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Vintage games: The classics.

Post by exelis » 28 Aug 2006 20:59

Which games do you still think about today, even though they've been out for years (decades?!)?

Do you play them still? Have you tried emulators, bought newer versions, do you still have the orginal NES, atari or commodore 64 waiting for the day you decide to boot it up again?

My favorite game of all time is probably Wasteland, a 1987 (heck, some of you might not even have been born then) role-playing epic set in the post-nuclear American west. It was the first game of that type that I completed (all on my own, too, no hint books), and my friends and I still make references to it today (a big example would be while watching an action or horror movie and saying "wow, he got splattered into a fine red mist." - italics being a quote from the game.)

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Post by Phife » 28 Aug 2006 22:42

Tecmo Bowl for the NES and Sega.

I think about it all the time. I try to imagine how a good player now would be on that game. It is fun.
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Post by Pitchit » 28 Aug 2006 22:46

Phife wrote:I try to imagine how good player now would be on that game.
SPEAK ENGRISH!!

Super Spike V-Ball for the original Play Station. That game was money!

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Post by smash » 29 Aug 2006 01:52

I am forever a junkie of Lucas Arts' Tie Fighter for the PC. And yes, I still play. Once every couple of years I fire it up and play. I still have my Logitech ForceFeedback joystick and enjoy the game immensley.

A long lost favorite pc game was defender of the crown. It was EGA (thats how old it was). I've tried old emulators and pc slow down applications, but it can't handle the parts of the game where you key mash...it always crashes.

I also had a really old EGA game about israel/middle eastern conflict. It was called like "Global conflict" or something like that. It was a very Risk like game. I wish I could remember more about it...

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Post by efilflah » 29 Aug 2006 04:01

Lucasarts made some excellent games, especially of the point and click variety (The Dig, DOTT, SAMHTR, IJATFOA etc.), I don't think anyone could touch them in the adventure game genre, and like Smash said, Tie-Fighter (along with X-Wing) was crack in space. There was something about firing a nicely locked set of torpedos and seeing your target explode into bits, or doing your routine escort mission for a good 15 minutes thinking all is well then being ambushed and having to change your whole strategy, that has yet to be bettered in any of the newer space sims. Hell even Outlaws was pretty good.

There are so many games I love though, I can't even begin to make a favourites list....but I know Crusader: No Remorse would be on there, that game was badass.

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Post by Zorak » 29 Aug 2006 04:10

Speaking of point and click LucasArts game, I loved the Monkey Island games. They were genuinely funny and a blast to play.
The Quest for Glory (or originally 'Hero's Quest') games are legendary for me. I need to find a copy of the anthology that was released years ago.

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Post by Dex » 29 Aug 2006 05:10

efilflah wrote:Lucasarts made some excellent games, especially of the point and click variety (The Dig, DOTT, SAMHTR, IJATFOA etc.), I don't think anyone could touch them in the adventure game genre, and like Smash said, Tie-Fighter (along with X-Wing) was crack in space. There was something about firing a nicely locked set of torpedos and seeing your target explode into bits, or doing your routine escort mission for a good 15 minutes thinking all is well then being ambushed and having to change your whole strategy, that has yet to be bettered in any of the newer space sims. Hell even Outlaws was pretty good.

There are so many games I love though, I can't even begin to make a favourites list....but I know Crusader: No Remorse would be on there, that game was badass.
I remember "The Digg"... that game was HARD.
Another difficult one was about some guy and his motorcycle... full throttle?

And yes, Crusader: No Remorse was freaking SWEET.

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Post by efilflah » 29 Aug 2006 05:25

Shit man, I forgot about Full Throttle for a second, I dunno how though, because that was one of their best :blink:

In contrast though, it was probably one of the easiest and shortest of their selection, but like Max Payne, it was all about the story and the cinematic experience which is why I loved it so much. Using the ramp to chip off the cats eyes on the road so that those night vision goggles biker thugs wouldn't chase you, then jumping over the gorge with the hover unit....TENSE MOMENT.

