Today I am starting something which I will be doing daily throughout the week. I am going to write about the games I played as child. I consider a child anyone under 13 in case you are curious. If possible I will use youtube links showing videos of the game instead of still screenshots, if I cant I will post screenshots. If you're interested in playing one of these you'll need help getting it to work on a Modern PC, If you dont know how to do that, just IM me.So lets get started: WING COMMANDER SERIESWING COMMANDER I
Back Cover link
Year of Release:1990
Also ported to: Amiga, Amiga CD32, SNES, Sega CD, Fujitsu FM TOWNS
When did I get it:1993ish
Age:Young, probably 6 or 7.Clip of Gameplay(Note this more footage of cutscnes than gameplay)Mobygames LinkStoryline info at Wikpedia
This was my first ever "Computer Game", I got it for christmas when I was a little kid, it came on a CDROM, (we were high tech at our house, we a CDROM drive, very uncommon back then). It came with Ultima VI as well, which I will talk about later.
I don't know what made my parents choose this game, all I can say is that they made a good choice.
I really didnt "Understand" the game at the time, since I was so young. More often than not I killed my own wingmen and blew up friendly ships for amusement. This game was odd in the fact that if you died, or other main characters, you watched their/your character's funeral. I really liked blowing things up in this game, I wasnt too good at this game when I first got it, (I was like 6 how can you blame me) but I got interested it again some several years ago and really liked it. This game means a lot to me, I love the setting, the seemingly endless war with your enemy the kilrathi, it was just great. However I appreciated the sequel even more so than the first title.
users really got screwed over on the port from IBM PC to Amiga,The colour palette was terrible, it only had 32 colours, as opposed to the 256 on the IBM PC. This is unusual because the Commodore Amiga, was THE GAMING COMPUTER, in 1990. This game helped get the IBM PC get a lead in the Gaming market.
I also heard the SEGA CD version has Full Voice acting, I havent been able to find a place to download the game though.
The SNES version sucked, the colours were terrible and the gameplay felt restricted, I played it a friends house as a kid. Looking back at it, it was probably because of the Limitations of the SNES.
This game also had the COOLEST MANUAL EVER. It was called Claw Marks, as the ship you lived on was the "Tiger's Claw"
WING COMMANDER II Vengence of the Kilrathi
Back Cover Link
Year of release: 1991
Ported to:Only avaible for IBM PC. There was a completed SNES port, but it was never released, and no one has found a ROM Image of it either.
When did I get it:1995ish
Age: Still pretty young, age This is only a clip of the intro cutscene,
but he game play is just about the same as the first.MobyGames LinkWikipedia Link
This game was just awesome, it was fantastic, the story line is right up my alley. Its a very dark story line, Basically you are labeled as a traitor under false accusations and no-one trusts you. The storyline deals with dark themes like, betrayal, trust issues, second chances, politics of war, etc.
Even at the young age I was at the time, i was sucked in by this game, I couldnt wait to see what would happen next. I would spend all the time I could as a Kid playing this game, sad isnt it?
On a technical aspect, the game was considered really amazing for its day due to the uses of some Voice Acting in some cutscenes and during Gameplay. in 1991 such things as voice acting in games was unheard of.
ULTIMA VIBack Cover Link
Year of Release:1990
, Atari ST
, Commodore 64
, Super NES
, FM Towns
When did I get it: 1993ish?
Age I was at the time:6-7 years old
You can get it: Here
No movies of Gameplay, screenshots can be seen at the above links, or the mobygames link.MobyGames LinkWikipedia Link
This game is amazing. Considering this game is 17 years old now, its just amazing. The game is huge. The virtual world is massive, like MMO massive. Its insane. Its a very open ended game, the combat system, and game engine for an RPG is quite simple, but the massiveness of the game will compensate for that. It also has a very good soundtrack.
I had alot of fun with it then, and I have I still do today whenever I play it. I remember doing sick things like placing a a powder keg at a bar and it killed everyone at the bar, and the towns people started running away from me. YOU CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING IN THIS GAME. you can kill ANYTHING. I remember as kid killing children with a lighting bolt spell, that was funny. I did alot of crazy things in this game as kid, so I had a lot of fun in it. :D
I suggest you try this game sometime.
WELL THATS ALL FOR TODAY
tomorrow I will talk about my first online game!