Games that have stood the test of time

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed, lcarlson

beesty
Posts: 332
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:10 pm
Contact:

Games that have stood the test of time

Post by beesty » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:03 pm

I was reading a thread about games that havn't stood the test of time.
Not long ago I had a game of Wizzball on the C64

My god

Once i got used to the controlles again i was immersed

I then went on to play it for 2 hours none stop and loved every second of it,it just seemed so much ahead of its time that i cant believe no-one has thought of doing something similar any more.

please lets hear of others that have stood the test of time so I can have a bash on them again.
the c64 was king,and the speccy,and the amiga,and,,,,,ooh u know the rest

User avatar
Randall Flagg
Posts: 1898
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:21 am
Location: The Underwurlde
Contact:

Post by Randall Flagg » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:24 pm

Speedball 2 (in 2 player mode). Still play this and its still just as satisfying when yr opponent is stretchered off to the shouts of "Ice Cream, Ice Cream"
Retrotechy.
Zapp Brannigan Quote - You remind me of a younger me Fry, Not much younger mind, Perhaps even a little older... Image

User avatar
ToxieDogg
Posts: 8330
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:54 am
Location: Vice City, a.k.a. 'Liverpool'

Post by ToxieDogg » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:27 pm

Peter Pack Rat. Dunno why, but that just seems to be my most played MAME rom :roll:

Skool Daze/Bak 2 Skool will never grow old either, and I still love Ritman and Drummond's 3d isometric games like Batman and Head Over Heels.

User avatar
Dizrythmia
Posts: 589
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:31 am
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Contact:

Post by Dizrythmia » Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:20 am

I'm going to say Head over Heels too. On another note, ANY of the first 4 Super Mario games (including both versions of SMB2) are games I always go back to every few years for a go. I've clocked them many times, but there's something about that platforming goodness that can't be beat!!

When it comes to 2 player action, the old Atari 2600 Combat still manages to keep me & my mates entertained for hours, as does Boxing. My friend got an X-Box & invited us over when it got chipped. My girlfriend sat there while my mate & I played Atari 2600 boxing for 2 hours non stop. She couldn't believe he had bought this expensive new console & all we were doing was playing old Atari 2600 games :)

User avatar
Hungry Horace
Posts: 290
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:35 am
Location: Exeter, Devon, YOOO-KAYYYY

Post by Hungry Horace » Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:24 am

Laser Squad and Chaos. I WIN!

Let us not forget 'digital crack' Tetris. I still dig out the original GB cart now for a quick bash at the nototrious 'level 9, high 5' test.

Asteroids. Played this again on MAME a few months ago. Some work friends and I have an ongoing score contest with retro games, and spending 2 weeks with Asteroids makes you realise how perfect the mechanics are.

Gauntlet. In my opion, still one of the finest and most enduring co-op games going. Excellent over Xbox Live Arcade.

Night Trap. Because I am a pervert.
Image
Get your own Gamercard Sig.

User avatar
revgiblet
Posts: 2247
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:46 am
Location: Canowindra, NSW

Post by revgiblet » Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:53 am

Here's a mix of C64 and Amiga games.

Supercars 2. Pirates!. Eye of the Beholder. Gauntlet 2. Archon. Dropzone (better than Defender in my opinion). Paradroid. Mega-lo-Mania. The Lost Patrol. Wings.

Is that enough to be going on with?
"He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies."

Tertullian

User avatar
LeeT
Posts: 1061
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:36 pm

Post by LeeT » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:12 am

Quite a few but here's some from the top of my head:

Bubble Bobble - A classic and my all-time favourite game.

Action Biker (NOT the Speccy version!) - Still challenging today

Encounter - I am determined to beat this one day

Nebulus - Bloody frustrating and slightly easier on certain formats than others

Zolyx - The most addictive game ever? Possibly...

User avatar
Frank Chickens
Posts: 926
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:04 pm
Location: Brummieland

Post by Frank Chickens » Fri Dec 23, 2005 5:26 am

H.E.R.O. - Not one of the more complex games, but even today it retains the 'one more go' appeal.

Zenji - Do you play the game or does the game play you? After all this time I still haven't worked it out.

Total Soccer - Nearly a decade on and it's still one of the best footy games of all time.

Pheenix - Written over the road from me and the best translation of the arcade game on any format.

3D Deathchase - Reaction gaming at its best.
"A cynic is what an optimist calls a realist"

User avatar
roberthazelby
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:39 pm
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact:

Re:

Post by roberthazelby » Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:05 am

Frank Chickens wrote:3D Deathchase - Reaction gaming at its best.
An absolutely stunning game.

Plays like a dream with an Xbox control pad.

Such a lovely title.

User avatar
Sureshot
Posts: 5029
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:52 pm
Location: Mids., UK

Post by Sureshot » Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:19 am

Chuckie Egg.

Still one of the most fun platformers you can play. It's a shame that they didn't include more levels, instead of making it rock solid by chucking in multiple birds on the each 'loop' to compromise.

User avatar
romanista
Posts: 244
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:49 am
Location: Traiectum
Contact:

Post by romanista » Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:11 pm

sensi!
Macretro, for all your retrogames on the mac
Image

Slackdog
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:34 pm
Contact:

Post by Slackdog » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:40 pm

Agree with LeeT with regards to Encounter! Played it on my 800Xl with a CD32 pad and it pwns even harder than back in the 80's ;)

:D

Sensi also - motion capture? Pfft! pure gameplay.

User avatar
Mayhem
Posts: 4739
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Post by Mayhem » Sun Dec 25, 2005 6:58 am

IK+. In the world of hyper fighting games today, nice to go back to a game that has a smaller move set you have to work with to win. And of course, three people!
Lie with passion and be forever damned...

Image

User avatar
roberthazelby
Posts: 677
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:39 pm
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact:

Re:

Post by roberthazelby » Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:15 am

Mayhem wrote:IK+. In the world of hyper fighting games today, nice to go back to a game that has a smaller move set you have to work with to win. And of course, three people!
Oh yes!

This is actually one of the few games that's actually better on an Amiga emulator (I don't know if you were referring to the C64 or Amiga vers) than on the real thing, because you can stretch the screen, removing the horrible borders.

User avatar
Mayhem
Posts: 4739
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:05 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Post by Mayhem » Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:24 am

C64 version all the way here ;)

(the Amiga version is nice, but no comparison. At least it's way better though than the dreadful conversion of Wizball!)
Lie with passion and be forever damned...

Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests