick the berries, then rubbing them on your body you were able to get past the swamp monster. The sheer elation of this moment, and waiting in anticipation for the disk to load a brand new screen is hard to describe. I called to my brother "I've gotten past the swamp!", and he ran in going "No way! How did you do it!". And we then sat glued to the screen until we got stuck again at the part when you have to tell the little man to move by "saying the word". I would make up adventure games on paper for my brother to complete, sometimes leaving clues around our house. I wish I had AGS when I was 12, I really do.

I also remember the dismay, after I had rode my bike all the way to my friends house half an hour away to copy the latest game (lets say, legend of kyrandia), only to find out that the last disk had a bad crc, i would try that last disk about 100 times.

Before this of course I had the C64, the best games on this were wizball and head over heals. the main reason I liked these games was because they would load up almost every time on the tape drive. The games that were the hardest to load were the ones that started part way through the tape. I used to have the numbers written down for all these games in the sleeve of the tape case so I could fast forward to that position to try and load it. Of course I'd have to leave the room while this was happening, because that would help it. I think I ended up selling my C64 and all the games for about $20 at a garage sale, probably one of the worst thing I ever did, but $20 was lot of money to me back then.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 21 Sep 2006, 21:38
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Back in those days, before a walkthrough was easily found on the internet adventure games would take weeks, even months to complete.

Or you called the Lucasarts hint line, a mistake my friend and I made when we got stuck in Monkey Island two and got treated to a $4 a minute rape job.  When they said hint line they meant it, to the point of just not telling me where the one thing I called for in the first place was. >:(
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ManicMatt on 22 Sep 2006, 00:58
Or how about writing into a magazine about being stuck on an adventure game, but finding out the solution anyway waaaay before the magazine gets printed? (That's why I never bothered just for the record)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Totoro on 22 Sep 2006, 04:54
That reminds me that you actually had to call the LucasArts Hotline in Monkey Island 2. What a brilliant idea that wa  :D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: alimpo83 on 22 Sep 2006, 18:40
Here's my list:

1. Outcast (The first game I played which transported me to a true 3D world, with different cultures, sounds, places...excellent in every aspect, especially the soundtrack!)
2. Monkey Island 2(I learnt english with it! ;D Simply one of the best games ever! The humour has yet to be surpassed by other gaming series)
3. Civilization(until 6 am playing with my brother, when I was 10-11)
4. Back to School(It's for the Zx Spectrum, for those who don't know it)
5. Zelda(nes)

And many others, who come right after my favourite 5:

North and South (hilarious!), Monkey Island 3, Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis, Final Fantasy VIII, Prince of Persia I (and recently the new series, which are great), Bomb Jack (Zx spectrum), ...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: lemmy101 on 25 Sep 2006, 11:25
an, reading this thread brought back a few memories...

Monkey Island I / II (Mainly II to be honest)
North & South (fantastic! I'd buy that now)
Little Computer People!!! (I would never of thought of it unless someone posted)
Skool Daze (heheh)
UFO: Enemy Unknown aka XCom (genius)
Frontier:  Elite 2 - Always prefered this to original. Others usually disagree

Also some others...

Saboteur I/II
Rampage!
Hunter
Lords of Midnight
Ghostbusters
Creatures
Kickstart I/II
Rockstar Ate My Hamster
The Hobbit
Bloodwych (no one seems to remember this)
Flashback
Midwinter I/II
Lemmings
Bubble Bobble
Mario All Stars

ahh... we'll never see days like those again.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: G on 25 Sep 2006, 17:19
This is my list of games makes my feel nostalgic

Alone in the Dark (The beginning of the Survival Horror)
Command & Conquer (I used to love those pixels that were suposed to be soldiers)
Day of the Tentacle
Flashback
Imperium Galactica (I've conquered the universe!)
Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
Monkey Island I & II
Sam & Max Hit the road
Simon the Sorcerer II (Oh yeah!)
Stunts (The first race game I played)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
UFO: Enemy Unknown (I got addict to strategy thanks to this)
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
X-Com: Terror from the Deep (The UFO related myths mixed up with the Cthulhu Mythos)

And I'll stop because I'm getting too much nostalgic.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 26 Sep 2006, 16:14
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Bloodwych (no one seems to remember this)

I remember this game and I have it on my build of AIAB.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: LimpingFish on 26 Sep 2006, 17:51
I was thinking about the weird european games I used to play on my Atari ST.

