Tuesday, April 5, 2011

History part 2

Nothing good lasts forever. While I still played with NES something new and different was coming. It was the day when dad bought our first computer and I was happy again. I think the year was 1995. It was so different from Nintendo and you could do some much with it. Like write stuff! We didn't have a modem, so internet came to our house some years later.

IBM Aptiva Pentium 75MHz. I was so proud .

My first PC game was Space Quest 6 - The Spinal Frontier. Reason for that game was the same as it was with all my NES games. The box looked cool (funny looking dude in space!). I had never heard of any Space Quest games before. The game was fun to play. I even got help from my mom with it! And it looked so much better than those crappy NES games. Of course years and years later those crappy games now look cool and retro. ;)

After that became games like Jagged Alliance (and Deadly Games), Steel Panthers, Carmageddon, Grand Theft Auto, Master of Orion 2 and Heroes of Might and Magic 2 just to name a few. Opening the drawer behind my back reveals some of those games in their original boxes. I would love to have those big cardboard boxes back. They were so much cooler than the DVD casings today.

Some of those games from my drawer.

I think games like Master of Orion and Heroes of Might and Magic were my favorite at the time. It was so nice to play those games with my brother at the same computer. Switching chairs and trying to guess what the other is up to. Nothing like good hotseat action. I still have played MoO several times after those years, although during my second PC era I started to like different games (about that later).

Mine Bombers. Some serious action.
These years also introduced me to small finnish shareware games. Anyone ever heard of Slicks, Molez or Mine Bombers? Especially the last one was maybe the most played game with me and my brother. We even bought the full version by sending some cash via regular mail. Some other great moments I remember during that time are the first time I saw my friend play Doom, "Wow! The barrels explode when you shoot at them!!" and the first time I saw 3D accelerated graphics. That was Quake 2 I think.

23 comments:

  1. I still remember the commandore days. That IBM Aptiva Pentium 75MHz was sick back in the day.

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  2. great times :)
    i started with a 386 :D

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  3. my first game was something with the most ugly looking tank stuff destroying each other

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  4. Ah dude that's so awesome. My first computer game was Theme Park Wold, I played the shit out of it. I always take care of my stuff so the disc and box would still be in mint condition if my brother would have used his fucking brain and didn't sit down on the box. Well, fortunately the disc is unharmed but the case is fucked up.

    Anyway that game is still awesome and I still play it from time to time :D

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  5. Oh my you have the original that started it all Grand Theft Auto! I remember playing that game so much!

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  7. my first game was links awakening :)Go zelda!!

    very nostalgic post!

    Come take a look at my new fishy thank! I just moved in.

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  8. Mine Bombers was pretty epic back then. Me and my friends used to make these custom maps that only contained weapons and treasures. After playing a few of these we started fighting in the regular maps with our nukes etc. Good times.

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  9. Your work on this blog is great! keep it up!

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  10. The original grans theft auto thing was magical. You lucky bastard.

    /nostalgia

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  11. ohhh i never played none of these =[.. i wanna try em D= lol..thanks for sharing though :]

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  12. yeah i still love playing some of the old games from time to time

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  13. Vintage gaming rules man! Always respect the classics!

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  14. wow, this brings back memories

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  15. Some of these games are still more amazing than half ps3/xbox 360 games comming out!

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  16. i remember my first 3D game I played! Doom :D I was so impressed with the graphics, I thought they were almost real

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  17. So much memories. I feel a bit sad now...

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  18. omg i Had exaclty the same computer! ibm apitva p75mhz windows 95, 8mb ram 1gb hdd!

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