Anyone remember these Classic PC Games?

Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Pharoahs Tomb, Dark Ages, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Stellar 7, Kings Quest, Manhunter USA, and Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist. Any game 15yrs ago that said Sierra or Dynamic on the box was gold.
These games bring back some good memories on the 286 12mhz w/ 640K ram and 42mb HD.
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  1. Heck, I had Stellar 7 on my Apple ][ plus!

    In 1989, I purchased my first PC-based computer, a 286/16 (it ran at 8 with "turbo" to 16!!). In my opinion, if it said "Microprose" it was GOLD!
  2. You included Indiana Jones on that list, and that was another company that could do no wrong, Lucasfilms Ltd. (Before they changed the game company name to Lucasarts).

    Loom
    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
    Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis
    Loom
    Sam And Max
    Maniac Mansion I + 2
    Full Throttle (The Bunnies!!!)
    and All of the Monkey Island games.

    The SCUMM engine rocked.

    Also, when it came to strategy wargames or RPG's, nobody could touch SSI.

    Panzer General
    Axis and Allies
    Fantasy Empires
    The "Gold Box" series of AD&D games.
    Phantasie I/II/III
    Questron
    Wizard's Crown
    Eye of the Beholder I/II/III
    Buck Rogers
    Storm Across Europe
    Dungeon Hack
    Unlimited Adventures
    Fantasy General
    Silent Hunter
    Steel Panthers I/II
    Pacific General

    Others game companies I miss before they were ate up and destroyed by EA, Atari, or others:

    Epyx
    Mindscape
    Black Isle
    Activision
    Origin Systems
    Accolade
    Sierra / Dynamix
    Data East
    Broderbund
    Ocean
    Interplay

    I miss the good old days, playing Wing Commander and Red Baron on my 386 DX/40, 8MB of Ram, Original Soundblaster Card, and a 1MB SVGA graphics card. (S3, I think).

    And, remember the good old copy protection the games used to have? They either had a "Code Wheel", or the classic: "What is word 3, of Paragraph 2, on Page 48?" (Refering to the game manual.)
  3. I played the original LLL in the late 80's on my XT. Also played the hell out of the original D&D Pool of Radiance starting in 1989. And don't forget Starflight! :)
  4. Dark Ages - Awesome
    Kings Quest - Awesome

    What about the first wingcommander :D don't forget

    Duke Nukem
    Dangerous Dave
    Pit Fall
    Commander Keen
    Monuments of Mars
    The Various Learning Company Games
  5. I'm still wating for Kings Quest online.
  6. Two of my old-school favorites for the Commodore 64 were Spy vs. Spy and Aliens.
  7. Almost forgot about Archon and Pinball Construction Set. when ea games was still good.
  8. Yep, I remember Space quest, and Kings quest. Though I've only played the space quest series. My favorites were Space Quest 1 (VGA) and Space Quest 4. Good times :)
  9. Indiana Jones was the best. I remember sleeples nights playing it.
  10. I remember Pharoahs Tomb, i just cant remember if i ever finished it.
  11. HA!! spy vs. spy, i almost forgot about that. i remember being in antarcica and climbing into the wrong igloo and dieing alot!! that game was a blast.
  12. Oh man do I remember Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. Along with Rebel Assault. You gotta love classic LucasArts.
  13. Hellz yeah, commander keen. what an awesome game. I can't remember which doom it was but there was a level where a crap load of commander keens where hanging from the ceiling and you could shoot the crap out em.
  14. My two favorites aren't on here... spend hours playing the original Test Drive and F-19 Stealth Fighter on my IBM PC-jr. Funny how almost 25 years later I still drive too fast and think that covertly bombing terroist camp sites sound like a good idea.
  15. what about


    Police Quest
    Day of the Tentakel
    Monkey Island
    Pepper Pumpernikkel
    Phantasmagoria
  16. I remember playing Kings Quest 5
    Duke Nukem 1 & 2
    But yeah, I was pretty young at the time..

    aaahhh good times
  17. I remember playing Kings Quest 5
    Duke Nukem 1 & 2
    But yeah, I was pretty young at the time..

    aaahhh good times
  18. yeh the old lucas arts games where good if I remember corectly it was about the time they released episode one that the games really went down hill.
    me being bit younger I only remember a few of these titles and thats mainly because I found them when I was bored but I remember the first fps I played
    it was this random total conversion for doom that they handed out in sierial packets, it was called chex quest, even to this day I still find it entertaining for some reason. perhaps its because I spend half the time laughing and remanising at how bad I was at it in the days 7-8 yrs old lol.
    also I know its more modern but star wars rogue squadron is one game that I've allways found fun and have spent countless hours playing, well atleast untill xp came along and the joystick died(sniff).
    it is interesting though how most of those old games are really fun and seem to be better than alot of new titles. In perticular rts games, I don't know about you but I've found that 2d rts titles are still my favorites.
    anyway enough rambeling from me....
  19. Quote:
    Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Pharoahs Tomb, Dark Ages, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Stellar 7, Kings Quest, Manhunter USA, and Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist. Any game 15yrs ago that said Sierra or Dynamic on the box was gold.
    These games bring back some good memories on the 286 12mhz w/ 640K ram and 42mb HD.
    Although they are a little further into the future, you forgot:

    Marathon 1-3, Doom I and II.
  20. Jeesh,

    I remember playing castle wolfenstien from the 5.25" floppy drive on the Apple 2E I built.

