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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by jdanddiet » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:44 pm

Flashback
Robocop Vs Terminator
Revenge of Shinobi
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:11 pm

jdanddiet wrote:Flashback
Robocop Vs Terminator
Revenge of Shinobi
None of which I would call a platformer :lol:

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by jdanddiet » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:30 pm

The Laird wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:Flashback
Robocop Vs Terminator
Revenge of Shinobi
None of which I would call a platformer :lol:
well they all have platforms ya numpty :lol:
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:31 pm

jdanddiet wrote:
The Laird wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:Flashback
Robocop Vs Terminator
Revenge of Shinobi
None of which I would call a platformer :lol:
well they all have platforms ya numpty :lol:
So does a 70's porn star :mrgreen:

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by Mire Mare » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:00 pm

The Laird wrote:
jdanddiet wrote:Flashback
Robocop Vs Terminator
Revenge of Shinobi
None of which I would call a platformer :lol:
jdanddiet wrote:well they all have platforms ya numpty :lol:
The Laird wrote:So does a 70's porn star :mrgreen:
:lol: Anyway, doesn't Conrad wear white 'sneakers' in that platform game.

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by jdanddiet » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:24 pm

i've often wondered on our definition of genres. A lot of people would not class MD games such as the Strike games as shooters. But they were called that at the time, and pretty much all you do is shoot sh*t :D
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by Mire Mare » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:17 pm

jdanddiet wrote:i've often wondered on our definition of genres. A lot of people would not class MD games such as the Strike games as shooters. But they were called that at the time, and pretty much all you do is shoot sh*t :D
Definitely an element of subjectivity when classifying games. Personally I'd say the Strike games were shooters :?

As for Flashback, the Mean Machines Sega review referred to it as a platform game on the Mega Drive so that's enough to confirm my own view. Jaz Rignall also said it was of the Prince of Persia genre and PoP is a classic 2d platformer.

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Post by The Laird » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:03 pm

Mire Mare wrote: As for Flashback, the Mean Machines Sega review referred to it as a platform game on the Mega Drive so that's enough to confirm my own view. Jaz Rignall also said it was of the Prince of Persia genre and PoP is a classic 2d platformer.
For me both games are arcade adventures.

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by Dreamer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:13 am

There's so many great platformers on the MEGA DRIVE which makes it hard to choose, so i'll just go with three that haven't already been mentioned.

X-MEN 2 - Clone Wars

Chuck Rock II - Son of Chuck

Castlevania - The New Generation / Bloodlines

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by jdanddiet » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:31 am

The Laird wrote:
Mire Mare wrote: As for Flashback, the Mean Machines Sega review referred to it as a platform game on the Mega Drive so that's enough to confirm my own view. Jaz Rignall also said it was of the Prince of Persia genre and PoP is a classic 2d platformer.
For me both games are arcade adventures.
With platforms.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by JD! » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:13 am

3. Aladdin - While it hurts to admit it's not as god as the SNES version, this is one hell of a platformer in its own right.

2. Rocket Knight Adventures - Sure, it's easy but MAN is it fun. With a great sense of humour to boot, I just adore this game!
look at it sideways wrote: 1. Sonic 3&Knuckles - the best Sonic game ever, and a great selection of characters who each offered something different to the way you play the game. Not to mention the superb soundtrack, one of the best on the system. And some of the boss fights were just epic.
What he said! :D
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Alisia Dragoon, Although the Lightning bolt could make things too easy at times, I played this for ages, love everything about this game.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by theantmeister » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:40 pm

3. Aladdin - No shame in admitting that this version is better than the SNES version, it is just an immutable, undeniable, straight up fact. Aladdin has one of my favourite soundtracks to any game, although the PC version does a much better rendition of it.
2. James Pond 2 Robocod - Brilliant little platformer.
1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - I replayed this recently and I was surprised at how hard it is, to the point where I didn't enjoy it as much as I remembered. It is still a great game and maybe the best Sonic ever.
Combo-Breaker wrote:No love for "Chuck-Rock"?
I think Chuck Rock was the first platformer I played on my Megadrive after Sonic 1. I loved playing through it and it is a good laugh. Maybe it was too short to be in anyone's top 3? The graphics are great though, all the dinos and Chuck have so much personality, without it being forced like in something like Bubsy the Bobcat.

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by shiftytigger » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Think the problem with categorising like this is that 'platformers' are generally seen as cartoony games with platforms - whereas the genre covers much more. suppose if the title had said cartoon platformers then maybe that would have made it a little easier.

Personally I prefer cartoony platformers - though have a lot of love for more actiony adventurey games Like Revenge of Shinobi,Castlevania etc.

I also prefer characters that dont have wildly flailing limbs (ernest evans/el viento) or over elaborate animation frames that make jumps difficult to judge.

My favourite cartoony platformers are

1. Rainbow Islands - not a traditional scrolling platformer but still one of my all time faves
2. New Zealand Story - perfectly lovely,cute and great looking.
3. Castle of Illusion - a few more levels or a slightly higher difficulty level might have helped but a great lookinggraphical showcase for the early days of MD games.

Honourable mentions - Rolo to the Rescue,World of illusion,Ristar and a crafty bonus mention to Pirates of Dark Water.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by DPrinny » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:52 pm

Crap forgot about Ristar,

Replace Kid Chameleon with that

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by jb1014 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:00 am

Sonic, Aladdin and Ristar for me - in that order. They were not only great games at the time, but they still are. They are all games you can invest some real time in but also just pick up and play for 10 mins and are as enjoyable either way.

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