Submitted by -Mezzo- 638d ago | opinion piece

You Know You’re Playing An '80s Game When...

IGN - Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A (Retro)

generalthadeape  +   637d ago
Been playing games for decades-- this is a good article-- I liked it!
Trunkz Jr  +   637d ago
Ahhh the days where Call of Duty and Pokemon never existed.
MilkMan  +   637d ago
Wow, this brought back memories.
These are the platforms I've played on (that I can remember) Vic 20 then Commodore 64/128, Amiga, Mac, Atari 2600 (and the Sears knock-off), Jaguar, Neo Geo, Dreamcast, Sega Master System, Pentium 286/386/486, NES, SNES, N64, Game Cube, Wii, WiiU, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360, Colleco Vision and Adam computer.

I remember those huge books that use to come with my RPG's. I just knew I was in school when I saw that damn thing, they would also have (more often than not) lots of swag. Like maps, figurines, coins, dice, little plether bags. I loved these games, lots of entertainment.

I guess thats why I love gog.com so much.
Think I've been playing to long.
zippycup  +   637d ago
wow the memories you brought back when you reminded me of the books that came whit the rpg's

and gog.com is the best i bought a nice cheap laptop and thats were i instal and play all the gog games
The_KELRaTH  +   637d ago
Cassettes.. arg!! Had an Atari 800 and didn't take me long to switch to a floppy drive as besides fast loading there was access to fantastic amounts of big disk based games.

Developed my 1st hardware mod for the Atari 8bits to allow an unlimited save game feature for any game - fun days :)
SkullBlade169  +   637d ago
My 800XL recently suffered the memory test error screen and no longer works :(

Oh well, had some good times on it back in the day.
Zcarnut  +   637d ago
HaHa.I had a Coleco ADAM when I was a kid (our first computer).I remember the cassette drive. I wanted it because it was basically a Colecovision too. My dad picked it because everything was included (printer,etc).That was kind of a big deal then, as it seemed like EVERYTHING was a extra add on computer wise then. It never broke, but it became apparant pretty quickly we had bought somthing with weak support.Should have bought a Commodore.

They did have a magazine we subscribed to where you follow instructions and write in a little BASIC program game for it you can play afterwards.
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MilkMan  +   636d ago
Holy crap! I remember that book/magazine. I think I wrote that program. I followed the instructions. I cant remember what it was though. Didn't just have letters or something that moved around?

Zcarnut  +   636d ago
Yeah..I remember one where your character was "skiing" down a slope.Your character was a letter as was the obsticles you were avoiding lol.
I think there was others that were not games, but what I could best describe as "graphics" tricks on the screen.
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grahf  +   637d ago
... You Go Right.

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