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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by sirclive1 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:41 am

Wanted Monty Mole - oozes playabilty and bathes me in nostalgia everytime i load it up.
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by Rinoa » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:06 pm

Easy one this! Super Mario Bros 3. One of my all-time favourite games.
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by SinclairStrange » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:17 pm

Mega Man 3.
I just love that game for the NES.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by mainvein » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:00 pm

chuckie egg everytime :-)
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by Katzkatz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:54 pm

Bubble Bobble on the Spectrum, and it has to be the 128 Kb version on 3 inch floppy. Special memories for me. I loved playing that in two players mode.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by LAIS » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:42 pm

Super Mario Bros 3 or Megaman 2. It's a tough one, both are exceptional games.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by van » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:36 pm

ShadowNeku wrote:It's probably between Land of Illusion or Super Mario 3. Don't make me choose!
Very good choice. The port of castle of illusion on the SMS was good fun too.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by snowkatt » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:40 pm

even though its not a real platformer for me it will be robocop vs the terminator on the megadrive then
it has enough platforming bits
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by jb1014 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:34 am

Booty on the spectrum. Hours of fun and genuinely challenging. It was also cheap as chips but you'd have happily paid full price for it at the time.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by SirClive » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:08 am

For solo play it is Chuckie Egg (Spectrum). For two player fun it is Bubble Bobble (C64).
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by greenberet79 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:36 am

Pitman Seven on the Speccy. Is it a platformer? Well you run, jump and climb ladders so yes I think it is. A game that's simple and as hard as nails - as all games should be! Throw in a tragic human element, giant rolling boulders and gas masks and it's a recipe for a classic.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by fgasking » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:16 am

Zamzara on the C64 is an old favourite - but also enjoyed Mayhem In Monsterland a lot back then.

More recently though - Knight n Grail on the C64 was a superb Metroidvania game with some very clever elements in it.
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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by joefish » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:24 am

snowkatt wrote:even though its not a real platformer for me it will be robocop vs the terminator on the megadrive then
it has enough platforming bits
I think you'll find the thread is referring to 8-bit processors (i.e. not a Megadrive), rather than how many bits of platforming there is in the game... :lol:

Got to be Manic Miner. Perfect escalation of challenge and whacky design to keep you interested.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by Sputryk » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:02 am

Monty On The Run. Evil game, just evil. Brilliantly put together. And the sound on the C64 is just to die for - fabulous tune. Sure, choosing the correct tiems for the Freedom Kit is tortuous but an evil necessity if our hero is to suceed. And who can resist the chalms of a summersaulting mole! I find the game the most consistently enjoyable platformer of all. Would love to see a thoughtfuly concieved, modern iteration of this game, too.

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Re: Your favourite 8-bit platformer

Post by witchfinder » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:30 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:Hi guys, please tell us your favourite 8-bit platformer, computer, arcade or console :)
I think arcade platformers should have a separate section really as they're not 8-bit (necessarily) but anyway...

This era was too full of great platformers to pick just one, so here's one for each type of hardware:

Computer: Chuckie Egg (BBC Micro)
Arcade: Bubble Bobble
Console: Super Mario 3 (NES)
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