I used to have a lot of old consoles but gradually sold them all. I love those old games but somewhere along the line I lost interest and any sense of achievement in collecting those old things. I love those old games but emulators are much more convenient. The oldest ones I had were the Nintendo Game & Watch games.
Besides the ones that have been mentioned, I think I still have my Atari 2600 stashed away somewhere. Best game on that console: Adventure by Warren Robinett. Besides being one of the first graphical computer RPGs (if not THE first), it certainly had the first "Easter Egg".
Ah man BBC micros. We used to have loads of those at school in our computer room. Goes to show how old I am I guess. We never used them for lessons or anything but we played on them during some lunch breaks.
You know, I just realised why on earth did they have games like Donkey Kong, Thrust and SimCity on school computers anyway?
Hehe, i remember when i was at primary school the classrooms had BBC Micros in, when we did story writing one person got to use "the computer" for it, they also had agonisingly slow and very noisy printers. Later some of the classrooms were "upgraded" to Acorns, we didn't like those so much, they didn't have as many games! Oddly we were well prepared for Windows because Acorn RISC OS resembled Windows 95 at a time when most PC's still used DOS primarily. When i was in the final year the school got an uber powerful 100mhz-or-so machine with a CD Rom! It was on a wheely cabinet so it could be wheeled into different classrooms, where the most upper-class-smug-type boys and thier cronies would get on it, open up articles about spiders on Encarta (the only CD they actually had) and try and get the girls to look at the screen.
I never thought in a million years ppl would come up with the ol'Amstrad 464, I did have a 6128 some time ago, and only BBC's I ever saw was at school...Oooh for the old days of computers eh when top games were Lotus Turbo Challenge..
Time for a Sexy Party!
Originally Posted by Kai Proton Lotus Turbo Challenge..
That sounds incredibly familiar... I think my brother got some Lotus game many years back for Christmas. He got mad at me when I opened it because he wanted to return it. Never did work on our computer. :\ Now I think twice, maybe it wasn't Lotus, but it was something named similarly. I hate brain farts!
I think I've listed all my consoles at least twice now, no need to pester you all with them again.
Funnily enough i remember buying Lotus Turbo Challenge on a CD-ROM with Zool and Nigel Mansell's Formula 1 game, and i could never get Lotus to work on my dad's PC! The memories are all flooding back now!!