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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:58 am
by GigaPepsiMan
This is a little thing that I think could be fun and educational.
Here is how it works:
Each member names a game that they think should go in the top 200 (a video or image would be a welcome addition to just naming names, just be mindful of image size otherwise the page will lag).
Each member can only name 1 game at a time, if you put more than one game in a post then none of those games get listed.
No double posting, this is obvious.
You can disagree with peoples choices if you want but I don't want to see people going around and telling people that they are full on wrong.
The list isn't it any order so no complaints about game x being number x on the list.
Anything released on a 16-bit format counts even if it is a port of an older game, if it's on a 16-bit machine it counts.

So I'll start off:

1. Super Metroid
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Really isn't anything to say about this game because everyone has heard of it, knows of it and most of you have probably played it.

The list:
1. Super Metroid
2. Streets of Rage 2
3. Xenon
4. Gunstar Heroes
5. Carrier Command
6. Soul Blazer
7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8. Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse
9. Another World
10. It Came From The Desert
11. Decap Attack
12. Donkey Kong Country
13. The Secret of Monkey Island
14. Golden Axe
15. Actraiser
16. Populous
17. Dungeon Master
18. Stunt Car Racer
19. Thunderforce 3
20. North and South
21. Twinkle Tale
22. Marko's Magic Football
23. Pinball Fantasies
24. Toe jam and earl
25. No Second Prize
26. Batman
27. S.T.U.N. Runner
28. Lankhor
29. greendog
30. Llamatron
31. john madden football 92.
32. NHLPA Hockey 93
33. World of Illusion
34. Desert Strike
35. Kid Chameleon
36. Laser Squad
37. Shining Force

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:10 am
by learnedrobb
Streets of Rage 2:

http://youtu.be/AbAcWZxxMBE

The best side scrolling beat em up of the 16bit generation, bar none.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:43 am
by fujiHunter
3. Xenon
Shiny metal, spinning gun turrets... what's not to like! It looks fantastic even today to this ole eye. One of the best vertical shoot-em ups of all time no doubt.

(Opinion based on Atari ST + Amiga versions)

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:55 am
by Roo
4. Gunstar Heroes

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The daddy of run 'n' gunners in the 16bit era, if you ask me. Crackin' soundtrack, brilliant co-op, graphics flashier than anything else on the Mega Drive up to that point...it pisses all over Contra III from a great height, in my opinion.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:20 am
by pantal00ns
5. Carrier Command:

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The scope of this game back in the late 80's seemed endless. Take control of a carrier, (surprisingly) and using Landing craft and jets named after the largest of the Ray family, you must take over a lot of (50+?) islands before your opposite number. If I remember correctly the oppositions craft was better than yours, or I was just sh!t at the game.

The graphics and mechanics of the game blew me away, a real time strategy game in 3D and a vast landscape was just what the doctor ordered.

Platform: Atari-ST

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:06 am
by The Laird
Are we counting the PC Engine and Atari Lynx as 16-bit?

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:42 am
by DreamcastRIP
The Laird wrote:Are we counting the PC Engine and Atari Lynx as 16-bit?
The SNES is being counted as 16-bit so we may as well! :lol:

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:25 am
by c0nfu53d
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Out of all the 16bit games I've played this is probally the one I come back to the most. I have played it though so many times and it never gets old.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:20 pm
by GigaPepsiMan
The Laird wrote:Are we counting the PC Engine and Atari Lynx as 16-bit?
This one always comes up and the answer is might as well. Ideally though you might want to save the handhelds for when (if) I do a top 200 handheld games.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:58 pm
by The Laird
GigaPepsiMan wrote:
The Laird wrote:Are we counting the PC Engine and Atari Lynx as 16-bit?
This one always comes up and the answer is might as well. Ideally though you might want to save the handhelds for when (if) I do a top 200 handheld games.
So is this just consoles and computers then, or just console?

It doesn't say in the thread title or original post, it just says this:
Anything released on a 16-bit format counts

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:02 pm
by Negative Creep
Zelda 3 A Link to the Past

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Pretty much the closet thing to gaming perfection that I've ever encountered

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:43 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
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an obvious one but it looks as good as it plays,may be a little on the easy side but a joy to play.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:04 pm
by Liamh1982
Shouldn't the Intellivision be in here too then?

And this list has no worth without Super Mario World in it - thankfully I have now rectified this! ;)

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:07 pm
by Antiriad2097
Don't forget the TI99. Not that it's going to make the top 200.

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

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:06 pm
by Mire Mare
Another World deserves to be in the list.

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