What pre-2000 video game will always be a banger?
By - cartstanza
Rollercoaster Tycoon 🎢
O how the theme park manager that wanted to kill and or trap guests till death came came out in all of us!
I made drinks free but toilets $100
You got marketing manager written all over you.
The key was to make umbrellas cheap until is started raining. Then jack the price up to 15-20 bucks. Capitalism at its finest!
If I had guests who were angry I would drop them into a pit with entertainers and security guards. They could only leave if they were smiling. I didn’t want them to spread ill feelings about the park after all.
if you're doing a mission that required a certain happiness rating, your best bet was to round up as many unhappy people as you can near the end and drop them in the lake. the trick was to kill them close to the end, so you didn't get the safety violations dragging you down until after the mission cleared.
Roller coaster tycoon made everyone realize how sadistic we are. Everyone’s drowned an annoying guest or made a death rocket roller coaster.
Zoo Tycoon, the original game was older than me and It genuinely was my childhood. It's such a genuine shame you literally can't access really anymore like Rollercoaster Tycoon. Microsoft just literally rerelease the game to be accessible everywhere and you'd make a killing.
Did anyone else get bored after a while and decide go make a giant cage with dinosaurs on one end and normal animals on the other?
Cause watching the t Rex traverse the dedacious forest (they would disappear it was a cool animation) to eat the lions was a highlight of my childhood
I played a ridiculous amount of zoo tycoon(and to the day still do from time to time) when I was a kid. One of my favorite past times was building a very successful park(using the money cheat), making the admission price as low as possible to get the population to the max, then I would introduce my first few dino eggs. The patrons would flock to these eggs and marvel and ooh and ahh, however they wouldn't notice the rocks I would place in the entrance. Barring entry, or exit. I would then use the money cheat again, which would deteriorate all of my fencing to nothing. The screams and terrified pixels gave me a sense of joy that I have yet to find again. The best part? I'd frequently check how many people were in the restrooms as the dinos would destroy them, and make Elvis jokes until my parents told me to go outside. Ahhh simpler times.
And it was written in assembly
You also have to tell the trees how to grow.
Shoutouts to Marcel Vos. Dude does a ton of RCT2 content on youtube. Discovered him recently and it got me back into playing RCT2.
*Hello everywun, and welcome to another veedio*
Command and Conquer Red Alert.
Granted it's a slightly modded version I play still, but damn does it hold up nicely with a tight little community.
The soundtrack was the best.
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE, NEW CONSTRUCTION OPTIONS.
Drops atomic bomb on enemy base, only succeeds in blowing up a doghouse and slightly charring the barracks. Uh oh, a moderately damaged Heavy Tank versus one infantry guy with a machine gun, this will be a fight to the finish!
Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh! BOOM-BOOM! Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh! BOOM-BOOM!
oh man, that one infantry guy is giving that tank a run for its money, and he's avoiding getting squished, this is gonna be close.
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Shakin' baby!!!! OH SHIT NOT HER, AAAAAAAA
My childhood right there.
Hell March intensifies
I didn't know a single word of English when I started playing this game and LOVED how that sentence sounded... until I realized I couldn't build anything else lol
Diablo. I remember being like 5-6 years old and absolutely terrified of the butcher. "Ahh fresh meat!"
And the caves had a sick metal soundtrack.
Age of empires 2
The intro music with the chess game is now in my head
Just the entire OST is fire
It’s got a robust community even in 2021. I will binge-watch matches on Youtube. It’s crazy how skilled the really good players are to be able to plan and execute so quickly
I’m so bad. I like to build up my village and resources first which usually leads to an enemy invading and demolish before I build an army.
Still play to this day!
Very close to a perfect game imo
En Taro Adun!
My life for Aiur
I long for combat
You want a piece of me, boy?
I vote we frag this commander!
In the pipe, five by five.
Yeah I’m goin’!
Go ahead tac-com.
My wife for hire
I often find myself thinking of cool features I’d love to see added to modern strategy games… only to remember that Brood War was already doing that 20+ years ago. Far and away one of the greatest games of all time.
