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#1 Post by kodama » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:07 am

Old people, retro gamers or maybe those just interested in a bit of history should mosey on over to:

http://waxy.org/2008/04/milliways_infocoms_unreleased_sequel_to_hitchhikers_guide_to_the_galax/

Check out the comments, a lot of the team end up commenting. There's a fair bit of flaming and commentardery going on, but that's easy to skim.

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#2 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:18 am

Just wondering, what actually passes as a retro game? Like how old does it have to be? Of course the likes of Spectrum, Amiga and NES would be retro. But would the N64 or PSOne be considered? Is it just any machine that's now obsolete?
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#3 Post by ophelia » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:20 am

I always thought of retro games as Nintendo 64, sega, and the like. ...oh how I miss my sega.

It's pretty interesting to read about the development and downfall of ideas in the gaming world. So much goes into just one game.

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#4 Post by kodama » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:25 am

These guys disappeared before some of the people on here were even born.

I remember the days of text adventure games :lol: On my Spectrum +

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#5 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:29 am

I always found them funny when the programmers took into account people's frustration/childishness and had replies to people typing swear words.

Was annoying when you had to type the exact word.
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#6 Post by kodama » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:29 am

Never mind the spelling, the bit that killed me was getting the order right. The hours wasted figuring the difference between "put blah" and "shove blah" or whatever :twisted:

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#7 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:52 am

Yeah that's more or less what I meant. Not the spelling but having to type the exact word needed. Maybe saying "Walk to" instead of "Go to" and getting back a message saying "I can not do that"
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#8 Post by Old Git » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:05 pm

Had the Hobbit game on the Spectrum (pretty sure). Go west, go east, etc. Man that was tiresome.

Still have my mega drive, 32 bit. Bunch of games too, including Earthworm Jim, Golden Axe 2, Mutant Football League (great fun) and Megalomania. Oh how I love thee! Even the gay golden bloke. :lol:

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#9 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:53 pm

Wasn't megadrive 16-bit? Was the equivalent of SNES.

Oh and then was even more fun with text adventures when you were in a maze and you basically had to either draw the map as you went or else remember every move you made for when you hit a dead end.

I do remember games that we got with the Spectrum 128k. Oh Mummy, Punchy, Disco Dan, Treasure Island, Crazy Golf and Alien Destroyer.
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#10 Post by kodama » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:56 pm

Nice to see I've started some reminiscence. :D Anybody read actually the link :P

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#11 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:08 pm

Think ophelia read it. I'll be honest and say I started reading it but then realised I had no interest in the game being talked about. :roll:
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#12 Post by kodama » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:15 pm

The game didn't matter, it was more about a dying company and some messy development.

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#13 Post by Old Git » Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:54 pm

The comments are the more interesting ones, with people involved turning up and one in particular kicking off with righteous indignation. Most of the comments thereafter seem to be about him or his point.

Oops. My megadrive is 16 bit. But sure there was a 32 bit. My cousins had one first and theirs was a different type. Think it was less though. Was there an 8 bit or something? 12?

Always remember the four of us (me, brother and two cousins) playing Ducktales and taking turns to complete levels. My youngest cousin was crap though so we stopped his turn after a while, which he took revenge for by pulling the plug when we nearly finished the game. His brother nearly killed him!
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#14 Post by Nabeshin » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:08 pm

Wasn't there parts that you could add onto the Megadrive to make it more powerful or have better graphics? Sega CD or something? :scratch:
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#15 Post by CastorTroy81 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:30 pm

Master System was the 8 bit sega machine. There was a 32 bit addon for the mega drive as well as the mega cd addon which led to all the great FMVs. :D

I was a Ninty man so never had any SEGA machines. Mainly because to be that good took AGES, apparently.
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