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Detroit Cobra
07-07-2005, 11:13 AM
I asked this on BI, but since you guys have a true arcade section, I'll throw it up here as well.

What is your favorite old school video game? And when I say old school, I mean NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM and EARLIER. Genesis is NOT allowed. So, dig through your memory and come up with your favorite NES, Atari, Colecovision, Intellivision, etc. games from the past.

Mine is probably the original Pitfall! for the Atari 2600. Love the tradition and it still can be a fun game to play. Not as insanely fun as when I was a kid, but great none-the-less.

Discuss.

oldgringo
07-07-2005, 11:18 AM
RBI Baseball - I've retired from the game because I've mastered it.

Excite Bike - Great great game. Very addictive.

Punchout - Classic boxing. I've only beaten Mr. Dream twice.

Contra - Can't go wrong here.

Castlevania II - I used to love this game.

Super Mario I, II, III - All classics...three being the best.

EXIGE
07-07-2005, 12:26 PM
I like paperboy, pong, mario classics, nba jam, flashback.

Just to name a few that i really enjoyed ****ing around on with a couple of mates.

dionysusolympus
07-07-2005, 01:31 PM
Galaga.
Galaxian.
Donkey Kong.
The Punisher.

MetalVomit
07-07-2005, 10:03 PM
Narc for NES. Who can forget the infamous Joe Rokhead? "Do not attempt to arrest" "Shoot on site". Classic ****.

MetalVomit
07-07-2005, 10:08 PM
RBI Baseball - I've retired from the game because I've mastered it.

Excite Bike - Great great game. Very addictive.

Punchout - Classic boxing. I've only beaten Mr. Dream twice.

Contra - Can't go wrong here.

Castlevania II - I used to love this game.

Super Mario I, II, III - All classics...three being the best.


All great games. I have all of them except Excite bike. Contra was my ****, up up down down left right left right B A start!

Manny_P
07-07-2005, 11:57 PM
Tetris, Mario Bros, Double Dragon, Street Fighter.

The Troll
07-08-2005, 01:42 AM
Tecmo Super Bowl NES
Mike Tyson's punchout NES
Desert Strike Sega Genesis
Jungle Strike Sega Genesis
Goldeneye N64
Super Mario II NES
Super Mario I NES
Super Mario III NES
Tie Fighter PC (1994)

MetalVomit
07-08-2005, 11:15 AM
RBI Baseball - I've retired from the game because I've mastered it.

Excite Bike - Great great game. Very addictive.

Punchout - Classic boxing. I've only beaten Mr. Dream twice.

Contra - Can't go wrong here.

Castlevania II - I used to love this game.

Super Mario I, II, III - All classics...three being the best.


Hey OG, do you by chance have a picture of Dracula from Castlevania II? I have the game still, but never beat it as a child. That game is a classic, and is probably still fun to play today. All this talk is inspiring me to dig out my NES.

phallus
07-08-2005, 11:36 PM
there used to be this game, arcade only, in the late 80's called Empire City, where u shoot it out through the streets of chicago in the 30's and finally assassinate Al Capone. i love that game, when i was a kid it was either that or 1942

-Nova-
07-08-2005, 11:50 PM
Street Fighter. All of em.

Tha_Greatest
07-08-2005, 11:51 PM
I liked that old Donkey Kong vs Mario Barrel Game and Street Fighter 2

the_roo
07-09-2005, 04:32 AM
Duck Hunt is where its at!

oh and Mario games were wicked too especially Mario 3

ps dont ever play Ghostbusters or the 3 Stooges for the NES...pure unhappiness

masterdirector
07-09-2005, 11:58 AM
NES:
Punch Out
Kung Fu
Ninja Gaiden
Double Dragon 2
Robocop
Bad Dudes
Burger Time
DuckTales
Chip N Dale
Elevator Action
Karate Kid
California Games (especially surfing)
Spy Vs. Spy
Who Framed Roger Rabbit



Atari 2600:
Boxing
Bump N Jump
Frankenstein
ET
Q*bert
Donkey Kong
Smurfs
Frogger
Pitfall
Spiderman
Fishing Derby
Tennis


Games I wanted for Atari 2600:
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (ultra rare, you are leatherface)
Tax Avoiders
Superman
Halloween
Rocky Fights the Champ


Stupidest ****ing games I played (NES):
Kabuki Quantum Fighter

http://www.vgmuseum.com/images/nes/01/kabukiNES.html


The guy uses his HAIR as his only weapon, no joke.

