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Old 2021-02-25, 04:12   #45
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I played hundreds of games as a kid in the mid to late 80s and onwards. These are some of the early ones I spent most time on and remember most fondly.

Commodore 64
Bubble Bobble
Agent USA
Gumshoe

Amiga
The Fairy Tale Adventure
Ports of Call
K240
F/A-18 Interceptor (One of the first flight simulators)
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Old 2021-02-25, 04:25   #46
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I played hundreds of games as a kid in the mid to late 80s and onwards. These are some of the early ones I spent most time on and remember most fondly.

Commodore 64
Bubble Bobble
Bubble Bobble was is so great!
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Old 2021-02-25, 07:25   #47
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I was more in on Grand Prix from Micropose or Indycar from Papyrus. Loved Flight Simulator but never had a capable computer to take advantage. Played majority of FPS like Doom, Heretic, wolfenstein, unreal, half-life, etc
Hated lemmings. Loved playing Golden Axe with sister. First time I bough a CD-ROM recorder I just saved all my floppy disk games onto CD’s.

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Old 2021-02-25, 13:09   #48
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The most memorable name of a commercial game that I wrote was Communist Mutants from Space - early 80's Atari 2600 game on cassette tape that required our SuperCharger module.
Can you take any credit for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
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Old 2021-02-26, 01:18   #49
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One of the instructors at the trade school where I went loved Leisure Suit Larry. This was in the late 1980's.
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Old 2021-02-26, 01:24   #50
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Can you take any credit for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial?
No - I cannot. None of the games I designed or worked on ever reached that level of fame/infamy.
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Old 2021-02-26, 13:05   #51
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One of the instructors at the trade school where I went loved Leisure Suit Larry. This was in the late 1980's.
'Twas an okay game IMO.

But I remember one particular amusing moment with that game.

When the game was started the player had to "prove" they were 18+ years old. And it did that with a random selection of questions that supposedly only people 18+ would be able to answer. Anyhow, since the questions came from a limited pool it didn't take long for anyone sufficiently patient, and without any prior knowledge, to brute force all the answers. The game made it easier to do that because as soon as you answered one question wrong it immediately informed the player of the failure and quit. It would have been much harder if it asked all the questions first and then checked all the answers together with a single output of pass/fail. But I digress, it was just supposed to be for fun, and not meant as a robust age detection method.

To this day one of the questions stuck in my mind, because it was so quirky. I reproduce it here from memory, so it might not be perfectly accurate, but it should give the general gist. Multi-choice:

Q: I have hair ...
a1: ... on my chin
a2: ... under my arms
a3: ... on my chest
a4: ... lotsa places
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