Favorite old school system/games

#21
Well, how far back would you consider the ceiling for old-school to be?

The 8-bit era, the 16-bit era, or later?

At any rate the first game system that I owned was the original Nintendo Entertainment system which I got in the late 80's, after I had already been infatuated with the system for a few years after playing it at friends houses. To this date I largely credit the original Legend Of Zelda and Super Mario Bros for getting me into games and then keeping me there.
 

dejavu19

DTVUSA Jr. Member
#24
Who can forget the galaga? oldies but still it can be seen nowadays. but nothing beats the super mario brothers when it came popularity. i still have on my phone now. ;)
 

felics

DTVUSA Member
#25
Of all the games and no one mentioned Pac-Man, a very popular game before Super Mario Bros. I also remember River Raid and Ultima from the Atari computer my brother bought. Mike Tyson's Punch Out was my favorite and still is up to now.
 
#26
I just love the collection of games at Gamefly. I play those games everytime I'm free. It is an online retailer of games that has almost all those games that can be there in video games. so why to waste in Xbox, or PS when you can play your favorite games online.
 

James

DTVUSA Member
#28
Have you heard of the Magnavox Odyssey game system? I found some old game cartridges in an unused desk at work. I did not know what they were. I tried selling them on Ebay but nobody wanted them at the time.
It seems it was the first game system. I have never used the system or seen it in real life. How about you?

http://www.pong-story.com/odyssey.htm
 

FWAmie

DTVUSA Member
#29
My favorite old time system would be the sega. There was a game I was highly addicted to but for the life of me can't remember it. But you were basically in like a big research center for like the future(at least that's what it looked like to me) but you had to shoot these really buff looking monsters that had blood dripping off there teeth. There was not a day that I did not play that game. I really want to play it again. I also like the game cube. The game for that was animal crossing. I would wake up in the middle of the night just to play that game, that was back in 2006-2007 before I got pregnant with my daughter. But I have to say those were the times of fun. Which if you know me, then you would understand I am almost always a very serious person. Meaning I hardly ever play any type of games anymore. Its all about the kids, house work, work its self, and making sure that I have everything done that I have to have done that day. I mean I read a lot. But even that has turned into a job. Considering I read books and do reviews and get paid. But to me that is very very fun, because I am an extreme avid reader.
 
#31
My favorite old time system would be the sega. There was a game I was highly addicted to but for the life of me can't remember it. But you were basically in like a big research center for like the future(at least that's what it looked like to me) but you had to shoot these really buff looking monsters that had blood dripping off there teeth. There was not a day that I did not play that game. I really want to play it again. I also like the game cube. The game for that was animal crossing. I would wake up in the middle of the night just to play that game, that was back in 2006-2007 before I got pregnant with my daughter. But I have to say those were the times of fun. Which if you know me, then you would understand I am almost always a very serious person. Meaning I hardly ever play any type of games anymore. Its all about the kids, house work, work its self, and making sure that I have everything done that I have to have done that day. I mean I read a lot. But even that has turned into a job. Considering I read books and do reviews and get paid. But to me that is very very fun, because I am an extreme avid reader.
You're on point with the Sega game system. This was one of my favorite games systems as well. I actually posted an article on this website about the Sega Genesis, giving some people the knowledge of when it had come out. Sonic Hedge hog was my favorite game to play. He is such a cute little animal with those pointy things on the back or his hair. For some strange reason I would always love to have him roll in a ball. To me, that was the coolest thing ever to see. Then you had to make him run, jump and roll to get past the enemies as well as to collect coins. The amount of coins collected was significant to either go on to the next level or something could be brought with the coins. I have forgot exactly which one it was. I also like PlayStation 1. There was this neat game with the joker. And I had to go through these different levels fighting all the bad guys. I use to love the days when my cousins and I had sleep overs at my house. The girls use to watch the guys play the basketball and football games. Sometime I use to play pretending like I knew what to do , but had no idea how to play . Then as time went on and I got more practice. I had gotten a tad bit better.
 

Cadus

DTVUSA Member
#33
back when beating your friend's high scores superceded winning the entire game.

Back then games were fun whether you won or lost. now it's all about beating x games which makes you popular in gaming, which is where i lost interest.
I'm a modern gamer, and I don't play games at all to be popular in gaming. In fact, minus people who always have to play the newest Call of Duty or Battlefield games, I don't think most people do. The majority, the people that don't post about their experiences online, probably play games to experience the storyline and gameplay. That's why I play games. I love to immerse myself in fantasy worlds for a few hours and try to improve myself within that world. An example would be Mass Effect 3. I'm sure tooooons of people would play that game even if they didn't know anyone else who played it.
 

Cadus

DTVUSA Member
#34
My first systems before a GameCube were the GameBoys, so I'm going to have to say that my favorite older games are the original Poke'mon ones. Yellow, Red, and Blue, were all fantastic.

Sorry I can't keep up with all of you older folk on this one. My parents never bought me a Sega, Atari, Genesis, N64, or anything like that, and my allowance was two dollars a week.
 

DM28

DTVUSA Member
#40
It's gotta be the original Nes. So many hours of entertainment.

The games were very simple in terms of graphics but those were some of the best games I have ever played. It is definetely an element that most new games seems to have lost.
 

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