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February 23, 2003 3:15:32 AM

As I looked through all my games I remembered how cool some of these old games are and wanted to hear what other peoples favs are. Here are my top 5:

1. Prince of Persia 1,2,and 3d. The second one was so cool I replayed it, played it some more, then played it a little more. 3d was alright, a lot of bugs.
2.The Dig. Spent so many hours playing this game back in the days. It was cool when Brink went insane, went off and got his hand stuck in a crack,and you had to saw his wrist off with an alien jaw bone!!!I thought for sure there would be a Dig II but none so far :( 
3. Commander Keen series.
4.Captain Comic 1 and 2

and the last one

WHEEL OF TIME-This has to be one of the unrated games of all time. I still remember when I had my headphones playing it at midnight, had the volume close to full blast, and I'm just walking around when BOOM!!!the thunder hit in the game and makes me jump so bad that I knocked off the mouse and my huge stack of cds. I've seen this game for .99 cents on ebay.

And the worst game that I ever played was the odyssey. I don't see how anyone could ever conquer it without a walkthrough. Coolest part though was when you got turned into a pig

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February 23, 2003 3:20:10 AM

Descent, Tie Fighter, and Command and Conquer: Gold edition all rock even now.

And you forgot the best part of Wheel of Time: all the creepy stuff in the shadar logoth levels. Although 1999 is hardly an oldbie...
February 23, 2003 3:29:09 AM

damn comander keen was so cool (i downloaded it a few years ago and played it all again cept keen dreams really sucks)

my favs were
DUNE2 (not dune 2000 or any other rts game but dune 2 was perfect in every way except click & drag and replenishing spice)

duke nukem 2d only

master of magic (all three used the same engine and were all about building citys but each was slightly different)


transport tycoon deluxe

yep that sums it up!!!!!!
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February 23, 2003 3:48:51 AM

X-Com and Master of Orion 2.
February 23, 2003 3:55:46 AM

Forgot about descent never did beat it.

"all the creepy stuff in the shadar logoth levels."
Like those monsters that hide in the shadows and jump on you from behind??
February 23, 2003 3:59:18 AM

The text version of Zork. :) 

Hey, you could play it on the cheapest graphics card and, at the time, it was the most engrossing game out there.

After Zork, Wing Commander, Doom, Doom 2, Quake 2 (my all-time favorite multiplayer game.)

I want to move to space, so I can overclock processors cooled to absolute zero.
February 23, 2003 3:59:57 AM

Keen Dreams was pretty disappointing. Wasn't the only thing you had was a pogo stick??
February 23, 2003 5:28:41 AM

Oddly enough, my favs are from the console, not the PC:

All Final Fantasy series
All Zelda series
Super Mario 1 and 3
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Contra 2
Crono Trigger

Disregard my previous post.
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February 23, 2003 9:51:06 AM

Some of the best games prior to doom.
Dungeon Master
Red Storm Rising {Sub Sim}
Bards Tale 1,2,3
Sim City Classic
Railroad Tycoon 1
Captive 1, One of my favorites. You can download this for free
Might&Magic 1,2,3
Eye of the Beholder 1,2
Reach for the Stars
The Perfect General
The Longest Journey
****Console games*****
Pac man
Battle Zone
Donkey Kong
Space Invaders
Missle command
and lets not forget PONG!!!!
February 23, 2003 10:43:50 AM

Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, played it on the 286

Wolfenstien3D, same 286

The Oregon Trail, from the AppleII (cause you could put funny epitaths on the trail for other people to read)

Masters of Orion (The first one)

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February 23, 2003 3:28:14 PM

I can't believe I forgot about X-COM! Must be that I didn't actually play it until around 2000 or so where as I played the others in the 90s, but even than it rocked.

