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Rachel
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Postby Rachel » Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:27 pm

I have fond memories of some games that I played a lot from when I was about 8 until I was 12. One was Killer Gorilla, a version of Donkey Kong. Another was Snapper, like Pacman but without such vivid graphics. And Chukie Egg, where you had to collect eggs from various places, and avoid being killed by evil birds in the meantime. There was another one where you were a hedgehog trying to cross the road safely. If you failed, the car killed you with a splat!Oh, and there was a game (can't remember what it was called) where you were a sweet little squirrel having to get nuts from awkward places. That had such a great tune playing in the background.I don't think I will revive that former interest of mine, just yet, though. I have to use a computer all day, Mon-Fri, and I'm rather addicted to the Internet in my spare time. So I don't really want to spend many more hours in front of a computer screen, it would probably hurt my eyes!

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Postby AndyThomas » Thu Apr 11, 2002 9:41 pm

Sounds like you were a BBC B owner to me! Not sure about the squirrel game, but Snapper and Killer Gorilla I definitely played. Snapper has the curious honour of being about the only game my father's ever played!
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GenoGear
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Postby GenoGear » Fri Apr 12, 2002 9:54 am

I find that alot of the older games are harder to beat than all the new games out today. Dig Dug, Pacman Aliens, Gryzor and Bionic Commando. Thing that gets me is sometimes my dad beats a game before me.

Rachel
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Postby Rachel » Fri Apr 12, 2002 4:42 pm

Correct Andy, our very first computer was a BBC. Don't you think Killer Gorilla is a much better name than Donkey Kong?

albedo039
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Postby albedo039 » Sat May 11, 2002 6:07 pm

boo!Daley Thompsons Decathlon!  That game wrecked joysticks.  When finished with them it wrecked the Q A O P <space bar> keys.  But what a great game!  Other stuff I liked was Jetpack, Galaxians, and Hungry Horace.At some time I had a Spectrum but was always dying to go round me mates house to play on his C64, which had magical sound.  He had to put a fan on the power supply.  If he forgot it would crash and would be unusable for another 30 mins, until it was cool.And before all that lot my old man brought back a ZX81 with 8K RAM, which we extended to 16K and I think there was a famous game called Mazogs, perhaps by DKTronics.  Anyone remember that one?  

GenoGear
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Postby GenoGear » Sat May 11, 2002 11:13 pm

Daley Thompsons Decathlon. That game was evil. The joystick killer.

Happosai
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Postby Happosai » Tue May 14, 2002 11:16 am

Ahhh...Mazogs...a fantastic game! One worth downloading an emulator for! ^_^ I could wax nostalgic about the old '81 for hours (but I won't...;)...it's what I cut my computer teeth on![Happosai]

Jim Box
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Postby Jim Box » Tue May 14, 2002 9:52 pm

Hi albedo, yep the C64 sure had great sound from that old SID chip. There is a really cool site that hosts over 2gb of remixed C64 tunes. Heres the link http://remix.kwed.org/Have funJim

Chris Snape
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Postby Chris Snape » Thu May 16, 2002 7:36 pm

The C64 rocked! Does anyone remember the Last Ninja series? How good were they! Although nothing to this day compares with IK+ for the Amiga... Three blokes kicking the crap out of each other without thier pants falling down Very cool
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Matt Darcy
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Postby Matt Darcy » Mon May 20, 2002 1:26 pm

Last ninja was ACE I completed all 3. Last ninja 4 is moments away from release on the Game Cube.IK+ was Great, the famous diagonal down and away move where you would smah you you oppentents bolloxs. Pressing t used to make the pants fall down. I also had it o the Amiga. GREAT game. similar to way of the exploding fist. I used to love defender of the crown, "The Train" and driller.


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