First game that you loved

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by darksideby182 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Gunsmoke - NES

Oddly not being able to save the game made it more fun having to go through the levels again.
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by Photek » Fri May 12, 2017 1:21 pm

Powermonger was the first game I truly loved, I'd play it for hours on end. Glorious.

After that I sunk crazy hours into Carrier Command until 1 day I killed the enemy Carrier which made the rest pointless.
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by Death's Head » Fri May 12, 2017 1:25 pm

Very difficult one. On the Atari VCS, very likely to be Adventure. Never owned this game but did borrow it off of friends quite a lot. Football Manager on the ZX81 and Match Day on the Spectrum were also amazing (never owned any Sinclair stuff but played at friends' places). Finding a Space Invaders machine in a chip shop was probably my first video game "WTF" moment. Arcade gaming in the early 80s was genuinely amazing days, Asteroids, Mr Do!, Tempest, Scramble, Amidar, Moon Cresta etc, golden years of gaming for me.
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by Brerlappin » Fri May 12, 2017 1:27 pm

Photek wrote:Powermonger was the first game I truly loved, I'd play it for hours on end. Glorious.

After that I sunk crazy hours into Carrier Command until 1 day I killed the enemy Carrier which made the rest pointless.


I never knew what the strawberry float to do in carrier command :lol: I'd just piss about launching walruses for fun and shooting at anything i could see. Had no idea there was even an objective!

I'd say the first game that I truly loved was Secret of Monkey Island. I'd played and loved tons of games before then, but monkey island was the first game i ever played that had real characters, and a really enjoyable story. Everything up til then was arcade games or platformers. I still remember being blown away finding out the twist with Sheriff Shinetop :lol:
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri May 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Probably Sonic on Master System. I used to play this at my neighbours house, he didn't have a lot of games and most of what he had was gooseberry fool so we ended up playing this to death. It was also perhaps the first game I ever beat so it'll always hold a special place in my heart.
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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Squinty » Fri May 12, 2017 2:59 pm

The first game I was truly fanatical for was Dynamite Headdy. The weird visuals and charm, I just fell for it.

Still a great game.
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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Ironhide » Fri May 12, 2017 3:10 pm

Probably this:



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by jawafour » Fri May 12, 2017 3:16 pm

Ironhide wrote:Probably this (Enduro Racer MS)

Oh, blimey, Ironhide... that was pretty neat! It was an odd game in that it was nothing like the arcade game (or the ports to other systems) but it was still quite cool. You needed fast reactions / memory and, even though I wasn't very good at it, I still enjoyed it :) .
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PostRe: First game that you loved
by dmin » Fri May 12, 2017 7:11 pm

chanticleer wrote:Image

Ahhh, that the downhill skiing game on the rm nimbus?

First I can properly remember from my yoof would be this:

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by rinks » Fri May 12, 2017 8:01 pm

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Thankfully though one of the gaming mags printed some code that would bypass it (it also had other cheats included but I never used them :shifty: )


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by Finish.Last » Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 pm

The first game that springs to mind for me is Skool Daze for the Spectrum, which I definitely did love.

But a little more thought and I think the first game I properly loved - like, 'just couldn't wait to get home from school to play' loved - was Elite.

Honourable mention to Rick Dangerous, too - that was ace as well.
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by HSH28 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:14 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Video doesn't do it justice:



You can play it here if you have Flash enabled: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/497410


I've got one of those somewhere.
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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Death's Head » Fri May 12, 2017 11:09 pm

dmin wrote:
chanticleer wrote:Image

Ahhh, that the downhill skiing game on the rm nimbus?



I never had a Spectrum but I think that is Horace goes skiing.
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by chanticleer » Fri May 12, 2017 11:16 pm

Death's Head wrote:
dmin wrote:
chanticleer wrote:Image

Ahhh, that the downhill skiing game on the rm nimbus?



I never had a Spectrum but I think that is Horace goes skiing.

Yep, that's right. It had a first Frogger-like stage where you had to cross the road to hire skis, then cross back to ski down the hill. Two games in one!
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by Hyperion » Fri May 12, 2017 11:33 pm

Great question. Thinking about it, probably either Crossbow or Desert Falcon on the Atari 2600. Looking back, they can't have been much to look at or play but 6 year old me loved them whenever I got to play them.

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First games that I really remember loving and being almost addicted to playing through them were the Lucasfilm point and click adventures Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Monkey Island. Those games were so brilliant and I remember being stuck for ages at various points during them. Pre-internet of course there was nowhere to look for help, so you had to buy a hint book from the developers. Even playing them again I can still mostly remember exactly what I need to do.

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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Super Dragon 64 » Fri May 12, 2017 11:50 pm

Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

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This was one of the few Game Boy games that we had but I enjoyed replaying it endlessly and the easy mode meant that it was the first game that I could finish it as a kid. I did eventually brave the normal difficulty and defeat Wario :toot:
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by Photek » Sat May 13, 2017 9:20 am

Brerlappin wrote:
Photek wrote:Powermonger was the first game I truly loved, I'd play it for hours on end. Glorious.

After that I sunk crazy hours into Carrier Command until 1 day I killed the enemy Carrier which made the rest pointless.


I never knew what the strawberry float to do in carrier command :lol: I'd just piss about launching walruses for fun and shooting at anything i could see. Had no idea there was even an objective!

It was simple enough, you started at the bottom left and an AI carrier started on the top right and both headed towards each other. I remember at first that I didn't think they'd put a Carrier AI in the actual game but then the more and more I played it I seen it in the distance or heading off an island it just captured. It almost gained a mythical ethos in my mind just glimpsing it until after many MANY games It straight up attacked my island while I was there, It'd usually kill me within seconds without me even seeing it but sent those flying jobbies (Manta's ?) after it and it just blew up very unceremoniously into about 5 polyons and vanished :| .

The Idea was great though, take over an island and make that resource one, then make ones around it defence ones and then factory ones but they all must form a network or your supplies would dry up, which is what happened a lot when you went a bit far and enemy carrier cut you off.

The map explained it a little better:
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by floydfreak » Sat May 13, 2017 9:30 pm

Super Mario Bros (NES)


Ghostbusters 2

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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Buffalo » Sun May 14, 2017 1:43 am

I think it was either Sly Spy Secret Agent on the C64, or a Dizzy game that didn't have 'Dizzy' in the title - I recall a lot of fruit in it.
EDIT - Kwik Snax! Loved that.
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PostRe: First game that you loved
by Karl » Sun May 14, 2017 1:25 pm

A Link to the Past. I doubt I was much older than around 6. It felt like I was really on an adventure!

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