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#1 Posted on
I was on a videogame board today and they were talking about "timeless" games, so I was like "cool a little taste of the old school." When I read the thing...most of the games are form like 3 years ago!!

What the hell is wrong with today's youth!? Sure you got the obligatory "Tetris" here and there...but no one mentioned MRS. PAC-MAN!! (or even plain ole Pac-Man) And no one mentioned FROGGER!!

So now I turn to the Wieners for one reason...can I get some old school love here?



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Frogger ruled the whole damn world. Other games that held my obsession:
Defender - Atari 2600 I played that game every damn day for years.
Xaxxon - Coleco I just remember the really cool controller with the numbered keypad.
Legend of Zelda/Adventures of Link - NES These games blew me away more than anything ever has before or since. It was the great leap forward for me.
Also, there was a NFL game for the Atari 5200 which just ruled my world, but the name escapes me now. Any ideas?



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#3 Posted on
spf2119 - Looking at a list of Atari 5200 games, the only football game I see is "RealSports Football", designed by the same programmer who did "Joe Montana's Sportstalk Football" for the Sega Genesis and compatible with Atari's TrakBall. I'm guessing that's the game you're thinking of.

Since I wasn't allowed into video arcades until I was ten (I was allowed to play video games when my family was at the bowling alley), I haven't played many "classic" games. I was good at Pole Position and Outrun, though, and beat many people (boys and girls) using Chun-Li on Street Fighter II.

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#4 Posted on
I'll let Street Fighter II love in this thread...since that games does totally rock! (And it's about 10 years old now. Wow, if that doesn't make you feel old, then nothing will!) I was always a Ken man my myself. I know it's lame to be a shoto fan...but I just can't help myself!

But you have to have played Mrs. Pac-man and Frogger? If you haven't...I will openly cry for you.



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(edited by lmo911 on 19.1.02 2134)
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I think that was the name of it. As for the video games, I could have put myself through college with what I spent playing Pole Position II. And through grad school and to retirement easily on Dragon's Lair when it hit arcades.



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#6 Posted on
I never understood Dragon's Lair, although I loved to watch other people play it (and the other rip-off versions of it like Space Ace). I was a Centipede and Punch-Out guy. I sucked at Punch Out (I think I never made it past Bald Bull), but I remember watching a guy win the belt. I can't believe I remember all this, but here were (I think) the fighters and rankings

#9, from France. Glass Joe. Props to whoever decided to (properly) put the chump who anyone could beat up from France.

#7, from Cuba. Piston Hurricane

#5, from Turkey. Bald Bull

#3 from Brooklyn (represent!). Kid Quick

#2 from Italy, Pister Pasta (or something like that)

#1 from I don't remember. Mr. Sandman

I actually recently played the new(er) version, and could not get by Dragon Chan. How do you beat him? And do any of the guys ranked #1,2 or 3 come up in the new one?

Moe



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#7 Posted on
The inventors of Mrs. Pacman was genuis. I can imagine all the people working on the game trying to come up with a new idea after Pac-man had become a hit.

"Ok, guys we need a new game cause Pac-Man's popularity is starting to slow down, but we don't want something completely new cause we know we have something here."

"I have an idea, why don't we just put a bow in Pac-Man's hair!"

And there you go, another hit. THink about today's games, put a bow in THe Rock's hair and you got Mrs. Smackdown. Put a bow in Tony Hawk's hair and you got Mrs. Hawk.

I'm surprised more people have tried this.

As for my old school favorites...
Final Fantasy 3 - Ok so it's not that old, but it's the first rpg that got me addicted to rpgs (although Dragon Warrior was the first rpg i played). And it's still my favorite even after all these new age rpgs.

Zelda - Probably favorite Nintendo game ever. I have to admit I played it all the time when it first came out, but just beat it about a year and a half ago on an emulator.

R.B.I. Baseball - My first sports game, I rememer kicking butt with Darryl Strawberry! Honorable sports mentions: Baseball Stars because it was the first sports game I ever played where you could name your players and pay them a certain amount of money and Basewars because playing baseball AND getting to blow up robots in the same game was a great concept.

Mutant League Football!! - ok this one isn't as popular as most "classic" games list, as a matter of fact, me and L-Mo are the only two that i have ever even hear liking it. But man I love that game.

Double Dragon - Man i had them really big, really ripped bald dudes.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (for arcade) - Well, i liked it.

Rampage - Can't get enough of punching buildings and eating people!!



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the first 2 games i ever played were Adventure on the atari 2600 and some weird coleco game where you have to eat gems or something in a garden and not get eaten...i was like 6 so i can't remember...



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#9 Posted on
TMNT on arcade was awesome, dude. Loved playing that game. I also enjoyed playing it when it came out as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game” for NES.

I don't remember playing III (I probably did) but I was in love with IV on the Super Nintendo. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. LOL...

Man, that was ages ago...

