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Thread: First game you ever beat

  1. #26
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    Registered: Oct 2017
    Location: Denmark
    I think it's probably got to be Kirby's Dream Land for the Nintendo Game Boy Classic... Such a great game!
    Its rather short, but I've always thought it was way ahead of its time and platform in terms of content and establishing a universe... While Super Mario would re-use clouds for bushes (or the other way around) to save space, Kirby's Dream Land would include items that you only encounter a single time during the game, making them all the more special... It was magic!

  2. #27
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    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    The original Kirby's Dreamland is the only game in that series I've ever really liked.

    Maybe I would've liked the NES version too, but I never gave it a chance.

  3. #28
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    Location: Denmark
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    The original Kirby's Dreamland is the only game in that series I've ever really liked.

    Maybe I would've liked the NES version too, but I never gave it a chance.
    Yeah I gave another one a try waaay later (as in a few years ago) when I had built an emulator or various older gaming systems using a Raspberry Pi.... It had some sort of mirroring mechanic in it where you could adopt enemy traits/skills/attacks... (I think it was called Kirby And The Amazing Mirror or something...)
    I found that mechanic interesting, but didn't like the game overall....

  4. #29
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    Registered: Mar 2002
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    I think that one was for the GBA. The one on the NES was just called Kirby's Adventure or something like. Everyone raved about how awesome it was back when, but I dunno. Beyond the original GB game, Kirby's never appealed to me all that much.

    But man, the Gameboy. I still think the GB/NES era was the best for me. Gargoyle's Quest, Mario Land 2, Final Fantasy Legend I & II, Sword of Hope. I don't think any console since has given me such a concentrated amount of fun.

  5. #30
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    Location: Denmark
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    I think that one was for the GBA. The one on the NES was just called Kirby's Adventure or something like. Everyone raved about how awesome it was back when, but I dunno. Beyond the original GB game, Kirby's never appealed to me all that much.

    But man, the Gameboy. I still think the GB/NES era was the best for me. Gargoyle's Quest, Mario Land 2, Final Fantasy Legend I & II, Sword of Hope. I don't think any console since has given me such a concentrated amount of fun.
    I think you are right about the GBA thing... And yes, that first GB was amazing... My brother and I had one each when we were kids and the first two games we had were Super Mario Land and Kirby's Dreamland... We would play those in the car when going on vacation with our parents and it just has a certain place in my memory and heart.
    Later (or maybe around the same time, I no longer remeber the order of things from that time), we got the first PC in the house and I remember playing Wacky Wheels and Jazz Jackrabbit on that... Both were trial versions, so I can't claim to have completed them.
    Completions that stand out in memory were when we completed Full Throttle and the original Lemmings on a School PC, but that was much later.

  6. #31
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    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: Netherlands
    I'm not sure, but it might've been Magical Tree, an MSX game by Konami, who made all the best MSX games. Most of those Konami games I could never beat, but I beat this one.



    EDIT: or it might've been the C64 game Forbidden Forest, which was quite scary for a young me.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j86veyiIcS8

  7. #32
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: British Columbia, Canada
    A long, long time ago I remember playing the Secret of Monkey Island on Windows 95 through DOS. I had the CD-ROM edition. I was definitely under age 10 at the time, but I do remember the satisfaction that was finally sailing to Monkey Island proper and away from Melee Island. I ended up finishing the game sometime after that, and I'm pretty sure that's the first game I played through to completion.

  8. #33
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    In my day it was Atari 2600 games, and you didn't "beat" them. They either kind of went on forever or you completed a level in 5 minutes, which shouldn't really deserve the honor of beating a whole game.

    Some completions I remember though were getting the cup on the hardest level of Adventure, getting the ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark, my neighbors flipping over 1 million points in Pacman (the closest you could get to "completion"), saving the girl or whoever in Jungle Hunt... I don't know, one of those or another one like them. The earliest game I remember really liking was Decathalon, and in that you just did the 10 events no matter what.

  9. #34
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    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    I'm pretty sure mine was a non-descript Atari 2600 game, but I don't remember which one. Definitely not Superman, which I recall being horrifying at the time, probably still is right now, and may continue to be in some benighted future moment that involves a revisit through a combination of alcohol and poor judgement.

    The first game I can recall actually completing and breathing a sigh of relief at the end was Prince of Persia - no easy task, with that goddamn time limit. I think it defined my love for platformers more than anything Nintendo ever released, ironically enough. Super Mario had nothing on that rotoscope work, the traps, and the Russian roulette that was the flasks.

  10. #35
    After a bit of a trawl through classic game titles, I'm mostly sure it would have been "Sabre Wulf", which I think was the first 'beatable' game which I personally owned a copy of. I remember that (a) I played it a lot, and (b) I did eventually complete it (several times, IIRC); so while there were other arcade games I'd played, I imagine this was the first game I actually beat.


  11. #36
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    Registered: Mar 2005
    Location: The Inverted Manse
    None of my Atari 2600 games had endings, they just went on forever. It wasn't until Last Ninja II on C64 that I actually finished a game.

  12. #37
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    As per my username, probably Star Raiders. No not the crappy 2600 version. The original 8-bit home computer version.



    Arguable one of the first immersive sims, or at the very least a paleolithic ancestor of the immersive sim.

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