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What classic games do you think should be remade?

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Think about all of those obscure titles that were huge at one time, but

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I fondly remember the games that stole lots of time way back when: Boulder Dash and Elite for Commodore 64. Man, those were the times when the content mattered more than flashy graphics! I

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I actually enjoyed playing Domarks(?) Harrier Sim over East Timor, easy, fun, good AI and challenging without being overwhelming by bells and whistles.Tim_757

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Id like mercenary and mercenary 2 and 3 to be remade on PC.The graphics would be great...with more buildings to explore etc and a solar system to fly around and land on each planet with cities etc and cars and other transport.Would be fun again to play it.Was a classic on Atari 800, C64 then Amiga and Atari ST

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Anyone remember Falcon Patrol on the C64? How about Kennedy Approach? :-)Kennedy was elegant in its simplicity, and the synthesized voices were pretty derned impressive for their time. :-)Regards,--M

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Star Control II from Accolade(bought by infogrames I believe), That was the first PC game where I DIDN'T turn OFF the ingame music. *:-* Hard to think of any of the real early 80's games on TRS-80, et al.Though it might be nice to see some of the old Text adventures brought to life, Like Rakka-tu, Pyramid, Umm, the one that starts ya off in the "nuthouse" forgot the name. *:-* Some of the old Mark Data Products TRS-80 COLOR GRAPHICS Adventure games like Sea Quest, Calixto Island & The Black Sanctum.Going back to the PC, Although I enjoyed it most on the C-64, 4th & inches from Accolade.And STILL to this day, my favorite Racing games which never made it to my Amiga :-mad, Test Drive II. Was only made in a PC version. That was the best, A to B to tracks. None of thise Sissyboy Circuit stuff racing over same track 3-4 laps. Believe this game was EGA and actually had to use a Slowdown Util to play it on a 286/20mhz at a reasonable rate. :-lol Game was released in 89 or so, for this time the game had incredible features! Concept cars modeled to look like the "real thing", Expressway type driving complete with cops hiding under the overpasses, Working stop lights with traffic that Obeyed the signals, Railroad crossings with working gates and a moving freight train. Weather effects such as rain and rain on the windshield, wiped of with your working windshield wipers of course! (and lightning and thunder) :D And if I'm not mistaken it had realistic car physics(atleast for late 80's) something even games like Need for Speed Hot Pursuit II can't claim. heh

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Oh yeah, kennedy approach was a great game! But I remember it took an age to load all that speech in!And Mercenary was superb. I don't remember seeing Mercenary 2 and 3! I can't believe I missed them. What I DO remember is flying about on a piece of cheese!!! Well, it's different!Speedball II was a blast... and I think there is a remake in the works right now.Does anyone remember an Atari800/Commodore64 game set on a poisonous world, where you flew a rescue ship and had to fly around picking up downed pilots? Every now and again, an alien would walk up to your ship disguised as a pilot and try to take over your ship... or would jump up in front of your windshield and scare the crap out of you!! It was incredible for its time. Day/night cycles, amazing laser effects from distant turrets that lit up the sky at night, weather, VTOL, great sound and music. I'd really like to see something like that remade. Superb.Cheers,Simon.EDIT: Ah.. I remember, it was called "Rescue on Fractalus".Ballblazer was a great game too... I'd like to see that redone!

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There are a lot of obscure titles for the C=64 that I want to see... "Project: Space Station" was a PERFECT title for a young, astronaut-in-training such as myself! (I wish) The goal was to develop a budget, assemble a crew, launch shuttles with components, clear space debris, land shuttles... all good fun! Not detailed like Virgin's "Shuttle"... Hmm! Combine the two! A high-fidelity simulation of the space shuttle, based around assembly missions to the ISS!"Ultimate Wizard" was also great - especially considering you could construct your own levels. I wasted a lot of time on those... and of course, Chuck Yeagers Advanced Flight Trainer... Flying around that Electronic Arts symbols of a cube, cone, and pyramid! (More of a nostalga post than a true contribution to the thread, but that's OK.)The old EGA turn-based strategy game "EMPIRE" is one I'd LOVE to see properly remade. The old, original one. It was fantastically addicting.

