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Houchens Head

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I was just browsing a thread earlier (Mame Emulator) and started to think about old games we used to play on whatever system we had at the time. I had Donkey Kong, Manic Miner, Formula One Racing, a duck shooting game (can't remember what it was called), and my favourite at the time, Lemmings. I completed Lemmings and then Lemmings 2. Bloody loved that game! So frustrating at times! So, what was your old favourite?
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skybluejelly

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Always loved moon cresta and qix ..also in the seventies there was a motor Mike games where you used to jump buses , but the machine had a set of handlebars with a throttle on it
 

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This was the first style RPG game I ever played on the Spectrum - got me hooked on the genre to this day.

Spellbound.

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I was just browsing a thread earlier (Mame Emulator) and started to think about old games we used to play on whatever system we had at the time. I had Donkey Kong, Manic Miner, Formula One Racing, a duck shooting game (can't remember what it was called), and my favourite at the time, Lemmings. I completed Lemmings and then Lemmings 2. Bloody loved that game! So frustrating at times! So, what was your old favourite?
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I used to love Paperboy on the amiga
Also Blade Runner on the Amiga was a game I used to love playing.


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I'm quite into my retro games, I started on SNES as a kid and I can go back to any generation since and including that and enjoy it. Struggle with anything before that.

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I'm quite into my retro games, I started on SNES as a kid and I can go back to any generation since and including that and enjoy it. Struggle with anything before that.

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I’ve played Super Mario Deluxe on the Switch and it just doesn’t have the same feel as something like Super Mario world on the SNES... it actually feels inferior.
 

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I’ve played Super Mario Deluxe on the Switch and it just doesn’t have the same feel as something like Super Mario world on the SNES... it actually feels inferior.
100% agree. The 16 bit era was the peak of 2D gaming.

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Seems I’m a bit younger than most here. First console was the Nintendo 64. Goldeneye on there was the dogs bollocks.
 
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Houchens Head

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First game I loved was Jet Set Willy on the Amstrad

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Then when I got an Amiga, Lemmings, Monkey Island, Sensible Soccer and Settlers basically were my childhood.
Monkey Island! Of course! I'd forgotten all about that one! Bloody loved it!
 

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Setup RetroPie last night, had a couple of hours on Road Rash.

As somebody said though, the games are so much tricker than nowadays. People must have had much more patience back in the day.
 
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The first game I ever played was centipede on the atari i think
 
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My first was a Master System 2, used to love Italia 90 on the MegaDrive though.
 

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Another great game for its time, the N64 really was a great console 514SJHB230L.jpg
 

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And another, wow forgot how many great games it had 51HbhDH8EWL._SX425_.jpg
 

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I played this so much, is a genuine classic 220px-Altered_Beast_cover.jpg
 
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There was a game for the Dreamcast called shenmue that I really remember loving too... Tbh, there's been so many good games over the years
 

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We could literally spend 8 hours solid playing it and not get bored. I wish I had that attention span now.

Same with the original Gran Turismo on the Endurance races.
Multiplayer gaming destroyed single player gaming for many people.. I struggle to play through single player games now.
I cant even play fifa career mode anymore

Years ago, playing games on my massive telly and whacking it because the screen was tearing because the pipe was going  worked though
 

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I might try and get back into single player gaming, as of now I have a shit hot gaming pc and don't play it because all the multiplayer games make me want to rip my hair out... So I just dont bother

Single player at your own pace whilst chatting to mates in discord sounds better right now
 

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I think it was called Asteroids and it was on the Atari.

Used to play championship manager for hours and days when it first came out and you had to let it run overnight to move seasons as it took that long and wake up to see who had retired.