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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:10 pm
by Speedball81
It Came From The Desert


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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:22 pm
by Fishsta
Antiriad2097 wrote:Don't forget the TI99. Not that it's going to make the top 200.
Why not? I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest Parsec. Because it really is that good.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:28 pm
by GigaPepsiMan
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This is why we can't have nice things. You all know exactly what I meant, no need to be that guy who has a go at people when they call a dolphin a fish or the monster "Frankenstein".

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:49 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
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And don't be giving me any of that Magical Flying Hat rubbish!

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:54 pm
by GigaPepsiMan
Though I know that's decap attack it goes without saying make sure you include the name.

Donkey Kong Country.
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:59 pm
by killbot
There are shedloads I could name - Chrono Trigger, Cannon Fodder, Super Probotector/Contra III, Super Castlevania IV, Sonic 2. But the one I'm going to go for is...

...drum roll please...

The Secret of Monkey Island.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:12 pm
by GigaPepsiMan
Probably should have mentioned, you can post again just be moderate with it, the one game per post thing is so that everyone gets a turn.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:15 pm
by theantmeister
I nominate Golden Axe.

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I think Golden Axe is the finest beat-em-up Sega ever produced. The whole theme of the game is excellent, I love how it sticks every fantasy cliche in the book in there. Dragons? Check. Axe wielding dwarf? Check. Sexy amazon? Check. The level design is inspired and the way the game unfolds as the map gets drawn in, that's a stroke of genius. The music, though, is easily the best thing about it. All the tunes are instantly recognisable and damn catchy. It even managed to sound good on PC speaker. The best port was probably the excellent Mega Drive version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_kO1qOPPu8

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:23 pm
by Fishsta
killbot wrote:There are shedloads I could name - Chrono Trigger, Cannon Fodder, Super Probotector/Contra III, Super Castlevania IV, Sonic 2. But the one I'm going to go for is...

...drum roll please...

The Secret of Monkey Island.
I know most lists of best games ever usually include Mario Games all over the top, but hell yeah, a game so good I bought it twice (PS3 enhanced version), and enjoyed it just as much the second time. And yes, I preferred it to the sequel.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:10 pm
by adippm82
I have gone for the Actraiser, it engrossed me from start to finish, some superb platforming sections, at the start and end of the levels, and the brilliant God sim parts inbetween, it looks wonderful, and has one of the greatest soundtracks of the era IMO.


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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:57 pm
by killbot
Fishsta wrote:
killbot wrote:There are shedloads I could name - Chrono Trigger, Cannon Fodder, Super Probotector/Contra III, Super Castlevania IV, Sonic 2. But the one I'm going to go for is...

...drum roll please...

The Secret of Monkey Island.
I know most lists of best games ever usually include Mario Games all over the top, but hell yeah, a game so good I bought it twice (PS3 enhanced version), and enjoyed it just as much the second time. And yes, I preferred it to the sequel.
The first one had an indefinable atmosphere that the second - as brilliant as it doubtless was - didn't quite replicate for me. Both Monkey 1&2 are brilliant, though. I never got on with 3 and haven't played much of 4 although I do own a copy. I played through 5 on the Wii and thought it was okay, probably the best in the series since the second but a long way short of the first two.

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

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:50 am
by slacey1070
I was surprised not to see mentioned already... Populous

I recall stopping up almost all night, the night before the BIG computer shop in London playing this... Its not my favourite game of all time, perhaps not my favourite game of the 16 bit era, but a land mark release . . . .

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

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:31 am
by mlucifersam
Dungeon Master
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:02 am
by DreamcastRIP
Stunt Car Racer (Atari ST)

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

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:17 am
by theantmeister
adippm82 wrote:I have gone for the Actraiser, it engrossed me from start to finish, some superb platforming sections, at the start and end of the levels, and the brilliant God sim parts inbetween, it looks wonderful, and has one of the greatest soundtracks of the era IMO.
Good call! I don't understand why this mix of genres wasn't used more. Someone needs to do a modern Actraiser.