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2013-02-24 10:05:12 AM
Winter Games... aka, Repeatedly Falling On Your Ass in Figure Skating.
 
2013-02-24 10:10:06 AM
Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.
 
2013-02-24 11:02:21 AM

Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.


I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.
 
2013-02-24 11:06:39 AM

Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.


Holy crap I forgot all about that game, yeah it was great. Also Below the Root was something as well. I never did finish that one. (Apple //e)
 
2013-02-24 11:24:50 AM
Mmmm. Been there, but not really giving a shiat. Much more fun with games today.
 
2013-02-24 11:33:56 AM

Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.


Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.
 
2013-02-24 11:36:45 AM
Left out Defender of the Crown and Pirates!
 
2013-02-24 11:43:35 AM

J. Frank Parnell: Left out Defender of the Crown and Pirates!


Those were not under appreciated games. Both were bestsellers.
 
2013-02-24 11:44:34 AM
List fails without:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 11:46:31 AM

GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.


I popped for the yellow hi-lighter hint book and still didn't finish the damn game.
 
2013-02-24 11:47:20 AM
I loved The Goonies 2 game.
 
2013-02-24 11:47:36 AM
 
2013-02-24 11:51:14 AM

GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.


That was the VERY challenging part to get your hands on a Babelfish.  Trial and error.
 
2013-02-24 11:51:24 AM
The Goonies II was amazing.
 
2013-02-24 11:55:33 AM
I played HHGTTG before having read the book.

The game is MUCH harder (read: impossible) without having read the book.

Also, where is my Leather Goddesses of Phobos movie?!?!
 
2013-02-24 11:56:48 AM
I played Hitchhiker's guide a dozen times, but never made it off the damn planet.
 
2013-02-24 11:58:48 AM

librarianwah: Those were not under appreciated games. Both were bestsellers.


Ahh, yes. Forget everything i've said.
 
2013-02-24 12:02:00 PM

Alphax: GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.

That was the VERY challenging part to get your hands on a Babelfish.  Trial and error.


Holy shiat, that's right.  Completely forgot that!

BizarreMan:
I popped for the yellow hi-lighter hint book and still didn't finish the damn game.

Dang, I forgot about those, too.  I don't think I ever got one, but had a friend who did; IIRC that's how I eventually got past that step.  I don't recall ever finishing the game either, though.
 
2013-02-24 12:03:03 PM

buntz: I played HHGTTG before having read the book.

The game is MUCH harder (read: impossible) without having read the book.

Also, where is my Leather Goddesses of Phobos movie?!?!


Isn't that called 'Earth Girls are Easy', or was that the subtitle?

HHGTTG's 'Junk Mail' puzzle had you

A) Putting Ford's Satchel in front of a panel
B) Hanging your gown on a hook.
C) Blocking a drain with the towel
D) Putting junk mail on the satchel (Hope you remembered to get it from Earth)
E) Was the longest puzzle ever in an invisiclues hint book (So says my Lost Treasures of Infocom)
F) Inspired an actual T-Shirt: "I got the Babel Fish!"

Also, I remember Montezuma's Revenge as an awesome game on the Atari 5200 (the only game I remember from that system.)

And Finally, Did you Know: Below the Root came after the Green Sky Trilogy book sereis, and is considered canon by the authors.
 
2013-02-24 12:03:49 PM
Riddle of the Sphinx, imagic
Deathtrack
Atari raiders of the lost ark
Earth world
Oink
Beat em and eat em
 
2013-02-24 12:05:31 PM
At higher levels of difficulty, Montezuma's Revenge started making more and more of the screens 'in the dark', so you could only see a few things.. and you had to remember where and when to jump from memory.
 
2013-02-24 12:07:25 PM
War of the ring

Riders of Rohan, konami

Wizards and warriors blew
 
2013-02-24 12:07:45 PM
Play HHGG original text game here:
http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html

Enjoy!

/brought back some memories of old school gaming.
 
2013-02-24 12:09:00 PM
Earth Girls are Easy was a movie with Geena Davis and  Jim Carrey. He was a space alien that crashed his spaceship into her pool.
 
2013-02-24 12:12:34 PM
Nobunaga's Ambition
 
2013-02-24 12:13:14 PM

quizzical: I played Hitchhiker's guide a dozen times, but never made it off the damn planet.


I couldn't get out of the house
 
2013-02-24 12:16:16 PM
Arcade Tempest or GTFO
 
2013-02-24 12:17:10 PM
www.arcade-classics.com
I loved this game.
 
2013-02-24 12:18:37 PM

GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.


You were trying to prevent the babel fish, which you could get out of a dispensing machine, from shooting out of the dispensing machine, sliding on the floor and going down a drain. Each thing you did to prevent this would be countered either actively by some robot or ship function or by some improbable coincidence so that the babel fish would end up in the drain. You threw the junk mail to keet the flying clean up robots busy while you did the other 15 or so things (which I don't remember) you needed to do to get the babel fish in your ear.
 
2013-02-24 12:20:18 PM
First game reminds me of a better under appreciated one: Fordibben Forest
 
2013-02-24 12:20:30 PM
Love HHGTTG and RBI Baseball.

Monte's was okay kinda like an upgraded Pit Hunter.

Who the hell never played Wizards and Warriors?
 
2013-02-24 12:20:56 PM

Invisible Pedestrian: First game reminds me of a better under appreciated one: Fordibben Forest


Right up there with "Dyslexic Adventure Time"
 
2013-02-24 12:23:13 PM
I never eve knew about any of those games so I guess they were under appreciated. I'm tempted to post games I liked back in the day, but maybe they weren't under appreciated.

WTH, can we at least get some love for Sneakers?

www.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-24 12:25:05 PM
Dun...Dun...Dadun...Dun...Dun...Dadun...Dun...Dun...Dudan...(on loop)
 
2013-02-24 12:25:07 PM

quizzical: I played Hitchhiker's guide a dozen times, but never made it off the damn planet.


Gave up at the babblefish puzzle.
 
2013-02-24 12:34:56 PM

Steve Zodiac: GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.

You were trying to prevent the babel fish, which you could get out of a dispensing machine, from shooting out of the dispensing machine, sliding on the floor and going down a drain. Each thing you did to prevent this would be countered either actively by some robot or ship function or by some improbable coincidence so that the babel fish would end up in the drain. You threw the junk mail to keet the flying clean up robots busy while you did the other 15 or so things (which I don't remember) you needed to do to get the babel fish in your ear.


Damn--I need my memory fixed.  Thanks!
 
2013-02-24 12:35:50 PM
www.lemon64.comwww.c64-wiki.comupload.wikimedia.org

Elevator Action, H.E.R.O. and 7 Cities of Gold are the first 3 underrated games that come to mind from the 80s

/And a minor shout out to Spy vs. Spy
 
2013-02-24 12:39:46 PM
While HHGTTG was an awesome game (I still giggle at the word "analgesic"), I don't think it was really under-appreciated. I remember it being quite popular in the 80's.
 
2013-02-24 12:42:43 PM
I say Shadowgate, The Uninvited and Deja Vu. I know those weren't popular with my friends.
 
2013-02-24 12:42:46 PM
Needs more duck tales.
 
2013-02-24 12:42:48 PM
Phantasy Star, and while I finished HG, I ended up with one of the glitched copies of Nine Princes in Amber and never got out of the library.
 
2013-02-24 12:43:29 PM
I loved me some Wizards and Warriors back in the day!

List is missing Deja Vu.
 
2013-02-24 12:44:27 PM

JolobinSmokin: Needs more duck tales

Sorry 90's

Nvm

 
2013-02-24 12:45:00 PM
No Karateka?  List sucks.
 
2013-02-24 12:46:35 PM

dogboy360: Play HHGG original text game here:
http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html

Enjoy!


Specifically, "enjoy poetry" at an appropriate moment. That's where I got stuck as a kid.
 
2013-02-24 12:48:45 PM
Nostalgia is a disease
 
2013-02-24 12:49:44 PM
Kennedy Approach, particularly for the Atari 800 line. Star Fleet. M.U.L.E. Space Taxi for the C64.
 
2013-02-24 12:51:15 PM
As I recall, my brother and my father and I spent about two solid weeks on the babel fish puzzle. We did eventually figure it all out and we did eventually beat HHGttG. Some of the other Infocom games were actually a lot harder.

My personal favorite 80s games include Starflight - which I started in probably 1985 or 86 and finally finished in 2003; Rogue, which I've never won (though I have beaten Nethack about a dozen times); and Robot Odyssey, where I got to level 5 before I got stuck and ultimately gave up. I also loved the original Might and Magic, which I played for years before accidentally stumbling on to the actual plot, and Ultima 4 and 5.
 
2013-02-24 12:51:15 PM
Also missing - Solstice.
 
2013-02-24 12:51:32 PM

Happy Hours: I never eve knew about any of those games so I guess they were under appreciated. I'm tempted to post games I liked back in the day, but maybe they weren't under appreciated.

WTH, can we at least get some love for Sneakers?

[www.mobygames.com image 562x387]


Played the fark out of sneakers, so I'll toss a 'hell yeah' your way.

I also think, as far as puzzlers go, the most underappreciated Apple ][ game was Robot Odyssey.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 12:51:49 PM
I still play RBI Baseball on my phone.  Great game for the throne.
 
2013-02-24 01:00:52 PM

Alphax: GypsyJoker: Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.

Yeah.  The Infocom games always had at least one action that you'd probably never figure out on your own.   HHGG had the sequence where you had to throw the mail into the air (assuming you brought the mail with you) to distract the flying robot, then do a couple of other things in succession, in order to... hell, I don't even remember why you did this one.

Great fun, otherwise.

That was the VERY challenging part to get your hands on a Babelfish.  Trial and error.


The Babelfish was comparatively easy. The nastiest puzzle was feeding the dog at the beginning of the game. If you don't do that, there's a scene near the end where you automatically lose, and have to play the entire game over again.
 
2013-02-24 01:05:54 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: The Babelfish was comparatively easy. The nastiest puzzle was feeding the dog at the beginning of the game. If you don't do that, there's a scene near the end where you automatically lose, and have to play the entire game over again.


Feed it the stale grilled cheese sandwich.  Else, it'll swallow that alien invasion fleet.. and you'll be onboard at the time.
 
2013-02-24 01:09:35 PM

JakeStone: Karateka


Came here to see if this was mentioned - wasn't sure how popular it was, but I sure loved that damn game.
 
2013-02-24 01:10:05 PM
I never realized RBI Baseball wasn't well known.  We played the crap out of it back when I was in high school at my friends house.  That and Strat-o-matic baseball.

/Also played HHGGTTG, never beat it.
 
2013-02-24 01:11:39 PM
Maniac Mansion.  Of course, that one is pretty well known, so that's probably why it's not on the list.
 
2013-02-24 01:17:52 PM

Gunderson: Elevator Action


LabGrrl: Phantasy Star


THIS2
 
2013-02-24 01:26:59 PM
Anyone remember Utopia for Intellevision? My friend and I played the hell of that one. It's the urtext of the "god-game" and real-time strategy. It's been called "Civilization .5" for a reason. For 1981 it was an incredible feat of engineering.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 01:30:33 PM
Came for E.T. Leaving disappointed.

Slightly more seriously, RBI Baseball was all over when the NES first came out, both at home and on the arcade PlayChoice 10. Not exactly underappreciated.
 
2013-02-24 01:32:29 PM
Lunar Outpost
Terramex (I knew it as Cosmic Relief)
Crossroads
World Games
Abyss

Yeah, the C64 was awesome.
 
2013-02-24 01:34:31 PM

Solty Dog: I say Shadowgate, The Uninvited and Deja Vu. I know those weren't popular with my friends.


I still don't know anyone else other than me that beat shadowgate.  I freaking loved all three of those games... and got grounded for covertly calling the nintendo power hotline to find out how to get past a part in shadowgate.
 
2013-02-24 01:37:24 PM
H.E.R.O is the shiat!!
 
2013-02-24 01:40:53 PM
It is nice that someone mentioned 7 cities of gold. That game rocked just for the random map generator and open world style. There were things in that game that people say later games invented.

Another awesome game was M.U.L.E.  My whole family would play it on the C64 together. EA actually published this. They used to be cool.

The baseball game FTFA was fun. Nolan Ryan's curve was so wicked, if you pitched a slower pitch, you could actually touch both edges of the screen with a curve ball and still get it back over the plate.

While the Crescent Hawk's Inception was fun, and I have the LAM, the sequal game was way better and immersive,

Karateka, Castle Wolfenstein, Load Runner were pretty well known.  Not sure how popular, Impossible Mission was, but it was wicked fun. "Stay a while, Stay Forever!"

/the invisible ink book was the only way I could could get through most of the HHGG. Freaking holding tea and no-tea at the same time!
 
2013-02-24 01:45:49 PM

Vodka Zombie: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

HHGG text adventure.  Played it, but never finished.  Fairly creative, but it got especially complicated after you get to trigger the Infinite Improbability drive.

I don't know anyone who's finished HHGG, but almost everyone has played it.


I finished it but only after reading the book.  That game didn't make a lick of sense without that.  :)

Now I want to play it again.  Good thing I have an IF interpreter on my tablet and [nearly] all of the Infocom z-machine files.  I'll probably play it on a computer, tho, so I can type easier.  I wonder if I can find a CLI that mimics a green CRT.  I used to have one for the Mac that was amazing...
 
2013-02-24 02:01:23 PM
mulereturns.com
 
2013-02-24 02:06:43 PM
Bandit Kings of Ancient China

My dads beaten it at almost every difficulty, hundreds of times, and he STILL plays it on his laptop.
 
2013-02-24 02:08:56 PM
What a Possibly NSFW under appreciated 80's video game might look like
 
2013-02-24 02:10:54 PM
Not trying to threadjack, but does anyone ave any thoughts on the broadband connection requirement for playing the new Sim City?
 
2013-02-24 02:11:41 PM
upload.wikimedia.org


Not under appreciated per se but still worth a mention.
 
rpm
2013-02-24 02:13:05 PM

HighlanderRPI: What a Possibly NSFW under appreciated 80's video game might look like


You can actually still get that. It's bundled with the earlier Larry's.
 
2013-02-24 02:16:01 PM

phedex: Solty Dog: I say Shadowgate, The Uninvited and Deja Vu. I know those weren't popular with my friends.

