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Snapcase
12-05-2002, 17:12:14
Skyroads! Brilliant graphics for the time, hellishly addictive gameplay, now released as freeware with 60 (!) levels divided over the original game and a Xmas special.

http://www.bluemoon.ee/history/skyroads/index.html

Weee... I don't know how many times I've "rediscovered" this over the years, but I'm playing it through again now for the umpteenth time and it's still just as fun.

Sean
12-05-2002, 17:13:45
That is such a quality game.

Sean
12-05-2002, 21:55:16
OK, how do you Satellite Road 3 without running out of fuel? I just did it at full speed all the way and still blew up, and I can’t see any supplies bits of the track.

Snapcase
12-05-2002, 22:58:32
Ahhh. Satelite 3, I hate that track.

It doesn't matter what speed you go at, Fuel is not a time-based supply. Oxygen serves that function. Fuel is a distance-based factor, so you always run out at the same point.

The replenisher here is hidden inside a tunnel, and unlike in some levels you're actually given a huge hint as to where the tunnel is. Look for... a sign.

Sean
12-05-2002, 23:14:56
The one at the end? That is a bastard for me to reach, as I usually jump on top of the tunnels at full speed.

Snapcase
12-05-2002, 23:22:58
It is the one at the end. The clue is that there are giant letters spelling out "G-A-S" right before it.

Snapcase
12-05-2002, 23:27:49
Satellite 3 is the worst track in the game, btw. The rest are harder but more fluent.

Mr. President
12-05-2002, 23:38:21
Any of the Super Mario games.

MDA
13-05-2002, 13:10:28
Wasteland

http://www.cris.com/~chbaer/ranger.shtml

Vincent Fandango
13-05-2002, 13:17:17
Yep. but that's more like 15 years ago ...
Ah, Wasteland.

MDA
13-05-2002, 14:06:14
Originally posted by Vincent Fandango
Yep. but that's more like 15 years ago ...


Ouch.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
13-05-2002, 20:59:26
Powermonger. I never did finish it either.

Koshko
13-05-2002, 21:07:58
If I could get a good copy of it and find those maps I made, I'd still be play Master Of Magic. :)
I still sometimes play Mutant League Football and maybe Hockey on my Genesis. :)

King_Ghidra
14-05-2002, 11:45:11
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Powermonger. I never did finish it either.

good call - way ahead of it's time with the whole 'living, breathing world thing' (the seasons changed and the flora and fauna too all in 'real time') but much too big for me to finish - brilliant game though...

...hmmm...i might do a retropsective review of it...

Vincent Fandango
14-05-2002, 11:54:23
Monkey island

Venom
14-05-2002, 12:04:56
Strike Commander

Aredhran
14-05-2002, 12:36:03
Origin's Ultima series (although that spans nearly 20 years). My favorites were 4 5 and 6.

Aredhran
14-05-2002, 12:36:28
And dare I say it ? Civ2

Venom
14-05-2002, 13:11:46
Originally posted by Aredhran
Origin's Ultima series (although that spans nearly 20 years). My favorites were 4 5 and 6.

7 is my favorite. It's a great game when you don't even really feel the need to complete the game. I played for like 3 years and just gather stuff. I had 3 boats, cannons in each of them and hundreds of weapons. I'd go to Buccaneer's Den and gamble and gamble and gamble. I once won so much money it crashed the game. Man that game was great. Oh and lest I foget the best weapon in the game.....THE HOE OF DESTRUCTION!!!!

Aredhran
14-05-2002, 13:50:25
Yeah, 7 was nice but I couldn't really get used to the new interface

Vincent Fandango
14-05-2002, 13:59:17
Command HQ

King_Ghidra
14-05-2002, 15:14:24
Chase HQ?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
14-05-2002, 22:06:35
Oh, and X-Com. Bit difficult getting it to run on modern computers without MoSlo or something similar, but still a fantastic game.

Venom
15-05-2002, 03:24:57
X-Com was classic. I used to get drunk off my ass in high school and play X-Com until I passed out.

LordAzreal
15-05-2002, 05:11:30
The Ultima series. Particularly IV and VII

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
15-05-2002, 18:43:59
While I was at my first ever programming job, I was given a Win 3.1 PC that when booted normally had a glitch in the video card that would force the monitor to refresh at 3 (that's THREE) frames per second. It was very annoying.

During the summer, they made us do "helpdesk" duties for people in Western Australia, who were backwards and didn't embrace daylight savings like normal people. So one staff member had to stay each night and do the late shift. Since it just a glorified receptionist job, I brought X-Com with me and installed it on my PC. Imagine my surprise when I discovered running X-Com reset my video card and forced it to refresh at the regular rate from that point on, even if I quit out of X-COm and ran Win3.1. I then made it a habit of running X-Com every morning before I did any real work.



More entires in the Nostalgia Files: Wizball (which was mentioned about a week ago I think by someone, MDA?) and Head Over Heels, the latter being a brilliant game for the Spectrum and C64. True classics, even if they are a bit older than 10 years, I was still playing them 10 years ago :)

Vincent Fandango
16-05-2002, 07:21:18
XCom was an excellent game. too bad they messed up the series by bad sequels

Vincent Fandango
16-05-2002, 07:25:09
And the C64 thread (http://www.counterglow.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=197) contained some real classics

Snapcase
15-06-2002, 16:57:00
Guest Quoting Post!

