The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

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The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Xtincthed » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:55 am

As a kid from the 80's and 90's I didn't have internet or magazines to see what games were worth playing. I just played the games that I got from friends and family. Sometimes these games were horrible, but you had nothing else to play so you just played them.

I made a video to showcase the games that shaped my childhood, and I'm curious to see what games shaped yours. You can be totally honest with your picks, noone will laugh at you for loving a shitty game, we understand!

http://youtu.be/xw0VqMHOcOE
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by samhain81 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:57 am

1. Sonic 2
2. Streets of Rage 1
3. Mario 3
4. Virtua Cop
5. Killer INstinct

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by aztecca » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:58 am

Hide n seek
Knock door run
marbles
Army
football usually wembly
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by snowkatt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:00 am

going to have to think a bit about that
but street fighter 2 championship edition is in there
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:01 am

Difficult one, but...

Doom
Theme Park
Super Mario World
Zelda 3
Secret of Mana
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Morkin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:01 am

Donkey Kong Game & Watch
Merlin
Scramble
Manic Miner
Starquake

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:04 am

Crash Bandicoot 2
Super Mario All Stars
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Pokemon Silver
Rayman

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by joefish » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:06 am

3D Space Wars (my first Spectrum game)
Sabre Wulf
Space Harrier
Fairlight
The New Zealand Story (first game on my ST)

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by koopa42 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:25 am

Doom
Street fighter 2
Sensible soccer
Goldeneye
Champ manager 3

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by will2097 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:50 am

- British Bulldogs.
- Paperboy. Used to be on a TV Show, that i only ever caught the end of because of my very own actual paper round IIRC. Made me want an Atari ST.
- Star Wars Wire-frame Arcade. A holiday in Wales, where i squandered my life savings on it. (£5.80)
- Munchman Grandstand Game. Which taught me the value of volume controls and 9v power adapters.
- Elite on the Spectrum +2a. I still dream of selling narcotics to aliens.
- Dizzy. In general.

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Mire Mare » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:42 am

There are a lot of games for the C64 that I played as a kid that consequently informed my gaming preferences.

I'm going to go with... .. .

Elite
The Way of the Exploding Fist
Lords of Midnight
Suspended
Impossible Mission

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by ShadowNeku » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:50 am

Street Fighter 2
WWF Smackdown (We used to be huge on wrestling. Have no interest in it at all now)
Pokemon Blue
Goldeneye
Wonder Boy in Monster World
I asked for orange. It gave me lemon lime!

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by snowkatt » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:00 am

lets see

street fighter 2 championship edition ( megadrive )
tmnt the hyperstone heist ( megadrive )
goldeneye ( n64 )
wcw vs nwo wolrd tour ( n64)

and i stil cant think off any more
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by DreamcastRIP » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:12 am

Astro Wars (tabletop from Grandstand)
Kick Off 2 (ST)
Match Day II (Speccy)
OutRun (arcade coin-op)
Star Wars (arcade coin-op - Atari, not Sega)

Those are five which spring to mind. Subject to change!
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Nemesis » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:52 am

Only 5 eh? Tough one but here goes;

Underwurlde - Speccy
Green Beret - Speccy
The Eidolon - CPC
Elite - Speccy
Ikari Warriors - CPC

I could add at least another ten to that list.
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