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Speedball II? That rugby-style game, where you could knock out your opponents? Ahhhh.... that would be great.Classic titles that should be remade:CBM 64H.E.R.O. (the guy with a chopper on his back)ZaxxonBlue MaxPitfallFort ApocalypseImpossible Mission ('Destroy him, my robots')Elite (definitely!!)Commando (great music)AmigaShadow of the Beast I & IISpeedball IIIndy 500Oh my... trip down memory lane... I'm I getting old or what :-)

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I liked the release of the Arcade hit "Star Wars", which was released for the Atari ST.... Looked exactly like the Arcade version, and included such ego boosters as "Use the Force, Luke"... For some reason, I preferred its simplicty over the Star Wars series that had graced PC shelves for years.There is a large following of a program called "MAME", which exploits the ROMS of such popular arcade hits. I never got into MAME, given the somewhat warez aspect to the program. I've always wondered how someone can take an arcade box like Star Wars, and burn its ROM into a 60 or 70K file.... Something goes on there that doesn't sound quite right, eh? But one of my peers is a MAME enthusiast, and he demonstrated Star Wars as if the Arcade box were standing in front of me....It was pretty interesting....

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You guys are really bringin back some great memories. Some of my past space favorites include; Stargate and Moon Patrol. Anyone remember them? Help me think of some more.

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One game that always had me rolling on the floor hysterically was an obscure title called "Mail-Order Monsters"The goal was simple: earn enough money before your enemy did (Usually by tossing him off a building or something...), so you could go to the store and buy more monsters or upgrade yours. The ultimate goal being the tactical nuke sitting on the shelf in Aisle 5.Once you got the nuke, you could plant it unsuspectingly near your enemy, then run like hell!

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Now that game sounds funny and fun. Any idea where I can see some stills or scans from it. Do you remember the game Defender? That's what gave me the idea for this topic. I heard they remade it. It was a classic. Check out old vs. new. http://www.defender.midway.com/

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Hey all. How was your Halloween? Anyone do anything cool? So, now that the weekend is here, what everyone got planned? Anyone gonna be playing any cool games? I'm gonna give that new 3D version of Defender a spin. What about you?

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Did anyone remember Hovver Bovver ?Was a game where you had to mow a lawn and avoid things like dogs etc.and also a game called Trashman??You had to go and collect trash from peoples houses and avoid cars and the dogs in the yards..Mercenery 2 and 3 were only on the Amiga and ST I thinkThey started a PC version but scrapped it.Craig Kiltie

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Right... I found a copy of Solo Flight for the C64 and here is a link to the details: http://www.c64.com/search.php?com=search_d...lish=MicroproseIt was released by Microprose in 1984 and produced by the great Sid Meier. It was the first flight sim I ever tried and I remember flying it for hours and hours... delivering that mail on airstrips which sometimes, if I remember, were on heavy slopes!The only difference is that I owned an Atari 800, not a C64. Not sure if there was much difference though!Check it out. You'll need to get a C64 emulator to see it in action again. But a swift google search will probably show several good results.Simon.

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>CBM 64 >>H.E.R.O. (the guy with a chopper on his back) >Zaxxon >Blue Max >Pitfall >Fort Apocalypse >Impossible Mission ('Destroy him, my robots') >Elite (definitely!!) >Commando (great music) Yeeeeeah, those were the days...Commando was awesome...especially since my buddies never quite figured it out, and I routinely beat them at it :D.H.E.R.O. ...talk about a motivating game...and Zaxxon, dont know how many hours I spent on this.How about those text-based adventure games? Had a few of those for my 64. One of them - don't quite remember the title, but I think it was something with "Neptune" - I never figured out how to phrase commands, so all I ever got were replies like "huh?" or "you got problems with the German language? I have no idea what you'rer trying to tell me..."Or Microprose's original "Gunship" sim...primitivity in itself, and I never quite figured it out either, but d@mn if I didn't have a good laugh when I was killed :D ...Ahhh, the memories... :-)

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Was that the one with the (by today's standards) really awful attempt at voice emulation. If I can remember you could only assing an a/c five altitudes - 1,000' thru 5,000'. I too spent a number of hours on an Atari 1200XL.

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