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Favourite childhood games.

Discussion in 'Games' started by SomeRandom, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    As the title suggests.
    And go!
    GTA franchise, particularly for me GTA San Andreas. Had that across several platforms even.
    Star Wars Episode 1. (Yes I know the prequels don’t have the greatest of reputations. But I was a kid and the game was fun as.)
    This platformer called Croc Legend of the Gobbos. I loved that game as a wee tot
    Age of Empires, I think III.
    Loved this game especially the old cheat code where you basically get a bunch of cars or whatever and run over your enemies lol
    Rayman 3D was fun.
    Donkey Kong Country
    Spyro and Crash of course
    The Jak and Daxter series
    Banjo and Kazooie
    Resident Evil still haunts me

    What are some of yours?
     
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    Monopoly
    Aggravation
    Candyland
    War
    Rummy
    Tag
    Red Rover
    Red Light - Green Light
    Road Rash
    Dig Dug
    Donkey Kong
    Space Invaders
    Galaga
    Tempest
     
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    Metal Gear Solid Series. [Resonates with me on personal level a lot. Deals with all the dilemmas I have suffered from --- Wars and horrors of wars, redemption, vengeance, child soldiers etc. etc. etc.]

    Resident Evil Series.

    Silent Hill Series.

    Fatal Fury: Wild Ambitions. [Again, resonates with me on personal level as the main protagonist wanted to avenged the murder of the loved one happened in front of them when he was a child]

    Clock Tower [PS1].

    Even though my childhood sucked, this games provided escape from harsh reality.
     
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    Wonder Woman
    Hot wheels
    Star Trek (Not Star Wars!)
    Camping (running off in the woods while mother's at work)
    Writing (I wish I had my elementary book they "published" by putting it on a glass shelf with other arts in the hall. Surprised I remember that)
    Snow boarding, bicycling
    Good stuff
     
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  5. Father Heathen

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    Nes:
    • Mario Bros.
    • Super Mario Bros.
    • Duck Hunt
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Contra
    • Super Contra
    • Castlevania
    • RC Pro Am
    • Paperboy
    • Paperboy 2
    • Ghosts 'n Goblins
    • Kung-Fu Heroes
    • Joust
    Board games:
    • Hero Quest
    • Dragon Strike
    • Stratego
    • Scotland Yard
     
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  6. ChristineM

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    Didn't do computer games and board games bored me.

    What i did play as a child was draughts (checkers), chess, kalooki (79, rummy), pontoon (blackjack), digging up roman ruins, being a nuisance and getting on my mothers nerves. I would also spend hours walking and/or drawing what i saw
     
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    Yes, Stratego. I forgot about that one. One of my faves as well.

    And Clue.
     
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    Draught, Nine-men's-morris, Chess. I wish someone had told me about GO which I sadly only learned as an adult.
     
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  9. Eyes to See

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    I remember playing almost all of these.

    This sounds awesome. In Colorado we didn't have Roman ruins. But I did enjoy digging up fossils. Had a few friends that knew places to dig in the mountains near Gothic, and in Aurora. The fossils in Aurora, Co were very interesting. We had to go through this fenced off ravine that was owned by the army. There was a hole in the fence my friend showed me when we were at his house (my brother and me). It was a fairly large fenced off piece of land as well (several square miles). There was a steep ravine maybe 100 feet down with a creek running at the bottom. We had to climb down the side to about halfway and then start digging into the dirt. Fossils of ferns and tropical plants immediately became visible. And it was painstaking to get them out because they were all still in dirt. Too much force or movement and they just crumbled.

    I've shared this story with evolutionists on other forums and had a couple tell me that those fossils were from plate shifting and millions of years of continental drift. They were so full of it. Made me laugh. Those fossils were in dirt and fell apart and any slight movement.

    The fossils in the mountains near Gothic Colorado were mostly ancient marine life, seashells and such. Really cool. I still have one sitting on a bookshelf.


    My twin brother and I would play Stratego for hours. And Risk.

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    Having five brothers we got into all kinds of mischief. My dad always had the latest tech. Our first computer when I was a kid was a Commodore 16. I remember playing a cops and robbers game on that as my first video game. Just a cop with a baton running after a robber in a mask and you'd go up and down stairs and elevators. Our first console was the Atari. Remember when the Nintendo came out. We would take turns playing Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt and Tetris. And all those other classic NES games.

    Spent hours at the local video arcade with my brothers. And now coming to think of it that reminds me of this bowling alley/video arcade we would visit called Celebrities. Man I haven't been bowling since I married over 20 years ago.

    We would play basketball and football. Usually we'd go to the local rec center or elementary school that had it's doors open to the gym in the summer and we would play against neighborhood teams. We were a team (the six of us boys) both football and basketball.

