Your first game / gaming memory

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  1. power

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    vladtepes i think you might mean BC's Quest For Tires (?) (it was a bit of a Moon Patrol clone). Fantastic game!
     
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    Yeah looks familiar, cheers
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    I wish. We only had 360K floppy drives, no hard drive!
     
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  4. flu!d

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    I had one of those as well as a Vectrex, they were both given to me as a kid.
     
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    the pc's we played on had both (school).

    how good was it, i still remember marvelling at how his hair flowed in the breeze (who needs hairworks!!?)
     
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  6. MUTMAN

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    I never got to play on one, but i do remember the strong desire to :lol:
    the light gun was amazing tech for a home console


    Great game :thumbup: used to annoy my brother to take me with him to his mates place because he had BC and that crazy mutant space camel shooter. that was surreal as all heck



    seriously, shooting a giant space camel in the arse for points :S gold
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    Actually, it's deceptively simple. For a known horizontal and vertical scan rate, a very poor, low exposure camera captures the scanline point of a CRT, and knows roughly where on screen it's pointing.

    In fact, older light guns were even simpler, and just read light/dark areas from a monochrome picture. They could be easily fooled by pointing them at a lamp while pulling the trigger.
     
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    oh, i know that now days ...
    8 year old me didn't know that at the time :lol:
     
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  9. Optimus.

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    Desert Falcon on Atari 2600 is one that comes to mind. I remember it being the first game I 'finished' (even though the levels started over) and running though the house with dad in celebration!

    Geez it's ugly now.
     
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    What about good old Llamatron. Played the crap out that for a few years got into the 100's in levels and man is it hectic.
     

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    Wolfenstein on a 386, hunting for hidden doors
     
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    My first computer was an amstrad cpc464, I remember playing Ghostbusters and Donkey Kong on it, but I don't remember which was my first. I had just turned 5.

    My second computer was an ibm clone XT (which looked a lot like the one in the picture) with a CGA monitor. The first game I played on it was Paratrooper - and I remember taking a moment to crystalise the name in my mind before I went ahead and played it. You can play it here if you want to: https://classicreload.com/paratrooper.html

     
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    oh man, i completely forgot about this!!!

    SWEET SWEET NOSTALGIAS
     
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    That is Grogs Revenge... although your screen shot looks different to the C64 version I used to play.

    International Karate anyone? :D



    JSmith
     
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    I prefer Kung Fu Master
     
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    One of the best games I played on the Amstrad 464 was for me "Macrocosmica" loved that space trading game.

     
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    Mine was Insanity Fight on the Amiga.
     
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    Rad! I only had access to Exploding Fist though, via a friend's C64 with a dodgy tape drive. Half the time it wouldn't load, and when it did it would scare the shit out of us because we'd long ago lost focus by the time it loaded and that loud "Aaaarr Yeaahhhh" scream kicked in.

     
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    Dodgy is an understatement... LoL. The only good thing was one could use a normal tape in a highspeed dubbing tape player and copy games. :D

    JSmith
     
  20. PersianImmortal

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    Loved International Karate, but I played the Amiga 500 version. Either way, for a while it was my fallback game.. whenever I got bored of any other game, I'd pull out the joystick and wack away (that's not a euphemism ;)) on International Karate - many hours of fun!

    Another favorite, played it a lot around the same time as International Karate. Sounds like you started off with a great game.

    Rounding out the trio of games I'd play incessantly during this period (around 1989 I think) was Laser Squad:



    Between the three games above I got my fix of the different type of gaming styles (combat, arcade shooter, strategy).

    And then, a year or two later, I discovered Mechforce, a Battletech ripoff, which pretty much took up my entire gaming time for the last year or two that I played my Amiga 500:



    Anyone remember Mechforce?
     
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