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Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 pm
by Antiriad2097
HdE wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:50 am
I think the first game I ever completed was Back to the Future on the ZX Spectrum. I remember being reaally pleased with myself until it dawned on me how easy the game actually was.
I'm more surprised that you wanted to complete it rather than the fact it was easy, it's such a terrible game. I don't think I even bothered copying it when someone loaned it to me.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:45 pm
by Bluce_Ree
Bruce Lee or Beach Head on the Speccy I guess.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:09 pm
by SJ_Sathanas
OMG! Ye Ar Kung Fu on 464! Corner yourself and your opponent would be too close to actually hit you. Total exploit, obvs, so doesn't really count.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:42 pm
by Arnie
HdE wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Arnie wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:06 pm
As far as I can remember that would be Monty is Innocent on the Spectrum, not the best of Monty games but the only one I completed.
Isn't that the one where you play as a weasel or something? And you have to bust Monty out of jail - except your player character keeps getting hidden behind the foreground graphics?
Yep you got it. You watch the pair run in to the sunset in the end. A spectrum exclusive I believe.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:53 am
by Big Shoes
I think it was Super Mario Land on the Original Gameboy, I still play that now and can complete it with only using a couple of lives, great game

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:48 am
by HdE
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:14 pm
I'm more surprised that you wanted to complete it rather than the fact it was easy, it's such a terrible game. I don't think I even bothered copying it when someone loaned it to me.
In my defense, I was young, and it was a rainy afternoon. It was that or do maths homework, I think.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:09 am
by RetroBob
Great question! I remember it well, it was Super Mario Land, I was on a school trip to France, maybe age 10 or 11, playing in bed under the covers with a Light Boy (because it was after lights out!). I remember finish the game and feeling elated - the end game music is incredible.

These days I can blast through that game in 25 mins, absolutely love it.

Next game after that was Sonic 1 on the Master System.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:28 am
by psj3809
Probably Bruce Lee

That first time when you see all the screens and then get to the end was a great moment. Its still a classic despite being so easy and you remember all the rooms but its one of those few games you like to go back to complete time and time again.

Remember being stuck on the 'third screen' not knowing what to do. FINALLY i went back to the 2nd screen and realised there was now an exit at the bottom of the screen (ahem).

Classic game

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:02 pm
by RichPT
The game I am most proud of completing was Citadel on the BBC Micro. It seemed like it was really hard but once you knew what to do it was do-able. I only found 2 of the 3 crowns though.

The first game was Tutankamen on Intellivision. Although I'm not sure you could really complete it though because it looped. I managed 2 loops

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:17 pm
by faulty
It was either Sabatour or Treasure island dizzy I can't remember which.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:31 pm
by pratty
Probably Ocarina Of Time, I don't think I completed anything before then. As a child games were just something I'd dabble with until I lost enough times and I'd move on to something else. Then I 'd come back to a game and make a little more progress, before getting stuck again, but I had fun. And half the games I played were games at friend's houses so I couldn't play them in their entireity.
RichPT wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:02 pm
The game I am most proud of completing was Citadel on the BBC Micro. It seemed like it was really hard but once you knew what to do it was do-able. I only found 2 of the 3 crowns though.
I found that quite difficult and didn't get close to finishing it, but I enjoyed it regardless.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:24 am
by silvergunner
Tough one to recall.

Without using pokes and cheats it’s probably Robocop on the CPC.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:42 am
by Sephiroth81
Some of you have terrific memories (both in terms of nostalgia, but also your ability to recall such prehistoric events)! :D

Had a couple of home computers like the Amiga and C64 so must have got to a few ending screens that weren't overly memorable during the 80s in early years. First home console was a SNES though, the SFII pack, and definitely remember completing the game with all 8 of the characters and watching the comical conclusions, due to some of the absurd stereotypes. :mrgreen:

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:24 am
by RichPT
pratty wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:31 pm
RichPT wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:02 pm
The game I am most proud of completing was Citadel on the BBC Micro. It seemed like it was really hard but once you knew what to do it was do-able. I only found 2 of the 3 crowns though.
I found that quite difficult and didn't get close to finishing it, but I enjoyed it regardless.
Yes it was a good game. Did you play Palace of Magic? It was the pseudo-sequel but was a bit easier. There was a genuine Citadel 2 but it I'm pretty sure the publisher just asked a random programmer to make a sequel for marketing reasons. That's what it seemed like anyway.

Re: The first games you completed.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:19 am
by Seadog74
Roland on the Ropes on the CPC. When you finish level 4, you get to choose your amount of enemies after that...