zondag 23 juni 2013

Hero of the Little Computer People

I've been trying to piece together my (vintage) collection of computer games with the help of Game Collector by Collectorz.com and i have to say finding back all those games is a lot of fun, pulling them out of storage one by one.

But to me there are two of my games that stand out, that i have some of the best memories of.

First one is one i probably allready talked about :)

That's H.E.R.O. for the Atari 2600. (Wikilink)
Basicly what you do in this game is save people (miners) form mineshafts with the use of explosives a laser and a helicopter backpack, hence the name H.E.R.O. - Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation.

I spend many hours playing this "against" my father beating eachothers score over and over and over again.
I still see it as one of the best games ever made.

The second game that came to me was Little Computer People for the Commodore 64. (Wikilink)

I guess you could call this game the sims of the day, or maybe even what started the (idea of) sims.
Most of the gameplay consists of keeping your littlle computer person happy, fed, entertained and occasionally pet him.
And he just lived there, being happy (if you took good care of him) or died if you didn't pay him any attention.
Back then, the idea of a little person living inside your computer was pretty awesome, nowadays you laugh but back then as a kid, in the 80's on a commodore 64....

Anyways, many hours i spend "playing" this game (or was this game playing me??), let alone the countless hours of sleep lost over taking care of my little computer person.

If you are a big sims fan i really recommend checking this game out.

So yeah, there you have it, these two games are absolutely my two favorites among my old games, of course there are a lot more classics like that and really good games, but you can only have a few favorites :)

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