Your very favorite video game?

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  1. Tyto

    Tyto Senior member

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    My top picks (number 1's [this week] in bold):

    Console: Space Invaders (Atari 2600), Donkey Kong Jr. (Colecovision), Virtua Tennis (Dreamcast), Super Mario Bros (SNES), Super Smash Bros Melee (GC), Super Monkey Ball 2 (GC)

    PC: Leisure Suit Larry, Grim Fandango, Rogue Spear, MS Combat Flight Simulator (WWII), Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, Duke Nukem 3D, Doom 2

    Arcade: Dragon's Lair, Q-Bert, Ms. Pac-Man, Vs. Excitebike, Donkey Kong, Super Sprint
     


  2. shoreman1782

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    Great thread! Anyone have any recs for Mac-compatible emulators to play these games? I had a bunch back in the late 90s, but those were usntable and I haven't bothered looking in ages. I never really got too into series or more esoteric titles --

    Console:
    NES: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (I still paly this occasionally. Takes 20 minutes to get to Tyson, but he's effing impossible; I'm not patient enough), the first hockey game (play the all fat guy team), Legend of Zelda, Rush'n'Attack
    SNES: FF: Mystic Quest
    N64: Goldeneye
    Genesis: NHLPA mid-90s, Mortal Kombat with the blood


    I had a brief stint in arcades, early 90s. I'm guessing these games were all by the same company: XMen, Ninja Turtles, Simpsons.

    Computer: Wolfenstein, Oregon Trail, Diablo, Snood.

    Anyone play pinball?
     


  3. tsloop

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    Console: GTA, KOTOR, Kung Fu(NES), Virtua Tennis, Tiger Woods, Thief.
    PC: Diablo 2, Star Wars: Jedi Knight,

    Overall Diablo 2 is probably my favorite game, I always seem to go back to it, usually a couple times a year I'll bring it out, dl a new mod and play it way too much for a few days or so.
     


  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Great thread! Anyone have any recs for Mac-compatible emulators to play these games? I had a bunch back in the late 90s, but those were usntable and I haven't bothered looking in ages. I never really got too into series or more esoteric titles --

    Console:
    NES: Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (I still paly this occasionally. Takes 20 minutes to get to Tyson, but he's effing impossible; I'm not patient enough), the first hockey game (play the all fat guy team), Legend of Zelda, Rush'n'Attack
    SNES: FF: Mystic Quest
    N64: Goldeneye
    Genesis: NHLPA mid-90s, Mortal Kombat with the blood


    I had a brief stint in arcades, early 90s. I'm guessing these games were all by the same company: XMen, Ninja Turtles, Simpsons.

    Computer: Wolfenstein, Oregon Trail, Diablo, Snood.

    Anyone play pinball?


    Maim has always worked great for me and my mac. Recommended, if you haven't already tried.

    Im not a pinball player... but, I still love em and one day I wish I could have my own machine.
     


  5. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

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    I'm sure I'm leaving some out, but here we go.

    Favorite: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (PS2)

    Runners-up:
    All Metal Gear Solid games
    Final Fantasy VII
    Mario 64
    Most of the Resident Evil games
    Half-Life 1 and 2
    Doom 1, 2, and 3
    Quake 1 and 2
    GTA: Vice City
     


  6. Lamo

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    fallout
    mechwarrior 2 mercenaries
    baldur's gate
    xwing vs. tie fighter
    dark forces 1 and 2
    mdk
     


  7. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I was always more of a PC gamer:

    Best game of all-time:

    Asheron's Call (the PK server):
    You could kill other players and take their stuff and keep them out of the best areas in the game. It made for a thrilling gaming experience because a very nasty form of competition to emerged. However, it also made your friends all the more important. Constantly shifting alliances kept things interesting. Getting gang-raped and being killed over and over by a group of players camping out at your lifestone was frustrating at times, but the added risk is what made it fun and worth playing. That's what most "carebears" never understood.

    It was also one of the few MMORPGs that depended more on player skill than on the strength of his character, meaning that it wasn't made impossible by stats for a level 40 to kill a level 50 or 60 if he was good enough.

    Every other game after AC made me feel like I was running around neutered (and in effect I was).

    Ultima Online: I only played it after AC, but this is the game that started it (MMORPGs) all . At one point you could loot other players' houses, steal their boats, take all their posessions, etc.
     


  8. raley

    raley Senior member

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    PC:

    SC/BW, Diablo 2, EQ (Pre-Kunark), WoW

    Non-PC:

    Mario 3, Mario 64, Goldeneye Multiplayer
    LoZ: LttP, FFVII, Chrono Trigger, Xenogears
     


  9. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Some of my favorites...

    Computer:

    CS
    BF2: SF
    BG2
    Rainbow Six 2

    Sega CD:

    Dark Wizard

    NES:


    Temco Bowl
    Zelda
    Metal Gear
    Contra

    64:

    Goldeneye
    Mario Cart

    Dreamcast:

    Soul Calibur

    PS2:

    FFVII
    Metal Gear Solid
    Shadow of the Colossus

    Xbox:

    Halo/Halo2
    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    College Football 2005
     


  10. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Alpha Centauri.

    Grim Fandango.

    Max Payne 2.
     


  11. esquire.

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    I'm more old school.

    I prefer the classics like Pong in the arcade and the old Atari games.

    Today's games have better graphics than their predecesors, but I find that the games today are missing something that those older games had.

    I'd rather play foosball or ping pong than today's video games.
     


  12. shellshock

    shellshock Forum Mascot

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    i <3 manny calavera! [​IMG]
     


  13. Arethusa

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    i <3 manny calavera! [​IMG]
    Damn straight. I forgot to mention No One Lives Forever, 1 and 2. Cate Archer is my girl.
     


  14. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    Ninja Turtles Arcade
     


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    Ninja Turtles Arcade

    That was a fun game, used to play it a lot at burger king along with the X-Men arcade.
     


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