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my list (i dont know how to bold and the buttons dont work)

1.  contra
2.  missle command
3.  mega man 2
4.  godzilla monster of monsters
5.  castlevania
6.  millipede
7.  Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja
8.  guantlet
9.  zelda
10.. karate champ
11.  marble madness
12.  millions secret castle
13.  faxanadu
14.  joust
15.  rampage
16.  super mario bros/duckhunt
17.  super mario bros 2
18.  adventure island
19.  dig dug
20.  excitebike
21.  festers quest
22.  bubble bobble
23.  pacman
24.  pitfall
25.  gyromite


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Not surprised at all at the #1. I thought it would be SMB3, but I guess it lost some votes due to confusion about the release date.

#1 Super Mario Bros. 3
Kirby's Adventure (should've checked the date on this one)
Tennis for Two
Metroid
Psychic 5
Lode Runner
Punch-Out!!
Super Mario Bros.
Gauntlet
Qix (this game had the most awesome sound effects)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Mega Man
To The Earth
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Super Mario Bros. 2
Computer Space
Spacewar!
Battlezone
Joust
Frogger
Yoshi
Tetris
Hogan's Alley
Donkey Kong
Gumshoe
Duck Hunt
Star Wars



Tennis for Two was the pre-Pong game I thought would show up. It used an oscilloscope for a screen, which is the most awesome thing there has ever been.



When I made that post that was flagged, I was trying to share a link to a Psychic 5 ROM, but you can just search for it. Go to MAMEdev.org to get the emulator.


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Bill O'Reilly and Mario.  So... yeah.  Great list.  While I knew Super Mario Bros would win, part of me was hoping it would be Tetris.  Shocked that Final Fantasy didn't make it.

1. Super Mario Bros. 3
2. Super Mario Bros. 2
3. Tetris
4. Super Mario Bros.
5. The Legend of Zelda
6. Metroid
7. Pac-Man
8. Ninja Gaiden
9. Contra
10. Prince of Persia

11. Final Fantasy
12. Maniac Mansion
13. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

14. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
15. Castlevania
16. Donkey Kong
17. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade Game)

18. Final Fight
19. Space Ace
20. Double Dragon
21. Dig Dug
22. Major Havoc
23. 1942
24. Dragon’s Lair

25. Decathlon

Quite a few of mine made the list.  Anyone remember Decathlon?  That might be my first computer game, before anything else.  The version I had was all green and even simpler graphics than for the Atari version, shown below.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w7g1Oqrid8c" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w7g1Oqrid8c</a>



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no one else had vette!? for shame. >:

01. California Games (C64)
02. Vette! (Mac)
3. SimCity (Mac)
04. Hot Wheels (C64)
05. Dream House (C64)
06. Ghostbusters (C64)
07. Pole Position (C64)
08. 4x4 Off-Road Racing (C64)
09. Dinosaur Dig (C64)
10. Oregon Trail (Mac)
11. Grand Prix Circuit (C64)
12. Leaderboard Golf (C64)
13. Rags to Riches (C64)
14. Tetris (NES)
15. Odell Lake (C64)
16. Excitebike (NES)
17. Zaxxon (C64)
18. Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back (C64)
19. Super Mario 3 (NES)
20. Pac-Man (Arcade)
21. Donkey Kong (NES)
22. Skate or Die! (C64)
23. Mini Golf (C64)
24. Winter Games (C64)
25. The Dolphin's Pearl (C64)
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24. Zork

I should have remembered Zork. It wouldn't have made the list either way, but still.


