Favorite old Video Games and their Systems

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  1. FriarCrazy macrumors regular

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    Alright everybody, what are your favorite old video games and the systems that you played them on? I'll start this out with mine, let's see if we can bring back some memories!

    River City Ransom - NES - This was my favorite side scrolling action game of all time. I still play it with RockNES

    Super Mario Bros 3 - NES - Two Words: Warp Whistle

    Road Rash - Sega Genesis - The most hardcore motorcycle racing game EVER. This game has my all time favorite video game music, and, you can club people. It dosen't get much better than that

    Chrono Trigger - Super Nintendo - Yeah, I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about that game

    Zombies Ate My Neighbors - Super Nintendo - You kill zombies with water pistols and soda cans, all while rescuing your zany neighbors. I spent way too much time on that game

    Castlevania Symphony of the Night - Playstation - My favorite video game of all time. This one takes the cake. Beautiful graphics, sweet story, oh man, memories...

    Starcraft - PC - Battle.net Use Map Settings > Me :D

    I've got TONS more favs, but those are the ones that came right to my mind
     
  2. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    Extra mad props to Super Mario Bros 3. That was probably the first game I was ever really in to. Warp Whistles rule :D
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Sonic the Hedgehog (anything before the pinball one) on the Megadrive - Genesis for you US folks. Spent hours playing on that. Come to mention it, I played the Master System/Game Gear versions, and thought they were better, graphics allowing.

    PGA Tour golf, again Megadrive. It had built in flash memory and everything.

    Micro Machines, Megadrive... that had no flash memory, but the military version had extra joypad ports on it, man! Woah!

    Clayfighter - Super Nintendo. I was best with the blobby guy.

    Alex Kidd/Miracle world, Master system. This was built into the console, so I played it loads. It was kinda crappy, but in a charming way.

    Lemmings - played this on MS, MD, Acorn and Amiga! Loved the theme tunes.

    Super Mario Land on the Game Boy (original) rocked my world, too.

    Back in the day I played lots of Centipede and Millipede on the Atari 2600. Defender was also awesome, although I always ended up shooting the humans... oops... Battlezone was also pretty scary for a 6-year old...
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    Man when I think of old video games, my mind drifts back to playing Pong and some tank battle game on our B&W TV. That was back when video game "consoles" were one-trick ponies. Okay, maybe two- or three- trick ponies, since you could play a few variations of Pong.

    From there I think of the old Atari game consoles. Asteroids, etc.

    Oh, and you can't forget Intellivision - Tron was a good one.

    Ah, those were the days! :D
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Didn't own any consoles way back, but I remember some old computer games that I loved to play.

    Maniac Mansion, Giana Sisters, Turrican, Hostages, TV Sports Basketball, Wings and many more.
     
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    soul reaver: legacy of kane for playstation 1....hands down best game I've ever played.
     
  8. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    I don't remember the exact name of it, but the first game I ever played (when I was about two years old) was this crazy WWF wrestling game for PC. It came on a 5.5" floppy disc and everything, launched directly out of DOS. Oh yes, the good times of old games...
     
  9. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Atari 2600 - Pitfall (Play with Stella on my Mac now)
    NES - Excitebike - The create your course was hours and hours of fun for me
    SNES - Earthworm Jim - Just really like this one, but there were lots of others
    DOS - Stunt - again the create your own course was awesome
    DOS - Scorched Earth - Wasted many days with that one
    Mac - Lemmings - especially the Christmas one. I loved the little bobbing Santa hats.
     
  10. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    NES 8-Bit
    Sega Genesis
    Sega Dreamcast
    SNES
    Gamecube
    Atari
    Commodore 64
    Playstation 2
    N64
    Playstation

    -In order of how much I've enjoyed these systems over the years
     
  11. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    The 8-Bit NES is still my favorite system of all time:
    Metroid
    Zelda 1-2
    Kid Icarus
    Super Mario Bros 1-3
    Mike Tysons Punchout
    Castlevania 1-3
    Contra
    Kung Fu
    Russn' Attack
    Gunsmoke
    Rygar
    Megaman
    Bases Loaded
    Double Dragon
    Excitebike
    Ikari Warriors
    Blades of Steel
    Tecmo Bowl
    Metal Gear
    Ninja Gaiden
    Shinobi
    RC Pro Am
    Skate or Die
    Tetris

    Sega Genesis:
    Altered Beast
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Castlevania Bloodlines
    Golden Axe
    X-Men 2: Clone Wars
    Mortal Kombat


    Super NES:
    Super Metroid
    Zelda: A Link to the Past
    F-Zero
    Super Mario World

    Playstation:
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night
    Tekken

    N64:
    Star Wars Episode 1 Racer
    Zelda Ocarina of Time


    Dreamcast:
    Star Wars Jedi Power Battles
    Seaman

    PS2:
    Castlevania
    DDR Max

    Gamecube:
    Metroid Prime
    Zelda Windwaker
    Monopoly Party
    Gauntlet Dark Legacy

    Atari:
    Kaboom
    Jordan vs Bird
    Asteroids
    Pitfall
    Defender
    DigDug
    Q-Bert
    Frogger
    Joust
    PacMan
    Space Invaders
    Vanguard

    Commodore 64/Other Computer Games:
    World Games
    Oregon Trail
    Civ 1-2
    Warcraft
    Project Journeyman
    The Sims
    Sim City 1-4
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Final Fantasy 1 - NES. Awesome.

