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Re: My first computer was...

by vek (Prior)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 02:18 UTC ( #271363=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My first computer was...

My parents bought me a Commodore 64 for my birthday in 1983 . Used it mostly for games but I wrote my first BASIC program on it - well, copied some code from a magazine if that counts :-). I can remember playing Forbidden Forest and thinking the gore was great :-) Other games that I can recall right off the top of my head - International Karate, Paradroid, Uridium, Summer Games, Summer Games II, Winter Games, Monty Mole, Loco, Suicide Express.

Oh, those were the days.

-- vek --

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Re: Re: My first computer was...
by benn (Vicar) on Jul 04, 2003 at 14:00 UTC
    Ahhh - those were the days indeed...afaik, Jean Michel Jarre *still* doesn't know that we ripped off Equinox 5 for Loco...

    :) Benn

      .....that we ripped off... (Emphasis mine)

      You wouldn't be Ben Daglish then by any chance? The man (along with Rob Hubbard) responsible for making my SID chip sing all through the 80's??

      I think Jarre was ripped off for a few other C64 games. I can remember playing at least 2 or 3. The only one I can remember off the top of my head though is Trollie Wallie :-)

      -- vek --
Re: Re: My first computer was...
by TStanley (Canon) on Jul 13, 2003 at 17:06 UTC

    And lets not forget Bugaboo, Serpentine, Master of Lamps, Lode Runner, Echelon, Karateka, Beachhead, Sargon, Berzerk, and StarFox :-D


      Karateka was good. Not quite as good as International Karate IMHO but better than Way Of The Exploding Fist.

      Beachhead. Was that the game that US Gold released? I think I vaguely remember it. Something about a cannon on a ship and you had to fire at another ship by 'guessing' the right angle of the gun barrel. Something like that anyway :-)

      -- vek --
        I believe so. Its been practically forever since I've played with the C64. I seem to remember that, plus having to run between bunkers and blowing them up.

Re: Re: My first computer was...
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Jul 14, 2003 at 17:08 UTC
    We had C64's in the school's computer lab when I was in *scratches his head and rolls his eyes up in deep thought* sixth grade. There was all sorts of educational software available to use. In the midst of it all was a very cool game like Zork that I believe was called Miser's Mansion. Not only was it fun but it made you think!

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