Marble Madness. OMG! Who thought THAT would be a fun video game?


Okay I guess I listed almost every game I liked for NES and Atari. I had over 75 different Atari titles.

SacTown1
07-10-2005, 08:09 PM
Greatest old-school games for each system, IMO of course:

NES: Contra, Mario 3, Baseball Stars, Tyson's Punch-Out
SNES: Riddick Bowe Boxing, NHL 95, Street Fighter 2
Genesis: Holyfield Boxing, Sonic 2

Rok_31
07-11-2005, 02:01 AM
I was all about RBI Baseball and Tecmo Bowl as a kid. Mega-Man games were pretty sweet too. One of my favorites was Arch Rivals. 2 on 2 basketball game that had no rules and you could just steal the ball by punching the other guy in the face. Always wanted to hold the other team scoreless but i would mess up and win something like 198-4.

My best friend's older brother tried to beat the piss out of me once after i erased a 30 point second half deficit in Double Dribble. I could not miss from three point land and couldn't help laughing. Took a couple of charlie horses but it was WELL worth it. Best part was that i sucked at the game and we all knew it.

SacTown1
07-11-2005, 06:06 PM
I was all about RBI Baseball and Tecmo Bowl as a kid. Mega-Man games were pretty sweet too. One of my favorites was Arch Rivals. 2 on 2 basketball game that had no rules and you could just steal the ball by punching the other guy in the face. Always wanted to hold the other team scoreless but i would mess up and win something like 198-4.

My best friend's older brother tried to beat the piss out of me once after i erased a 30 point second half deficit in Double Dribble. I could not miss from three point land and couldn't help laughing. Took a couple of charlie horses but it was WELL worth it. Best part was that i sucked at the game and we all knew it.
DAMMIT i forgot Tecmo Bowl, which I believe will always be the #2 football video game in history, behind the Madden legacy....I liked Double Dribble, but Jordan v Bird had better animation....did you ever play Bases Loaded? I believe it's the only baseball game where batters could charge the mound....

itsbusdriver
07-11-2005, 06:32 PM
The Legend of ZELDA.. i still can beat that game in one try on my NES emulator

masterdirector
07-11-2005, 08:07 PM
Greatest old-school games for each system, IMO of course:

NES: Contra, Mario 3, Baseball Stars, Tyson's Punch-Out
SNES: Riddick Bowe Boxing, NHL 95, Street Fighter 2
Genesis: Holyfield Boxing, Sonic 2

Dumbass, the topic starter said NES and before. :rolleyes:

MetalVomit
07-11-2005, 08:35 PM
Well, this inspired me to bust out my NES. I was playing Narc earlier. ****in Joe Rokhead!

Vinny_Pistol
07-22-2005, 05:39 AM
Mega Man II

Sir Fancylot
07-22-2005, 07:07 AM
the original Doom and Ninja gaiden :cool:

Pico Hollywood
07-23-2005, 01:23 AM
007:goldeneye N-64

+= El Jefe=+
07-23-2005, 01:37 AM
PaperBoy nintendo
Super Mario super nintendo
Mario/ duckhunt Nintendo
Streetfighter Super Nintendo
Mortal Combat Sega

sisforshaq
07-24-2005, 01:50 AM
Any Mortal Kombat for Genesis.

Donkey Kong for SNES

Pico Hollywood
07-24-2005, 03:10 AM
Streetfighter-Sega

YoungTurk
07-24-2005, 03:25 AM
punch out of course

Rok_31
07-24-2005, 10:02 PM
My best friend had Narc and we played it all the time. Can't remember the game for **** though. Wasn't the final boss just some big, fat, bald-ass melon with sunglasses or some crazy **** like that?

Ikari Warriors was bad-ass too.

tntkid
07-25-2005, 12:33 AM
Double Dragon was teh **** back in the day.

Masta_Arena
07-29-2005, 11:50 PM
super mario brothers baby i own that game big time

7001
08-05-2005, 10:02 PM
All great games. I have all of them except Excite bike. Contra was my ****, up up down down left right left right B A start!
It was a-b-a-b start. Favorite all time game is Goldeneye for NES64.

SonnyG8R
08-13-2005, 11:50 AM
Super Techmo bowl was by far the best.

Rok_31
08-14-2005, 07:21 AM
Super Techmo bowl was by far the best.

I simply cannot argue with this statement. Had a ton of fun playing this in college with roommates.