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Old 12th January 2017, 8:02 AM   #16
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Seriously Turrican 2 had one of the best title screens on the system.
Back when games didn't have stupid mandatory tutorial levels, and the demo screen taught you everything you need to know.

I've been gaming for over three decades now. Every time a modern game spends 10 minutes teaching me how to jump or attack, I have to facepalm so hard.

Relevant: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/10/05

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Old 12th January 2017, 8:28 AM   #17
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I reckon we should only nominate 1 per month each
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Old 12th January 2017, 8:31 AM   #18
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I reckon we should only nominate 1 per month each
Agreed. We're still working this out, but let's stick to one nomination per person per month.
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Old 12th January 2017, 9:14 AM   #19
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Impossible Mission (C64) - one of my all time faves on the system that and number 2.

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Old 12th January 2017, 9:22 AM   #20
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The Elder Scrolls: Arena

https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/arena/

(link to download the full game at the link above).



http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/elder-scrolls-arena

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The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person action role-playing game in which the protagonist must rescue the Emperor Uriel Septim VII from his dimensional prison by recovering the eight pieces of the Staff of Chaos. The emperor's position has been usurped by impersonator Jagar Tharn, whose slain apprentice rallies the protagonist in his dreams to find the eight pieces of the staff and return the status quo.

It is the first chapter in the Elder Scrolls series and the first game that is set in the fictional world of Tamriel. The game features 3D environments, with sprites representing non-playable characters and enemies. In the beginning of the game the player chooses the race for the protagonist, based on his or her home province. Each race has its benefits: for example, Redguards from the province Hammerfell have physical attack bonuses. There is no skill system; leveling up occurs after a sufficient amount of experience points has been accumulated. The player is free to raise any of the protagonist's main attributes by allocating the points gained with the level.

Unlike later games in the series the player can travel through almost all of Tamriel, instead of being restricted to certain provinces. There are over 400 cities, towns and villages to explore, as well as many magical items and spells to create. The player can walk endlessly in any direction as more and more land will be procedurally generated. Walking manually however never allows the player to reach other cities; the fast travel feature must be used for this. The player is free to go where he or she wants. The story itself is resolved in a linear fashion, although the locations of items is randomly determined at the start of the game.

Melee combat is performed through mouse gestures and spells are cast using a menu interface. The player controls only a single character, which happens in real-time. In the wild and in dungeons the player can expect opposition from enemies which need to be defeated and who drop loot. In the cities NPCs can be found, some will barter or provide other services to the player.

The CD-ROM release features speech in cutscenes and additional rendered sequences that the floppy version does not include.

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Old 12th January 2017, 11:19 AM   #21
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nice one, PA wins again
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Old 12th January 2017, 12:16 PM   #22
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Yes, any platform is up for grabs. Most certainly not limited to PC/Wintel.

Extra points to the first person to nominate an LCD handheld title.
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Music and sound is awesome. Yes, I did beat it.
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I've not played either, but why MOO2 over the original?
It's subjective of course, but I found MOO2 to be a much more immersive and balanced game.
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Old 12th January 2017, 5:37 PM   #24
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Betrayal at Krondor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betrayal_at_Krondor

https://www.gog.com/game/betrayal_at_krondor


I still play this today. My favourite RPG of all time.
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Old 12th January 2017, 8:13 PM   #25
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Master of Orion 2
Based on your avatar though, I could play another month of Stunts
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Based on your avatar though, I could play another month of Stunts
lol I was thinking of Stunts too for the same reason!

However, I nominate Wolfenstein 3D (1991).

It may not have been the very first 3D game, but it was the most compelling FPS of the time, and a turning point in gaming.

From my own experience, I'd played Beyond Castle Wolfenstein as a young kid, so to return to that setting in my teens was pretty exciting too!

Also, it's easy enough to obtain, especially the shareware version, and is available on a number of platforms.

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Old 12th January 2017, 9:32 PM   #27
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I don't know if Syndicate was ever obscure as it got ported to everything in it's heyday but maybe for those who only played that nightmare Syndicate (2012) thing or the more recent homage Satellite Reign it's time to check out the real deal.

I chose Syndicate as to me it's a unique, fun, deceptively challenging difficulty curve and yet good for those time poor. The basic premise of the game is you control 4 agents who you cybernetically enhance and outfit with a range of weapons as you progress throughout the game. Each mission you select from a world map that initially you have one or two choices but as you conquer the world more territories are unlocked to select from.

Mission types vary from assassination, technology liberation, protection to the more unique persuasion and later missions will require you to be adept at performing multiple objectives. The persuasion is a nice concept which makes use of a device called the persuadertron which will take over the minds of civilians and make them follow you, whilst following you they can and will steal any random weapons laying around. This allows you should you chose to amass an army of armed civilians to assist in missions, and as you persuade more people you can take over the police and eventually enemy agents which you can use to replace your own agents should they be murdered in the field.

As you complete missions you get money and potentially new technology, for each mission you complete you can set the tax on that territory to generate income but not everyone likes taxes and as you complete more missions you may need to adjust tax rates less a territory revolt on you. With the money from taxes you use it to outfit your team for each mission (don't forget to purchase more ammo!), pay for extra information about a mission, and you can research guns or cybernetics that will enhance your agents, research happens in real time so as you complete missions you will also get access to more powerful items for when you run into those challenging missions. Finding or acquiring technology from persuaded or murdered enemy agents will also give a boost to researching those new technologies.

Syndicate doesn't have a strong narrative it' just a fun game, hopefully I haven't spoiled anything for you but I wanted to give an overview of why you may or may not want to vote for it.

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Old 13th January 2017, 7:18 AM   #28
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Syndicate was a great game Krumm

Still trying to find a decently priced copy for my big box collection.

Even my partner remembers playing it on Playstation(i think it was for her) back when she was younger.
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Another nod for Syndicate.
Yes, I know we're not voting yet, but worth pointing out that it's only $5 on Origin and they had it as a free "On the House" title a couple of years ago so hopefully many people would already own it.
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Old 14th January 2017, 9:32 PM   #30
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Another nod for Syndicate.
Yes, I know we're not voting yet, but worth pointing out that it's only $5 on Origin and they had it as a free "On the House" title a couple of years ago so hopefully many people would already own it.
Also on GoG right now as a bundle (Syndicate Plus + Syndicate Wars) for AU$6.69

https://www.gog.com/game/syndicate

I bought it a couple of GoG sales ago, but haven't fired it up yet. I played the demo of the game when it first came out in 93 for hours on end. I used to have to hand-hack my 2MB 386 machine so that it could play either Syndicate or boot Win3.1 (different autoexec.bat and config.sys parameters for each).
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