If the pro players weren’t bored from 10,000s of hours played (and hadn’t moved on to MOBAs), I feel like it would still be one of the most-watched eSports.
Warcraft II for me.
*Edit* was my first network game. Played it at school. IIRC, each disc allowed up to 8 clients to be used, so someone brought in a disc and a bunch of us played together. Grade 8 or 9 for me, can't recall, but it was awesome.
*Edit2* loving all the sound bytes! I need to go back to play again!
More work? Yes me lord!
Black sheep wall ❤️
SimCity 2000. The music and sound effects still pop up in my head sometimes.
SimCopter 1 reporting heavy traffic
"YOU CAN'T CUT BACK ON FUNDING! YOU WILL REGRET THIS!"
Take it easy, Reggie, they're just roads- oh I see...
Super Mario 64.
(throws penguin off the cliff)
I've put a lot of hours into that since I got it Xmas'98.
Helluva lot of fun.
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Dude i looked so long for this reply, it is just such a great game and it is as old as i am and i grew up with it i love it so much.
Unreal Tournament is the best game nobody talks about anymore. It’s a goddamn crime that Epic just abandoned it.
That capture the flag map with the two towers on either side!
I used to play UT every day for years. Just one of the best gaming experiences for me. It is a shame that Epic abandoned it.
I was spending hours jumping between buildings (morpheus map) with my rocket launcher. Loved this game. (*Similarly loved Quake 3 at the time).
To refresh memories, a sample of someone's gameplay:
I was playing Worms Armageddon just this morning. Game still kicks ass
Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater 1 and Age of Empires 2 from 1999 - instant classics!
Doom blew my mind. I'd been playing Wolfenstein and a buddy gave me Doom on 3 1/2 inch floppies. Installed it on my 486 and my life changed.
Can't count the number of times I've started, cheated, and stopped playing the first 4 hours of that game.
Edit: Just wanted to say, I actually recently(i.e.: about two years ago) bought the Enhanced Edition(and BG2EE, and Planescape, and NWN1EE and 2, and Icewind Dale....) and played through it and BG2, as well as the little bridge campaign they built (Siege at Dragonbridge?). Had a fantastic time and will definitely be doing it without cheating one of these days. :D (I used big boy cheats to give my character like 200 9th level spell slots and just steamrolled from one side of the game to the other just to get the story)
If we become separated, you must make your way to the Friendly Arm Inn. There you will find Khalid and Jeheera…
Heya, it's me, Imoen!
Minsc and BOO!
Minsc and Boo stand ready.
GO FOR THE EYES, BOO!
It was that long ago? You mean I've been hating the Water Temple since last century?
Since last millennium too.
Came here to say this. Ocarina is infinitely replayable.
Civilization I and Civilization II.
One was awesome in that it started a genre. Two was awesomer in that you could customize and mod it.
If you haven't played Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, give it a shot. It's basically Civilization 2 with a sci-fi setting and a kick ass story.
I played this for the first time last year (I'm in my 30's but I never owned an SNES as a kid). I had recently started playing all the old games I'd missed out on and was telling a friend that Link to the Past was easily the best SNES game. He said "Yes except for Chrono Trigger" which I'd vaguely heard of.
So I got it and started playing and my mind was absolutely blown. The non-linear layered story, the characters, the world maps, the INCREDIBLE music, it's all 10/10 from start to finish.
Honestly a lot of those old isometric RPG have aged pretty well.
Golden eye is still fun but it was really different in my imagination from what it looks like today. The old RPGs are exactly how I remember them.
Pixel/cell shaded games generally have a much better shot at standing the test of time.
Purely 3d games though are another story
Super mario kart. Donkey Kong country. Oh and soul calibur.
I'm playing this right now for the first time, and I'm just in awe of the level design. Incredible game
Half of the fun I had in this game when i was a kid was figuring out ways to sequence break.
Streets of Rage.
I got myself Tetris Effect Connected last week and it's already my favourite version of the game.