Captain Blood (Infogrammes)
Crash Garrett (Infogrammes)
Colorado (Silmarils)
Manhattan Dealers (Silmarils)
Boston Bomb Club (Silmarils)

...I wish I could remember more :P
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: thewalrus on 27 Sep 2006, 02:44
     How about a super old school adventure game............ Z O R K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thewalrus

Goo, goo, ga, joob!!!!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Domino on 27 Sep 2006, 03:02
This is one game i played when i was in my early teens that i really, really loved....

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Below_the_Root_box_art.jpg)

It was called Below The Root, and i played it on my friends C-64 and then on the Tandy 1000.

This is one game i cannot forget, and can't believe i didn't think of it before.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: gypsysnail on 01 Oct 2006, 13:31
Mine would have to be:
Colecovision (similar to nes)
- Qubert (my nbr 1 fav! Still play it today - on pc)
- Ventura
- Smurf
- Gorf
- mickey mouse the wizard
- mouse trap

Commodor 64 games (all of em!!!!)

PC:
- Larry 1 (played it when I was 7 and thats what got me hooked to adventure games  :D)
- Kings Quest 3
- Colonel's Bequest
- Black Cat
- Crystal Caves 1 & 2
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: dsg_charly on 11 Oct 2006, 14:59
Best old ones with star note (max *****) ones:
Styx - ****
Boulder Dash - *****
Arkanoid - *****
World Games - *****
Tennis (it's the name of the game, obvious) - ****
Digger - ***
Skweek - ***
Bumpy - ****
Double Dragon - ****
Wild Street - ****
Indy 3 - *****
Barbarian 2 - ****
Game Over 2 - *****
Fsram - *****
Archery - **

And the ones which sucked:
Cobra
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Double Dragon 2
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 06 Nov 2006, 12:55
I made my first experiences with the English Language with all this old sierra stuff, mainly Space Quest, but also Larry and Kings Quest.
I still love this stuff, and just some month ago I had a funny experience: I re-played SQ III, wich I havent played for 12 or more years, but was still able to play it in a amazing short time of about 7 hours...
 :o :o
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: timlump on 07 Nov 2006, 23:08
I'm too young to be Nostalgic with anything other that METAL GEAR SOLID,
Although I have or have had a large amount of key 2nd to 5th generation consoles.
The ATARI 2600 (which i got when a certain influencial irish radio station  in the 80's closed down) although I still was minus 8 years old at the time, my favourite game by far was PITFALL and FATAL RUN.

PITFALL CAME with the atari and I bought FATAL RUN from a shop in 1998, six years after the collapse of ATARI.

 The Commodore VIC 20 which I broke in a freak repair accident, I got that in 1999.

  The Commodore AMIGA which I bought for 3 EURO in fair at a local school in 2004.

  The SNES which has since been sold.
 
  ETC.....

But unlike you guy's I look more fondly on games such as HALF LIFE 1 (which I played first in 2003) and FALLOUT (which I only first played last year).

Personally although I am a member of this brilliant community I really never got into ADVENTURE games since at the time of my conception they already were on the way out and CATACOMB ABYSS was already being released.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: thewalrus on 08 Nov 2006, 21:25
     OMG!!! Not in to adventure games!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (thewalrus faints)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: timlump on 08 Nov 2006, 22:58
dont get me wrong I really like the games produced here but the original games i never was to fond of,
and to be honest i do love action/multiplayer games,
I even have an online clan The JF clan with 17 members.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Erenan on 09 Nov 2006, 06:22
I forgot to mention D/Generation. I like that game.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Chroelle on 14 Nov 2006, 13:53
Ok, most games are already mentioned, but I would definently go with:

Syndicate
Pirates! Gold
Lode Runner
Bubble Bobble
Ports of Call
Transport Tycoon
Sensible Soccer
Cannon Fodder
Monkey Island (The game-series of a lifetime)

I am trying to get some people gathered together to collect gamenames that COULD/SHOULD be released as freeware by now... Come help out:

http://www.forum.connect-webdesign.dk/viewtopic.php?p=10973#10973
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: timlump on 19 Nov 2006, 01:38
fallout should Interplay is dead anyway sadly
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ManicMatt on 23 Nov 2006, 13:56
 :D

WOW!!!!! Nostalga SMACK IN THE FACE!!!!!

I was looking for a C64 style synthesizer vst plug-in (Still looking) when I came across an mp3 entitled "Crazy comets" by Ron Hubbard. His name sounded VERY familiar and I played the tune, and INSTANTLY recognised the song!

http://www.gamestone.co.uk/zzap_world64/datahits/04_crazy_comets.mp3

I didn't remember the game though till I looked at a screenshot:

(http://www.gb64.com/oldsite/gameofweek/8/crazycomets/Crazy_Comets.gif)

Wow! I'd TOTALLY forgot about Crazy Comets! I played this loads!

*Saves the mp3*

I feel like finding mp3s of things like Creatures 2 and Spy VS Spy now!

Ooh, and that codemasters game with the formula one cars from birds eye view! What was that called? Super.. hmm.. can't remember. Damn. Maybe not super.

PS - Aww, I saved it but it won't play with any of my music players..
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: arrr on 16 Feb 2009, 12:19
HAHAHAHA you kids just make me smile...
Scramble, Donkey Kong (the first super Mario game ever), Galaga, Monaco GP. Yes, they all were on standalone arcade machines when I was playing them.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Dualnames on 16 Feb 2009, 12:20
HAHAHAHA you kids just make me smile...
Scramble, Donkey Kong (the first super Mario game ever), Galaga, Monaco GP. Yes, they all were on standalone arcade machines when I was playing them.

If you had posted 20 years after today, we wouldn't even know wtf you would be saying.

Suddenly twenty years pass.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 16 Feb 2009, 13:29
Yes, they all were on standalone arcade machines when I was playing them.

Pffth. if we were lucky we found a pinball table and had to fight through hordes of wolves, you know, back before the war started.  ;)

The arcades were a great time indeed.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: DanielH on 16 Feb 2009, 13:33
Okay, games that get me EVERY FREAKING TIME:

Command and Conquer
Monkey Island series
Sonic the hedgehog on the Sega Mega Drive
Broken Sword 1&2
Age Of empires
Blade Runner (never seen the film, got the game)
Baldur's Gate
Deus Ex.

My family wasn't particularly rich when I was younger (we aren't now, but we are better off than we were) -We weren't in serious trouble with money, we just didn't have any spare for things like computer games. So I grew up on a mixture of my big brother's games- Age of empires, Command and Conquer, Monkey Island, and a Mega Drive almost older than me (We kept it until we moved house in 2003- It was in perfectly good working order as well), and a mixture of games bought for me- Like Deus Ex, and Broken Sword- these games stand out particularly.

By the way, anyone else get this? Most of all, above all else, the thing that makes me nostalgia the most is music. The music is the key.

I was too young to see the arcade machines sadly, and in too remote a part of the country   :(.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: arrr on 16 Feb 2009, 14:28
Yeah... I was lucky, I guess. My family was into the arcade business back then. We owned arcades, table footballs (soccer - USA), mechanic and electric/electronic pinballs etc. Shit, I can still remember three bugs/exploits/cheats for Donkey Kong.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ALPHATT on 16 Feb 2009, 17:59
Power Rangers(SNES)
Buffalo Bills' Wild Rodeo Show(C64)
Gold Rush!(PC)
Spider Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (GEN)
DYNA Bomber(PC)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Sylvr on 18 Feb 2009, 14:45
I forgot to mention D/Generation. I like that game.

