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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed May 16, 2007 7:18 am

In so much as I rescued Esmerelda, it would have been Hunchback on the Oric 1. It loops and gets a bit harder each time, but I was able to get to at least the 3rd 'end'.

Next up would be Defence Force, also on the Oric. Played that until it crashed, it simply couldn't cope with my 1337 5K1LLZ
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Post by Wils » Wed May 16, 2007 7:59 am

Ghostbusters on my mate's C64. Strangely, this coincided with the first time I remember swearing profusely at a game, thanks to the 'reward' of a page of text for finally getting two blokes past that bastard Mr Stay Puft. Huzzah(!)
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Post by yakmag » Wed May 16, 2007 8:39 am

Mine would be Beach-Head on the 64.

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Post by alain91 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:03 am

Forbidden Forest !
Played it on a rainy day.. great game, music,...

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Post by Sputryk » Wed May 16, 2007 9:12 am

I was 8 or 9 years old when father bought an Acetronic console. Although it had no 'proper' ending I managed to blitz Space Invaders, freezing the game at a maximum score of 9999.

If there must be a 'real' ending it would be Outrun in the arcade with an unofficial score of approximately 42.5million. :D

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Post by GarryG » Wed May 16, 2007 9:17 am

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny, the PC DOS version, using a green screen monitor. I had to squint a bit, but I got there!

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed May 16, 2007 9:34 am

I remember buying Atom Ant on the speccy, taking it home and completing it first try, back to the shop as soon as possible.

Wasn't the first game i'd completed but most annoyingly memorable.
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Post by The Master » Wed May 16, 2007 9:58 am

I'm not sure if I've ever completed a game... I can get to the "Far Out" bit on Moon Cresta if that counts?

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Post by TMR » Wed May 16, 2007 10:04 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Next up would be Defence Force, also on the Oric. Played that until it crashed, it simply couldn't cope with my 1337 5K1LLZ
Well, on the skills side of things i never actually completed Psycastria on the C64 but i did manage to knock over it's automatic fire joystick protection without an autofire a few times. =-)

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Post by Emperor Fossil » Wed May 16, 2007 10:22 am

Commando on the c64, except it just keeps looping, so it doesn't really count.

The first game with an actual ending I remember completing was IO on the c64. I remember it clearly because I could hardly believe I'd finally done it!

edit: Or maybe I finished The Last Ninja before IO. Memory... fading...
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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed May 16, 2007 10:24 am

Bub&Bob wrote:Bubble Bobble on C64 with my cousin & I. Took many attempts though!
I lied. It was New York Blitz for the Vic20. The cover is rather prophetic.

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Post by Smurph » Wed May 16, 2007 10:28 am

I don't think I ever properly finished anything until Action Fighter for the Master System. Which of course had a crap ending.
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Post by C16 » Wed May 16, 2007 10:45 am

It was Exorcist on the Commodore Plus 4, that thumping theme tune still sounds amazing.

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Post by forestville » Wed May 16, 2007 12:27 pm

the great escape on the speccy, it was the late 80s and I used a guide printed in crash to help with the game and game maps :D
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Post by cheeky_muffin » Wed May 16, 2007 1:23 pm

C16 wrote:It was Exorcist on the Commodore Plus 4, that thumping theme tune still sounds amazing.
Cool, how did it end as I loved that game.

Technically my first proper game completed was Treasure Island on the Plus/4 but to give myself a chance to get in the mag.... (ahem!)...

My first game I completed was Manic Miner, a nice little touch of a fish and knive shown on the door to what you think would be the next level is actually his cue to get some din dins!

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