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Nightcrawler187
09-02-2002, 11:55 AM
ok guys what was the first adventure game which got u into playin them

my one i think was discworld talk about bittin off more then u can chew!
anyway playin it just made me think that these sort of games haven't got enough hype around them
there the most story driven games around and people just don't seem to care(not everyone but the mass market) but games like grim and myst(not my sort of game) show that they should be able to

Hellbeard
09-02-2002, 01:00 PM
Well the First adventure game I played was Monkey Island, I beat it when I was 5 so I decided to play some of the other ones! My older brother was really into adventure games, so I managed to play some of the older ones like maniac mansion! I played a few sierra games but I just tossed those and decided to stick to LEC adventures!

BooJaka
09-02-2002, 01:00 PM
My first adventure game was the good ol' Toonstruck. I got hopelessly stuck on the first CD though and lost interest but I luckily got Sam & Max instead. After that I managed to nail Toonstruck and the rest is history

The Adventurer
09-02-2002, 01:38 PM
Mine was probly Indy and the Last Crusade. It was part of the "classic adventure" pack so I played MI, Zak, Maniac Mansion, and Loom the same day but I probley played Indy first sence I knew the charicter. After playing MI though I was hooked.

sultan12
09-02-2002, 03:14 PM
Space Quest 3 for me. I thought it was the bomb, and I continud on to many other Sierra adventures......until I discovered LucasFilm's The Secret of Monkey Island. I never looked back it was Lucasarts all the way!

(Sorry sierra I still love you)

Trapezoid
09-02-2002, 04:18 PM
My first games were MI1 and MI2 when I was incredibly young and easily amazed. Now I'm old and bitter and hate everything LucasArts does. I have not enjoyed an adventure game since I was 12, so it's obviously the game industry's fault and not mine.

Actually, my first real adventure game was Sam and Max when I was 6. It of course warped my soul enough to prevent old-and-bitter syndrome for life.

checkmate
09-02-2002, 04:29 PM
My first was Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. It was a very slow and pathetic Mac version. We had a German exchange student, who may not have liked it, but played it anyway.

scabb
09-02-2002, 04:34 PM
I have no idea how old I was, it was around the time that my cousin got an amiga, if that helps you. ;)

It was of course, Monkey Island. I played for a while and then I had to go home. But around a year later, around the same time I got my first PC, whilst shopping in HMV, I saw Monkey Island for sale. I instantly bought it. Then bought many others.

And we all lived happily ever after.

Scummbuddy
09-02-2002, 04:34 PM
Monkey Island. OOOh yea! After its first release, I played it over my neighbors. I was so young and I remember how clever the code wheel was. I never owned it until the LucasFilm adventure pack came out. Loom, Indy, Zak, MI and MM. They were great. With the jokes against Sierra I never cared to play one. Still haven't. Don't have the time or the place to get a game 10 years old.

Nightcrawler187
09-02-2002, 05:13 PM
AH the memories.......


..damm those puzzles stuck again!

Wossname
09-02-2002, 08:39 PM
I think my first adventure was Leisure Suit Larry 2. I went on to play lots of Sierra adventures until I bought three games in a row which were intolerably short, including one that took me about 4 hours of not particularly intensive playing to finish. After that I vowed I would never again buy an adventure game.

Until, that is, I played the first Monkey Island, which I picked up in a bargain bin for about $10. It was a bit out of date at the time, but all the things that Sierra adventures did wrong, Monkey Island did right.

I decided to give adventure games another try, but since that day I have not bought a Sierra adventure. Not even Gabriel Knight.

MrManager
09-02-2002, 10:32 PM
Either King's Quest 1 or 2, plus a few other old Sierra games. The first one I really enjoyed was MI1 though.

Dark_Assassin
09-03-2002, 05:19 AM
Mine was "Return To Zork". It temporarily turned me into a die-hard zork fan. Then I played "The Secret Of Monkey Island" and got adicted to LEC adventure games.

