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Kaney    8,191
14 hours ago, Pres. DT BIGHANDS said:

Also, Future Cop LAPD aka the first vidyagame I have memories of playing....I think.

This is legit one of my top 3 PS1 games ever.

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MDK    19,945

There are a couple of games I am trying my best to remember but for the life of me I cannot think of the names. One of them is like Stronghold on the PC and I remember playing it as a kid at my Mum's office. I had a demo on floppy disk (yes, I'm old, big whoop) and it was a castle building game. Must have been between '90 and '94 maybe.

Another game was on the PS1. It was kind of a like a competitive puzzle/action game. You had rooms that revolved and had traps and shit and you had to collect crystals or some shit. Kinda futuristic looking. Muliplayer. 

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Owen    3,440
9 minutes ago, MDK said:

Another game was on the PS1. It was kind of a like a competitive puzzle/action game. You had rooms that revolved and had traps and shit and you had to collect crystals or some shit. Kinda futuristic looking. Muliplayer. 

I assume this is Blast Chamber? Interestingly, a demo was released for a PC version, but nothing more after that.

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9 to 5    11,441

Is the castle building game Ramparts?

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MDK    19,945
1 minute ago, Owen said:

I assume this is Blast Chamber? Interestingly, a demo was released for a PC version, but nothing more after that.

Yeah, thats the one! Come to think of it I probably only had the demo...

 

1 minute ago, 9 to 5 said:

Is the castle building game Ramparts?

Nah, I think it had isometric graphics. I know Ramparts though.

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Lineker    30,609

Does anybody else remember playing Assault Rigs?

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Meacon    18,607

Is that the same Championship Manager that people say is the best footie sim? I may download that and give it a go.

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MadJack    3,674
1 minute ago, Meacon said:

Is that the same Championship Manager that people say is the best footie sim? I may download that and give it a go.

Yes. I prefer CM4, which iirc is the last CM Sports Interactive made before the split from Eidos, but I'm in the minority on that point (CM4 is also abandonware).

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MDK    19,945
51 minutes ago, Lineker said:

Does anybody else remember playing Assault Rigs?

Yes, that game was amazing. Like Tanks + Tron or something.

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Lineker    30,609
37 minutes ago, MDK said:

Yes, that game was amazing. Like Tanks + Tron or something.

Yes!!!!!! I would love to find that again.

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VerBlood Drive    8,218

There was an old first person shooter on Sega Genesis called Zero Tolerance that I believe is free now. I think the publishers said it was cool to download years ago. It was fun, challenging though.

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Skummy    31,451

Figured I'd take a look through Myabandonware and just see what jumps out at me. Gonna stick with Windows games, rather than getting lost in a Commodore 64 memory trip, and leave out anything already discussed, or too obvious (Lemmings!).

Blood 2! - the original was better, like if you mashed Duke Nukem, Evil Dead and the works of HP Lovecraft up in a blender, but 2's okay too.

Creatures! - (& all the sequels). I was obsessed with this game, thought it was the future of computing. You raise Norns, these furry little idiots, and try and teach them, socialise them, and so on, and they pass their traits down from generation to generation. I'm tempted to play this again.

Deer Avenger! - it's like Deer Hunter, but you're the Deer, and you kill people. Remember that seeming like the height of satire at the time.

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 - Jazz is a forgotten platform hero. Loved the original game as a kid. But I always had this mindset, being brought up with the notion of Sonic vs. Mario, that a gaming platform needed a platform game mascot, so probably gave Jazz more credence than the little sod deserved.

Microsoft Gold '98 - this was the only game on my friend's grandmother's laptop, which was the first laptop computer I ever used. It felt incredible at the time.

Nightmare Creatures - This was spooky and grim, but clunky and ugly, even at the time. An HD remake of this would be amazing.

Stalin vs Martians - I have no idea what this is, but it's the best title ever.

 

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Benji    39,749

Have any of you heard about this free wrestling booking sim called "Extreme Warfare Revenge"? It's meant to be somewhat decent.

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Meacon    18,607
3 minutes ago, Benji said:

Have any of you heard about this free wrestling booking sim called "Extreme Warfare Revenge"? It's meant to be somewhat decent.

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Mick    5,747
5 hours ago, Benji said:

Have any of you heard about this free wrestling booking sim called "Extreme Warfare Revenge"? It's meant to be somewhat decent.

 

I've heard those that help pay for one of the more frequently visited fan boards are damn sexy beasts :pervert:  . 

 

 

On a serious note, would games that used to be considered Freeware/Abandonware count? I mean, take a game like Blake Stone. Couldn't get it for years until it showed up on the abandonware sites. Now it's on GOG. 

 

With that spirit in mind, I'm going to throw out Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri. It had the misfortune of following the wildly successful Civilization II, and was in essence, a spiritual sequel. Long/short, by the 2050s, life on Earth sucks, and the UN builds the starship Unity, a massive colony ship designed to get the hell out of Dodge and let humanity begin anew on a planet in the Alpha Centauri Trinary Star System, Chiron, later known in the game simply as "Planet". After a on-board disaster that kills the captain, the crew splinters into 7 ideological factions, each with their own plan on how humanity should live. It's a fun look into the future, and later had an expansion pack called Alien Crossfire which brought in more units and 7 additional factions, including an aquatic faction and two alien factions with their own intertwined story. It also had a program to let you design your own factions and import them into the game. 
 

It wasn't just an update to Civilization II. For one thing, it introduced the idea of having separate settler/worker units. Said workers can do much more then lay farms, mines, or roads. They could raise/lower land (itself and new concept, with different stats at different altitudes). In addition, there aren't set units like Civ. Instead you design units, selecting different chassis to build around, then weapons/armor, and special abilities. There was also "Social Engineering", which was basically the precursor to Civ IV's civics. 

It may be retail again, but at least it's only $5. 

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Rocky    1,871

OK this one is a long shot. Back in the early-mid 90's there was a Horse Racing game. From what I recall, you never actually did anything but bet on horses and then watched the race.
It came on a floppy disc. Any clues? If it makes any difference, this is in NZ at the time so I'm guessing AUS would have similar.

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Katsuya    2,598

Blade Runner is on there, which is still an incredible game and dear lord I know what I'm doing tonight now.

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Lineker    30,609
19 minutes ago, Katsuya said:

Blade Runner is on there, which is still an incredible game and dear lord I know what I'm doing tonight now.

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Paton    444
2 hours ago, Rocky said:

OK this one is a long shot. Back in the early-mid 90's there was a Horse Racing game. From what I recall, you never actually did anything but bet on horses and then watched the race.
It came on a floppy disc. Any clues? If it makes any difference, this is in NZ at the time so I'm guessing AUS would have similar.

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/race-the-nags-246

Is this the one?

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MDK    19,945
15 minutes ago, Skummy said:

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/rainbow-chaser-517

This was, as far as I can remember, the first game I ever played.

https://www.myabandonware.com/game/battle-chess-et

I think Battle Chess might have been the first game I played. My Mum introduced me to Wolf3D. I guess she just loves killing Nazi's.

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