I still don't know anyone else other than me that beat shadowgate.  I freaking loved all three of those games... and got grounded for covertly calling the nintendo power hotline to find out how to get past a part in shadowgate.


I loved both of those games but pretty damn near impossible back then without outside help. The torch mechanic in Shadowgate pretty much ensured you would eventually run out of torches the first go round. Deja vu was much more forgiving but I remember getting about 80% through the game and then brick wall. Just no idea where or what to do next.

Still haven't beat either still to this day.

The Uninvited combined the worst of both games. a entire crap load of items you would never use AND a time mechanic. Never could get in to it like I could the other 2
 
2013-02-24 02:35:28 PM

Alphax: Feed it the stale grilled cheese sandwich.  Else, it'll swallow that alien invasion fleet.. and you'll be onboard at the time.


The problem is that the game doesn't indicate you have any money in your inventory to buy the uninviting cheese sandwich; you just have to know that you can.  And realizing you have to enjoy the Vogon poetry to get to the second verse isn't very intuitive either.  Most of the puzzles are easy to sort out by examining objects, but there's a few that require some mind-reading by the player.
 
2013-02-24 02:45:04 PM
lastninja.lemon64.com
 
2013-02-24 02:49:37 PM

rpm: You can actually still get that. It's bundled with the earlier Larry's.


You can play it right here:

Softcore Porn
 
2013-02-24 02:50:54 PM

rpm: You can actually still get that. It's bundled with the earlier Larry's.


Wrong link.

You can play it HERE
 
rpm
2013-02-24 02:54:10 PM

buntz: rpm: You can actually still get that. It's bundled with the earlier Larry's.

You can play it right here:

Softcore Porn


Thanks, I didn't know it was available online.
 
2013-02-24 02:57:11 PM
Underappreciated = Paperboy. Trout Fishing.
 
2013-02-24 02:58:48 PM

Invisible Pedestrian: First game reminds me of a better under appreciated one: Fordibben Forest


I still get freaked out when I hear the music.
 
2013-02-24 03:03:18 PM

Gunderson: Elevator Action, H.E.R.O. and 7 Cities of Gold are the first 3 underrated games that come to mind from the 80s


I played the crap out of 7CoG when I was a kid. No wonder I latched on to Civ and Colonization as I grew older. One of these days I really gotta try Civ 5, but for now I need to make time to try March of the Eagles.

More names for the nostalgia file: Murder on the Zinderneuf, Choplifter, G.I. Joe, Miner 49er, Red Storm Rising, John Madden & John Elway Football, Super Sunday, Hardball...
 
2013-02-24 03:11:15 PM

Politank-Z: Kennedy Approach, particularly for the Atari 800 line. Star Fleet. M.U.L.E. Space Taxi for the C64.


As a kiddo, I played M.U.L.E. on a friend's 800.  Awesome game.
 
2013-02-24 03:13:34 PM

I Like Bread: Lunar Outpost
Terramex (I knew it as Cosmic Relief)
Crossroads
World Games
Abyss

Yeah, the C64 was awesome.


Cliff Hanger for C64 I loved so much as a kid.
 
2013-02-24 03:23:03 PM
Apparently it actually got recognition, but Utopia for Intellivision was the best.
 
2013-02-24 03:34:09 PM
Other somewhat obscure titles from the C64:

Airborne Ranger (probably one of the earliest stealth games I could remember)
Silent Service (OK, maybe not as obscure, but I played the FARK out of it)
Red Storm Rising
Legacy of the Ancients
Heart of Africa (made by Seven Cities folks)
The Movie Monster Game
 
2013-02-24 03:42:51 PM

spaten: [lastninja.lemon64.com image 559x506]


THIS.
 
2013-02-24 03:45:53 PM

23FPB23: Politank-Z: Kennedy Approach, particularly for the Atari 800 line. Star Fleet. M.U.L.E. Space Taxi for the C64.

As a kiddo, I played M.U.L.E. on a friend's 800.  Awesome game.


I used to sit up all night and play that with friends.
Saw a site that that will let you play on-line. Too bad you can't set it up to play over the net.
 
2013-02-24 03:47:08 PM

MFAWG: Arcade Tempest or GTFO


Arcade Joust

Also, Wizardry.
 
2013-02-24 03:48:41 PM
Any love for this?

upload.wikimedia.org

Played the hell out of it, back during the Reagan administration.
 
2013-02-24 03:49:29 PM
http://www.atarimule.com/index.htm

Here is M.U.L.E. on-line
 
2013-02-24 03:57:43 PM
I loved the heck out of this game.

www.lemon64.com

/hot link
 
2013-02-24 03:59:32 PM
McGrits:
Another awesome game was M.U.L.E.  My whole family would play it on the C64 together. EA actually published this. They used to be cool.

...

 Not sure how popular, Impossible Mission was, but it was wicked fun. "Stay a while, Stay Forever!"


