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Jet Set Willy......Roll call!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:56 pm
by papalazeru
Calling all "Proper" Gamers out there....

Im talking about experienced gamers, not woosy PS1 gamers. Im talking about the Old skool proper algorhythm gamers.

Chaos, Jet Set Willy, Manic Miner, Underwurld, Sabre Wulf, Attic Attak.

Im talking about 'proffessional' gamers, not those "Im on Inet 24/7 kicking some punks ass on HL2". Im talking people who appreciate proper games (Not that theres anything wrong with HL2 - I love it myself).

What happened to the gamers waiting for the next big thing. The next innovation....not whether Lara will flash her tits in the next Croft invasion...er....I mean incarnation.

Where are the developments? Where are the innovations? Where is the art, or is it all about money now?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:09 pm
by sleepflower
I do love a tad of the HL2, HL1 was a bit poo ring though.

I have to say, of the recent gems, soul calibre 2 is there with the standing.

Duke Nukem 3D is about as classic as you get.

SF 2 (championship editions, sorry im a sega boy)

Mortal Kombat, anyone remember ABAC ABB being posted on teletext? In fact does anyone remember that teletext games page?

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:14 pm
by Hollywood_Bob
Castle Wofenstein (Old SChool)

Space Quest Series

WIng Commander

Zork

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:54 am
by magicmonkey
hahahahar. Kempston joystick! Atic Atac, a mad crazy cupboard entering monster of a game back when Chaos and pot noodles were a recipe for a good saturday afternoon.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:28 am
by papalazeru
Oops...In my drunken stuper last night I forgot to mention one of the most groud breaking games of all time....

ELITE.

How many of us wasted our lives playing that? It was not a mispent childhood if you actually reached Elite Status.

What about Bak 2 Skool and Skooldaze....Awesome classics.

People hark on about yesteryear when it comes to games because the games actually pushed the mind and the machines...There were some stinkers too...oh! and some broken keyboards thanx to Hypersports and Track & Field.

It was actually quite amazing that you would play a game so relgiously for when you needed pixel perfect jumping. Mind you, the games did take 7 minutes to load so you didnt want to waste that ;-P

Nearly forgot about how social games were as well. I remember 3 of us round a keyboard and joystick playing Rampage...*Welling back the tears*

I would like to mention that innovation not only comes from such ancient classics as these but....I do include the ultimate selfish multiplayer experience.....GOLDENEYE....such perfect maps, perfect levels, perfect weapons.....Who could forget playing grenades in the library.
*Point of interest*
Ultimate: Play the game ....they actually went on to become Rareware, one of Nintendos best companies. They are now working for Microsoft so expect something good from their future games.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:49 am
by The Thin Man
Ah.. Jet Set Willy. Atic Atac, Skool Daze. Real games. Anyone remember The Hobbit? Spent weeks on that game. Pictures that would take 5 minutes to load, the fun of typing commands only for the computer not to recognise what you were saying, i.e. 'Open chest and talk to Gandalf' would usually get replies like 'Cannot open Gandalf'. Kids these days don't know they're born with their fancy graphics and character 'A.I.'.

Alos, anyone also remember downloading games directly from the TV/Radio? You used to have to place your tape mike next to the speaker and hope no one made any loud noises.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:32 am
by AtomicHyperbole
I started on Repton and Elite and went on from there via the old Sierra classics on the PC (Colonels Bequest, Space Quest) and Thalamus games on the C64.

I wouldn't say art in games is being lost though, far from it. Games like Ico and Shadow of The Collossus could never have been made in the past, and there's always stuff like Darwinia for people craving a kickback to the Sentinel days.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:05 am
by banthafodderUK
dare devil dennis - on the shitty old bbc home computer???

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:19 am
by magicmonkey
Anyone remember that game where you were a little tadpole swimming around in a pond eating stuff and avoiding predators? Played it on my Acorn Electron for ages. There was another similar survival type game for the speccy too, can't remember what that was called but it was crap.

I had a vic-20 too, them were the days. As for recording games off the tv and radio, thats just insane.

Nostalgia... Playing Horace goes skiing round at my mates whilst watching Rod Hull and Emu's windmill show.



"There's somebody at the door! There's somebody at the door!"



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:43 am
by Cpt Kirks 2pay
When I was bought a Commodore 64, and my first game, Hunchback? - WAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh the tears!!!! Oh the memories!!!!!! Oh the days of the discovery of Nike, Diadora and Adidas trainers, Wham!, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, girls, Breakdancing, getting blown out by girls, such great days Booohooooohoooooo!!!!!!!!!!

Soon went donwhill when I met Banthafodder.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:49 am
by doglips
Chuckie Egg, Lunar Jetman, Hungry Horace, Galaxians.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:40 am
by The Thin Man
magicmonkey wrote:Anyone remember that game where you were a little tadpole swimming around in a pond eating stuff and avoiding predators? Played it on my Acorn Electron for ages. There was another similar survival type game for the speccy too, can't remember what that was called but it was crap.

I had a vic-20 too, them were the days. As for recording games off the tv and radio, thats just insane.

Nostalgia... Playing Horace goes skiing round at my mates whilst watching Rod Hull and Emu's windmill show.



"There's somebody at the door! There's somebody at the door!"



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I can't be insane. Surely someone else remembers recording games off the radio/TV. I'm pretty sure Barry Norman presented the radio program. Still, it was a long time ago and an awful lot of beer has been drunk since then. I also loved playing Horace Goes Skiing. A true classic.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:06 am
by papalazeru
God there are some classics mentioned on here that I thougth were lurking the corner reaches of my mind.

Still Got rampage stuck in my head which I play on mame on a regular basis.