Pixel beauty

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by pl1ngpl0ng, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    It could be interesting to have a thread that would display great retro
    (before 21st Century) games...
    Without having anything more to say right now I'll just start with:

    Flashback from 1992
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    I loved it back then and I want to play it again.

    If you are thinking about a game right now,
    feel free to join the thread and post up pictures/gifs of some old beautys =)
     
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  2. Owain Taggart

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    I loved that game. It was brilliant. I also really liked the original Prince of Persia, which had a similar animation style.
     
  3. Santaman

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    The DOS installer of the original Command & Conquer 1995...


    Or the DOS installer for Red Alert 1996


    In those days these installers were miracles :D

    Of course the demo scene was brilliant at that time...
    There are several in this thread:
    https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/the-computer-demo-scene.290753/

    A bit more modern, Borderlands, the first one, there's something about its style that I really like, also some levels have really nice music..

    I used to wander around the levels, avoiding the bandits and just see what was there.:mallory:

    And quite more modern, I love Saints Row III a lot, I usually spend more time walking/driving/flying around Steelport than to actually play the game. :biggrin:
     
  4. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Cool stuff!


    Another gem from 1996:
    Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars

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    This game changed my view on point&click games, it was a fabulous adventure...
     
  5. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Metal Gear Solid - 1998

    From the brilliant mind of 小島 秀夫 Kojima Hideo
    One the most innovative and atmospheric games of the century.
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    It's a box!!
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  6. pl1ngpl0ng

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    Heart of Darkness - 1998
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    This one was talked about forever and suffered numerous delays after initially announced a release in 1995.
    Nevertheless very enjoyable graphics and animations when it finally arrived.
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  7. Nondenominational Holiday Name

    Nondenominational Holiday Name Badass Admiral

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    Great thread, BTW :techman:
     
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  8. pl1ngpl0ng

    pl1ngpl0ng Captain Captain

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    Cool:beer:

    Another strange and innovative game from the 90's:
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    ECCO the dolphin - 1992
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    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"...
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    Echoes - Pink Floyd
    "And deep beneath the rolling waves
    In labyrinth of coral caves
    The echo of a distant tide
    Comes willowing across the sand"
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    There's an interesting connection between Ecco The Dolphin and Pink Floyd songs. The creator of Ecco, Ed Annunziatta was a huge Pink Floyd fan and the level in the game called "Welcome to the machine" was Ed's tribute to his favourite musical artist.
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