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Old 06-12-2009, 09:26 PM
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You sir, get my first 'Respect Given'.

I never thought someone would actually remember that game. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loved it.

I haven't seen/read your article, but yeah, my love for dungeon crawling started with this game.

I recently found a Windows port for the game and downloaded it to my PC. Haven't played it yet, but I've got it for when that 'urge' hits me again.
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yes i too have played that port...
http://www.lanthrax.com/news_details.asp?NewsID=00900

heres the article btw, its not very deep but its an interesting read...

i've started writing some more, this time about first person shooters, have a look:
http://www.lanthrax.com/news_details.asp?NewsID=01545 (this one is going to be a series of articles because i want to delve deeper into each game, as opposed to a quick summary like i did in the first one)
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:19 PM
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yes i too have played that port...
http://www.lanthrax.com/news_details.asp?NewsID=00900

heres the article btw, its not very deep but its an interesting read...

i've started writing some more, this time about first person shooters, have a look:
http://www.lanthrax.com/news_details.asp?NewsID=01545 (this one is going to be a series of articles because i want to delve deeper into each game, as opposed to a quick summary like i did in the first one)
A good article, Krazy.

I never played Dungeon Master or the original Elder Scrolls, but I understand the progression of it from your article.

I'm going to download ES: Arena (from your link) and play it for a while... just to experience it.
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Hands down, The Dreamweb.
Simple gameplay but magnificent animations and story.

Other than that, Jazz Jackrabbit and Tyrian.
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I didn't play a whole lot of older games but I did have alot of fun with Monkey Island and Duke Nukem, the old 2d ones, never really like the newer ones.

Alot of what I played came from shareware and I still play some of them. Commander Keen, Haloween Harry, Bio Menace, Secret Agent, Star Voyager, Jill of the Jungle, Hugo's House of Horrors 1, 2 and 3, 4D boxing.

I still play a decent amount. It's actually kind of funny, I saw this thread and thought I had not played any of the older games, then I started playing bio menace.......took a few minutes after that to click.

Oh, and Chex Quest, can't forget the game that came out of the cereal box.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:25 AM
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Oric-1
Ocean Quest
Hunchback's Revenge

BBC Micro

L - A Mathemagical Adventure
Granny's Garden
McBrolly
Frak!
Repton (Still love that game!)
Stryker's Run


Spectrum
Silkworm

Amiga
Street Fighter II
Lemmings (And all sequels)
Batman The Movie
SimAnt
The Untouchables


These are just a selection of games I loved on home computers, so many more but the titles have escaped my memory...damn brain farts!
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Ahh yes... the days of the 5 & 1/4 inch floppys.

I played a couple of old games off of those.

Ladder(a game similar to the original Donkey Kong -- minus the gorilla trying to prevent you from getting to the top and the princess to rescue.)
I remember playing Ladder a while back on an old CP/M box it was sort of an ascii art clone of lode-runner IIRC.
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I remember when 5 1/4" floppies were new tech. I used to play games on cassette tape. Oh snap, I'm old!
I remember when I finally was able to afford a 1541 (yes, I'm a C= 64 geek) everything loaded and saved so fast. it was almost as quick as loading games off of carts. Of course cassettes were still a lot cheaper than 5 1/4" minidisks. I was resourceful though and punched a notch on the other side of the disk so I could use both sides.

Waiting for somebody to one-up me with their story of loading games from paper-tape/punch-cards.
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God, I remember doing that. I also used to buy the coding magazines that had games you could code in and save to the cassettes.
After spending hours trying to find out why they wouldn't run on your system just to find out that the magazine listing had a wrong value somewhere. Debugging them was half the fun. I used to subscribe to Ahoy and Compute!.
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