Friday, September 08, 2006

Stage 15: The Games Are Afoot

Pulling together all these games has been a lot easier than I thought it would be. Thank goodness there's a dedicated community out there for this kind of thing and they're a friendly bunch indeed, willing to share ideas and software.

Here's the game tally so far. I haven't weeded out a lot of the clones (copies of a same game for another region), so these numbers may come down a little. Also, I know there's a lot more games than this for each system, but many of them are unplayable garbage or nonsensical Japanese imports. I want my system to be as decluttered with stuff nobody will ever care about as possible.

Starting from the oldest to newest:

I did own a Pong machine, but really the Atari 2600 was the first "real" video game system I ever owned. So many classic games, so little graphical power. A true legend.

Total Working Games So Far: 850

I got my first Intellivision well after the thing was out of production, but I was still transfixed by the crazy disc controller and the hilarious games. I still have one of these in real life!

Total Working Games So Far: 260

Anyone who didn't have a NES as a kid is no true video game fan. All my real video game experiences as a kid happened right here.

Total Working Games So Far: 750

I never owned a SMS personally, but lots of my friends did. The color scheme on this thing was incredible, as was the futuristic light gun. Fwzzap!

Total Working Games So Far: 410

Very influential in my formative gaming years, this was the first taste of what video games were going to be like in the future. Good times indeed.

Total Working Games So Far: 780

The system that made Sonic a star. I didn't own one of these either, but I recall thinking the graphics were actually closing in on what they were like in the arcade. How naive I was, heh.

Total Working Games So Far: 860

The king of the mountain, and the real reason I started this damned project in the first place. Being able to play actual arcade game classics without having to pour untold amounts of quarters into the machine at some scummy bowling alley - man, that would be living.

Total Working Games So Far: Over 1,300

Made most famous for the Dragon's Lair series of games, these cartoon-driven video games were uncommon but unforgettable. The sheer size of their software (600mb and up) and their relative scarcity makes these games real gems to find.

Total Working Games So Far: 3

The search for more games continues, and soon I will bear down and get to work sorting out the useless games from the great ones. Gettings screenshots and marquees for all these games should also prove an interesting challenge.


Blogger Chris McLaren said...

Apparently I am "no true video game fan".

Actually, that's probably true--I was always more a fan of certain genres, and typically the ones that didn't lend themselves to the consoles.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Neil said...

Since you once quipped to me "how does this work, I have never used one of these things" when I handed you a PS2 joystick, I kind of gathered your Video Game Kung Fu was likely limited to PC games.

2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gettings screenshots and marquees for all these games should also prove an interesting challenge."

If you haven't done this yet, I can point you in the right direction. I also have videos for all the MAME ROMs. I don't know how Maximus Aracde works, but you can preview all the games before you start them in Mala.

lemme know...

11:52 AM  

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