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Old 2020-07-04, 08:57   #34
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Abuse is good in that you can alter the Lisp source code to do things like make the monsters jump higher.

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Old 2020-07-04, 09:06   #35
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Kill Bill was an underground favourite at MSFT ...
Ah yes, xbill, play until you have index finger damage.

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Old 2020-07-04, 11:22   #36
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I liked Sensitive a game of skill for the C64, I spent hours typing the source code from the German 64er magazin.
https://youtu.be/9lyvC6yf9V8
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Old 2020-07-04, 12:21   #37
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Ah yes, xbill, play until you have index finger damage.
That's the one. I'd forgotten its real name.
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Old 2020-07-04, 15:42   #38
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For me: Lemmings
Loved it.
I solved all levels in Lemmings; Oh No, More Lemmings, A few Christmas Editions and the Compute Magazine Edition. All except the specialized version with a new set of skills (Lemmings 2?); I never had that one.

And in my mind I had to solve all levels 3 times; the first might be dumb luck and twice only showed progress... 3 times is mastery.

I've looked for remakes recently but I can't find versions with the same attention to detail.
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Old 2020-07-04, 17:48   #39
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Jumpman from C64 days.

Spaceward Ho! From Mac-in-a-box days.
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Old 2020-07-04, 22:39   #40
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I've looked for remakes recently but I can't find versions with the same attention to detail.
Pingus, for Linux, is very similar.
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Old 2021-01-23, 23:28   #41
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Assembly! Atari 2600! Code Archaeology! Intellectual Property!

It's all here - listen to the story of Entombed.

I love stories like this.
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Old 2021-01-24, 00:44   #42
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I got started on Pong (what else). Ours would be hooked up to the antenna input of the TV.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pong

My all-time favorite was Q*bert. It was a difficult game at 1st. But after thousands of dollars in quarters I got so good playing it that one day I played from 10 AM till closing at 11 PM with one quarter. I still had multitudes of lives left.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q*bert

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Old 2021-01-24, 00:51   #43
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I played a lot of the id games back in the late 80's and early 90's. They were all one-person shooters. For me, the best part was finding the exits. Those were all DOS based. Someone tried to adapt them to a GUI front-end when Windows 95 came out. It was a bust. The series rode off into the sunset after that.

A local watering-hole I frequented back in the early 80's had a table-top Ms. Pac-Man. One of the bartenders could play it for 30 minutes, or more, at a time on one quarter-dollar coin. Sometimes, I would watch her play. I never had the reflexes for it. She did.
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Old 2021-02-25, 02:41   #44
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My favorite arcade game was Tempest.

The arcade game I got the best at was Frogger (I did a port of it many lifetimes ago and had a machine in my office for study). I was able to wrap the score on it and play indefinitely.

I wrote video games for a living in the 80's - assembler coding for the Atari 2600, Atari 400/800, Commodore C64, Apple ][, IBM PC, Atari Lynx and some others.

The most memorable name of a commercial game that I wrote was Communist Mutants from Space - early 80's Atari 2600 game on cassette tape that required our SuperCharger module.
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