The purpose of Nostalgiathon is to relive things from your childhood through the eyes of an adult. Since Andy Watches Movies and Cinema Schminema are both movie-focused blogs, we will be covering movies, but books, TV shows, whatever else are all fair game if you’d like to participate.
Nostalgia time for me at least, have just re-played one of my first favourite computer game, Police Quest.
Police Quest is a series of video games produced and published by Sierra On-Line between 1987 and 1993. The original series was composed of four adventure games, the first three of which were designed by former policeman Jim Walls, with the fourth title designed by former LAPD Chief Daryl F. Gates.
This was my first game on my dads lovely IBM286. Hot diggity, that thing cost him a fortune back then…
I was enthralled by this game which is an adventure typing game with graphics. A lot of ‘Look’, ‘open door’ ‘close door’ commands being frantically typed by an 10 year old Rincewind. And for you youngster out there, no internet at hand for any hints so if you got stuck, you were royally screwed. The only thing that helped my sanity was an hotline phone to a gamer I found from an article in Pc World, that poor sod helped me out through some tough times.
Playing it again, I am really surprised that I finished this game. But back then I was used to the DOS commands which I’m not anymore so trying to find the correct wording takes time to get back in your head. Had lot of error commands ‘you can’t do that with nightstick’. Aaargh, if I had a nightstick nearby my poor computer would be mangled.
The graphic is awesome, I have a love for the 8bit pixels graphics. Considering when this was done, it was a super graphics for the PC. Now, not so much. :).One thing about this game I had totally forgot was how often you had to save, forgetting to put the gun in the locker. Open locker, put gun in locker, close locker. Forgetting this and trying to leave the police office and it was Game over. And if your last save game was a long time ago, you hit your head against the wall over and over and don’t get me started on the car chases. You see the city from above and are driving around with this blue block and in pursuit of a red block on tiny tiny streets. A lot of frustration with car crashes and back to Load game.
But in all, playing this game again was loads of fun and will now try my hands on the first Leisure Suit Larry game which is more in style with my blog, it’s about an washed out salesman who’s main purpose in life is to get lucky… Awesome game…
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if you haven’t played Zelda, no need to watch but if you have, this is just brilliant..
One more pin-up for the series I started a while ago. It’s Peach’s turn now, formerly known as Toadstool for the american market. I always wondered what would be under that huge skirt she had, so I figured she wanted to hide something. Something like some fetish clothing and such. I wanted to add a tattoo like Mario’s lil’ toy or something like that but I thought there was enough atrezzo already. She looks unexpectedly hot enough, though, which is what I meant. Mario, it’s time to do some pipe cleaning!
If you think I’m gonna keep on twisting and perverting our female childhood icons, you are totally right. Many more come to my mind. Any idea, though?
ok, this is just an excellent video to get your giggle on… so long as you have played some of the games they are talking about, if not, just skip this one… 😀
Cassandra from Soul Calibur
Great one of Peach, Mario game has never been this sexy before.
Check out his site: Achibner
This is such a great site for your chance to manage a football team, and no, you can’t manage your real-life team. Here you start in the bottom and go upwards. What’s gonna happen to your team depends on your training, purchases and strategies. I love this game due to the fact that you don’t have to be online all the time, it takes time to get a good team together, have played for 5 years now and still haven’t got a really great team but every season I hope for the chance to qualify upwards (am on lvl 4 out of 7 now…)
The forum is fun as your series has one each so you can have banter and tips from all 8 playing in your series and upon qualifying for next series, new friends arrive…
The game is played as real-life as possible, every sunday is a league game and during the week you can travel and challenge other players to increase your players training.
It’s easy to get started but takes time to master.
Check it out on this link: Hattrick