I’m a child of the 70s and actually spent age 8 – 12 in Saudi Arabia. That was when I played all these games that are now ‘retro’.
Our school had TRS-80s, a mate had a ZX-81, we had an Atari 2600 and later an Apple ][ ‘europlus’, and back in Australia a mate had a Commodore 64.
(Yes I also owned a boombox, and the original Sony Walkman)
So it’s those platforms that got me into computer gaming.
Back here in Australia I also played various arcade machines, one of my favourites being the tabletop ‘Xevious’.
There was one game I recall which was a fighting game and it had various scenes in the background with each fight – I specifically recall a Japanese theme (in fact the whole game might have been) – I don’t suppose anyone has any ideas what it might be from that very vague description?
Also my wife says she used to play Prince of Persia – what platform/s was that on? (She didnt have an Apple – probably a Nintendo or something)
Í’ve bought a pi4 and will install a retropi on it.
As far as Apple games are concerned I’m looking for (as many as possible) but at least –
Taipan, Norad / Missile Command, BC’s Quest for Tires,Castle Wolfenstein, Beyond Castle Wolfenstein, Zork, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug, Moon Patrol, Choplifter, Gobbler/pac-man, Spy Hunter, F-15 Strike Eagle, Olympic Decathlon, Frogger, Pitfall, Space Invaders, Galaxians, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Stellar 7, Lode Runner, Zaxxon, Raster Blaster, Test Drive.
But naturally I’d like the “çomplete set” for the Apple and Atari 2600 – for old times sake.
Happy for anyone to steer me in the right direction….
I also love text adventures like Leather Goddesses of Phobos, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Starship Titanic, but I don’t suppose retropi is the best option there? Perhaps there’s a way to play them on some emulator in Windows 10?
May 14, 2015
Prince of Persia, could of been on any one of the following Platforms…….
I personally first saw it on PC , but it originally dropped for the Apple II, then the NES PC-9801 in July 1990, followed very quickly to the MS-DOS version (PC) in September 1990 , then quickly to the AMIGA. The following year (1991) it dropped on The Atari ST, Sharp x68000, Amstrad CPC, Sam Coupe, and then the TurboGFX-16.
then over the course of the next 30 years 22 years it got officially released on :-
- Game Boy January 1992
- FM Towns June 1992
- Master System July 1992
- Super NES July 1992
- Sega CD October 1992
- NES November 1992
- Macintosh December 1992
- Game Gear January 1993
- Genesis February 1994
- Game Boy Color April 1999
- Xbox 360 (“Classic”) June 2007
- PlayStation 3 (“Classic”) October2008
- Blackberry (“Classic”) April 2009
- iOS (“Retro”, replaced by “Classic” version in 2011) May 2010
- iOS (“Classic”) December 2011
- Nintendo 3DS (VC) January2012
- Wii (VC) January2012
- Android (“Classic”) September 2012
Also ported over to unofficial releases on the :-
- Electronika BK-0011M 1994
- ATM Turbo 1994
- ZX Spectrum 1996
- HP48/GX 1998
- TI-89, TI-92 2003
- Enterprise 128 2006
- Commodore Plus/4 (Demo) 2007
- Commodore 64 2011
- Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows 2014
- Roku (Streaming Box and Smart TV) 2016
- BBC Master 2018
Hope this helps her on the quest !!