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Retro Goodness...

Ok, so... a brief bit of Greg Gaming History for you.

I began playing games when I was 4, maybe even when I was 3, but definitely 4. My grandparents had an Atari 8001 (8-bit, pre-ST era), and I played a TON of games on it. Rescue on Fractalus, Ballblazer, Beach Head, Super Breakout (a lot of Super Breakout), and many, many more. After the Atari left my grandparents (they got an Amiga) we got it, later we borrowed my mothers school PC, and then later still we bought a PC (a speed demon of a 386SX: 25mhz of CD-Rom running goodness).

Along the way I played games on other systems and consoles (Sega Mega Drive, Acorn, ZX Spectrum) but other than the mega-drive, those weren't owned by me or my family.

Those games rocked.

Today I find more and more I'm just playing because of two things 1) The game is pretty 2) The game has a big plot I want to see through to the end. It's rarely because it's just plain fun to play the game. Very rare.

Anyhow - I've made it my mission to collect a lot of retro games, and I've finally compiled most of them into a list. I have a few more than this, but it's most of them. At least... most of the PC ones. I'm not including emulators and ROM's here....

Greg's Classic Games Collection:

[1980] Zork
[1981] Ultima
[1981] Zork 2 - The Wizard of Frobozz
[1982] Deadline
[1982] Kamikaze Alien
[1982] Microsoft Decathlon
[1982] Paratrooper
[1982] Pitfall
[1982] Starcross
[1982] Ultima 2 - The Revenge of the Enchantress
[1982] Zork 3 - The Dungeon Master
[1983] Bluemax
[1983] Bushido
[1983] Castle Wolfenstien
[1983] Centipede
[1983] Digger
[1983] Enchanter
[1983] Galaxian
[1983] Joust
[1983] Loderunner
[1983] Moon Bugs
[1983] Mystery Master Murder by the Dozen
[1983] Planetfall
[1983] Space Commanders
[1983] Stargate
[1983] Suspended
[1983] Tapper
[1983] Ultima 3 - Exodus
[1983] Witness, The
[1984] Alleycat
[1984] Ancient Art of War
[1984] Below the Root
[1984] Bouncing Babies
[1984] Chess '88
[1984] Crime and Punishment
[1984] Dope Wars
[1984] Flightmare
[1984] Gato
[1984] Gremlins
[1984] Hard Hat Mack
[1984] Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
[1984] King's Quest 2 - Romancing the Throne
[1984] Lurking Horror, The
[1984] Montezuma's Revenge
[1984] PC Pool
[1984] Rogue
[1984] Seastalker
[1984] Soko-Ban
[1984] Sopwith
[1984] Sorcerer
[1984] Space Commanders 2
[1984] Spy Hunter
[1984] Suspect
[1984] Wizardry - Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
[1984] Zaxxon
[1984] Zyll
[1985] A Mind Forever Voyaging
[1985] Castle Adventure
[1985] Elite
[1985] Hacker
[1985] Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
[1985] Lords of Conquest
[1985] Mindshadow
[1985] Psion Chess
[1985] Silent Service
[1985] Sopwith 2
[1985] Spacewar
[1985] Spellbreaker
[1985] Striker
[1985] Telenguard
[1985] Temple of Apshai Trilogy
[1985] Thexder
[1985] Ultima 4 - Quest of the Avatar
[1985] Wishbringer
[1985] Wizardry 2 - The Knight of Diamonds
[1986] Alter Ego Female
[1986] Alter Ego Male
[1986] Arctic Fox
[1986] Ballyhoo
[1986] Beyond the Titanic
[1986] Chessmaster 2000, The
[1986] Crimson Crown, The
[1986] Cutthroats
[1986] Hollywood Hijinx
[1986] Infidel
[1986] Karateka
[1986] King's Quest 3 - To Heir is Human
[1986] Leather Goddess of Phobos
[1986] Marble Madness
[1986] Moonmist
[1986] Ogre
[1986] Pawn, The
[1986] Pole Position
[1986] Pryamid Power
[1986] PSI 5 Trading Company
[1986] Round 42
[1986] Space Quest 1 - The Sarien Encounter
[1986] Starflight
[1986] Starglider
[1986] Tass Times in Tonetown
[1986] Trinity
[1986] Winter Games
[1986] Wizard's Crown
[1986] Wizardry 3 - Legacy of Llylgamyn
[1987] 10th Frame Bowling
[1987] Aces of Aces
