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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:05:44
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Or not.

As the oldest woman on this forum (Grinning), I feel it's my duty to educate the toddlers here (Hi GG!) with some good old games, or actually some not so good games but coated with nostalgia.

My first console/computer/gaming system was a videopac, gift from my mother when I was 4 or 5. I have to admit that most of games were pretty lame and awfully repetitive. I have much better memory from my Amstrad (ok technically it was my brother's but I think I played it way more than him) and some great games like Arkanoid, cauldron, sorcery, jet set willy, Sacred armour of antirad, Fruity frank... and sooo much more. And, I must admit, so many games that I never finished Nyaa

So it's time for me to put some Amstrad games in my backlog and finish the quest to completion that I began so many years ago! Wish me luck, the first game is Infernal Runner.

Infernal runner is a 1985 game, first on C64 it was ported on the Amstrad by someone kinda famous: Eric Chahi.
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What? you don't know who Eric Chahi is? Shame on you! It's just mister Hearth of darkness, Another world.And kind enough to permit the downloading of his old games.
So Infernal runner is one of the first gore game, you play someone trapped in a mansion full of deadly traps. Picks, laser, pterodactyl, snakes and other acid bath, above that all, you get hungry and you need to find some food to continue your quest. As you can guess, the aim is going out of the mansion.



I think I tried every single death in this game and I don't remember being able to finish it when I was 8, so I decided to play it again and I was really scared to realise that I remembered everything oO even 24 years after. Hell, I even remembered the deadly short cut that you must not take!

With theses memories and my actual gaming skill (yeah right, like I have that Nyaa) I was able to actually finished the game and was quite disappointing in its length and it's total non-re-playability. The hi-score being at the max if you manage to beat the game >_>. But well, the 8 years old inside me is very proud of having beaten this game! And I must admit that I had fun trying all the way to die once again Nyaa

Next game on my list: pyjamarama! 25 years after the return of the un-understandable game o/

And you, are you playing some really old game to make your young self proud? Happy

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:40:11
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Ooh nostalgia kick. Haven't heard of most of those titles but that image sure makes me think of a whole bunch of games of that era.

I don't know about good but I was just trying  star trek next generation - final unity. (Pc adventure game)

I never played it before even though I had tried the 25th anniversary game and judgement rites - pretty good original star trek adventure games. (I remember one scene where I knocked out a bad guy in a burning building and point and clicked on his body intending to rifle through his pockets looking for something to take. Instead your character hauls the body out of the burning building and you get extra points for being so heroic and selfless. Save him ... yeah... that's what I meant to do.)
This one hasn't grown on me yet seeing that you can easily fail just by picking wrong answers in a dialogue tree. But hey, all the original cast voices are in there so I can't resist the nostalgia.
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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 10:25:39
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Mekere said:
Or not.

As the oldest woman on this forum (Grinning), I feel it's my duty to educate the toddlers here (Hi GG!) with some good old games, or actually some not so good games but coated with nostalgia.

You're mistaken. SteelAttack is the oldest woman on this forum Nyaa

OMG, nice to have Europeans here that remember the Amstrad, I had the CPC64. Man, playing games from cassettes was unbelievable. It took so looooong to load anything. I had the version of Final Fight and used to sit there, hoping the tape wouldn't get chewed up LOL

It got stolen in a burglary though when we were on holiday though

amstrad_cpc464.jpgSad

My other favourite memory is playing the NES version of TMNT at a friends house, this friend was half Irish, half Black and he had this massive afro, so big you were actually conscious of it bumping into your face when sitting next to him.

And his mother was a chain smoker, so the house stank. LOL

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:04:03
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Wait a minute, it's all making sense.  You're just the Hamster in drag!

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:09:55
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Man that keyboard reminds me of the good old days. Why dont we have colour keys on keyboards anymore?

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:13:31
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Yodariquo said:
Wait a minute, it's all making sense.  You're just the Hamster in drag!

Wait, what? Who? oO'



gamingeek said:

Man that keyboard reminds me of the good old days. Why dont we have colour keys on keyboards anymore?

Because you're not supposed to look at your keyboard while typing Nyaa But yeah ok, that makes keyboards boring.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:18:13
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Mekere said:

Yodariquo said:
Wait a minute, it's all making sense.  You're just the Hamster in drag!

