Classic Games



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    @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia but you aint a co-ordinated 11 yr old, clearly bought up on GTA~

    Yeah, I was brought up on the Fountain:

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  • @canefan TBF, that looks similar to how I play GTA.



  • @Nepia but you aint a co-ordinated 11 yr old, clearly bought up on GTA~



  • @Nepia my man!! that was our first console. Loved the 'pacman' knock off. haha lets just use exactly the same design but use spiders. $5 on a game of plane battle bro, holy shit my brother and I sunk a lot of time on that!



  • @Nepia family friends had this...oddly, now that I look back, I musta been a shade too young at the time (~12) to realise that the fact they had a 12 year old daughter, a 14 yr old daughter and 16yr twins was a better reason to visit....

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  • @Paekakboyz said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia my man!! that was our first console. Loved the 'pacman' knock off. haha lets just use exactly the same design but use spiders. $5 on a game of plane battle bro, holy shit my brother and I sunk a lot of time on that!

    I went down a rabbit hole a couple of years ago to find out what the system was - because it's actually 1970s tech released in NZ in the 80s, and because of the import restrictions then it couldn't be imported as it's actual product name. Imagine if the PS4 had to be called something completely different in NZ?

    It was a clone of this IIRC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VC_4000



  • @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia family friends had this...oddly, now that I look back, I musta been a shade too young at the time (~12) to realise that the fact they had a 12 year old daughter, a 14 yr old daughter and 16yr twins was a better reason to visit....

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    Yeah, when there's family friends when you're young there's that cross over point from just hanging out and playing to these are girls and they're hot.



  • @Nepia I think it was when they moved to Perth a year or so later I cottoned onto the fact they were hot and I missed my shot (cos I had one!!)...although from what I have heard, one of the daughters went completely off the rails, prostitution, drugs etc....

    this was my first console

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  • @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia I think it was when they moved to Perth a year or so later I cottoned onto the fact they were hot and I missed my shot (cos I had one!!)...although from what I have heard, one of the daughters went completely off the rails, prostitution, drugs etc....

    this was my first console

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    You may have dodged a bullet on that one then.

    Oh, you had one of the fancy ones after deregulation - I didn't own another one until the PS1.

    But I used to hire the Master System from the video store and go crazy once a month.



  • @Nepia she was one of the twins, so was outta my league anyway at that age haha

    Me and my mates had some all night sessions playing Alex The Kid!



  • @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia she was one of the twins, so was outta my league anyway at that age haha

    Me and my mates had some all night sessions playing Alex The Kid!

    Never heard of Alex the Kid actually.

    I think the Sega Saturn used to have Red Alert so I used to practice my tactics before playing my mates on computer - but that was probably mid 90s, just before the PS1 came out I guess.



  • @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Nepia she was one of the twins, so was outta my league anyway at that age haha

    Me and my mates had some all night sessions playing Alex The Kid!

    Was that the blatant Mario Brothers rip-off?



  • @Kruse dont think so, but TBH no idea....plenty of games were similar back then.

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  • @taniwharugby said in Alternative needed from the absolute crap of stuff.co.nz:

    @Kruse dont think so, but TBH no idea....plenty of games were similar back then.

    Yeah - remember that... definitely a Mario Bros rip-off. But yeah, to be fair, not much imagination in the industry back in that day.



  • Now that this has become a distinct thread... on the topic the mod has named, not console games, but C64...

    • Commando - remember being able to "clock" that about 6 times in a single game
    • Midnight Resistance - was THE game when I was 10 or so
    • Airwolf
    • Choplifter

    Then along came the Amiga, and...

    • F/A 18 Interceptor
    • Pirates
    • Syndicate

    And I have no idea of anybody who ever actually paid for a legal version of any of those.



  • My favourite from the 2600 days

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  • @Kruse They were brothers, and they were adults, Alex was a kid, on his (or her) own against all manner of obstacles and foes, waaayy diff





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    I remember the dairy around the corner from home had a spacies tabletop. I would spend hours watching the big kids playing that thing, and every one in a while I had a 20 to have a quick go myself. Those were the days



  • Alex the Kid was the nuts. Still remember the music

    First "console" was one of these bad boys. Playing Tomb of Tarabash. On a fucking tape

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  • I remember the arcade at Urenui motor camp. Final Fight was an absolute classic. Also I think Afterburner



  • Did anyone used to play Battle Isle in the early 90s?

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    We'd sneak off from school to my mates place (whose Dad was the guidance counsellor at school) and play two on two at lunch time. Two on two meant for of us would sit around the tiny computer whispering away to out teammate as we go.

    Was a cracking game.



  • @Nepia said in Classic Games:

    Did anyone used to play Battle Isle in the early 90s?

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    We'd sneak off from school to my mates place (whose Dad was the guidance counsellor at school) and play two on two at lunch time. Two on two meant for of us would sit around the tiny computer whispering away to out teammate as we go.

    Was a cracking game.

    Amiga 500? Hell of a game if its the one I'm thinking of.



  • @Rembrandt said in Classic Games:

    @Nepia said in Classic Games:

    Did anyone used to play Battle Isle in the early 90s?

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    We'd sneak off from school to my mates place (whose Dad was the guidance counsellor at school) and play two on two at lunch time. Two on two meant for of us would sit around the tiny computer whispering away to out teammate as we go.

    Was a cracking game.

    Amiga 500? Hell of a game if its the one I'm thinking of.

    Yeah, turned based with split screens.

    Another turn based game that I love (but falls out of the classic period) is Combat Mission.