[1987] Alf the First Adventure
[1987] Araknoid
[1987] Arcade Volleyball
[1987] Bad Street Brawler
[1987] Bards Tale 1
[1987] Bereaucracy
[1987] Black Cauldron
[1987] California Games
[1987] Contra
[1987] Crazy Cars
[1987] Defender of the Crown
[1987] Empire - Wargame of the Century
[1987] Family Feud
[1987] Guild of Thieves
[1987] Gunship
[1987] Hardball
[1987] Infiltrator 1
[1987] Into the Eagles Nest
[1987] Karnov
[1987] Knight Orc
[1987] Lawnmower
[1987] Lawnmower 2.0
[1987] Metal Gear
[1987] Might and Magic
[1987] Mixed up Mother Goose
[1987] Moebius
[1987] Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Head or Tail of it
[1987] Patton vs Rommel
[1987] Phantasie
[1987] Platoon
[1987] Plundered Hearts
[1987] Police Quest - In Persuit of the Death Angel
[1987] Road War Europa
[1987] Rockford
[1987] Shard of Spring
[1987] Space Quest 2 - Vohaul's Revenge
[1987] Spy vs Spy 3 - Arctic Antics
[1987] Star Trek - The Kobayashi Alternative
[1987] Stationfall
[1987] Sub Battle Simulator
[1987] Test Drive 1
[1987] Turbo
[1987] Wizardry 4 - The Return of Werdna
[1987] Wizball
[1987] World Games
[1988] 2400AD
[1988] 4x4 Offroad Racing
[1988] Abrams Battle Tank
[1988] Airborne Ranger
[1988] Alternate Reality - The City
[1988] Autoduel
[1988] Bad Cat
[1988] Bards Tale 2
[1988] Battle Chess EGA
[1988] Battle Chess VGA
[1988] Battlehawks 1942
[1988] Bionic Commando
[1988] Bubble Ghost
[1988] Captain Blood
[1988] Card Sharks
[1988] Dangerous Dave in Trophy Trouble
[1988] Death Sword
[1988] Demonstalkers
[1988] Demon's Writer
[1988] Double Dragon
[1988] Firepower
[1988] Gauntlet
[1988] Ghosts 'n Goblins
[1988] Infiltrator 2
[1988] Jordan vs. Bird One-on-One
[1988] King's Quest 4 - The Perils of Rosella
[1988] LA Crackdown
[1988] Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
[1988] Life & Death
[1988] Lock-On
[1988] Mad Mix
[1988] Manhunter - New York
[1988] Maniac Mansion
[1988] Mines of Titan
[1988] Monopoly Deluxe
[1988] Murder on the Atlantic
[1988] Nebulus
[1988] Neuromancer
[1988] Paladin
[1988] Paperboy
[1988] Phantasie 3 - The Wrath of Nikademus
[1988] Pole Poisition 2
[1988] Police Quest 2 - The Vengeance
[1988] President Elect - 1988 Edition
[1988] Rampage
[1988] SDI
[1988] Sentinel Worlds 1 - Future Magic
[1988] Shadowgate
[1988] Sinbad and the Throne of the Falcon
[1988] Slipheed
[1988] Star Goose
[1988] Superstar Soccer
[1988] The Adventures of Captain Comic
[1988] The Three Stooges
[1988] Thud Ridge
[1988] Time of Lore
[1988] Timebandit
[1988] Ultima 5 - Warriors of Destiny
[1988] UMS - The Universal Military Simulator
[1988] Up Periscope!
[1988] Uridium
[1988] Vision of the Aftermath - Boomtown
[1988] Wasteland
[1988] Willow
[1988] Win, Lose, or Draw
[1988] Windwalker
[1988] Wizardry 5 - Heart of the Maelstrom
[1988] World Class Leader Board Golf
[1988] Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders
[1989] 007 - License to Kill
[1989] Alf World of the Words
[1989] Alice in Wonderland
[1989] Amazing Spider-Man
[1989] Ancient Lands of YS
[1989] APB
[1989] Avoid the Noid
[1989] Ballistix
[1989] Bandit Kings of Ancient China
[1989] Barbarian
[1989] Bargames
[1989] Battle of Britain
[1989] Blasteroids
[1989] Blockout
[1989] Bloodwych
[1989] Bloody Money
[1989] Bubble Bobble
[1989] Budokan - The Martial Spirit
[1989] Carrier Command
[1989] Cavemen Ugh-Lympics
[1989] Chicago 90
[1989] Clue - Master Detective
[1989] Crossbow - The Legend of William Tell
[1989] Die Hard
[1989] Don't Go Alone
[1989] Double Dragon 2 - The Revenge
[1989] Dr Dooms Revenge
[1989] Dragon Wars
[1989] Ducktales
[1989] Dungeon Master
[1989] Dungeons of Kroz
[1989] Fast Food
[1989] Fast Food Dizzy
[1989] Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O' Fun
