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This night shift has got me all nostalgic about random games I put hours into when I was a lot younger: 

 

What are some of your childhood favourite games, EWB?

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48 minutes ago, Lineker said:

What are some of your childhood favourite games, EWB?

 

From the Atari 2600:

Pitfall II
Adventure

 

From the NES: 

Adventures of Lolo
Bases Loaded
Bionic Commando
Blaster Master
Castlevania I, II and III
Contra
Double Dragon I and II
Dragon Warrior I, II, III and IV
Excitebike
Faxanadu
Final Fantasy
Flying Dragon
Gauntlet 2
Gemfire
Gun.Smoke
Hudson's Adventure Island
Legend of Zelda
Life Force
Mega Man 1, 2, 3 and 5
Metal Gear
Metroid
Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
Ninja Gaiden I and II
Nobunaga's Ambition
Pro Wrestling
Rad Racer
RC Pro AM
Spy Hunter
Super Dodge Ball
SMB 1, 2 and 3
Tecmo Bowl
Tecmo Super Bowl
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
Tetris
Track and Field
Track and Field II
Zelda II

SNES:
7th Saga
Super Bomberman 2
Clay Fighter
Final Fantasy VI
F-Zero
Illusion of Gaia
Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 (3 can eat a dick <_<)
NBA Jam
NHL 95
Out of this World
Pilot Wings
Prince of Persia
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
Secret of Mana
Sim City
Star Fox
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Castlevania IV
Contra III
Gradius III
Tetris Attack
Super Punch-Out!!
WWF Royal Rumble
Super Street Fighter II
Super Metroid
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Megaman X
Breath of Fire
Lufia and the Fortress of Doom
UN Squadron
Super Smash TV
 

Genesis/Megadrive

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Pirates! Gold
Shining Force
Mutant League Football
Greatest Heavyweights of the Ring


PC

Wolfenstein 3D
TIE Fighter
Doom
Doom II
Duke Nukem 3D
Command and Conquer
King's Quest V
Civilization II
Warcraft
Warcraft II
Ascendancy
Diablo
Pool of Radiance
Cure of the Azure Bonds
Secrets of the Silver Blades
Champions of Krynn
Death Knights of Krynn
Dark Queen of Krynn
Gateway to the Savage Frontier
Treasures of the Savage Frontier
Pools of Darkness
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse
Sim City 2000
The Sims
Dark Forces
Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy (which should probably be Dark Forces IV :shifty: )
Alpha Centauri
Starcraft

N64:
Shadows of the Empire
WCW vs nWo: World Tour
WCW vs nWo Revenge
WWF WrestleMania 2000
WWF No Mercy
Goldeneye
Madden '99
Star Fox 64
Mario Kart 64


 

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Jumping Flash and Pandemonium on the PS1 will forever hold very special places in my heart.

Also Wrestlemania 2000 & WCW/NWO Revenge on the N64.

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Without just listing every game I can recall ever playing, the most significant few milestones were probably:

Sonic 2 (age 7)

Civilization 2 (age 11)

X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (age 12)

Tekken 3 (age 13)

Metal Gear Solid (age 14)

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Sonic 2

Final Fantasy 7

Freespace 1 and 2

Championship Manager 01/02

Broken Sword

Monkey Island

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1 hour ago, Katsuya said:

Jumping Flash and Pandemonium on the PS1 will forever hold very special places in my heart.

Also Wrestlemania 2000 & WCW/NWO Revenge on the N64.

Holy shit Pandemonium! I think that was the first ever psx game I ever played.

I spent far longer than I should on Worms, and WWF Attitude.

All time best has to be Timesplitters though.

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1 hour ago, hugobomb said:

Championship Manager 01/02

Christ. Here I am literally playing FM20 right now and I completely forgot about CM. :lol: I would probably put down CM3 for being my first, mind.

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Off the top of my head the ones that come to mind immediately are Goof Troop, Legend of Zelda: Link To The Past, Double Dragon, Super Mario All-Stars, and WCW/nWo Revenge. I sunk a lot of time into Double Dragon, Zelda and Revenge especially.

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2 hours ago, Kaney said:

Holy shit Pandemonium! I think that was the first ever psx game I ever played.

I spent far longer than I should on Worms, and WWF Attitude.

All time best has to be Timesplitters though.

Worms! Multiplayer Worms took many an evening away from me.

1 hour ago, stokeriño said:

Christ. Here I am literally playing FM20 right now and I completely forgot about CM. :lol: I would probably put down CM3 for being my first, mind.

I think CM3 was my first as well, I have played CM 1 & 2 but that was a few years later having found them in charity shops.

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My first game console was a SNES. Which I got in 1998. My grandparents got me a SNES and my cousin a PS1 that Christmas. Pretty clear who their favourite was. 😕

So this meant I spent the late 90s playing early 90s games. I particularly remember Tintin in Tibet, which I played endlessly. Despite never getting past the first level. Probably the hardest game ever.

As you might imagine, my obsolete technology meant that not many people wanted to come over to my house, so I got plenty of N64 and PS1 experience on other peoples' machines. The one from this period that particularly resonates with me is this game that was like Worms, but in a 3D world and with pigs. I can't remember the name but I played it a lot.

I then somewhat belatedly entered the modern world when I got a PS2 for Xmas 2002. I’ve got particularly strong memories of Gran Turismo 3 and Timesplitters 2. I spent hours playing the latter with friends - more so than any game before or since. Those were good games.

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28 minutes ago, metalman said:

The one from this period that particularly resonates with me is this game that was like Worms, but in a 3D world and with pigs. I can't remember the name but I played it a lot.

Hogs of War?

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1 minute ago, Bobfoc said:

Hogs of War?

I love the use of a question mark, as though it might be that other 3D Worms-like game with pigs. :lol: 

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One doesn't want to be too confident in one's knowledge of porcine strategy games.

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I was always quite a few years behind on getting consoles so it was often well after their initial release that I played some of these PS1/2 games. In no particular order:

PS1
Civilization II
Crash Team Racing
FIFA 02
FIFA 04
Populous: The Beginning
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Gran Turismo 2

PS2
GTA: San Andreas
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
PES5
PES6
The Godfather
The Sims: Bustin' Out

Xbox 360
Football Manager 2007
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Smackdown vs. Raw 2007
Smackdown vs Raw 2008
Halo 3
Star Trek Legacy

Gameboy Colour
Pokemon Yellow
Pokemon Gold
Pokemon TGC
Super Mario Land 2
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Dark Duel Stories

Gameboy Advance
Pokemon Sapphire
Crash Nitro Kart
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Worldwide Edition
FIFA 05
Premier Manager 03/04

Nintendo DS
Mario Kart
Nintendogs: Labrador Edition
Zoo Tycoon DS

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The earliest games I remember playing were on the Amiga 500.

Specifically - Rick Dangerous, Shadow of the Beast, Moonshine Racing, Silly Putty and James Pond.

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5 hours ago, metalman said:

Worms

Shit yeah, Worms 2 was great!

 

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Played SO MUCH Worms 2. Endless games of me, my brother and step-siblings each taking turns on the keyboard.

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4 minutes ago, stokeriño said:

Played SO MUCH Worms 2. Endless games of me, my brother and step-siblings each taking turns on the keyboard.

Concrete Donkey!

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I played all the old Worms games. Armageddon was the one I got the most out of, though. I repurchased it a few years ago on Steam and introduced it to my nephew, who thought it was great. He even recorded his own lines for the sound bank editor.

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Bless those crazy, genodical bastards. 

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