Nicodemus (nicodemusrat) wrote,
Nicodemus
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Video Game Meme

Snagged from normanrafferty:


Italicize the ones you've played, bold the ones you've beaten (or played to such a sufficiently high level that you could routinely beat the scores of your average joe). Make a note if you didn't actually play it on its original platform, but instead played it on a MAME emulator or some "Greatest Hits" package.

1. Spacewar (1962: PDP-1) -- PC port.
2. Pong (1972: Arcade/Console) -- Original home console version.
3. Space Invaders (1978: Arcade) -- Arcade and Atari 2600.
4. Adventure (1979: Atari 2600)
5. Battlezone (1980: Arcade)
6. Pitfall! (1982: Atari 2600) -- Did you join the Pitfall high scorers club?
7. Zork (1977-79: DEC PDP-10) -- Apple II version.
8. Game & Watch (1980-88)
9. Star Wars (1983: Arcade) -- Loved the colorful raster graphics.
10. Pac-Man (1980: Arcade) -- I'm one of the few arcade junkies that never got the patterns down, I bet.
11. Donkey Kong (1981: Arcade)
12. Rogue (1980: VAX/BSD UNIX) -- Overrated game, IMHO.
13. E.T. (1982: Atari 2600) -- Never played it but I've heard so much about it...
14. Dragon's Lair (1983: Arcade) -- The sequel was even better! Love that Beethoven level.
15. King's Quest (1983: PC) -- Beat KQ I-V, SQ I-II.
16. One-on-One (1983: C64)
17. Super Mario Bros. (1985: Arcade/NES)
18. Gauntlet (1985: Arcade) -- I always sucked at this one. I got to know the "shot the food" sounds really well.
19. M.U.L.E. (1983: C64)
20. Dragon Warrior (1986: NES)
21. Ultima IV (1985: Apple II/PC)
22. The Macintosh (1984) -- Huh?
23. Tetris (1986: PC/NES/GameBoy) -- Though 3catsjackson is still much better than I am.
24. Prince of Persia (1989: PC) -- Apple II version, never quite beat it but got quite far.
25. FaceBall 2000 (1990: GameBoy)
26. Doom (1993: PC) -- And DoomII, a much better game.
27. John Madden NFL Football (1990: Genesis)
28. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991: Genesis) -- Love that Hedgehog! Beat Sonic I-III, S&K, S3D. Still playing with emulators.
29. Super Mario Kart (1992: Super NES)
30. Populous (1989: Amiga/PC)
31. Herzog Zwei (1991: Genesis)
32. Street Fighter II (1991: Arcade)
33. Myst (1993: Mac/PC) -- What about 7th Guest and 11th Hour? They rocked.
34. Mortal Kombat (1992: Arcade/SNES/Genesis) -- Beat MK I-III
35. Virtua Fighter (1993: Arcade/32X) -- Never liked the interface and graphics, actually.
36. Super Mario 64 (1996: Nintendo 64)
37. Tomb Raider (1996: PS/Saturn/PC/Mac)
38. Final Fantasy VII (1997: PS/PC)
39. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999: PS)
40. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998: N64)
41. Metal Gear Solid (1998: PS)
42. Half-Life (1998: PC)
43. Gran Turismo (1998: PS)
44. Parappa the Rapper (1997: PS)
45. Ultima Online (1997: PC)
46. Pokémon (1998: GameBoy)
47. The Sims (2000: PC)
48. Jet Grind Radio (2000: Dreamcast)
49. Grand Theft Auto III (2001: PS2/Xbox/PC)
50. Halo (2001: Xbox/PC/Mac)

Wow... You can see when I stopped playing the "big name" games, can't you? And Civilization isn't on the list? Or Maniac Mansion? Or...



As a side note, I was watching Gamespot's Best and Worst of 2005 Awards last night. And my wife wanted to watch too. Did I marry a great woman or what? :>
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