Of course, I also still have the hardware to play some of these...
February 23, 2003 8:29:03 PM

I forgot about Jill of the Jungle. Anyone know a good website to download this old games???
February 23, 2003 8:42:03 PM

Worms 1 and 2 (ninja rope and baseball bat rule)
All the Frogger games

Doom 1 and 2
GL Quake(god bless the Voodoo3) and Quake 2

Sim City classic
Duke Nukem 3D!

February 24, 2003 6:28:32 PM

One of my all time favorites was space taxi. My second favorite was Scorched Earth. I played them on my commodore 64.

Some of my fondest gaming memories came from:
Bard's Tale I
Temple of Asphai by epyx (cartridge game for C64)
Lode Runner
Robotron 2084 (I don't know how many times I played this)
Demon Attack for the Atari 2600

The only way France is going in is if we tell them we've discovered truffles in Iraq. -Dennis Miller
February 24, 2003 7:16:14 PM

Wolfenstein 3D, Doom 2 were the most addictive games on the PC for. Wolf3D was mostly novelty. Doom 2 it was something about the pacing of the game, and the lighting.

Most games I get tired of very quickly. So based on games that I actually completed Fallout and SOF would be at the top of my list of oldies.

I also enjoyed BoB, Battle of Britain, and the sequel SWOTL, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. Very crude graphics by today's standards but the games were extremely well crafted.

Need for Speed (1) - I haven't enjoyed any of the sequels as much. I liked Porche Unleashed but it didn't have the same addiction factor.

As a golfer (a bad one) I played a lot of Links & Links 386 in the off-season.

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February 24, 2003 10:24:54 PM

Dune 2
X-Com: UFO Defense
Simon the Sorceror
Wolfenstein 3d
Jones in the Fast Lane
Warcraft 1/2
CnC (original)
Crusader: No Remorse
X-Wing/Tie Fighter

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February 24, 2003 10:32:19 PM

Think I've played X-com. If its the game I'm thinking of I thought it was impossible. Could be because I only spent 5 minutes playing it. Is it like an old Deadly Games but with aliens??? X-wing and Tie Fighter was a blast. My dad had to buy 2 joystick because me and him both snapped one.
February 25, 2003 5:45:22 PM

1. Wasteland
2. Kings Quest
3. Fallout 1 & 2 (Not quite sure if these are considered oldies yet)
4. Battletech
5. Mechwarrior (The very first one, I'm talking the EGA graphics here)

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
February 26, 2003 6:17:25 AM

half life, star craft, star wars rebellion, and the ultima series

In battle Israel uses F-16's and big ass tanks, Palestine uses small children strapped to bombs. Which do you support?
February 26, 2003 5:31:17 PM

I didn't include any internet type gaming. Never tried any BBS stuff. But I did do some Mudding. Anyone ever play Gemstone III?

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.
February 26, 2003 5:50:46 PM

Man, Red Storm Rising. I loved playing that on my C64. Just today I was talking to my brother via telephone and Gyruss came up in the conversation.

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February 26, 2003 7:03:11 PM

Red storm Rising was one of my fovorites as well. I remember it came with a cardboard overlay for your keyboard. At 11 years old, I thought that was the most complex game that could ever be made. Lots of fun...

Joust was another good one.
Transformers the Game was good as well

The only way France is going in is if we tell them we've discovered truffles in Iraq. -Dennis Miller
February 26, 2003 7:29:42 PM

Gonna stick to computer games to save some space, heh

- Civilization I
- Wolfenstein 3D
- WinTrek (old win 3.1 star trek game)
- Wing Commander Armada
- Orion Conspiracy
- Starcraft/Brood Wars
- C&C
- Star Trek 25th anniversary
- Star Trek Starfleet Academy
- Minesweeper (woo)
- most any Qbasic game (Gorilla and Nibbles)
- Pong, Galaga, Space invaders...
- Mechwarrior
- Sim City
- Hexen
- 10 million other games I can't think of, hah


It's all good ^_^
February 26, 2003 9:38:11 PM

"- Minesweeper (woo)"
Ugh!! I can't stand minesweeper.
February 27, 2003 12:20:40 AM

You mean "Mindsleeper".

