The Old School Is In Session

Discussion in 'Games' started by CloudClimber, Apr 30, 2002.

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  1. CloudClimber Jedi Master

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    May 27, 1999
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    Atari 2600, 5200, 7800. Nintendo. Sega. Old systems with archaic technology, stupid story lines, and the worst music ever. But who doesn't love the games that made the games of today possible?

    I still fire up my Nintendo from time to time.

    What were your favorite games? In my opionion there are games from these systems that will always be unmatched by the games of today.

    Some of my Nintendo favorites include:
    • RC ProAm
    • Pro Wrestling
    • Metroid


    I'll post some more later but I want to know about those games that you guys like. It might help me to remember some that I'm forgetting.

    The old school rocks.
  2. DRK_HLMT Force Ghost

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    Dec 7, 2001
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    I still have my old Atari 2600 and I break it out every once in a while for nostalgia. My favorite games that I have are: Empire Strikes Back, Yar's Revenge, Adventure, Missile Command, Indian Jones, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong from Colecovision, can't think of any more, but those were some of my favorite.
  3. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    Aug 7, 2000
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    Mike Tysons Puchout on Nintendo!

    Boo yah!!!
  4. Theedage Jedi Master

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    I disagree with 'stupid story lines' the DW series had a nice bunch of them. Also for sega, shining force had a good one also and there's a bunch more games out there, zelda etc, that had good story lines, games today lack story lines with developers trying to beat the story with eye candy.
  5. CloudClimber Jedi Master

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    Good point. Now that I think of it, there were some good storylines. And that is something that the older games just don't have.

    How could I forget Zelda? And Punch-Out! Star...uppercut!!

    Some others

    • Ikari Warriors
    • Metroid
    • Metal Gear
  6. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    The Legend Of Zelda: A Link TO The Past


















    Awesome.
  7. E_Greyshadow Jedi Knight

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    Ahh, old school gaming.

    Intellivision:
    Burger Time
    Utopia (quite possibly the best game ever made)
    Lock & Chase

    Sega Master System:
    Action Fighter (sort of a rip-off of Spy Hunter)
    Cyborg Hunter (really hard game, I've only beaten it once)
    Gangster Town (Great light gun game)

    Anyone else adding to these lists?
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Mercenary on the Commodore Plus/4 (& C64). 3D Vector graphics. Flight / ground / indoor environments and great puzzles with 3 or 4 different ways to win the game.

    [image=http://home.bip.net/magnus.welander/misc/mercenar.gif]

    Those were the days! :D





  9. Dan Force Ghost

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    Mar 15, 1999
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    I recently used a Q-tip and vaseline to get my NES to work. I fired up the original Zelda and played around with it. It's still a ton of fun.
  10. MarkI Former TFN Games Staff

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    Tetris on the good old black and white Game Boy. I still play it to this day. A true classic.
  11. CloudClimber Jedi Master

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    May 27, 1999
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    Burger Time! God, I forgot that one.


    E.T. on the Atari 2600 had me absolutely hooked.
  12. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    Sega Master System for me...I got addicted to Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Lousy storyline, poor graphics and all...but for some reason I couldn't stop playing it! :)

    Sonic was fun also, those old-school platformers were da bomb back then. :D
  13. Jomero Jedi Knight

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    Jun 3, 1999
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    Intellivision owned! (Well not really, but it was all we had when I was 5 since my mom won it from a radio contest)

    Fun games I remember:

    -Frog Bog
    -Star Strike
    -Kool-Aid Man
    -Las Vegas Poker & Blackjacck (I was one of the only 5 year olds who knew how to play poker, 7 card stud, blackjack, and gamble. Such morals)
  14. wan-bo-tak Jedi Master

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    Nov 10, 2001
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    Super Contra, Pengo and of course

    Michael Jackson: Moonwalker!!

    Oh it's true....it's DAMN true!! :D
  15. barnsthefatjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 17, 2001
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    Lotus Turbo Esprit Challenge I & II on the Amiga.

    :D
  16. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Amiga is now old school??

    // sob //

    I feel old-school now.