YAY! But I can't find it anywhere :(
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: DanielH on 21 Feb 2009, 18:32
Has anyone kept one of these ancient games, even though it no longer works, just in case a fix is released? There's wishful thinking, and then there's keeping a decade old game for no reason.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Matti on 22 Feb 2009, 15:08
I forgot to mention D/Generation. I like that game.

YAY! But I can't find it anywhere :(

http://www.xtcabandonware.com/game.php?letter=d&sstring=&type=all&sort=name&offset=0&id=300
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: on 22 Feb 2009, 16:51
Has anyone kept one of these ancient games, even though it no longer works, just in case a fix is released? There's wishful thinking, and then there's keeping a decade old game for no reason.

I still own the original first release of Daggerfall. I kept it because I hoped that one day a patch would fix all them quest killers, exploits and crashes.
There never was a real patch. Well, there was sort of an unofficial one, called Morrowind, so I went with that.

I also have several Apogee games that just wait for a better version of DosBox, Alien Carnage being one of the best (because there's girls to rescue).
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 23 Feb 2009, 10:52
By the way, anyone else get this? Most of all, above all else, the thing that makes me nostalgia the most is music. The music is the key.

Oh man, every time I hear that Deus Ex theme tune I get goosebumps!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Sylvr on 24 Feb 2009, 19:09
I forgot to mention D/Generation. I like that game.

YAY! But I can't find it anywhere :(

http://www.xtcabandonware.com/game.php?letter=d&sstring=&type=all&sort=name&offset=0&id=300

Thaaaanks!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Shane 'ProgZmax' Stevens on 25 Feb 2009, 03:04
Bethesda released an updated windows patch for Daggerfall 7 years ago, and before that was a dos patch.  You can find them (and some unofficial patches) here.

http://www.uesp.net/dagger/files/dagfiles.shtml#official


I am a great fan of the original Daggerfall, and I didn't apply the patch because it forced you to kill if you were a werewolf or you'd 'die', which was total crap.  It also added the sun damage to vampires making them virtually useless.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: guv on 16 Aug 2009, 14:24
1. broken sword, shadow of the templars
2. golden axe
3. R-TYPE
4. megaman 1 (one of the best games ever)
5. twited metal world tour.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: arj0n on 16 Aug 2009, 17:04
Here's my freaky list (http://www.freewebs.com/arj0n/-%20Data/games.txt) of games I've collected in all those years. Sorry, just got the collectors gen in my blood...
Most off them are oldies, all of them are only PC versions.
Still playing some of them now and then... :P

I started playing games for PC in about '84 I guess.
With a 086, no hard-disk, only two 5¼-inch floppy's (that was real DJ-ing) and green monochrome screen :P.

To name some of my oldtime arcade favorites:

crystal caves,
titus the fox,
prehistorik 1 and 2,
commander keen,
the amazing spider-man,
rick dangerous,
gods,
and so on...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Snake on 22 Sep 2009, 19:06
1. The Adventures of Willy Beamish (Sega CD)
2. Collossal Cave Adventure (text adventure)
3. Faxandu (NES)

Willy Beamish brings me back to Friday nights eating grilled cheese made by my step dad, plain Pringles and a coke. I'd stay up all night reading every description, trying every branch, etc. I loved it. I'd like to jump back through time to those nights just for a moment. The funny thing about nostalgia, though one of the best feelings known to mankind, is that it can also make you miss those days, almost sadden you... almost long for it to be real again.

Collossal Cave, even though played long after it's initial release (got it for free through the Adventure Game Toolkit 1.7 download) brings me back to sitting in my room infront of my 386 with Win3.1 thinking of games I wanted to make, while playing this one.

