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#1 Edited by Gruebacca (813 posts) -

Remember Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, Putt-Putt, and more? Those games were the SHIT when I was 6! All the kids in the daycare I went to were playing these games in the computer room while waiting for their parents to pick them up. Finally, these games are on Steam and will selling at a reduced price for a short time. They are being released in bunches of 5-6 at a time in a biweekly fashion. If you're absolutely hardcore about these games, you can purchase and play right now the entire collection of 27 games for $100.

Speaking of hardcore, the Steam community is totally psyched as much as I am, as the community has decided on tagging the games as "hardcore", putting the likes of Sly Fox and Dark Souls on the same page. Here's the secret: there's no sarcasm involved. These games truly are hardcore!

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So, is anyone here gonna give in to their nostalgia attacks and play these games again? Who remembers playing this stuff? What Humongous memories do you guys have that you can reminisce on?

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#2 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15667 posts) -

I played my share of Freddi Fish and Putt Putt when I was a lad, but I could not tell you a damn thing about any of those games. Because I was 6.

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#3 Posted by ConfusedOwl (1214 posts) -

I'm torn on buying them. I loved Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam but am I willing to pay that much for all of them? I'm not yet certain.

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#4 Posted by Vuud (2052 posts) -

I totally missed out on all of these when I was a kid. When I was 6 I was playing Wolfenstein 3-D.

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#5 Posted by fisk0 (6843 posts) -

I had never heard of them before. Not sure if it's because I was a kid earlier than those were popular, or simply that we got an entirely different set of kids' games here in Sweden. I guess a combination makes sense, considering I was already at third or fourth grade at that point, and even among the kids' games I remember from that era were TV tie-ins and the Backpacker series.

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#6 Posted by Evilsbane (5618 posts) -

I was really tempted with the Putt Putt games but, ill don't have to time honestly. Nostalgia is for the WEAK!

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#7 Edited by CornBREDX (7356 posts) -

I've never played them and think it's silly you call them "hardcore." From what I can tell I was a teenager when all these came out so they don't hold anything for me.

Won't judge you for having a nostalgia trip, though. We all do it at some point.

I can't even recall what I was playing when I was 6. I was probably playing a bunch of Atari 2600 games. I remember liking pacman and defender on 2600 a lot.

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#8 Posted by InternetDotCom (3998 posts) -

Spy Fox: Dry Cereal is an emotional rollercoaster.

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#9 Edited by MocBucket62 (2482 posts) -

I wish I had a steam account to download these nostalgic gems. I played Spy Fox, Freddi Fish, the later Putt-Putt games such as Putt-Putt traveling through time, and Pajama Sam all when I was really young . They probably don't fair well to the likes of the LucasArts point-and-click adventure games, but I dug them back then. Though my question is: Where the hell are the early Backyard Sports games?

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#10 Posted by ViciousAnchovy (830 posts) -

Pajama Sam is the shit. Provolone! Bologna!

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#11 Posted by InternetDotCom (3998 posts) -

I wish I had a steam account to download these nostalgic gems. I played Spy Fox, Freddi Fish, the later Putt-Putt games like when he traveled through time and when he went to a zoo, and Pajama Sam all when I was really young . They probably don't fair well to the likes of the LucasArts point-and-click adventure games, but I dug them back then. Though my question is: Where the hell are the early Backyard Sports games?

Yeah I would imagine just the early ones could go up. I'm guessing sadly there is no way to include the ones with licensed players.

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#12 Posted by Gruebacca (813 posts) -

@cornbredx: Yeah, they're not really hardcore. I just think it's great that a good portion of the Steam community has enough reverence for these games to do something silly like tag them as hardcore. That's what's hardcore about it.

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#13 Posted by afabs515 (2005 posts) -

Fucking Freddi Fish! The nostalgia is strong with this one!

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#14 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

This is so fucking awesome. Freddi the Fish was the shit! Really hoping some of the earlier Backyard Sports games get released too.

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#15 Edited by crusader8463 (14788 posts) -

I was playing Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Jazz Jackrabbit, Quake, and some Magic School Bus game I'm blanking on back then. God those were some good times.

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#16 Posted by butano (1999 posts) -

@crusader8463: Add in Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail, and that was my PC childhood.

