My first was Mortal Kombat on the arcade (then on the same title when ported to the SNES).
I'm pretty sure it was Mortal Kombat on Arcade. A local skating rink had it and people went there just to play it, Of course, all our arcades have been demolished. It sucks.
But, I still have the console stuff. And violence drips from most all games now. Even the meek genre of puzzle games want you to kill people. It's a great world we live in
Narc... the arcade machine.
Otherwise, Double Dragon (beat women with bats)... then Crime Fighters (there was Freddy)... and my first videcapitation game: Ninja Kids.
I remember Commando Libya being used on a TV-debate as an example of the kind of violent games your kids are playing. Dont know if you could actually buy it in a store though, I certanly never saw it. Of course since everybody was copying games it went around, I remeber having it on some turbotape so it probably qualifies as my first violent game as well. That or maybe Bood 'n Guts: Ancient Barbarian Games which was on a compliation I bought.
It was an Epyx-style multievent game with competitions such as cat tossing, tower jumping (be sure to land on your head), push a boulder up a hill (so it could roll down on the other side crushing your oponent) or throwing stones at some poor guy in shackles. The loosing player was decapitated in a guillotine at the end.
Either Atari Combat or Id's Doom, take your pick.
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Break out an old emulator and give it a try. Those bonus levels are more graphic then described. All the little messages make it that much more disturbing. Definately 'a head' of it's time. mwhahahaha. ew.Originally Posted by hezeuschrist
I played it off of a copy of a copy myself, that's why I got the name wrong (Libyan Army). I seem to remember a copy of Friday the 13th on the C64 that was pretty out there as well. A title screen that showed a knife going through Jason's hockey mask a la 13th part 4 (?). I'll have to do some research on that one, but it sure does scare me to remember it now
I know there is one like that for NES just called Friday the 13th, but I don't think it was jaw-droppingly violent.I seem to remember a copy of Friday the 13th on the C64 that was pretty out there as well. A title screen that showed a knife going through Jason's hockey mask a la 13th part 4
I don't really consider Combat violent, I guess.
I'm thinking blood, gore, adult content.
My first really violent title must be The Bilestoad on Apple 2. Anyone?
Also, there was a vector graphics Night Driver rip off that I played at the bowling alley with my brother. You coul run over hitchhikers and cows on the side of the road. Anyone?
I remember that game especially the digitized screams from Jason's latest victim, graphics was pretty crappy though. The original game came with a coupple of free blood capsules in the box, try finding those today.Originally Posted by blissfulnoise
what is more violent than watching yourself get electrocuted?
mortal kombat for genesis, I was like 6 or so.
It never seemed violent to me, but when I was like 13 I used to babysit this kid named JJ and I let him borrow my Friday the 13th for NES. His mom called me up at like 2:00am and said JJ ran into his closet because he snuck into the living room to play the game, and she caught him and scared him and he wouldnt come out unless I would come over and spend the night (10 houses down). I also remember thinking I was breaking the law by playing Night Trap while all that recall nonsense was going on!
I sure do remember Bilestoad, It was great 1 on 1 fighting with battleaxes.Originally Posted by ianoid
Also i think the racing gaming you're thinking of was speed freak.
Back when I had an NES, my cousin bought over Double Dragon 2, and I couldn't put it down. I only had SMB/Duck Hunt, Chip N' Dale Rescue Rangers and Bump 'N Jump at the time so DD2 takes the prize. A few months later, he let me borrow Ninja Gaiden 2 and I couldn't put that down.
I'm a little surprised nobody's bought up Smash TV yet. No one's discovered video game violence while hearing "I'd buy THAT for a dollar?" Good times.
As for Tilt, they still have one here in Portland at the Lloyd Center mall, and across the river in Vancouver, WA at Westfield Shoppingtown. Every time I pass by the Lloyd Center one they look like they're doing fairly well with business. Portland has a decent string of arcades. We've got a few Wunderlands (even though one closed down), and the Century Theater that opened 5 years or so back has an arcade.
My dad got Gotcha! The Sport for the NES once and I watched him.
But for play experience, the arcade version of Cruisin' USA at a Chuk E. Cheese's back in 95. It was so impressive to see cows die
And don't bring up that stupid girlie Aladdin rip off! Shantea?
techno cop sega genesis. one of the 1st 3rd party game for the system.
bought it cuz the warning on the box plus it looked cool.
when you killed some1 they would splater into a pile of blood. you coluld even kill little kids jumping in the back ground.
Probably Doom, NARC and especially Mortal Kombat.
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I grew up on the atari and then nes BUT, no titles stick in my mind as violent. I would have to go with the majority and say Mortal Kombat. I couldnt believe me eyes when I first saw a Fatality done. I had to hide that game from my parents.
Technocop for me as well but for AMIGA. The bad guys also would twitch a few times after splattering...Originally Posted by acem77
Unless you count Forbidden Forest on C64. Low rez, but very creepy when enemies chewed on you...
My cousin got a Atari Jaguar fir his birthday, spoiled little shyte, if you don't remember they were like $400 when they came out. Anyways he bought Doom, Wolfenstein, and Alien vs Predator. But Doom stuck out in my head the most.
I never thought killing people could be so entertaining
I can't believe that nobody mentioned this game, but...I guess really violent games had been around for awhile at the time, but when I was in 7th grade I brought home the Genesis port of Will Harvey's The Immortal. For those who don't know, the Genesis version had something the other incarnations didn't: cold, graphic, messy, unrelenting violence. When a goblin or troll is killed, you're treated to a messy, splatty, and anatomically correct animation of your character casting some kind of lethal magic on his enemy.
Many of the animations were unique, with multiple ways to kill, like: brains swelling inside the skull, causing cranail explosion, then landing on the floor with a squishy "splat!", or slicing from the dorsal tip of the head right down to the perineum, the goblins 2 halves falling laterally, the legs swinging over the abdomen and squishing out abdominal and thoracic contents as they land on the chest wall...they get better and more detailed.
Anyone interested in a little gore fest should check this game out. There haven't been many games that were this over the top. And as far as I can remember, this is one of the first games to even HAVE graphic violence (it predates Mortal Kombat by about 2 years!)
mmm...i couldnīt remember, i know that in PC was Blackthorne and in my machines...mmm...maybe a pirate copy of Street Fighter III for NES :P