Playing Revenge of Shinobi and fighting bosses like the Terminator and Spider-man. Also Splatterhouse 2 and chainsawing demon fetuses lynched on a rope and that was just a slice of what that game was like.
If you're asking "what games do you remember from when you were a kid?", then I guess that'd mostly be Mrs. Pac-Man, Robotron 2084, Star Wars, Zaxxon, and so on. If you're asking "what games were popular or a big part of your life when you first started getting into gaming?" then I'd have to say Counter-Strike, Quake, and Unreal (I didn't start playing videogames until I was in my early twenties, in the late 90s).
So many back in the day memories to choose from...one of the best was when I first reserved Street Fighter 2 to rent on SNES at Game Trader and then rode my bike the 10K down to the store to get it...maybe that or hours spent playing Final Fantasy 2 or Lost Vikings with my step-mom (the latter forcing us to call the Nintendo hotline to get the solution to one of the puzzles)
The original Sims, fuck these madmen who say The Sins 3 is better than The Sims. Back in my day we didn't 't need a silly acing process or fancy DNA systems, you got a Sim and you liked it!
FUCK YEAH, SIMS! Drew carey would come over and party likme a motherfuckerer!
@Hizang said:The original Sims, fuck these madmen who say The Sins 3 is better than The Sims. Back in my day we didn't 't need a silly acing process or fancy DNA systems, you got a Sim and you liked it!
FUCK YEAH, SIMS! Drew carey would come over and party likme a motherfuckerer!
I always got that sad depressing clown, god that game was amazing. It's heartbreaking that the last update for my Mac stops me from being able to play The Sims Complete Collection. I hope it goes on GOG or something, I really want to play it again.
Blades of Steel. Now that is a goddamn motherfucking hockey game.
back in my day you loaded your games on to your computer via several floppy disks. you crossed you fingers once everything installed that it would work. the odds of everything working correctly on first attempt was, or seemed to be, less than 20%. if it booted and you got a framerate in excess of 10fps, you dug in and you liked it. D:
Also if you wanted to know which games were coming out in the future, you had to go to a store and buy a magazine for that information. or stand there and browse until the shopkeep shooed you away.
Batman games used to have a reputation for always being trash. :/
I don't know why but a batman game for the snes I don't even remember the name
Well back in my day we didn't have the internet or the ability to go online and whine and then have "Ok, let's hold your hand you inbred imbecile"-dlc released for our games.
Patches for games weren't a thing either.
And we liked it!
(So I guess, a lot of games are like that, to me?
Hmm. I've got some stories here for sure.
Back in my day, we've had games on tapes. TAPES. Loading them up would take a solid hour, and any rapid movement would totally crap-up the loading process. I remember piles, and PILES of tapes. When you played them back on a radio, the noise was almost like the one made by the 56k modems. Only, like, 30 minutes long.
Later on, when we've had our first PC, it had a black n' white monitor. Yeah, those were a thing. I remember the change to a color one was mind blowing. Playing Stunts on that monitor was AWESOME.
When we've had a 386, there was this HI LO button on the tower. I think most people here know what I'm talking about. A button next to a digital display, when pressed, it would change the speed of the CPU, from high to low and back again. The digital display had those cool green letters on it HI or LO. It didn't look like it changed much, but we kept it on HI anyhow.
Later on, I was bummed out about our monitor not having the necessary resolution to play Sims. It was all like, "You have to have a monitor that can display a 1024x768 resolution." You HAVE to be kidding me. No other game placed this stupid-ass requirement. Screw you Sims.
I also remember when I downloaded a bootleg copy of Forrest Gump. It was unwatchable, it looked absolutely horrible. The pixels were the size of coins. We watched it anyway. We downloaded it from Kazaa. Heh. We were lucky it wasn't a virus infested file, or some gay porn.
We downloaded it from Kazaa. Heh. We were lucky it wasn't a virus infested file, or some gay porn.
Ah man, P2P back in the day, post-Napster was a wild wasteland. I was late to the whole torrent scene.
Back in my day, "social gaming" was me trying to figure out how to network lab computers to play Doom multiplayer at school. I think I pulled it off once with ample time to teach one of my friends how to get on doom and actually start playing. Closest I ever got to a LAN party.
Damn kids. Back in my day this way the epitome of gaming.
Now get off my lawn.
This, but I'll add another...
Back in my day we didn't have your fancy graphics. Hell, some of the best games didn't have any graphics at all.
Brian Lara Cricket for the Mega Drive. It's certainly not the oldest game I played, or the first, but god damn if I don't have vivid memories of trekking barefoot through the snow for five miles every day just to get to Brian Lara Cricket.
Wait, wrong story.
My point is: that game is now old as sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit.
Back in my day (high school), me and some friends would co-opt the local YMCA's network of 386s and play us some Doom I death match. We had to down the resolution, which back then actually made the game much smaller on screen - no upscaling - to get it to run up to speed. Mouselook, what's that? We'd all be sitting there faces inches from our giant CRTs for hours at a time. Probably gave me cancer. Those were the days.
Spyro, Sonic, Jak'n'Daxter and Ratchet'n'Clank. So basically cute mascots, exploration, collecting and platforming. I wasn't a Mario 64 kid though, which is crazy in retrospect. That's if we are talking about the "I'm really young and games are kind of like magic" age.
Otherwise I would probably just ramble incoherently about Jrpgs, Devil May Cry and Quake.
Back in my day the arcade scene was relishing the Mortal Kombat series was on top of the world people wrote and brought move list to the arcade seeing some one pull off a fatality for the first time was a holy shit moment everybody would smile or laughed out of enjoyment.
Defender. Shoot all the peoples and watch them aliens FLIP THE FUCK OUT.
Good choice. For me it's probably some Commodore 64 stuff like that. I'd probably pick Defender, Commando and The Great Giana Sisters. After that, it's some stuff from the NES and SNES era like The Adventure of Link and Super Mario World.
well im 33 so, take your pick. Amiga shit hits the nostalgia bad for me, and Megadrive / Genesis particulary. Ill never forget being a kid, being at the store where my mom worked at (she worked in a bookstore that also owned a toystore right next door) and trying out all the new games... until this whore of a retarded employee, old broad, didnt let me play any more Streets Of Rage because, and I quote, it would use up the game... she thought games worked like batteries. Good lord...
The game that got me hooked was Super Mario World. My older brothers got it and a SNES for Christmas and I decided to play some of it while everybody else was asleep. They woke up the next day with a game file that had about 15 goals completed on it.
They let me have their NES after that, since they were too busy not letting me use the SNES for about a year. So I guess a combination of being passed down a collection of NES games and playing Super Mario World.
My "back in the day" games would be:
I'm not a particularly nostalgic person, and the majority of my favourite games ever have come out in the last 5 years. However, I do have an answer to this question: back in my day, Pokemon games were better than the games the kids get today. It just seems like they've piled too much unnecessary bullshit on top of these games, and the number of Pokemon now is just silly. Pokemon Red/Blue was an amazing pure RPG experience and laid a great foundation for the series, and Gold/Silver refined the formula perfectly. I played those games for hundreds of hours during my childhood, and I've not actually finished any Pokemon game since Gen 2.
I usually got videogame consoles late, so my childhood memories of Mario and Crash Bandicoot doesn't count, i guess. But that doesn't matter, because my "Back in my day" game will eternally be The Warriors. Red Dead Revolver is really great too, but since i can only pick one, i'll stay with The Warriors.
Use your keyboard!
Log in to comment