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Offline LunarSageTopic starter

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #100 on: September 18, 2012, 06:25:07 PM »

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #101 on: September 18, 2012, 06:30:57 PM »
Yup, and the good thing is I can play all I want without quarters! There is the 6 man online co-op as well... Ah the fighting.... I don't wanna be Dazzler you play as her! No man I'm Nightcrawler!

Offline LunarSageTopic starter

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2012, 06:32:13 PM »
Are you kidding?  Dazzler was hella powerful in that game.  O.O

Offline Sasquatch421

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #103 on: September 18, 2012, 06:37:21 PM »
I liked playing as all of them, but there were quite a few that didn't like Dazzler. I just never could quite get past the losing health for using you mutant power part. I know they had to do something to make it a little harder, but still...

While I'm thinking of arcade games (yet again... I wonder where my free time was spent?) The Simpsons arcade game was another that I loved... Then standing in line when we got Mortal Kombat....

Offline LunarSageTopic starter

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #104 on: September 18, 2012, 06:39:29 PM »
The stores got the Super NES and Sega Genesis versions of Mortal Kombat on a Monday.  I distinctly remember the ads calling it "Mortal Monday".

Offline The Kinkster

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2012, 07:24:21 PM »
Seeing as you guys really seem to miss most of these games; the snes and nes ones, I wonder if you've ever heard about

http://snesbox.com/

Play your favorite snes games online, and even nes ones.
 O:)

Offline Hemingway

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #106 on: September 18, 2012, 08:27:25 PM »
I grew up with games like Dune 2, Command & Conquer, Warcraft 2 and Daggerfall ( Now that I list them like that, it's a wonder I turned out even remotely okay ;D ) but those games are all quite close to the PS1 / N64 generation of consoles, which I think in some ways marks the beginning of modern games.

Before that, however, we had a Sega Master System. I used to love the Asterix game for that, and also games like Altered Beast and Taz-Mania. And ... SpellCaster! That's the game! I could never figure that one out. Which really is no wonder at all, considering I must've been something like 4 years old when I played these games.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #107 on: September 18, 2012, 10:33:12 PM »
Seeing as you guys really seem to miss most of these games; the snes and nes ones, I wonder if you've ever heard about

http://snesbox.com/

Play your favorite snes games online, and even nes ones.
 O:)

Awesome!  Bookmarked!

Offline Arohk

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #108 on: September 18, 2012, 11:53:07 PM »
Not to try and 1-Up you (haha), but there is a site that has NES, SNES, Gameboy, soon to be the Sega collection, DOS, and some other old stuff. I'll stick the link in the spoiler since I know that we aren't technically supposed to slap links on posts in the forum. Hope that is acceptable.

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Offline Kailen

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #109 on: September 19, 2012, 05:45:11 PM »
Any of these ring a bell?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cat_video_games

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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #110 on: September 19, 2012, 06:09:37 PM »
CLAW!

Oh my, you wonderful being! Thank youuu!

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Offline Kailen

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »
That seriously made my evening. I was like a kid at Christmas.

Now I just need to get hold of the game...

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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2012, 05:04:30 PM »
Seeing as you guys really seem to miss most of these games; the snes and nes ones, I wonder if you've ever heard about

http://snesbox.com/

Play your favorite snes games online, and even nes ones.
 O:)
Not to try and 1-Up you (haha), but there is a site that has NES, SNES, Gameboy, soon to be the Sega collection, DOS, and some other old stuff. I'll stick the link in the spoiler since I know that we aren't technically supposed to slap links on posts in the forum. Hope that is acceptable.

Spoiler: Click to Show/Hide

Bookmarked both. Thanks for sharing!

Offline VonDoom

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #113 on: September 30, 2012, 05:01:48 AM »
Not quite as old as some of the games mentioned here, but:

Planescape: Torment. Can't begin to describe just how awesome this game is.

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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #114 on: September 30, 2012, 08:51:59 AM »
Not quite as old as some of the games mentioned here, but:

Planescape: Torment. Can't begin to describe just how awesome this game is.