    Wizardry 1 - Apple IIe. Awesomer.
     
  13. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

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    Final Fantasy 1 - NES
    Castlevainia 1-3 - NES
    Sonic 1 - Genesis
    Phantasy Star - Master System
     
  14. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I go back a ways.

    Atari 2600 ANY it was so unique back then. But Space Invaders was mesmerizing....
    Intellivision. Utopia. I played that game for days straight. Also Astrosmash a new take on Asteroids.
    NES:Tyson's punch out and Castlevania
    Sega Genesis: Zombie's ate my neighbors. How awesome is smacking zombies with soda cans?!?
    Ecco the Dolphin - cause I am a marine biologist

    took a bit of a break
    PS2: I like the multiplayer RPG type games, and online games but I find PC/Mac to be better platform for the types of games I enjoy now.

    PC/Mac
    Starcraft, WarCraft, Diablo franchises, CIV2, aCIV3, Age of Mythology, Empires. Plus, I like the simple stuff like Maelstrom, and Aperion.
     
  15. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I totally forgot about those. Wiz 1 to whatever and Bard's Tale on the old Apple 2. I played for months in school. Good thing the computer teacher liked me, I got away with installing Castle Wolfenstein, Bard's Tale and Wizardry on the IIe's.

    Early Mac games, I liked Dark Castle, Balance of Power, Uninvited, Deja Vu, and Leisuresuit larry because I truly believed if I played long enough I would get past the bikini in the hot tub.....
     
  16. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    NES
    Captain Skyhawk
    Mega Man 2
    Ninja Turtles 1 (hardest game ever)
    Ninja Turtles 2
    Excite Bike
    Tecmo Bowl
    Metroid

    SNES
    Shadowrun
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario World
    Donkey Kong Country
    Super Smash TV
    Street Fighter 2

    Many more Im sure I'm forgetting.
     
  17. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    STAR WARS - Colecovision

    720 and Galaga - Arcade
     
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    hehe, do I smell a little C=64 and AMIGA 500..?

    sweet memories and no wack Atari sh*t..! :D

    my favorites:
    - Last Ninja I (C=64)
    - Pirates! & Pirates! Gold (C=64 & Amiga)
    - Lotus Challange I (Amiga)
    - Bundesliga Manager Hattrick (PeeCee)
    - Ultima VII pts. 1 & 2 (PeeCee)
    - Super Mario World (SNES)
    - Missile Command (Arcarde)

    vSpacken
     
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    Atari: Mercenary

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    Megadrive: Landstalker

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    MacMame: Starwars
     
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    Contra!!!!

    up up down down A B Select Start BABY! :eek:
     
  21. craigdawg macrumors 6502

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    You're not the only one. Utopia was tight. Plant some crops and hope the hurricane didn't destroy them. I had the voice synthesizer thing and bombed the heck out of the Nazis in B-17 Bomber.
     
  22. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    NES was tiiiiight!

    MegaMan 1
    MegaMan 2
    Double Dragon 2
    Street Fighter 2
    Castlevania
    Gradius 1
    Gradius 2
    RType
    Excite Bike - Create your own course ruled!! :cool:
    Tyson's PunchOut
    Super Mario 3
    Ninja Gaiden
    Final Fantasy 4
    Contra 1
    Contra 2
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

    Super Mario World
    Many many more for this system. :)
     
  23. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a

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    On the intellivision. i would say my favourite game was.... Lock and chase. That game was hella fun and i could play it for hours.. Other than that, auto racing was cool too :)

    On NES my favourite game was Rad Racer or Who Framed Roger Rabbit! those two games provided hours of entertainment.
     
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    Atari 2600 - Pitfall

    Apple ][+ - Cannonball Blitz, especially after entering some hexidecimal cheat codes that I can't remember - hey, it's been over 20 years.
     
  25. stromie952 macrumors regular

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    In order of hours logged (estimated) only on old school system/computers:

    NHL 97 - Genesis (when it came out and a couple years back freshman year of college)
    Tecmo Super Bowl - NES (on both the NES and updated versions for emulators)
    NHL 95 - Genesis
    Joe Montana Footbal 94 - Genesis
    Tecmo Bowl - NES
    Sim City 2000 - Mac 6500
    Oregon Trail - Old school Macs galore
    Wolfenstein 3D - mostly on our Mac 6500
    Pro Wrestling - NES (as long back as I can remember)
    Super Mario 1 + 3 - NES
    Ice Hockey - NES
    Carmen Sandiego - Apple ][e

    Only a small list but pretty representative
     

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