    You pick they battlefield, then pick the configuration/men/weaponry etc that you want in the battle and your opponent does the same, then you input your moves and it's all on.

    It's fairly realistic in that you can use MG's to suppress squads and negatively impact their morale etc. One major issue with it is that if you get certain buildings first you can control things so I'd always select at least one truck or APC to get a squad to strategic points as quick as possible.

    Edit: In the Afrika Corps version you can play as NZ.

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  • Moonstone was to blame for many a full day in front of the PC with my mates.

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  • Ha. Classic sequeway fellas....

    First game I remember is Panzar assault. Took about half an hour to load ( on a tape ) and part of the fun was whether or not the fucken game would actually work or not.

    ....and the end result if it did was a block ( tank ) shooting other blocks.

    rad.



  • I started on that original console, too. Was still working last time I tried it a few years ago at my parents place. Epic tank and plane wars (one turn in, shoot at the right time, game over) with that. Then I went up market to Vic 20, and Omega Race was so fkn hard I spent ages on it.

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  • Bloody amusing look at this and reminiscing but you know what?

    Modern isn't always better. A mate got Red Dead Redemption two, I house sat for him and played and I'm a massive western and GTA fan.

    Despite all the things you can do and the massive world and amazing graphics I was bored fucken shitless.



  • Commando was a C64 classic, along with Spy Hunter

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    Treasure Island Dizzy, Railroad Tycoon, Sim City, Civilisation, Pirates, Secret of Monkey Island, and about a million more C64 & Amiga 500/1200 games all come to mind 🙂



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  • @mariner4life said in Classic Games:

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    I barely play games and if I do my kids kick my arse - except for the Street Fighter games. I choose Ken or Sagat and fuck them right up.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Classic Games:

    @mariner4life said in Classic Games:

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    I barely play games and if I do my kids kick my arse - except for the Street Fighter games. I choose Ken or Sagat and fuck them right up.

    the amount of fucking time i spent playing this game at various places around Tauranga (the video shop at Cherrywood mainly)



  • @mariner4life said in Classic Games:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Classic Games:

    @mariner4life said in Classic Games:

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    I barely play games and if I do my kids kick my arse - except for the Street Fighter games. I choose Ken or Sagat and fuck them right up.

    the amount of fucking time i spent playing this game at various places around Tauranga (the video shop at Cherrywood mainly)

    I used to get my arse kicked using Zangif and Dahlsin. Was embarrassing. Then my brother and I managed to get hold of a 2nd hand Megadrive and we spent a good year saving up for a copy of SS2. Went ballistic after that. Played it at an arcade last year and nearly went the whole way. Pity it wasn't 1992.

    Anyone play GI Joe on C64? That was cool. Remember they had that decathlon game that absolutely farked up the joystick.



  • My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.



  • @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.

    Yeah, I experienced the same when I logged on to school my 11 year old. He just force pushed my off the cloud city for fun, like 100 times.



  • @Kirwan said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.

    Yeah, I experienced the same when I logged on to school my 11 year old. He just force pushed my off the cloud city for fun, like 100 times.

    Princess Leia is way too tough. My efforts clumsily trying to kill her with Darth Vader were cringeworthy.

    I was better with Boba Fett. that jetpack is awesome for getting out of trouble but ultimately it was still an inept man vs highly skilled boys....



  • @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    @Kirwan said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.

    Yeah, I experienced the same when I logged on to school my 11 year old. He just force pushed my off the cloud city for fun, like 100 times.

    Princess Leia is way too tough. My efforts clumsily trying to kill her with Darth Vader were cringeworthy.

    I was better with Boba Fett. that jetpack is awesome for getting out of trouble but ultimately it was still an inept man vs highly skilled boys....

    Yeah what the hell is with that? She has a force field or some shit. Not fair.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    @Kirwan said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.

    Yeah, I experienced the same when I logged on to school my 11 year old. He just force pushed my off the cloud city for fun, like 100 times.

    Princess Leia is way too tough. My efforts clumsily trying to kill her with Darth Vader were cringeworthy.

    I was better with Boba Fett. that jetpack is awesome for getting out of trouble but ultimately it was still an inept man vs highly skilled boys....

    Yeah what the hell is with that? She has a force field or some shit. Not fair.

    Yeah it's not even in keeping with the fucken movies.

    It triggers me nearly as much as Rose, Admiral Holdo and DJ.



  • @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    @Kirwan said in Classic Games:

    @MN5 said in Classic Games:

    My son's fuck my shit up on Star Wars battlefront 2. It's actually embarrassing and to make it worse they make the condescending remarks like 'Ooooo you actually did ok Dad, you nearly killed me'

    fluffybunnies.

    Yeah, I experienced the same when I logged on to school my 11 year old. He just force pushed my off the cloud city for fun, like 100 times.

    Princess Leia is way too tough. My efforts clumsily trying to kill her with Darth Vader were cringeworthy.

    I was better with Boba Fett. that jetpack is awesome for getting out of trouble but ultimately it was still an inept man vs highly skilled boys....

    Yeah what the hell is with that? She has a force field or some shit. Not fair.

    Yeah it's not even in keeping with the fucken movies.

    It triggers me nearly as much as Rose, Admiral Holdo and DJ.

    Now I'm triggered.

    Was inspired by this thread and dusted off the xbox360. Just finished SFIV with Ken. You fight some gimp called Seth at the end who is much harder than M. Bisen. Farken hardookened the shit out of him!



  • Has Atari even been mentioned? Tank Wars, Dig Dug, etc.


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