Speaking of Tempest reminded me of GYRUSS! I used to love that game. The laundrymat in my neighborhood had Gyruss, Dig Dug, and Zaxxon side by side. I would blow my whole allowance on one Saturday morning.
There was a game that I loved on Colecovision that I think was called Mouse Trap? ANyway, I remember playing that game until the score went all the way to the maximum amount of points and then started over at 0.
Classics That I loved: Atari 2600: 1. Bezerk 2. MegaMania 3. Combat 4. Smurfs 5. Freeway 6. Stampede
NES: 1. Tecmo Bowl (Bo Jackson = Unstoppable) 2. Zelda 3. Mario 3 4. Track and Field for the Power Pad (hand bashing that thing ruled) 5. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out 6. Kung-Fu 7. Metroid 8. Hogans Alley
SNES: 1. Super Mario World 2. Super Metroid 3. Link to The Past 4. Super Street Fighter 5. Super Mario Kart 6. Sim City 7. F-Zero
Genesis: 1. any EA NHL game 2. any Sonic
Playstation: 1. PepsiMan (Import game I got in Korea) 2. Risk ( have 6 buddies and 16 hours to kill, this is the game,LOL) 3. any EA sports NCAA football
Gameboy(All Versions) 1. Tetris 2. Donkey Kong 3. Any Pokemon 4. Mario Kart Super Circuit 5. Wario Land 4
N64 1. Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2 (the only thing I have for this system)
Arcade: 1. The Simpsons (The only Simpsons Video game that was any good) 2. Area 51 ( I pumped 10 dollars of quarters into this game one night in Korea) 3. South Park pinball machine (The most fun I ever had with pinball, and I'm I pinball freak) 4. Arcade Basketball 5. Skeeball
I'm not into any of the new systems due to my hatred of Joy Sticks and being too old school to get used to 3D surroundings in games. As you can also tell that I was never a RPG kind of guy cause I don't like to have to spend days trying to get a fraction of the way through a game, plus I'm not a mythology guy so the premise of most RPG's never appealled to me.
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Man, I totaly forgot to put Bezerk! ::hits himself in the head!!::
Got so busy thinking of old arcade games I forgot about some of my favs form the Atari 2600. That was a kick ass system: Berzerk, Mrs. Pacman, Frogger, Pitfall, Combat Centipede! total old school goodness! And the list just keeps on going..
We'll for get about E.T. for the sake of the innocent.
Nothing is better than X-pac! It's all in the inflection...
Has there ever been a better video game plot/concept than that of Bionic Commando for the NES? Your character, Bionic Commando, is this government super soldier who wears sunglasses and has a giant extending metallic arm who is sent into hostile countries to save another government super soldier, possibly the only one with a better secret government codename, Super Joe. And then what do you have to do? Well, you have to fight Hitler's Brain. Which is inside of a giant robot.
A little-known (at least, I don't know anyone else who played it) NES game that I loved was Rescue: The Embassy Mission. The title implies that there were other rescue games, but I don't recall any. The game itself isn't anything special, as it's broken into three modes and the last and biggest is poorly done. But the middle mode, were you have to use snipers to shoot terrorists in windows, then have other guys climb down the side of the building and dive through, is pretty cool.
The first stage is the best, though, where you have to get the four snipers into position. It's just running from left to right, avoiding searchlights (or being shot to death immediately if you get caught). All you can do is tuck and roll or drop to the ground and crawl. And yet, it never stopped being fun getting them to their marks. And the song on that stage is one of the best NES songs I can remember, allowing that all NES music was weird.
That's funny! I just got Nester on my Dreamcast and the first thing I tried to do was warp to the minus worlds on Super Mario Brothers... I'm still really bad at doing it.
I don't have the patience to keep playing 1-2 to try to do it.
The infinite (till you roll over the memory in the NES - which is bad, mmkay?) lives trick was super easy once you did it once. You just stand about 1 mario shoe away from the side and time it... jump straight up and down or else you are fried.
I might have missed it, but didn't anyone mention Castlevania for NES? That game is pure ownage! I still have trouble fighting The Grim Reaper now, and I'm one of the best videogame players there is.
And speaking of Bionic Commando, that game has to be the only Nintendo game to ever have a "curse word" in it. At the end when you jump down and shoot Hitler in the face with a rocket launcher and blow his head off he does his best Faarooq impression, "...Damn"
The King: "Are you bilingual?" HHH: "I'm bi- a lot of things, but lingual's not one of them...Ummm, did I mean to say that?" JR: "Probably not, but we're live"
I am reminded of the Seinfeld (puorto rico day) episode where George goes nuts in the cinema because someone has a pointer (and is taking the heat away from his "THAT's gotta leave a mark" line) But yeah, you are absolutely right..