Your Top 10 Retros

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

  1. DrFrag

    DrFrag Member

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    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

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    FF7
    Jagged Alliance
    Warlords II
    Shadowrun (SNES)
    Flame Dragon 2 (Chinese game I couldnt undersntand, but loved playing)
    SF2
    UFO
    Civ
    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

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    Earthworm Jim
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    adventures island
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    Othello
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    Tennis
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  4. Zenskas

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    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.

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

    Windows:
    Age of Empires
    Sim City 2000
    Road Rash
    Earthworm Jim
    Rayman

    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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