Your favorite childhood video game.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Frank Horrigan@BIS, Apr 29, 2003.


    POOPERSCOOPER It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 6, 2003

    Metal Slug is not abandonware, man. Their is still a market for that shit. NeoGeo is still alive believe it or not, and companies like Playmore(people who bought SNK) still have a list of games to be released on it.
  2. Friiser

    Friiser First time out of the vault

    Aug 16, 2005
    Intellivision Rocks! There are emulators out there for intellivision so the you can play the games on the PC. Not as cool as the actual thing, but fun nonetheless. I too love Tron: Deadly Disk [ the Recognizer was the best ]

    Other Intellivision games that rocked:

    D&D Treasure of Tarmin (also known as Minotaur)
    Lock & Chase
    Night Stalker
  3. Member of Khans

    Member of Khans Vault Dweller

    Aug 26, 2004
    Day of Tentacle a few years ago.
    Fallout 1 & 2 and Metal Gear Solid in younger times (and since I'm only 20 that does count as "childhood video game").
  4. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 26, 2005
    legacy of the ancients
    jumpman & jumpman jr.
    mail order monsters
    M.U.L.E. (best cutthroat game EVAR)
    wizard's crown
    buck rogers countdown to doomsday & matrix cubed

    (all on me ol' C64)
  5. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
    Nice gravediggin' there, Friiser.
  6. clercqer

    clercqer Senator oTO Orderite

    Feb 14, 2005
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Game Boy. Been in love with the series ever since (yes I'm a mincy faggot who plays Zelda; now piss off :P).
  7. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Yeah, 2+ years. Still, it seems everyone was just waiting for it to reappear.

    You're all too young, though. I remember seeing actual Space Invaders and Asteroids arcade machines in the late 70s when I was far too young to play them. In the early 80s my dad brought home from work an early form of laptop whose pixels were something like 1x1 mm on a small LCD screen. You could play Light Cycle (Tron) or a kind of bombing game that was quite fun and had a game idea I've never seen anywhere else. Later on there were Nintendo handheld thingies like Donkey Kong and actual colour graphics on the Spectrum! Atic Atac! It's shite now but back then it was awesome.
  8. Sandelfron

    Sandelfron First time out of the vault

    Aug 12, 2005
    Knightlore, Elite etc. Ah Space Invaders... Whenever I get
    disillusioned about games programming, I just think back
    to the one we had at the local cafe.. and how I could piss
    people off by pressing the reset button at the back. 8)
  9. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    oh god yeah good dig!

    SPECTOR! eh eh
    SPACE QUEST IV... ROGER WILLCO - And the time rippers (really the entire series is so good. Sierra should grave dig that)
    Lmfao ohh man, Bolo and Hell Cats on my old MacIISi
    Definately the Sonic series on SegaCD
    Ohh the memories
  10. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    aaaarrrrrrrr, ye lubberz! ye hit it right on the spot like a mug o' rum would!
    i'm ashamed to admit, that when i first tried it waaaay back that i gave up on it after yet another totally useless death.

    as for more games, i played commander keen, BoB & Tornado a lot.
    for the REAL oldies, i also loved one of those 2D artillery games i can remember the name of...
  11. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Pirates, Civilization, SimCity, Red Baron, F-19, Pitfall... who would remember them all?

    Macintosh Internet Information Services?
  12. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Super Mario RPG, Tecmo Super Bowl III, Paperboy

    Mmmm I'm not as old as you fellers but I still feel the nostalgia :)
  13. Lazarus Plus

    Lazarus Plus The smoovest

    Apr 1, 2005
    I started with Spy Hunter on the Commodore 64...

    Moved up to various Ataris and into the NES and SNES Golden Years...

    (FF2 was good times.)
  14. Sandelfron

    Sandelfron First time out of the vault

    Aug 12, 2005
    I'm still waiting for some old forum Ent to say something
    like "Temple of Apshai" on the Commodore PET (1979).
  15. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    Jul 26, 2005
    TELENGARD on the C64

    -- heh, i loved this game, i took the original source, and ran it thru the blitz basic compiler, added some timing tweaks and disk save game code... THEN the load times and game speed was perfect :)
  16. Sina

    Sina It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Aug 3, 2005
    I had no games when i was a child.....

    Only once..... me and my cousin got a greates video game of all time.
    It was in a small white box which had controls on either end.
    You could pplay as defender or atacker.
    defender had one small blue ship at the bottom of the screen that could move only left and right and shoot, and atacker would have 20 red ones that could move in any direction except back and could not shoot.

    what a game..... sigh.....
  17. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    eh eh eh... Wait, why is the word Internet being assosiated with my MacIIsi... It can't do it. It DONT have the POWER!

    *Pats Sina on the back* It's ok Sina... I know a good counselor, her name is Rebecca... 32, single... looks 25 5'10" dark hair brown eyes, Latin T&A... oh yeah, that’s counseling. ahh, I'll look up the number 1-900 something. eh eh
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    oooh i forgot:

    syndicate & syndicate wars
  19. Jahakob

    Jahakob First time out of the vault

    Aug 4, 2005
    Police quest and the Leisure suit Larry series (the ones Al Lowe was helping with), Simon the sorcerer?

    Have anyone played Hopkins FBI? So damn good looking adventure game. The gory hand-drawn movies gave it a Mature ESRB rating I think.
  20. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan

    May 27, 2004
    yeah it was ok. the movies were kinda fun too.

    however, as far as adventure games go, i'd rather go for monkey island