Mm hmm definitely. I overlooked it at first, because you play a set character, but the story and characters are truly amazing. I never did finish it, tho. I have a problem actually staying interested in a game long enough to finish it, heh.

Offline Sabby

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #115 on: September 30, 2012, 01:30:49 PM »
I'm very sad that they don't really make turn based RPGs anymore.  Everything is real time... blech.

You might like the Grandia series. Can't speak for Grandia 1, but 2 and 3 are very clever real time/turn based hybrids.

Offline HVBill

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #116 on: September 30, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
Hah!  What a fantastic topic.  I love talking to a few buddies at work about the old games.  I was never big on console games, though I did play some.  The older games that I was always more excited about and enjoyed more of would have to be my old computer games.  In no particular order, here are a few.

Seven Kingdoms:  This is a real time strategy game that I used to play every day after school and I loved it.  I even had a windows 98 computer built for me so I could run this game without issues.  The computer eventually crapped out for reasons I do not recall.  The game involved seven different races that you could choose to play as and involved resource management, trading, diplomacy and subterfuge.  It was pretty involved and even had a great musical score and monsters to slay, huzza!

Sea Dogs:  My favorite pirate sim ever.  The ships and water looked beautiful, the trading aspect was great.  The game had some minor glitches and there were some issues with the flow of the roleplay stories involved, but I could just sail about trading and taking vessels.

Thief: The Dark project:  My favorite first person stealth based game ever.  You were a thief and went on stealing things and the sequal was just as good.  Story was great and surprising, graphics at the time were excellent and the game even had some humor in it.

Might and Magic:  I simply loved exploring the massive maps with all of the monsters and hidden things to interact with.....such a fun game.

Anyone play these and enjoy them as well?  Hahaha, I remember reading a gaming magazine and seeing a full two-page screen shot that was printed as an add for the brand new Age of Empires series.  I was so excited. hahahaha.

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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #117 on: September 30, 2012, 06:11:52 PM »
Might and Magic:  I simply loved exploring the massive maps with all of the monsters and hidden things to interact with.....such a fun game.

Anyone play these and enjoy them as well?  Hahaha, I remember reading a gaming magazine and seeing a full two-page screen shot that was printed as an add for the brand new Age of Empires series.  I was so excited. hahahaha.

I'm currently working my way through the original, then on to the rest of the series.  Mr. Oniya is jealous because it won't work on Windows 7. ;D

Offline HVBill

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #118 on: September 30, 2012, 06:23:25 PM »
I have been debating having another '98 computer built for me and raiding ebay for some old games.  They're just so much fun!

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2012, 06:24:10 PM »
I'm currently working my way through the original, then on to the rest of the series.  Mr. Oniya is jealous because it won't work on Windows 7. ;D

www.GoG.com (Also known as Good Old Games) probably has a functioning copy, and it's likely to be reasonably cheap.  No more than 10 bucks (guessing.)  They specialize in updating old games so that they work with new code, including old DOS based games.
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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #120 on: September 30, 2012, 06:31:20 PM »
I have been debating having another '98 computer built for me and raiding ebay for some old games.  They're just so much fun!

I'm upgraded as far as XP - wasn't about to go Vista, and then found out that certain programs I have won't work on Win7, so I'm just staying put.

Offline HVBill

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #121 on: September 30, 2012, 06:48:21 PM »
Yeah...*pouty face*....my laptop has 7......

Chris, that site is fantastic.

Offline HVBill

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #122 on: September 30, 2012, 07:15:01 PM »
I had forgotten all about Lords of the Realm.  I loved that series, used to play it all the time.  Very interesting resource management.  Turn based strategy games are so hard to get right, and with that one Sierra nailed it.

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Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »
www.GoG.com (Also known as Good Old Games) probably has a functioning copy, and it's likely to be reasonably cheap.  No more than 10 bucks (guessing.)  They specialize in updating old games so that they work with new code, including old DOS based games.

Thanks a heap, Chris!  They do indeed have the 6-pack of the originals, and claim that it'll work on Win7!

Offline Chris Brady

Re: Video Game Nostolgia
« Reply #124 on: September 30, 2012, 07:27:58 PM »
No problem.  And it should word, it's what they do.