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    Retro Games

    as a last day doss our head of it wants to show the kids some retro games, to show that you dont need amazing graphics for a good game. any ideas??????

    so far have

    doom*
    wolfenstein*
    zool
    sensible soccer**
    actua soccer
    prince of persia
    jazz jack rabbit
    rise of the triads*
    rise of the robots (this shows the other end amazing gfx god awful game lol)


    *we have
    ** we have emulator pads for :P

    so any ideas??????

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    forgot terminal velocity

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    They're not retro - you're not trying

    Try...

    Space Invaders
    Pong
    Frogger
    Jetpac
    Defender
    Pacman

    Some of the most addictive games ever, yet the most basic 2D sprite 4 colour graphics available. Bliss

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    Maybe this site will help you with ideas: Retrogames - Vintage Video Games and Classic Retro Gaming
    Cheers

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    MAME | Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

    Just about to stick in my 10p and rack up a few games of 1941....


    Happy ROM hunting...
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    Operation Wolf
    Dizzy
    Afterburner
    Gauntlet
    Golden Axe
    Altered Beast
    Streets of Rage

    All classics!

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    I get this every month:

    Classic Retro Games - Retro Gamer Magazine

    A great read, and brings back waves of nostalgia with every issue

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    Zool = Drool

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    Another World and sequel Flashback were two great titles... lemmings was highly addictive with minimal graphics, and I believe has been re-done for mobile platforms recently.

    Worms is also an interesting one - you can see the evolution from an old 2D game into a modern 3D extravaganza, but little of the gameplay has changed, and arguably the 2D one was better (especially since I am a member of one of the default teams - one of the designers on Armageddon is a good mate of mine ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Flashback
    1 of only 3 games I have ever been bothered enough to complete. The others being

    Tomb Raider and....


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    Mmm, exploding bouncing eyeballs and gore (ROTT) - that should go down well in a school

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    Never completed that Dizzy... Treasure Island (Amiga version) OTOH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Never completed that Dizzy... Treasure Island (Amiga version) OTOH...
    Never got into the other Dizzy games. Fantasy World though - 4 colour 8bit graphics and upside down world - fun!

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    Monkey Island! It'll even teach the kids to read.

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