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The classic video game thread

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

  1. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...

    [​IMG]

    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!
     
  2. breakz

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    Bradford, they're porting that game to the iPhone's app store. Its still got some legs apparently.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    I meant the original Doom!
    Weird, because you clearly said Doom 3 twice.
     
  4. FiveFiveFive

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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.
     
  5. Connemara

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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?
     
  6. Tokyo Slim

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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.
     
  7. RedLantern

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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...
     
  8. Mike

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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.
     
  9. unpainted huffheinz

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    I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...

    [​IMG]


    I had the even more primitive basketball game like that.

    Don't forget Missile Command!
     
  10. Slopho

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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.
     
  11. Domindart

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    I loved asteroids.

    and street fighter. Mortal combat was good. But I guess these arent really classic.
     
  12. eg1

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    I spent hours playing Mattel Football as a kid...

    [​IMG]


    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! [​IMG]
     
  13. thetieguy

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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?
     
  14. Slopho

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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.
     
  15. meader

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    Has anyone played Bo Jackson Baseball?
     
  16. RedLantern

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    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.


    You can't ford many of the rivers. Anythin deeper than 2.5 feet and you're probably losing at least one party member. If it is a small river float it, otherwise hire the indians to help you.
     

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