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Your Top 10 Retros

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by frizzl, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. DrFrag

    DrFrag Member

    Aug 26, 2003
    South Australia
    I've read that "retro" is 15 years, but only pre-Doom is retro to me.

    Damn. Are you me?

    I had Boulder Dash 1+2 for the PC back in the 80s, and I think Impossible Mission 2 came with a 1987 Epyx catalogue which showed Boulder Dash Construction Kit for PC. I searched high and low for that game. I rang game stores interstate. One place had it listed, but couldn't get it in. I even contacted First Star Software, but they were more interested in selling their new versions. Finally, some 15 years later, I tracked down a copy through a game trading web site. Didn't run on modern hardware so I think I ended up using an abandonware version.

    I'd go with:
    Wonderboy (arcade)
    Wonderboy in Monsterland (arcade)
    Xain'd Sleena (arcade)
    Black Dragon (arcade)
    R-Type (arcade)
    Gaplus (arcade)
    Impossible Mission (C64)
    Impossible Mission 2 (PC)
    Boulder Dash series (mostly 1+2 on PC)
    Nethack (PC)

    Bubble Bobble (PC), Shinobi (arcade), Lode Runner (PC), Karnov (arcade), Micro Machines 2 (PC) were also great. Hard to narrow it down to 10.
  2. Dekkar

    Dekkar Member

    May 20, 2008
    Jagged Alliance
    Warlords II
    Shadowrun (SNES)
    Flame Dragon 2 (Chinese game I couldnt undersntand, but loved playing)
    Dark Sun (AD&D PC Game)
    Quarantine (PC pre GTA kinda game)
    Another World
    California Games
    Sim City 2000

    These were the games that moulded my childhood ;)
  3. maryusdemetry

    maryusdemetry Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    Earthworm Jim
    adventures island
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2012
  4. Zenskas

    Zenskas Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Always hard to say what is or isn't retro enough, if it's something you played in your first years of gaming and you have been gaming for over a decade then imo it counts as retro enough to that particular person. Usually retro means anything 15+ years old so I'm going to say to a lot of people retro is anything Nintendo 64/PS1/Dreamcast/Windows 98 and older.

    Anyway for me it was all on the NES and Windows 95, with a few DOS games thrown in. I never really had a huge amount of games to choose from as a kid but I can pick a few favorites from both platforms.

    Duck Tales
    Super Mario Bros 1
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Rainbow Islands
    Zelda 2

    Age of Empires
    Sim City 2000
    Road Rash
    Earthworm Jim

    Would you believe it but the only NES game of those favorites which I have ever finished is Duck Tales :tongue:

    Gotta go back and finish the others once and for all!
    I got so damn good at the first few worlds of Super Mario Bros 3 because you could never save the game on a NES :lol:
    There was the warp zone but that didn't help much as I wouldn't have enough lives to complete the last world.

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