 Wait, what? Who? oO'

Yes, yes, you need to be brought  up to speed.  Ravenprose is better known as "The Hamster" (see what happens when you change your avatar, Hamster?!  CHAOS!!).  To understand, see his Top 10 Games of All-time list.  Also note my #1 a few posts down *glares*

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:22:06
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ohhh I see. And well.. I can't say I agree with his list. So maybe he is just as old as me and that's all Nyaa

That's great by the way, I will have someone old enough to remember when the world was in black and white with dinausors all aroud! Good ol' days ^^

[edit]... oops. I kinda feel the urge to play mario RPG, I don't know why *whistles*
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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:27:56
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Mekere, did you ever get the BBC Micro in France? We used to play text adventures in school.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:30:56
Erf, we had a computer at school for sure, but I don't remember if it was a BBC micro. We used to draw stuff with the turtle (left 10, up 20...) and maybe did a little Basic programing. But my memories are blurry :/
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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:38:29


This is the one REALLY retro game that I still enjoy playing today. Love me some Pitfall, even today.  It was the first video game that I ever beat, and to this day it's still one I enjoy playing. I bust it out on occasion the Atari plug-and-play thing that we have. Unfortunately it seems my skills have deteriorated as I haven't been able to finish it in 10 years now. Maybe it's my lack of interest in really wanting to relearn the game, maybe it's my inability to adapt to an old 2600 controller, or maybe I just suck, but regardless of the reason I still have fun.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:46:43

Mekere said:
We used to draw stuff with the turtle.

Mind blown.

You french kids are so privilegled, what with the complimentary turtles, holding pens in their little mouths, to write with.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 13:54:23
I think it was also the name of the program. Or maybe it was a butterfly ^^' Actually it was just the pointer that was drawing wich was in shape of a butterfly turtle. Graah, can't remember precisely. I remember drawing a character with that though.
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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:06:18

Yodariquo said:
Mekere said:

Yodariquo said:
Wait a minute, it's all making sense.  You're just the Hamster in drag!

Wait, what? Who? oO'

Yes, yes, you need to be brought  up to speed.  Ravenprose is better known as "The Hamster" (see what happens when you change your avatar, Hamster?!  CHAOS!!).  To understand, see his Top 10 Games of All-time list.  Also note my #1 a few posts down *glares*

LOL

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:13:57

gamingeek said:

It got stolen in a burglary though when we were on holiday though

Sad

How many times have you been robbed, GG?

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:56:18

Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

It got stolen in a burglary though when we were on holiday though

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How many times have you been robbed, GG?

 Only twice. The Amstrad was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back. 

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:30:51

gamingeek said:

Mekere said:
We used to draw stuff with the turtle.

Mind blown.

You french kids are so privilegled, what with the complimentary turtles, holding pens in their little mouths, to write with.

 LOL In Australia we had to draw stuff with Puggles (baby Echidnas). Our first school computer was a lone TRS-80.  There were only 3 computers in our town then (I had a TRS-80 as well, then some other loser had an Apple).

I do play old games quite a bit, but it helps when they've been moved to a new format (so I can play them on the go, or not have to turn on my CRTV).

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:36:07

aspro said:

Our first school computer was a lone TRS-80.

We had those. I remember after class trying out a cassette loaded ascii character space shooting game with ships ripped off from star wars. This kind of stuff -    I<O>I    That game must have been like 4k in size. Beat the salami slicing game.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:39:10

aspro said:

gamingeek said:

Mekere said:
We used to draw stuff with the turtle.

Mind blown.

You french kids are so privilegled, what with the complimentary turtles, holding pens in their little mouths, to write with.

 LOL In Australia we had to draw stuff with Puggles (baby Echidnas). 

 I'm not sure whether you're privileged or just animal abusers. 

aspro said:

 There were only 3 computers the country then (I had a TRS-80 as well, then some other loser had an Apple).


 Fixed. 

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Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:48:24

angrymonkey said:

aspro said:

Our first school computer was a lone TRS-80.

We had those. I remember after class trying out a cassette loaded ascii character space shooting game with ships ripped off from star wars. This kind of stuff -    I<O>I    That game must have been like 4k in size. Beat the salami slicing game.

There were a lot of those. |=O=| 

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