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  1. Houghsx

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    To continue the 'Games Bargains - Pt11' thread...


    Who remembers Head over heels! I sunk so many hours into it

    [ame="http://youtu.be/piEZSWk_uxg"]http://youtu.be/piEZSWk_uxg[/ame]
     
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    My first console was the SNES, I loved mega man and earth worm jim :D.
     
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    Rather sadly, I remember exactly when I bought my copy of this game - was on the Norfolk Broads on a boat holiday. Picked it up a couple of days in at a games store in Norwich and had to spend most of the next 2 weeks just reading the instruction manual.
    Was about the only time of the year I ever had enough money for buying a top price game outside of birthday or Christmas was when I got a fiver for the holiday from my nan
     
  4. Chox1988

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    mega drive was my first console, streets of rage was the best thing ever, i remember thinking how realistic and cool the cop coming in with the rocket launcher looked :cool: , i dont know how i got away with playing that at that age :rotfl:
     
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    My first computer was a dk'Tronics Spectrum 48k compatible imported from South Africa. I wonder how much that would be worth now? First games I played were Match of the Day, Pool, Horace Goes Skiing, Professional Ski Simulator, ATV, Bruce Lee, Combat Lynx, Trans Am and Barbarian. Most of those were on one 90m cassette! :D
     
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    Er, there's a whole forum dedicated to Retro gaming? We don't want you old folk talking about a time when gameplay was more important than graphics and programmers had to be inventive and ship bug free games because there were no patches and updates and no DLC either!
     
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    I got a speccy 48K for xmas 1982....... 1st game loaded on it was horrace goes skiing, then thro the wall, which came bundled with the computer.

    horace goes skiing was basically a frogger rip off with the added bonus of a ski section afterwards.

    bruce lee was also a fab fab game, infact tehre was some fantastic games on the speccy. the c64 may have had the colours, but the speccy had the graphics. frame rate and colour issues aside, the speccy have the best "detailed" 8bit graphics of outrun. the bridges level though, omg, you guys moan that 30fps is not good enough, hows about, maybe 6fps.

    like miss chief says, check out the retro forum, there are links to LOADS of these games which have been remade for free by fans.
     
  8. Qactuar

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    There is indeed:

    Retro Gaming | AVForums.com - UK Online

    ... but it could do with more people posting (it's very quiet in there :D).
     
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    I once tried getting involved on there.. they weren't very friendly :rolleyes:
     
  10. Houghsx

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    Ah, I don't tend to wonder to far from here so I only did a search in here. Probably best to close the thread then
     
  11. Chox1988

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    nah leave it open :)
     
  12. MikeKay1976

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    ditto i say leave it open. a full forum for retro chat is pretty niche, but, retro computers like the speccy ARE personal computers so its kind of on subject. (there was a time when the term PC didnt mean microsoft windows PC ;) )
     
  13. DeanE

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    Oric, ZX81, Spectrum but the C64 was where it was at. Welcome to games featuring sprites, smooth scrolling and fantastic soundtracks. :smashin:
     
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    Kikstart on the Commodore 16 was the first game i played. It was my brothers and i remember it being very hard.

    Kikstart - Commodore 16 Gameplay
     
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    This.

    Saves us ever leaving PC games section then. Just need to start up some new threads like TV's and AMps etc and we're laughing, a forum within a forum :)
     
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    Ahh Tutti Frutti i remember that one too. I think that's the only 2 i played.
     
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    How many Quickshots did you get through Dave?:D

    [​IMG]

    I bought loads of these, which seen me through C16/C64/Amiga. They were great new, but it didn't take long for them to start getting loose, fire buttons not working etc. Kick Off and Sensi Soccer in particular shortened the life dramatically..........yank back and fire for a chipped pass!
     
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    My son is just in from school. I just showed him the Tutti Frutti video and he just burst out laughing! Kids these days, don't know they're born!
     
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    That's a work of art.

    Really who needs more than 2 buttons to game.
     
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    I hated quickshot joysticks they were so poorly made. i cant find an image of the one i used to have but it was like a competition pro but of triangular with only 1 button on the base at the front.

    of course the best of sticks for me was the zip stick, but i only discovered that beauty when i got my amiga. My back up stick was a translucent blue competition pro with shiny silver buttons. it had all the bling but the zipstick was the king.
     
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    My first games on my c64 was Zaxxon 64, Harrier Attack and some months later I got Manic Minor.

    Check out the state of the art isometric graphics. :D

    Zaxxon - Commodore 64
     
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    Isn't it just called being self sufficient :)
     
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    Yip

    We have our GC thread which solves a lot, and we have PC hardware, footy corner. Just some electrical and console bits and we're laughing. Although we could just bang them in GC :) but i like to keep that a bit separate myself. :love::cool:
     
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    My first computer was a Commodore Vic20 and the very first game I played on it was Chariot Race, anyone remember it? I then moved on to the C64 which in my opinion is still one of the best gaming machines ever! My best mate had the ZX Spectrum and we were always arguing over which was the best machine... happy days :D
     
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    C64 > Atari ST > SNES was my path. :smashin:

    My mate had the game Dave linked to above, the bike one, and my other mates had Spectrums.

    I remember one summer where my C64 stopped working and the place had it all through the break and couldnt fix it, and the kebab owners son up the road said it probably needs a fuse, but you need to open it up - so I did, and fixed it for 10p. My first computer repair, just wish I had mentioned it to him sooner! . :D
     
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    I dont mean this figuratively, that is literally hurting my eyes :rotfl:
     
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    Zaxxon was a cracking game, although I think one of the first I played on the C64 was The Hobbit (adventure games have come a fair way since then mind you).

    Whilst trying to find a video for it I came across games like Forbidden Forest and Attack of the Mutant Camels and was watching those when my 8yr old son entered the room, looked at the screen, then at me with a facial expression that pretty much defined 'What the f***', he then left without saying a word :)
     
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    Pffft. Quickshot my eye. Competition Pro is the one you need. Microswitched goodness
     

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