Retro Let's Play: Early February 2017 voting thread

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Early Feb retro game vote (multiple votes allowed)

Poll closed Jan 31, 2017.
  1. Betrayal at Krondor (1993)

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  2. Constructor (1997)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Chrono Trigger (1995)

    7 vote(s)
    30.4%
  4. Day of the Tentacle (1993)

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  5. The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1984)

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. Impossible Mission (1984)

    11 vote(s)
    47.8%
  7. Gateway to Apshai (1983)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Master of Magic (1994)

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  9. Master of Orion 2 (1996)

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  10. Metroid (1986)

    3 vote(s)
    13.0%
  11. Space Invaders (1978)

    1 vote(s)
    4.3%
  12. Syndicate (1993)

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
  13. Turrican (1990)

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
  14. Wolfenstein 3D (1992)

    5 vote(s)
    21.7%
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  1. power

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    Music and sound is awesome. Yes, I did beat it.
     
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    It's subjective of course, but I found MOO2 to be a much more immersive and balanced game.
     
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    Based on your avatar though, I could play another month of Stunts :thumbup:
     
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    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.

    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenstein_3D
    Mobygames: http://www.mobygames.com/game/wolfenstein-3d__
    GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/wolfenstein_3d_and_spear_of_destiny
    Browser: http://3d.wolfenstein.com/game_EU.php
     
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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.

    Mobygames link: http://www.mobygames.com/game/syndicate
    Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_(video_game)
    GoG link: https://www.gog.com/game/syndicate
    Origin link: https://www.origin.com/aus/en-us/store/syndicate/syndicate-1993/standard-edition
     
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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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    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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    I'd play Syndicate I only ever played on my A500 and never finished it, maybe I could find a copy without being extorted and fire it up on the original HW.
     
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    +1 for Impossible Mission, the all-time Epyx classic puzzler.

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    Stay awhile...

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    AAAAaaaaAAAAaaaaAAAaaa....

    No...No...No

    Was a great game but could never figure all the puzzles you had to do in the elevator in time.,...Had to watch a Long play to see the ending which was pretty cool for a C64
     
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    The puzzles were randomised each time, yeah?
     
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    Awesome game :D
     
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    Yep and the orientations weren't correct often either so you could assemble it wrong, was good fun.
     
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    "DESTROY HIM, MY ROBOTS..."

    I know I completed it twice, once alone and once while my brother was watching (I was probably 12 at the time). I never beat it again after that.

    Paradroid would be another good one to play. See who gets to the 999 model fastest.
     
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    I could not get into IM2 on the C64 or Amiga. Maybe because I got it around the time x-copy was doing the rounds in the playground and amiga game trades were on for young and old 'Barbarian 2 for a can of coke and sunny boy" so had no time to invest in the game
     
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  19. elvis

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    Is this an official nomination?
     
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    That hacking game to takeover the droids at higher level gets evil they wreck you so easily, but another fine c64 classic :thumbup:

    Honestly could do nominations on c64 alone there were so many great titles that I grew up with.
     
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