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    Elite on the BBCB - I skived off school for 2 weeks so I could get to Elite status.

    Much later on and I'd have to say Thief TDP was the next game to really grip me

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    first civilization.
    saw many sunrises.

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    Starcraft - Played that game for about 3-4 years until I let one of my friends borrow it and he hasn't given it back. But oh well, mostly everyone I know doesn't play it anymore.

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    Weelll, I had a game 'console' before they were game consoles and I used to spend hours hitting a block around the screen at other blocks. Sometimes the blocks were called 'cars' and sometimes they were called 'submarines'. BUT a block is still a block, eh!

    The first game that 'caught' me was warcraft II. Forget the commodore VIC 20 or commodore PLUS 4 as they were boring compared to my first PC type game. I was on a ship at the time and went into Timezone in Townsville to use the email and started playing warcraft II. At $10 an hour....... I could only afford to spend $40 at a time but I couldn't wait to get ashore to get in and have a game.

    It was also the first game I brought when I swallowed the anchor and got a PC.

    DF 1,2 & 3 are my current favourites with TA a close second - I play them constantly.

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    Transport Tycoon on the PC and Final Fantasy II on the Snes

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    the Summoning by SSI...

    2 3.5" floppies contained enough game to keep me going for several months...I still love the game, if only I could find it again...

    do you remember when they acually cared how big they made the games?

    Now it's hmmm...let's not optimize the game, let's just add another 300MB
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    Pitfall by Activision on Atari 2600 or was it Doctor with the girl up the street!?!? I am still playing that Game!!
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    Originally posted by SolApathy
    the Summoning by SSI...

    2 3.5" floppies contained enough game to keep me going for several months...I still love the game, if only I could find it again...

    do you remember when they acually cared how big they made the games?

    Now it's hmmm...let's not optimize the game, let's just add another 300MB
    Yes...........I remember the .........you must have atleast 8 megs of RAM and a free 48 megs of HD space in order to play this game!
    A7V BIOS 1012A
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    Antec TruePower 550 Watt PS
    VisionTek Ti4600 (40.72)
    ......the dreaded SoundBlaster Live card
    Blah..Blah...Blahh!

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    Originally posted by Tuttle
    Defender on the Atari 2600. Once I got up to wave 43 before I fell asleep in front of the TV.

    Hey Pal, did you play the game Adventure on the Atari 2600? Now that game was cool!! It had tons of secret places! With todays standards.........the graphics were 2D lines! However, the game kicks a$$!!!
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    I had an Atari ST520 that had loads of games. Games like R-Type, Double Dragon, Xenon, Eliminator, Outrun, Gods... all good


    There's legendary game I almost forgot for PC (and Sega as well if I recall), Star Control! I spent many a Systems Info class playing that one with my buddies

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    Originally posted by USD



    Hey Pal, did you play the game Adventure on the Atari 2600? Now that game was cool!! It had tons of secret places! With todays standards.........the graphics were 2D lines! However, the game kicks a$$!!!
    Adventure was awesome. The 'Hero' was a happy face with a bow-and-arrow. LOL
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    Originally posted by USD
    Hey Pal, did you play the game Adventure on the Atari 2600? Now that game was cool!! It had tons of secret places! With todays standards.........the graphics were 2D lines! However, the game kicks a$$!!!
    Nope, never owned it. I'll dig up the old emulator and see what it's like though.

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    Tombraider!
    ? Quantum Physics ? Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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    Battletoads in Battlemaniacs for SNES. That game was SO hard, it took me about 3 months to complete the third level, 2 more for level four, and about 2 extra months to finish the game!

    I loved the fact that it was one of those games I couldn't beat within two days, that's why I bought it instead of rent it

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    Wolfenstein 3d and Commander Keen 4 or 5 can't recall... was a while ago

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