I doubt many of the average viewers on here ever had the "pleasure" of using DOS or Windows 3.11 or worse, just DOS. But for some of us old bums that grew up with just the flashing C: prompt and no GUI at all, there were games that we could play believe it or not.
They were some of the most memorable games, growing up in a weird era where there was no real competition for games, the regular Nintendo was battling the later Atari models, the SEGA Master drive was terrible, the SNES was just a pipe dream and arcades were still very relevant. Back when games had to fight through creativity and gameplay, often becoming unique, never to be repeated, just to stand out in a not very profitable industry.
My favorite games were simple. Like Wheel of Fortune, Hot Rod (car racing game), Stunts (stunt car racing game), and lots of Lucasarts games like Monkey Island, the Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, the Indiana Jones side scroller games(punching nazis in the face!).
But then I came across the three games that would change my computer gaming future, Wing Commander, Dune 2 and Ultima 7: Serpent's Isle. Games that made me realize that the PC was a truly unique gaming platform, allowing peripherals, voiced characters (in the early 90s), and expansive gameplay that coincidentally included expansions.
I was wondering if any other gamers have fond memories of DOS and getting the most out of their 640kb of memory?