Tall Guy
09-03-2002, 05:58 AM
mine was Grim Fandango actually...*goes red*...but i played a ton of the older ones after that...honest :)

jannar85
09-03-2002, 08:12 AM
I played Monkey Island 1 at the age of 11-12, when I borrowed it from my nephew. I didn't know what adventure games was before that. I fell in love with the lucasarts adventure games, I bought sierra games too though - but I disliked them. I bought all adventure games that came out, including all the LEC games. I love the old classics!

elTee
09-03-2002, 04:57 PM
The first one I played was Zak at a mates. I didn't actually play though, I just watched. Then my dad bought a PC and Sam and Max was the latest game out, so he bought it. He wouldn't let me play it though, cos I was only 8 and he thought I wouldn't get the humour. But I looked in dir/games and there was one called "monkey." So I played that, and didn't tell my dad. Then he found I'd completed it about 9 months later (it took me that long, rather embarrasing but I was only 8 after all) and let me play Sam and Max, which I couldn't do. Then he bought me DOTT and MI2, and I did MI, but failed at DOTT. Eventually re-did DOTT and Sam and Max when I was 11 and finished them.

Hellbeard
09-03-2002, 06:31 PM
I beat MI1 in about 3 weeks when I was 5! No Joke!

itsgood2slide
09-03-2002, 06:50 PM
The first adventure I bought was Day of the Tentacle :) But I did briefly play Monkey Island 2 on a friends PC before that, although I did not really know what I was doing.

It was DOTT that made me a fan :)

Jake
09-03-2002, 07:26 PM
I first played some Kings Quest game or another on an Apple II in elementary school and absolutely hated it (something about a swooping bird picking me up outside a forest?). After than I played The Black Cauldron... sweet christ. :( Wasn't until a bit after I finally tried (and enjoyed?!) Kings Quest 5 that I got ahold of Monkey 2. Finally, a good one.

Sopabuena
09-03-2002, 08:45 PM
DOOM

hahaw

Alien426
09-04-2002, 02:55 AM
Monkey Island 1. It was a pirated copy (on floppy disks), but later I bought it as well as other Lucas titles.

I also remember playing Dallas on my C=64 before that. It was a semi graphical adventure. You'd see images and type the commands. I didn't ever get close to finishing it and didn't like it much either (apart from finding it immensely interesting).

Hellbeard
09-04-2002, 05:16 PM
Did you get to shoot J.R.?

1.21 Jigawatts?
09-04-2002, 06:55 PM
My dad got Monkey Island 1+2 copied from a friend at work at around about the same time.

From what I remeber, I played Monkey Island 2 first out of those two.


Beofre that though,
I had played on Leisure Suit Larry1 + Police Quest 1 at a friends house a little bit.

elTee
09-04-2002, 07:24 PM
Lol, I remebered - I played Police Quest 1 (original) when I was in year 5 at primary school. It was on the computers. Hmm, that makes me.... I was 9 or 10. We got as far as getting out of the police station, but we crashed the sodding car. And when I was in year 7 a mate of mine found MI2 on the network, and everyone started playing it in maths and I was the only one who knew how to complete it, but we all got bollocked and the technician got fired, I think, for installing it on all the computers.

Huz
09-04-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by Hellbeard
Did you get to shoot J.R.? Did the entire game all turn out to be a dream?

Hellbeard
09-04-2002, 10:40 PM
Dallas, now that was one hell of a show!

Alien426
09-05-2002, 02:22 AM
Dallas: The parser even reacted to rude words. I found that out when I got fed up by not knowing what to do next and typed "**** you". I got a dispraising reply.
Man, I'll have to check that out on an emulator. My old one doesn't seem to work with XP though. Can someone suggest a good C=64 emulator?

QueZTone
09-05-2002, 04:56 AM
probably one of the Quest games, most likely Police Quest 1

Huz
09-05-2002, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Alien426
Dallas: The parser even reacted to rude words. I found that out when I got fed up by not knowing what to do next and typed "**** you". I got a dispraising reply.
West on the Sinclair QL (a pure text adventure) handled swearing superbly. On the first offence, it would just tell you off. The second time, it would warn you that continuing to swear was not a good idea. The third time, a bunch of Indians, "angered by your foul language", would sweep down the street and kill you. Fun!

Incidentally, this was probably my first adventure game, or its sister game, Zkul, for the same platform. My first graphical adventure was MI1 on the Amiga. :)

Hellbeard
09-05-2002, 04:57 PM
Sorry, Sorry! The first adventure games I ever played was Gold Rush! What A great text adventure!

GendoTheGreat
09-05-2002, 10:30 PM
My first adventure game was text as well. It was called "the Hobbit" and it was on the Commodore 64. It was difficult and confusing, but killer fun.

Wossname
09-07-2002, 12:19 AM
Actually, now that I think of it, my first adventure was probably Fahrenheit 451, a textish adventure with still pictures, based on the Ray Bradbury book of the same name. It follows a different storyline to the book, but concept of the world is the same - reading books is banned, and you're a fireman who burns books, turned rebel.

It was a very creepy game when I played it at the age of maybe 12. When I finally read the book some years later, I was rather disappointed.

Acrylic
09-07-2002, 01:12 AM
My first game, I'd say, would be on my ooold windows 3.1 ....when i was about 5...well...i played some hugo game...where you would type something.....so hed do it

BooJaka
09-07-2002, 09:09 AM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
My first game, I'd say, would be on my ooold windows 3.1 ....when i was about 5...well...i played some hugo game...where you would type something.....so hed do it

Hmm... Hugo. Was that the one where you went around a mansion and picked up a bung for some reason? That's all I remember of it and I think it was my first as well. It didn't get me into them though. That didn't happen until Toonstruck came along.

Gabez
09-07-2002, 12:21 PM
Grannies Garden! That Witch really scared me.

Acrylic
09-07-2002, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by BooJaka15m


Hmm... Hugo. Was that the one where you went around a mansion and picked up a bung for some reason? That's all I remember of it and I think it was my first as well. It didn't get me into them though. That didn't happen until Toonstruck came along.
yeah, you have to try and save your girlfriend from a mansion, but i always died cuz a dog ate me

BooJaka
09-07-2002, 02:20 PM
Sounds eerily like Maniac Mansion, don't you think?

elTee
09-07-2002, 05:09 PM
There were three hugo's. I hate them all passionately.

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 05:13 PM
I played them all! My favorite was Hugo's hounted mansion, although they were al somewhat impossible!

elTee
09-07-2002, 05:20 PM
That bloody one in the jungle....

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 05:46 PM
LoL, the one with the plane crash!

elTee
09-07-2002, 05:49 PM
Yeah.... "lol"...

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 05:59 PM
I thought that the Hugo games were somewhat entertaining!

elTee
09-07-2002, 06:06 PM
They were... in a sort of, want-to-throw-the-monitor-out-the-window kind of way.

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 06:48 PM
You hated them that much!

elTee
09-07-2002, 06:50 PM
No, they just got me so mad! (is that a yes?)

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 06:51 PM
Err.. Yeah

BooJaka
09-07-2002, 06:52 PM
The Haunted Mansion! That was it. I thought it was something like that but I just didn't want to look stupid.

Honest...

elTee
09-07-2002, 06:58 PM
You can download them at the dos games archive.
Hugo 1 (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/template.php?id=32)
Hugo 2 (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/template.php?id=33)
Hugo 3 (http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/template.php?id=34)
Its a legit site, don't worry.

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 07:01 PM
Hugo's house of Horrors! Close enough!

elTee
09-07-2002, 07:10 PM
I'll let you off. Look how small these games are to download! They're smaller than mojo's main page.

Hellbeard
09-07-2002, 07:25 PM
I got the shareware versions of the game!

mxbx
09-07-2002, 07:52 PM
The first adventure game (and also first video game, for that matter) I ever played was King's Quest 3. I had no idea what the main goal of the game was, but I loved it. I think it took me around 3 years to complete that one, but it definitely got me on the path to playing further adventure games.

Those Hugo games were kinda fun. That whole shareware explosion of the mid-to late-nineties still leaves me singin the blues (in the shower [naked {alone}]).