A big FARK YEAH to both of these.  God, did I waste a lot of time with those two (as well as Hitchhiker's and the Zorks).
 
2013-02-24 04:06:15 PM

WippitGuud:


Real settlers do it with a M.U.L.E.
 
2013-02-24 04:09:49 PM
Under appreciated because they were early PC titles....

Commander Keen 1-6
t2.gstatic.com

Captain Comic:
t3.gstatic.com

Halloween Harry a.k.a Alien Carnage
www.abandonia.com

Battle Of Britain:1943
www.oldgames.sk
 
2013-02-24 04:14:42 PM
Beach Head
Pogo Joe
Mr. Robot
Archon

The games I couldn't stop playing on C64
 
rpm
2013-02-24 04:15:54 PM

dogboy360: 23FPB23: Politank-Z: Kennedy Approach, particularly for the Atari 800 line. Star Fleet. M.U.L.E. Space Taxi for the C64.

As a kiddo, I played M.U.L.E. on a friend's 800.  Awesome game.

I used to sit up all night and play that with friends.
Saw a site that that will let you play on-line. Too bad you can't set it up to play over the net.


I believe there's an upcoming mobile port.

RIP Dan(i) Bunten.
 
2013-02-24 04:18:15 PM

envirovore: I loved The Goonies 2 game.


The My Little Pony Killer: The Goonies II was amazing.


I'm so glad that there are actually other people that understand how awesome The Goonies II is.
It's fun to play The Goonies II.
 
2013-02-24 04:29:08 PM
I ask this almost every game thread with games like these. Does anyone remember a learning game (I remember playing it in the 5th grade so around 1989), where you were put into different scenarios and had to combine chemicals from beakers to create something to get out of the scenario?

For example, you were trapped in a valley between two mountains. You would have to combine some helium with something else and it would create a hot air balloon and you could escape. If you screwed up the mixture you might make an apple or a wrench or something and it would be a waste of your chemical.

That is the best and only example I can give. I can't even remember more of the game than that one part so I don't even know how to google it. I remember enjoying that game back then but didn't play it much at school because we were only allowed to play if recess was inside which is wasn't often.
 
2013-02-24 04:29:15 PM

Mole Man: I loved the heck out of this game.

[www.lemon64.com image 320x200]

/hot link


Hell yeah.  Played the hell out of that plus Silent Service on my friend's C64.  My Trash-80 Model 3 didn't have color graphics or sound worth a crap for games.
 
2013-02-24 04:38:58 PM

nbrfwhoooo: I ask this almost every game thread with games like these. Does anyone remember a learning game (I remember playing it in the 5th grade so around 1989), where you were put into different scenarios and had to combine chemicals from beakers to create something to get out of the scenario?

For example, you were trapped in a valley between two mountains. You would have to combine some helium with something else and it would create a hot air balloon and you could escape. If you screwed up the mixture you might make an apple or a wrench or something and it would be a waste of your chemical.

That is the best and only example I can give. I can't even remember more of the game than that one part so I don't even know how to google it. I remember enjoying that game back then but didn't play it much at school because we were only allowed to play if recess was inside which is wasn't often.


Might have been the Dr. Brain series, like Island of Dr. Brain

www.magnetmarks.com
 
2013-02-24 04:42:40 PM

phimuskapsi: nbrfwhoooo: I ask this almost every game thread with games like these. Does anyone remember a learning game (I remember playing it in the 5th grade so around 1989), where you were put into different scenarios and had to combine chemicals from beakers to create something to get out of the scenario?

For example, you were trapped in a valley between two mountains. You would have to combine some helium with something else and it would create a hot air balloon and you could escape. If you screwed up the mixture you might make an apple or a wrench or something and it would be a waste of your chemical.

That is the best and only example I can give. I can't even remember more of the game than that one part so I don't even know how to google it. I remember enjoying that game back then but didn't play it much at school because we were only allowed to play if recess was inside which is wasn't often.

Might have been the Dr. Brain series, like Island of Dr. Brain

[www.magnetmarks.com image 680x226]


Nope. Neither of those. I seem to think your character was an astronaut. The game was in color - I remember that. I am not even sure what sort of computer it was played on unfortunately to help narrow it down.
 
2013-02-24 04:43:20 PM
media.giantbomb.com

The world's first RTS game. Played the hell out of it when I was a kid.
 
2013-02-24 04:50:17 PM

Mole Man: I loved the heck out of this game.

[www.lemon64.com image 320x200]

/hot link


Great C64 game.
 
2013-02-24 04:52:07 PM
Gizmos and Gadgets?

www.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-24 04:56:44 PM

Pentaxian: Anyone remember Utopia for Intellevision? My friend and I played the hell of that one. It's the urtext of the "god-game" and real-time strategy. It's been called "Civilization .5" for a reason. For 1981 it was an incredible feat of engineering.


Holy toledo yes. My next door neighbor had that game when I was like 7. We didn't fully understand the complexities of it but we played the shiat out of it.

