Old consoles

Do you recall all the wasted hours on the games and consoles of the past? Everything from the first Playstation and the Nintendo 64 to the NES and the Dreamcast is fair "game" here.

Please forgive the lame pun.

Re: Old consoles

Postby GreySelXIII » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:09 am

The very first console my family ever had was Pong, that was the only thing it had on it. It had these ridiculous overlays you could put on the tv to make the games more "interesting".
Next one was the Atari 2600 used to love playing Adventure on that thing and Asteroids.
After that the Nintendo Entertainment System. old school classic and a ton of fond memories.
Gameboy
Super NES (still have this one)
Nintendo 64 (still have this one)
Playstation (still have all the games for this but got rid of it when I got the 2)
Playstation 2 (still have this one)
Nintendo DS (Still have)
Xbox 360 (still have)

Shout out to the Apple IIe, first computer I'd ever had.

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Re: Old consoles

Postby Havoc2049 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:11 pm

Sorzante wrote:Aw man I think I singlehandedly kept the arcade industry afloat for an extra year :D
There used to be a 5c arcade near Portland, Or. My cousin would always take me to and I'd dump waaaayyy too much into the games.

Arcade cabinet completions/high scores: Tempest, Double Dragon, Xevious, Rygar, Road Blasters (I actually got the T shirt they send for a high score), Star Wars, Ironman Ivan Stewart's Off Road, and that Journey band game :oops:


Awesome Road Blasters arcade story! :mrgreen: Atari Games was always good for having contests where you could earn physical items for getting high scores in their games. I remember winning an Atari Games/San Francisco Rush 2049 gold coin (obviously not real gold) for getting above a certain score in San Francisco Rush 2049.

WTF Over! The web site is still up...lol
http://rush-2049.com/prize_index.html
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Re: Old consoles

Postby Sorzante » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:53 pm

Aw man 2049, best in the series IMO \m/ Gratz on the high score!

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I actually fired it up tonight just for old times.......Dang I suck now -_-
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Re: Old consoles

Postby Havoc2049 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:10 pm

Sorzante wrote:Aw man 2049, best in the series IMO \m/ Gratz on the high score!

Blast from the past?
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I actually fired it up tonight just for old times.......Dang I suck now -_-


Lol...The Dreamcast version of Rush 2049 was even better than the arcade version. My only disappointment was that after Midway bought Atari Games, they changed the logo on the secret gold coins you collected in the game. Instead of the Atari Games logo on the coins, the Dreamcast version had the Midway logo on them. Growing up with Atari, it was the final nail in the coffin on the real Atari and the end of an era.
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Re: Old consoles

Postby ThatDarnGUEST » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:58 pm

My parents got me an NES and then promptly decided they weren't buying me any more video games for quite awhile. When I was younger I started out on a good ole Vectrex, then came the NES. After that, I bought myself a Gameboy and a Game Gear but I didn't get another console until my Dad came home with an N64. I managed to get myself a PS1, and then later in college a PS2 and Gamecube (and eventually my 360).
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Re: Old consoles

Postby Kevian » Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:36 am

I had a Turbografx-16 as well. I used to love playing R-type on it. The games were on cards that looked like credit cards.

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