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18th February, 2012 at 16:22:46 -

Let's have a classic TDC ramble about games. Out of all the games I have ever played, I would say there is a very select few that I can pick up at any time, play them and still find them fun. My games are:

Super Mario Kart : unrivalled multi player racing game in my opinion. Later Mario Karts was either too slow (MK 64) and or too imbalanced (blue shells). I actually prefer Diddy Kong Racing over MK 64...

GTA : The original, I can remember getting this back in 97 for my PC. There was lots of talk of it getting banned back then for it's content! Times have changed... Still find this so much fun, recently played it for about 8 hours strait on a plane (until my netbook battery failed!).

Roller Coaster Tycoon (1& 2): I never got into RCT 3 for some reason, it never clicked with me and I just did not find it fun. Still enjoy building parks and massive roller coasters in RCT 1 & 2 mind. Love the scenarios in RCT 1 especially.

GTA Vice City : Something about this I just find more fun than the other 3D GTA's, I found GTA4 to be particularly boring. With a car editor you can have lots of fun with golf carts

Micro Machines 2 Turbo Tournament : still a great multiplayer racing game, especially if you want to compete for pure "driving" skill.

Super Mario Bros 3 & Super Mario World: No matter how many times I have completed these, I can still play them and find them fun.

Come on people, list your old games that you still find fun!


 
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18th February, 2012 at 19:03:52 -

Age of empires: Played this at least 2 hours a week since it was released in 1997.

Z: Very balanced RTS with some of the best 2D gfx I have seen.

 
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18th February, 2012 at 19:57:10 -

I could list loads, but the ones I play most still.

Command and Conquer retaliation (Psone) - The skirmish mode is brilliant fun, and i used to play Red alert on my pc back when my copy still worked. It's for windows 95 you know!

Final fantasy 9 - Just about my favourite game on anything ever. I don't mind playing FF7 either. Once a year maybe.

Age of empires 2 - Still even grab a few guys and play a big game together over the internet. Can't be beat as far as i'm concerned.

Diablo 2 - But only when i'm playing with a few others. I wish more games were like this.

Buck rogers countdown to doomsday - Sci-fi RPG on the Megadrive looks and sounds pretty awful but there is something about playing through the story that is still great fun. No random generated maze crawling.

Sonic 3 and Knuckles Blasting through and collecting all of the emeralds never gets old for me Great music too. For that reason I prefer to play through the first two levels just to hear the music. On real hardware of course .

Card fighters clash (Neogeo pocket) - SNK's attempt at a Pokemon killer involved endlessly playing card games with people until you have a good enough deck to win uh... something or other. Much better than it sounds.

Perfect Dark (N64) - Don't get the chance to play with people much anymore so i plump for a few rounds with bots. No game since has as many multiplayer options.

The Dizzy series (Amstrad CPC) - I know how to solve all of the puzzles now but I still get my old CPC out every now and then and fire up a Dizzy game. Pretty fast to beat them in one sitting too.

The Newzealand story (Arcade) - After buyting Taito legends on the ps2 i played this like crazy. It inspired a me a bit in my own games. Still can't beat that damn slippery last level.

 
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18th February, 2012 at 20:59:13 -

Banjo-Kazooie: A fantastic platformer that, for me, was more enjoyable than Mario 64. Freezeasy Peak, the Christmas level, evokes fond Christmas memories as a child, with beautiful music. I didn't like Banjo Tooie nearly as much

James Pond 2: Codename Robocod: Great level design, plus it was the first Amiga game I ever played

Goldeneye: A brilliant game, as we all know. Highlights include playing 4-player deathmatch as a family - but with three controllers. My Dad always ended up with the steering wheel...

Final Fantasy 7: Fantastic story that actually made you care about the characters

Perfect Dark: What AndyUK said

Sonic 2: Probably the best Sonic game.

Sonic Adventure: Annoying hub bits aside, Sonics part of the story was fantastic

Sonic 3D: (Megadrive) Game was enjoyable enough, but music from Diamond Dust Act 1, Rusty Ruins 1 and the 2nd, 4th and 6th boss fights are so perfect. YouTube them.