/PT boat
 
2013-02-24 05:04:27 PM
Also, how about Glider for Mac, Miner 2049er for C64, or Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Heads or Tails of it for PC?
 
2013-02-24 05:14:06 PM
I thought RBI Baseball was pretty well known.  It seemed like every other establishment with arcade machines in my town had that game.  I loved the sound effects.
 
2013-02-24 05:26:05 PM
www.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-24 05:26:53 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 05:38:54 PM
SNK Baseball Stars (or something like that) is one of the absolute best games ever.
 
2013-02-24 05:48:14 PM

Pentaxian: Anyone remember Utopia for Intellevision?


The eternal conundrum.... fish for as long as possible, or get the fark out of the way of the hurricane. Also, East Island is OP.
 
2013-02-24 05:49:43 PM

Pentaxian: Anyone remember Utopia for Intellevision? My friend and I played the hell of that one. It's the urtext of the "god-game" and real-time strategy. It's been called "Civilization .5" for a reason. For 1981 it was an incredible feat of engineering.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 352x224]


I saw this and came in here to post this, thinking these asses weren't on their game. You saved us all.
 
2013-02-24 05:51:19 PM
You're OK, too.

The rest of you suck. And/or are young.

Get off our lawn.
 
2013-02-24 05:53:22 PM

illegal.tender: [media.giantbomb.com image 352x224]

The world's first RTS game. Played the hell out of it when I was a kid.


Bah, screw you, Fark's new (10 years late) stuff.

I told you we were old.

/or we'd be on Reddit
 
2013-02-24 06:26:06 PM
upload.wikimedia.orgpics.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-24 06:32:28 PM

zenobia: Underappreciated = Paperboy. Trout Fishing.


I had some game for the atari 800 where you were a ailroom boy in an office, with similar to elevator action mechanics. It was fun, but i can't remember the title and instead must brag on xonox double enders
 
2013-02-24 06:40:30 PM
First game I owned.

pics.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-24 07:35:24 PM
Jaleco Bases Loaded > RBI Baseball
 
2013-02-24 07:36:45 PM
Zillion?
 
2013-02-24 07:40:16 PM
hastac.org
 
2013-02-24 07:43:51 PM
Wow! I've been trying to track down Montezuma's Revenge since the last time I played it, around twenty years ago, but when I got a copy the Commodore 64 version, it wasn't even close to the same game. I guess they made some improvements, when they ported it to the PC.

I've also played a lot of HHGTG (and Leather Goddesses of Phobos, by the same company). They're both pretty funny.
 
2013-02-24 07:52:30 PM
Below the Root was awesome. That and Wizardry were two of the best non-Interactive Fiction DOS games in the 80s
 
2013-02-24 08:00:22 PM

French Rage: Jaleco Bases Loaded > RBI Baseball


upload.wikimedia.org

Hardball > Bases Loaded >RBI baseball
 
2013-02-24 08:07:17 PM

Jack_Knopf: SNK Baseball Stars (or something like that) is one of the absolute best games ever.


This.

I was under the impression that everyone kinda agreed that Baseball Stars > all the other baseball games of that era.
 
2013-02-24 08:10:45 PM

phimuskapsi: Gizmos and Gadgets?

[www.mobygames.com image 640x480]


Nope. I has been driving me crazy for two decades. It is just one of those things that I will recognize when I see it but don't have enough memories to describe it to help my cause.
 
2013-02-24 08:56:33 PM
Reverend Monkeypants:
Archon

That's another FARK YEAH.

\my Jack Russell runs like the Archon unicorns
 
2013-02-24 09:11:18 PM

nbrfwhoooo: I ask this almost every game thread with games like these. Does anyone remember a learning game (I remember playing it in the 5th grade so around 1989), where you were put into different scenarios and had to combine chemicals from beakers to create something to get out of the scenario?

For example, you were trapped in a valley between two mountains. You would have to combine some helium with something else and it would create a hot air balloon and you could escape. If you screwed up the mixture you might make an apple or a wrench or something and it would be a waste of your chemical.

That is the best and only example I can give. I can't even remember more of the game than that one part so I don't even know how to google it. I remember enjoying that game back then but didn't play it much at school because we were only allowed to play if recess was inside which is wasn't often.


I'll swear I remember that.

I think it was a Twistaplot game from... Microzine?
 
2013-02-24 09:14:59 PM

Pentaxian: Anyone remember Utopia for Intellevision? My friend and I played the hell of that one. It's the urtext of the "god-game" and real-time strategy. It's been called "Civilization .5" for a reason. For 1981 it was an incredible feat of engineering.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 352x224]


I love that game. Played it at a friends house all of the time. Years later I picked up an Intellivision just to play that game. You can actually download a version of the game from the Intellivision Lives website:

http://intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/credits/strategy.html
 
2013-02-24 09:49:23 PM

illegal.tender: [media.giantbomb.com image 352x224]

The world's first RTS game. Played the hell out of it when I was a kid.


