Originally Posted by Marmbo
Originally Posted by Marmbo
Recently there have been some remakes of old games on XBox & PS2 like Pirates! & Leisure Suit Larry, of course these versions have much improved graphics ... gameplay wise, I'm not sure, haven't tried ...
I remember the text-based games from the 80s. One of the very first ones I played was Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Then there was the simple business simulation called Taipan, anyone remember that??
My favourite game from the early 90s was Sword of Mana on the Super Nintendo system
I have played most of Sierra and Lucasart adventure games, also interested to replay, but most of those are DOS base, don't know if they work well with XP or not leh. I also love Zork.
I remembered have some websites you can download old old games, these websites call them Abandonware, search in internet
List of Abandonware sites
Last edited by clicknick; 9th December 2005 at 11:32 AM.
I am STILL playing these!! Got Monkey Island 1 and 2, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max installed on my Pocket PC. Absolutely loved it.Originally Posted by Castlesinthesky
Played all the King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry. Ahh... memories.
I think the very first game I played was King's quest I... "Pick up bucket". "Fill bucket with water". "Throw water at dragon."... heheh
yup.. learned how to touch type with those games. Don't type fast enough the dragon breathe fire on you and you chow tarOriginally Posted by tingchiyen
Originally Posted by hwchoy
my favourite games on text terminal is NETHACK. Anyone try it?
I even like more than playing the graphical DIABLO :P
You can download quite a number of old DOS games for free from www.abandonia.com
My favourite game of the 80's: Sierra's Space/King Quest series
My favourite game of the 90's: Heroes of Might & Magic series
Show's his age here (groan)
Elite - purchased that the week it was released on the PC platform. Still runs on XP
Zork - yeeha!
Rogue - I doubt if many will remember it, but it was just about the first D&D game.
Commander Keen series.
Rise of the Triads
Silent Service 2
The Ang Moh from Hell
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Wow! A great thread to rekindle old memories.
My opinion is that games in those days have more emphasis on story-telling and plots. Unlike today where the emplasis is on Graphics, Speed and Complexity. But am replaying Baldurs Gate now, one of the more recent games where I actually bothered to replay.
Very true; unfortunate, eh? Imagine combining the meticulous writers of old with the graphics people of now!
Sad lah, most of the games I like were from before my time; got em off abandonware sites, like someone mentioned.
Originally Posted by Long Thai Bean
Hey i'm using Exult for ultima/ Scumm Vm for Lucasarts games and some workaround for Grim fandango. Works PERFECT. let me know if you need them
I never did use dos box, but it works fine for what i'm using
Glad to know there are so many people out there who love those games as much as i do. and yes one of my first few games was Zork! but i never got around to playing it to completion,how about Myst?phantasmagoria etc?
Yes i love gabriel knight too! anyone remember Legend of kyrandia as well?
Last edited by Castlesinthesky; 9th December 2005 at 05:58 PM.
damn!..I almost forgot about this one!!!! heheh.. very very good game. Sam & Max was really funny...there was another one too which the title escapes me...That one with the tough chopper rider.. heh,,AH!!,,,FULL THROTTLE! heheh...Originally Posted by Marmbo
Another Lucasart would be the simcity like game about heaven and hell. That name also escape me at this time hehe....
Also just thot of another one. FALLOUT.
Last edited by sammy888; 9th December 2005 at 06:19 PM.
Haha, Sam and Max hit the road. Classic!
Commander Keen series. Does Math Blaster count? And Apogee's Halloween Harry (Alien Carnage).
You can try www.the-underdogs.org
Did anyone play Novastorm? It was one of the bestest flying game I've ever played. It's basically those front scrollers (as opposed to side scrollers) with really cool graphics at that time and it was so bloody captivating.
And theres Raptor. Hahaha, uber fun.
commander keens, i remember that one. my sis favourite. Along the way, there were some great arcade games i played such as GODS, Out of this world, boudokan, ... and the very old one, Karateka.
For sierra there is this The adventure of pepper, eco quest, freddy parker.
Back then, Microprose, westwood (dune, dune2) also not a bad company.
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I've got QFG 1-5...
I've Monkey Island 2 too, Wing Commander, played halfway, sierra used to make good games tho'.
How about Wasteland? Anyone remember that one? That was a classic and I've been waiting 20 years for a sequel...
Originally Posted by espn
Psst, can i have a copy for QFG5? Sell me your copy or something