I was also, in my youth, absolutely devoted to Mario. I used to play Mario 3 for hours at friends' houses, and when Super Mario World came out, I played that to death, too.

What's funny is, I never actually bought a Super Nintendo until about a year ago when I got it on Ebay.

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#10 Posted on
I was not allowed to play games like Zelda and such, so my first big Nintendo game that took up hours of my time was Metroid. I was not the best video game player as a kid, so when I actually beat Mother Brain and escaped Brinstar (or whatever it was called) by jumping onto different platforms for what seemed like an eternity, I was unbelievably stoked. Kid Icarus was also a kick-ass game that I could play.
I will also not forget the first basketball game I played on the Atari. Of course that was because we had two characters, each created by squares, shooting a square ball into a (you guessed it) square basket with something loosely resembling a net, sort of. It was a step above pong, but just barely.



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Originally posted by MoeGates
I actually recently played the new(er) version, and could not get by Dragon Chan. How do you beat him? And do any of the guys ranked #1,2 or 3 come up in the new one?



Sorry, only Mr. Sandman is in Super Punch Out. He's the champion of the Major Circuit.

As someone who has played Super Punch Out to death and had a career of 32-0 (meaning I went through the entire game without losing twice), I can help you with Dragon Chan. Above all, DUCK THE KICK FROM THE ROPES. When he hops up on the ropes to the side, get ready to duck-otherwise, you'll eat it. He'll often jump across the ring twice, so you'll need to duck twice. If he's about to kick while standing on the ground, dodge in the OPPOSITE direction of his kicks. As in, if he's kicking on your left side, dodge to your right. He tends to telegraph his punches when he starts so either block them (Up on the D-pad for head shots, do nothing for body blows), or dodge them (direction to the left or right) and strike him where he's open. If you have an opening for a Super Punch, hit him in the body. Other than that, just a lot of dodging and persistence to get that TKO on D.C. So, um, practice. Besides, the boxers get a LOT harder after Dragon Chan.



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#12 Posted on
Wrecking Crew was the best puzzle game ever, with Tetris a close second.

I've recent gotten back into Ice Climber, mostly because of the inclusion of Pojo and Nana in Smash Bros Melee.



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#13 Posted on
I am curious to know why no one has mentioned Mega Man, Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, River City Ransom, Final Fight, TRON (for the Intellivoice add-on), nor Burger Time (both Intellivision versions) yet.

Very curious, InDEED.





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#14 Posted on
That is a very good question... TRON rocked on the light cycles alone!

And to add on to that list...

-Centipede
-Asteroids
-Streets of Rage
-Missle Command
-Ghouls n' Ghosts
-Contra




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#15 Posted on
I like Dragon Warrior when I first played, and it played it often, never beat it though (got to the end though). But when I went back and played it later it was REALLY slow, there are just some points where you have to build up levels (or maybe it was collect money) for way too long. Which is the reason i still haven't beaten it.

Burger Time and Mega Man are good ones too though, although I didn't like all the Mega Mans after the first.

And another I don't think anyone has thought of

Castlevania!!

A few others:
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One
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#16 Posted on
I was the local Tempest champion and later a girlfriend (emphasis on FRIEND) and I dominated everyone on Millipede, which is to this day my all-time favorite arcade game, and the most played game on my PS2, which I own more "arcade classics" compilations for than any actual games designed for the PS2. I've been getting a lot of mileage out of the new Namco Museum that came out for PS2 recently.

My all-time favorite console is the 5200. I played mine for ten years. I would love to see Activision release another compilation disc of games like they did with their 2600 titles, but this time with the 5200 versions. I'd also like to play Miner 2049'er on my TV again (I do have a PC emulation of it.) I liked the 5200 versions of Frogger and Kangaroo better than the arcade versions of Frogger and Kangaroo.

Arcade games at one point or another I called my favorite:

Millipede
Battlezone
Red Baron
Tempest
Centipede
Asteroids Deluxe
Food Fight
Star Castle
Mr. Do!


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#17 Posted on
I can't believe I forgot Spy Hunter. That game was the coolest thing my 10(?)-year-old self had ever seen. I almost wet myself the first time I played it, even though I don't think I ever made it 10 seconds past the part where you get unlimited lives.

Moe



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Major props to Queezy for mentioning Baseball Stars for the NES. I played that game like mad, and it slipped my mind for years until now. The payment feature rocked the world. Also reminds me that I still have a soft spot in my heart for Double Dribble.



There, I feel better now.
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#19 Posted on
I totally forgot the Adventures of Lolo. Classic NES puzzle game.



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#20 Posted on


In the arcades, I couldn't get enough of Defender(I used to kill all the people on purpose so I could get into space), Tron, Rastan, and Street Fighter II. As far as consoles go, the first wave of the orignal Nintendo adventure games were classics. Kid Icarus, Metroid, Zelda. Anybody ever play Rygar on the first Nintendo?
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