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Postby SpitValve » Tue May 15, 2007 9:54 am UTC

Commander Keen reminds me of Doom which is another classics...

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Postby Puellus Peregrinus » Tue May 15, 2007 11:17 am UTC

-Commander Keen
-Mario Bros
-Worms
-Sonic the Hedgehog
-Jetpack FTW
-Moposota
-Contra
-The Incredible Machine -I would have thought that someone here would have mentioned this.
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Postby rockintom99 » Tue May 15, 2007 12:41 pm UTC

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Command and Conquer. My uncle installed it on my computer one day, and I ended up getting so addicted to it, my dad set the computer to run it right after booting up.
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Postby Klye » Tue May 15, 2007 12:57 pm UTC

super metroid = best game of all time.
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Re: Games from your childhood

Postby The LuigiManiac » Tue May 15, 2007 1:14 pm UTC

Messiah wrote:
Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Image
That....is.....awesome! I've never even played it, and I want it now!

When I posted this, I actually meant videogames, guess I should've been specific. Good to hear the outside games though too. Can someone tell me which is which though? There's some like Oregan Trail, 4Square, Jezzball...that I'm not sure of. And then there's games like "The floor is hot lava" that I hope to God are the childhood games I know, and not some REALLY crap video game idea.

I thought of another one too - Wolfenstein 3D. Best game on the school computers, ever.


Oregon Trail and Jezzball are computer games, and 4 Square is an outdoors game. We had Wolfenstein 3D, but it scared me too much that I didn't play it.


Also, in response to PtS' last post:

I forgot about Commander Keen 1.
And Commander Keen 4.
And Crystal Caves.
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Postby Castaway » Tue May 15, 2007 1:24 pm UTC

THE OREGON TRAIL! that game was so good, oh man. I always got typhoid and died...
I also loved Gizmos and Gadgets which is probably why I read xkcd today.
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Postby MFHodge » Tue May 15, 2007 1:40 pm UTC

My original computer games were:
    Jumpman
    Below the Root (too awesome to describe)
    King's Quest I
    Spy's Adventures in North America
    Mouser

Outside, I loved 4Square and tetherball. We also had a great game where you got as many different balls as possible and divided up into two teams and just tried to hit the wall behind the other team. No score, just fun.

I have also loved Trivial Pursuit my entire life. When I was too young to know the answers, I rolled the die and moved the tokens. Now that I am second best in the family (nobody beats Dad right?) I never touch the board. Makes me feel like a real man.

Also, The Floor is Freakin' Lava. I don't think I have ever used the top step of the stairs by my bedroom at my partents house. It's the lava step.
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Postby German Sausage » Tue May 15, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

scrabble, monopoly, jigsaw puzzles, tiggy and hide and seek.
doom, age of empires and myst (but i never got anywhere).
i got my first computer at ~age 15, so computer games never featured too hugely. not like now... civ4, oblivion, FEAR, all sorts of things.
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Postby MFHodge » Tue May 15, 2007 1:56 pm UTC

"Did you ever play this game as a child? The Floor is Lava! When you climb on all the furniture in your house and couldn't touch the floor. You may have called it something different but it meant the same thing. You were poor. I remember going, 'Mom, I'd like a Nintendo'. She's like, 'The floor is lava!' I'm like, 'What the hell is wrong with our house? Why can't we afford carpet? It's called two jobs, bitch! Get going; I'm a responsibility.'"
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Postby Phenriz » Tue May 15, 2007 2:46 pm UTC

rachel wrote:Oregon Trail
The Floor Is Hot Lava!


<3

except i played The Ground is Hot Lava whenever i went to the playground, it was alot of fun.

oh and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and Where in Space is Carmen Sandiego.

we had a Performa Macintosh (can't remember the exact model) growing up as a kid so my catalog of games for the mac was pretty limited.
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Postby Belial » Tue May 15, 2007 2:52 pm UTC

-The Incredible Machine


Yes. Very, very yes.

I played that game obsessively as a kid.

Also, to repeat a bunch that've already been stated:

-Zork _
-King's Quest _
-Sim _
-Every Zelda game ever
-Ecco the Dolphin
- _____ Trail (I was more fond of Amazon Trail than Oregon)
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Postby Phenriz » Tue May 15, 2007 3:04 pm UTC

Belial wrote:- _____ Trail (I was more fond of Amazon Trail than Oregon)

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Postby Belial » Tue May 15, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

What can I say. The fishing and photography bits were more fun, and the time travel element was neat.
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Postby Gilly » Tue May 15, 2007 3:09 pm UTC

Solt wrote:Tetris, Killer Instinct, Mario, Perfect Dark, Goldeneye.


Oh my god yes. I'm a little young for the SNES (I'm 15 - though enjoying some classics on my Wii =D), so I grew up on the N64, an excellent diet of Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Mario 64, Killer Instinct Gold, Mario Kart, Zelda :OoT and MM....ah, such a good console. I also had my Gameboy with me most places, loaded with Super Mario (and the sequel, 8 Golden Coins, excellent), Pokemon Red or Metroid 2: Return of Samus.

And I remember Carmen Sandiego on the PC, and Tomb Raider. And Chip's Challenge! I wasted so much time on that game.

Edit: Forgot about Quake o.o
Edit 2: And Bomberman.
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Postby Phenriz » Tue May 15, 2007 3:11 pm UTC

oh Jurassic Park for the genesis, you could be a raptor, that was probably one of the greatest sega games ever created.
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Postby MFHodge » Tue May 15, 2007 3:14 pm UTC

I still play original NES Tetris all the time. I take phone-cam picture of the high score screen whenever I get to level 20. I'll post one when I get home. :)

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue May 15, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

Fireball Island is awesome, because it's a 3D board game. The board is the whole island, with trails and a volcano mountain, and you can roll the red marble of lava down the trails, and if it hits you (or your opponents), they either go back to the bottom of the mountain, or back to the boat.... and if, like us, you get sick of the regular rules, you allow the players to climb off of the trails, and use an Xacto knife to alter the course of the marbles.... :) God, soooo many hours wasted playing that.

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Postby mr_snafleburger » Tue May 15, 2007 4:29 pm UTC

When i was real little I played Candyland every day with my mom. Bless her heart she always cheated so I'd win.

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Postby Owijad » Tue May 15, 2007 4:54 pm UTC

Aw man, lessee...

A game where you're in a pyramid labyrinth looking for artifacts, and occasionally run into mummies/over ripe fruit. I was a black and white point and click sort of thing, and I can't for the life of me remember what it was called.

Galactica
Lemmings
Power Pete (Mighty Mike)
Gizmos and Gadgets
The Incredible Machine
Treasure Mountain
Amazon Trail, twice as cool as
Oregon Trail
Civilization


A Mess O' Trouble, guys. c'mon!

Those are from between ages 5 and 8, mostly.
Then from 8 - present day, although mostly 8 to 12...

A Mess O' Trouble (and actually got places).

Civilization II
Chrono Trigger (woo!)
Marshmallow Duel (Mduel)
Sonic,
Actraiser,
Pokemons,
Myst,
Final Fantasy _
Starcraft,
Diablo I and, more, II


I'm sure there are more for both categories, but these are the memorable ones.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue May 15, 2007 4:59 pm UTC

IRH Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, King of all games.
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Postby MFHodge » Tue May 15, 2007 5:12 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:IRH Mario Bros. sequel somethingorother: Yoshi's Island, King of all games.

I believe that is Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

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Postby EvanED » Tue May 15, 2007 5:30 pm UTC

Puellus Peregrinus wrote:-The Incredible Machine -I would have thought that someone here would have mentioned this.


THat was a good game. I still have that and the Incredible Toon Machine. I think there was something weird with them not working all that well on my computer though.

The LuigiManiac wrote:And Crystal Caves.


Someone else played this too?! Oh me yarm!

Do you know Secret Agent? I liked that one better.

VTHodge wrote:tetherball


That's another good one. I got a pretty bad nose bleed from that one once.

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Postby The LuigiManiac » Tue May 15, 2007 6:26 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:
The LuigiManiac wrote:And Crystal Caves.


Someone else played this too?! Oh me yarm!

Do you know Secret Agent? I liked that one better.


Sadly, no. I haven't even heard about it before. *Looks on Wikipedia* It does look like a fun game though.
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Postby anotherangel » Tue May 15, 2007 6:29 pm UTC

Pokemon Red, yesss. I rediscovered this the other day and it still kept me occupied for hours.