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#17 Posted by crusader8463 (14788 posts) -

@butano said:

@crusader8463: Add in Carmen Sandiego and Oregon Trail, and that was my PC childhood.

Because I played stuff like that growing up I always laugh when people complain about using a Mouse and Keyboard to play 2D sidescrollers.

I also played some edutainment Math game a lot, but I can't remember anything about it other than that it had frogs eating bugs and some how you made math by doing it. OH! And that Lego Island game Drew played on some UPF. Played the fuck out of that.

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#18 Posted by TheHT (15797 posts) -

I was playing Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Jazz Jackrabbit, Quake, and some Magic School Bus game I'm blanking on back then. God those were some good times.

That Magic School Bus game was fuckin dope. It was side-scrolling and you controled the bus right? I think they had the episode where they went inside some sick kid represented somehow in the game. Or maybe not. I just really liked that episode.

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#19 Posted by darkvare (1017 posts) -

i used to play something called race the nags gambling with the fellas in the mighty windows 3.0

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#20 Posted by ShaggE (9215 posts) -

I never played the Humongous games, but this thread turning into memories of Apogee sidescrollers and (holy shit) Race The Nags makes me so happy.

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#21 Edited by lun49gameon (268 posts) -
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I do remember seeing these when I was a kid but I was born in 94 and when I was 5 and 6 years old in 2000 to 2001 I played Cluefinders and Jumpstart. I think I remember playing a game called Math blaster in my second grade class. I also played too much of the Oregon Trail on my friends computer, it wasn't the version from the 80's but a revised version maybe Oregon Trail 2 or oregon trail 4th edition. I had so much fun with this game when i was a kid. I feel like you guys got the better childhood with games like putt putt and pajama sam. I did play a spy fox game that i got at a yard sale when I was a kid but I don't remember what it was about.

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#22 Posted by Castiel (3468 posts) -

Oh shit I totally remember seeing those games, even though I never played them. Well this can only mean one thing: Quick looks.

Get on it Giant Bomb.

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#23 Posted by AthleticShark (1388 posts) -

SPY FOX.

Nuff said.

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#24 Posted by AthleticShark (1388 posts) -

Pajama Sam is the shit. Provolone! Bologna!

You mean cheese and crackers.

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#25 Edited by Prestige (161 posts) -

All these games must have been after my time. When I was a kid, I played this:

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That ain't coming to Steam.

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#26 Posted by Niceanims (1754 posts) -

No Fatty Bear? NO FUCKING SALE

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#27 Posted by lord_canti (1689 posts) -

why is spyfox always the one everyone forgets its the one i played as a kid and just replayed it through steam. its dumb but is a fun one hour adventure game for nostalgia

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#28 Posted by toowalrus (13404 posts) -

I bought putt-putt's balloon-o-rama, which is i suppose, the game I have the fondest memories of. It's kind of a crappy breakout clone and the frame rate is downright terrible but yeah, my six-year-old self didn't know any better.

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#29 Edited by SteamRickroller (318 posts) -

Awesome!

I just hope they don't put Thinkin' Things Collections 1-3 on there, because that would probably result in me collapsing on the floor and spazing out like nobody's fucking business. I loved those games way too much.

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#30 Posted by ShaggE (9215 posts) -

@steamrickroller: Yeeeeessss. Thinkin' Things 3 is *still* fun as a grown-ass man. (at least, the marble and marching band games... the Fripple and business octopus ones are very much only for the intended age group) I was technically too old for it when it came out, but I still enjoyed the hell out of it.

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#31 Posted by Yesiamaduck (2523 posts) -

@ezakael said:

I'm torn on buying them. I loved Freddi Fish and Pajama Sam but am I willing to pay that much for all of them? I'm not yet certain.

Just buy the ones you played as a kid for the nostalgia hit, only £2.99

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#32 Edited by Scampbell (517 posts) -

Not really the games I was playing at that time, probably due to the fact that I was fourteen. Though I'm not even sure these games even made their way to my country's education system. I barely remember any edutainment from my school days, those I recall where nothing more than an interactive quiz.

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#33 Posted by RadleyDuder (164 posts) -

*looks* Oh yeah, I remember those demos. Cool! *goes back to playing Backyard Baseball like a Baus*

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#34 Posted by JJOR64 (19693 posts) -

I played the crap out of Pajama Sam 2.