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Old 11th January 2017, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Retro Let's Play: February 2017 nominations thread

We're starting this one a week early, because I'm excited.

Click here if you want an explanation of what this is, and why we're doing it.

Nominate the game we'll play and discuss for the whole of February 2017 in this thread. On Tuesday 24 January nominations will close, I'll add a poll, and we'll vote on the game there. Votes close Jan 31, and we start playing Feb 1.

For now, nominate away. Rules are similar to other retro threads - the original game must be 10 years old or older (released January 2007 or earlier). Please keep nominations to one per person, so the voting list stays sane.

Keep in mind for the first few months we're going to try and make these titles as accessible as possible, so consider people who might have limited access to original hardware. If possible, for the first few months, let's try to nominate games that are either readily available on services like Steam or GoG (either as originals or re-releases), or are easily emulated on low end PCs and Raspberry Pis, or on archive.org's "play in your browser" service. See the FAQ thread linked to above for sites offering inspiration and ideas of which titles to pick.

When nominating, please share a small amount of information about the game and maybe a screenshot or video. Handy links include MobyGames, HG101 or Wikipedia links.

If someone else has already nominated a game, feel free to second their nomination. If there are a tonne of games on offer, I'll whittle the poll down to seconded games only.

Nominations so far (ordered alphabetically - if multiple nominations were made per person, I chose their first nomination only):

* Betrayal at Krondor (1993)
* Constructor (1997)
* Chrono Trigger (1995)
* Day of the Tentacle (1993)
* The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1984)
* Impossible Mission (1984)
* Gateway to Apshai (1983)
* Master of Magic (1994)
* Master of Orion 2 (1996)
* Metroid (1986)
* Space Invaders (1978)
* Syndicate (1993)
* Turrican (1990)
* Wolfenstein 3D (1992)

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Old 11th January 2017, 1:03 PM   #2
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Master of Orion 2

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Mobygames link: http://www.mobygames.com/game/master...tle-at-antares
Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master...tle_at_Antares
GoG link: https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_orion_1_2
Steam link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/410980/

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Old 11th January 2017, 1:46 PM   #3
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Master of magic

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Mobygames link: http://www.mobygames.com/game/master-of-magic
Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Magic
GoG link: https://www.gog.com/game/master_of_magic

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Day of The Tentacle (original or remaster)

Free on PS+ this month and also part of the current humble bundle, beat the $US6.79 and get it for PC.

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Old 11th January 2017, 3:05 PM   #5
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If we're willing to go for console games: Chrono Trigger, if not Fallout 2.

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Chrono Trigger:
Mobygames link: http://www.mobygames.com/game/chrono-trigger
Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_Trigger
Google Play link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...y.chrono&hl=en
iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/chro...479431697?mt=8
Playstation Store link: https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-...00000000000001

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Old 11th January 2017, 3:12 PM   #6
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If we're willing to go for console games
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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Old 11th January 2017, 4:30 PM   #7
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Day of The Tentacle (original or remaster)

Free on PS+ this month and also part of the current humble bundle, beat the $US6.79 and get it for PC.

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Old 11th January 2017, 9:14 PM   #8
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Metroid

I've never played it, so I don't know if the remake "Metroid: Zero Mission" is anything like it.

But everyone uses the term "Metroidvania" for anything with exploration, so I think it suits.

Mobygames link: https://www.mobygames.com/game/metroid
Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_%28video_game%29
Available new on Virtual Console (Wii/3DS/WiiU) or NES Mini Classic
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Master of Orion 2
I've not played either, but why MOO2 over the original?

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I've never played it, so I don't know if the remake "Metroid: Zero Mission" is anything like it.
Zero Mission is based on the same story as the original Metroid, but plays very differently (more similar to Super Metroid [i.e.: Metroid 3], but also with a lot of new mechanics). It also has entirely new sections added within.

I'd consider "Metroid" and "Metroid: Zero Mission" to be entirely different games, rather than just ports of the same game.
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I nominate Turrican



Multi-platform, but my favourite is the Amiga version. The C64 version is interesting too as it really stretches the limits of the platform.

Fun fact: Duke Nukem 1 and 2 stole graphics from Turrican

Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican
Mobygames link: http://www.mobygames.com/game/turrican
HG101 link: http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/turrican/turrican.htm
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lets pay homage to our roots.


Space Invaders
http://www.mobygames.com/game/space-invaders-

Pacman
http://www.mobygames.com/game/pac-man

Donkey Kong
http://www.mobygames.com/game/donkey-kong
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There was a lot of that in the early days. Small dev teams who thought nobody would notice, and an absence of the Internet meant people would more freely do these things and get away with them commercially.

Today we have instant worldwide scrutiny of everything that comes out, so there's far less of that (unless you're talking isolated incidents like middle eastern or Chinese developers making software only for their local market).
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Gateway to Apshai (C64)

First C64 game I got and first D&D type game I played.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_to_Apshai
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/dun...njonquest3.htm
I am uncertain if the graphics and gameplay hold up- also just recalled you had to use the function keys on the C64 so may not be that great on emulation?

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I nominate Turrican
I too have a soft spot for the Amiga Turrican, I'd play 2 over 1 and definitely consider the Super or Mega variants on console too. That might make things a bit tougher to align everyone though.

Seriously Turrican 2 had one of the best title screens on the system.

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