Retro games forum

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Found 11th Oct 2014
A thread for anyone with a passion for older video games.

Collectors, players, nostalgic reminiscers...

Everyone's welcome, this is a place for all formats - if it's bygone it's in!

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If you had to pick three spectrum games, what would they be?.. to make it interesting, no ultimate ones.
Mine are forever changing...

I'll go for..

Starquake
Lords of Midnight
Ranarama

Probably doubt getting much feedback on this.. given its niche games, on a bygone system, on a consumer forum..

To open it up a tad.. pick a system, pick three games..

got to love mame
personal favorites : moon cresta
and : dragons lair (laser disc)

I call your moon cresta and raise you moon patrol.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Moon_patrol.png

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BlightySpike

If you had to pick three spectrum games, what would they be?.. to make it … If you had to pick three spectrum games, what would they be?.. to make it interesting, no ultimate ones.Mine are forever changing...I'll go for..StarquakeLords of MidnightRanaramaProbably doubt getting much feedback on this.. given its niche games, on a bygone system, on a consumer forum..To open it up a tad.. pick a system, pick three games..

Ultimate aside I would have to go for: Manic Miner, Chuckie Egg and Ant Attack.

Edited by: "FloatingWilson" 23rd Oct 2014

Great picks. Sandy White's Ant Attack blew my socks off when I was a nipper.

http://sandywhite.co.uk/fun/ants/pics/AAgraphic002.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ADwvfqkxChw/RguqdfHQkdI/AAAAAAAAAOE/Ae7-iBmWO4A/s400/map.png

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trimm trab

got to love mame personal favorites : moon cresta and : dragons lair … got to love mame personal favorites : moon cresta and : dragons lair (laser disc)

Loved Space Ace too, in fact that was the first Arcade game I actually completed (on easy) good times...

I was never any good at any of the laser disk games. The arcade I frequented had a couple , they were always a bit more expensive than the usual coin ops.

Some of my favs were the following.. guess the game and no peeking at the urls source.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1a/Bombjackarc.png

http://www.arcade-history.com/images/game/2958_1.png

http://www.retrogamesnow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/arcade-atari-battlezone.jpg

http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/konamishooters/scramble-5.png
Edited by: "BlightySpike" 11th Oct 2014

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I lost a lot, no all my dinner money to Track & Field! Scramble used to own me though, once it got to building part! Other two are of course Bombjack and Battlezone I believe? That was a huge machine with a periscope type set up to look through, if I remember correctly..

My all time favourite Arcade game to this day is:
Robotron 2084

https://media.giphy.com/media/g0NeTxWkEWezu/giphy.gif




Edited by: "FloatingWilson" 15th Jun 2017

Ninbox4

I lost a lot, no all my dinner money to Track & Field! Scramble used to … I lost a lot, no all my dinner money to Track & Field! Scramble used to own me though, once it got to building part! Other two are of course Bombjack and Battlezone I believe? That was a huge machine with a periscope type set up to look through, if I remember correctly.. My all time favourite Arcade game to this day is: Robotron 2084 (_;)



All correct.

Ahh Robotron. Such a classic. I love the sound design of the Williams games. The warp level sound always gave me such a rush.
Still sounds fresh. Surely the most "videogamey" sounds ever created.

Robotron 2084

Monty on the run, Rebelstar and Dizzy. on the Spectrum 48k

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http://www.cpcgamereviews.com/t/tubaruba.png

I used to love bomb jack.

I was also into a horse racing game called king of sports or sport of kings - can't remember which way around it went !

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C64 game ewwaxo? ^

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Ninbox4

C64 game ewwaxo? ^



tubaruba - Amstrad CPC.

http://tcrf.net/images/b/be/Tubaruba_(Amstrad_CPC)-title.png
Edited by: "ewwaxo" 11th Oct 2014

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this month's retro gamer is a sega saturn special - definitely my favourite overall console.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzhLlCjIQAAdB2t.jpg:large


can't believe it's been 20 years!

also has a feature on retro game collecting
Edited by: "ewwaxo" 11th Oct 2014

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ewwaxo

this month's retro gamer is a sega saturn special - definitely my … this month's retro gamer is a sega saturn special - definitely my favourite overall console.can't believe it's been 20 years!

The Saturn was really good wasn't it? I remember buying the console and 'Sega Ages ' in my local Dixons. OutRun was perfect on that.

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Ninbox4

The Saturn was really good wasn't it? I remember buying the console and … The Saturn was really good wasn't it? I remember buying the console and 'Sega Ages ' in my local Dixons. OutRun was perfect on that.



shame it was difficult to program for and get the most of it - under the hood it certainly appeared more powerful than the PlayStation.

Control pads were awesome.

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some sega beasts in my collection.

http://segaretro.org/images/thumb/f/f9/Md1_mcd1_32x.jpg/260px-Md1_mcd1_32x.jpg

http://www.segadriven.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/multimega002.png

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17o4rojkx4pxwjpg/original.jpg

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The original Saturn Sega Rally ran superbly too..

Oh, I totally forgot the Multi-Mega! That was so way ahead of it's time back then.

