3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by adippm82 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:42 am

JD! wrote:3. Aladdin - While it hurts to admit it's not as good as the SNES version, this is one hell of a platformer in its own right.
I always thought the exact opposite, the Megadrive version was far superior IMO.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by thl » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:46 am

Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Revenge of Shinobi
Castle of Illusion

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by samhain81 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:20 am

adippm82 wrote: I always thought the exact opposite, the Megadrive version was far superior IMO.
I also thought the SNES version was better than the MD version. I just prefer smaller sprites of the snes version, as well as the softer colours.

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:37 pm

Going to bypass the obvious Sonic games (but for the record, it goes Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, then Sonic 1).

Instead:

Decap Attack - Far superior to that Flying Hat thing.

Dynamite Headdy

World of Illusion

Skipped over ones that are great but aren't MD exclusives, like Chuck Rock, James Pond II, Bubsy and the like.

And for some reason I missed out Kid Chameleon, Ristar and Rocket Knight Adventures. Ah well. It's a hard question!
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by bennyb84 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:50 pm

i loved the illusion game with donald, sonic 3 was amazing but how are you all forgetting earthworm jim????

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by RetroMartin » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:56 am

bennyb84 wrote:i loved the illusion game with donald, sonic 3 was amazing but how are you all forgetting earthworm jim????
Earthworm Jim was cracking and full of variety but it was also quite a large shooter as well so some probably don't consider it purely a platformer (I do personally)

Also Quackshot has another honourable mentioned from me - I got so damn good at that game once I could complete it end to end with no trouble, brilliant idea for a game - I fancy playing it now, DAMMIT!
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by samhain81 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:07 am

People are forgetting Taz Mania ? :?

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by Mootown » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:22 am

Strider (lots of platforms)
Sonic 1
Wardner

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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by shiftytigger » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:29 am

I think people are trying to forget Taz-mania :lol:

Sadly the MD probably had more bad platformers than good. Who can forget the travesty that was Talespin or the wondrous Dark Castle.

Nice to see Wardner getting a bit of love. Saw it in Mean Machines back in the day but took me a lot longer to actually play it. Initially disappointed but ultimately came to enjoy it.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by Smurph » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:15 pm

Probably Sonic 2, Rocket Knight Adventures and Flicky for me.
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Re: 3 favourite Platformers in the Mega-Drive?

Post by RUOK » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:47 am

^^ RocketKnight is so awesome, it has so much character. Sonic 2 is one of my favourite games of all time and for No.3 I'll go... Gunstar Heroes.. but maybe that's a run and gun rather than a platformer so perhaps Ottifants :D

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