Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by ChipTune » Sun May 27, 2012 6:12 am

theantmeister wrote:Barbarian probably deserves a mention. Someone needs to remake that game with decent controls.
This was a side-on fighter wasn't it?? Not a platform game
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by theantmeister » Sun May 27, 2012 6:17 am

There's ladders and stairs and, well, platforms. There were traps and certains parts you can only get past with certain items.

Oh, hang on, you're talking about the Palace one. I'm talking about this http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/barbarian.

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by ivortheinjun » Sun May 27, 2012 7:39 am

Palace Of Magic is the obvious one on the Acorns.

That said, Peter Scott was great at these for the BBC or Electron.

Thunderstruck I & II and Omega Orb are all very good examples. Spycat was another of his, released under a pseudonym I believe. Don't think I got too far on that one.

Elixir had some nice puzzles, and never really got its due back in the day.

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by Supernaut » Sun May 27, 2012 8:01 am

ChipTune wrote:Inspired by this issues Citadel feature, a game I have never played but looks fun, I was wondering if people could recommend some really good 2d platformer adventures i.e. many rooms, keys, items etc

Games like: Rick Dangerous, Montezuma's Revenge, Monty on The Run etc.. Games with ladders and traps and stuff, not basic platformers like Manic Miner, nor well known games like Flashback / castlevania etc

Any format is cool as I would be playing them through an emulator... PC games are good too, freeware or remakes of old games.. and DOS games like Inner Worlds (worth a try if you havent heard of it). http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... diYDKJVE#!


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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by ChipTune » Sun May 27, 2012 1:19 pm

i do love dizzy games, but im more after action orientated platformers .. with key collecting and hidden secrets etc..

some of the suggestions so far have been good though.. ive played a lot of them I just wondered if, like Citadel, there were any treasures I have missed. :)
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun May 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Dynamite Dan II , Jack The Nipper, Starquake on the Speccy

Myth on the C64

Another World/Flashback on the Amiga

I guess you could say Fate of Atlantis as well on the PC as it isn't specifically a 'point and click' due to some action elements.
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by nakamura » Sun May 27, 2012 2:30 pm

Switchblade 2?

Not played it for years but I remember it being good.
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by joefish » Sun May 27, 2012 3:08 pm

Leander on the ST was great. Looked amazing - Shadow of the Beast quality of graphics in an action platform game. Generally you have to find a hidden object on each level and take it to the exit portal.

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun May 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Leander is also available for the Mega Drive under a different title: The Legend of Galahad
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun May 27, 2012 6:06 pm

Knight 'n' Grail on the C64 is superb :D
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by ChipTune » Sun May 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Knight N Grail was good yes, good call.. I enjoyed that.

I had legend of Galahad on mega drive recently, that was ok..

Switchblade 1 + 2 are good games, I like the original better though.

I really liked the smila indie game with c64 graphics ' Rocky memphis & the temple of ophuxoff' but being a timed game it left me feeling stressed... it would have been perfect for me if it was about collecting stuff to get a score rather than being timed.

Keep em coming! :D

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by Supernaut » Sun May 27, 2012 10:26 pm

ChipTune wrote:Knight N Grail was good yes, good call.. I enjoyed that.

I had legend of Galahad on mega drive recently, that was ok..

Switchblade 1 + 2 are good games, I like the original better though.

I really liked the smila indie game with c64 graphics ' Rocky memphis & the temple of ophuxoff' but being a timed game it left me feeling stressed... it would have been perfect for me if it was about collecting stuff to get a score rather than being timed.

Keep em coming! :D

*having slagged off the new wonder boy monster world sega collection on XBLA Im actually really enjoying Monster World IV, much more so than the other two which are a bit bland and VERY annoying (monster land).
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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by Matt_B » Mon May 28, 2012 6:35 am

ChipTune wrote:
theantmeister wrote:Barbarian probably deserves a mention. Someone needs to remake that game with decent controls.
This was a side-on fighter wasn't it?? Not a platform game
That's the other Barbarian. he's referring to this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarian_%28Psygnosis%29

There's also Obliterator, which uses the same mouse-driven controls:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obliterator

It's very nice game when you get the hang of it, and one of the best David Whittaker soundtracks too.

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Re: Best 2d Arcade Adventure Platformers?

Post by theantmeister » Mon May 28, 2012 6:48 am

Matt_B wrote:
ChipTune wrote:
theantmeister wrote:Barbarian probably deserves a mention. Someone needs to remake that game with decent controls.
This was a side-on fighter wasn't it?? Not a platform game
That's the other Barbarian. he's referring to this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarian_%28Psygnosis%29

There's also Obliterator, which uses the same mouse-driven controls:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obliterator

It's very nice game when you get the hang of it, and one of the best David Whittaker soundtracks too.
Yes, although the control method makes it harder that it should be.

Actually, it would work better on a touch screen. Someone should do an iOS port!

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