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Re: For the forum issue 86

Post by freemonk » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:21 am

Snake Rattle 'N Roll on the NES. Tough as hell but so addictive.
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Post by dubchaser » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:23 am

Aliens Vs Predator for the Xbox 360. I've completed the single missions for each character but I need to collect all the audio diaries etc, so need to give it another go. I'm also constantly playing on-line Ranked Mode to try and unlock all the skins! That's proving very time consuming and at times tedious. I've played pretty much every day since it's release and still have skins to unlock. I'm now at rank level 43.
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Post by boggyb68 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:11 am

The Great Escape on the C64... it's the video equivalent of my life at home... isometric style..

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Post by Trickster » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:17 am

I would say Little big adventure for DOS.

I preferred part 2 but that one was partly in 3D.

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Post by Juggernaut Headcrush » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:11 pm

I'll go for The Great Escape. Although I also love Viewpoint (worst name for a shmup ever, why didn't they go the whole hog and call it "Isometric"?). And Syndicate. And Jungle Strike. And Marble Madness. And Civilization 2.

Ach, bugger it, The Great Escape gets my vote.
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Post by TheDude18 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:36 am

Seeing as some of my favourites have already been mentioned (Desert Fighter, Transport Tycoon and Little Big Adventure) I’m going to plump for the life sapping Rollercoaster Tycoon.
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Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:05 am

Marble Madness. Obvious but true - one of the few isometric games where the view doesn't annoy me.

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Post by Bland_Boy » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:06 pm

Planescape: Torment , if you do not like reading, you will not like this game.
Some of the deepest game dialogue ever written.
For a videogame that was released 11 years ago now, Perfect Dark for the N64 completely trounces all its FPS competitors
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Post by Lezzer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:31 pm

Sim City 2000. I never really liked management games, and I still don't now. But there was something about this game that I just couldn't tear myself away from. I must've spent a whole glorious summer playing this. Good times.
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Post by JackBurton-Me » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:08 am

Got to be Populous II on the Amiga for me. I remember it getting something like 96% in Amiga Format and I couldn't wait to get it. Then I was mildly disappointed, until I really got to grips with it. Fantastic after that and I'd love to play it again now.

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Re: For the forum issue 86

Post by JackBurton-Me » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:21 am

And Desert Strike on the Amiga and Megadrive were great. Both outstanding versions but the Megadrive one just edges it because it was better with a pad than a joystick.

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Re: For the forum issue 86

Post by thompson9980 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:38 pm

My brain is telling me that we've had this question before. I keep telling it it's probably wrong buts its not listening.

So, I'll say FIFA 1. Or Rock n ROll racing. Yeah I like those..... :arrow: (I've never used that icon before)
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Re: For the forum issue 86

Post by Ruudos » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:45 pm

That has to be "Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos". I love this game's graphics and music (the intro song is one of the best tunes ever on the NES). It's a challenge to beat this game too and making a map is essential to beat it.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:06 pm

Skeleton Krew on the Mega Drive - must've finished that game over a hundred times, but the messy goryness of it all keeps bringing me back. I've yet to meet someone else who enjoys that game, somehow.
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Re: For the forum issue 86

Post by necronom » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:30 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Skeleton Krew on the Mega Drive - must've finished that game over a hundred times, but the messy goryness of it all keeps bringing me back. I've yet to meet someone else who enjoys that game, somehow.
I had it on the Amiga, and I liked it. I thought the graphics and music were good, too.
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