I don’t too many people who grew up as obsessed with the Mechwarrior games, Battletech universe, and FASA board games, but thanks to my cousin Steve, my brother and I sure did. I have been wanting to recount the awesome Mech memories I have for quite some time now…so on that note:
Who remembers possibly the most awesome intro video to any game. It took my breath away. I was so stoked to get my ass inside a Mech and start laying waste to the Wolf Clan.
I remember the first time I saw it – on a friends computer, I went straight home and begged my dad to upgrade our system so we could play this game. I had played Mechwarrior 1 so many times, that these graphics literally blew me away.
This is what got me hooked. Customizing a mech, jump jets, insane loadouts…remember the fucking Battlemaster! The biggest, most badass death-dealing machine I had ever seen, even in poor VGA graphics. Everyone started running a Pheonix Hawk, or a quick but lightly armored Jenner.
God this game changed my life by its sheer awesomeness. I have even loaded it up on DOSBox a few times just to lay some waste.
Battletech – Crescent Hawks Revenge and Inception
These two gave me a taste of some role playing in the Battletech universe. I was Jason Youngblood – out for revenge in the inner sphere. When Revenge came along, the graphics were so sweet!