Your Top 10 Retros

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  1. frizzl

    frizzl Member

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    As the title suggests, what are your Top 10 Retro games?

    These are the games that, if you could only play 10, for the rest of your life, what would they be?

    My personals would be,

    1. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
    2. Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
    3. Zelda Majora's Mask (N64)
    4. Super Mario All Stars / World (SNES)
    5. Super Smash Brothers (N64)
    6. Earthbound (SNES)
    7. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
    8. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES)
    9. Beyond Good and Evil (PC/PS2/GC - XBLA now!)
    10. Psychonauts (PC/Xbox)

    I'm sure your incoming posts will highlight how Beyond Good and Evil and Psychonauts aren't really retro, but they're too good to leave out :p

    You'll also probably remind me of some games I wish I'd added!
     
  2. itsmydamnation

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    when did "retro" become >1994 ??
     
  3. s3kemo

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    I'm guessing OP is born in 1989 (signature), in which case 1994 is actually retro to them :wired:
     
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    says the one with OMF in their avatar
     
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    Oh god, please don't bring that debate up again. OP your selection seems very restircted to SNES, N64 and 2 PC games, and they are all fairly recent.

    Pfft where is Lesuire Suit Larry, Another World, Wonder Boy, Alex Kid, Bubble Bobble...</get off my lawn>
     
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    I am a 93'er, I can't be arsed with a list of 10 but mine is:
    Doom
    Doom 2
    Halloween Harry
    Super Mario World

    thus far.

    There was always an FPS, doom era I believe, I have a fond memory of but no idea what it is called. All I remember is aliens/monsters of some sorts, lots of bright colours, levels that I thought were mazes (Had to get keys etc like Doom). I am sure I'd recognise a screenshot though.
     
  8. Benno1988

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    Boy and his blob (NES)
    Pitfall (Atari 2600)
    Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)
     
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    You know, I knew this would be a point of discussion... I even originally specified a 'cut off' point but then removed it so discussion would flow more easily ;)

    and...



    Yes :) I grew up playing NES and SNES basically.
     
  10. elvis

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    Too many to mention. I already started a "shmups" thread, so I won't go over all of those again.

    Fighting games have always been a huge love of mine (Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting probably topping the list for me), and likewise scrolling beat 'em ups like Double Dragon, Final Fight, Streets of Rage, etc.

    "Metroidvania" style adventure games rock my world too. Super Metroid and the entire Castlevania series obviously, but also Wonderboy II, Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap, the later Adventure Island games, and more recently Shadow Complex (not retro, but certainly a huge homage to that genre).

    Platformers of course too - the Sonics and Marios, Psycho Fox on SMS (and the various engine remakes that spawned off it), the earlier Wonderboy and Adventure Island games, Ducktales on NES (so damned hard!), anything made by Virgin/Shiny (Earthworm Jim, Alladin, Lion King, Mick and Mac Kids (despite being a McDonalds game, it was good!), most of the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck platformers, and dozens more.

    Every time I try to make a "top 10 list", even per genre, I throw my hands in the air and give up when I try and squeeze 25 or more into a top 10 list.
     
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    Just curious, do you mean SMB2 that was released on the FCDS or the SMB2 we got in Australia? Both great games.
     
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    1. Mechwarrior 2
    2. Micromachines 1/2
    3. Gunstar Heroes
    4. Hero (Atari 2600)
    5. Sonic 2
    6. Heroes of Might and Magic 2/3
    7. Doom 1/2
    8. Jones in the fastlane
    9. Transport Tycoon
    10. Streets of Rage

    Special Mentions
    Street Fighter 2 / 3rd Strike
    Commander Keen Series
    Mortal Kombat 1/2
    Super SWIV (Amiga)
    ...ahhh man there are just too many ...
     
  13. CZA

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    In roughly chronological order,

    Arkanoid (Atari 130XE)
    Some game that was like pong but 3D (130XE, I was young :p)
    Sonic 1 & 2 (Sega Megadrive II)
    Mortal Kombat II (Sega Megadrive II)
    Alphaman (MSDOS)
    Overkill (MSDOS)
    Bio Menace (MSDOS, started playing this again recently)
    Raptor: Call Of The Shadows (MSDOS)
    Doom (MSDOS)

    Yeah I never actually touched a nintendo until the N64 came out.

    Blake Stone is the first that comes to mind.



    Man I miss seeing that Apogee logo.
     
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    Ummmmmmmmmmm. Man I was young.

    We had the original and number 2 on NES, I can't recall much more detail than that mate!
     
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    One that I forgot... The entire Metal Slug series! Damn they were awesome and I can always pick them up and still have fun :)
     
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    I'd already jammed 10 in, but YES! Brilliant games, they had so much character. I haven't played any after 4, but apparently they went up to 7!?
     
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    Up to about 5 were the more traditional games, after that it changed from a NeoGeo system to something else, and got a bit more silly as they crammed more in...

    If you have a Wii you can buy the entire collection on one disc :) (Metal Slug Anthology it's called).
     
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    1. Gauntlet
    2. Gauntlet
    3. Gauntlet
    4. Gauntlet
    5. Gauntlet
    6. Gauntlet
    7. Gauntlet
    8. Gauntlet
    9. Defender
    10. Joust
     
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    i couldn't think of 10 if i tried... well i probably could but meh.. my favs

    Donkey Kong (Game & Watch system Nintendo Dual screen)
    Galaga
    Strider
    Raiden
    Bombjack
    Mortal Kombat 2
     
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    Wonderboy in Monsterland
    Wonderboy
    Puzzle Bobble
    Boulder Dash construction kit
    Rogue/Nethack
    Lode Runner
    IK+
    Asteroids
    Grand Prix Legends (not totally retro but still old)
    Gauntlet

    I'm sure this list would change every time I was asked this question, but there are some on here that would always make the list. Nethack, BDCK, IK+, Asteroids, Gauntlet. These pick themselves.

    -ZXR
     

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