Remember "Night Stalker"?  Friggin' black robot.  Blow up my fort?  At least it wasn't invisible...
 
2013-02-24 09:54:58 PM
Wow, cool to see Montezuma's Revenge on that list.  Played the hell out of that one back in the day on my 800XL. Also played the Winter Games/Summer Games and even bought the Epyx500 joystick specifically for those games. Anyone remember that one? www.pikamac.com

How about Super Bruce Lee? i.ytimg.comI remember playing that one FORever and eventually finishing it, only to have it go back to the first screen. Kinda disappointing, was hoping for some sort of firreworks. God help me if these games are still online, I'd never get anything done around here!
 
2013-02-24 11:04:01 PM
I still have spy vs spy for 8bit Nintendo, awful graphics, cheesy music, good times!
 
2013-02-24 11:31:03 PM

flaminio: Any love for this?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x429]


Spelunker? Hell yeah!  Played on the Atari 8-bits. The only thing wrong with the game was the sensitivity of the platform edge detector code. Sometimes you were okay, and then took a 1 pixel step towards the edge and that was it...bzzzz and derez.

 
2013-02-24 11:44:09 PM

Politank-Z: Kennedy Approach, particularly for the Atari 800 line. Star Fleet. M.U.L.E. Space Taxi for the C64.


Here's another vote for Space Taxi.  Amazing game for the time.
 
2013-02-25 12:21:47 AM
Any discussion of RBI baseball should include this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-GgbP9C9Zk
 
2013-02-25 12:30:11 AM

NoblePatrick: Wow, cool to see Montezuma's Revenge on that list.  Played the hell out of that one back in the day on my 800XL. Also played the Winter Games/Summer Games and even bought the Epyx500 joystick specifically for those games. Anyone remember that one? [www.pikamac.com image 346x269]

How about Super Bruce Lee? [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]I remember playing that one FORever and eventually finishing it, only to have it go back to the first screen. Kinda disappointing, was hoping for some sort of firreworks. God help me if these games are still online, I'd never get anything done around here!


Holy crap.  I would have sworn that I was the only person in the universe that wasted dozens of hours on that exact combination of obscure controller and game.

So this is what it sounds like when doves cry...
 
2013-02-25 12:30:25 AM
I was going to post a few, but ShadowWolf nailed it already. During the Pokemon craze I BEGGED EA to release a remake of Mail Order Monsters. It would have been huge. They never did it. Morons.

And Autoduel was tough. Cool, but tough.

I would also add:
The Castles of Dr. Creep
Raid on Bungling Bay (the C64 version, not the crappy NES version)
Way of the Exploding Fist
Racing Destruction Set
Ninja Spirit (PC Engine/TG16)
Ys I & II
 
2013-02-25 12:32:08 AM
media.brianalvey.com

many an hour was lost
 
2013-02-25 12:35:00 AM
This is the game you are looking for.
gamesdbase.com
 
2013-02-25 12:35:58 AM

NuclearPenguins: [hastac.org image 300x305]


I did Sword of Shanara.
 
2013-02-25 12:38:49 AM

ShadowWolf: [upload.wikimedia.org image 264x378][pics.mobygames.com image 640x634]




Loved MoM.
 
2013-02-25 12:39:44 AM

NoblePatrick: Wow, cool to see Montezuma's Revenge on that list.  Played the hell out of that one back in the day on my 800XL. Also played the Winter Games/Summer Games and even bought the Epyx500 joystick specifically for those games. Anyone remember that one? [www.pikamac.com image 346x269]

How about Super Bruce Lee? [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]I remember playing that one FORever and eventually finishing it, only to have it go back to the first screen. Kinda disappointing, was hoping for some sort of firreworks. God help me if these games are still online, I'd never get anything done around here!


I think I went through all the available joysticks. Summer/winter Games ate them up. Oh and Track and Field.
 
2013-02-25 01:26:22 AM
Rocky Horror picture show for C64 companion to Leisure Suit Larry...

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Anyone remember the masturbation game where one moved the joy stick fast enough to have the 16 bit girl cum... it was hidden in the old school C64 games.
 
2013-02-25 01:47:12 AM
Dungeons of Daggorath. In 1982 it was one of the first real time first person shooter (well, stabber) games made. Unfortunately it was only made for the TRS-80 Color Computer, which while not unknown, wasn't one of the most popular home computers.

To make thing trickier, even though it was real time, it was also keyboard based so you had to be very fast at typing or learn the short cuts for commands.

Wiki article
 
2013-02-25 02:03:08 AM

EngineerAU: Dungeons of Daggorath. In 1982 it was one of the first real time first person shooter (well, stabber) games made. Unfortunately it was only made for the TRS-80 Color Computer, which while not unknown, wasn't one of the most popular home computers.

To make thing trickier, even though it was real time, it was also keyboard based so you had to be very fast at typing or learn the short cuts for commands.

