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04-05-05, 00:37
Anyone remember this game?
Jill of the Jungle.


And here is the first computer game I ever played. It was 1989, I was four years old, and my hands were so small and under developed that I had to shoot while my sister moved the controls. We played it for months and we never made it past the second level because it was so hard. It is what made me the gamer I am today.



R.I.P DOS. I owe you so much.

04-05-05, 00:47
Empire: Wargame of the Century

04-05-05, 01:03
Commander Keen 4. Best. Game. Evar.

04-05-05, 01:43
4yo?! .. you know being around here makes me feel ooooooooooooold. heh

I remember playing Captain Comic. First computer game and still by far my most favoured, is Elite on the Acorn Electron.

1984 http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif ... I were nowt but a todler knee-high to a grasshopper. By '89 I'd progressed on to the then and technically still awesome Amiga 500.

It's sad to think they went belly up cause of executives who ... oddly enough made decisions like the Eidos execs (yeah there's subtle irony).

Anyhow, it's nice to know thier technology lives on after Motorola improving on it with the PowerPC which IBM have since redeveloped and currently powers the latest console.

Tis a nice thought.

04-05-05, 08:27
Hell Yes!! I love Jill of the Jungle :D

04-05-05, 08:48
Anyone remember Manic Miner


04-05-05, 09:08
Blake Stone - Aliens of Gold http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif The demo came for free with my first PC, and it was also the first PC game I ever played. Classic DOS 1st person shooter. Awesome! :D

04-05-05, 09:19
What about Rambo!? :D (very old game thougth)

04-05-05, 09:26
MONKEY ISLAND!what a masterpiece!good old times!
but even better arcades!pengo,donkey kong,scrabble and thousands more!

04-05-05, 15:42
Jill of the Jungle! So cool! and Captain Comic! Yay! Hard game but very creative, I don't remember if I ever finished it. Those little platformers were great.

What about the first Duke Nukems, with the floppies falling from the sky, the overall sillyness and cuteness of it! And Crystal Caves, it was so addicting. And Cosmo something (funny character with plungers as hands). Awesome!

04-05-05, 16:07

Never played the Duke's until 3D, but I played Blake Stone heh Same guys but different game.. sort of.

04-05-05, 17:11
I'm sure no-one knows it, but my all-time favourite DOS game has to be Supaplex:

I first played it when I was 4, and I think I didn't play anything else until I was 8 or so. My father made a level-editor for it aswell, giving many more hours of fun designing and playing your own levels.

Aww, memories http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

BTW, if anyone wants the game - you can download it HERE (http://www.abandonia.com/games/29/Supaplex.htm)

04-05-05, 17:34
I think I remember Supaplex vaguely, by the looks.

Any one remembers those silly ASCII games, like the ZZT series?

04-05-05, 18:41
I remember a few, most memoryable was something called the Crystal-something... it was for the BBC Micro and had a television series that went along with it.

Used to think the bad guy was super scarey cause he looked like a Tarball with eyes. Called the Kraken or something.. I was like 6 at the time though, so heh

Always had alot of fun playing with 'LOGO' and the little turtle bot that draw on paper. Was awesome!

04-05-05, 18:49
I haven't played the arcade Dukes, but I have played Duke 3D. In fact, I'm a fan of Duke, I just love his quotes :D

Another DOS game I played a lot was Wolfenstein 3D - the demo at first (which was quite big), and later, when I bought Return To Castle Wolfenstein, it had included, as an extra bonus, the full version of Wolf 3D. Some of the missions are quite tough by the way; and there is one specific level that has an impossible maze - I still haven't managed to find the exit :rolleyes: :D

04-05-05, 22:23
Crystal Caves. Loved it. Also Secret Agent.

Basically anything by Apogee. :D

At the age of 4 my parents understandbly wouldnt let me play anything violent, so I was allowed Adventure games and also educational ones like Reader Rabbit and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing.

No wonder Im so psychologically unhinged.

04-05-05, 23:23
Loved Duke Nukem(s) - especially when 3D came out.
Gave me nightmares. Saw pigs and aliens under my bed!
Went to sleep under the covers. I too am unhinged http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/cwm/cwm/freak3.gif

05-05-05, 02:18
Yay! I loved Cosmo's Cosmic Adventures (yeah, the little green guy with plungers for hands) and Commander Keen. There's an old DOS game character (Was that Commander Keen? kid in his pajamas with a packers helmet on) in Doom II, in a bonus level...

I had pong...pong was awesome...I also had an awesome game called Dark Ages and another one in which you were a fireman and there was a building on fire and babies were falling out the window, and you had to try to catch them on a trampoline, which they'd bounce off of, and you had to catch them three times. Those babies were flying really fast, though! There was another game that scared the hell out of me - you were a pizza delivery person running through a house and these bunny-looking things would pop out and 'get you.' Anyone remember what they were called? They really scared me. Anybody remember Hugo's House of Horrors? I have all of them...

Gah, and who could forget Mario? I also had a lot of racing games...sad, but I still have a computer that's DOS...

05-05-05, 04:30
Hugo, yeah I had all three, type-in command games are seriously old skool.

And as for the pizza game, I played that too! Save our Pizzas!! Oh my gosh, the story line was SOOO lame!


There is a website at which you can download any dos game. Its www.dosgames.com (http://www.dosgames.com) and I have had so much fun in the last few days remembering them all. :D

[ 05. May 2005, 05:32: Message edited by: andromeda_eats ]

05-05-05, 08:03
Yours_in_darkness, I also had that one of the fireman and the babies. I don't remember the name. A game like that in 3D would certainly get the highest rating and parents complaining.

There is a cute game I never got to play but saw a demo in a computer festival. It was this dog trying to save his owner, which was a sleep walking kid in his pyjamas. Anyone knows the title of this? I don't think it was Shareware.

05-05-05, 09:05
What about...

I used to play all these games for hours, i had to leave it on over night to play the next day because there was no way i could say it, lmao.