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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Matt_B » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:47 am

Enchanted Land on the Atari ST. It's a tad on the... ahem... difficult side, but well worth a look if you like a challenge, and it's also a technical marvel in that it's a rare example of a smooth 50Hz side-scroller on the machine.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by SirClive » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:01 am

I'll go Bad Dudes vs Dragon Ninja on the Amiga.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by SinclairStrange » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:27 am

Being a mahoosive Sonic fan, it's either Sonic 2 or Sonic CD.

If I had to choose at gunpoint, it would prolly be Sonic CD, as it's just has this weird charm to it...

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by joefish » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:32 am

Nemesis wrote:Never liked console platformers, so it's the Bitmap Brothers Gods that gets my vote. Loved the graphical style & atmospheric sonics.
Gods is a great game (ST or Amiga), but I found the control responses a bit clunky. Leander is a bit slicker with prettier scenery, making for one of the best-looking ST game around.

Another fast-action sci-fi platformer I enjoyed is The Killing Game Show - some tricky jumping/shooting action and love it/hate-it trial-and-error object collection and use against the clock.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Katzkatz » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:56 am

Rainbow Islands on the Amiga. Simply amazing. As well as being a superb conversion(allowing for the fact that a few levels from the arcade game are missing), it is a superb game.

Harlequin on the Amiga. Yes, it is tough but, a rewarding game to play.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Sputryk » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:09 am

Harlequin on the Amiga. Tough as nails, fabulous soundtrack, great graphics and some novel ideas. Perhaps not as accessible as some platformers but, for me, that just adds to its quality - a bit of required thought never did a game any harm. A platformer that does not get as much love as it deserves from the gaming community.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by witchfinder » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:32 am

Although I acknowledge that Sonic 2 is the better game, my favourite 16-bit platformer would have to be the original Sonic on the Megadrive. Too many hours spent playing that in the early 90's! :D
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by giss » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:33 pm

the prize has to go to Super Mario World with the countless hours I've put into that game. I wonder how many times I finished it, 96 stars and all... has to be a lot.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 isn't far behind.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by snowkatt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:36 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 16-bit platformer

Post by ironmonger » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:59 pm

Sonic 2 - the main reason I wanted a Mega Drive when I was a kid, and the first game I got for it.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Seadog74 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:09 am

Rodland on the Amiga. So cute you'll puke.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by ulala » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:46 am

Rainbow Islands (megadrive and arcade)
Sonic 1 & 2 & CD
Super Mario World
Castle of Illusion
Quackshot
Donkey Kong Country

All utterly fantastic.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by RetroMartin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:02 am

I'll go with Sonic CD purely because next to S3& K it's my favourite sonic game!
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by lee gray » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:22 am

I have always loved the disney platform games but the one that stands out the most is quackshot, it was such a fun game to play in its day and I got to play it again a couple of months back and still loved it.
Some lovely graphics and fun cameos and love the slow down effect in the water.

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