Never finished Faxandu, but the music takes me back, like many other NES soundtracks.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 22 Sep 2009, 19:47
Nostalgia is an evil thing; I remember couple of times trying to replay game I played when was (much) younger and which I loved, and realized that it doesn't look that good anymore  :'(

I am not sure I can list 5 games here... maybe I am just too lazy to dig in my memory. But certainly best nostalgia games are (in no particular order):

1. Monkey Island 1
2. Monkey Island 2
3. Might & Magic: World of Xeen.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: monkey0506 on 23 Sep 2009, 02:58
It's funny you say that Crimson; every time I play The Secret of Monkey Island I just want to dive back into AGS. Monkey Island is ultimately what brought me here. From the time I was a child I wanted to know how to make my own. :=

Games that make me feel nostalgic and gooey inside:

1. The Secret of Monkey Island™
2. Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy!: Secret of the Oracle
3. LOOM™
4. Wolfenstein 3D
5. Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure (Episode 1)

Two of these (#1 and #4) I have on my Xbox 360 (though Wolfenstein I do only have the demo). Four of them (all but #4) I have installed and playable on my computer.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Wesray on 15 Oct 2009, 16:14
I'm very nostalgic for the NES games of old, especially the early ones, which were the first video games I ever played. Most of them I played at my friend's places or I borrowed them.

Trojan (my first gaming experience ever)
Super Mario Bros. Series
Mega Man Series
Batman
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
Fester's Quest
Maniac mansion (the NES version!)
...and my nostalgia game number 1 The Legend of Zelda (& Zelda II)

I beat most of the games numerous times, even if they were hard as hell (Mega Man I'm looking at you!). I guess I was a real pro gamer back then... Of course there are also the old PC DOS games, including countless adventure games, but those came about 3 years later.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Scarab on 16 Oct 2009, 09:54
The one game that really sticks in my mind from my youth is Skyroads (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/skyroads/). I loved this game :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Crimson Wizard on 16 Oct 2009, 16:30
The one game that really sticks in my mind from my youth is Skyroads (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/skyroads/). I loved this game :)
Ha! me too :)
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: arj0n on 16 Oct 2009, 18:34
The one game that really sticks in my mind from my youth is Skyroads (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/skyroads/). I loved this game :)
Ha! me too :)
Skyroads rocked  ;D
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 17 Oct 2009, 16:28
I was talking about old games with someone today, and I remembered Heroes of the 357th (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/heroes-of-the-357th/screenshots).

I was so completely addicted to this game I would sit in front of the screen with my joystick for hours, enjoying the rich graphics and detailed environments. At one stage my mother was so worried that I was completely sucked into some fantasy world where I actually thought I was really a WWII pilot (because I would move my head around when I turned my plane and talk to the other pilots on the screen) that she tried to ban me from playing it.

And here I thought I was too young for true nostalgia  :(
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Wonkyth on 25 Oct 2009, 13:43
The Commander Keen series has got me through many tying times.

There was Alleycat, which was the first game I ever played, I think.
Unfortunately, it's sorta jerky on DOSBox, and I'm too lazy to figure out why.

I never player many Arcadey games, but I Looooved Pengo!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Patternjake on 25 Oct 2009, 19:50
In order of best:

1.Super Mario NES- nothing can beat it
2.Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
3.Mario Kart 64
4.Donkey Kong Country
5.Bubsy
6.Curse of Monkeys Island- the game was just brilliant on so many levels
7.Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
8.Alone in the Dark 1 (DOS) - AMAZING Game for its time, had me hooked

Oh forgot this one, Return to Zork- that was one amazing game, but it had about 50 floppy disks :\

Those a probably my best games ever from my childhood.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: kconan on 27 Jan 2012, 07:02
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/587787

Here is a cool game that oozes Nintendo and old school arcade nostalgia.  It's flash, but it feels/plays like a retro PC game.

Oops, just noticed how old this thread is...
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: Igor Hardy on 27 Jan 2012, 13:16
That's some weak nostalgia most of you guys have, if it requires actually great games to make you feel nostalgic.
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Jan 2012, 17:53
That's some weak nostalgia most of you guys have, if it requires actually great games to make you feel nostalgic.

Yup... personally, anything that reminds me of the 8 or 16 bit days gets me all nostalgic!!
Title: Re: game nostalgia
Post by: KodiakBehr on 29 Jan 2012, 00:52
Ah, well, if you want a memorable game that would never survive today, may I remind you all of

Rebel Alliance and SimEarth