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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.
 
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