[1989] Gauntlet 2
[1989] Genghis Khan
[1989] Genghis Khan 2
[1989] Gold of the Americas
[1989] Grave Yardage
[1989] Guerilla War
[1989] Hard Drivin'
[1989] Heavy Barrel
[1989] Hoyle Official Book of Games
[1989] Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - The Action Game
[1989] Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
[1989] Italia '90
[1989] Jetfighter - The Adventure
[1989] Keef the Theif
[1989] Kings of the Beach
[1989] Kroz Collection
[1989] Lakers vs Celtics & The NBA Playoffs
[1989] Legacy of the Ancients
[1989] Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals
[1989] Loom
[1989] Magic Johnson's Basketball
[1989] Manhunter 2 - San Francisco
[1989] Meanstreets
[1989] Mechwarrior
[1989] Megatraveller 1 - The Zhodani Conspiracy
[1989] Midwinter 1
[1989] Might and Magic 2 - Gates to Another World
[1989] Modem Wars
[1989] Motocross
[1989] Muppet Adventure - Chaos at the Carnival
[1989] Never Mind
[1989] Nightmare on Elm Street
[1989] North and South
[1989] Nuclear War
[1989] Obliterator
[1989] Oil Imperium
[1989] Omnicron Conspiracy
[1989] Operation Wolf
[1989] Outrun
[1989] Pipe Dream
[1989] Pipemania
[1989] Pocket Rockets
[1989] Populous
[1989] Prince of Persia
[1989] Qix
[1989] Quest For Glory 1 - So You Want to be a Hero VGA
[1989] Red Storm Rising
[1989] Rush'n Attack
[1989] Sarge
[1989] Shinobi
[1989] SimCity
[1989] Space Quest 3 - The Pirates of Pestulon
[1989] Space Rogue
[1989] Star Fleet 2 - Krellan Commander
[1989] Star Trek 5 - The Final Frontier
[1989] Starflight 2 - Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula
[1989] Steel Thunder
[1989] Streed Rod 1
[1989] Sword of Aragon
[1989] Sword of the Samurai
[1989] The Faery Tale Adventure Book I
[1989] The Last Ninja 2
[1989] The Third Courier
[1989] Tongue of the Fatman
[1989] Vette!
[1989] Xenon 2 - Megablast
[1989] Zork Zero
[1990] AD&D - War of the Lance
[1990] Altered Beast
[1990] Altered Destiny
[1990] Ancient Empires
[1990] Armor Alley
[1990] Balance of Power - 1990 Edition
[1990] Bards Tale 3
[1990] B.A.T
[1990] Batman the Movie
[1990] Battle Command
[1990] Beetlejuice: Skeletons in the Closet
[1990] Beyond the Black Hole
[1990] Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure
[1990] Blades of Steel
[1990] Breach 2
[1990] Bugs Bunny Hare-Brained Adventure
[1990] California Games 2
[1990] Castlevania
[1990] Centurion - Defender of Rome
[1990] Champions of Kyrnn
[1990] Colorado
[1990] Command HQ
[1990] Commander Keen 1 - Marooned on Mars
[1990] Commander Keen 2 - The Earth Explodes
[1990] Commander Keen 3 - Keen Must Die!
[1990] Countdown
[1990] Das Boot - German UBoat Simulation
[1990] Days of Thunder
[1990] Deja Vu 2 - Lost in Los Vegas
[1990] Dragon Lord
[1990] Dragon Strike
[1990] Earthrise
[1990] Escape From Planet of the Robot Monsters
[1990] Eye of the Beholder
[1990] F14 Tomcat
[1990] Firehawk
[1990] Fountain of Dreams
[1990] Future Wars
[1990] Geisha
[1990] Golden Axe
[1990] Guardians of Infinity - To Save Kennedy
[1990] Gunboat
[1990] Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 2 - Solitaire
[1990] Immortal, The
[1990] Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (VGA)
[1990] Ishido the Way of Stones
[1990] Jetfighter II - Advanced Tactical Fighter
[1990] Jetsons, The
[1990] Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour
[1990] Kick Off 2
[1990] King's Bounty
[1990] King's Quest 1 - Quest for the Crown (VGA)
[1990] King's Quest 5 - Absence Makes The Heart Go Yonder
[1990] Klax
[1990] Knights of the Sky
[1990] Les Manley in - Search for the King
[1990] LHX Attack Chopper
[1990] Life & Death 2 - The Brain
[1990] Lord of the Rings Vol 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