Acrylic
09-08-2002, 12:28 AM
wow....that dos archive site rocks, all the games i played when i was a wee lil kid...now me remember....

ivaj
09-08-2002, 12:59 AM
First adventure game was Curse Of MI, after that...I was hooked!

guybrush guy
09-08-2002, 01:05 AM
my first game was myst.... and it was my first computer game also...so if it was'nt for myst i would never have been into the adventure franchise....


i have not been on the internet in 1.5 months so could any-body fill me in on the games new...

mercatfat
09-08-2002, 01:45 AM
Maniac Mansion on the NES. Goddamn, what a great soundtrack.

scabb
09-08-2002, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by BooJaka15m
Sounds eerily like Maniac Mansion, don't you think?

I think that was the general idea ;)


There's also a game that's very similar to Hugo's House of Horror called 'Maddog Williams', and it's actually pretty funny in places - Or it was when I was 11. I remember having them all on one of those cheesy '1000 Games' compilations.

elTee
09-08-2002, 01:01 PM
I had a thousand game compilation. What a load of jizz. One thousand games that some useless pillocks made with Klik and Play.

Hellbeard
09-08-2002, 07:01 PM
I had quite a few of those! But there was only ever one or two good games out of 50!

Nightcrawler187
09-09-2002, 07:41 AM
Yeah just finished simon 3d have to say not the best of games i really don't like these new 3d adventure games they just don't appeal to me as much!
also just coming to the end of mI4 still what happend after 3 now thats what monkey island should be like!

guybrush guy
09-09-2002, 08:10 AM
I think once a game has sequals then it should stay one type like monkey island 1 -3, insted of constantly changing ,
Gim Fandango was a good game because it was it's own story and started out in 3d (i think it would of sucked if it was in 2d) with 2D you can get so mutch more detailed charictures and backgrounds

Trapezoid
09-09-2002, 12:48 PM
Guybrush guy: That was exactly what people complained about when MI3 came out though. That it was too much like the previous games, and not different enough.

guybrush guy
09-09-2002, 01:24 PM
Yes there was no big change but, going from the point and click 2d graphics to keyboard only, 3d graphics is a MAJOR change, and MI3 was actually a pretty decent game and had similarities to the 1'st and 2'nd MI games. with MI 4 you had more limitations and it took to long to do the simplest thing such as getting something out of the inventory.
But I see your point and Im just expressing my opinion .

scabb
09-09-2002, 04:37 PM
I thought that the 3D interface of Monkey Island was brilliant, although it did lack the atmosphere of the first two games (Not really atmospheric in CMI either).

But anyway, Let's face it. If Lucas Arts didn't step up to 3D, then the section devoted to Adventure Games would slowly gather dust, until BLAM. Star Wars games ruled the world.

The 3D-ness of Monkey Island also worked great on the PS2, and helped to create a whole new Adventure fanbase (although they might not know it yet), and the success of the game means that LEC will be willing to invest in more adventure games, such as Full Throttle 2, Sam & Max 2, Maniac Mansion 3, and those 5 new original titles that they're making (PLZ GOD).

Grim Fandango did come into its own, and worked a lot better than EMI due to sheer brilliance. You could smell the cigarette smoke. But EMI did have its moments, and deserves a little respect.

Viva la 3D gams

guybrush guy
09-09-2002, 05:09 PM
i agree to something things you are saying about full throttle 2 and sam and max, but you said somthing about maniac mansion 3, i never heard anything about a 3rd maniac manson...

scabb
09-09-2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by guybrush guy
you said somthing about maniac mansion 3, i never heard anything about a 3rd maniac manson...

I bet you never heard of the 5 original adventure games they were making either.. ;)

..Because they don't exist :)

elTee
09-10-2002, 04:25 PM
DOTT 2 (MM3) better happen. I don't care if they bugger up the story, I just love the characters.

GendoTheGreat
09-11-2002, 02:22 AM
I like the idea of a Manic Mansion 3 (or Day of the Tentacle 2, if you prefer) but what would they do about a story?

scabb
09-11-2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by GendoTheGreat
I like the idea of a Manic Mansion 3 (or Day of the Tentacle 2, if you prefer) but what would they do about a story?

Well, it would probably be the easiest game to sequel-ize really, because there are many many possibilites.

guybrush guy
09-11-2002, 04:36 PM
i just hope that it would have better voice acting...