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1- Spy Hunter
2- Dig Dug
3- asteroids
4- pac man
5- defender
6-space invaders
7- donkey kong
8- moon patrol
9- tron
10- q bert
11- 1942
12- paperboy
13- pole position
14- frogger
15- centipede
16- dungeons and dragons
17- missile command
18- galaga
19- galaxian
20- battle chess
21- star trek
22- star wars
23- wwf wrestling
24- mad max
25- street fighter


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Super Mario 3 was released in Japan on October 23, 1988. We discussed this back in the original topic thread, and I mandated that as long as it was released somewhere in the world in the '80s, it was an '80s game.
Dah but the release date in the US wasn't until the 1990's, therefore in my humble opinion
Pak-man, it doesn't count. :)

Here's my super-awesome list

1.   Megaman 2
2.   Ninja Gaiden
3.   Castlevania
4.   Contra
5.   Mike Tyson’s Punch out!
6.   Adventure Island
7.   Bionic Commando
8.   Ghosts ‘n Goblins
9.   Duck Tales
10.   Mega Man
11.   Tetris
12.   RC Pro-am
13.   Double Dragon
14.   Tecmo Bowl
15.   Metroid
16.   Super Mario bros 2
17.   Gauntlet
18.   The Legend of Zelda
19.   Adventures of Lolo
20.   1942
21.   Bomberman
22.   Bubble Bobble
23.   Donkey Kong (Classic)
24.   Centipede
25.   Pac-man
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Super Mario 3 was released in Japan on October 23, 1988. We discussed this back in the original topic thread, and I mandated that as long as it was released somewhere in the world in the '80s, it was an '80s game.
Dah but the release date in the US wasn't until the 1990's, therefore in my humble opinion
Pak-man, it doesn't count. :)

Yeah. Fuck anywhere that's not the United States!

9/11!!!

C'mon, get in the truck. Lee Greenwood's playin' the state fair!

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Super Mario 3 was released in Japan on October 23, 1988. We discussed this back in the original topic thread, and I mandated that as long as it was released somewhere in the world in the '80s, it was an '80s game.
Dah but the release date in the US wasn't until the 1990's, therefore in my humble opinion
Pak-man, it doesn't count. :)
Yeah. Fuck anywhere that's not the United States!
9/11!!!
C'mon, get in the truck. Lee Greenwood's playin' the state fair!

Now come on, I wouldn't say fuck Japan(except here), especially not now because that's really insensitive.
HOWEVER, I was under the impression we were playing by US rules because... quite a few of
us are in the USA, and I guess if a person in Japan voted Super mario 3 as their favorite game,
then and ONLY then would it count. ;) . I admit it's not a big deal, I just wish I knew the list wasn't
going to be too nit-picky.

Why does everybody act as though I am taking this seriously and not just recognizing what I am
doing as obvious mock seriousness? It seems like every time I express an opinion on this forum
everybody acts as though I'm taking this too seriously, but then that arguably evidences that they
are in turn taking me and my opinions too seriously.

Speaking of, doesn't anybody else think it should have been called the Commode 64?
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Speaking of, doesn't anybody else think it should have been called the Commode 64?

you, sir, have no honour. >:(
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Speaking of, doesn't anybody else think it should have been called the Commode 64?
you, sir, have no honour. >:(
Maybe you're right, but I gotta call it like I see it. Anything with graphics WORSE than the
NES that has 2+ minute load times doesn't impress me in any way, shape or form,
especially when you must have code books just to load up a damn game.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 05:46:36 PM by Gunflyer »


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Hey! Someone else had a computer in the 80s! Woo!

Anyway, my list looked different than everyone else's for a pretty simple reason- by the time the NES came out, I had a PC. My friends had C64s or Apple IIs. A couple even had TRS-80s. Those poor bastards. In 85 while some folks were playing Mario, I had Ultima IV, Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego?, Oregon Trail, Summer Games II, Choplifter II, F-15 Strike Eagle, Silent Service, Bard's Tale and a lot more to choose from. Frankly, you folks got the raw end of the stick. Yeah, if the list was arcade games or console games, it'd look different. But video games? To me those are computer games.  So, get off my lawn.  Darn kids.

