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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
 
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