Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.
I run them both using MAME. There's something rather spooky about how GREAT a simple computer game can be. Excellent. :)
I still have this disk. I bought it when it first came out. It came out on a floppy disk. Still play it every now and then.You can run it in compatiblity mode on xp.
were my all time favorites! I remember when I would go with a date to the Arcade and then off to Farrell's for ice cream. I feel old now. :)
Call me "Retro", but my thought is...re-release these games now; in 2009. Although I realize that there are much better graphics to be used with all the new technology, these old games were tops for their time (well, they were at least 'really cool'). The only games I could think of that may need to be added to this list would be Joust, Dig Dug, and Star Wars. What were your favorite games?
These Games were awesome and I still play them today on my WinXP System. Seems I can never get tired of the Retro games. I also have all four of the Entertainment Packs that Microsoft Released for Windows 3.1.
First game I purchased for my kids on a Vic20. Seemed like a non-violent, high morals game; Release the prisoners and fly them back to safety. I came home from work, one day, and found the kids sitting in front of the monitor saying, "There's one, get that one!" Their take was to realease all the prisoners, then fly low with the rotor skimming the ground, 'pinging' the prisoners who were desparately waving to be rescued. So much for non-violent, high morals!
1. This is a Geekend Photo Gallery clearly labeled as Off Topic. 2. If you want some tech meat to cut your teeth on I offer this latest Windows Blog Post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=1490
Very few left, but there's a guy in Virginia who has built his own arcade, with over 100 classic games, in original cabinets. Google "LunaCity Arcade" and get on his mailing list-he has FREE open houses every so often. It's like stepping back in time, simply amazing & a super nice guy too.
Gotta love that there's a big alien head that is being built that would suddenly yell out in a deep James Earl Jones type voice, "Run, Coward Run!", or "I Hunger". I could play that game at the arcade for hours.
I loved the arcade version of Tempest (and never really spent the time be be great at it). Didn't even know it existed elsewhere (elsewhen?) until now. I thought it was one of the more interesting (color!) vector graphics games of the time.
Love the off topic form. Reminds me of all the old stuff I have in "The Room" as the wife calls it. Last month I pick up a box of stuff at sale. So with the 20 old harddrive, I set up one of each old OS I could find a build system for each... remember... dos 4... win 3.0 adding software as I go. So far have install 9 OS... and 120 programs anyone set for a turn at DOOM!