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What game(s) are you best at?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:15 pm
by sscott
Simple thread this. Of all the games you have played, which game(s) are you really good at?
For me it has to be Virtual Pool 3 on PC, out of a leaderboard of 10,000 I was consistently in the top 50. I think I'm ace at Wave Race and 1080 on the N64 as well as Zybex on the Atari XL.
How about you? :)

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:38 pm
by woody.cool
Games I really good at:
  • Street Fighter II - but not the Turbo or Super versions because the timing's all wrong
  • Duck Hunt (NES) - was playing it last night and got to round 14 with no trouble at all
  • Head Over Heels (CPC/Speccy) - one of my all time favourites that I never seem to get tired of
  • Knights v2.4 (Amiga) - a public domain game, made entirely in AMOS, where you and another player are pitted in a dungeon, kinda Gauntlet style, but you can customise the mission parameters down to the last detail. A firm favourite of mine & my brothers!
  • Sneech! (Amiga) - a shareware game, written in AMOS Professional, which is a snakes clone, but with up to 10 players (6 human players max, with 4 player adaptor and two on keyboard)
  • Qwak (Amiga) - a Team17 budget platformer, see my Retro Gamer Club game that I recommended
  • Project X (Amiga) - I wasn't as good as I am now, Retro North proved that, but recently I've become quite good at it ..... Markopoloman - watch out, we've got to have another Project X challenge at the next gaming event!
  • Gauntlet/Gauntlet II (any format) - another firm favourite. Can get quite far, even on my own!
  • Rez (PS2/REZ/XBLA) - excellent stuff, completed it once (in normal mode) not mastered the Score Attack yet though!
I'm not great at games in general, but there's some that I shine at!

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:51 pm
by leefishuk
I consider myself rather useful at:

Sensible World of Soccer - Amiga
Pro Evo - PS1
Football / Champ Manager - PC
Rage Racer - PS1

I am absolutely crap at beat-em-ups and shooters but I still love them.

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:52 pm
by ShadowMan
Run and gun games seem to be the genre I'm best at, as I simply love the tough difficulty curb that most have such as Shinobi, Contra, Metal Slug, Ghosts n Goblins but especially any Megaman game. Don't know why but they just really click with me and I have no trouble working out the patterns/best ways to beat each game.

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:00 pm
by woody.cool
ShadowMan wrote:Run and gun games seem to be the genre I'm best at, as I simply love the tough difficulty curb that most have such as Shinobi, Contra, Metal Slug, Ghosts n Goblins but especially any Megaman game. Don't know why but they just really click with me and I have no trouble working out the patterns/best ways to beat each game.
Forgot about some of those, I used to be bloody good at Shinobi, Shadow Dancer and Strider although I've kinda lost my form at them.
I was playing Super Ghoulds 'n' Ghosts the other day, and I was surprised at how well I did.

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:07 pm
by EvilArmourKing
Mortal Kombat II
Killer Instinct
Tekken 2
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken 5
Soul Calibur
King of Fighters '94, 95, 98
Burnout 3 : Takedown
Guilty Gear X

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:15 pm
by DreamcastRIP
Kick Off 2 (Atari ST)
Rage Racer
Match Day II (Speccy)
Mario Kart DS
R-Type (Speccy)
Tetris DX
Commando (Speccy)
Arkanoid DS
Batty

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:03 pm
by ToxieDogg
Turbo The Tortoise (Spectrum)
Stallone: Cobra (Spectrum)
Olli and Lissa (Spectrum)
Any of the main Super Mario games.
Banjo Kazooie/Tooie
Duke Nukem 3D
Pang
Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo
Super Street Fighter 2
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Mortal Kombat (original, arcade)
Peter Pack Rat (arcade and Spectrum)
The Simpsons Arcade
Starwing/fox
Lylat Wars (Starfox 64)
F Zero X
Super Mario Kart
Manhunt/Manhunt 2
Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 (I'm terrible on Crazy Taxi 3 though :( )
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
International Track & Field (PSOne)
WWF No Mercy
WWF/E Smackdown (any)
Legend Of Zelda (any)

......are all games which I consider myself to be good at, though others may disagree. Often I have great sessions when I play alone, but then mess up badly when I try to show friends how good I (think I) am. :(

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:13 pm
by TheDude18
Kikstart (C64 and C16 versions)

Spy Vs Spy (C64)

The Last Ninja series (C64)

Infilltrator(C64)

IK+(Wii)

My gaming skills vanished once I upgraded from a C64 which was also the time I discovered Girls.

They have not returned bar Wii Sports, Monkey Ball (Gamecube) and Mario Kart(GBA)

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:31 pm
by HEAVYface
i suppose these, but i don't pretend to be a master of them, apart from axelay and thunder force 3 which i *used* to repeatedly clock:

-sega rally (saturn)
-gunstar heroes (MD)
-axelay
-gynoug
-steel empire
-eswat (md)
-contra 3
-xmen vs street fighter (saturn)
-thunder force 3 (md)
-shinobi (arcade) and md versions
-strider (arcade/md)
-ghouls n ghosts (arcade/md)
-dr robotniks mean bean machine
-puzzle fighter 2

the above represent my mispent teenage years, i have loads of newer shooters / fighters for the saturn etc. which i just don't have the time to invest in to get good at them.

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:33 pm
by oldtimer
Space invaders (prob because i had a cocktail table in my bedroom)
Need for speed underground
Project Gotham
Scramble

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:09 pm
by liveinabin
Well, I like Ridge Racer 4 and I'm quite good at that.

Also, Activision's 2600 game, Dragster. Quite a fun, very short game that's over in six seconds. I casually played it one evening, got a bit good at it. Turns out I was getting a stupidly good time, not far from the actual record. I put it down to luck as I'm crap at most games.

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:32 am
by stvd
Crystal Castles (arcade)
Black Tiger (arcade)
Bomjack, Matchday, Matchpoint (Spectrum)
Virtua Tennis (arcade & Dreamcast)
Bank Panic (arcade)

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:02 am
by Tapey297
Speedball 2, any format
Tekken Tag, PS2
Columns, MD
Strider, MD
Shadow Dancer, MD
Turrican 2, C64
Streets of Rage 2, MD

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:44 am
by boyo
Two games for me that I have excelled in:

Call of Duty 4 on the 360
Command and Conquer:Generals on the PC