Anyway, my list.
1) Wizardry
2) Zork
3) Empire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_Empire_%28video_game%29 )
4) Wasteland
5) Starflight
6) Pool of Radiance
7) Colonial Conquest
8 ) Ultima V
9) Sim City
10) Balance of Power
11) Missile Command
12) Space Invaders

13) Might and Magic
14) Adventure (PC text adventure, not 2600)
15) Warlords
16) Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
17) Earl Weaver Baseball
18) Archon:The Light and the Dark
19) Seven Cities of Gold
20) Venture
21) John Madden Football
22) Minesweeper
23) Pirates!
24) Star Fleet I: The War Begins
25) Mail Order Monsters (This probably should have been Crush, Crumble & Chomp instead as I played a lot more of that, but it slipped my memory until just a few seconds ago.)
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1   Legend of Zelda (NES)
2   Super Mario Bros (NES)
3   Rampage (arcade)
4   Metroid (NES)
5   Castlevania (NES)
6   Tron (Arcade)
7   Oregon Trail (PC)
8   Duck Hunt (NES)
9   Pac Man (arcade)
10   Contra (NES)
11   Excitebike (NES)
12   Gauntlet (Arcade)
13   Mike Tyson's Punch out (NES)
14   Paperboy (Arcade)
15   Galaga (Arcade)
16   Pitfall (Atari)
17   Q-Bert (arcade) *#@&!

18   Smash TV (Arcade)
19   Space Invaders (Arcade)
20   Dig dug (arcade)
21   Centipede (Arcade) [the non human variety]

22   Leisure Suit Larry (PC)
23   Asteroids (Arcade)
24   SimCity (PC)
25   Tetris (any)





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1   Legend of Zelda (NES)
2   Super Mario Bros (NES)
3   Rampage (arcade)
4   Metroid (NES)
5   Castlevania (NES)
6   Tron (Arcade)
7   Oregon Trail (PC)
8   Duck Hunt (NES)
9   Pac Man (arcade)
10   Contra (NES)
11   Excitebike (NES)
12   Gauntlet (Arcade)
13   Mike Tyson's Punch out (NES)
14   Paperboy (Arcade)
15   Galaga (Arcade)
16   Pitfall (Atari)
17   Q-Bert (arcade) *#@&!

18   Smash TV (Arcade)
19   Space Invaders (Arcade)
20   Dig dug (arcade)
21   Centipede (Arcade) [the non human variety]

22   Leisure Suit Larry (PC)
23   Asteroids (Arcade)
24   SimCity (PC)
25   Tetris (any)


Damn! I've never seen anybody get that many. Almost perfect. That's what I call being in tune with topic!

Leisure Suit Larry!
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1   Legend of Zelda (NES)
2   Super Mario Bros (NES)
3   Rampage (arcade)
4   Metroid (NES)
5   Castlevania (NES)
6   Tron (Arcade)
7   Oregon Trail (PC)
8   Duck Hunt (NES)
9   Pac Man (arcade)
10   Contra (NES)
11   Excitebike (NES)
12   Gauntlet (Arcade)
13   Mike Tyson's Punch out (NES)
14   Paperboy (Arcade)
15   Galaga (Arcade)
16   Pitfall (Atari)
17   Q-Bert (arcade) *#@&!

18   Smash TV (Arcade)
19   Space Invaders (Arcade)
20   Dig dug (arcade)
21   Centipede (Arcade) [the non human variety]

22   Leisure Suit Larry (PC)
23   Asteroids (Arcade)
24   SimCity (PC)
25   Tetris (any)


Damn! I've never seen anybody get that many. Almost perfect. That's what I call being in tune with topic!

Leisure Suit Larry!

I think I had one perfect list and that was with superpowers..

With this one, I went for not only what I loved but what is deservedly iconic. Do I remember it off the top of my head easily? Is it something that i i say "hey remember X?" people will say Oh yeah!. Stuff like Gauntlet I remember for gameplay and the the "Wizard needs food badly.." stuff. Tetris is well.. everyone knows that one.. Basically I was stuff I loved to play, or what deserved to be on the list. I played Metroid a bit back in the day, and I know of Oregon Trail from the 'death by Dysentery' jokes. But both are so well know and well made, i felt they deserved a place.