Wiki article


Platoon C64:

Tunnel Level:

www.lemon64.com

Bunker Level:

www.lemon64.com
 
2013-02-25 02:14:04 AM

ZeroCorpse: Raid on Bungling Bay (the C64 version, not the crappy NES version)


Did not know this the designer of Raid on Bungling Bay went on to design SimCity. Too many lost hours of youth on Bungling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Bungeling_Bay
 
2013-02-25 03:22:12 AM
anyone play this? its pretty good

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-25 09:20:08 AM
Raid Over Moscow
Armour of Antiriad
A lot of Spanish Games (Dinamic Software, mostly: Army Moves, After the War, etc)
Dun Darach
Kwah!
...

I remember one disk I had on my trusty ol' amstrad, it had Starglider, Elite and Sentinel on it. Hours and hours and days of gameplay on that little bit of plastic.

Nowadays, my imagination's effed up and last generation graphics with 80 handed scripts barely amuse me.
 
2013-02-25 09:30:33 AM
Sea Battle for Intellivision.  My brother and I played the shiat outta that one.
 
2013-02-25 09:40:42 AM
The entire Epyx Games series was great.  I spent way too many hours on my C64 playing those.  Worlds Games had caber toss, cliff diving, bull riding, sumo wrestling and a few others.  EA got into the craze with Caveman Ughlympics.  That game featured the wife toss.  I don't think they could get away with that now.

Another gem from my C64 days was Miner 2049er.
 
2013-02-25 10:21:12 AM
This one had me for months:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-25 10:47:47 AM
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
 
2013-02-25 11:22:32 AM

spaten: Platoon C64:


Great game but it was released in 1987. By then first person games were common. Though I've got to admit, lots of the C64 games were as much fun for the crack loading screens as they were for the game play itself.
 
2013-02-25 11:22:45 AM
www.mobygames.com 2.bp.blogspot.com www.wildpalm.co.uk

/ hot, like the game!
 
2013-02-25 12:04:51 PM
HHGTTG find the Tea / No Tea at the same time was I think even tougher then the babelfish bit.

Blaster Master and Wizard & Warriors are the reason I still have an NES.
 
Bf+
2013-02-25 01:28:17 PM
gamesdbase.com
 
2013-02-25 01:45:52 PM
DIsappointed that Paradroid isn't on the list.

www.mobygames.com
 
2013-02-25 03:02:25 PM
Modem Wars!  My first multiplayer RTS!
I used to tie up the home phone line for hours playing with my local buds at 800 baud on this game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdGEbveLU1Q

\RING! (SQwwwaaaaRRRRRk!) *HangUp*
\\RING RING! (Let the computer pick up next time, dammit!)
\\\ Kids nowadays don't know a baud from a hole in the ground...
 
2013-02-25 03:27:33 PM

THX 1138: DIsappointed that Paradroid isn't on the list.

[www.mobygames.com image 320x200]


Thanks. I was wondering how long it would take before someone mentioned it.

Project Paradroid.
 
2013-02-25 03:36:59 PM
 
2013-02-25 04:12:52 PM
cdn4.spong.com
 
2013-02-25 06:27:35 PM

StoPPeRmobile: This is the game you are looking for.
[gamesdbase.com image 850x531]


colonial conquest? loved that game

Gunderson: French Rage: Jaleco Bases Loaded > RBI Baseball

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x200]

Hardball > Bases Loaded >RBI baseball



agreed in full
 
2013-02-26 12:04:33 AM
Beach Head
Temple of Apshai
Forbidden Forest
Elite
Psi 5 Trading Company
Archon
 
2013-02-26 11:35:15 AM

pintoboy: Earth Girls are Easy was a movie with Geena Davis and  Jim Carrey. He was a space alien that crashed his spaceship into her pool.


It also had Daiman Waynes and Jeff Goldblum.

/Cause I'm a blonde, yeah, yeah!  B L O....umm whatever!
 
2013-02-26 11:39:55 PM

make me some tea: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

Holy crap I forgot all about that game, yeah it was great. Also Below the Root was something as well. I never did finish that one. (Apple //e)


I farking LOVED Below the Root, I've tried downloading emulators and roms for it (and Alice in Wonderland, which was also awesome) but my computer is too fast to run it any of the C64 emulators.  Does anyone have any tips?
 
2013-02-27 09:02:43 PM

dababler: make me some tea: Alphax: Montezuma's Revenge.. I had the Apple IIe version, and lots of friends and family played the crap out of it.

Holy crap I forgot all about that game, yeah it was great. Also Below the Root was something as well. I never did finish that one. (Apple //e)

I farking LOVED Below the Root, I've tried downloading emulators and roms for it (and Alice in Wonderland, which was also awesome) but my computer is too fast to run it any of the C64 emulators.  Does anyone have any tips?


Mo'Slo in a Dosbox still works, I think.
 
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