Koshko
17-06-2002, 06:29:13
Koei games! They had some great period peice startegy games like Ghengis Khan and Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga's Ambition.

Shining1
17-06-2002, 07:09:16
WarcraftII:D

FunkyFingers
17-06-2002, 08:30:13
Frontier Elite - First Encounters - still playing it now!

Funkodrom
17-06-2002, 09:17:46
Originally posted by Shining1
WarcraftII:D

That wasn't 10 years ago was it?

OldWarrior_42
17-06-2002, 13:28:14
Romance of The Three Kingdoms were some classic games. I still have the first one I bought for my nintendo 8 bit system. :)

Mightytree
17-06-2002, 15:30:33
So, any pre-war games you can tell us about, Tom?

Koshko
17-06-2002, 20:59:59
I still have Nobunaga's Ambition for my Genesis buried somewhere in my closet. Despite one of the most inexplicably missed glaring spelling errors in history (one of the main interfaces misspelled Military!) , it was a great game. Maybe I'll fire it up again sometime.

OldWarrior_42
18-06-2002, 03:03:29
I played Nabunaga's Ambition years ago as well. I borrowed it from a friend. Good game ... very similar to Romance. But that was KOEI for ya. :)

Markus my bud.... Most games over the years, that I played ... going back to board games in the 60's , were based mainly on War. And strategy. Risk, Axis and Allies, Conflict, Stratego, Battleship, D-Day, Blitzkrieg, Feudal, Conquest America.... and on and on.

But as the game consoles came out... I also started getting into the fantasy, role playing stuff. Shining in the Dark, prelude to the Shing Force... Chrono Trigger,Brainlord, Final Fantasy... etc.

I liked The Shining Force games the best... but Chrono Trigger has to be in their as well. A very immersive and also massive story line.

Oh yeah... pre war games... pitching quarters or Poker. :D

Shining1
18-06-2002, 05:25:45
Quarters were worth a lot before the war:D.

Mike: No, but almost. 1995 - a good 7 years ago.

Funkodrom
18-06-2002, 08:15:54
*phew* I'm not THAT old then.

Corwin
18-06-2002, 17:42:09
Pigskin 620AD. Hilarious football game. The two player game is completely manic.

Its Dark Ages (whoops, excuse me, "Early Middle Ages") football. Lots of obstacles on the field, and lots of fighting. You can pick up waepons and kill off opposing players temporarily.

The second half is played in a dungeon with lots of trapdoors. In one game, all the players from both teams fell in one while trying to get the ball. My friend and I were laughing so hard it hurt.

And if one team is whalloping the other, the underdog gets a troll to even things out. If the game gets even more lopsided, its a TROLL BOWL--all the players for the losing side are replaced by trolls. At that point the winning player can only hope that the clock runs out soon.

Funkodrom
18-06-2002, 17:49:50
I didn't even think they HAD computers in 620AD!

MDA
19-06-2002, 14:42:31
It was really only an abacus, but the graphics were so real you could actually touch them.

FunkyFingers
19-06-2002, 16:09:43
There was a Sega Megadrive game that was sort of an American Football, with robots and an exploding ball. If you didn't get rid of it by 4th down, it blew up and destroyed your quarterback-bot. Quality.

Funkodrom
19-06-2002, 18:30:05
Just been playing Doom II. God I'm shit. Can't play at all anymore died on level one. What fingers did I used to use for shift control and alt? Great fun though...

Venom
19-06-2002, 18:57:30
You obviously didn't use the same fingers you use to play the guitar because those fingers have ZERO coordination.

Funkodrom
19-06-2002, 19:01:52
I used the fingers I am holding up at the screen to you in the international symble for victory but with my hands turned the wrong way round.

Sean
19-06-2002, 19:03:46
You play the symbles, too?

Funkodrom
19-06-2002, 19:06:50
With my head just before I try and spell something.

Venom
19-06-2002, 19:11:45
That sign obviously means the insult had it's desired effect.

FunkyFingers
20-06-2002, 08:36:56
It's from having learned to play FPS games with mouse-look and WSAD config, it's difficult to then go back to using the "Alt-strafe" key all the time...

Funkodrom
20-06-2002, 09:35:13
I think I worked it out. Little finger shoot, ring finger run (held down at all times), first finger strafe.

Funkodrom
20-06-2002, 09:35:37
It's wierd having the movement on the right hand rather than the left as with WSAD and mouse.

FunkyFingers
20-06-2002, 10:35:35
Always finger on the shift (run) key!

Funkodrom
20-06-2002, 11:44:49
Always, it makes you spin faster apart from anything else.

FunkyFingers
20-06-2002, 13:51:31
don't understand why they even bother with a walk mode really. At least in the modern FPS games you can set run as the default movement rate, then press shift for walk if you need to.

Funkodrom
20-06-2002, 13:55:35
Normally walk is already default move rate, perhaps because of DoomII

MDA
20-06-2002, 14:10:52
walk mode is so you can get right up to the edge of the abyss without falling in, prior to starting a jumping puzzle. :)