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Post by woody.cool » Thu May 17, 2007 1:04 pm

Double Dragon - on Amstrad CPC was the first game closely followed by Bad Lands vs Dragon Ninja (yet again on CPC)

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Post by Xesh » Thu May 17, 2007 2:38 pm

Citadel on the Elk. That was a marathon game session as it doesn't include a save game feature. And I completed it with the 99 point maximum. :D

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Post by pantal00ns » Thu May 17, 2007 4:52 pm

Getting Hungry Horace to load on my speccy....

The tape deck was total Pants and had to be tweaked to perfection.

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Post by RetroReserve » Fri May 18, 2007 4:28 am

Can't remember clearly but I think it must have either been Castle of Illusion or Wonderboy in Monsterland for the Master System.

I had a Tatsung Einstein before the SMS but I don't think I ever completed any games for it.

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Post by Submerge » Fri May 18, 2007 4:39 am

Rolling Thunder on the spectrum

After months of near misses I finally managed it, and what a reward it was too.

Loop straight back to the start of the game! I felt cheated!
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Fri May 18, 2007 4:49 am

I never really finished many games, short attention span and all that.

I came so close to finishing Ghostbusters on the C64 several times, but only managing to get one bloke past the Marshmallow.

Last Ninja 2 on C64 was another I came so close to finishing, but I wound up at the end of the final stage with just one life and promptly died.

The first one I remember actually finishing was Golden Axe on the master system.
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Post by Mootown » Fri May 18, 2007 8:14 am

Wizball on C64 was the first game I finished 'properly'. I can't remember the first game I finished with the aid of 'pokes' from Zzap 64! Infinite Lives? Yes Please! 2 hours of typing in data numbers later, and bingo! End screen here I come :)

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Post by Cornelius » Fri May 18, 2007 10:10 am

Balloon Kid on the Game Boy when I was eight years old. A game about a girl flying with two balloons through eight levels that scrolled to the left, her skirt flapping in the wind which amused me to no end. It was so good but so hard to beat. It looks really cute but the difficulty is too hardcore to introduce a child to.

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Post by djcarlos » Fri May 18, 2007 11:05 am

Not sure if it counts as "completing" it, but I managed to get the shuttle to launch on Tetris on the Game Boy.

Other than that, the first one I can remember getting 100% on was Gran Turismo.
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Post by SirClive » Fri May 18, 2007 6:23 pm

Golden Axe on the arcade. What a fantastic ending wth all the characters breaking out of the machine and running down the street.
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Post by Mr. Pointless » Fri May 18, 2007 7:29 pm

Super Mario Land on the GB. Repeatedly. After the first finish I mainly played through it again just to hear the end theme. :shock:
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Post by davidbradforth » Sat May 19, 2007 8:23 am

Repton on the Electron... then Repton on the BBC.. then Repton on the Archimedes. In fact, I enjoyed Repton so much I'd ultimately take over publication of the Archimedes version.

Hmmm.

Repton on the Mac next, me thinks.

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Post by Xesh » Sat May 19, 2007 7:12 pm

davidbradforth wrote:Repton on the Electron... then Repton on the BBC.. then Repton on the Archimedes. In fact, I enjoyed Repton so much I'd ultimately take over publication of the Archimedes version.

Hmmm.

Repton on the Mac next, me thinks.
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Post by Elspuddy » Mon May 21, 2007 8:00 am

sorry was talking to my mum (dot LCFC) about this question and she asked me to post this for her.

her first game she completed was snapper for the acorn electron

i did not know you could complet snapper, i thorhgt i was just an endless loop
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Post by ImperialWalker » Mon May 21, 2007 8:21 am

I think the first game I ever completed was 'Henry's House' on the C64. I was close to completing the Ghostbusters on the C64!

I had many games on the C64 and I guess I don't have a lot of patience as I only played one game for about 15 minutes and then move onto another! I guess thats why I don't complete many games! As I grew older, I completed many of my Mega Drive games and so on. Now I am going back to play the C64 games I've missed out on completing!

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