Games Of The Year (With A Retro Twist!)

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Games Of The Year (With A Retro Twist!)

Post by Roo » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:25 pm

You've no doubt seen lots of 'best games of 2010' threads popping up all over the multitude of internet gaming forums. Very well saying you enjoyed the likes of Super Mario Galaxy 2, Halo Reach and Red Dead Redemption, but what about the retro games you've played this year? Thus, here I ask you to list your favourite games of 2010, with two important stipulations:

1. The games can't have been released in 2010.
2. The games you choose must have been new to you in 2010. You can't have played them before 2010!

No remakes either - just list your favourite new (old) games of 2010!

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Here are my favourites:

1. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS- 2006)
2. Ridge Racer 2 (PSP - 2007)
3. LocoRoco (PSP - 2006)
4. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose (SNES - 1992)
5. Manx TT Super Bike (Saturn - 1995)
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Post by Rayne » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:29 pm

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - In spite of a few niggles it was a very accomplished remake of one of the best games of all time.
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Post by Megamixer » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:40 pm

Alien Resurrection (PS1)
Konami Krazy Racers (GBA)
Demolition Racer (PS1)
Puchi Carat (arcade - played on PS2 Taito Legends 2)
FIFA International Soccer (3DO version)
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Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:46 pm

1. Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (DS)...hadn't played any of the Ace Attorney games before last year, that was my favourite of them though :)
2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
3. The Secret Of Monkey Island...Finally got to play this via XBLA. Pleased to say that it lived up to my expectations :)
4. Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)...Finally achieved one of my 'collecting' goals of getting this last year. And it's great. :)
5. Desert Strike (MD)...yes, believe it or not, I had never played this before last year! Excellent little shoot 'em up.
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Post by the_hawk » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:14 pm

Great idea for a thread.

Keystone Kapers. (Atari 2600) YET another superb Activision game, they were the absolute master craftsmen of the machine.

Geometry Wars (Wii) not retro in the strictest sense, but damn fine game

No More Heroes (Wii) as above!

Jawbreaker (Atari 2600) one of the finest Pac Man clones I've played - bonus marks as it reminds me of Jumping Jack on the speccy.

Potty Painter (Spectrum) ok a bit of a cheat this one as it's basically Amidar. But I really really love Amidar & I only played 'potty painter' for the first time this year!

Toe Jam & Earl 3 - toe curlingly embarrassing at times, but still a delight.

Shenmue 2 - played it for the first time this year & even though I didn't quite get into it, I can (sort of) see what the fuss is about.

"fast" Pac-man & "fast" ms pac-man - Genius way to liven up classic games.

Special mention for Horace in the Mystic Woods. Ok it doesn't technically qualify as it's a 2010 made port. Still, damn fine game though.

There's probably loads I've missed too. I LOVE discovering classics. (especially on the Speccy & Atari VCS)
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Post by clarance » Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:31 pm

Off the top of my head -

The Advance Wars games on the GBA and DS - played them to death after I finally gave them a bit of time.

A Day in the Life on the Spectrum - played this on in the Retro League one week. Instant nostalgia from a game I'd never played, however that works.

Odama on the Gamecube - another one I avoided playing for a while, but bloody brilliant and more than a bit mental.
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Post by nokgod » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:09 pm

I'd have to put Axelay SNES in there, never really been a huge fan of shmup's but i really got sucked into this one, as part of the 'Let's All Play' feature.

