A game that means something to you

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A game that means something to you

Post by DrF » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:16 am

Got bored last night so had a go on Gauntlet, one of my favorite games, I requested this instead of a stag party before my wedding :lol:

Might have to get a proper copy the controls on that web based ver are tad wonky :D

https://archive.org/details/arcade_gauntlet

So does anyone else have that 1 game that means something to them? tied to a event? a time? a place?

I mean movies and music can trigger memoirs so I guess games can :D

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Post by exxos » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:48 am

I didn't have many games back in the day :( Games were expensive and times were hard..

I always liked Starquake, Chuck rock, supercars 2,Volfield, Castle master...All very unique games in their own right.
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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:53 am

God, so many and a lot of them from 8 Bit Ataris, such as Ballblazer, Rescue on Fractalus, Koronis Rift etc.

If it was the ST though, Gauntlet would be high up there because a friend and I managed to loop back to the beginning one weekend by using a 4 player adaptor and flicking between players each time we died. It was epic.
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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by philbo34 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:32 pm

Rockford and Rick dangerous.
An old gf promised me something if I finished Rockford 🤪🤪
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Post by sandord » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:37 pm

Definitely Xenon I from The Bitmap Brothers. I used to play it as a 11 year old using a colour-emulator on my SM124 mono monitor. A terrible experience (very slow and the graphics were squeezed horizontally by 50%) but boy was I excited.
Later, when I got a colour screen, I became even more excited by the game because it's simply EXCELLENT! :cheer:

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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by PhilC » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:26 pm

For me its Elite and Zalaga on the BBC Micro as it reminds me of the fun teenage years before I had a care in the world.
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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by atari030 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:59 pm

Rescue on Fractalus, Alternate Reality, Star Raiders, Pole Position, The Last Starfighter, Spy Hunter, Seven Cities of Gold, Moon Patrol.... they just amazed me. I guess I'm showing my age. :roll:
I was in my twenties when I got an ST and it was pretty extraordinary. Millennium 2.2, Sim City and Civilization held me captive for hours.

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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by f1lupo » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:06 am

Archon
Ultima IV
PitStop
Cannon Fodder
Deluxe Galaga
BOH
QIE
addicted to Amiga hardware for far too long :twisted:

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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by IngoQ » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:53 pm

On my Atari 130XE it was Gyrus... played it for hours and hours... Rescue on Fractalus was also great. And my alltime-allmachine favorite: Arkanoid.

On the ST I got hooked on Carrier Command. Never was good on the strategic part, but I loved this open world feeling, and would just explore and experiment, until the other side won :-D
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Re: A game that means something to you

Post by Darklord » Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:45 pm

Dungeon Master

Ultima (3, 4, 5)

The Bards Tale

Back in the mid to late 80's I was single and had just built a small
A-Frame house. My father, who worked a very early shift at the
time, would drive by about 3am, on his way to work. He'd see me
through the window, banging away on the keyboard of my ST,
playing these games.

He wanted to know what in the world (besides a girl) could keep
me up that late at night. :)
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