For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

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For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Sir Arthur » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:11 am

So, for those of us that where around 20 years ago, what gaming goodies where you to get for Christmas 1989?

I myself where to get a lovely pair of 3D glasses for my Sega Master System with Maze Hunter 3D & Out Run 3D. Also on the cards where Shinobi & The Ninja, two games I was always pinching off my friends so my parents thought I might as well have them myself LOL. :mrgreen:
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:19 am

I have no idea what I got last year, let alone 20 years ago!
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Sir Arthur » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:34 am

Bub&Bob wrote:I have no idea what I got last year, let alone 20 years ago!
Now that does sound like an age issue.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Romulous » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:51 am

Do you diarise your Christmas presents.

I would have issues remembering what i did last week, let alone last year.

IIRC i had dropped out of the gaming scene at that time, at least in the house, i was still playing in the Arcades.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by ShadowMan » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:59 am

I've no idea what I got 20 years ago! The only gaming related Christmas presents I do remember getting was my Nes in the early 90's (91 I think?) and Shenmue in 2000.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Doddsy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:57 am

Well it wasn't an Amiga Game because i got that machine in 1990. So thinking back.......

it must have been Hard Drivin for my Speccy +2. I remember it well now because the review in Sinclair User or Ace magazine said it was the perfect game to play on Christmas Day.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Roo » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:59 am

I had just turned one year old by December 25th 1989. The first Christmas I can remember was 1991.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Skull Commander » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:28 am

I could be wrong, but I THINK I got "Myth" for my C64...on cartridge!

It was my only cart game, and I remember putting it into the back of the machine and being amazed at the fast loading, and the brilliant speech. I loved that game at the time :)

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Sir Arthur » Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:49 am

Romulous wrote:Do you diarise your Christmas presents.

I would have issues remembering what i did last week, let alone last year.

IIRC i had dropped out of the gaming scene at that time, at least in the house, i was still playing in the Arcades.
Not at all mate, I just remember what I got, great memories I would say.

1988 was the Master system its self with Wonder Boy, Out Run & After Burner.
1987-86 was a good few Electron Games.
1985 was the Electron its self with Hopper, Boxer, Arcadian's, Chess & Business games.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by necronom » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:20 am

Not sure, but I got my Amiga in Sept '87, so I probably got a memory expansion in 88 and in 89 it might have been my GVP Amiga Hard Drive.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Kilb » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:23 am

by Bub&Bob
I have no idea what I got last year, let alone 20 years ago!
:D :D :D :D
That is so true

It must have been something for the Atari 520STFM (I know) as I had that machine back then. I think I may have upgraded to a double sided floppy disk drive for it.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by STranger81 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:59 am

1989. I was 8 and it was the last year that my Amstrad was my main machine and seeing as though I bought games every week I only asked for toys and videos for Christmas.

The next year I got my beautiful Game Boy. (R.I.P)
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Lorfarius » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:06 pm

I think 89 was the year I got a Spectrum +2 which included the gun and Bullseye game. As a bonus my parents gave me Ghostbusters as a teatime gift.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by BornToEnd » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:12 pm

I'm not 100% sure but it was the X-mas I turned five years of age.

So, it must have been the year we got a NES with Duck Hunt/Super Mario Bros. bundle.

I had no clue what-so-ever what it was. But oh my, once my dad had set it up that was it. Hooked, for the rest of my life.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Freestyler » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:16 pm

I think I got diarrhoea 20 years ago, Christmas.
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