Definitely Donkey Kong Country
Also Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's King Quest
DKC2 is my favourite! Also loved the first one.
Great game mechanics, creative level design, and a skill ceiling that increases as the game goes on and you have to combine more and more controls. Also the soundtrack is my favourite across any video game.
There a free online emulators with the game kicking about online if anyone wants to try it out and doesn’t have the system to run it. I think the Wii Virtual Console had it as well.
Aquatic Ambience and Bramble Blast (Stickerbrush Symphony) are just some of the best video game tracks made, period.
Soundtrack to that video game is sooooo memorable too.
Star Wars TIE Fighter
definitely check out the amazing remake/reimaging of it in TFTC - TIE Fighter Total Conversion:
They're waiting for you, Gordon.... in the test chamber...
WHY do we all have to wear these RIDICULOUS TIES?!
It really is great to play, even after all these years. I remember playing it countless times back in the day - and I replayed it again last year. Still great.
There was some real feeling of "homeliness" playing through it, for some reason the Hazard Course more than other bits. I find the same with Deus Ex too, with Liberty Island and UNATCO headquarters - almost like a home away from home. It's undoubtedly pure nostalgia, but I love them both.
If you haven't played _Black Mesa_, you should pick it up. I believe it's on Steam now. Well worth it if you loved the original.
Sonic the Hedgehog on the sega genesis.
For one that makes me bang my head… the lion king on sega genesis.
If I remeber right it was level 4 that like no one could get passed... on the lion king game.
Level 2 (Can't wait to be king) with the monkeys, and the last 2 levels (dead/lava pride rock) as adult simba were intentionally made extremely difficult so it couldn't be beaten in a single rental period
I think TM2 was honestly one of the best. Physics were believable, cars were realistic for the time. Music was fantastic.
Textures left a lot to be desired, but what a fun game. I have a PS1 and still play it from time to time.
Banjo Kazooie: why we don’t have one in the works is beyond me.
I recently bought both yooka-laylee games after having read the first was basically Banjo Kazooie. I was so buzzing the whole play though for the nostalgia of a first run of a new collectathon. I was so disappointed that yooka-laylee 2 was a 2D platformer and not the fourth banjo game
Yooka-Laylee nails everything that was good about Banjo-Kazooie. I was genuinely sad when I beat the game at...30? hours. 34 maybe? Having explored every single corner of the game for every secret, and then there was no more. I'll go back and do it again at some point, these sorts of games have such a great replayability to them.
A fellow PC gamer of taste I see. Nuke was incredible for 1997. One of the first and only games to show people's PC specs in the lobby so you could gauge how badly they would lag the game. Metal Islands for the win.
The soundtrack brooo
Metal Gear Solid
I just heard that lol
“Uh? Whose footprints are these?”
"What was that noise!"
And Super Mario World. That’s like pinnacle 90s gaming.
Link to the past was another one that defined the Zelda series.
I felt like finishing 3 on the NES was my greatest gaming achievement. I'm mostly shit at video games.
I finally beat it for the first time about ten years ago. I was in my 30's.
Super Mario Bros. It was free with the OG NES.
I had the one with Mario, duck hunt,and track and field all on one cart. That was peak value!
The Secret of Monkey Island
To add to that, LeChuck's Revenge is a masterpiece, and Curse of Monkey Island is gorgeous.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Atlantis.
OG puzzle solving side scroller with the occasional (albeit wonky) numpad boxing matches.
Used to play this for hours with my brother and dad. No tutorials, no walkthroughs, just good old family time. :’)
Edit: auto correct said slide instead of side. Rip webster’s. Gone too soon
This is too far down the list. Playing 1-3 on the PS4 was so nostalgic and then 4 was *chef's kiss*
Then there's also Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash. I would LOVE to see Crash Bash come out again. One can dream lol
There's something so elegant about the turned based, isometrics for me. And the Fallouts were my first really venture into actual gaming.
Also, Curse of Monkey Island deserves an honorable mention. I still pick it up every few years because the humor is just too good.