[1990] Low Blow
[1990] Megaman
[1990] Metal Gear
[1990] Midwinter
[1990] The Secret of Monkey Island
[1990] Murder in Venice
[1990] Ninja Gaiden
[1990] Nobunaga's Ambition 2
[1990] Ocean Ranger
[1990] Oregon Trail
[1990] Pacmania
[1990] Paris Dakar 1990
[1990] PGA Tour Golf
[1990] Populous - The Promised Land Addon
[1990] Powermonger
[1990] Punisher, The
[1990] Pyro 2
[1990] Quest for Glory 2 - Trial By Fire
[1990] Railroad Tycoon
[1990] Rastan
[1990] Red Baron
[1990] Renegade Legion - Interceptor
[1990] Return of Medusa
[1990] Rick Dangerous 2
[1990] Robocop
[1990] Sid Meier's Covert Action
[1990] Silent Service 2
[1990] SimEarth - The Living Planet
[1990] Ski or Die
[1990] Space Quest 1 - The Sarien Encounter VGA
[1990] Spellcasting 101 - Sorcerers Get All The Girls
[1990] Spirit of Excalibur
[1990] Star Control
[1990] Starblade
[1990] Strike Aces
[1990] STUN Runner
[1990] Stunt Driver
[1990] Stunts
[1990] Tank Wars
[1990] Test Drive 2 - The Collection
[1990] Test Drive 3 - The Passion
[1990] The Blues Brothers
[1990] The Dark Heart of Uukrul
[1990] The Game of Harmony
[1990] Toobin'
[1990] Tunnels & Trolls - The Crusaders of Khazan
[1990] Ultima 6 - The False Prophet
[1990] UMS 2 - Nations At War
[1990] Weird Dreams
[1990] Wings of Fury
[1990] Wizardry 6 - Bane of the Cosmic Forge
[1990] Wolfpack
[1990] X-Men 2 - The Fall of the Mutants
[1991] 1000 Miglia
[1991] 4D Boxing
[1991] ABC Wide World of Sports' Boxing
[1991] Adventure of Willy Beamish, The
[1991] Adventures of Robin Hood, The
[1991] Arachnophobia
[1991] Armada 2525
[1991] Bananoid
[1991] Bards Tale Construction Kit
[1991] Barts House of Wierdness
[1991] Battle Isle
[1991] Blade Warrior
[1991] Boston Bomb Club
[1991] Castles
[1991] Cisco Heat
[1991] Civilization
[1991] Commander Keen 4 - Secret of the Oracle
[1991] Commander Keen 5 - The Armagadeon Machine
[1991] Commander Keen 6 - Aliens Ate my Baby Sitter
[1991] Conflict Middle East
[1991] Crusher
[1991] Crystal Caves 1
[1991] Crystal Caves 2
[1991] Crystal Caves 3
[1991] Cybercon 3
[1991] Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion
[1991] Dark Ages 1
[1991] Dark Ages 2
[1991] Dark Ages 3
[1991] Death Knights of Krynn
[1991] DGeneration
[1991] Dream Team - 3 on 3 Challenge
[1991] Duke Nukem - Episode 1 - Shrapnel City
[1991] Duke Nukem - Episode 2 - Mission Moonbase
[1991] Duke Nukem - Episode 3 - Trapped in the Future
[1991] Elite Plus
[1991] Elvira II The Jaws of Cerberus
[1991] Epic
[1991] Eye of the Beholder 2
[1991] Falcon 3.0
[1991] Final Conflict, The
[1991] Flintstones, The - Dino Lost in Bedrock
[1991] Games, The - Winter Challenge
[1991] Gazza II
[1991] Gobliins
[1991] Gods
[1991] Grand Prix 500 2
[1991] Hard Drivin' 2
[1991] Heart of China
[1991] Home Alone
[1991] Hovertank
[1991] Islands of Danger
[1991] It Came From the Desert
[1991] Jumpan Lives!
[1991] Keen Dreams
[1991] LARN
[1991] Last Half of Darkness
[1991] Legend
[1991] Lemmings
[1991] Lord of the Rings Vol 2 - The Two Towers
[1991] Megatraveller 2 - Quest for the Ancients
[1991] Metal Mutant
[1991] Midwinter 2 - Flames of Freedom
[1991] Might and Magic 3 - Isles of Terra
[1991] Millennium - The Return to Earth
[1991] Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
[1991] Moonshine Racers
[1991] Moraff's World
[1991] Ninja Gaiden 2 - The Dark Sword of Chaos
[1991] Obitus
[1991] Oh no! More Lemmings
[1991] Out of This World (Another World)
[1991] Paganitzu
[1991] Paperboy 2
[1991] Perfect General, The
[1991] Police Quest 3 - The Kindred
[1991] Pools of Darkness
[1991] Predator 2
[1991] Prophecy 1 - The Viking Child
[1989] Quest For Glory 1 - So You Want to be a Hero VGA
[1991] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
