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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #90 on: July 19, 2019, 07:55:37 PM »
Hmmm... a million monkeys, a million IBM model M's, a million years....

No, not really.
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #91 on: July 21, 2019, 11:52:58 AM »
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My all-time favorite space 4x. Liked it better than MOO 1/2.
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #92 on: July 23, 2019, 09:32:17 AM »
Tunnels of Doom was the shiznit back in the day. IBM PC games didn't come close for years.  O0
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2019, 09:45:24 AM »
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #94 on: July 23, 2019, 11:01:37 AM »
Choplifter!!! *clutches pearls*
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #95 on: July 23, 2019, 12:11:43 PM »
Choplifter for the C-64 was classic, but Starflight was truly one of the greatest of all time. 

My own favorite, which has not aged very well but is still quaint:
 

But another favorite of mine, from years and years earlier:
 

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #96 on: July 23, 2019, 02:56:03 PM »
Here are a few of mine (slightly tongue-in-cheek).

The hexy one is Battlefield Germany, which I thought was brilliant. It had an option to escalate to a nuke fest, which saw every hex turn black and everybody died. Fun times.

Before that I played Ring of Darkness, on the Dragon 32 (that's 32 K, ffs). Blocky pixel figures fought on a 2D landscape, but you could visit a 3D wire frame dungeon and fight the villainous Gelatinous Cube! Stay my beating heart....

But before all that, there was Pong. 'Nuff said.

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #97 on: July 24, 2019, 05:54:41 PM »
Compute! and Compute gazette. I remember when my dad would get those, and I would pore over them, and then spending hours typing in one of the games on our VIC-20, I even learned how to program my own games (more inspired by David Ahl's Basic Computer Games books)using random number generators. Not to mention reading the ads, on all the different games that were out. Ultima, Temple of Apshai, Telengard, Wizardry II (!) and even Wolfenstein! (neighbor had a 64 and we played it once)

There was one we had at School for an Apple II and it about traveling through time to catch the Adversary, it was called Odyssey Through Time and we had another one called World War which was like a Risk game. Plus there were the kids who had copies of Ultima III: Exodus and Ultima IV, Bard's Tale, Shadowkeep etc.

Then we got an Atari 520 ST and aside from the usual chess, reversi type games we had Brattacas and Silent Service.  Brattacas was a Sci-fi fantasy game where you were on this asteroid colony trying to find the evidence to clear your name, and the weapons were swords as beam weapons damaged the environment of the colony. You could open any door, go anywhere, just there was always a decision to be made and there was always a consequences. I later bought for it Beyond Zork.

We had an IBM clone much later (about when I joined the Navy) and I bought for it when I came home for leave - Ancient Art of War at Sea (I think I still have it) and later we had Ace of Aces (about the RAF Mosquito), Sim City, Test Drive II: The Duel, Jack Nicolaus Golf. and then I found for it - Full Metal Planet  (think Off World Colony) but more ruthless, you had units to attack your enemies with, and a map that changed. It had low and high tides, so your naval or land units could get easily stranded by a lowering or rising tide, plus you had to get your ores, and off that planet in 25 turns. It even had a customizable feature where you could design your own freight company logo too.
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2019, 08:52:07 PM »
I feel sorry for today's kids not to have such memories to hang onto.
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2019, 09:18:51 PM »
My childhood memories were more of the Estes rocket and Heathkit building kind (as well as a crapload of styrene, cement, and enamel paint pots). My HS had a few Apple 2s and we played 'Hunt the Wumpus' but computers really didn't happen for me until I got my Vic20 at about age 19.
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2019, 11:55:02 AM »


Russia - The Great War in the East
On the Apple II  (128k of memory required).
One reviewer called it "an impressionistic view of the Eastern Front".
Still (in emulation) my favorite game on the subject.




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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »
"WE TRIUMPHED OVER VILLAINY!"


 
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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2019, 02:15:48 AM »
I cant stay away from this thread :)  my fav arcade game on Spectrum and one of my favs ever.

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2019, 07:01:40 PM »
Stars!
My all-time favorite space 4x. Liked it better than MOO 1/2.

Take a look at Interstellar Space: Genesis   ...  This is a pretty good game that reminds me a LOT of MOO2, but better. Universe could be bigger, and it's a slow start, but I like it a lot. On Steam.

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Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2019, 07:02:35 PM »
Choplifter for the C-64 was classic, but Starflight was truly one of the greatest of all time. 

My own favorite, which has not aged very well but is still quaint:
 

But another favorite of mine, from years and years earlier:
 

I have MoM on my desktop now. Works well in DosBox. I still play this, and enjoy it. Definitely has that one-more-turn feel.