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  1. Ads
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    ....to remember this??
    It REALLY starts to bring back memories at 1:45 of the video. That theme tune! :thrashi:







    This one was pretty :rockwoot: too...

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    Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy for the Spectrum.......bring it on.
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    Love how the video replicates the loading time of the tape aswell! :laugh:
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    :happy:
    I feel sick thinking about that feeling I got when the tape had got to the end but the game hadn't finished loading! :keule: :banghead:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Oh yes.....those were the days!! :)

    One of my faves was Decathalon (zxzxzxzxzxzxzxzxz)
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    All I can remember was syntax error and my temper
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    Young whippersnapper! This is where I started:

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    I remember that game well. Pull down on the joystick to accelerate, wasn't it?
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    Push up, I think. Left and right to rotate. It really was my favourite game on the 2600, probably until Starmaster game out (a clear progenitor to Elite). Tanks was actually a very tactical game as they moved so slowly it was hard to simply jump someone.
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    I must've had the joystick upside down. :sos:

    Here's another game I was addicted to...

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    Just checked with my emulator on the iPad (how times have changed!) and it is push up to move forwards. :)

    Never saw Tutankham before. Games were so expensive back then I guess we all had limited libraries. Of course, there was then a surge of rental shops which appeared and it became easier to try new things.

    Another favourite of mine, which I still play on my iPad is HERO:



    Controlling it with the touch screen is a little tricky, but then so was controlling it with the joystick!
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    I got bored just watching the intro!!

    Amiga 500 is more my era
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    This.
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    Pitfall for the 2600:rock:

    Missile command was epic too.
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    Anyone else have the amstrad cpc?
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    I remember seeing the Amiga for the first time on Microlive (2:05):



    I was 13 at the time and thought that I would never own a computer that powerful... Though I did get one a while later, and of course all our smart phones are now much more powerful that an Amiga 500!
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    AWESOME! haha

    It is scary how times have changed! God knows what the future holds for gaming....
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    Up up down down left right left right down up down up.

    Anyone remember what the sequence above is for?
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    You must be younger than me (29) because mortal kombat is a couple generations newer than my first memories
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    Will be 34 this year.

    My first computer was a Commodore 64 and shinobi which would have been late 80's I would have been about 10 years old. God I feel old now.
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    I used to love shinobi on the master system (and later the mega drive)
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    My first game console was a NES and I still have it! :)
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Shinobi was bada55!!!

    Anyone remember Kung Fu Master, he used to walk thru a platform and avoid the snakes etc??

    Also, Bad Dudes vs Dragonninja or how about Chase HQ the machine with a steering wheel?

    Those were the days :)
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    Yep, Kung Fu Master. Used to play it in the local chippy. Classic.


    Golden Axe, anyone???
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    Lol...same here Ads.

    Yep Golden Axe was a good one too, how about Double Dragon??

    It was all about the elbow move!!
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    I have all those games on my lappy! MAME Emulator FTW! :cool:
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    me too and can i heck complete super mario
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    Mr Do.




    DIAMOND!!!


    Free game!

    Muckle choss...
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    I was a Spectrum man too start with with external tape player, those were the days.
    Horace goes skiing, R-type, Yi Ar Kung Fu
    then moved up to the 128k, N.e.s, Master System, S.n.e.s, N64, Sega Saturn, PS, now Xbox, waiting on the One now.
    I think I should get out more often.
    At least we don't have to wait ten minutes to load anymore only to crash at the end. That suck major ass.
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    Loved golden axe, streets of rage, Kung fu master, r-type etc
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    They don't make games like they use to! Sure all the graphics are brilliant today, but nothing touches Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition in the arcade for gameplay.
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    Anyone remember "How to Be a Complete B*stard" on the ZX Spectrum? Hilarious and infantile. I remember the C64, but having an older brother he had a Commodore 16 I think, that's as far back as I think we went in terms of consoles. My Dad was an IT consultant so we always had PCs, breeze block-sized laptops and an OPD (one per desk) which had Snake and Chess on it, that's all.

    Not that I have time to play games any more, but I'd always play Gran Turismo 1/2 on the PS1/2 before any of the newer ones. The graphics are terrible now but playability is still amazing especially compared to the latest, plasticky, unrealistic gameplay of the new ones.
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    Forgot to mention my first ever computer was an Amstrad CPC 464 with a green sceen monitor, it lasted 5 minutes before I blew it up! lol
    Those were the days you had to stick your own plug onto the end of the wire, and the only fuse I had was a 13amp one instead of the recommended 5amp! :laugh:

    Anyways, we took it back to Toys'R'Us for a full refund, as I was really upset, and my dad got me a SEGA master system instead a week later! Happy Days playing Fantasy Zone and Space Harrier. Infact, I still have an original Phantasy Star1 game and Miracle Warriors, which are collectable classics almost.
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    I'm bored at work. :eyebrows:
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    Ive got street fighter on my phone! loved that game as a kid!
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    Sensible soccer anyone??
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    I started on the old ZX80 then the 81 then the original Spectrum with rubber keys and upgraded that to the Speckie +. What a machine. As said before Jet Set Willy was THE game followed closely by Way of the Exploding Fist. I still have all these machines in their boxes up my parents loft so I might go and have a bit of clear out.
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