Theme Park: Bit buggy at times, but this is the only sim game I've ever liked, due to my childhood love of theme parks

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18th February, 2012 at 21:44:23 -

Medievil: I haven't found any game with as much awesome gothic style as this game. I play this every halloween and its fun.

Sim Theme Park: That Ball guy is awesome. "Eureka you've discovered a new ride. I mean, you've researched a new ride upgrade, but that's good too!" Memorized like half of his sayings lol.

Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2: Disney and Final Fantasy go great together no?

Roller Coaster Tycoon: Pick up people and throw them in the water, trap them in a pit, Make a shuttle loop go 60 mph and then crash.





 
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19th February, 2012 at 13:09:28 -


Originally Posted by ..::hagar::..
Let's have a classic TDC ramble about games. Out of all the games I have ever played, I would say there is a very select few that I can pick up at any time, play them and still find them fun. My games are:

Super Mario Kart : unrivalled multi player racing game in my opinion. Later Mario Karts was either too slow (MK 64) and or too imbalanced (blue shells). I actually prefer Diddy Kong Racing over MK 64...




I agree with you on Mario Kart. Why the N64 one is so popular is beyond me. It is by far the WORST Mario Kart game in existence. I actually enjoyed Double Dash and the latest one is a lot of fun, but the games are just too imbalanced like you said.

Some of mine are:

Megaman X 1
FF 7
Sonic Adventure 1/2
A Link to the Past
Unreal Tournament 99
Serious Sam
Air Force Delta
Power Stone
Grandia 2
Skies of Arcadia

I could probably list a lot more.

New games just don't do it for me. I enjoy one in a billion and the next one I'm looking forward to is Ninja Gaiden 3. Almost everything else looks/feels the same.





 
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19th February, 2012 at 19/02/2012 20:30:06 -

You know, I still BUY old games.

Very recently I bought McDonald's Treasureland adventure and Ristar for the Megadrive.

 
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19th February, 2012 at 19/02/2012 21:36:55 -

I buy about 10 old games every month, remembering having to save up for them for months when I was a kid

 
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19th February, 2012 at 19/02/2012 22:50:26 -

I could go on and on but here are some of the games I play the most on my emulator.

Super Mario RPG
Shadowrun
Super Mario Kart
Zelda A Link to the Past
Medal of Honor Infiltrator GBA
Tecmo Basketball
Donkey Kong Country 2
Faxanadu
Elevator Action
Secret of Mana
Shining Force for Game Gear




 


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19th February, 2012 at 19/02/2012 23:27:32 -

Some good games listed here

I agree Gamester. I am not a fan of Mario Kart 64, yet Super Mario Kart is probably my most favourite game of all time. I also like Serious Sam (mainly SE).

Where do you guys buy your carts? The days of Gamestation selling "retro" stuff have long since gone, and I have not been to a market for a many many years. Some ebay prices seem ridiculous for some carts I want, in particular Super Bomberman 3 [SNES] and New Ghostbusters 2 [NES].

I did go crazy for really old stuff last year like Atari VCS (I managed to get a good six switcher and lots of carts for 21 on ebay, took a gamble as it was untested without a PSU) and ZX Spectrum that was given to me. Would like an Amiga 500 at some point too. Something just seems missing when emulating.

 
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20th February, 2012 at 20/02/2012 02:42:03 -


Originally Posted by ..::hagar::..
Some good games listed here

I agree Gamester. I am not a fan of Mario Kart 64, yet Super Mario Kart is probably my most favourite game of all time. I also like Serious Sam (mainly SE).

Where do you guys buy your carts? The days of Gamestation selling "retro" stuff have long since gone, and I have not been to a market for a many many years. Some ebay prices seem ridiculous for some carts I want, in particular Super Bomberman 3 [SNES] and New Ghostbusters 2 [NES].

I did go crazy for really old stuff last year like Atari VCS (I managed to get a good six switcher and lots of carts for 21 on ebay, took a gamble as it was untested without a PSU) and ZX Spectrum that was given to me. Would like an Amiga 500 at some point too. Something just seems missing when emulating.