[1991] Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
[1991] Shadow Knights
[1991] SimAnt - The Electronic Ant Colony
[1991] Ski Free
[1991] Snoopy and Peanuts
[1991] Sorcerian
[1991] Space Quest 1 - Remake
[1991] Spellcasting 201 - The Sorcerer's Appliance
[1991] Street Rod 2
[1991] Supaplex
[1991] Super Jeopardy!
[1991] The First Samurai
[1991] Timequest
[1991] Troika
[1991] Tunnels of Armageddon
[1991] Twilight 2000
[1991] Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2 - Martian Dreams
[1991] Utopia
[1991] Warlords
[1991] Western Front
[1992] 3d World Boxing
[1992] A-Train
[1992] A-Train Construction Set
[1992] Air Force Commander
[1992] Airbucks
[1992] ATAC
[1992] Battles of Destiny
[1992] Bomberman
[1992] Captive
[1992] Car & Driver
[1992] Catacomb Abyss
[1992] Catch 'Em
[1992] Challenge Of The Ancient Empires
[1992] CD Man v2.0
[1992] Ceasar I
[1992] Ceasers Palace
[1992] Colored Lines
[1992] Conflict - Korea the First Year
[1992] Cool Croc Twins
[1992] Crime City
[1992] Cyber Empires
[1992] Die Hard 2 - Die Harder
[1992] Dylan Dog - The Murders
[1992] Eye of the Beholder 3
[1992] Frederik Pohl's Gateway
[1992] Games, The - Summer Challenge
[1992] Global Conquest
[1992] Heroes of the 357th
[1992] Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York
[1992] Hyperspeed
[1992] Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
[1992] Ishar 1 - Legend of the Fortress
[1992] Jill of the Jungle
[1992] King's Quest 6 - Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
[1992] Kye
[1992] L'Empereur
[1992] Lamers
[1992] Leather Goddess of Phobos 2
[1992] Legend of the Kyrandia, The
[1992] Lynchis
[1992] Magic Pockets
[1982] Microsoft Decathlon
[1992] Morkin 2
[1991] Murder in Space
[1992] Objection!
[1992] Overkill
[1992] Plan 9 From Outer Space
[1992] Police Quest - In Persuit of the Death Angel (VGA)
[1992] Project X
[1992] Pushover
[1992] Quest for Glory 3 - Wages of War
[1992] Realms
[1992] Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
[1992] Rings of Medusa
[1992] Risky Woods
[1992] Roger Rabbit in Hare-Raising Havoc
[1992] Rollerblade Racer
[1992] Rome - Pathway to Power
[1992] Shadowgate Windows Version
[1992] Shadowlands
[1992] Space Crusade
[1992] Space Quest 4 - Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers
[1992] Speedball 2 - Brutal Deluxe
[1992] Spellcasting 301 - Spring Break
[1992] Spelljammer - Pirates of Realmspace
[1992] Star Control 2
[1992] Star Legions
[1992] Starfire
[1992] Sticky Bear Town Builder
[1992] Stunt Island
[1992] The Island of Dr. Brain
[1992] Titus the Fox - To Marrakech and Back
[1992] Tom Landry Strategy Football
[1992] Toyota Celica GT Rally
[1992] Ugh!
[1992] Ultima 7 - The Black Gate + Forge of Virtue
[1992] Ultima Underworld
[1992] Ultima Underworld 2 - Labyrinth of Worlds
[1992] Wizardry 7 - Crusaders of the Dark Savant
[1992] Wolfenstien 3D
[1993] Alien Breed
[1993] Alone in the Dark 1
[1993] Armaeth - The Lost Kingdom
[1993] BloodNet
[1993] Bloodstone - An Epic Dwarven Tale
[1993] Body Blows
[1993] Bram Stoker's Dracula
[1993] Brutal Sports Football
[1993] Captain Dynamo
[1993] Carnage
[1993] Castle of the Winds
[1993] Clash of Steel - World War II
[1993] Dangerous Daves Risky Rescue
[1993] Detroit
[1993] Dinopark Tycoon
[1993] Doom
[1993] Dragon's Lair
[1993] Dungeons of the Unforgiven
[1993] Dylan Dog - Through the Looking Glass
[1993] Evasive Action
[1993] Epic Pinball
[1993] Fifa Scooer '94
[1993] Flashback - The Quest for Identity
[1992] The Four Crystals of Trazere
[1993] Freddy Pharkas - Frontier Pharmacist
[1993] Frontier - Elite 2
[1993] Goblins Quest 3
[1993] Huckleberry Hound in Hollywood Capers
[1993] Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (CD-ROM + Voices)
[1993] Ishar 2 - Messengers of Doom
[1993] Isle of the Dead
[1993] James Pond 2 - Codemane: Robocod
[1993] Ken's Labyrinth Trilogy
[1993] Leathal Weapon
[1993] Legend of Kyrandia, The - Hand of Fate
[1993] Lemmings 2 - The Tribes
[1993] Lotus 3 - The Ultimate Challenge
[1993] Magicboy
[1993] Monster Bash Episodes 1-3
[1993] Night Raid
[1993] Noggin Knockers
[1993] Operation Combat 2 - By Land, Sea and Air
[1993] Pengo
[1993] Pirates! Gold
[1993] Police Quest - Open Season
[1993] Populous 2 - Trials of the Olympian Gods
[1993] Quest For Glory 4 - Shadows of Darkness
[1993] Romance of the Three Kingdoms 3
[1993] Rules of Engagement 2
[1993] SEAL Team
[1993] The Settlers
[1993] Sensible Soccer
[1993] Shadow of the Comet
[1993] Shadowcaster
[1993] Sid & Al's Incredible Toons
[1993] SimCity 2000
[1993] SimFarm
[1993] Simon the Sorceror
[1993] Skunny Kart
[1993] Snarf
[1993] Solar Winds 1
[1993] Solar Winds 2
[1993] Space Quest 5 - The Next Mutation
[1993] Sword of Honour
[1993] The Lost Vikings
[1993] Tom and Jerry
[1993] Ultima 7 Part 2 - Serpent Isle + The Silver Seed
[1993] Unnatural Selection
[1993] Whale's Voyage
[1994] 3D Pitfall
[1994] Al-Qudim the Genies Curse
[1994] Alien Breed Tower Assault
[1994] Alone in the Dark 2
[1994] Archon Ultra
[1994] Backlash - A Turret Gunner Simulation
[1994] Beneath a Steel Sky
[1994] Big Red Racing
[1994] Chaos Engine
[1994] Christmas Lemmings
[1994] Cool Spot
[1994] Doom 2 - Hell on Earth
[1994] Dragonsphere
[1994] Dreamweb
[1994] Electro Man
[1994] Fire & Ice
[1994] Heretic - Shadow of the Serpent Riders
[1994] Incredible Machine 2, The
[1994] Ishar 3 - The Seven Gates of Infinity
[1994] Jammit
[1994] Kronolog - The Nazi Paradox
[1994] Laserwars
[1994] Legend Lives!, The
[1994] Lords of the Realm
[1994] Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes, The
[1994] Micro Machines
[1994] Operation Europe
[1994] Pizza Tycoon
[1994] Power Drive
[1994] Quarantine
[1994] Sid Meier's Colonization
[1994] Simcity 2000
[1994] Simcity 2000 - Network Edition
[1994] Simcity 2000 - Urban Renewal Kit
[1994] Simcity FutureAncient Tilesets
[1994] SimTower
[1994] Theme Park
[1994] True Love
[1994] Ultima 8 - Pagan
[1994] Universe
[1994] Wacky Wheels
[1994] Warcraft I - Orcs and Humans
[1994] Zool 2
[1995] Alone in the Dark 3
[1995] BC Racers
[1995] Bureau 13
[1995] Corridor 7 Alien Invasion
[1995] Descent
[1995] Discworld
[1995] Ultimate Doom
[1995] Exile - Escape from the Pit
[1995] Funball
[1995] Fuzzy's World of Miniature Space Golf
[1995] FX Fighter
[1995] Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats of Doom
[1995] Micro Machines 2
[1995] Mordor - The Depths of Dejeno
[1995] Outer Ridge
[1995] Revenge of Frogger
[1995] Scorched Earth v1.23
[1995] Simcity Classic Deluxe - (All GFX Addons)
[1995] Slicks'n'Slide
[1995] Slip Stream 5000
[1995] Terminal Velocity
[1995] Tronic
[1995] Tyrian
[1995] Warcraft II - Tides of Darkness
[1995] Witchaven
[1995] Worms
[1995] X-Com 2 - Terror From the Deep
[1995] Xixit
[1996] Assassin 2015
[1996] Azrael's Tear
[1996] Civilization 2
[1996] Destruction Derby 2
[1995] Final Doom
[1996] Duke Nukem 3D
[1996] Exile II - Crystal Souls
[1996] Exile III - Ruined World
[1996] Hexen
[1996] Holiday Island
[1996] Sapiens
[1996] Spaceward Ho
[1996] Star Control 3
[1996] The Settlers II (Gold Edition)
[1996] Time Gate - Knights Chase
[1996] Tomb Raider
[1996] Quake
[1996] Wizardry Gold
[1997] Axelerator
[1997] Carmageddon
[1997] Grand Theft Auto
[1997] The Curse of Monkey Island
[1997] Noggin Knockers 2
[1997] Shadow Warrior
[1997] Star Wars - Jedi Knight
[1997] Yoda Stories
[1998] One Unit Whole Blood
[1999] Grand Theft Auto: London 1969

