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Post by neuromancer » Tue May 22, 2007 3:54 pm

Ok, can we pretend that this post is being viewed on an electronic equivalent of Doctor Who's 'psychic paper', and that whatever you see here is sufficiently witty / bitchy / funny / rude to get me in the mag?!

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Post by neuromancer » Tue May 22, 2007 3:56 pm

RocketRanger wrote:
sleeper77 wrote: Of course the little guy knew everything & even if you switched your computer off he was still watching you. Playing TP through emulation years on I think his eyes are scarier than b4, as if he will never forgive me for what I had done in the past.
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Post by EvilArmourKing » Tue May 22, 2007 6:33 pm

Tetris, or was it Jet Set Willy?? Can you guy's smell something??
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Post by neuromancer » Tue May 22, 2007 7:14 pm

Sputryk wrote: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
Sounds familiar - I did the same one morning on the VCS version before school (only that doesn't crash, it just resets the score which is an amazing wind up)

I have a terrible habbit of not bothering to finish games (but I'm putting that to rights recently - completed GC Resi remake, Resi 4, DC Resi 2)

Probably the first games I finished 'The Never Ending Story' and Enigma Force (I was proud of the latter - my mate and his older brother didn't believe me so I completed the whole game in front of him one day to shut him up) - this is apart from non-commercial type-ins for the zx81 which were easy to finish (especially as you knew the code that ran them by the time you got to play!)

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Post by Sabreman » Wed May 23, 2007 6:57 am

I really can't remember. My early years are just a mass of gaming with no specific timeframe.

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Post by sleeper77 » Wed May 23, 2007 1:33 pm

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Some people have way too much free time, or could be my suspicions were true.

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Post by DrBlue » Wed May 23, 2007 3:06 pm

After much shouting and screen-punchery I managed to complete Double Dragon on the ZX Spectrum.
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Post by neuromancer » Wed May 23, 2007 5:24 pm

DrBlue wrote:After much shouting and screen-punchery I managed to complete Double Dragon on the ZX Spectrum.
Got to love the old CRT technology - they could really take a pounding (I know my tv did) :shock:

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Post by Kai » Thu May 24, 2007 2:16 am

That must've been the great grandfather of all annoying trial & error games: RICK DANGEROUS 2. It took me weeks to finish it. And my hair colour which is grey now...

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Post by khisanth » Thu May 24, 2007 11:40 am

It was Knight Tyme for me, it drew me in so much that it I simply had to finish it. With some tips from various magazines i did it!!
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Post by pottyboy » Thu May 24, 2007 6:16 pm

Another World on the Amiga, because I used to watch my bigger bro play it to death :wink:
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Post by ThePresident » Fri May 25, 2007 12:50 pm

I can't remember the very first completion. However, I do remember playing The Great Escape on the ZX Spectrum, hours-and-hours on end. Finally I was digging under the final fence, and.....power outage! I was dissolved in tears.

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Post by DanDare » Fri May 25, 2007 12:54 pm

I hardly ever complete games, but I think the first one was Streets of Rage.

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Post by OriginalJax » Fri May 25, 2007 5:31 pm

I think the only game I remember completing was Pitfall 2. I've always sucked at games. It's a bit of a paradox, really :(
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Post by fredghostmaster » Sat May 26, 2007 1:40 pm

1st game completed by me was Adventure on the Atari 2600.

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