Edited by: "FloatingWilson" 11th Oct 2014

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Ninbox4

The original Sega Rally ran superbly too..



absolutely! the handling and graphics were spot on! Daytona was later 'fixed' in the CE version,

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Ninbox4

Oh, I totally forgot the Multi-Mega! That was so way ahead of it's time … Oh, I totally forgot the Multi-Mega! That was so way ahead of it's time back then.



yup.. has battery slots to make it usable as a personal ... um portable CD player.
Edited by: "ewwaxo" 11th Oct 2014

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I think the Dreamcast would have to be my favourite Sega console though, if nothing else but for Shenmue and Shenmue 2.

BlightySpike

If you had to pick three spectrum games, what would they be?.. to make it … If you had to pick three spectrum games, what would they be?.. to make it interesting, no ultimate ones.Mine are forever changing...I'll go for..StarquakeLords of MidnightRanaramaProbably doubt getting much feedback on this.. given its niche games, on a bygone system, on a consumer forum..To open it up a tad.. pick a system, pick three games..




best spectrum game ever ........HUNCHBACK !

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Ninbox4

I think the Dreamcast would have to be my favourite Sega console though, … I think the Dreamcast would have to be my favourite Sega console though, if nothing else but for Shenmue and Shenmue 2.



yeah those games were ahead of their time! started out as a Saturn project originally.

http://www.pixfans.com/imagenes/2009/08/shenmue_Saturn.jpg

trimm trab

best spectrum game ever ........HUNCHBACK !



Yeah. I remember Hunchback being at the start of the "Official" arcade ports on the spectrum. Best licenced game by Ocean has to be...

http://www.fraserking.co.uk/spectrum/screenshots/Cobra.png

krjgreen

Monty on the run, Rebelstar and Dizzy. on the Spectrum 48k



Aah Rebelstar, what a classic. What came first famicom wars or Rebelstar? I love turn based strategy games.
Gollop has to be one of a handful of coders still at it. Or is Kevin Toms still cranking out the footie sims?

Loved my Saturn. Tempted to dig it out of the garage at somepoint and have a bash on Sega Rally.

"Game over, yeeaaahhhh".

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g8spur

Loved my Saturn. Tempted to dig it out of the garage at somepoint and … Loved my Saturn. Tempted to dig it out of the garage at somepoint and have a bash on Sega Rally. "Game over, yeeaaahhhh".



such wacky voiceovers in that game

easy left - easy right - baby.

Daytona - Rolling Staaaaaaaaaaart!

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http://blowthecartridge.com/comics/2011-08-18-Sega-Rally.gif

On the Sega tip. I had a Dreamcast. Great little manchine. It seemed at the time, I was the only person in the world who actually liked this game. Such a lost classic. Appealed to my daft sense of humour.

http://www.defunctgames.com/pic/reviewpics/reviewfloiganbrothersdc-3.jpg

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to further tempt you !



https://24.media.tumblr.com/988662c0c147a82856a9f292a963b8ff/tumblr_mu479yZQC41sg3g3so1_r1_400.gif

https://38.media.tumblr.com/354d889f2c3a134c9092f2465a3dfdc5/tumblr_mu1nibrfDy1sg3g3so1_400.gif



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BlightySpike

On the Sega tip. I had a Dreamcast. Great little manchine. It seemed at … On the Sega tip. I had a Dreamcast. Great little manchine. It seemed at the time, I was the only person in the world who actually liked this game. Such a lost classic. Appealed to my daft sense of humour.



what is that?!

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Treamcast clone with screen.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/Treamcast_DreamcastPortableClone.jpg

g8spur

Loved my Saturn. Tempted to dig it out of the garage at somepoint and … Loved my Saturn. Tempted to dig it out of the garage at somepoint and have a bash on Sega Rally. "Game over, yeeaaahhhh".



just reminded me of another game .... Rally X , best music ever to a game ! musictomyears

Floigan Brothers. Very much a marmite game.

http://images.eurogamer.net/converted/pics/reviews/floiganbros_dc/02b.jpg

euro gamer review

trimm trab

just reminded me of another game .... Rally X , best music ever to a … just reminded me of another game .... Rally X , best music ever to a game ! musictomyears



Granted. That is a top tune. But if you want jolly, foot tapping, catchy as F**k tunes then.. I raise you this gem.

Kirby's Block Ball

ewwaxo

to further tempt you !8)



for driving games you couldn't beat : http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/111/1118223525.jpg
the night driving was the best ! althought I seem to remember the cabinet being in red and yellow , 10p a go and all your mates would be hanging off the sides

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trimm trab

for driving games you couldn't beat : the night driving was the best ! … for driving games you couldn't beat : the night driving was the best ! althought I seem to remember the cabinet being in red and yellow , 10p a go and all your mates would be hanging off the sides



that does look quite awesome.

BlightySpike

Granted. That is a top tune. But if you want jolly, foot tapping, catchy … Granted. That is a top tune. But if you want jolly, foot tapping, catchy as F**k tunes then.. I raise you this gem.Kirby's Block Ball




then there's this little gem of a tune Your text here
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