1992 - Let's go back

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1992 - Let's go back

Post by Riddler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:21 am

For those old enough to discuss, what is your favorite memory from this golden year of gaming! Please discuss how you felt at the time as some of these things may now be considered, well.......censored.

What were you playing?
What did you want?

Here is a refresher of what was around or released that year.

Zool (Amiga)
Game Gear
Super NES & Super scope
Phillips CD-i
Wolfenstein 3D
Super Mario Kart
Amiga 1200
Sonic 2

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:25 am

My poor old speccy was dead and I couldn't afford a spangly new console, let alone the games. Yeah, great year :( :wink:
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:32 am

I had a SNES with Mario Kart and FIFA but to be honest, I was 19 and so booze and fanny were far more important
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:33 am

Bub&Bob wrote:I had a SNES with Mario Kart and FIFA but to be honest, I was 19 and so booze and fanny were far more important
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by killbot » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:40 am

I was playing loads of Zool and also enjoying my first play through Monkey Island (which actually came out the year before, but I was always a bit behind). 1992 was a brilliant gaming year for me, my first full year of owning an Amiga (which made me the subject of a lot of awed glances from my schoolmates who all seemed to have scabby old Master Systems they bought second hand off the local smackheads). My mate got a Megadrive later in the year, so I got to play the like of Sonic as well. I didn't know anyone at school with a SNES, though - for some reason Ninendo never really got a foothold among the kids at our school, which is probably what added to the company's mystique for me (the only time I saw their games was in TV ads or on GamesMaster).
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Post by Vyothric » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:45 am

What was I playing in 1992? Hmmm...probably a lot of Commander Keen, Supaplex, Galactix, the Dizzy games...
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by theantmeister » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:50 am

Can't remember exactly, but I was probably playing Sonic the Hedgehog. I had traded in my entire NES collection and console for it.

I remember picking up my first issue of Game Zone (after it was split into Nintendo only Game Zone and Sega only Sega Zone) and seeing the review of Super Mario Kart. I didn't even realise there was something called a Super Nintendo! The reviewer said that you pushed L and R to jump and I remember thinking how the hell do you steer then? :?

I had a really crappy PC XT, but I would go 'round to my friend's place after school. He had this kick ass PC and he was the kind of person who liked to show it off. We would play games like Wolfenstein and that teach yourself brain surgery game (Life & Death The Brain). He was the first person I knew with a sound blaster and cd-rom drive. A lot of the time he would load up a demo and we would just marvel at the VGA graphics and mod music. Then I would have to go home and play Magic Pockets in black and orange CGA with PC speaker music. :(

Still, I had Sonic the Hedgehog and he didn't! :mrgreen:

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by James A » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:56 am

Think i was still using my C64 and Acorn Electron back then. Didn't get the Amiga until my C64 blew and that was because Currys messed the repairs up four times so we eneded up getting it for free :D
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by The Laird » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:22 am

Mostly playing stuff like Battlewheels, Pinball Jam and Joust on my Lynx at school when I should have been revising. Then going home and playing T2: The Arcade Game, Arch Rivals and of course the amazing Streets Of Rage 2 on the Megadrive when I should have been doing homework.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:53 am

I'd been married to Mrs Ant v1.0 for a year, still had the C64 out regularly and my games in the bookcase, bought an Atari ST from the pub and got the kids a Mega Drive for Christmas.

All in all a good gaming year, with lots of Lemmings multiplayer, some Robocod and my first attempts at Sonic 1 and one of the Mickey games.

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:54 am

Jagfest_UK wrote:Lovin' the NES. And the SNES.
More accurate :wink:
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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by theantmeister » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:56 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:All in all a good gaming year, with lots of Lemmings multiplayer, some Robocod and my first attempts at Sonic 1 and one of the Mickey games.
Was the Mega drive version the only Lemmings that had that split screen multiplayer mode? I remember playing that a few times with my friends, but they always wanted to play Streets of Rage 2. Bloody peasants!

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:03 pm

Loads of stuff on my Amiga A500. The following :-

Zool
Monkey Island 2(with all those disks!)
Harlequin
Fire and Ice
Pinball Dreams
Parasol Stars
Putty
Alien Breed : Special Edition
Robocop 3(I borrowed it from a friend, it was a legit copy with a dongle)
Civilisation(on the 1 million disks on the Amiga version)
Historyline 1914-18
Jaguar XJ220
Myth : History in the Making
Project X
Titus the Fox


Games I was playing that were not from 1992 :-

Streetfighter 2 in the arcades
Smash TV in the arcades
Knights of the Sky(on multiplayer link-up)
Populous II
Lotus II
Robocod
SWIV
Heimdall

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by The Laird » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:09 pm

jdanddiet wrote:
Jagfest_UK wrote:Lovin' the NES. And the SNES.
More accurate :wink:
B@stard :lol:

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Re: 1992 - Let's go back

Post by RetroBob » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:30 pm

I would love to go back and relive 1992.

Gamesmaster was on - loved rushing back from tea at (boarding) school to get to that in time and then plenty of portable gaming afterwards (no consoles at school).

At home I bought a Master System too, so my love for console gaming was just starting!
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