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'Classic' games you don't understand the hype about

Post by skylarking » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:07 am

My number one would have to be Jet Set Willy. I never played it when it originally came out, but fairly recently I picked up an Amstrad CPC 464 and got a copy on tape. Too difficult, visually pretty bland, and the 'recurring death loop' bug is incredibly annoying.
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Post by revgiblet » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:15 am

I totally agree with you, which is what I said in this thread here...

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2012
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Post by felgekarp » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:36 am

Strider, I've never understood what made it such a stand out game.

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Post by skylarking » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:41 am

felgekarp wrote:Strider, I've never understood what made it such a stand out game.
I have that on Master System, doesn't seem that great, but maybe it's just a bad port?
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Post by Tapey297 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:49 am

Strider was a great game Ok I have never played the Master system version but the Megadrive verison was amazing. At the time the purple ninja pushed the hardware to the limit as well as being exiting and addictive.

The game I never got was Paradroid on C64 I got it on a covertape probably 1991 and just couldnt get into it despite it getting something like 98% from ZZap.

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Post by P-Head » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:03 am

I loved Strider on the Amiga, but I admit that it got pretty jerky at times. I haven't played any other ports of it though.

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Post by Kaede » Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:13 am

Grand Theft Auto series - Drive from A to B try and kill someone despite the crap controls. Then repeat x100000.

Ico - Walk around an empty castle.

Battle Garegga - So great and well designed you can't even see the enemy bullets due to the hideous colour scheme.

Every Metal Slug game after 1 - Rubbish.

I also agree on Strider. I think that game was a case of having one of the coolest video game heroes ever designed and then putting him in a game with crap controls and jerky graphics. I didn't like the PSone sequel either. :x

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:33 am

Zoids

One Man And His Droid

Some people consider these classic games-I could never get into either

Also Half Life - I like FPS but I found this very boring.Having said that, I never got more than half an hour into the game,so it may have got better later on

And Deus Ex-thought this was a very long,very boring game.Almmost completed it ,but gave up
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Post by markopoloman » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:52 am

paranoid marvin wrote:Zoids

One Man And His Droid

Some people consider these classic games-I could never get into either

Also Half Life - I like FPS but I found this very boring.Having said that, I never got more than half an hour into the game,so it may have got better later on

And Deus Ex-thought this was a very long,very boring game.Almmost completed it ,but gave up
Zoids and One Man and His Droid were classics! :roll:

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:55 am

markopoloman wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Zoids

One Man And His Droid

Some people consider these classic games-I could never get into either

Also Half Life - I like FPS but I found this very boring.Having said that, I never got more than half an hour into the game,so it may have got better later on

And Deus Ex-thought this was a very long,very boring game.Almmost completed it ,but gave up
Zoids and One Man and His Droid were classics! :roll:

There certainly seemed to be great games in there somewher,I just couldn't find them!

I think the instructions for both games (particularly OMAHD) could
have been clearer though
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Post by demon cleaner » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:57 am

The game I never got was Paradroid on C64
I played it a lot, and liked it very much. Same goes for other Braybrook games as Uridium and Alleykat. There are a lot of classic games that weren't good. As f.ex. I long awaited Paperboy, but I was so disappointed, that was a pretty repetitive and overated game (IMO).

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Post by Lindopski » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:05 pm

I think in 1984 when Jet set willy came out it was a fun little game and graphics were not still most games strong point at that time, JSW was difficult but that meant i played it more.I enjoyed it as it was simple fun and platformers were cool then as well.
Strider left me awe struck when I saw it for the first time on these new fancy megadrives, I was an Amiga owner then but I was impressed.I was rubbish at it though.

My own pet hate has always been Tetris though it is the only - original gameboy - game that I have. I did have wario but it vanished.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:15 pm

The only decent version of Paperboy is the arcade version,probably because of the handlebar controls

I loved Paradroid,but disliked Alleykat (though I loved the music!)

As for Uridium-a great game,but I found it really difficult to land
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Post by Tapey297 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:26 pm

Whilst I didn't get Paradroid I absolutely loved uridium. It was well solid but superbly excecuted.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:40 pm

Tapey297 wrote:Whilst I didn't get Paradroid I absolutely loved uridium. It was well solid but superbly excecuted.
Uridium had classic C64 graphics-bright bold and colourful.Although it also came out on Amiga,which much better defined graphics,they weren't as good as the C64 version

Same with the sound-I don't think there's been a machine before or since which has had musicians who could create music as creatively as could be
done with the SID chip
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