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Old_Goat_Ninja

@Bunkerneath Hahahahahaha

@Lumine I vaguely remember being 21. Vaguely. I've been older than 21 longer than you've been alive

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Old_Goat_Ninja

@StuTwo we didn't even have the internet when I started computer gaming. Junior year in HS I was in an ROP computer class (double length class off site). Senior year I was the teachers assistant in same class, and sysop of the website for that class. Anyone remember those, sysop?! You had to dial that computer directly to get into that system. Good times. Computer games were just words haha.

EDIT: I take that back. We did have computer games with graphics. I didn't play those at class though, just home. Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, etc. Man, I'd love to be able to play those again.

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electrolite77

Gonna get around to adding some you fellow veterans (and the 21-year-old whippersnapper!) later on. Nice to find a group where, at 40 and a gamer since getting an Amstrad CPC for Christmas 1988, I'm not old enough to be everyone's Dad....

Switch friend code - SW-5907-7972-1196

Krull

@electrolite77 Nice to see a fellow Amstrad alumnus! My CPC 464 introduced me to RPGs via The Bard's Tale - happy days! I've added a few more of you "adult gamers" from this thread, just in case you see my name pop up. Don't worry - I won't be offended if anyone says no.

Switch ID: 5948-6652-1589

Bunkerneath

Meh, give me a Commodore 64 any day of the year over any Amstrad

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Krull

Bunkerneath wrote:

Meh, give me a Commodore 64 any day of the year over any Amstrad

TBF, I didn't have much choice in the matter! No doubt that the C64 was a better machine, and better supported as it was more widely sold around the world, but it wasn't my money being spent in the 1980s. That said, the Amstrad CPC 464 sales made it a genuine rival to the C64 in the UK, so it was pretty well supported. And we had more colours! Let's not talk about frame rates and sound chips...

Switch ID: 5948-6652-1589

electrolite77

@Krillin_

Same here. Got bought it by my parents. There was some deal on with getting a TV modulator for the monitor and a few games so I got that. Life changing stuff. Played so many good games on it-Chase HQ, Head over Heels and the like. Tons of Codemasters 'simulators'.

Less of a success was my Christmas 1990 present of a GX4000 console but you know, can't win them all....

Switch friend code - SW-5907-7972-1196

electrolite77

Right, added everyone on this thread. Yeah, you lucky people. Think I'm GJB77

Switch friend code - SW-5907-7972-1196

Windy

Nice sale in the 3ds eshop right now. I picked up Airport Narita for 7.77. Great price on that. Loved Airport hawaii. Also a huge capcom sale and also Train Driving sims. I might get another Train Driver

Good bye to the Switch. I sold my Switch and didn't price gouge anyone. That's probably it for home consoles me at 52. I love 3DS and consider it to be my console. The Switch went to a nice family with kids I'm sure who will love it for years to come.

3DS Friend Code: 0877-0511-8391 | Nintendo Network ID: Windy3DS

NaviAndMii

My first gaming experience was Super Mario Kart on my brother's SNES (lucky, I know!) ..I remember him throwing me in at the deep-end, making me do Rainbow Road first (still one of the hardest tracks I've ever raced in a game!) ..I failed - epicly - but we had a laugh & I fell in love with computer games pretty much instantly!

I didn't really have too many other experiences with video games on other platforms until I got an N64 of my very own when I was 11 - but my school had a little selection of consoles/computers that we were allowed to play on from time to time - we had a Commodore 64, which everyone wanted to play - such a great console! ..but we also had these old BBC and Apple computers that I have a little soft spot for as well - if the C64 was taken, I could spend many a happy hour playing Elite on the BBC! ..there was even this weird text adventure game called Philosophers Quest that'd keep me absorbed for hours! (..who needs graphics?! )

..one of my favourite games of the era, though, was this game called Battlezone on the old Apple computer we had - a tank battle game, where the graphics were nothing more than crudely drawn, green-lined polygons - man was it addictive though!

They don't make 'em like they used to! ..now, where did I leave my pipe and slippers?

EDIT: Haha! YES! I've just found a picture of Battlezone that I thought I'd share with you all!

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...may not look like much - but I cannot tell you how intense and addictive it was! Great game! (Oh - and I found my pipe and slippers, for anyone who was concerned! )

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Currently Playing (Online):

PS4: GT Sport (DR: D, SR: S)

Switch: Mario Kart 8 DX (R: 8500, B: 2000) | Splatoon 2 (Lvl: 46, RM: A-, SZ: B+, TC: A)

Switch Nickname: TomCat★

Switch Friend Code: SW-0427-7196-3801 | My Nintendo: NaviAndMii

JasmineDragon

@NaviAndMii BATTLEZONE FOREVER!! Seriously, that game was the bomb. I could never, ever pass up a chance to play it when I found it in an arcade. Never played it on a home computer, though. Half the fun was the tank controls and the episcope setup the cabinets had.

Switch FC: SW-5152-0041-1364
Current location: Stardew Valley

the_shpydar

Gotta agree, Battlezone was/is an awesome game. Best in the arcades back in the day, of course, but still fun to play through MAME or other releases today.

The Shpydarloggery
She-Ra is awesome. If you believe otherwise, you are clearly wrong.
Urban Champion is GLORIOUS.
CACODEMON.
Current E.T. count: 34 Copies. 4 Sealed, 14 CIB, 16 Cart-Only.

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NaviAndMii

Oh wow! I had no idea it was an arcade game too! Just checked out some pictures of the cabinet (in all its double-Joystick glory!) on Google...and now I feel like I missed out! So good! ..Lemmings (on C64) was the big hit at my school that everyone wanted to play when we had some down time - but Battlezone was always my secret, guilty pleasure!

🎮 SNES 🎮 N64 🎮 GB 🎮 GG 🎮 PC 🎮 PS2 🎮 GC 🎮 PSP 🎮 Wii 🎮 X360 🎮 PS4 🎮 MDC 🎮 Switch 🎮

Currently Playing (Online):

PS4: GT Sport (DR: D, SR: S)

Switch: Mario Kart 8 DX (R: 8500, B: 2000) | Splatoon 2 (Lvl: 46, RM: A-, SZ: B+, TC: A)

Switch Nickname: TomCat★

Switch Friend Code: SW-0427-7196-3801 | My Nintendo: NaviAndMii

Bunkerneath

First computer game i remember playing was on the Toshiba MSX, the premise of the game was your character gets sucked into the computer and you had to escape. All i really remember is when you died it had an 8bit version of the computer on the screen and a tombstone rose out of the cartridge slot at the top. Can't remember the name of it though, if anyone remembers it PLEASE tell me.

The main computer game i remember playing as a kid was Treasure Island Dizzy on the Commodore 64, but I'm sure it was bugged because i could NEVER collect the last gold coin needed to complete it, you put down a bucket so that you could jump up to get the last one, but however many times i tried it was impossible.

First Nintendo game I remember playing was Super Mario World, I was a bit late on the Nintendo scene as I was bought up a SEGA kid with my first console was a Master System 2 with Sonic built in (kinda sad, but used to play it to the end and record my scores in the back of the instruction manual then try and beat it), but i remember the first time i got the the special star levels, I HATE TUBULAR LEVEL!

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NaviAndMii

@Bunkerneath Can't help with the Toshiba MSX game, myself, I'm afraid - but, if writing notes in instruction manuals is sad, then you can call me sad! ..because I used to do that too! I remember this great little Game Gear game I had called Slider - the game didn't save but, every time you completed a level, it'd give you a little code that you could input to get right back where you left off - whoever has my copy of that game now has a manual with every code for every level scribbled in the back! ..many manuals actually started to leave a couple of blank pages at the back of the manual specifically for taking notes - so I'm guessing we weren't the only two sad gamers doing it! Haha!

🎮 SNES 🎮 N64 🎮 GB 🎮 GG 🎮 PC 🎮 PS2 🎮 GC 🎮 PSP 🎮 Wii 🎮 X360 🎮 PS4 🎮 MDC 🎮 Switch 🎮

Currently Playing (Online):

PS4: GT Sport (DR: D, SR: S)

Switch: Mario Kart 8 DX (R: 8500, B: 2000) | Splatoon 2 (Lvl: 46, RM: A-, SZ: B+, TC: A)

Switch Nickname: TomCat★

Switch Friend Code: SW-0427-7196-3801 | My Nintendo: NaviAndMii

the_shpydar

@Bunkerneath @NaviAndMii
I rarely wrote down passwords and such in the manuals themselves, but i did have notebooks/binders that i would use for passwords, hand-drawn maps, etc. Obviously a looooong time before the internet and GameFaqs.com and the like. These days i actually still have a notepad that i use to jot down passwords and such when playing retro games (regardless of the fact that i could obviously look them all up online).

The first game i remember doing it for was when my friend and i were trying to beat Raiders of the Lost Ark for the 2600. We drew maps of every room, listing where to get the different items and what to do where, and all that junk. It worked, as we eventually did manage to beat the game!

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The Shpydarloggery
She-Ra is awesome. If you believe otherwise, you are clearly wrong.
Urban Champion is GLORIOUS.
CACODEMON.
Current E.T. count: 34 Copies. 4 Sealed, 14 CIB, 16 Cart-Only.

Switch Friend Code: SW-5973-1398-6394 | 3DS Friend Code: 2578-3211-9319 | My Nintendo: theShpydar | Nintendo Network ID: theShpydar

NaviAndMii

@the_shpydar Haha! Loving that effort - great story! There was fun to be had even just doing things like that too! Almost like a game within a game at times!

I don't recall ever hand-drawing any maps or anything myself - but I used to be semi-obsessed with Championship/Football Manager games on PC - and, even when I wasn't physically playing the game, I'd often find myself scribbling down tactics to try, or players to check out, or any other little tweaks here and there that popped in to my head...then I'd get home and put my scribbled plans in to action! In a way, I was always playing the game...even when I wasn't!

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🎮 SNES 🎮 N64 🎮 GB 🎮 GG 🎮 PC 🎮 PS2 🎮 GC 🎮 PSP 🎮 Wii 🎮 X360 🎮 PS4 🎮 MDC 🎮 Switch 🎮

Currently Playing (Online):

PS4: GT Sport (DR: D, SR: S)

Switch: Mario Kart 8 DX (R: 8500, B: 2000) | Splatoon 2 (Lvl: 46, RM: A-, SZ: B+, TC: A)

Switch Nickname: TomCat★

Switch Friend Code: SW-0427-7196-3801 | My Nintendo: NaviAndMii

JasmineDragon

I'm actually sad that I didn't start a BOTW journal as soon as I started playing it. I used to do that for all kinds of games, not just video games but tabletop RPGs and board games, but I rarely bother these days.

Switch FC: SW-5152-0041-1364
Current location: Stardew Valley

Windy

I have Minecraft and rarely play it. Im just not interested. But Lego Worlds looks so good. Im tempted but im afraid it would be more of the same of Minecraft like. I guess the Building/Mining games are just not my cup of tea. What do you guys think of Lego Worlds? I just wish Dragon Quest X would get announced for Switch so I can think of nothing else!

Good bye to the Switch. I sold my Switch and didn't price gouge anyone. That's probably it for home consoles me at 52. I love 3DS and consider it to be my console. The Switch went to a nice family with kids I'm sure who will love it for years to come.

3DS Friend Code: 0877-0511-8391 | Nintendo Network ID: Windy3DS

Tops

JasmineDragon wrote:

I'm actually sad that I didn't start a BOTW journal as soon as I started playing it. I used to do that for all kinds of games, not just video games but tabletop RPGs and board games, but I rarely bother these days.

Oh man! My friend told me I should have done that! I thought it was a cool idea but I've never done that and I already started the game so I decided not to, but now I wish I took the suggestion more seriously.

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