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The Most Important Isometric games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:28 am

We all know how important Ant Attack, Filmation and Head Over Heels were to isometric adventuring, but what other titles helped set new standards for the isometric adventure?

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Post by Fishsta » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:37 am

I think Where Time Stood Still and The Great Escape set the highest standard.

Batman, Head over Heels, Sweevos World and many others seemed too samey to me.
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Post by Mootown » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:38 am

And I was going to say Head Over Heels.............

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by snowkatt » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:10 am

what about zaxxon ?
its not an adventure game but probably one of the most important isometric games out there
in so far i know it was the first to use isometric at all
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by TheDude18 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:12 am

How about The Last Ninja series?

Marble Madness?

Spindizzy?

Crystal Castles?
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by ipmarks » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:19 am

snowkatt wrote:what about zaxxon ?
its not an adventure game but probably one of the most important isometric games out there
in so far i know it was the first to use isometric at all
In agreement here... Zaxxon definitely a standout isometric game.

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by Fishsta » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:21 am

I guess the original EA ARL / Rugby Union / FIFA games are isometric too...

Just so I'm not an idiot... it is the 45 degree viewing angle that makes a game "isometric", isn't it?
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:22 am

I love Marble Madness - just wish I was better at it.

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by thevulture » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:27 am

Nether Earth (Speccy) 1st ever RTS?. Shadowrun (Snes). Fallout (PC). The Immortal (multi).Think IF your going to do an Isometric feature scope there to cover far more than just adventure games.
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by ismellicecream » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:28 am

The Great Escape is one of my favs, an early example of a sandbox (I hate that word) game too.

How about Q*Bert, does that count?

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by stvd » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:33 am

Fishsta wrote:Just so I'm not an idiot... it is the 45 degree viewing angle that makes a game "isometric", isn't it?
Ahem! :roll:
It's actually at 30 degrees. :wink:
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by thevulture » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:34 am

Q-Bert def.should count. One of the earliest games i know of to use isometric perspective.Another olde arcade title: Congo-Bongo (Had 3D climbing etc).

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by markopoloman » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:35 am

Well, as the C64 was not best known for them.......................

Inside Outing by The Edge was bloody brilliant.

and do the Sir Arthur Pendragon games count as Isometric? If so, Entombed was fantastic.
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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by thevulture » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:42 am

A-Train (PC). Used High Resolution Isometric graphics. 1st to do so?. Age Of Empires (Pc)

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Re: The Most Important Isometric games

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:43 am

I don't think the Arthur Pendragon games are isometric - you look at him side on.

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