CGUK invites you to venture into ancient territory to see and explore the too 5 quirks of retro gaming we partially want back. It'll be somewhat embarrassing, but we all know the inner-gamer within misses these additions.
The load-up screen that I'll always remember: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Predictable??? Oh well. Edit: I wonder why they removed the PS3 one.
Predictable?..... I was expecting it to be " Seeegggaa"
I cant remember the PS3 one?
Yeah, it definitely wasn't remarkable at all, and I didn't notice until after I posted, it was replaced by those health warning signs at boot-up.
I miss loading up video games from cassette tapes. Waiting 10 minutes for a game to load on the Commodore 64 was crazy to think how far technology has come now.
Yeah I remember those days well, although it was a Spectrum I had. Worse thing was when you waited ages for it to load and then it didn't because it was a bad copy. EDIT:For the ones out there not old enough to have seen, this was the kind of thing we had to endure before we could play a game - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
No doubt it was a Speccy you had back in the day with a username like that, Technician Ted! ;-) Still remember when I got that game on the covertape of Crash magazine!
Lol, yeah Technician Ted was one of my favourite games when it came out. And Crash was my favourite Speccy mag, well along with Your Sinclair I suppose. I still had a pile of Crash, Your Sinclair and Sinclair User magazines that were piled a few feet high until a few years ago when my missus insisted I needed to get rid of them. I miss those days when they had cover tape wars lol, they were giving away tons of games in the end. Good times :)
The loading sound was terrible :) I remember having a speccy 48k, then we upgraded to one with a built in tape deck and a whopping 128k!
So many games on the front of magazines back then. I got all I could get my hands on, Crash, Your Sinclair, Sinclair User etc. Really good times! :-) The same goes for the Amiga era! Technician Ted was a good one, I remember it being quite a difficult platformer though! Fond memories of Dynamite Dan, and Odd Job Eddie which I got bundled with my speccy.
That sound is like music to my ears, Grindlefly ;-) Except in the game Turbo Outrun, where frequent loading errors would result in a loud alarm sound and flashing screen which scared the hell out of me as a kid. ;-)
Now I understand why gaming wasn't popular and the market crashed...until the NES came to the rescue, glad that's when I started.
I remember the blowing into the cartridge to make it work. For both the NES and the Master System I also remember the Game Genie. One thing I will miss is the cool video game commercials of the past Sega tv commercials were awsome. I will also miss Sega making hardware the most. Squaresoft titles were great and fun to play was always excited when they released a new title. Games had originality back then and a person had to wait a bit for a sequel. Not pumped out like they are today year after year. Videogame companies actually cared and not raped your wallet over the fire like they do today. I think I will haul out my old TG16 and my old Master System and do some gaming after that I think I will play some NEO GEO.
The cheesy music! Oh I do miss the cheesy electro music that was around. Racing games that your car simply moved from the left to the right of the "racetrack" Finding an emerald in sonic. Split screen multiplayer. Catridges.
crikey C64 had its own library of quirks... ah! the good old days!
Oh memory cards! I rented Grandia (a two disc rpg) from a store right after picking up a PS one but not before getting a memory card. I played the game all the way to the end of the first disc without one and left the system on whike I went to the store to go pick up a card. When I got back the system had somehow lost power, 40 hours gone. So with card in PS I started all over again. 40 hours later with data saved I went to switch disc and.... the 2nd disc was so scratched up it wouldn't load. It took 10 years before I got the opportunity to beat Grandia (digital on PS3). And that's my retro memory card memory :)
Plugging my Master System controller into my 2600 was pretty cool.
my c64 games loaded instantly, cartridges
I had a game on the C64 called Flimbo's quest, it was amazing,honestly,the graphics were mind blowing given the year! I am now 32 and have owned so many of the consoles and handhelds since back then but even with crashes,loading screens ,terrible graphics,bad bad bad gameplay etc I still have fond memories of my C64. On another retro note, I watched Mark Cerney's road to playstation 4 speech yesterday,it was really interesting but the thing that really got me was when he mentioned PS1 and 1995!!! That makes me feel soooooo old, Can't believe PS1 was just shy of 20 years ago!!!
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