<b>99% is great, unless you are talking about system stability</b>
February 27, 2003 3:30:52 AM

I forgot to mention the first Wizardry.
February 27, 2003 1:38:48 PM

Minesweeper can beat the crap out of Freecell though. Nothing is more fun during a stupid/easy computer class than checking your email, checking a forum or two, and playing some hardcore minesweeper!

It's all good ^_^
February 28, 2003 2:19:37 AM

Scorched earth, tetris, doom (dos GAMES rocked!!!). All classic favorites. But the game that got me truly into the FPS, <font color=red>Shogo</font color=red> : <b>M.A.D.</b> I found it at compUSA one day after school, thought "hmmm.. anime based shooter game. might be interesting." First time I lost sleep over a computer game..

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February 28, 2003 3:35:00 AM

Lol! I was SOOOO addicted to LORD and also Overkill! Trade Wars and Global Wars! Food Fight! Hehehe. Forgot all about those, those were awesome!

I want to move to space, so I can overclock processors cooled to absolute zero.
February 28, 2003 3:38:56 PM

Oh man... DOS game swere awesome. I have one system dedicated to DOS games. I wish I still had all the ones I used to have.

Dragon Slayer (What a pain to learn how to beat it but the graphics were amazing for it's time)

Scorched Earth... Classic

King of Chicago (4 colors)


Bards Tale

I remember really old games on my first IBM PC... The IBM PC. The games on that were stick figures and on a green screen. I remeber having to get slow down programs just so I could play older games on the faster 286s. hehehe.

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February 28, 2003 8:10:35 PM

Gotta agree with you on this one...Scorched earth with five buddies and Bard's tale were some of my best gaming experiences. Scorched earth was LAN before LAN was cool.

The only way France is going in is if we tell them we've discovered truffles in Iraq. -Dennis Miller
March 4, 2003 11:14:23 AM

1.UFO Enemy Unknown (1st XCom game)
2.Syndicate (no description required)
3.Assassin (parallax side-scrolling shooter)
4.Alien Breed (top-down Aliens hunting game)
5.Pinball Dreams (pinball obviously)

And I am rebuilding an old PC to play this again,
bit i have so far P100 W95c 64mb Ram 2GB HDD SB16

Hmmm, wonder if I can get a valid page fault ???
these invalid ones are far too commonplace...
March 4, 2003 6:56:02 PM

I had very fond memories playing Hero Quest On my Dell 486sx25 and Taipan on an Apple IIc. I also had a good time playing Leisure Suit Larry on my XT turbo system :p 

Call me Caine.
March 5, 2003 3:00:37 PM

Ohh gorillas, I remember that... the first game I played where U could literally shoot for the sun... & hit it... those were the days

Hmmm, wonder if I can get a valid page fault ???
these invalid ones are far too commonplace...
March 5, 2003 3:34:38 PM

I used to play Wings of Fury on an old Apple IIe.

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March 5, 2003 3:58:54 PM

HAHA! Gorilla's the first one I thought of when I saw this thread. That's one hilarious blast from the past.

War Eagle
March 6, 2003 5:35:37 AM

Dudes, Frontier was one of the best DOS games. It was the most massive game ever. I loved it!

Then there were:
- CnC: RA (would play for days straight)
- Star Wars: Tie Fighter
- Star Wars: Dark Forces (would also play for hours on end)
- Duke Nukem 3D (still a great game)
- Deadlock (corny, but kind of amusing)
- Contra
- Faxanadu (amazing game, really!)
- NFS: SE and NFS2: SE
- Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (it was just plain fun.)

There are others, of course, but they have grown old for me, and I wither with age.....

