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28 Aug 2012, 11:53 am

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[quote=I remember back when demo versions gave you a whole episode instead of just one level or 20 minutes of playing like they do today. Those were the days. :P


Lol....I loved shareware back in the day! I must have played the first episode of Doom like 300 times. The first Need for Speed was another one.


The Doom demo version was great. You got the full first episode, all difficulties worked, all weapons were available, you could save, and IDDQD worked.[/quote] Shareware is where I first played Doom as well! Then I bought it for SNES.



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02 Sep 2012, 8:46 am

I'm big into retro gaming myself.

The Atari 2600 and NES are my favorite consoles of all time, and I like the vast majority of the games on both. I often hear that, for the 2600, it only has so many good games and the rest are "shovelware", but I disagree with that. I find alot of them very enjoyable. I also like the way most of these games look (same with the NES).

Also, old computer games, though those can be a pain. Recently I found a very good DOS emulation program (better and less irritating than DOSBox), so I've been using that to dive back into some very old favorites. I tend to particularly get attracted to ASCII-based graphics, wether they be old retro titles, or recent games that use that style (like alot of Roguelikes do).

And finally, old arcade titles. Everything from the "golden age", particularly. I was too young to be a part of that at the time when those arcade games were, you know, actually IN arcades, but I'm familiar with a great many of them, and I maintain that that era was the best that gaming has ever been..... there's just SO much genius and good stuff with alot of those arcade titles from back then, that just doesnt happen with alot of today's games.



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04 Sep 2012, 8:01 am

For a 91 baby, I love my NES titles, maybe Famicom if things go well and my Game Boy (WHIPPERSNAPPERS!! !).



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05 Sep 2012, 6:01 pm

For me, retro gaming just completely dominates current-gen gaming for the most part. I currently collect games for the Super NES and the last-gen systems (Dreamcast, PS2, GBA, GC). I'm not sure if the last-gen stuff is really that old enough, but oh well. I might get either a Sega Genesis or a Saturn once I have more money.

If anyone's interested, I'll post screenshots of my retro game collection.



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06 Sep 2012, 5:29 am

My wish is to find a good Famicom...... must be tough to do so around these shores.



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07 Sep 2012, 6:32 am

Here's a forum you can go to: Retro Forums.

It's very biased to the UK customers though.


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09 Sep 2012, 6:37 am

There's a Japanese TV series called Game Center CX, in which a man tries to play retro games and beat them all. Very funny. :D



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20 Sep 2012, 1:21 am

Retro gamer here =)
Grew up with NES, the first game I played was Super Mario, and I remember thinking it was the greatest thing ever.
Then the SNES came out, and I was in awe.
I have every single Nintendo system (both console and hand held) released in the US.
And SEGA consoles, along with the SEGA game gear.
Heck I even have a virtual boy and it is hooked up on my desk. I enjoy playing it sometimes, despite it being a "failure" of a system.
Games were my escape as a kid.
I enjoy playing retro games today as it brings back nostalgia and good memories to when things were simpler and I didn't have to worry about bills or
student loans or finding an apartment or career or any of those things.
Heck I just purchased Kirbys 20th anniversary Edition disc.
Great memories. Great games.
I'll never be "too old" to enjoy these classics.
(I'm 25. Don't care if people judge me for this.)



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22 Sep 2012, 8:46 am

Hey, my NES games work again! Just need a little trick to get them to work; and they're just like I remember 'em! Although I do much better at them now as an adult than I did as a child........ :D


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22 Sep 2012, 4:51 pm

I love my SNES and my Gameboy! I have lots of games for both and still play them. I'm going to have to break down and buy a new NES/SNES combo console since mine is starting to have issues. I also love older computer games, including Doom. Doom was sooooo much better on the computer than on SNES. I had the shareware too and loved that I could still use the cheats, but I used to get stuck in the wall sometimes when I used the "walk through walls" cheat. I miss Doom!


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23 Sep 2012, 4:32 am

There was a retro-gaming con in Seattle this June; I did not go to it, but if it is held next year, then I may consider going......


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23 Sep 2012, 11:44 am

I have a NES in my bedroom. My favourite game for the system is Super Mario Bros. 3.


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23 Sep 2012, 5:43 pm

My favourite retro games are the point-and-click games of MS-DOS. A door opening, a landslide, the raindrops and a cow chewing shared the same sound effect.


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26 Sep 2012, 10:22 am

I play retro games and retro franchises pretty much exclusively. Theres a lot about the current-gen (and to a lesser extent the previous gen) that I find really off-putting.



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26 Sep 2012, 10:42 am

I love retro gaming, I grew up with the C64 and although looking back some of the games are pretty s**t, they still have a certain charm about them, something that is missing in a lot of modern titles. I've recently been playing some old PS1 games as well, which more than stand up to current games in terms of playability and sheer fun. As a games developer I'm into the idea of taking retro elements and applying them with modern graphics capabilities, especially in terms of not trying to make everything "realistic" but deliberately making it blocky / low poly. For me, somehow, that's how video games should be.