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#26 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:37 AM

Mucky pup...



#27 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:23 AM

Anything with juvenile backwater toilet humor. Too many to list right now.



#28 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:37 AM

 
I remember when this was the only way for a 13 year old to access some pr0n.

Especially so if you tried a bit of renaming files to speed things up....





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Posted Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:03 AM

... Unfortunately not with the cassette version!

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Clumsy colin loved this game always made me smile, by the time you have collected everything you do wonder how the bike worked in the first place;)

#31 Mclaneinc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:51 AM

Oh, spare change, those things that followed you around looked silly as hell, made me giggle..



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Posted Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:34 PM

Donkey Kong Jr. The game is about a baby gorilla in a diaper trying to rescue his father from Mario.

 

The whole game is funny, but I particularly like DK Jr.'s death. I think it's better than in the arcade too because it's faster (at least on NTSC), which changes the whole character of how it looks and essentially the humor of it. The death sound goes hand in hand with it too.

 

I also like the part where Donkey Kong Sr. kicks Mario through the air after having been freed from his chains (which aren't drawn in the Atari version for some reason -- probably not enough space in the Antic 4 character set used).

 

Another funny thing about DK Jr. -- and not done for humors sake at all -- is that the "Snapjaws" still have a vine behind their jaws when they fall down below where any vine is. I guess another case of not having enough characters in the set to afford all the graphics needed. You don't notice it during normal game play, as they pass by so quickly, but on examination, it looks pretty funny.



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Posted Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:42 PM

I've always got a chuckle from CHICKEN, a kaboom clone, where a guy would come out and kick the chicken in the ass and off the screen when you missed catching an egg.



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Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 PM

 Hover Bovver and Whomper Stomper just crack me up. The cuteness level is off the charts! Pacific Coast Highway and Mr. Mouth are two others.


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#35 suspicious_milk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:13 AM

My son cracks up at Gossip and Busy Baby so hard I can't help but laugh myself.

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We've all had the debates about which Atari 8-bit game has the best graphics, sound, gameplay, or re-playability.  But I'd like to know which Atari 8-bit makes you laugh.

 

The game doesn't have to good, the graphics can suck, the music awful, but somehow makes you smile every time you play it.

 

 

For me that game is Jeff Minter's Hover Bovver.   http://www.atarimani...ovver_2519.html

 

For the uninitiated, the game is about lawn mowing.  Your lawn mower is broken and you "borrow" one from Jim, Tom or Alf.  You head out and start mowing whilst your neighbor chases you about trying to retrieve his mower. 

 

You aren't alone in your endeavor, your trusty dog is along to play defense.  As the neighbor closes in, you press the button and the dog attacks allowing you keep mowing.

 

Fido's tolerance doesn't last forever though, and when that tolerance runs out he charges right towards you.  You yell, "Damnation, I've hit the dog!" and the mower overheats.  Chances are slim that you'll get it going again before the neighbor takes back his machine.

 

Running over flowers brings out the gardener who also chases you.  

 

The whole thing just cracks me up every time.  

 

Which game does that for you?

 

 

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy  *spoilers below for anyone who is still meaning to get around to playing it after 30+ years*

 

The part that made me laugh the most was when you mistype something,  and your words end up causing a war between two alien factions--  until they team up and seek you out for revenge for saying it! 



#37 Lost Dragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:57 AM

Alley Cat

#38 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:59 AM




The game that made me laugh the most ever was on PC though. MDK.....the worlds most interesting nuclear bomb.....took a while to figure out but you could pick me up from the floor after that.....

Edited by Level42, Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:01 PM.

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#39 davidcalgary29 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:58 PM

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole has a few decent laughs in it.



#40 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:12 PM

What was the forerunner text-only adventure for Leisure Suite Larry.....that one made me laugh how I died every time :)

 

[EDIT] Ah of course....Softporn Adventure  :)

 


Edited by Level42, Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:18 PM.


#41 Nezgar ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:53 AM

i remember Decathlon.... Usually both players end up in hysterics and rubber arms after a good round of competition with each other! :D



#42 Jacques OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:09 AM

BC's Quest for Tires! :-D



#43 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:02 PM

Especially so if you tried a bit of renaming files to speed things up....
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LOL!...exactly wat I did.....first hack ever ? LOL

Edited by Level42, Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:02 PM.


#44 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:31 AM

I'll second Spare Change, those Zerks were quite funny and I liked the gameplay better than BC's quest.



#45 shoestring OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:43 PM

2 player Spy VS Spy gave me plenty of laughs back in the day when I was a youngster.



#46 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:01 PM

I never understood Spy Vs. Spy.



#47 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:57 PM

I remember when this was the only way for a 13 year old to access some pr0n.


Well, there was always the lingerie section of the Sears catalog.... With a 13 years old imagination it was easy to visualize the panties and bra away...

#48 AMenard OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:59 PM

I never understood Spy Vs. Spy.


Try to find a few old Mad Magazine and read the comic strip. It was sadistically funny

#49 Level42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:04 PM

Well, there was always the lingerie section of the Sears catalog.... With a 13 years old imagination it was easy to visualize the panties and bra away...

 

I was able to "score" Playboy and even Penthouse magazines (Dutch editions) at around 15.....the bookstands couldn't care less what age you bought them....I was ashamed but well hahaha yeah.......hey.....we didn't have internet then !!!

I wouldn't call that porn though...but I know the meaning of that word varies greatly in different regions of the world :D


Edited by Level42, Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:05 PM.


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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:05 PM

I never understood Spy Vs. Spy.


Check out the c64 longplay video on YT of the game. That should give you some ideas.




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