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name_redacted
26th Nov, 2007 18:56 (UTC)
Wow. I worked in a game store in high school and college, and that list takes me back - at least the 1983-87 part of it. Of course, my gaming started back in 1979 with an Atari 2600 (actually a Sears knock-off), but ended in 1993 with Myst.
darkcryst
26th Nov, 2007 19:05 (UTC)
Myst is one of those games that I never got into... just didn't like the gameplay - pretty, but no gameplay. Ah well.

Still... retro games are still much more fun than the modern crop.

Edited at 2007-11-26 21:28 (UTC)
name_redacted
26th Nov, 2007 21:54 (UTC)
Well, it helped that it was an early bonding activity for me and my future wife... but, truth be told, I've never been much of a game player. The Infocom text adventures bored me to tears. About the only arcade-style games I ever really got into were Star Wars (the x-y X-wing vector game) and Adventure (which I now have in one of those retro-collections that's housed in a joystick that you plug straight into your tv).
banshea
26th Nov, 2007 19:42 (UTC)
Montezuma's Revenge? I thought that's what happened if you drank the water while you were on vacation in Mexico.

Oh man, I remember some of those. Actually, a lot of them I remember from Roger's vintage console collection, but Mixed Up Mother Goose was the first CD-ROM I ever had.

Some of these I still have copies of kicking around -- SimEarth, for example. I just don't think I could get them to do well on my current systems.
darkcryst
26th Nov, 2007 21:25 (UTC)
my tip - DosBox. Download it and enjoy.

