Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by tachi » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:51 pm

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My entry is: Phantasy Star IV on the Megadrive.
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by Dreamer » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:57 am

I was going to give Probotector/Contra Hard Corps (MD) a shout but then decided to go with The Adventures of Batman & Robin (MD) due to that game not getting as much love.

The games pretty much Contra but with Batman. It still shocks me even now the amount of effects like rotation, scaling and other little tricks they managed to pack into each stage and Jesper Kyd's soundtrack is absolute Class! :D

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Post by learnedrobb » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:30 am

And another from me:

Quackshot. Very underrated Disney platformer. Stunning animation, brilliant sound, and great gameplay.

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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by Gigifusc » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:52 am

I'll nominate Elite.

Have I understood the rules properly? I can have as many posts as I want but each post can one have 1 entry?

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Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:01 pm

yeah Elite should be in, awesome game

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Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:05 pm

Gigifusc wrote:I'll nominate Elite.

Have I understood the rules properly? I can have as many posts as I want but each post can one have 1 entry?
Which version though? I thought the original Elite was only on the 8-bit computers :?

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Post by PaulEMoz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:37 pm

The Laird wrote:
Gigifusc wrote:I'll nominate Elite.

Have I understood the rules properly? I can have as many posts as I want but each post can one have 1 entry?
Which version though? I thought the original Elite was only on the 8-bit computers :?
I've got the Amiga version. It's not particularly a 16-bit game though, it's definitely thought of as an 8-bit classic.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:07 pm

The Laird wrote:
Gigifusc wrote:I'll nominate Elite.
Which version though? I thought the original Elite was only on the 8-bit computers :?
The Archimedes version is generally considered to be the 'best' version, so its crossed from 8 to 16 and 32 bit systems.

Its not just on computers either, since there's a NES version.

I have the Atari ST version and its pretty neat, moving from vector to solid filled 3D and maintaining a decent refresh rate.
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Post by The Laird » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:36 pm

Ah cool, I thought that the ST only got Elite 2

I will still always think of Elite as an 8-bit game though

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Post by Lettuce » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:22 pm

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Just AMAZING when this was released!!!!

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Post by nakamura » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:26 pm

Still is Lettuce. As is the lovely Quackshot mentioned above.
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Post by martyg » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:45 pm

Astrosmash, Microsurgeon, Dragonfire, Utopia...
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by Dreamer » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:11 pm

GYNOUG/Wings of Wor (MD)

I absolutely love everything about Gynoug. it just Oozes style! It's a real shame it never got a sequel. :(

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:12 pm

Gynoug's amazing! Fantastic bosses in that one (plus it's easy enough to play successfully whilst still taking in the scenery).

Also, liking the amount of Mega Drive love here - 32 MD games to only 11 SNES games :D

And just to add to that, here's Dynamite Headdy:

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:08 pm

And just to be fair...
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