    Anyway I had the most fun on the Amiga with Kickoff (and Speedball2 - though that may have actually been on my 386).
  17. barnsthefatjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 17, 2001
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    "Ice cream, Ice cream"

    "Replay, get ready"
  18. tenorjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Pong
    River Raid
    Pitfall (the sequel to the first)
    Berzerk (That crazy bouncing guy was awsome)
    Who could forget Ghostbusters for the Atari as well.
    Joust
    Zelda

    Those were simple straight out fun
  19. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    Proud to say i still own the following systems:

    * Atari 2600 (complete with stock walnut finish)
    * NES
    * SNES
    * Commodore 64

    with the exception of the C64 which operates intermittently, they are all fucntional.

    Some of my games include

    ATARI
    - ghostbusters
    - asteroids
    - double dragon
    - pac man
    - yars revenge
    - joust

    NES
    - super mario 3
    - robotech
    - double dragon II
    - cobra triangle
    - zelda II - link's adventure

    SNES
    - Super Star Wars
    - Super Empire Strikes Back
    - Super Return of The Jedi

    C64
    - transformers (so basic, but still with cheesey theme music)
    - predator
    - wizard of wor
    - final fight
    - outrun

    i still fire them up form time to time, when all my primary school mates come over. times to reminice about playing the old TRON arcade game back in '84 - '90 along with other classic coin-ops like Operation Wolf, Gauntlet, Dragons Lair and of course, Street Fighter!

  20. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    Jun 15, 2001
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    Mah Gawd, Atari, that brings back memories, I must have been 5 the last time I had a go on one of them.

    Lets see...

    Ooh, Ooh, SpaceWar! SpaceWar!
    And Asteroid
    and DEFENDER!

    AND GAME AND WATCH!

    ARCADE

    Outrun
    PaperBoy
    HangOn

    ATARI

    Breakout
    Empire Strikes Back
    R-Type

    SPECCY

    Dizzy
    Head Over Heels
    Maniac Miner
    Jet Set Willy

    MASTER SYSTEM

    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Alex Kidd

    SNES

    Legend Of Zelda
    StarWing
    Plok
    Super Mario All Stars
    Super Mario World
    Secret Of Mana
    Chrono Trigger
    Smash Tennis

    ...Best Days of Our Lives.
  21. Kai_Halicon Jedi Master

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    Jun 12, 2002
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    and there's nothing more hilarious than playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the arcade when intoxicated in front of a crowd of onlookers.

    *gah....must stop speaking from personal experience*

    game systems like PS2, Xbox and Game Cube are great an all, but you can't beat the "tru-skool flava" of stuff like Texas Instruments (was that what it was called), Intellevion, Atari, Turbo Grafix 16 and my badass old Atari Lynx!

  22. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 18, 1999
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    Atari 2600
    Pac Man
    Ms. Pacman
    Pole Position
    Araknoid
    Frogger
    Defender
    Q-Bert
    Pitfall
    Star Wars-ESB
    Star Wars-Jedi Arena
    Galaga
    Burgertime
    Astroids
    Donkey Kong

    NES
    Mike Tyson's Punchout
    Legend of Zelda
    Metroid
    Super Mario Bros.
    Tecmo Bowl
  23. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 1999
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    Can't believe I missed this thread.

    Intellivision:
    Burger Time
    Utopia (quite possibly the best game ever made)
    Lock & Chase


    Those were great games. Also loved Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Night Stalker and Tron Deadly Discs. Luckily I ordered a disc a while back that has a history of Intellivision, pictures, videos and a lot of games from Intellivisionlives.com. I just checked there again, and there's another disc out you can order. If you don't want to buy them, they also have games you can download for free. I suggest you check it out.
  24. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    WHat about Bruce Lee for C64? You could play 2 player, one as ol Bruce, one as the Sumo!

    Or there was Pitfall for 2600, and Superman!

    So many memories!

    On my Sega MSII, I have to say I loved Asterix.

    E_S
  25. Crix-Madine Force Ghost

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    Aug 7, 2000
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    Gotta respect the atari, gotta respect...

    RESPECT! RESPECT! RESPECT!!!
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