Search found 9 matches

by Voidoid
Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The Games of Christmas Past
Replies: 32
Views: 3200

Unknown year, late eighties: Atari XEGS with Bug Hunt, Pacman and some other games. Only my second experience of games, after a coin-op machine. Hasn't really left a strong impression on my memory. 1991: Commodore 64, the package that came with the cartridge from the C64GS (with the excellent Flimbo...
by Voidoid
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's your favourite genre?
Replies: 134
Views: 9404

I really don't have a favourite, it all depends on the individual game. I love any simple Space Invaders type games that go on forever. I also like strategy games and the occasional text adventure.
by Voidoid
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Readers Games
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

My favourite was the guy who sent in a game that consisted of nothing more than the word "BATMAN"... LOL!
by Voidoid
Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Atari 8 Bit Home Computers
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

There was a cartridge game I used to love on my XEGS called Final Legacy. A nuclear war game (I think?) with a series of sub-games.
by Voidoid
Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is it just me...? Games only I seem to appreciate
Replies: 63
Views: 8227


Ritchardo mkII wrote:Yes Prime Minister.
A favourite of mine too, there's something very addictive about trying to get the right answers and the highest rating. (The Archers is a similar, but more unusual game.)
by Voidoid
Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Article Suggestions & Pitches
Topic: Maintaining old machines - A techy section?
Replies: 23
Views: 4939

I'd like to see the occasional feature like this too. Something like tape head alignment is relevant to several different platforms and deserves a detailed explanation. (More than ten years of fixing tape decks and I still find it more of a superstitious ritual than anything else.)
by Voidoid
Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Currently Playing
Replies: 141
Views: 18548

C64: Rampage, Election Trail, Dark Dungeons, First Samurai
Spectrum: Rogue, Rock Star Ate My Hamster
by Voidoid
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Computer
Replies: 93
Views: 14350

The C64, the first computer I really loved (I had one of Atari's 8-bit computers before that). For a hundred reasons, but maybe especially the sense of community that I got from reading Zzap/Commodore Force back in the day.
by Voidoid
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: I can't be the only one, surely......
Replies: 21
Views: 5357

I feel the same, I lost interest in games in the mid-nineties and only came back to it recently when I started buying old games on eBay. Everything from the 16-bit platforms onwards just seemed bland and charmless to me. I got into both of the Sims games as they first came out, but quickly burned ou...