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post #121 of 136
I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...



And the last home video game system I owned was the Atari 2600 with Tank, Space Invaders, Asteroids and I definitely remember how excited I was when Defender was released for the home system!
post #122 of 136
Bradford, they're porting that game to the iPhone's app store. Its still got some legs apparently.
post #123 of 136
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I meant the original Doom!
Weird, because you clearly said Doom 3 twice.
post #124 of 136
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i loved these two games.
only way to destroy legions of thugs in DD was your elbow

I could never perfect that against the big dudes. The jump kick was always safer.

Worst thing about Double Dragon on the OG Nintendo -- there was no save option. If you died against the final boss, you had to start all over.
post #125 of 136
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Weird, because you clearly said Doom 3 twice.
...yeah, no shit. If I was thinking Doom 3, why would I write Doom instead? Within the same fucking paragraph?
post #126 of 136
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...yeah, no shit. If I was thinking Doom 3, why would I write Doom instead? Within the same fucking paragraph?

I think you are lost.
post #127 of 136
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I could never perfect that against the big dudes. The jump kick was always safer.

Worst thing about Double Dragon on the OG Nintendo -- there was no save option. If you died against the final boss, you had to start all over.


It's called "NES hard." It's funny because the first people hear that phrase they know exactly* what it means. Well, anyone who played a lot of NES...
post #128 of 136
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Do you have the first issue too? It's at my grandma's somewhere but it's cool. We got the game with it too. Also, nintendo power sent us a copy of Dragon Warrior (original one) for free too. Loved that game. I think we got a copy of final fantasy 1 at some point too. Nintendo power was great early on with freebies.

That was how I first subscribed to Nintendo Power. Dragon Warrior was my first RPG and it caused a curse on me, because after that I couldn't get enough for a long time. My favorite has to be Final Fantasy 3 on the SNES. I spent months on that.

I recently pulled out all my old NES and SNES games. I started an old game on Dragon Warrior II, and using GameFAQs I figured out where I'd left it like 7 years ago. I still can't beat it. Getting from the shrine to Hargon's castle is a bitch. You use up all your MP and then you have to get through the castle. Pisses me off.

Have to add Maniac Mansion to the list. I loved that game when I was younger and just went through it again and still enjoyed it.

All the Icom games were sweet too. I had Deja Vu, Shadowgate, and Uninvited on Nintendo. Shadowgate was the hardest to figure out but all were great. The music for Deja Vu totally got you in the old school, 30's detective mode, and Uninvited was pretty scary as a kid. I had a two pack of Deja Vu I and II for the old original Macintosh that my mom got from work when they upgraded their computers, which I played to death.
post #129 of 136
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I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...



I had the even more primitive basketball game like that.

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And the last home video game system I owned was the Atari 2600 with Tank, Space Invaders, Asteroids and I definitely remember how excited I was when Defender was released for the home system!

Don't forget Missile Command!
post #130 of 136
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I could never perfect that against the big dudes. The jump kick was always safer.

Worst thing about Double Dragon on the OG Nintendo -- there was no save option. If you died against the final boss, you had to start all over.

I always thought the worst thing about Double Dragon on the OG Nintendo that there was no "Double". It was only one player and you had to earn points to get better moves.
post #131 of 136
I loved asteroids.

and street fighter. Mortal combat was good. But I guess these arent really classic.
post #132 of 136
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I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...



I bought my little brother the "Head to Head" version of this game (seems to me it was modular so you could play different games on it) mostly so I could play it -- good times!
post #133 of 136
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Did anyone ever beat Oregon Trail? I have tried so many different strategies for that game and just can't beat it. Any tips?
post #134 of 136
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Did anyone ever beat Oregon Trail? I have tried so many different strategies for that game and just can't beat it. Any tips?

Go as the Banker, buy 3 wagon wheels, 2 wagon axels, 500 pounds of food and 15 boxes of bullets.

Hunt when your food runs out and always ford the river.

Good Luck.
post #135 of 136
Has anyone played Bo Jackson Baseball?
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