The news of the auction of the NES game "Stadium Events" for ~$40000 gave me the idea for this thread.
I was raised on DOS games from the 90's, and consoles from the 8-bit era on. Some of my favourite games have been on these "vintage" platforms.
There's something simple yet challenging about some older games.
I don't exactly have a favouite game, or favourite console but I do favor the SNES with the N64 (GOLDENEYE!!) close behind. There are still some old consoles I'd love to get my hands on, the main one being more obscure: The Sega Nomad. The Vectrex was another oddity that would be interesting to play around with.
DOS games are still my favourite time wasters (too bad Vista isn't backwards compatible without using DOSbox)
There are so many great games that came out during the late 80's and the 90's that it's impossible to list my faves mostly because I'll make a list than remember another one and so on.
But some of the DOS games that stand out in my mind that I still play the hell out of are:
.....and the list goes on
- The Commander Keen series
- Duke Nukem (I want Duke Nukem Forever dammit!)
- Museum Madness is a complete guilty pleasure
- Space Quest series
- Leisure Suit Larry series
- Oregon Trail
- The Dr. Brain games, mostly Castle and Island of Dr. Brain
- Myst series
- The "Hugo" series (House of Horrors, Whodunit, and Jungle of Doom)
- Wolfenstein 3D
- Sky Roads
I still have stacks of shareware CD's for my old Compaq 486 with a bunch of games on it. Every once in a while I'll pull some out and see if any new games are available online.
The beauty of old DOS games is that most of them have become "abandonware" and are freely available online. A few sites if anyone is a DOS game addict like I am:
Abandonia <- has some newer user created DOS-like games.
Free games: Download over 500 DOS games. Shareware and freeware, reviews, help getting games working!
DOS Games Archive: download free classic games (MS-DOS)
Home of the Underdogs <- Home of the underdogs, went offline for a while and I forgot about it but I guess it's back. I haven't tried downloading anything from there yet. Will when I get to a computer with XP.
If anybody has any old game favourites and would like to share, please do. I know someone will end up mentioning a game I totally forgot about and send me into a googling frenzy to find it
*regarding the DOS games sites, I have downloaded multiple games off each of them (minus the home of the underdogs new site) and haven't had a problem with any of them in regards to viruses, spyware, etc.