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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by ZXSabreman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:32 pm

Super Mario World has this sown up, Sonic 2 comes a close second also games like Aladdin, Castle of Illusion for it's shear beauty. Super Metroid deserves a mention but is it a platformer as such ? if it is then Flashback also is up there. Plok is another cracking game just like the 8bit thread the list could be endless.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Lord Innit » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Yoshi's Island. Or Super Mario World. Toughie this one. Yoshi's Island then.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Hiro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:54 pm

Turrican 2 if platform + exploring + run and gun counts :) Otherwise, it's a close call among Superfrog, Wolfchild and Yo! Joe! on the Amiga.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Dreamer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:03 pm

Sonic 3 & Knuckles

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Scooby1970 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Sonic The Hedgehog.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Sonic 2 or Sonic 3 & Knuckles, but they're a given. So I'll say Decap Attack instead.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by ALK » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:28 pm

That blue hedgehog. Mario comes second, but it was truly the golden era for the world's fastest Hedgehog.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Nemesis » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:32 pm

Never liked console platformers, so it's the Bitmap Brothers Gods that gets my vote. Loved the graphical style & atmospheric sonics.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by The Beans » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:40 pm

Flashback.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by martyg » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:42 pm

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by dste » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Loads of fantastic platformers in this era but Super Mario World will always clinch it for me.

Superb game play, fantastic levels/sections which can be played over to find all of the exits and the Star World. Plus all these years later the cut scenes for the destruction of the castles still makes me smile.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:16 pm

I think it's pretty well established by now what my answer would be - hint, it's already been mentioned myriad times! Summat about a fat plumber riding a dinosaur...

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by crusto » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:21 pm

Already mentioned this over in the feedback threads iirc. Anyway, if I had to choose just one it would be Flashback on the MD, sheer brilliance.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by eeztheman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:11 pm

Donkey Kong Country on the SNES

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Combo-Breaker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:15 pm

"Earthworm Jim" was absolutely awesome. :wink:

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