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Looking for platform games with non-scrolling maps

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by DrFrag, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. DrFrag

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    There was a style of platformer popular in the 80s that used non-scrolling maps in a large 2D grid. eg. Saboteur 2, Montazuma's Revenge, Starquake, Below the Root, and to a lesser extent Impossible Mission. VVVVVV revived this style a few years ago.

    I loved that you didn't have to map these games to beat them, but it often helped. And the non-linear style tended to give the games surprising depth for something that wasn't procedurally generated.

    Can anyone recommend some others?
     
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    Of course... A multitude of em. Some of the best being...

    Montey Mole, Manic Miner, jet boot jack. school daze.. etc.. head over heels..
     
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    Thanks for the reply, but none of those seem to fit what I'm looking for. Montey Mole and School Daze have scrolling, Manic Miner and Jet Boot Jack have sequential rooms, and Head Over Heels is isomorphic.
     
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    Another world? Abe’s oddysee/exodus?
     
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    Just to clarify, the kind of maps I'm talking about are generally non-linear in how you play them. You can go to any part of the map at any time in the game. Saboteur 2 has a 33x31 screen map. Starquake has a 32x16 screen map. They're basically free roaming.
     
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    Not really what you're after, but do you enjoy Metroivania style titles?

    The two big guns of the series being "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night", and my all time favourite game, "Super Metroid".

    Not static in nature, as there is some scrolling, but areas are somewhat capped as you move from area to area through doors. You're also not totally free to roam, but there is quite a bit of back tracking to unlock new areas previously inaccessible until necessary upgrades are found.
     
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    some favourites

    monuments of mars

    arctic adventure
     
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    so you didn't like my suggestion?

     

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