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    I spent half of my childhood in the early 1980s, during the first home video game revolution. The Atari 2600 was my first video game system in 1982, and I played many of those classic games such as PAC-MAN, DEFENDER, MISSILE COMMAND, ASTEROIDS, POLE POSITION, DONKEY KONG, etc., back in the day. The games were simplistic by today's standards, but utterly engrossing back then.

    Anyone else have experiences with really old video games?

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    I had those Asian 400-in-1 games. A big portion of my early years were super mario brothers. I played alot of tetris and it's variants, galaga, pacman, arkanoid, contra.

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    pacman, space invaders. there is some small simple hand-held console like octopus and popeye.

    another free game to be played on calculator. press a number press the divide sign twice press equal sign. then another person press a number, his aim to to get the number one.

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    The name Atari rings a bell for me, but I don't think I've had my hands on it since I'm only like, 2 years old.

    I had Sega Megadrive before, and that's semi-oldschool. I was an absolute fan of Sonic the Hedgehog. Pacman, Donkey Kong, Castle-vania, Astriods, Macross, Megaman, etc are no stranger with me.
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    I have been long time in search for my childhood favorite arcade game. The game is a side scroller, a simple controlled character need to shoot the enemy.

    One button is for JUMP and other for FIRE. the first basic weapon is a simple laser beam but then we can advance the weapon to BOOMERANG, MISSILE, etc.

    the only hint I can give to you is , one of the BOSS is the Dogu, see the link for the picture here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JomonStatue.JPG

    can anyone possible know what is the name of this arcade game ?? many thanks.

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    I like oldschool games more than PS3 games but my taste is different than yours. I like games like final fight, streets of rage, street fighter Alpha series, ect...

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    wow ur even more oldschool than me KC lol...i was thinking more like smb1 or bubble bobble hhahah

    but ya i played a bit of asteriods bak in the day on the old 66 mhz aptiva...haah life was simple but good bak then man....sometimes I do wish i could go bak.....

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    my favourite old school game would be tetris. it probably still is my favourite to this day.

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    Classic puzzles like Tetris tends to never grow old.

    Pinball games were always my favourites. I would come home after school and play them. I also loved Bubble Bobble, Lemmings and Pang.

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    I grew up playing Super Mario brothers on the NES =)
    I remember donkey kong and asteroids, very fun games

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    I started with a Texas Instrument TI-99 playing Parsec and Burger Time.

    The industry has certainly come a long way. I wonder what another 30 years will bring... hopefully a (non-invasive) neural interface

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    It's fun and entertaining watching video game walk thru on youtube. Some levels were so hard on these older games that it's fascinating watching people beat the hard levels.

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    My favorite childhood game is Tetris and Super Mario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugmashed View Post
    My favorite childhood game is Tetris and Super Mario.
    I remember the game boy, Tetris was always fun. Super Mario for the game boy was a lot harder for me then NES and Super NES.

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    Ho hum, I started gaming w Japanese console games (SMB, StarFox, etc.), then later on moving to American PC games, and now currently Chinese Android.

    The thing with vid games is they're just like anime. I always thought Japanese anime were da bomb, but then Chinese anime come along and I've never looked back. Things both Japs n Americans is they're both immature nations (compared to China), and this personality a type gets ingrained into everything they produce from personal electronics to entertainment...

    In other words, what I'm trying to say is Japanese/American consumer products = ------------------

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    Do you still play those games using emulators?

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