Favorite Old School Games?

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  1. dxp4acu macrumors regular

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    I'm talking real old school- like 1989 and before.

    My favorites were Seven Cities of Gold, OrbQuest (anyone else get their hands on that one?), NFL Challenge, Crystal Raider, Arkanoid, MicroLeague Baseball 2, Sim City, Hardball!, Transylvania, Dungeon of Doom, Scarab of RA. Man, those were some good times!

    Here's to Worldbuilder!
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I didn't have a Mac until the 90s - and that was my first computer at home. Occassionaly I'd play some games, but not many - I seem to remember Prince of Persia as being one I enjoyed. No idea when that came out though.

    But there really were some great games way back when, simpler at times, but no less fun.

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  3. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    we had some minigolf game in like 88 on our IIgs. and of course you have lode runner and a few other games that i barely remember at all and don't remember the names.... good stuff
     
  4. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    two words, Strategic Conquest! :) That was one of the reasons that I bought a Mac. I remembered playing it with a friend on his Mac. I don't know why that little game gets me so excited.....
     
  5. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone ever play bolo over a network? It was pretty fun for a free game many years ago. My favorite classic game is not a mac game it is galaga although centipede is a close second.
     
  6. deryk macrumors regular

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    I remember playing Snake Byte and Load Runner endlessly n my Apple IIe.
     
  7. kiwi_the_iwik macrumors 65816

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    I've been a computer gamer since the Sinclair ZX81 came out - a black & white 1K computer with a membrane keyboard and 16K ram pack!

    We used to drool over the ZX Spectrum when that baby came out - still not as powerful as a Commodore 64, but beautiful just the same.

    But I was the envy of my class in 1983 when I got an Apple ][e - with great games such as:

    Summer Games 1 & 2
    Winter Games
    Lode Runner
    Conan
    Bruce Lee
    Flight Simulator
    Skyfox
    Transylvania
    Dragon's Eye
    Wizardry
    Zork
    Jason and the Golden Fleece
    Gruds In Space
    Ghostbusters
    Taipan
    (yes, I know...) Lemonade Stand
    Tapper
    Phoenix

    Then I upgraded to the Mac 512KE in 1985, and kissed blocky graphics goodbye - with titles like:

    Flight Simulator (THE definitive version)
    Deja Vu 1 & 2
    Shadowgate
    Uninvited
    Apache Strike
    MacGolf
    Sub Battle Simulator
    Vette!
    Star Wars
    Falcon

    After that, I got a Mac LCII in 1992. Colour came along - and gaming got a lot better...

    Falcon AT
    Hornet V1.0
    Victory At Sea
    Flying Nightmares
    Marathon 1 & 2
    Links Golf
    A-10 Attack!

    Now, I have my G4 Cube. Bought in 2001, it SERIOUSLY kicks butt - especially compared to the games of yesteryear. The games you can't get me off now are:

    Medal of Honor
    Soldier of Fortune
    MacMame
    X-Plane V6.51
    Alien Vs. Predator
    Warcraft III
    F/A-18 Hornet Korea 1.2

    - most of these games I play online. However, for that true "retro" experience, I've downloaded a few emulators to recapture my youth. So I can now mimic the:

    ZX81
    ZX Spectrum
    Commodore 64/128
    Commodore Amiga
    Atari ST
    Playstation
    Apple ][GS/][e
    128K Mac
    - along with MacMame, mentioned earlier...

    Many of the OLDEST programs are freely downloadable (as long as you don't intend selling them), so you can easily take a trip down memory lane - especially if you're my age, where you can dig that old 1980's CD out of your collection and play along to The Knack's "My Sharona"...

    What a sad bastard...


    :rolleyes:
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    how could i forget lemonade stand????? sweeeeet

    and oregon trail of course. awesome.
     
  9. Foxer macrumors 65816

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    I was on a //c until 1989, so all my classics are on that platform.

    Really, anything from Electronic Arts were where it was at. PMH PEGASUS, BARDS TALE AND SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD killed many a teenage day. I was never any good at WIZARDRY, but I spent a lot of time on it. I also enjoyed REACH FOR THE STARS by SSG.
     
  10. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Snake Byte - when I first played the PC version on qbasic, I was like, "Arrow keys? Why would I use the arrow keys?"

    Bolo - never played it networked, didn't even know it was possible, but still a cool game.

    Lemonade Stand - of course.

    There was one, La Cucaracha? maybe? Anyways, it was like a giant pacman board, with a zoom window that followed you around. Also a sweet game.
     
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    my alltime gaming favorites:

    1. last ninja 1+2 (C-64)
    2. Pirates! Gold (Amiga, Mac)
    3. ultima 7I & 7II (PC, 'excult' for MAC)
    4. bundesliga manager hattrick (PC)
    5. winter games & california games (C-64)
    6. indiana jones III (PC, Mac)

    those are the only games I still play from time to time... (God bless the emulator scene...)

    vSpacken
     
  14. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Any of the Infocom text adventure games
    Star Raiders
    Choplifter
    Centipede
    Galaxian
    Burger Time
    Tapper

    It would be fun to write those kind of games again. Does anyone want to play something at 320x200 in 16 colours? :D It's gotten so complicated lately. Btw, I found another Mac game programming book recently: Mac Game Programming, ISBN 1-931841-18-7.
     
  15. NatronB macrumors regular

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    Games, those were the days....

    Choplifter, Prince of Persia and Strategic Conquest were GREAT games, but you guys are missing a few gems.... OIDs and Land of Ys come immediately to mind.

    But by far the greatest game ever created was "Wings of Fury." Who's with me?

    -Nate

    PS- who remembers an action/strategy game that gave you third person control of a helicopter. The point of the game was to get an allied van past the enemies base. 3 bombs destroyed a tank, if I remember correctly.
     
  16. NatronB macrumors regular

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    Games... cont....

    I forgot one... Out of this World.

    I could wax on about this game for hours. I think I cried when I beat it, it was beautiful.

    -Nate
     
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    Where can I find these games today, I'll even pay!
     
  19. crazytom macrumors 6502a

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    Scott Adams adventures; Zork; Pitfall and of course, the all time best: Pong!!!
     
  20. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    I don't know how oldschool we're talking but I was psyched on Betrayal in Anatara, MYST, Heroes of Might and Magic(still am), Sim City. I guess those aren't that old though. Oh and Bladerunner! That game was so ahead of it's time, literally.
     
  21. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Out Of this world..... I remember my friend being addicted to that game until he completed it. I think I have to find it now....
     
  22. alset macrumors 65816

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    Prince of Persia, Sim City, and if you go back far enough, Kings Quest on my older brothers Apple II. I loved that game so much!

    Then again, it goes without saying that Pong is always running at the front of the race.

    Dan
     
  23. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    tetris
    shufflepuck cafe
    artillery
    defender
    prince of persia
    arkanoid
    oregon trail
    hellcats over the pacific/leyte gulf
    pitfall
    asteroids
    spy hunter
    bomberman/atomic punk
    othello/iago
    space invaders
    stampede
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    etc
     
  24. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    old skool mac games:
    oregon trail
    life and death

    old skool commodore 64 games (remember? LOAD"MENU",8,1):
    aztec
    airborn ranger
    gorf
    space taxi
    summer games
    fourth and inches
    hardball
    montezuma's revenge
    jumpman jr.
     

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