Hi guys, I saw a few people commenting in the status threads so I thought I'd create a little discussion!
If anyone wants to hear a little piece of Mambo history; this is my first game. Burnin' Rubber, the 1990 game that came with any Amstrad machine. I had an Amstrad 464 Plus (as shown here: http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1112/4727156028_1999423c08_z.jpg) so it was supplied in cartridge form, but I have a feeling Amstrad also made a short-lived console which had it pre-installed, a bit like Alex Kidd on the Master System!
Before having my own computer (my mum didn't want me to have one as she thought it wasn't educational, but after nagging incessantly she got me an Amstrad because it was a computer, not really a console and she though I might learn something from it or use it for school... yeah, right!!) I would play games at some friends' houses but this was the first one I owned. The video is quite long as it's essentially an LP but if you have the patience to watch it, it shows the day-night-day changes nicely! There's also some dated but very neat sprite work; as the guy says there is an awesome crash scene which isn't shown in the video, and if you can get past the sound the car constantly makes, the other sounds are pretty good such as squealing tyres, scratching paintwork and beeping cars.
As a kid I never finished the game (and as such it caused many temper tantrums!), I got to somewhere in lap 3 but I found a way to cheat! I realised if you qualified then didn't move at all from the start position, the game would actually think you'd won! However it would freak out and instead of showing the four laps and flashing like it does in the video, it would make up new colours, laps and stages and would keep on counting, and counting... and counting. Essentially little 6 year old me broke the game!
After this game, I had several of the Dizzy series, the other verson of Wonderboy made by Sega!! (where he looks like a little caveman with blond hair) and a bunch of other old games on cassettes which I don't really remember. It wasn't until I had Master System and Mega Drive that the obsession really sunk in!
Anyone else want to share their first game?!
Well since I smell it coming a mile away soon, let's just remember to not get too worked up over other's opinions and such and be cool beans and junk. Not calling out anything specific here, just your friendly neighborhood moderatorman swoop'n by :U !
At 11:00 PM, we get not a Smash Bros. trailer, but Reggie walks silently up onto stage.
He pulls out several WiiU cases; among them are the new 3D Mario, the new Super Smash Bros., a new Metroid, Zelda HD and Zelda WiiU, a new Starfox, a new F-Zero, and Luigi's Mansion 3. He suddenly drops them all on the floor.
"These all release tomorrow. I'm out, bitches."
The crowd goes wild as he dons a working replica of the Varia Suit and battles Miyamoto-san, dressed as Link and wielding the True Master Sword.