Greatest game of all time


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by abishur » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:50 am
fac51 wrote:It's tricky but I'm plumping for:

Star Control 2 (UQM)

I'll probably think of many more the second I post this.....


If you search the forums for Star Control 2, I did a short write up on installing / running UQM from the CLI. It works perfectly!
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by pygmy_giant » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:54 am
I enjoyed 'Half Life' when it was new - but it also put me off gaming forever. I invested so much time in it and then gave up. a year later I read the walk-through and realised that I gave up just before completing it. I nearly cried.
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by twocvbloke » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:03 am
Grand Theft Auto... :twisted:

Why? Because you get to play the part of the bad guy, rather than saving the country/world/universe, and on the later versions it's just fun to be able to add new vehicles in place of the default ones, so you can have your own real cars to drive about in.... :mrgreen:

Oh, and Nuclear War, cos it makes fun of the powers that were, during a time when there were very real threats of being obliterated, a very depressing and upsetting topic (see Threads or When the wind blows, but have a stock of anti-depressants to hand for afterwards though!!), but the game just makes it feel like a light-hearted joke, with leaders' names like "Ronny Raygun", "Burgerchef" and "Ghanji", it's just all round funny, especially when you reach the end, and nobody is really the winner... :lol:
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by MadHorseman » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:22 pm
Hmmmm:-

Text version of Startrek - 70's mainframes...

Galaxian

Defender

MarioKart ("Wii")

...no-one here ever heard of "Angry Birds"???

Heigh ho!

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by twocvbloke » Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 pm
MadHorseman wrote:...no-one here ever heard of "Angry Birds"???


Of course, I have Original, Rio and Space on my androids, but I wouldn't call it the best, just excessively addictive... :lol:
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by andyroyal » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:19 pm
Ask me on a different day and you'll get a different answer, but it's going to be one of these:

Dropzone (Atari version)
Advance Wars
FF7
FFX
Deus Ex
Half-Life 1 or 2
Sensible World of Soccer
Skyrim
Ocarina of Time
Hostile Waters
Mass Effect
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by tangobit4 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:36 pm
Playing games all the time is one of my hobby and mostly i played racing games like Need For Speed, Moto GP its my friends hit ones also.


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by jackokring » Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Arcade: Defender, Robotron 2112, Asteroids, and for good sound Gyron.
C64: Bolderdash, Matrix, Hover Bover.
Spectrum: JetPac.
PC: Captain Keen, Fractint. :)
Megadrive: Flashback (apart from the door which does not open).
PS123: FIFA '06 (maybe better versions, but this one got well played).

I could add to these, but I think it better to point out some good games with minor faults.
C64: Elite (nice but when auto dock was selected there was no way to avoid an hour long t-break), Valhalla (Could always summon Odin (maybe thrice) and get him to do all the work).
Spectrum: Ant Attack (very complicated keys to learn in a dinner hour :) ).

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by exaudimus » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:32 pm
Runescape,

Battle for Wesnoth.
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by JoeDaStudd » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:56 am
Super Mario Bros 3

8 brilliantly themed worlds, a awesome array of suits, challenging and so many hidden things I'm still finding them.
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by Brienne » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:03 pm
Dwarf Fortress.

Hard to handle, but once ok, huuuuge.
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by jamesh » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Best necro thread of the week.

But sadly the wrong answer which is Mr Do! or Stars Wars (or perhaps Bubble Bobble)
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by DougieLawson » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:31 pm
jamesh wrote:But sadly the wrong answer which is Mr Do! or Stars Wars (or perhaps Bubble Bobble)


Still wrong. It was "Manic Miner" on the Speccy.
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by jamesh » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:35 pm
Actually, it might be Defender, now that my memory is coming back.
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by jbeale » Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:06 pm
I think the games I spent the most time playing on our Apple II were http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lode_Runner
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by scruss » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:32 pm
In terms of hours of my life devoted to it, Dope Wars. Possibly the Palm version. Yup.

Otherwise, it's somewhere between:
  • 3D Death Chase (ZX Spectrum)
  • Chuckie Egg (Amstrad CPC)
  • Silkworm (Amiga)
  • Sinistar (arcade)

For shear "I saw what you did there" snark/genius, there will always be Progress Quest
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by DougieLawson » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:40 pm
scruss wrote:
  • Chuckie Egg (Amstrad CPC)

This isn't the first time we've discussed "Chuckie Egg". I wonder if the version from http://www.amstradabandonware.com/en/do ... egg/1/1297 will run on the Amstrad CPC emulator on the Raspberry Pi.

May have to try that.
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by scruss » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:26 am
Yes, I got Chuckie Egg running on a CPC emulator on a Raspberry Pi. It was over a year ago, so I don't remember exactly what I did. I do remember it being not very fast, though.
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by morphy_richards » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:54 pm
I used to love the wireframe arcade version of Star Wars when I was a kid. They had it on an arcade machine at a seaside I went to quite a lot as a child and if I had ten pence for every credit I fed into it now I could probably afford a decent curry.
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by morphy_richards » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:01 pm
I used to love Thrust on the BBC too and then later on there was a great 3D version (cant remember what it was called now) that came out on the Archimedes that you controlled with a mouse.
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by toxibunny » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:58 am
'Zarch' was the 3d thrustish game for the archimedes. aka 'virus' when it came out for the amiga/st.

my contribution to the thread: not the 'greatest game ever', but if you haven't played 'peggle', then you're really missing out...
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by scruss » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:18 pm
morphy_richards wrote:I used to love the wireframe arcade version of Star Wars when I was a kid.


… or the blatant home computer ripoff, 3D Star Strike. On the Amstrad, it used 160 × 200 graphics mode, so was super blocky, but with the right joystick (a wave-about-in-the-air mercury switched one) it was entirely fun.
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by Ravenous » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:47 pm
I'm a little disappointed nobody's mentioned 3D Monster Maze (ZX81 16K) on this thread yet. :D

I used to map the levels on paper then take the dinosaur for walkies. (Prepared me for a life navigating tortuous corridors of software.)
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by mrpi64 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:32 pm
The Mystery Of Banana Island (I think it's called that). It was one of the first and best graphical-adventure games that ever came out!
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by abishur » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:16 pm
mrpi64 wrote:The Mystery Of Banana Island (I think it's called that). It was one of the first and best graphical-adventure games that ever came out!


How about "The Secret of Monkey Island"? Or is that a different game from what you're thinking of?
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