Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by captaindobie, Nov 29, 2002.
The Sinclair Spectrum or the Commodore 64?
Easy the C64 is BEST - Last ninja and Paradroid, Classics spent huge amounts of time playing them when i was a kid.
I wasted hours of my life on my C64 (most of it waiting for the bloody games to load!)
I also used to play Last Ninja I remember being blown away by the graphics!
Ollie and Lisa
Track & Field
I can't remember the name of one game which I spent days playing - it was kind of like double dragon - you played a guy who had to walk through the city beating up skaters and guys with dogs & baseball bats. I just can't remember what it was called!!
Are there any C64 emulators out there? What's the deal with them, are they legal in terms of copyright? I mean its not as if anyone buys Commodore games anymore.
Just found this site: www.lemon64.com brings back many memories!
I simply cannot believe you excluded the Amstrad CPC464 from this contest. It was clearly the best (come back to me ATV Simulator ), especially if you had one of the very early units with Mono Green monitor .
Only one with a built in tape deck too
C64 was definetly better but i had a spectrum long before it
Horrace goes skiing
They were all the DOGS of their day to me anyway
Raid Over Moscow, Spy Hunter and Boulderdash.
You're right. I shoudn't have forgotten the Amstrad!
State of the art 'cause it had it's own monitor. I had the version mentioned above. Green screen and built in tape deck ! Happy memories Does anyone out there remember the Dragon 32?
My dad used to own one. I remember i used to sit for hours typing in B.A.S.I.C. (who remembers what that stands for?)programs from a very thick book. How far we've come in 20 odd years.
C64 without a doubt.
Best gaming years of my life.
Monty on the run still a great game today
anyone play myth on c64.it came on a cart that fitted in the slot on the side it had speech that said 'welcome to myth' when you started it up and if memory serves correct played like prince of persia,them were the dayz......................................
I remember the Dragon - and I used to have an Oric! Anyone else have one of those?
Dragons, Orics, BBCs, etc all look like calculators now compared to modern spec systems.
I downloaded the C64 Emulator last night - the games are all about 50kb in size!!! I used to pay over £10 for some of those!!
myth was cool fantastic for its day
i seem to remember a very cool part where yuo were aboard a viking ship in lightning
speaking of good start ups i remember cronos, average game at best
but when it loaded then screen went black and just when you thought oh bugger and rewind a cheeky smile appears
one game i loved head over heels
C64 if only for Uridium, top shooter even now.
Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
I had a Dragon, the Cuthbert series were really good
in our memories anyway.... Amstrad cpc464 with a green montior was the one I used to have. Best games were subsunk and fruty frank - along with that adventure game creator.
Also, was that double dragon type game called renegade?
Oh, the C64 rocked.
Gateway to Apshai
Might & Magic
Pool of Radiance
Bards Tale series
Sword of Fargoal
The list goes on. BTW, there are several C64 emulators out there. Speaking of, I'm off to get one. The PC version of Bards Tale III is crap compared to the C64 version.
I had a Dragon 32.
I remeber many an hour writting my own games in BASIC - to name a few:
I loved that little (huge) computer.
Anyone remember Wizard of Wor on the Dragon?
YES! That was the one! Cheers! I remember thinking that this was about as cool as it got back in 1987!
Did anyone else used to buy Commodore (or other computer) magazines? I used to buy Commodore User - it seems funny now looking back that they were able to dedicate entire magazines to such cheap & nasty games!
I remember when The Last Ninja came out - it was treated like it was gonna be the greatest game of all time!
Does anyone else think that games were so much harder back then? Or maybe it was because I was so young? They just seemed to be more frustrating.
The Oric owned all!
yeah - i had that on the Commodore64!!!! and used to love playing double dragon on the arcades - i can still remember the bloody music!! (how sad is that!!!!)
S**t - i can remember the music to that as well!!! -
yeah - you're right = they did seem harder!!! i'm not sure if it was because I was young either.... - i wish i still had my commodore (had about 200 games) - but my parents sold it in the bl*ody boot sale!!!! I WAS DEVASTATED!!!
I had the spectrum , my cousin had the C64. I was always rather envious of games like Beachhead and Activisions Decathalon on the C64. Oh and off course all those Jeff Minter games, I'd love an XBox version of Revenge of the mutant camels
That said I used to love Trashman on the spectrum and I remember spending ages playing Atic Atac with my brother making huge maps of the game.
Upgraded to an Atari 130XE in 86
hehehehe!!! Revenge of the mutant camels!! talk about memory lane.....
one of my favorite games on the C64 was "Way of the Exploding Fist" - proper fighting game - requires thought as opposed to bashing buttons! Wish they'd bring a version of that on the XBox too
Way of the Exploding Fist, good ol' Melbourne House. Excellent game. didn't have that on my spectrum, though I did have International Karate on my Atari.
I can't be the only one that owned the Quickshot II joysticks and kept breaking them (especially playing Decathalon).
Oh classic computer wise, my mum owned (and still does) a Texas Instruments TI99/4a. Had an excellent space invaders game.
Was that the one that was black, square base with 2 buttons and the ball on the end of the stick? Probably too expensive for me at the time (I was only 13-14).
Sure the Quickshots were crap - it used simple leaf contacts, but had a nice action, to be honest I found the joysticks that clicked everytime you moved them annoying.
[update] Ok, did a quick seach on the net (isn't technology wonderful) and found the one you were on about. this one.
I probably wouldn't have bought that one it looked too strange (and i'm left handed).
Worth having just for the music. That twiddly guitar run was just lovely.
hahahaha - you gotta be joking!
The Konix SpeedKing was an absolute fantastic stick. So quick to operate - just like a quick-shift gear stick. Personal taste i suppose - but for me those big great things are just too big and slow and unprecise....
i prefer the little intricate SpeedKing joystick to these thumb joysticks out now with modern day consoles................
All this talk of Revenge of the mutant camels made do a search, i've found a copy of revenge of the mutant camels II (shareware) available - just downloading now.
More interestingly I see that Llamasoft is on the net.
If I read it correctly looks like Jeff Minter is writing for the PocketPC these day there is a Hover Bovver available for both PC and PocketPC. Now there is a title I haven't played for yonks...
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