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    “Tominco”My buddies and I were hooked on Perfect Dark (N64) all through high school. It was a 007 knockoff. I don’t know why we liked that one better but, we sure did spend a lot of time running those levels, fragging each other, and drinking. 

    
Holy smokes! I forgot about Perfect Dark! haha I was fan of 007, but Perfect Dark wasn’t bad either. It came with a more futuristic approach at the time. Good memories! As for beating Zelda (my favorite series), congrats! I have the new Zelda Breath of the Wild, for the Switch now. It’s a unique twist to the franchise.

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    “AJ”That is good to know about the NES light guns not working with current TVs. Does anyone else know what other game console or accessories/devices warrants keeping an old tube style TV?

    I still have a NEO-GEO, actually 2 of them, one cartridge based console with instant game play just like the arcade and one CD console which was annoying since it took forever to load up but the games were a whole lot cheaper in CD format.
    Haven’t played with them in over 20 years.

    I am tempted to buy the new mini NES with all of the retro craze going on but can’t find them in stock locally.

    
They actually sell converters you can use to play older systems on newer televisions.

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They actually sell converters you can use to play older systems on newer televisions.

    
Link me this please!

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    I’d say 007 GoldenEye or Star Wars the Phantom Menace. Still think older games are better than the newer ones

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    “ncrary”I was born in 1947, there were no video games when I grew up.  Not only that, but no cell phones, computers, MP3 player, calculators, and darn few transistor radios.

    Played with slang shots , pop guns , bow and arrows, BB guns and came inside when it got dark. Never shot anyone or lost a eye or  got lost.

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    Prince of persia and atari games.

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    Contra      Up up down down left right left right A B A B select start select start

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    Astroids. space invaders dig dug.mr do.

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    Zork on my C64 and Conquest Tourney on my Vax cluster… 😉

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    Winky Dink.

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    I kept all my NES games and added to my collection over the years. I got rid of my original SNES, N64, and PS1 systems and games, I’ve regretted that. Since then I’ve rebuilt most of my retro collection and expanded it. 

    I’m not sure have 1 all time favorite. I’m convinced the 1990s were the golden era of video games. Home console and PCs were getting strong enough that developers could let their imaginations run wild. Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, TIE Fighter, Starcraft, there’s too many to name that took up hours and hours of my time as a teenager. 

    One game I still think about years later was one that never had much of a following. An old DOC game called Hammer of the Gods was a hoot to play.

    My favorite system off all time was the Sega Dreamcast. I still have mine and often think about setting it up to play its version of Ecco the Dolphin.

    I have somewhere around 350 retro games. I prefer emulating them to playing them on the original systems, as I love seeing them in HD with improved textures (many emulators have HD filters that smooths out the pixels for HD displays). Its perfectly legal to emulate any game that you own. Where you get into trouble is emulating games you don’t own. 

     

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    Wonder boy or shinobi

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    Matchbox cars in the dirt around the base of a big ol’ Silver Maple in the front yard.  Neighborhood bike tag using tennis balls and my Schwinn Spyder with banana seat and monkey bars.  Buckeye wars with paper grocery bags filled to the brim with the beloved nuts from all of the Buckeye trees in the area.  Ghost In The Graveyard with 20+ neighborhood kids playing late into the night over three contiguous yards, front and back.  Innumerable other games of tag, war, baseball, football, Smear-the-Guy, bike races… you name it, we did it.  And not one case of carpal tunnel or Vitamin D deficiency in the lot!

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    I hear you ironlion269. We played a lot of “Army”. No video games till I encountered a sophisticated game console on an Ag trip as a teenager to the Ft. Worth stock show.
    “Pong”………I spent many quarters playing that game in the lobby of the hotel till the wee hours of the morning. lol
    By the time I got to College Games had moved to Color and “Breakout”! I was half way through my career in Integrated Circuit Fab Maintenance (late 1980’s) when Wolfenstein in 2D arrived for the IBM 286 running on DOS the Duke Nukem in 2D as well. By the time I finished that Career and moved to an interim period between my old career and my soon to be new career in telecommunications I built 486 PC’s (Gateway was at the top of the Computer industry at the time ….. anyone remember the “Cow” computer boxes?) and soon started playing Star Wars X-Wing. The last thing I played some 12 or more years ago was Delta Force Land Warrior. I loved sniping with the Barrett Light 50. Now I do my sniping with one of many PCP Air Rifles :) 😛

    Thurmond 

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    Come on!! Techno bowl, Raiders…Bo Jackson…Touchdown’s all day son!

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    Like said above.   Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64.   I could fish all day.

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    you can play all old games, you just need to download a mame emulator for your windows version and roms for it and off you go. all for free.
    mine was Atomic Runner
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    Ninja gaiden, all of the mega man series, contra, double dragon….

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    Space Invaders. Actually…I still have my original Atari from 1982? Up in the atic. It’s 35 years old. Don’t know if it works. But it’s there. 

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