The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Commander Jameson » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:41 pm

Empire Strike Back - Atari 2600
Catacombs- ZX81
Manic Miner- Speccy
Elite- Speccy
Space Harrier - Arcade
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by theantmeister » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:17 pm

1. Space Quest 3 - I must have played this over and over on my PC. I loved Sierra adventures, but SQ3 is easily the best of the early games.

2. Defender of the Crown - I still remember playing this for hours with my brother. Me doing the strategy and him doing the swordfighting and jousting.

3. Super Mario Bros 2 - I had this before I had Super Mario Bros I think? Anyway, I loved playing it, I didn't know (or care) that is wasn't the "proper" Mario 2. Love the music in this game too.

4. Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - The original Konami game. I'm proud to say that I finished this game on the NES without cheats. I must have sunk countless hours into this game. I was a huge fan of the cartoon and the arcade game, so it did bother me a little why the enemies and music were so weird. Still, you did get to take on the Technodrome, so that was cool. And I love the little sting of the theme tune you get in the cutscene after the dam level. Actually, this is another NES game I can hum all the music too.

5. Streets of Rage 2 - Much later in childhood, but still childhood. This is the game that inevitably went into the Megadrive when I had friends over. We all loved the techno sound track and the co-op was just a brilliant experience.

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Dreamer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:37 am

Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System)

Streets of Rage 2

DOOM I&II

Goldeneye

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by STranger81 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:12 am

Harrier Attack. The first time I ever saw a video game and was amazed that you could, as I thought of it as a 5 year old, "play the telly".

Double Dragon. No matter what you think of the game itself, its just iconic. Playing this on MAME I can actually smell the Fortuna cigarettes that were wafting through the air that fateful summer I first came face to face with this.

Super Mario Land. I yearned for a Game Boy and this was the game I really wanted. When Santa bought it me I was not disappointed.

Street Fighter 2 Turbo. I was so excited at the prospect of having my own Street Fighter that i was beside myself on Christmas Day 1993. Sitting alone spending countless hours learning all the characters and working out combos was a magical time. Hardly left my room that Christmas holiday. I even rang my friend and said I couldn't go to his New Year's Eve sleepover because I was sick because it would have been a waste of Street Fighter time.

Doom 2. "Yes mum, I think getting a PC will really help with my schoolwork". I lusted after this game, i craved it. When i bought it i was beyond happy. IIRC i typed up 2 school projects in 3 yearson my computer, In fact all the PC was used for was Doom2 and looking at pictures of naked ladies.

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by The Beans » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:53 am

STranger81 wrote: "play the telly".
Truly an awesome description of videogaming. Really made me smile. :D
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by thebear » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:40 am

1) Star Wars arcade, some of my happiest memories are of holidays on the Isle of Wight playing this

2) Galxaians, probably the first arcade game I played and one of the first games I got for my spectrum

3) Commando (Arcade but mainly Spectrum)

4) Double Dragon (spectrum but mainly arcade)

5) Renegade (spectrum)


these cover up till about 13 or so
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by snowkatt » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:44 am

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

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the amazing spiderman ( gb)
super mario land ( gb)
mario 64 ( n64)
secret of mana ( n64)
zelda oot ( n64)
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by che_don_john » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:37 am

Harrier Attack - probably the first game I ever owned and played, started it all
TIE Fighter - put hours and hours into this game over many years, as was perhaps the main reason we had a PC
Dark Forces - another game etched into my memory
Sensible Soccer - first experience of enjoying playing games with other people
Sonic 2 - speaks for itself, really
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Xtincthed » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:27 pm

Nemesis wrote: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.
well i used 5 as a cut off point, to prevent it from becoming a 3 hour long full feature film :p
but feel free to endulge and pick more games!
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Smurph » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Difficult. On one hand, is it the most played, or most enjoyed? Or maybe the ones that shaped your future tastes? I'll go with a mishmash.

Auf Wiedersehen Monty (Speccy): This was when I ecame a proper gamer, spending such a huge amount of time gaming.

Captain Silver/Rastan (Master System): These were the first two games I dropped a big amount of money on. Flawed as they were, I loved them and played them to death. To this day, I can vividly remember each stage, and can one life them both.

A Link to the Past: Moving on, this was a game to be obsessed over.

Thunder Force IV: Ignited my love of Shooters.
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Spacepatrol » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Bltz - Vic20 - First game I owned
Delta - C64 - Music
Pitstop II - C64 - Split screen 2 player
Outrun - Arcade - Still love the graphics and music
Firefox - Arcade - Laserdisc badness
Barbarian (Psygnosis) - Amiga - First Amiga that wowed me

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by tux » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:13 pm

If i define "childhood" as any time before i was in my teens, i would say:-

Up Up and Away- Atari 65xe. 1st game i can genuinly remember playing(A ZX81 lurked in my house but i dont have any vivid memories of using it)

Double Dragon - Local fish and Chip shop! Main reason i would visit it! Then buying the Amiga version shortly after and being furious that the "Billy & Jimmy" sprites looked like they had been drawn by someones foot-who before drawing had got smashed on Vodka..

Panther-Atari again. When i hear the music takes me right back to being about 8!
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Shadow Of the Beast- Amiga. Watching my uncle play it on his Amiga and remember being stunned at how much better his 16bit "powerhouse" was than my humble 8bit

Final Fight-Arcade. Used up about 8billion 10p's everytime the fair was in town

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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by mlucifersam » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:28 pm

Mazogs - ZX81
Legend Of Avalon - Spectrum
Tir Na Nog - Spectrum
Trashman - Spectrum
I, Robot - Arcade
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by Nemesis » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:29 pm

Xtincthed wrote:
Nemesis wrote: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.
well i used 5 as a cut off point, to prevent it from becoming a 3 hour long full feature film :p
but feel free to endulge and pick more games!
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Re: The Top 5 games that defined your childhood

Post by TheNewMonkey » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:11 pm

Tuff one, off the top of my head...

Sonic 1- SMS & MD
Pacmania - SMS
Super Mario World - SNES
Mortal Kombat - MD
Micro Machines - MD
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