Saturday, September 20, 2008

Games games games games games! GAMES!

Been a while since I last blogged...but this blog entry isn't going to be about comics at all. It is about something that I still love though: games!

In particular, OLD computer games. Yesterday, I was searching for old computer games on the internet. Not just any old computer games, but those that I enjoyed playing back when I was a teenager in Singapore.

Aeris and I had just finished watching "Three Kingdoms" last Sunday, which was based on the story of Zhao Yue from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms era and I was reminded of one of my favourite games that I played constantly in 1992: Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2 or just "RTK2" from KOEI.

I'm not sure whether it was the first strategy/RPG computer game I had ever played but it certainly was the first game based on historical events that I loved. I told myself after watching "Three Kingdoms" that I'd go online to look for the game but I never got the chance to because I promptly forgot about it.

Not sure what triggered my memory but I just decided to google for a free download of RTK2. It took a while but I managed to find a download of the game. And then all of a sudden, I saw the name of another game that I loved playing all those years ago: Deathtrack. So I downloaded that too. And then I found ANOTHER game: Crime Wave.

So I tried my best to remember all those games I loved playing and I downloaded those I could find. There are two Abandonware sites where I downloaded those games from:
Abandonia and Best Old Games. And these were the games I downloaded free:

Commander Keen 2
Crime Wave
Grand Theft Auto
Kings of the Beach
Leisure Suit Larry
Lost Vikings
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat 2
Lakers Vs Celtics
Pipe Mania
Police Quest
Police Quest 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
Sensible Soccer

There are heaps more that I couldn't find like Gold Rush and pretty much every other Sierra game like Leisure Suit Larry, Space Quest, King's Quest and the like. And then there were those games produced by KOEI like Uncharted Waters. And there are some who's names I can't remember anymore...I played a LOT of games back in those days!

Nostalgia...the reminiscing of those brilliant games I played oh so very long ago. Not sure if I'll get a chance to play all these games I've downloaded, especially since I have so many other games on my Wii to play. But no matter how many new games I've played or am dying to play, nothing beats reliving those memories of years ago playing classics like RTK2 and Battle Chess (ah, that's another one I've just remembered!) and Sensible Soccer. Long live gaming!

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