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Old 11-01-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Anyone remember the pioneer space simulation game, Wing Commander. That game really hasn't aged well, has it? I just tried it out using DOSbox, and didn't really care for it. What do you think of it?
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I remember buying it in my college days and playing it. Nowadays it makes me wonder how I had such fun with it... so primitive and it came on floppies.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Wing Commander was the premiere "Spaceship shooter". The first to realy sell a lot of copies. It was quite good in it's day.

Has any game aged well, though? Come on now.

A few weeks ago I fired up the co-op "Mr. Do" in MAME. When it first loaded up I thought "man, this game ilooks terrible. These graphics are awful. How did I pump so many quarters into this?". Well after about a half hour when I died on level 10 just shy of clearing I said "damn it! I can get to 14. I did back in the day! One more game!".
Then I remembered.
Design trumps graphics.


Xwing vs. Tie Fighter came along and embarrassed Wing Commander. That is a game Lucasarts needs to remake for 2011. It shocks me they haven't come out with something similar in this day and age of multi-player.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Then I remembered.
Design trumps graphics.
Space Invaders.

Space Duel

Joust.

Omega Race.

Battlezone.

Satan's Hollow.

Defender.

StarCastle!

Gauntlet!! Wow, those quarters sure disappeared. "The Wizard shot the food!"
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:03 AM
 
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Xwing vs. Tie Fighter came along and embarrassed Wing Commander. That is a game Lucasarts needs to remake for 2011. It shocks me they haven't come out with something similar in this day and age of multi-player.
I was thinking the same thing the other day.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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"The Wizard shot the food!"
Classic!!!

My favorites in order were:

Tempest (talk about weak graphics)
Robotron
Joust
Mr. Do
Qix
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