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Title: Your golden game
Post by: James Shields on May 18, 2005, 04:51:36 am
Just wondering what is your "golden game" that one special game you loved just a bit more than the others, one of those games you just cant stop playing or couldn't get enough of as a child.

For me it has to be populous, I've loved that game since I first played it on the master system. I used to sit up all night with my mum (yeah my mum loved the game 2, she liked the fact that you had to think to play it and was genuinely quite good at the game, though nothing could compare to her amazing skill at lemmings) playing populous. Recently I discovered that it was game of the year on the year I was born, which may explain my obsession.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: s0lidmetal on May 18, 2005, 05:07:09 am
Final Fantasy VII.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Legodragonxp on May 18, 2005, 06:12:48 am
For me it would depend on the Console/Computer/Era
Atari 2600 - Combat (multiplayer oh yeah!)
Atari 800 computer : Mercenary- Escape from Targ
Apple II- Ultima IV
Early PC (386 and younger) - F-19 Stealth Fighter
Middle PC (486-P400) - Total Annihilation/Diablo 2
Modern PC (P450-current) - Trainz/Trainz2004 by Auran (I'm a train nut) and X-Plane
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Nuriboy on May 18, 2005, 06:35:27 am
Theme park.

For the sega genesis/mega-drive.

As a kid, my parents flat out refused to pay the cash for a game. But rentals were allowed.
 I ended up renting this game about 300 times :)

god I milked them. :D

Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: syphonbyte on May 18, 2005, 08:57:04 am
Well, for the game I've played the most, it's either Colonization or Oregon Trail...

but one of my favorite games ever would probably be Zork... I loved Zork oh so much, but didn't beat it until very recently.

Wait, scratch that, my favorite game was Discover the World when I was a kid. Ah, sailing around with my fleet, accidentally surrendering to pirates because I didn't know what "surrender" meant, and coming back to Lisbon with enough loot to crash the game engine... those were the days.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: zaphod on May 18, 2005, 09:58:28 am
Has to be Marathon.  First game I ever bought.  Was on 4 3.5 inch floopy disks.  It did not run well on my computer either, but it was so much fun.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: pfellah on May 18, 2005, 11:43:25 am
Ultima V (I think it was V... the one with the Shadowlords and the Underworld)... I loved that game. In particular, I dug the little dance the Headless did...
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Sub on May 18, 2005, 11:44:05 am
Civilization 2.  I've been playing it since it came out and I still play it today.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Psilontech on May 18, 2005, 12:08:02 pm
A microprose game... Either Master of Orion(I/II), Master of Magic, or Civilization (II) :)

I also have a special place in my heart for Liero ;)
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Mr.Heat on May 18, 2005, 12:53:17 pm
The Sims...




Heat
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Ameg on May 18, 2005, 03:39:33 pm
 Morrowind (still playing) just because the community made so many awesome mods for it. An already endless game expanded beyond.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Tr0n on May 19, 2005, 10:33:50 pm
HARD question.  But I consider my Golden Game to be the one that brings up the most fond memories.

Lucasart's masterpiece and best game they've ever made....


TIE Fighter.



Still play it today... long live the Empire...n....stuff.  Ten years later, I still have the MIDI music stuck in my head (and is possibly the overall best score ever written for a game).
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Jecrell on May 19, 2005, 11:37:58 pm
X-com -- that game lasted forever.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: James Shields on May 19, 2005, 11:39:43 pm
Which one?

UFO
Terror From the Deep
Or Apocalypse
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Zealousy on May 20, 2005, 12:54:41 am
I know I've mentioned this a couple times in some other threads on this board, but (like a broken record player ;D) Freedom Fighter's probably got to be my favorite game of all time, because it has a bit more wit than most other shooters out there. I'm playing through it a second time, and it's still fun as hell; their level design is so great. I almost want to buy a second copy for the GameCube, because the pc version had the multiplayer ripped-out. :P
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: DevilMachine on May 20, 2005, 02:14:10 am
the entire Heroes of Might and Magic series, and Ragnarok Online
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Gil on May 20, 2005, 08:52:57 am
Simcity 2000
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: sgore on May 20, 2005, 03:23:58 pm
the sims 2. (but don't tell my other games that, or they may purposly stop working for me. lol.)
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: bwl2 on May 20, 2005, 03:27:02 pm
Well, It may not have been the first game I ever played, but it was the first game I ever ownd Starfox 64 for the N64 was great. I remember playing it when I was 8 and I still play it from time to time today. ;D When I play the game I can say every word the characters say before they say it and I get this very wounderful feeling doing it.
Title: Re: Your golden game
Post by: Cosmo on May 22, 2005, 01:26:33 am
shufflepuck cafe for the amiga.

too bad the pc conversions so under par.