For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Sir Arthur » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:37 am

will2097 wrote:1989 I was at Technical College. I only wanted one thing: A computer. It didn't matter which make or model, spec or anything. So naturally, I didn't get one.

That said, i did get this game one year (see below) which I wanted desperately :)

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Mate, I am a huge Jaws fan, please tell me you still have that locked away!!!!! :mrgreen:

Can I also just say I have loved reading everyone's posts, some brilliant memory's.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by mick_aka » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:42 am

I'm pretty sure Xmas '89 was the year I got my Amiga 500, finally replacing my ailing Acorn and C64.
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by psj3809 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:58 am

I 'think' i got an Amiga in 1989 (might have been a year earlier though, not 100% sure).

Top present by my folks as it was obviously expensive back then, it was the 'Batman' boxed Amiga so unsure what year that was. But yeah i've got memories of some xmas presents back then but cant remember them very well

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by will2097 » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:51 am

Sir Arthur wrote:
Mate, I am a huge Jaws fan, please tell me you still have that locked away!!!!! :mrgreen:

Can I also just say I have loved reading everyone's posts, some brilliant memory's.
I'm a big fan of Jaws too, but sadly I don't have this game anymore. :(

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by speedlolita » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:43 am

I was yet to be born. :oops:
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by 16bitguy » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:11 am

It was either Christmas of 1988 or 1989 when I got the Legend of Zelda from my grandparents. We'd go over there after opening presents at home and I believe there is a home movie somewhere of me opening that game.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Freestyler » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:55 pm

mick_aka wrote:I'm pretty sure Xmas '89 was the year I got my Amiga 500, finally replacing my ailing Acorn and C64.
The Amiga for me was a revolution in gaming. Pity they tried to market it as a "Serious" business machine, instead of the wonderful Gaming paradise that it really was.

Of course, Commodore went on to rule the world as we well know. :roll:
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by gamingafter40 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:48 pm

Christmas 1989 was my first post-college season; I had picked up the TurboGrafx-16 (awful US moniker for the North American version of the PC Engine) in the fall, so my Christmas present to myself was R-Type, a pricey game at the time. My Christmas present from my brother was a vintage Odyssey 100 Pong-style TV unit, in working order with onboard sound; none of that fancy routing-the-audio-through-the-TV-set stuff for us!
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by dr_bob » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:01 am

I >think< I still had the atari 8 bit at the time , so from memory I got a copy of Gnome Ranger and ha! Cassette 50 (and I'd more fun breaking the games and tweaking the amount of lives etc in them actually) , may have got some more stuff as well (think I got a hi fi between myself and my brother)

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by contradict » Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:21 pm

I really have no idea....

I was 10...i probably got a load of game & watch/LCD games....possibly Master system games.....or spectrum games or both....

Pinpointing exactly what i got tho is impossible...thats like trying to remember the name and face of every girl i'd ever kissed....impossible...lol

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:11 am

I remember for Xmas 1989 I got a 14 inch iBush TV. It was a combined Xmas and birthday present as my birthday is in January. On a gaming related note in Xmas 1991 I got First Samurai for my Amiga A500.

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by vp002 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:22 am

Dear all,

I bought myself a jap Megadrive and forgotten worlds and revenge of shinobi ( the original version with batman and spiderman in it ) , it was £200 and the games alone were £40 each,i was so impatient i caught the train to Leicester and went to telegames in Wigston (portakabin in a pertrol station).

Happy days !

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by deano7649 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:14 am

Xmas 1989's main present was an Emmelle 18 speed mountain bike which got nicked about 6 months later !

Got some Speccy games tho, think I got Powerdrift, Chase HQ and Operation Thunderbolt, maybe more but my memory fails me !

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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by rtrgrl78 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:26 pm

1989 - I was 11 and I think that year I got my beloved Commodore 64; The Power Pack that came with the Light Gun and The Toolbox cassettes - that was an amazing gift!
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Re: For Christmas, this time 20 years ago.

Post by Britpop95 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:57 pm

I was also the grand old age of 11 (and 3/4 which was important) in 1989 - might have been the year I got my Raleigh Cobra mountain bike actually.

Was still knocking about with my Amstrad back then but remembering what games I received from Father Christmas and co. without checking any old photos out beforehand is nigh on impossible.......although in saying that Emlyn Hughes international Soccer and Turbo Outrun could well have been Christmas of '89.

Hmmmmmmm either way, happy days! :D
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