Also Ratchet and clank: Tools of Destruction as a more recent offering. Remains the only game i've finished on the PS3. I enjoyed it so much, i'm looking for A Crack in Time to carry on the R&C joy. :)
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Post by ToxieDogg » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:33 pm

nokgod wrote:Also Ratchet and clank: Tools of Destruction as a more recent offering. Remains the only game i've finished on the PS3. I enjoyed it so much, i'm looking for A Crack in Time to carry on the R&C joy. :)
Don't forget Quest For Booty, it's a smaller size game that comes inbetween Tools Of Destruction and A Crack in Time.....you can either download it from PSN or pick it up pretty cheaply as a physical release now...it expands a bit on the overall storyline so it's worth a look.
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Post by Shinobi » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:42 pm

Quite a few actually

Amstrad Sorcery + always wanted to play and finally did
Professor Layton and the Mysterious Future DS
Ghost Hunter Mikado Super Famicom
Zelda Twilight Princess Gamecube bought new £30 never played it until recently
Loop Cube Loop Salad DS awesome 2d puzzle game with even better signing
Deadly Premonition 360 finally a survival Horror that is as good as Silent Hill 2
Super Don Quoxite Laser disc Daphne anothor game I wanted to play for years and finally got Daphne going
Rodlands Arcade and Nes have the nes on emulation that makes it easier to play
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Post by nokgod » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:09 pm

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nokgod wrote:Also Ratchet and clank: Tools of Destruction as a more recent offering. Remains the only game i've finished on the PS3. I enjoyed it so much, i'm looking for A Crack in Time to carry on the R&C joy. :)
Don't forget Quest For Booty, it's a smaller size game that comes inbetween Tools Of Destruction and A Crack in Time.....you can either download it from PSN or pick it up pretty cheaply as a physical release now...it expands a bit on the overall storyline so it's worth a look.
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Post by SirClive » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:34 pm

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Post by pratty » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:20 pm

1. Super Mario Galaxy - almost perfect, didn't want it to end.
2. Metroid Prime 3 : Corruption - best FPS on Wii, imo as good Metroid Prime GC, which is high praise indeed.
3. Yoshi's Island (GBA) - just really good fun, a beautiful, pleasant, delight of a game.
4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - a superb 2D Mario experience, multiplayer adds another fun dimension.
5. Freedom Fighters - took me a while to get into but I eventually became hooked.
6. Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy - underrated Zelda clone that kept me busy for quite a while.
7. Zelda: A Link to the Past DX - so far so good, could be higher once I've played it more.
8. Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA, I really have never played this properly until this year :oops: ) - same as 7.
9. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones - linear but really good fun.
10. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut (DS, I've played it before but the Director's Cut was new to me.) - shame about the lack of voices, but an excellent port otherwise.


Honourable Mentions (aka games I would have liked to have included, but feel I just haven't played them enough to know just how good they are yet):

GTA: Chinatown Wars (DS)
Okami (Wii)
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Zelda: Sprit Tracks
Chrono Trigger (DS)
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Post by chewy » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:30 am

danlptr12 wrote:In my opinion, here are the list of the games which can be game of the year:

- Black Ops
- Modern Warfare
- Need for speed Most Wanted
- Bad Company 2
- GTA IV
- Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
- James Bond Blood Stone
- Mass Effect 2
Missed the point there fella ;)

Dragon Quest (NES)
Breath of Fire IV (PSX)
Two I can think of. Played other random games, but nothing memorable.

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Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:16 am

In no particular order:
Windjammers
Cleopatra Fortune
Mario's Super Picross
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Pretty odd list, but that's the kind of guy I am.

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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:50 am

Really nice idea for a thread, I'm looking at other people's posts and seeing some games I'd like to try. :) In order of format, then title (I'm that anal)...

Solar Fox (Atari 2600)

Frantic gameplay that has tons of the 'just one more go' factor.

Thrust (Atari 2600)

Brilliant game that looks amazing and has tight controls.

R-Type Leo (MAME)

I know some people feel this is the weak link in the series, but I really enjoyed playing through it. Two player is good fun, and there are some decent tunes as well.

Do Re Mi Fantasy (SNES)

A fun and colourful platformer that I honestly think gives Mario a run for his money!

Princess Maker - Legend of Another World (SNES)

A decent stat-grinding game, with multiple endings depending on how you've raised your charge.

There are others, mostly MAME, but these are the ones that stand out for me.
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