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue May 15, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

anotherangel wrote:Pokemon Red, yesss. I rediscovered this the other day and it still kept me occupied for hours.



: D


(only yellow is better, and not by much)
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Postby SpitValve » Tue May 15, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

Masters of Orion II

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Tue May 15, 2007 8:37 pm UTC

SpitValve wrote:Masters of Orion II


I...I can't understand that game. I've seen it played, I've even played it a bit. I just don't get what makes it awesome.
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Postby Puellus Peregrinus » Tue May 15, 2007 8:37 pm UTC

I wouldn't say that MoO 2 is my childhood game but...
Masters of Orion II was some game... awesome game.
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Postby SpitValve » Tue May 15, 2007 8:39 pm UTC

You can replace your entire population with self replicating robots and then blast your opponents planets into asteroid belts after collapsing their spaceships into mini black holes.

Does its awesomeness need any more explanation?

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Postby Gilly » Tue May 15, 2007 8:48 pm UTC

LE4dGOLEM wrote:(only yellow is better, and not by much)

Hmm, silly non-evolving Pikapoo following me around all the time annoyed me in that game.
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Postby The LuigiManiac » Tue May 15, 2007 9:06 pm UTC

Gilly wrote:
LE4dGOLEM wrote:(only yellow is better, and not by much)

Hmm, silly non-evolving Pikapoo following me around all the time annoyed me in that game.


I got Red, Blue and a Red/Blue Guide at a big neighborhood toy sale. I could have gotten Yellow there too, for the same price as the Red and Blue set.
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Re: Games from your childhood

Postby bigglesworth » Tue May 15, 2007 9:11 pm UTC

The LuigiManiac wrote:And Crystal Caves.


I haven't heard of it (too young, started on a playstation), but it does remind me of crystal mae :)

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Postby Phenriz » Tue May 15, 2007 9:12 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:Spyro the Dragon taught me how to live my life.


must...... resist...... urge to.......... slaughter........
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Postby rachel » Tue May 15, 2007 9:13 pm UTC

Haha, did anyone else play on Neopets? I used to love Neopets. Geez, I was a loserface. But boy did I love Neopets.
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Postby Belial » Tue May 15, 2007 9:14 pm UTC

Oh god, me too...don't tell anyone.
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SpitValve wrote:You can replace your entire population with self replicating robots and then blast your opponents planets into asteroid belts after collapsing their spaceships into mini black holes.

Does its awesomeness need any more explanation?

I still play that :) Cybernetic FTW! Seriously, though, I played Moo III... at what point did they think that was a good idea?!?

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Postby Puellus Peregrinus » Tue May 15, 2007 9:14 pm UTC

SpitValve wrote:You can replace your entire population with self replicating robots and then blast your opponents planets into asteroid belts after collapsing their spaceships into mini black holes.

Does its awesomeness need any more explanation?

I believe that is the definition.


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Postby Phenriz » Tue May 15, 2007 9:16 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Oh god, me too...don't tell anyone.



it's ok, i woke up early one day to go to "The Limited Too" and get in line for one of those special edition NeoPets, aisha i think it was, for my little sister.

i never got into neopets, i was always a POKEMANS rpg kid growing up.
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Postby rachel » Tue May 15, 2007 9:25 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:
Belial wrote:Oh god, me too...don't tell anyone.



it's ok, i woke up early one day to go to "The Limited Too" and get in line for one of those special edition NeoPets, aisha i think it was, for my little sister.

i never got into neopets, i was always a POKEMANS rpg kid growing up.



Firstly, Belial, I'm glad that you shared my love for Neopets, without either of us actually knowing about our shared love for Neopets. My favourite part was that they didn't die ever, they just got really really hungry and would be dying, but never died. I've probably still got at least three accounts and seven or eight pets hanging out around there, just chillin'.


Secondly, psh, eff pokemon. Pokemon sucked. Although for a brief period of time all of my cousins were into them, so I was forced to play unless I just wanted to sit around being bored. So instead of wasting money on cards, I just stole other people's cards. Suckers.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Tue May 15, 2007 9:51 pm UTC

If anyone's up for some multiplayer Moo II (and knows HOW to do it) let me know!


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