What is your favorite DOS game?

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Post by JKSM » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:57 am

To single a particular game as someone's favourite or best game would be unfair to the game. If someone likes RPG, then an RPG would end up as their favourite or if someone likes strategy games, then a startegy game would end up as their favourite. Games of different genre cannot be directly compared as they have different uniqueness and depends on individual preferences. It is like comparing apples to oranges. Thus I would categorise my dos game favourites according to categories.

Platform: Magic Pockets (Jumping/Shooting & special collectable items), Ugh! (Flying; manoevouring skill), Prince of Persia (Sword-fighting & jumping)

RPG: Questron II (interesting to figure out how the game works through exploration)

Text-based adventure: Fredrick Pohl's Gateway (space exploration adventure with puzzles; give you satisfaction if you can solve the difficult situations)

Puzzle: Pushover (dominoes with special properties), Brix (blocks, special items), Lemmings (real time rescue of people)

Pacman: CD-Man v2 (nice background, layout and item; something different from the classic kind of pacman)

Mini-golf: Zany Golf (unusual & full of surprises; how often do you see a hamburger jumping :D )

Break out: Arkanoid (unusual power-ups)

The above are some of my favourites. However, they may not be the best favourite of the category as some of my favourite of the category are those old Windows 3.1 or Win95 games.

If you like playing games in the above category but have not played those game mentioned above, why not take some time to try them. You are likely to like them. :)

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Post by Saq » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:23 pm

i have lots of favourites, such as zork1,2,3 keen, duke nukem 1,2. And thats about all i can remember.
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Post by emmzee » Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:15 pm

Anyone know where to get CD-Man v2.0? The only version that I have (and the one that is on DOSGames.com currently) is the pre-release version ... :(
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Post by fangorn » Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:50 am

One of the best dos games I have played is "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis". I also love the commander keen games and the Lord of the Rings game that Interplay published in 1991.

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Post by JKSM » Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:26 am

emmzee wrote:Anyone know where to get CD-Man v2.0? The only version that I have (and the one that is on DOSGames.com currently) is the pre-release version ... :(
Beside underdogs, there are quite a number of sites that have version 2, take for eg, if you type "CD-man" in google, on the first page you can find one freeware site and 1 abandonware site that has that game. I'm surprise you never played version 2. I played it long time back, got it as one of the games on CD. You should not find any problems finding sites with that version 2. I find since a number of sites with it since the Company, Creative Dimension closed down quite some time back. I you don't like downloading, I can e-mail you my copy instead.

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Post by John The Ax » Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:09 pm

I really liked The Dig, and Commander Keen 4 is also excellent...

Honestly, I don't think I can pick a "favorite" dos game. I'm one of those people with constantly changing tastes, and there's tons of excellent games to choose from. OMF:2097 is one of the few fighting games I enjoy... ADOM is amazing, and DoomRL is also great.
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Post by emmzee » Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:15 pm

JKSM wrote:Beside underdogs, there are quite a number of sites that have version 2, take for eg, if you type "CD-man" in google, on the first page you can find one freeware site and 1 abandonware site that has that game. I'm surprise you never played version 2. I played it long time back, got it as one of the games on CD. You should not find any problems finding sites with that version 2. I find since a number of sites with it since the Company, Creative Dimension closed down quite some time back. I you don't like downloading, I can e-mail you my copy instead.
k, thanx ... I did visit a couple sites but none of 'em specified what version they were, so I figured it'd be easier to just ask ;) And of course, I neglected to check HOTU :shame:
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Post by JKSM » Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:32 pm

emmzee wrote:k, thanx ... I did visit a couple sites but none of 'em specified what version they were, so I figured it'd be easier to just ask ;)
It's okay. :) Anyway, there'sone easy way to know. If you see a snoofer (white guy) in the screenshot picture it's version 2. The earlier version has a yellow pacman in it.

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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:51 pm

Dune 2
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... Oh right we're just meant to pick one ;).
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Post by Ro@m » Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:37 am

Dune 2 is good.Spent hours and hours playing it!
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Post by The_Sinister_Mastermind » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:27 am

It's still probably my favorite game, still play it all the time :D. Though by all the time I mean for 10-15 minutes here and there when I find time :cry:.
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Post by Keen » Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:42 pm

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Post by Lethia » Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:12 pm

Commander Keen, King's Quest, Wolfenstein, Doom, Alone in the Dark, and the text-based adventure games Humbug and Zork.

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Post by davidj123256 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:49 am

Aladdin

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Post by Ro@m » Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:11 am

you can tell that from your avatar.
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