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From The Forum 144 - Best Yu Suzuki game

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:22 am

This month we'd like to know what your favourite Yu Suzuki game is and why.
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Post by greenberet79 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:06 am

Easy - OutRun 2. Brought up-to-date a classic game which was really showing its age. Managed to keep the fun and spirit of the original while at the same time injecting it with great graphics, updated music and sounds and some cracking tracks. A real exhilerating rush. Hard to believe it's so 'old' now.
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Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:10 am

Out of all the amazing games he has done nothing else has come close to the impact that the original OutRun made. From the gorgeous blue sky visuals to the sublime soundtrack everything about this game was just perfect. The first time I played it in an arcade on holiday I was just blown away.

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Post by ArchaicKoala » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:18 am

Going to have to go with the game that mixed two of my favourite mid 90's fighters; 'Fighters Megamix' + You can fight as the Daytona Hornet! 8)

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:33 am

Out of all the amazing games he has done nothing else has come close to the impact that the original Space Harrier made. From the gorgeous blue sky visuals to the sublime soundtrack everything about this game was just perfect. The first time I played it in an arcade I was just blown away.
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Post by gman72 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:16 am

The original Space Harrier for me. Big hydraulic cab version with booming speakers. Epic, epic arcade heaven.
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:18 am

Without a shadow of a doubt OutRun 2, probably one of the best arcade racers ever.

From the classic 80s/90s era it's got to be Power Drift, big, chunky colourful fun, especially in the sit down hydraulic cab.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:31 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:Out of all the amazing games he has done nothing else has come close to the impact that the original Space Harrier made. From the gorgeous blue sky visuals to the sublime soundtrack everything about this game was just perfect. The first time I played it in an arcade I was just blown away.
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Post by Treguard » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:45 am

I'm going to be the guy who says Hang-On, because I got to play it in an arcade on the full motorcycle cabinet where you had to lean to get it round corners, which was awesome, except I was only about 7 at the time and didn't have enough weight to tilt the bike properly. Still brilliant though.

If you speak to him, ask if he based the famous Space Harrier theme on the theme tune to Blakes 7, it is basically the same tune just faster...

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:46 am

Unfortunately we've already spoken to him and didn't think of asking that. He has confirmed that he definitely borrowed the luck dragon from The Neverending Story for the bonus stage.
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Post by dste » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:15 pm

Shenmue for me.

Not much can be said about the game but on a personal level I spent hours playing it back in the day. I loved how you could wander round during the day and night doing things like collecting the toy capsules and music tapes or play on the arcade machines and consoles at the house. I also enjoyed the fork lift truck section as I just found it to be relaxing and it added to the immersion when playing the game.
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Re: From The Forum 144 - Best Yu Suzuki game

Post by ncf1 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:21 pm

The original Outrun. It's, quite simply, a work of art.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:38 pm

Outrun 2; a game that's pure joy to play - and unlike 99% of arcade games, completable by most people with only a little practice.
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Re: From The Forum 144 - Best Yu Suzuki game

Post by dCoding » Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:22 pm

Treguard wrote:ask if he based the famous Space Harrier theme on the theme tune to Blakes 7, it is basically the same tune just faster...
I'm a huge Blake's 7 fan, but have only played Space Harrier on the humble Speccy. I just went and listened to the theme on YouTube and you're right - it's remarkably similar! I love bits of info like that. :)

To keep it on topic, I would have to say Out Run, as it was a seriously impressive arcade cab that I drooled over as a 10 year old more used to 8-bit visuals. I also "got" it, it was a pure racer, nothIng my younger self had to bother working out how to play - just get in and drive as fast as you can! The real shame of it was that, at what I think was 50p a go at the time, I could only ever afford a couple of plays per visit.

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Re: From The Forum 144 - Best Yu Suzuki game

Post by Hiro » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:05 pm

Out Run. Driving a Ferrari in wonderful landscapes with a girl on your side and listening to gorgeous music is a fantastic experience now as it was almost 30 years ago. I wish there were more racers like that nowadays.

And while several of his games feature great music, you can't beat Magical Sound Shower.
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