Basically it's a DOS/old computer emulator, means you can run all those old games that crash or fail on XP/Vista with no problems.

Edited at 2007-11-26 21:28 (UTC)
moriarty6
27th Nov, 2007 02:43 (UTC)
Some great games on here, and some real groaners. (Leather Goddesses of Phobos? Really?) If anything before 2000's considered "classic", though, you need to get ahold of:

System Shock 2
Descent series
Freespace and Freespace 2
Baldur's Gate series
Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard
PlaneScape: Torment
Thief: the Dark Project
Earthsiege II, Starsiege, and Starsiege: Tribes
MUTHAFUCKIN' FALLOUT Y'ALL

Or if you want to keep it truly old-school:

Knights of Legend
Elder Scrolls: Arena
Albion
Betrayal at Krondor
Cosmology of Kyoto
Darklands

...I better stop or I'll just go on and on. Nice selection of Apogee games, I see. And if I could add up the hours I spent as a kid on Stunts and Jumpman Lives, well....let's just not. :)
darkcryst
27th Nov, 2007 03:47 (UTC)
2000 was kinda arbitrary, but as it is nearly 8 years ago, and that basically no 2d games came out after then that are notable... it seemed a good cutoff point.

Fallout for the win! Yes, I need that on there!

I am missing a few, some of which I think I have, but not sure where (Albion for example), I have Baldurs Gate, just not to hand (it's stillin the UK). Size is also an issue - BG is 5 CD's large! All of the above games fit on 2 DVDs btw... mostly one, but there's a spillover of adventure games.

Apogee were awesome... back in the day.
(Anonymous)
1st Dec, 2007 17:18 (UTC)
I love video games too!! I didn't start until the Super Nintendo era though. My parents didn't really expose me to much as a kid. Right now you should know I'm completely sold out to WoW. XD

- Elsh (I'm on D's work laptop and for some reason LJ won't take my correct username/password combo)
darkcryst
1st Dec, 2007 19:25 (UTC)
oh I haven't even listed my Sega Mega Drive (Genesis in the US) games :)
winterdreamer
15th Jan, 2008 23:23 (UTC)
With that many retro games you probably already know about it but on the off chance you don't - home of the underdogs is where i picked up a lot of the classic retro games i used to play:
http://www.the-underdogs.info/
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