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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:57 pm

Writing more.
I got C64 in late 80's. Yes it was basically at the end of C64's "life". I was so happy, I wanted to have it so much.

Then after that I got the nintendo's.. NES, Gameboy, SNES, N64, GBA, GC, and last: Wii.

Not playing much anymore, though. Lack of time, and also I think the games are not as fun anymore. I loved the era of SNES, big gigantic games that were so well made. Hey, Super Mario World and Zelda: A Link to Past. But also the NES era, Zelda series, Mario series. I could sit and play for hours and hours.

But also C64 time, I played for hours too but the games were frustrating so we gave up a little quicker ;) Also being younger, more subjective to parents rules. Bubble Bobble, Giana Sisters, Boulder Dash, many many more.. Turbo tapes... (along with some real games too of course)

I wanted disk but never got it, it was expensive after all, not rich parents.

I also dabbled in basic at that time. No one else in my friend circle did that. But not much anyway, I did not understand much, I only typed to see what result I got. :D Yes I did understand some but not much. It was at later stage I started to understand. (I used Visual Basic a lot back in mid-end of 90's to start of 2000's and made a number of software)

We got our first PC in -93 that was 486 sx 33 and I basically claimed it. ;)
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Post » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:50 pm

sx 33 wasn't that pre Windows 3.1?! :D
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Post » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:13 pm

I thought my pseudonym would have been a bit of a give away !

Started with a ZX81 ,spectrum 48K, acorn electron ,Atari ST, Amiga and then onto PCs with a 486 (also sx33 (I think) with windows 3.1 (Came on 4 floppy disks ?)

One games that stands out in my memory from each ?

3d Monster Maze on zx81 (you should you tube it - but it'll scare you

Manic miner on specy.

Elite on electron (best game ever - I lost weeks in that!)

Wizball (amiga ?) and dungeon master (atari ?)

First PC game I can remember was Battle Chess.

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Post » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:23 pm

My first console was an Atari 2600

First computer a spectrum +

Followed by a spectrum +2 then Amiga 500

@ram pack wobble
I remember 3d monster Maze also played mazogs a lot on a friends zx81

Used to love turmoil on the speccy


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Post » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:21 pm

C64. I dread to think how much of my life I wasted playing Elite and Revenge Of The Mutant Camels!!
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Post » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:17 am

@Colludium - time on elite is not wasted... I hope you have put some time aside for Elite Dangerous ? How disappointed do you think we will be ? (and anyway the C64 version couldn't have been as good as the electron version, could it ? )

@Darth - I went and youtubed 3d monster - was it really that bad ?

I don't think I ever played turmoil. Jeff Minter ? Mental games or what ?
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Post » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:47 pm

@RamPackWobble - you're right - my time on Elite helped make me the man I am today LOL! Elite Dangerous - sounds interesting. It's news to me but I'm about to search for it. Do you think they will recreate the 40 minute game loading time as well?

OK, I just watched the video. That is exactly how I imagined Elite really was when I played it...
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Post » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:30 pm

just watched the elite video that looks great
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Post » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:25 pm

A bit young but I remember the machine everybody talked about - c64. No one had disks however as they were too expensive ...

Elite dangerous is an interesting topic though. As it will be made by the gaming paradigm shift people ;)

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Post » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:50 am

At the time I had a Colour Computer 1 & 3. But I did play some Commodor Games. My favorite C64 was Alice in Wonderland. It was an eye opener for game design for me.

For the CoCo3 my favourite were the graphical text adventures.
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