    Also the usual boy stuff hiking in the woods near the house, grabbing sticks and play sword-fight on the railroad tracks. That reminds me we would hitch rides on the railroad cars when trains would come by. Just all the stuff silly boys did back then. Once when camping up on Jefferson Lake one of my older brothers decided to take a "short-cut" from the lake back to the campsite through the woods and got us lost. I was crying the whole way thinking we were going to die. We eventually came to a river and followed it to a road where we flagged down a car. Park rangers were there almost immediately. My dad had waited for us to get back and after a few hours passed he alerted the rangers and they had a helicopter up looking for us and were assembling search teams. My older brother was in big trouble that time. I think I was 10 years old or so.

    That recalls to mind another time, my older brothers were always getting me into trouble. It was a Halloween night and for some reason RTD (the bus system in Denver) was giving free rides and my brother was like let's hitch a ride up to grandad's. Well we got part of the way there and then had to get off I don't remember why. But we had to end up walking the rest of the way in the dark it took like an hour and a half walking. And the last 45 minutes was through the cemetery they lived near. We finally got to grandad's and surprised him and he scolded us and called my dad to let him know where we were. Then got out money and gave us all some for being adventurous and then gave us ice cream cones.

    I could probably tell stories here for hours. But got to get going.
     
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    @Eyes to See

    A Roman port was discovered on my dads farm, the archaeologists let me help them by digging in the mud

    A lot of fossils are found in dirt ans can be fragile so those "evolutionists" you laughed at were possibly right
     
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  11. Father Heathen

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    If you reject science then unless you're using a crystal ball to access the internet, you should toss whatever device you're using into the trash, considering such technology wouldn't exist if not for science.
     
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    It was a couple dozen feet of dirt down the ravine. And the fossils were in the dirt. I've been to the Grand Canyon and I can tell you the same Colorado River has been carving through the stone for hundreds of milllions of years.

    But somehow the fossils buried under a few feet of dirt, that were made of dirt traveled hundreds of millions of years ago on continental drift, and if I disagree with someone on the internet that said that I am denying science.

    You do realize how extremely stupid that sounds right? I mean the Colorado River starts in Colorado and has been running through the Grand Canyon for hundreds of millions of years. Tell me...you really think a few feet of undisturbed topsoil got to Colorado by means of continental drift over hundreds of millions of years with the dirt fossils not being disturbed? Come on who is really denying science and being stupid here?

    You also realize if it was really that old they would be stone and not dirt?


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    (Just a pic from recent trip to Grand Canyon)
     
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    Off the top of my head in no particular order.....


    Warlord and breakout - Atari

    Pitfall - Atari

    Populous - ps1

    Pigs of war- ps1

    Siphon filter - ps1

    Navy Seals- ps2

    Mtv music generator - ps2

    Zork - pc

    Supreme commander - xbox 360 and pc

    Carrier command - Xbox 360 and pc

    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy - pc

    Operation Europe - Sega Genesis

    The mansion - Sega Saturn

    Hidden and Dangerous - Dreamcast and pc

    Omikron Nomad Soul - pc and Dreamcast

    Ghost Recon Island Thunder - original x box

    Operation Flashpoint Elite - original x box and pc

    Brute Force - original x box

    Conflict series including global assault - original x box

    So many more too numerous to count as I could go on forever with this list of my favorites. Lets just say it was a golden age of gaming at the time.
     
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    That's incredible. Imagine holding something ancient like that and seeing it with your very eyes as it springs out over the course of the dig
     
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    I have a pottery roman oil lamp i discovered, its complete, unbroken and has the makers thumb print in the handle. The archaeologists let me keep it, it is one of my prized posesions.

    Better still is my avatar.
    Your avatar.
     
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  16. Father Heathen

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    No, what's stupid is using a thread about video games to take a shot at evolution.
    What's also stupid is presuming that, just because you don't understand something, then that must mean every single scientist in the world all have it wrong or are lying just for ****s and giggles.

    Common Creationist Attacks on Geology | National Center for Science Education
     
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    When I was a kid we had this game where we'd take turns throwing mastodon bones at the cave wall.

    We called it ''Chess".
    (It got more complicated as time went on)
     
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    Awesome games. Reminds me of Siren. Another unique horror title from the ps2 era.
     
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    Indeed, sir. Wish games nowadays become just as good as the classic and I get more free time so I can start gaming again. It's been around a decade since I properly played any video game. Maybe it's just my busy schedule that's preventing me from playing game but nowadays games lack the substance classic games had.
     
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    Eh... As a kid, I loved Zelda on the super nintendo. I also remember really liking battle roads, despite how upset I got stung it. I loved the ultima and the final fantasy games. I also loved doom, duke nukem 3d, and quake especially.

    The games I played in my teenage years/ early adult years are the ones I tend to come back to from time to time. Those tend to be games like Diablo 2, Dungeon Siege 1 & 2, and EverQuest (thank god for project 1999!).

    I don't tend to swell too much on older games, though. I usually tend to lean more towards newer stuff just to see what all is out there now. The quality of games out there now is significantly higher than it was in the past. :)
     
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