I recently replayed and completed Crusader: No Remorse with DOSBox, it's still just as kickass as it ever was. Only problem was that the copy I found didn't have the movie files so there was no story to follow. I actually still have the disc somewhere but it's scratched to fuck and has something sticky on it that I'm not quite sure about :|

Anyone remember this puzzle game on the Snes?
http://www.megalong.com/games/game.asp?gameID=2619

T'was awesome.

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Post by smash » 29 Aug 2006 06:01

efilflah wrote:Shit man, I forgot about Full Throttle for a second, I dunno how though, because that was one of their best :blink:

In contrast though, it was probably one of the easiest and shortest of their selection, but like Max Payne, it was all about the story and the cinematic experience which is why I loved it so much. Using the ramp to chip off the cats eyes on the road so that those night vision goggles biker thugs wouldn't chase you, then jumping over the gorge with the hover unit....TENSE MOMENT.

I recently replayed and completed Crusader: No Remorse with DOSBox, it's still just as kickass as it ever was. Only problem was that the copy I found didn't have the movie files so there was no story to follow. I actually still have the disc somewhere but it's scratched to fuck and has something sticky on it that I'm not quite sure about :|

Anyone remember this puzzle game on the Snes?
http://www.megalong.com/games/game.asp?gameID=2619

T'was awesome.
Max Payne ruled. Even the sequel did. the bullet time was a great concept, and I especially liked the dream/drug sequences.

Oh yeah, the comic book feel was fantastic as well.

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Post by turtle » 29 Aug 2006 06:06

i'd prolly have to go with Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

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Post by Seriously » 15 Jul 2007 12:21

Terranigma.


Earthbound.

And I personally liked Breath of Fire 2.
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Post by AngelBaby » 15 Jul 2007 12:26

Does Diablo II count as a classic yet? :unsure:

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Post by Umgawa » 15 Jul 2007 18:34

A few games that I break out every so often, because they amuse the hell out of me:
  • Anything by Tim Schafer, which means Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Monkey Island 2, Maniac Mansion 2, and Psychonauts. The guy's the last of a dying breed that started with guys like Al Lowe, Mark Crowe, and Scott Murphy, who use games to tell irreverent and generally hysterical stories. Sadly, games these days are all too serious with what little story they tend to have (read: Gears of War, Halo), so I tend not to enjoy them as much as the LucasArts classics. Barring Psychonauts, I'd say the last game to really fit into this category was probably Anachronox, by Tom Hall (who really doesn't work enough). No One Lives Forever and its sequel probably merit a mention in this section, too.
  • Most of the Sierra catalog from the Space Quest and King's Quest series, as well as a couple of the Leisure Suit Larry games (not including that horrible piece of crap they released back in 2004). Also, while we're on the subject of Sierra, if anyone still played it, I'd play Starsiege: Tribes until the end of time, as it's my favorite shooter ever, but it's old technology now, so people won't even play it now that it's free. Best dumpware ever, though.
  • I'd like to say Wing Commander: Privateer, but I don't actually boot that one up anymore, since Microsoft's Freelancer is essentially a graphical upgrade of Privateer with a better campaign.
  • Finally, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri is probably the best Civilization game ever made. There's a ton of stuff they did right in that game that really has yet to be matched by the two Civ games that have come out since, most notably terrain management.
I could go on about games like Bionic Commando (which Capcom really needs to turn into a first-person shooter) and the Final Fantasy series, but eventually someone will mention those, and I have to get about two hours' worth of sleep before work.

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Post by smash » 15 Jul 2007 18:52

Umgawa wrote: [*]I'd like to say Wing Commander: Privateer, but I don't actually boot that one up anymore, since Microsoft's Freelancer is essentially a graphical upgrade of Privateer with a better campaign.
Privateer always wins over Freelancer. Privateer you could fly into your enemies tail with full shields, ram them and then drop two missiles and watch disintegrate. This tactic didn't work in Freelancer.

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Post by gulliver » 15 Jul 2007 18:55

Umgawa wrote:Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Fucking loved those games.

However the one that really sticks out for me(having played it non-stop until I completed it) was Flashback on the Genesis/Megadrive. I much prefered the Sega version to the Snes one because of the faggity pink shirt Conrad had in the latter version. Also, even though the Snes was a more powerful machine, the graphics seemed a lot slicker on the Sega version.

GAY PINK T-SHIRTS AWAY!!

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