If I do buy games I usually do it at a pawn shop, a flea market, or a garage sale, but it is getting significantly more difficult to find good games like this now days.

In the past I managed to pick up a complete black label copy of ff7 for $7, one or two copies of mario rpg for a few bucks, and plenty of other games I barely remember. Recently I purchased about 15+ sega genesis games for $10 or something ridiculous at a garage sale.

Emulation seems to distort the sound a bit and the scale is never perfect imo.

 
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20th February, 2012 at 20/02/2012 12:33:40 -

I run zsnes 1.42 (snes emulator)and nester(nes emulator) and they work fine for me if anyones looking for a decent emulator. Gens (genesis emulator) has some control issues but is the easiest to link up online with via netplay. I've been able to play tinytoons allstars, contra hardcorps, and streets of rage online with family. Nestopia (nintendo emulator) is supposed to link up online as well but I haven't taken the time to figure that one out yet. I love the systems an cartriges thing but I have hundreds of games and I'm glad I can regain the floor space in my room. It's also pretty sweet that most new tv's can double as a computer monitor.

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20th February, 2012 at 20/02/2012 13:05:44 -

Mrs. Pac Man, Galaga, Tetris, Diablo 2, Super Mario Brothers 1 & 2 for the NES..

Damn, there's a ton of old games that are still good today.

 
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21st February, 2012 at 21/02/2012 02:55:03 -

Old games I occasionally pick up and play:

o Adventure ( 1978 ) - simple but captivating Atari game. I love the design.
o Thex.der ( 1987 ) - my inspiration to make games.
o Warcraft 2 ( 1996 ) - my 2nd RTS after Dune 2. I played tons of this on Kali.
o Counter-Strike ( 1999/2000 ) - it took me a long time to stop sucking at CS... after that, I was hooked.






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6th March, 2012 at 06/03/2012 05:35:13 -

Mischief Makers! Best N64 game ever. In one of the boss fights, you can ride a cat that is riding a missile! Looking back on things, things getting BIGGER when you pick them up and shake them seems to be an intended euphemism on Treasure's part. Shake Shake! Shake Shake! Oh baby...

Of course there's also the classics like old Sonic, Mario, Donkey Kong Country games.

Occasionally I replay through some of my favorite old klik games too like Watkins or Eternal Daughter. I'd play through Noitu Love 2 again, but I lost it when I had to format my harddrive and I don't want to shell out $20 to download it again.

 
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6th March, 2012 at 06/03/2012 13:18:03 -

I'm not much of a gamer (I know!) but when I do game, it tends to be Diablo II, Worms II, Nethack, or Tetris.

 
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7th March, 2012 at 07/03/2012 06:27:59 -

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7th March, 2012 at 07/03/2012 18:25:59 -

Oh Man, I could go on forever and keep naming. Given the fact that I should be into the "newer" Generation games because of my young age. I much rather prefer the 80's & 90's game era games. my favorites include:

Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2 & 3 - Beat all three of them, still have each on emulator
Super Mario Bros. - THe Original NES one.
Kingdom Hearts 1 - Loved this game
Street Fighter 2 - So many memories!
Pokemon Red-Crystal - The oldies were infact the best
The Legend of Zelda- A Link to the Past
and Dragon Ball Z series - Mostly on the SNES.
Mario Kart 64 - A Family favorite!


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7th March, 2012 at 07/03/2012 22:20:01 -

I'm surprised nobody mentioned Super Metroid, Castlevania SOTN or Zelda OOT. I was expecting, however, for nobody to mention Xenogears

 
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8th March, 2012 at 08/03/2012 16:21:37 -

PC:
Master of Orion 1 or 2
System Shock 2 (Aged much better than Deus Ex did)

SNES:
Killer Instinct

I'm sure there are others, but I lack time to play many games now a days!

 
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8th March, 2012 at 08/03/2012 19:12:29 -

MULE, Life Force, Uncharted Waters, and AD&D Pool of Radiance on the NES.

And any version of Tempest.

Also, Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup.

 
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