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Gaming Thread, oldies games... in Fun Stuff; So... I've elected to spend my Sunday Softmodding my xbox to play old school games (pretty much any console pre ...
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    oldies games...

    So... I've elected to spend my Sunday Softmodding my xbox to play old school games (pretty much any console pre psOne/N64)

    already *bought* Super Mario All Stars and the like.... but what old school games would you recommend, for me to *buy* ofc

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    The sonic series - that was a great set of games

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    Donkey Kong and friends

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    Batman has got me hooked on Donkey Kong Country from the SNES at the moment. It's so addictive

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    Goldeneye, one of the greatest games!

    Mario games are my favourite...

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    how about Horace Goes Skiing
    Or for a real challenge - try a text adventure like The Hobbit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    how about Horace Goes Skiing
    Or for a real challenge - try a text adventure like The Hobbit
    Heh heh, was playing The Hobbit on my pc only a few weeks ago. Remember playing it when it first came out on my Sinclair Spectrum.

    Anyone remember playing The Lords of Midnight?



    Don't laugh, it was groundbreaking in its day.

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    I think I had Lords of Midnight on the CPC ???

    I also remember this one...



    Or how about this Amiga Classic...


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    Got 36 mins to waste ?

    [ame=http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=132979557439256825]Jet Set Willy Walkthrough[/ame]

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    Mario Kart for the SNES! it is the original and best version ever made

    Many hours wasted on that to complete 150cc mode, damn rainbow road.

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    snes9x lets you play lots of snes games...

    as Mike says, Donkey Kong Country is my favourite. Also, Star Wing (or Star Fox as it's sometimes known )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    snes9x lets you play lots of snes games...

    as Mike says, Donkey Kong Country is my favourite. Also, Star Wing (or Star Fox as it's sometimes known )
    I loved Lylat Wars on the N64 after Star Wing.

    I'm hooked on the DS at the moment, "new" Super Mario brothers ... how do children complete these games!!

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    Although illegal there are many console emulators out there. The emulators themselves are legal, but of course the ROMs (the games themselves) are copyrighted.

    I still have an original NES (including the box) and an American N64 with a small amount of games. You can still buy many of them on auction sites for the best deals. Remember to check whether they're PAL or NTSC versions

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    It's an interesting conundrum isn't it. I mean... the guys who own the copyright don't want you to copy it but they won't sell you a copy either.

    Like you say, you can get it second hand... but that's not as convenient as playing it on the PC. Who wants a pile of old consoles lying around?

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