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MSI GF3 Ti500 w/64MB DDR
2x80GB 7200RPM Maxtor
Onboard audio

My computer is bigger than your computer....
March 7, 2003 3:42:34 AM

Totally forgot about Scorched Earth. I loved using the Death's Head on someone

Damn that game was a classic

It's all good ^_^
March 7, 2003 7:57:41 AM

Warning! It's gonna be REALLY old stuff...Am I the only one here that had a C64 as his first personal computer?!

On C64:
River Raid (believe me or not if anyone makes a new version I'll buy it)
Raid over Moscow
The Last Ninja series (especially 3)
Test Drive II

On Amiga (I didn't own one):
Prince of Persia
North and South (? or some such game about the American civil war)
Larry 1 and 3

on PC:
Prince of Persia 2
Duke Nukem 3D

OMG, I'm nostalgic already: /me recalls his C64 and the damn tape player. /me also remembers all the hours he played Prince of Persia on a friend's Amiga 500. Even with the 8-bit sound of Amiga it was MUCH MUCH better sounding and better looking than the PC version although when SB16 came for the PC, things improved immensely.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by r2k on 03/08/03 09:16 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
March 8, 2003 2:25:16 AM

Prince of Persia is the sweetest game I ever played. I swear it never gets old. The second one is the best out of all three by far. Have you ever played the prince of persia 3.0 or something. Its like 1 but has all new levels and you have to complete it within 1 hour, there are no saves. Its IMPOSSIBLE!!!
March 8, 2003 9:12:05 PM

Prince of Persia made me think of another game I loved, it was an nes game.

Exodus Ultima

It's all good ^_^
March 11, 2003 3:41:57 PM

Red Storm Rising is still the BEST sub game ever made...I'm sick of the newer sub games that would stick in some 3D outside view of the sub...Inside a sub you don't see jack except what your instruments tell you...good fun.

Here's my list

C64 - EA and Microprose were gods then.

Wasteland - Best RPG ever
Bards Tale series
Ultima series
Mail Order Monsters
Legacy of the Ancients
Roadwar 2000
Mars Saga

Older PC

Master of Orion I & II
Tetris :D 
Jagged Alliance
Total Anihillation (sp)

Your using WHAT??? (quote from friend when I told him my PC specs)
March 11, 2003 4:20:11 PM

Speaking of RSR, 688 Attack Sub was a cool game. I never played RSR though.

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March 12, 2003 12:31:53 AM

Thought I'd agree with you and praise the Ultima series

It's all good ^_^
March 12, 2003 3:19:12 PM

Ultima and Kings Quest have been mentioned but Quest for Glory was a real good game too... Sierra and Origin was god then...

For the love of God, and all thats holy...
March 12, 2003 5:07:59 PM

Have any of you played Sierra's Gold Rush??
Its the type of game where you have to type to tell your character what to do?? I thought that was cool game to play on my 10mhz, 640kb ram, 40mb hard drive pc...hehe

"Hey!! Who's that hiding behind the bush??!...Well Wingding of course!"
March 14, 2003 3:40:31 PM

Oh yeah...C64 rocked for its time...
My favorite C64 titles:
Raid over Moscow
Mail order Monsters
Ace of Aces
Seven cities of Gold (played for hours!!!)
Bard's Tale (never could finish it)
Kung Fu Master

Don't forget the ultimate oldie...Karate Champ...FULL POINT!

The only way France is going in is if we tell them we've discovered truffles in Iraq. -Dennis Miller
March 14, 2003 3:41:11 PM

Beach Head...nuff said

The only way France is going in is if we tell them we've discovered truffles in Iraq. -Dennis Miller
March 14, 2003 10:35:45 PM

-Unkulian Adventures 1&2 (text based) and another text based called Thief or something.
-Ultima's, of course
-Starflight 1&2 (and later Star Control 1-3 which were kinda similar)

-Dragon Warrior
-Final Fantasy's

Man I wasted a lot of hours in front of the TV.
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