Hellbeard
09-11-2002, 05:21 PM
I liked the voice acting in DOTT!!! It was very life like, and the voices of the main characters were hilarious!

elTee
09-11-2002, 05:30 PM
I too liked the voices in DOTT. A great deal.

guybrush guy
09-11-2002, 07:18 PM
oh i did not say there were bad and i did like them, i just felt they could have been a little better, plus the sound quality was not very good (or it could of just been my sound card)

scabb
09-11-2002, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by guybrush guy
oh i did not say there were bad and i did like them, i just felt they could have been a little better, plus the sound quality was not very good (or it could of just been my sound card)

Yeah, next time those lousy actos should try and make their voices sound a little less...compressed. In fact, they should hide in your speakers and voice-act at exactly the right time or be force fed Marmite & Squirrel sandwiches.

Boris
12-04-2002, 08:38 AM
:)

My first adventure game was MI1 followed by

KQ5
DOTT
Sam & Max
IJ fate of atlantis
MI2
LSL1
LSL2
Noctropolis
Darkseed II
Hell
Myst
KQ6
Blade Runner
EMI
KQ7
Riven
GN3 Blood of the sacred


I have now finally got EMI

Boris

Vyse
12-14-2002, 04:19 PM
Adventure for the Atari 2600. 1982..a good year.

:afro1:

tenderbranson
12-14-2002, 10:18 PM
King's Quest III, back when it first came out. I'm 19 so I was probably way too young to get anywhere in it, but it was cool.

MrManager
12-14-2002, 11:07 PM
Originally posted by tenderbranson
King's Quest III, back when it first came out. I'm 19 so I was probably way too young to get anywhere in it, but it was cool.

Also, I love your nick. Chuck is the win.

Feral
12-15-2002, 07:41 AM
My dad's mate from work made him a copy of "Fate of Atlantis" onto some floppies, and he showed them to me. FoA was really a great game, wasn't it?
Then again, it could have been SoMI or MI2...I can't really remember, but I think it was Fate of Atlantis. Sam & Max was tthe very first CD-ROM game we got.

Sven_Q45
02-02-2008, 03:59 PM
My first and favorite adventure was Dott.
On my first PC. And there were also Andromedas Erbe 1, Goblins 3 and of course MM.

@Hellbeard
Yes. On Christmas 2007 I got Dott in english. :D I wanted it so much!

itchythesamurai
02-07-2008, 05:45 PM
DotT was my first too, and it got me hooked on the rest of the LucasArts adventure games. Good times. (Grim Fandango is my favorite though.)

The Tingler
02-08-2008, 07:57 PM
Wow, who resurrected this excellent thread? 2002! What a great year for, um, something or other. Wait, wasn't that the year that Sa... (shuts mouth quickly in case he's right)

My first was no foolin' Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. I was 9, it was on the Amiga, and I cheated all the way through. I borrowed it from a mate who had one part of a walkthrough and I had the second part.

The first adventure I'd play properly was Day of the Tentacle in 1997, which started me on the slippery slope of LucasArts Adventures.

My first non-LucasArts adventure was Discworld. I got stuck on the first screen. It would take me years to finish it. Discworld Noir on the other hand was the first I actually liked.

s-island
02-08-2008, 08:04 PM
My first was no foolin' Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. I was 9, it was on the Amiga, and I cheated all the way throughSame as me! Only it was a friend's Amiga and we never completed it. Still fun though. Well, as much fun as it can be without being able to understand all the dialogue.

clone2727
02-08-2008, 10:39 PM
Mine was surprisingly Indy3 (VGA). I don't ever remember getting past Castle Brunwald until years later :P

manny_c444
02-08-2008, 11:15 PM
My first was Full Throttle on an old Mac-- I must have been 10 years old when first playing it through with my brother. We had a friend who had beaten it give us hints once in a while--

I can't believe that CMI and Grim came out so soon afterwards; in 97 and 98. Those first three LEC games I played will always be my favorites.

QueZTone
02-09-2008, 05:06 AM
Wow, who resurrected this excellent thread? 2002! What a great year for, um, something or other. Wait, wasn't that the year that Sa... (shuts mouth quickly in case he's right)

oh nooos

Sven_Q45
02-09-2008, 08:49 AM
Mine was surprisingly Indy3 (VGA). I don't ever remember getting past Castle Brunwald until years later :P
Lol, I had MM since Im 8, but kompleted it, when I was 14 or 15 years old with a walkthrough. :lol:

Wow, who resurrected this excellent thread? 2002!
It was me. ;)
And I was 8 years old, when I played my first games.
That was not my only first pc game. Btw I had Goblins 3 and Andromedas Erbe 2 (very unknow) and Runaway (very unknow, only a demo :( ) too. And other games. (arcade, action...)

And my first non LA-adventures I have buy by myself was Jan Tenner. Anbd later Nibiru, The Longest Journey and Black Mirror. And so on.

QueZTone
02-10-2008, 07:34 AM
my first adventure game was Tomb Raider!

Sven_Q45
02-10-2008, 09:10 AM
Its an action adventure. ;)
And crab. :p Bad quality :eek:

The Tingler
02-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Crab?

Sven_Q45
02-10-2008, 10:23 AM
Crab?
Sorry, I mean crap.

Gabez
02-10-2008, 01:07 PM
Crab was an excellent adventure game, but not my first: my first was Granny's Garden on the BBC computer, and I was three years old.

Sven_Q45
02-10-2008, 03:47 PM
Gabez, it was a fault of mine. ;)
I dont know its a game.

Gabez
02-10-2008, 06:33 PM
You never played Crab!?

Best game ever.

Sven_Q45
02-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Give me a link of screenshots, please.

Gabez
02-10-2008, 06:47 PM
http://www.filebuzz.com/software_screenshot/full/12965-Brave_Crab.gif

itchythesamurai
02-11-2008, 03:19 AM
Yeah, I played Crab when I was seven. Had to call the hint line a few times, it got pretty expensive and eventually I just had to give up. Fond memories though.

Ray Jones
02-11-2008, 05:05 AM
When I was 6 or 7, I got an ATARI 800XE, and I remember playing several games, and also a couple of adventures, mostly text based stuff, and in English, so those didn't really catch me back then, also because International Karate, Spy vs. Spy or Supercobra were so much cooler. ^^

That's why my first adventure game that counts was Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade on my Amiga when I was 14.

WorldMaker
02-11-2008, 06:34 AM
At one elementary school they had Cosmic Osmo. The next had the early Mac CD with both Fate of Atlantis (Talkie) and Secret of Monkey Island. I'd love to say that I played MI more at the time, but we were competing to beat FoA (and trading saves back and forth on floppies), which of course we never could in the time we had in computer lab. FoA had Indiana Jones and voice acting, it was the obvious choice for elementary schoolers... MI is obviously my preference of the two today, though.

My first real Sierra adventure was The Castle of Dr. Brain (yes, I declare that it was an adventure game, it was an AGI game after all). At one point I was so proud having beaten both The Castle and The Island of Dr. Brain. Early in my computing history my parents were buying a lot of Sierra, Broderbund, et al edutainment titles (they were running a couple of computer learning centers for kids, well ahead of their time) and it wasn't until just about High School that I really started getting into the larger world of adventure games outside of Humongous, but I was just in time to buy many of the late greats before the decline...

QueZTone
02-13-2008, 12:06 PM
have to correct the selective thoughts subdued by the fictivious imagination of my first adventure game being Tomb Raider... it was probably police quest back in the early ninetees! :)

Kroms
03-16-2008, 03:43 PM
CMI demo. Blew. Me. Away.

jp-30
03-16-2008, 04:50 PM
Zork. Text adventure I tried on a mainframe at my uncle's work in 1983.

Then in 1985 at high school I got to play it on the school IBM ATs or whatever they were (no hard drive, no mouses). I also bought my first home computer that year (Commodore Plus/4), eventually got Zork 1, 2, 3 for that plus some awful Scott Adams adventures (Pirate Adventure, Hulk etc).

Then in about 1989 or 1990 my best friend got an Amiga and we played Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade & Monkey Island 1 through. I got a PC (386) in 1991 and bought MI2, Fate of Atlantis, DOTT etc as soon as they were released in New Zealand (tended to be a few months behind the US/UK release dates back then).