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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by Miketendo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:48 am

Negotiating little league practice with my dad if he let me have more time to play Mega Man 3.

I can associate people i've met with Nintendo games they introduced to me.

Being jealous of a friend of mine up the road because he got Super Mario Bros. 2 before I did.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by kelp7 » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:02 am

Best 8-bit memories? All of it. The industry was only just getting started, every new game seemed like a new idea, genres were forming. A very magical time and count myself very lucky to have witnessed it first-hand. I even have fond memories of magazine type-in listings :)
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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by Kai » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:35 am

Getting blisters from playing DECATHLON too much on the C64. :-)

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by MattyC64c » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:59 am

Kai wrote:Getting blisters from playing DECATHLON too much on the C64. :-)
And breaking too many Joysticks too no doubt! :D

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:09 am

Any Christmas morning from 1984 to 1988 :D

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:29 am

The Barbarian advert :o
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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by webding » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:05 am

My mum judging if I'd "been playing too long" by whether she could touch my C64's power pack/transformer without getting third degree burns.

Though to be fair to her, she helped me complete my first ever game by having the required timing to nip past the Marshmallow Man at the end of Ghostbusters, despite being utter cack at every other game I owned. Well, I say 'owned', one or two C90s may have been involved too. And her and my dad were also both pretty good at some shoddy Pac Man clone.

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by kaiserspike » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:45 am

Picking fights during marathon sessions of Blades of Steel on the Nes
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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by joefish » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:23 am

Spending a happy Easter holiday by the seaside with my brother, planning what games we'd make once we got our hands on a copy of Generation 4's Arcade Dream game creator, which we'd just seen reviewed in the APRIL edition of Your Sinclair. Thanks for that one. You glorious bunch of utter, utter b@st@rds. :cry: :evil:

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by themightymartin » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:36 am

Blowing hard into the connectors of every single NES cartridge before shoving it into the machine.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by slacey1070 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:21 am

Kai wrote:Getting blisters from playing DECATHLON too much on the C64. :-)
Whacking away for hours in my bedroom, until sweat dripped down my spotty teenage face, with joystick in one hand and a goalkeeper glove on the other, worn so that fingers of glove were loose and floppy. Bashing away at the joystick like a maniac. I swear that I could have beaten anyone in the world with that exclusive style of mine . . but I had to warm up with the 1500metres before taking on the full 10.

Am sure my mum thought I had some kind of problem the noises that crept from my dimly lite bedroom.

Its great looking back at the 8 bit era - the innocence was so beautiful. No expensive ads or over-blown hype. No "new year, same game" feeling that the likes of CoD and FIFA bring on, no licencing deals It all felt so crisp, fresh, new and exciting. . . visiting shops and seeing games you'd heard or read nothing about, at least during the early 8 bits days, when we only had C&VG to read.

Its difficult to know when the fresh-feeling and innocence disappeared. It seemed like a world of possibility then. Anything was possible.

Its funny, big business and big money has really changed the way we game . . so I have to say, my best 8 bit memory would be the absolute freshness of it all, the air of mystery, the age of excitement.

I'd love just one visit to Game to feel like that all over again . . .
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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by MikeFishcake » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:25 am

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by adippm82 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:20 am

My Usually Mute Spectrum suddenly announcing 'Missile Launched' for the first time during Starglider, the fact it had to stop everything else to do it did not matter at the time.

Loading up Cybernoid and playing the first five minutes open mouthed, the Spectrum was surely not capable of graphics like that.

Playing on a Plus 4 that had been bought for me for over a year pretending to enjoy the experience. :)

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Re: Hot Topic - Best 8-bit memories

Post by greenberet79 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:59 am

I'm a bit late...

The wonderment. The unknown. The promise. It was a mixture of being young myself and being part of a young computer game industry. And that's what they were - computer games, not videogames. I refuse to call them ''videogames'' to this day!

And, of course, waiting up to ten minutes for a game to load. Funny that you could tell when a favourite game was nearing full load just by the screeches the Speccy was making!
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