Your go-to retro time wasters

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  1. breech

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    What are your three go-to games you love to pick up for a quick session?
    For me these ones are highly replay-able and I can knock them over within half an hour.

    F-19 Stealth Fighter - DOS (flight sim) - I prefer the PC98(J) version but it's difficult to fire up for a quick game.

    Deluxe Galaga V2.4 - Amiga (OCS Shmup) Later versions have quite different gameplay/sound/music.

    Dragon Tiles - Amiga (OCS) - a great little shanghai clone - found on cover disks.
     
  2. Annihilator69

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    I loved this game as a kid.

    I had no idea what the controls were and had no manual so ended up spending hours pressing each button on the keyboard, seeing what it does and made my own keymap sheet in Lotus Word :lol:
     
  3. power

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    Anything that runs well on my gp2x really so rtype moon patrol, stuff like that.
     
  4. bennyg

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    Doom - brutal doom mod does that count?

    Super Smash Bros on Project64

    Dota warcraft3 because the steam version hates me. And vice versa
     
  5. wateva76

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    Ikari Warriors, Hero Quest, or Into The Eagles Nest on Caprice32, an Amstrad CPC emulator.
    Transport Tycoon, or even Transport Tycoon Deluxe, running in a Windows 98 VM (if I don't feel like playing Locomotion in Windows 8.1...)
     
  6. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    Dung Beetles on the Apple ][ emulator. There is something about the massive maze / zoom view concept that keeps me challenged.
     
  7. jmannik

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    Commander Keen 1-6
    Master of Orion 1 and 2
    Catacombs 3d
    Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego
     
  8. crazyhatman

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    Heretic - now with shiny graphics, thanks to the Doomsday Project
     
  9. QuakeDude

    QuakeDude ooooh weeee ooooh

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    Whaaaaaaaaa?

    I LOVED Heretic - did the redo it and I completed missed it!?!:upset:
     
  10. crazyhatman

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    People over the years have updated the engine and redone all the models. Makes everything 3D and adds lighting and hi-res textures.

    Go here: http://dengine.net/heretic and grab the engine download and the add-on packs for high-res textures and 3D models.
     
  11. JugV2

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    Dungeons of Daggorath - an old Tandy Color Computer 128K game from the 80's. i run an emulator on Win 7 for it.

    Keyboard commands, linear graphics, but man is it exciting.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_of_Daggorath

    I had this game on the old COCo 128K, my first ever computer. I guess I have some nostalgia for it but it was one of the first FPS I ever saw.
     
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  12. Boneman

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    Snow Bros. on MAME.


    Make sure to massage your hand before and after playing.
     
  13. cvidler

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    my go to retro, is not as retro as some here, but the re-playability of it is so great, add numerous mods, expansions, extra maps etc.

    Quake.


    While I loved Doom/2/etc. re-playability isn't there for me.
     
  14. Ratzz

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    I've been playing Phoenix a fair bit lately, does that count?
     
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    1. HOMM3

    2. Any of my Sega Megadrive Games - Usually Sonic 2; Urban Stirke; Micro Machines 2; NBA Jam; Triple Play Baseball; X-men 2; Gunstar Heroes ... just to name a few :cool:

    3. Raiden - MAME
     
  16. SaTaN

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    Dude, switch to openttd!
     
  17. dirkmirk

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    Same just nothing their anymore, ultra repetitive and no storyline, I'd rather play wolfenstein 3D TBH.
     
  18. JugV2

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    ermagerd - Loved HOMM3. That was my favourite of the series.
     
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    Dino Eggs, which needs a longer title.
     
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    HOMM3 was the pinnacle of the series which I still play - The only reason i liked 4 was that your Hero could fight - though it made all the other party members obsolete once it was strong – 5 was getting there and 6 was Ho-Hum
     

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