The classic video game thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by thetieguy, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    The City of Brotherly Kimchi
    Was at work today and decided to take some pictures when the boss wasn't watching. Hope you enjoy, more to come in the future.



    [​IMG]
    Robotron



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Original Mrs. Pac-Man



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Mini Missile Command



    [​IMG]
    Mini Asteroids



    [​IMG]
    "Class of 1981" combo Mrs. Pac-Man & Galaga



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Neo-Geo with Metal Slug running.



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Pinball heads, game boards, inside a WWF Wrestle Mania
     


  2. FiveFiveFive

    FiveFiveFive Senior member

    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    The best N64 game had to be Goldeneye and Perfect Dark. No contest.

    Brutally disappointed that Wii Shop doesn't have "GoldenEye" up, and from what I've read, it's probably not happening anytime soon.

    Maybe it's because I grew up in the early 80s, but I wouldn't consider anything after Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo a classic video game. It's too modern, and the graphics aren't crappy enough. Crappy graphics and sound effects are a must.

    My top-five classics
    1. Tecmo Bowl -- we'll still break this out on some nights if we're drunk enough.
    2. RBI Baseball -- my proudest college moment: pitching a nine-inning no-hitter by using Mike Krukow.
    3. Contra -- the all-time classic code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, B, A, start. Most people liked the "S" spread gun, but I always prefered the "M" machine gun.
    4. Mike Tyson's Punchout -- i bought this on Wii Shop recently, breezed through the game like it was nothing, then got to Soda Popinski and got knocked the f**k out. my reflexes are dusted. i'm a good 15 years past my video-game prime.
    5. Rygar -- you might have preferred Zelda, but i thought the levels and bosses and overall navigation/gameplay of Rygar was more clever and fun.
     


  3. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    The City of Brotherly Kimchi
    Sega's Mortal Kombat blood activation code = A B A C A B B (during copyrights and credits screen at start) and you will hear the Scorpion chant "Get over here!" [​IMG]
     


  4. ts4them

    ts4them Senior member

    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    Does anyone else remember Tempest? I loved that one.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. Kas

    Kas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    [​IMG]

    I remember meeting Reptile for the first time when I was 6 years old. He killed me, of course.

    [​IMG]
     


  6. B1FF

    B1FF Senior member

    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2007
    Does anyone else remember Tempest? I loved that one.

    That reminds me... Anyone else have fond memories of playing on a Vectrex?
     


  7. ryoneo

    ryoneo Senior member

    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    58
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2008
    Location:
    The City of Brotherly Kimchi
    Does anyone else remember Tempest? I loved that one.
    I just played that last week. It's hard as hell, but very fun.
    [\\QUOTE] That reminds me... Anyone else have fond memories of playing on a Vectrex?
    These types of games use vector monitors. Very clear and bright. I also, had a chance to work on a GRAVITAR last week that used one of these monitors. But my favorite has to be Star Wars and Asteroids.
     


  8. spertia

    spertia Senior member

    Messages:
    2,186
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    We had a full-size Frogger arcade game at my father's house when I was growing up. I think he bought it rather cheaply at a random auction or something. No idea what ultimately happened to it.
     


  9. upstarter

    upstarter Senior member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    [​IMG]

    I remember meeting Reptile for the first time when I was 6 years old. He killed me, of course.

    [​IMG]


    wow, i forgot about fatalities
     


  10. upstarter

    upstarter Senior member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    Yeah, N64 may not be classic yet, but OoT was certainly the best game ever made.

    StarFox was a close second.

    Don't try to argue, these are facts.


    Banjo-Kazooie, surprisingly, was also a CLASSIC. As good as Mario 64, imo.
     


  11. breakz

    breakz Senior member

    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    I'm all about the (somewhat) classic PC gaming. I'll break out Half Life and Deus Ex on occasion just for some fun.

    Tokyo, now that I've got my DS all homebrew'd up, I'll be playing Earthbound for the first time. Chrono Trigger, too.

    My classics: Final Fantasy 3, Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Yoshi's Island.
     


  12. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    2,285
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2007
    Location:
    Dirty South
    I will challenge anyone to a game of galaga, anywhere any time [​IMG]
     


  13. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

    Messages:
    19,179
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Where Eagles Dare!
    Tokyo, now that I've got my DS all homebrew'd up, I'll be playing Earthbound for the first time. Chrono Trigger, too.

    Prepare to say goodbye to two months or so of your life. [​IMG]

    Worth it though.
     


  14. cheessus

    cheessus Senior member

    Messages:
    2,585
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Location:
    Palo Alto/Santa Clara


  15. thetieguy

    thetieguy Senior member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    The 3rd barrel stage of DOnkey Kong is killing me right now. I can't get past it.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by