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Top 5 Old School Computer Games, by Jon Davis (Conan)

Sensible World of Soccer (1994)

I am a huge gamer, and in my teens I used to play games with a few close friends. This game was one of them. We would set up a league competition and compete against each other for hours on end. Our parents would bring food up for us, and we'd be scoring goals pretending to be Jan Aage Fjortoft or Uwe Rosler.

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior (1987)

As a depressed teenager, I would play this game all day long on my Commodore 64 or Amiga. Forward roll, kick to the midriff, behead move. Works 70% of the time.

The Way of the Exploding Fist (1985)

This is the best martial arts game, literally ever. I remember asking my nan for £1.99 so I could buy this for my Commodore 64. Alongside International Karate +, this game was hands down the coolest martial arts game, and games such as Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter owe it a lot.

Karateka (1984)

My dad used to bring home bootleg copies of computer games when I was a kid. I could sometimes see the outline of a tape cassette in his jacket pocket, and those were the best days ever! I remember he brought home with him a cassette with some Space Invaders-styled game on it. I loved that game and played it all the time, but one time I loaded the game and this scrolling karate game started loading. I wasn't sure what was going on (and my memory was hazy), but the next day I tried to load Karateka again and I could only get the Space Invaders game to work. Much to my surprise, Karateka was remade recently, and I bought it for the PlayStation 3. It was weird to see it again.

Golden Axe (1989)

The local video store (Visions Video) would rent out a Sega Master System with one game for £3.99 a day. My dad would rent me and my brother one so he could get some sleep, and I saw in PC and Video Game magazine that there was this new game out called Golden Axe. Visions Video soon had it available for rent, and I would get it every time. Is it not the best computer game in existence? I still love that game now.

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