    Wow - Commander Keen, great game


    Ski
  21. I know this is a stretch, but anyone remember a Sierra game called Thexder? I loved it but always got to this one point that I had no clue how to get past. I wish I had a copy that I could play today (
  22. Are you kidding me.... you kids, I outta beat you with my cain :)

    How 'bout the classics like Zork and the others from Adventure International! Trying to think what my first game was, but it was something like that on my TRS-80. Now that's classic gaming, although it could be debated whether or not it's PC as PC really started with the IBM 5150 I believe.
  23. As a pharmacist I HAD to have Freddy Pharkas. I emailed Josh (something), one of guys in charge of the game and he quoted me in a game magazine and sent me a t-shirt (which I have since worn out).

    I read there is a KQ remake in the works with 3d imaging, ect.

    How about Ultima 6, 7, and 7.5? U-6 was my very first PC game.
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    what about


    Police Quest
    Day of the Tentakel
    Monkey Island
    Pepper Pumpernikkel
    Phantasmagoria


    Phantasmagoria was the game that started the ratings system for games.
  25. Larry, Larry :wink: lol what about worms :wink: ...or scorched earth -mother of all games(ok maby pong was first, but it didnt have so much action) :wink:
  26. i havn't seen anyone say StarControl yet
    police quest
    comander keen, any of them they all rocked
    duke nukem 1,2,and 3
    Axis and Allies
    thats all i remember
  27. What was the game series from 89-90 that took full advantage of VGA? It was a PI adventure game. I think one of them took place on Mars.
  28. My favorites of all time were Aces of the Pacific and Aces over Europe (Dynamix/Sierra). Those were the days. ;) Have to admit, sometimes I wish it were like the old DOS days of having to make a boot disk for every game I wanted to play. At least then I wasn't scouring the internet looking for updates/patches to download and hoping they actually fixed my problems. ;)
  29. Worms was great.

    Now cant forget Eye of the Beholder!!! How could nobody mention that great 3dlike RPG game! I remember getting my graph paper out and mapping all the dungeons.

    Nova 9 was a good tank game for the 286, good graphics and fun to shoot things down.

    Chuck Yeagers flight simulator was fun.

    LHS attack chopper was also a great helicopter game. Not too many of those around even today.

    Cant forget Bane of the Cosmic Forge as a good role playing game! (Wiz 3 I *think*) Those amazon women with no top were great to look at in EGA.

    Er ummm... I was young ok!
  30. Quote:

    Those amazon women with no top were great to look at in EGA.

    Er ummm... I was young ok!


    ....2 bad the devs do not remember those times :cry: :wink: , would be nice to hm....play lara in that "mode" :wink: lol.....lol but then the title would have to change...hm..."rider"? :wink: lol :twisted:
  31. Oh that's a great laugh for the morning!

    Rider.... Lol

    I think back then, larry and other games had such poor graphics parents didnt scream as they would now.
  32. The games that devoured my youth were "Elite II Frontier", "Battletech: Crescent Hawk's Inception", "Demolition Mission", "Archon II", "Jupiter Lander", "Marble Madness", "Street Fighter 2", and a huge box of other floppy disks for the Commodore 64 and Amiga computers.
  33. hey did anybody play broderbund's original prince of persia?????????released way back in 1985........carmen sandiego?????????pitfall........dave..........space commanders.............and many more i cant remember as i was only 8 years old in 93 and played all these and many more games on my 286 wid 640 kb ram and i dont know what the hard disk was :)
    good old days.......
  34. lol and lets wait for dx10 Lara :wink: .......lol that will be just rated "M" :wink: lol all those nicely shaded pixels curving lol :wink:
  35. jack nicholas golf and qbasic nibbles and gorrila...I would spend hours upon hours playing those on the ol' 386, 640k ram, 64mb hdd...it was a sad day when that bad boy blew up (not really tho since it was '97 and it meant we finally got to upgrade)
  36. My first PC game was either Star Trek on cp/m based machine, or Adventure.
    All the Infocom games, Zork, robotron on a home built Apple, All of the Origin and Micrporse games Wing Commander, Darklands, Mixed up MotherGoose, Oregon trail. My rig at the time was an original PC1 16/64, single sided dual drives at 4.77mhz DOS 1.25- Dos6.22 replaced the original power supply 63 watt with a PC Cooling 140 watt, that was updated over and over til in its final stages it was a 386 dx-20(Gallant computer systems motherboard), with dual 40mb(st-251n) running a compression card that made the system drives and 4mb ram, then I went to a 486 machine.
  37. Phantasmagoria talk about swapping cd disks all 6 of the little guys. How about 7th Guest or 11th Hour?
  38. One game i never see mentioned is When worlds Collide it required an Aria sound card to play, but after that it was all voice control or you could use a mouse.
  39. How about
    Purple Saturn Day
    The Leather Goddesses of Phobos
    Marble Madness
    Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy
    Adventure
    Darkseed
    Magic Lantern
    Wizardry
    Robotron
    Darklands
    Q-bert
    And a game that required Windows 1.0 where you tried to form alliances and take out everybody.
    And how about the mudds (pre internet) like duke nukem that were turn based on the old bulletin board system.
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