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

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

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

User avatar
Elgin_McQueen
Posts: 6777
Joined: Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:08 am
Location: Elgin, Scotland

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:53 pm

That early Mario game, with the single screen and the POW box in the middle, dullest game I have ever played.
Join the Retroleague, dip in and out or compete to be the best, everyone welcome! https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/retroleague/


Image

User avatar
The Last Ginja
Posts: 2005
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:29 pm
Location: Currently Adventuring in Norwich

Re:

Post by The Last Ginja » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:54 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:
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

Zoids was excellent on the C64, but I couldn't get into it on my mates Speccy(perhaps the Awesome Hubbard tune helped), but I did have alot of trouble with OMAHD, which couldn't even be saved by another great Hubbard tune.

Knightlore would be the one that springs to mind most for me.My Speccy owning friends raved about it, but I found it pretty boring! *RUNS*

User avatar
Kai
Posts: 682
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:19 am
Location: Kiel, Germany

Re:

Post by Kai » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:15 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Also Half Life - I like FPS but I found this very boring. [...]I never got more than half an hour into the game [...]
:shock: omg :shock:
Half-Life is a classic. Period.

User avatar
Kickboxingshrimp
Posts: 757
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:19 pm
Location: Pontefract
Contact:

Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:37 pm

The tomb raider games...

If the main character was a fat overweight plumber would the game still be a smash....

...........oh hang on a nintendo-popping minute.....
Stay Tuna`d

www.kickboxingshrimp.com

Image

Xbox Live Account : KBS Dot Com

User avatar
Kickboxingshrimp
Posts: 757
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:19 pm
Location: Pontefract
Contact:

Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:41 pm

or another case in point....didnt we revel the worse game in the world ever.....and that had a HUGE amount of hype...

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1664
Stay Tuna`d

www.kickboxingshrimp.com

Image

Xbox Live Account : KBS Dot Com

User avatar
The Last Ginja
Posts: 2005
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:29 pm
Location: Currently Adventuring in Norwich

Re:

Post by The Last Ginja » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:44 pm

Kickboxingshrimp wrote:or another case in point....didnt we revel the worse game in the world ever.....and that had a HUGE amount of hype...

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1664
Get Dexter? :wink:

User avatar
Kickboxingshrimp
Posts: 757
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:19 pm
Location: Pontefract
Contact:

Post by Kickboxingshrimp » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:49 pm

lol...i could open up old wounds and mention gran turismo...but lets not... :wink:
Stay Tuna`d

www.kickboxingshrimp.com

Image

Xbox Live Account : KBS Dot Com

User avatar
Robbo
Posts: 511
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:06 pm
Location: Thetford, Norfolk, UK.

Post by Robbo » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:57 pm

Strider on the Mega Drive was the bomb!

For me it would have to be Kick Off 2. It was pile of poo. SWOS kicked it's arse every time!

Oh no what have I done...... :twisted:

User avatar
sirclive1
Posts: 1937
Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:57 am
Location: lancaster

Post by sirclive1 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:15 pm

There are loads of games that spring to my mind - the ones that are really hyped /adored by people and i hate are super mario kart on the snes and any of the final fantasy games , mystical pap in my very humble opinion but people love em and i stress its only my opinion. :roll:

User avatar
Cornelius
Posts: 597
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:28 am
Location: Cork, Ireland
Contact:

Post by Cornelius » Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:55 pm

Gran Turismo anything. Don't like the series at all. Too many cars. Not enough game.

User avatar
pottyboy
Posts: 1767
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:03 pm
Contact:

Re:

Post by pottyboy » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:37 pm

sirclive1 wrote:There are loads of games that spring to my mind - the ones that are really hyped /adored by people and i hate are super mario kart on the snes and any of the final fantasy games , mystical pap in my very humble opinion but people love em and i stress its only my opinion. :roll:
I loved Super Mario Kart! It was good in 1-player but 2-player was something different! Me and my bro used to have battle matches against each other!

I've only ever played Final Fantasy VII and that has to be my pet hate. Annoying random battles, characyers suddenly appearing etc. However, I hear that it was just the story that captivated most people? :roll:
Image

"And I've got a little TIP for you. Get the POINT?" - Guybrush Threepwood

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

Post by Frank Chickens » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:40 pm

Super Mario series: Jump on blocks, jump on creatures etc. Repeat until bored, zzz.

All 1-on-1 beat 'em ups: waggle the joypad/joystick and mash the buttons until you win or lose, not exactly enthralling.
"A cynic is what an optimist calls a realist"

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Post by thl » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:11 pm

If it's a SNES game, it's going to be Rival Turf. Unrealistic scrolling beat em' up game with crap moves and boring (probably daft) baddies. Just another rip-off to Final Fight and Streets of Rage.

Hyperzone was great with a Mode 7 feature, but only to be let down by boring gameplay. :(

thl
Posts: 4427
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:52 am

Re:

Post by thl » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:41 pm

skylarking wrote:
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?
The Mega Drive version stands out the best. It's just about arcade perfect. :D

A bit let down with the Master System version. Perhaps it's to do with the programming. :(

User avatar
broton
Posts: 42
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:37 am
Location: Derby

Re:

Post by broton » Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:42 pm

Robbo wrote:Strider on the Mega Drive was the bomb!

For me it would have to be Kick Off 2. It was pile of poo. SWOS kicked it's arse every time!

Oh no what have I done...... :twisted:
It's quite simple - you've got your games mixed up

The ability to change teams names does not a great footy game make.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests