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The Retro Corner

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07 Jan 2010
By xHeatherx

After the many retro threads that I've seen being posted across the forums. I thought it'd be interesting to set up a main retro thread, for you all to discuss the old classic retro consoles.

If you have any old consoles lying around, take a few pictures of them and post them up here. Rarer the better :)

 

Also, what are your first memories of gaming?

Mine would be the classic Amiga 500. I used to love playing games like Superfrog, Wiz 'n' Liz, SWIV, Speedball 2, Chaos Engine etc. Great memories :)

 

What games/consoles did you like the best?

 

I'm looking forward to hearing all your gaming experiences.

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Mine was a toss-up between my NES:
Mega man
190-in-1 cart from singapore
Zelda 2
Power Blade

or my A600:
Superfrog (all team17's stuff)
Valhalla
Dreamweb
Delphine games (they were tough!)
Silly putty
Chaos Engine
Walker
Uridium 2

 

Man, it's scary when you think about all that you've owned: (platform - highlight)

 

Pub table - moon patrol

Atari 2600 - pitfall

286 - Xenon 2/Wolfenstein

NES - Mario 2/megaman

NeoGeo (very briefly) - Samurai showdown

Amiga 600 - rtype 2/flashback/putty

Jaguar (briefly) - AvP

Game gear - sonic chaos

Megadrive - Fifa 95/micro machines

Mega cd - snatcher

Playstation - tekken 2/mgs

Nokia 7100 - tennis

Playstation 2 - MGS2/ico/SotC/r-type final

Snes (ebay boredom) - mario kart

N64 (ditto) - mark kart 64

PSP - ...

Playstation 3 - no particular highlights yet

 


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I like to call them "The Golden Ages" when all the great games were "out on da block" i played Dreamcast - Megadrive whatever it was called, it was great, still own an N64.

 

Would never throw away all my old games, so much memories.

 

Thanks a lot Heather you made me cry.


 

 

My mum sold all my NES stuff without me knowing when I was younger. I was GUTTED, and I still can't remember one game that I loved and have never been able to get hold of since.

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willow-mouse wrote:

Mine was a toss-up between my NES:
Mega man
190-in-1 cart from singapore
Zelda 2
Power Blade

or my A600:
Superfrog (all team17's stuff)
Valhalla
Dreamweb
Delphine games (they were tough!)
Silly putty
Chaos Engine
Walker
Uridium 2

 

Man, it's scary when you think about all that you've owned: (platform - highlight)

 

Pub table - moon patrol

Atari 2600 - pitfall

286 - Xenon 2/Wolfenstein

NES - Mario 2/megaman

NeoGeo (very briefly) - Samurai showdown

Amiga 600 - rtype 2/flashback/putty

Jaguar (briefly) - AvP

Game gear - sonic chaos

Megadrive - Fifa 95/micro machines

Mega cd - snatcher

Playstation - tekken 2/mgs

Nokia 7100 - tennis

Playstation 2 - MGS2/ico/SotC/r-type final

Snes (ebay boredom) - mario kart

N64 (ditto) - mark kart 64

PSP - ...

Playstation 3 - no particular highlights yet

 


I'm glad I'm not the only one who liked Superfrog. Not many people have heard of it.

 

Another question:

 

What are your favourite Playstation one games?

 

Mine would be, Tomb Raider 1 & 2, Theme Hospital, Duke Nukem, Crash Bandicoot, Colin McRae Rally, Tekken 2, Pandemonium 2 etc.

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Superfrog was OK, but James Pond 2: Robocod was better.
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xHeatherx wrote:

 

Another question:

 

What are your favourite Playstation one games?

 

Mine would be, Tomb Raider 1 & 2, Theme Hospital, Duke Nukem, Crash Bandicoot, Colin McRae Rally, Tekken 2, Pandemonium 2 etc.


 

Street Fighter Alpha 3, Tony Hawks 2, Tekken 3, Colony Wars, Wipeout 3 Special Edition.

 

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xHeatherx wrote: 

Another question:

 

What are your favourite Playstation one games?

 

Mine would be, Tomb Raider 1 & 2, Theme Hospital, Duke Nukem, Crash Bandicoot, Colin McRae Rally, Tekken 2, Pandemonium 2 etc.


 

Street Fighter Alpha 3, Tony Hawks 2, Tekken 3, Colony Wars, Wipeout 3 Special Edition.

 


 

 

Tony Hawks 2 is one of my all time favourites on any console. :)

 

Time crisis and Tombi were other PS1 favourites.

 

It looks like I had a thing for games beginning with 'T'.

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My earliest memories were of the great Commodore 64.  Twas my brothers, but I can remember playing Toki, Paperboy, & some wrestling game.. Awesome times! Those poor ole tape player things were so temperamental though :(

 

Then came the Megadrive. Sonic, Streets of Rage, Micro Machines, Italia 90, Fifa, Columns, Super Hang On, Golden Axe, Quackshot, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Moonwalker, Wrestle War (ahaha), Mercs.. to name a few :D

 

The PS1 is too recent too mention, but as mentioned above, Tony Hawk 2 ftw.

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I went and bought a load of retro games / consoles last year :) i got: Sega Master System Model 1 with original packaging and light gun :)

A Model 1 Sega Megadrive with original packaging

A NES Action pack with original packaging :P

A SNES

N64

and a dreamcast

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The first computer I had bought for me when I was a wee nipper was a 48k ZX Spectrum (the rubber key type), and it came with that classic old Ultimate (who we now call RARE) game called Sabre Wulf.

 

It lasted for about two weeks before its first visit to the local computer shop for repairs, as I had pulled the Interface 2 out of it while I was playing, so fried CPU, and muggins here crying my eyes out for a week while I waited for it to be repaired. Once I got it back then everything was bliss :D

 

Off the top of my head, my fave retro gaming memory was getting through that damned Banyan Tree in Jet Set Willy without losing a life.

 

My least favourite memory (if you can consider PS1 games to be retro) was me playing Slash Mode on   Bushido Blade. For those who don't know the goal of the game was to kill 100 opponents. Doing so would unlock a character who used a gun (a bit of a cheating barsteward in a game about swords!)

 

Anyway, I got to 99 kills. The only injury I had was I was limping. Be aware that you could get killed with one hit in this, or say if you'd been hit in the leg then you would limp. So the last guy comes towards me, and I'm getting nervous now as it had taken bloody ages to get as far as this. Then I go for it with a hit to the head. However, he thinks EXACTLY the same thing at EXACTLY the same time. We both go down. Game over. I unlock nothing. But I do throw a joypad so hard the neighbours heard it smash into 481 separate pieces followed by half an hour of swearing.

 

I still have my lovely Speccys and a pile of CRASH magazines dating from July 1984 that I just can't bring myself to get rid of...

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What video game magazines did we all read?

From my youth I remember

Crash
Your Sinclair (actually my favourite from the Spectrum mags)
Sinclair User
CVG
Mean Machines
ST Action
Super Play
Total
Ace
Super Action
Sega Power.
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What video game magazines did we all read?

From my youth I remember

Crash
Your Sinclair (actually my favourite from the Spectrum mags)
Sinclair User
CVG
Mean Machines
ST Action
Super Play
Total
Ace
Super Action
Sega Power.

Zzap64!

 

A brilliant magazine! They had this a fun concept. Games had multiple reviewers. The reviwers were drawn rather than having their real photos in the reviews. If the game had some predominant theme, the reviews' pictures would be drawn with some style which was in the game's theme. Like when they reviewed the game "Virus", the the reviewers looked like they were infected with some bizarre space viruses. In addition to being humorous, they had really good, thorough reviews.

 

And this being the Internet, I tried googling for Zzap64, and I got this: http://www.zzap64.co.uk/

 

Thanks forum thread, now I'll read old ZZap64 issues the next couple of weeks!

 

Also, I read (and even subscribed to) Compute's Gazette. But it was primarily for programmers, though it featured quite a few games in printed form. Some day, I'm going to write Think Tank for the PS3. :)

 

Aaaawww!.. There I go, getting all misty-eyed again. This thread is too much for me. :)

 

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I loved ducktales on the NES.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW-ZUVjjqJY brings back memories!!

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oldest console i played on was only the ps1/n64!!
I still have the ps1 at home, and it's still working!
The ps1 was built very solid back then, very hard to break, now more tech console like the ps3 and 360 in particular seem to break easily enough!
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dylanireland wrote:
oldest console i played on was only the ps1/n64!!
I still have the ps1 at home, and it's still working!
The ps1 was built very solid back then, very hard to break, now more tech console like the ps3 and 360 in particular seem to break easily enough!

 

Couldn't agree more

 

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Need to set up an eBay account (again). Have been really compelled to play Vib Ribbon the past few weeks.

 

I was never sure about Vib Ribbon, I payed the demo and found it too hard. If I find it cheap anywhere I may give it another go.

 

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what is VIB ribbon??

 

 

An old music game that was on PS1, you controlled a rabbit that had to make it's way past obstacles by timing the buttons corresponding with the shape.

 

Demo video

 

The cool thing was, it worked with any music CD that you put into the console and created levels based on the music, meaning you could play along to whatever track you wanted.

 

Sorta like an early Audiosurf.

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OMG i remember this! t'was legendary playing it! my friend used to have it and we'd play it loads when i went to his house! If only the ps3 had a proper ps3 game that was original and as unique as this!
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Does anyone remember this?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eZcV1UuUzI

 

I remember being so bad at this game, but it was still soooo addictive.:)

 

I've been craving to play Theme Hospital lately. I've waisted so many hours on that game :P

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i used to love ape escape and croc on the ps1,2 of my favourite games by far!! and no never played that game before heather :(
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Well I finished Beneath a Steel Sky and really enjoyed going back to the 'point & click' era :) It had some good humour in it as well that wouldn't of made it into games these days ;) I also started to play the real gem that I have been wanting to for some time now, and by the same team as well - Broken Sword :Thumbs: I just love everything about it from the characters, to the music, locations and 'some' of the puzzles :Argh: That's twice I have used a guide on the goat puzzle because its been so long lol. But at least this second time I did actually finish the game ;)

Now I'm playing Thief: The Dark Project which I never played when it was out i had Thief 3 Deadly Shadows on Xbox which was fun.

OK they aren't exactly retro games, more classics but they still fit in here ;)
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