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Post by spikey_d » Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:41 am

GetDexter wrote:SPIKEY WROTE:
Christmas morning, 1993.
Amstrad CPC464 wrapped up under the tree.

After getting over all the excitment, Spindizzy was eventually put into the Cassette holder, and played on for H O U R S.

Altough I've played better games, I'd probably say that Spindizzy was the one that REALLY started it all off for me! Thanks Electric Dreams!!

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An Amstrad CPC464 in 1993 ? :D

That's, er... a wee bit late !
I was meant to ask my parents where DID they get one from, 9 years after the damn thing had been released!! I'm guessing a realtive had one, and was selling it, or some car-boot sale or anything like that. I knew it wasn't new, but it was in mint condition.

Still have it in the same condition it was when I had it. Apart...from...the....er, missing...small...Enter...button. *cough* :shock:

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Post by will2097 » Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:20 am

Starwars at the arcade. I remember me and my brother saving up the princely sum of £7.00 to go on holiday with and blowing it almost exclusively on this and Battlezone.

I then bought a speccy, using all my inheritance money. (Thanks Grandad.)

I then saved up with my brother again. This time £12.99 and bought Starswars, Empire strikes back and Return of the Jedi pack for the speccy - our first full price game.

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Post by Wildnites » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:20 am

The first game I remember playing was a Pong game (don't know which one I have).

It was Jetpac on my Speccy 48k that really got me into games and I have never looked back since :)
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Post by The Penultimate Ninja » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:25 am

It was Combat on the old wood effect Atari VCS/2600, the one with the game select switch that let you choose variations of the game like tanks or coyboys, with or without obstacles... that kind of thing.

This would have been the early 80's, I was about 7 years old and my brother was 6. We played that for ages and ages at a friend of my mother's.

Every time we went there we would ask for it to be set up, and the adults were happy to since it kept us quiet and out of trouble.

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Post by pforson » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:58 am

If I'm honest then I'd say I was a late developer. Although I had previously owned a Speccy and played hordes and hordes of games (I particularly enjoyed the Dizzy games). The one game that changed me from normal kid into computer game lover was The Settlers (in fact - specifically the demo) on the Amiga. I reckon I played the Demo for about 3 weeks solid!

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:21 am

One of these:
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Dad and I would take turns playing for what seemed like hours on end.
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:39 am

Well if we are talking pre-computer, then that was mine aswell :D
The first game I ever managed to 'clock'
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:44 am

For me, Head Over Heels and Batman (both by Jon Ritman) got me into gaming - they were distributed free with my CPC6128.

Either that or Bomb Jack on the C16

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Post by Lindopski » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:47 am

I loved
Tennis On the grandstand
Combat 2 player on the 2600
but the game that finally got me totally hooked as a gamer was the release of Ghosts N Goblins on the Commodore 64.
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:48 am

Substitute Head Over Heels and Batman for Ritmans other classic Match Day and me and you are on the same wavelegnth (for a change :wink: )
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:51 am

SirClive wrote:Substitute Head Over Heels and Batman for Ritmans other classic Match Day and me and you are on the same wavelegnth (for a change :wink: )
I love Match Day - but never played it first time around - I've only ever played it through emulation - it's a legend in it's own right!

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Post by GetDexter » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:53 am

Had Match Day for me old Amstrad. Absolutely pathetic AI but then again, did we have any right to expect anything more from an 8-bit? It was so easy to win and yet... I still kept going back to play it.

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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:02 am

Yes but what about Matchday II with its 'Diamond Reflex' system that gave realistic ball movement!
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Post by woody.cool » Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:10 am

SirClive wrote:Yes but what about Matchday II with its 'Diamond Reflex' system that gave realistic ball movement!
Never played it .... I'll download it and try it later!

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Post by djcarlos » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:14 am

A few games on the Electron for me...Arcadians (Galaxians clone) and Hopper (Frogger) which were bundled with it, and Mr Wiz (Mr Do!) which I borrowed for a very long time.
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