Just been searching eBay for old games i used to love on the PC - my god how i miss the '90's! Remember the big boxes you used to buy PC games in, how cool were they? They really made you feel like you'd bought something, something big and cool. Then there were the manuals that were the size of dictionaries - you don't get stuff like that anymore!
Games i've been hunting down are;
Return to Zork - had this with our family's very first PC, an Olivetti 486-DX with 16Mb RAM (i think!) and something like 160Mb HDD
The Need For Speed - i remember looking at this in PC GAMER and thinking "wow!"
The 7th Guest
The 11th Hour
Oy, I miss the 90's too, man. Maybe I wasn't a big gamer back then, but still, looking at the games made back then is really nostalgic; a breath of fresh air, even if I was too young remember seeing a whole lot of them in stores... *shrugs*
Don't forget Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Alone in the dark, or Heart of Darkness. Those were some pretty nostalgia inducing games!
Wing Commander, Carmageddon, X-Com, Secret of Monkey Island, and too many others to list...
My family had a Viglen Genie 286. It had a "Turbo" button on the front that you could press, and it would crank the speed right up to a blistering 12MHz
Very true about the manuals - TFX had a huge manual that had loads of information about the aircraft and weapons, and even the physics formulas used in the game engine itself. Even KnP had a really good manual, whereas now with MMF you just get a .pdf on the cd
Originally Posted by Sketchy Very true about the manuals - TFX had a huge manual that had loads of information about the aircraft and weapons, and even the physics formulas used in the game engine itself. Even KnP had a really good manual, whereas now with MMF you just get a .pdf on the cd
My cop of MMF came with a nice thick printed manual.
Only pc game I can really remember buying back then was in '99, when I got Sonic R and Sonic 3D Blast for PC.
I think games have lost a lot in playability terms. Some games look so pretty now but are akin to watching grey paint dry to play, either that or they are far too easy!
I used to have lots of EPIC Megagames titles (as it was back then - Solar Winds springs to mind), Doom, Doom II, Heretic, High Octane, Prince Of Persia, Lemmings, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Theme Hospital, Theme Park, Wolfenstein, and some game I can not remember and would love to know - you had a little spaceship and you went into a underground area full of obstacles (like guns). You had to pick up this device (on tow) and get it into the air before it exploded. It was very fun
Lots more but thats all I can think of for now . I miss the 90s too (apart from the god awful music, take that and spice girls was all the rage when I was at school. Thank god for my dads LP collection!)
Originally Posted by ..::hagar::.. you had a little spaceship and you went into a underground area full of obstacles (like guns). You had to pick up this device (on tow) and get it into the air before it exploded. It was very fun
This might not be it, but it sounds like Solar Jetman for the NES:
I'm all for nostalgia but the big boxes and thick manuals were often to try to cover up a lack of actual value for money.
I feel all warm and stuff inside when talking about games i played on my Amstrad cpc but sometimes you would pay £15 for a big boxed game that fits inside 64 kilobytes. Sounds like a rip off when put like that...
btw i recently bought a copy of wiz 'n' liz for the megadrive
You must remember prices are relative to what was good at the time. Best games in 1990 got high end 1990 prices, even if the games are tiny in code space size. Plus writing even 64k in machine code is something to respect
@-eviscerator-: Cheers thats a very similar game but not the one I am thinking of. It was on PC and had what I thought at the time was amazing SVGA graphics.