Fallout 1 and 2 were the best Fallouts. The Bethesda ones weren't bad, they just never captured the spirit of what made the originals so great.
Mario Kart 64
Doom. Half Life. Fallout. Blood. Shadow Warrior. Roller Coaster Tycoon. Grim Fandango. Thief. Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Xcom.
Adding quake 3 arena to the list.
At least half of those games are essentially timeless to some degree.
The Dark Mod is really neat. It's gone standalone. Although 99% of the content is fan made and most "campaigns" are individual levels that are part of a series so nothing carries over. But there is some really fantastic Thief style gameplay there and the level makers all fit their levels in to the The Dark Mod setting.
Star Craft and Age of Empires on there too.
Command and Conquer were my favorites back in the day. Half-Life LAN games were awesome.
Carmageddon, unreal tournament, Sim.city....
Street Fighter II
This should be so much further up.
The first 2 Oddworld games.
Abe's Oddysey (PS1)
Still a challenge to this day.
I bought the new one for PS4, incredible. So many memories.
God I played so much Ripto's Rage as a kid. So awesome, especially for someone who LOVES dragons.
Hell yeah. That game was the shit. My first boyfriend had got me a PlayStation and games as a gift and that was one of the first I ever played
Super Metroid (And Street Fighter 2)
Theme Hospital. Two Point is a very worthy successor. But Theme Hospital is the OG.
Bullfrog was an amazing company before it got assimilated by EA.
Populous, Theme Hospital, Theme Park, Syndicate, Dungeon keeper.
Mario Kart, Goldeneye, OG Resident Evil, OG Crash bandicoot, MGS.
Golden eye was amazing!!
That one Mortal Kombat game
Super Mario RPG
Still one of my favorite games. Such a blast playing through it as a kid and finding the secret boss in Monstro Town, trying to get the super jump chains for rewards...
This game is a masterpiece. Its still my favorite RPG to this day. The timed hits, the mini games, the puzzles and secrets. Me and a friend spent weeks and when we finally beat the game we cried. The game really makes you feel like you've accomplished somethimy when its all said and done.
Tony Hawk's pro skater.
Resident Evil. Was my dad’s game, is mine now (both the Remakes and Originals)
Pokémon Gold/Silver. They were my favorite of the series before they were remade. And yes, I'm using the Japanese release date just so they qualify on a technicality.
Red and blue are also great.
Star Fox 64
I still remember when I found out you could lock on to your opponent in multi-player with the nuke-esque bomb. I was undefeated for a couple play sessions until my friends realized what was happening and how to do it.
Dune 2000. \[it came out in 1998\]
I pick it up every couple of years and play it from the PoV of Harkonnen, Ordos and Atredies and then put put it down, swearing I have had enough..... and then I'll get bored with Diablo 3 and think 'Where's my copy of D2000'
Tomb Raider 1 and 2
Not enough people saying this, these games were absolutely ground breaking when they came out, all modern day action games owe what they are to Tomb Raider in part
Ms pac man, Tetris
Edit: a few more, ultimate mortal kombat 3, and marvel vs capcom 2
Lol I played this with my dad all the time. My favorite!
Super Mario RPG
Transport Tycoon (edit: As mentioned below, check out OpenTTD!)
[OpenTTD](https://www.openttd.org/) is a thing now. It be good.
Symphony of the Night
I spent so much time on this game back in the day. When I discovered that I hadn't truly beat the game after my first playthrough, my mind was blown.
My dad and I played a lot of sotn in the 90s. We thought we had it beat, mastered. Until my dad casually picked up a guide book at Walmart, flipped through it, and found out there was an entire castle we didn't know about.
Oh yeah theres almost a whole second game in there to get to the true ending! In my top 5 of all time.
Super Mario World
Super Mario World
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Link to the Past
I like the 16-bit era
The original Legend of Zelda on NES. I could play it over and over again until I’m buried 6 feet.
Age of Empires
Grant Theft Auto
Guess My Age ;p