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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by crotea » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:52 pm

Pokémon crystal by far, always been a fan of Pokémon since I started playing but this one is the best. :D

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by englebert3rd » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:28 pm

I'd go for Super Mario World, it's got that perfect balance of exploration, fastness, responsiveness and overall fun that not many games can easily match it.
Second best is Rayman, wonderful graphics, awesome and nostalgic music, quite tough but always enjoyable.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Gunotak » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:23 am

For me , my favorite games on 16-bit platformer are J-RPG:

-Illusion of Gaia (from Studio Quintet)
-Terranigma (from Studio Quintet)
-Secret of Mana (from Squaresoft :cry: )

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by joefish » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:20 am

Erm - platform games?

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by imaxeroker85 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:51 pm

Earthworm Jim
Pitfall The Mayan Adventures
Aladin
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by llj » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:17 pm

There are many platformers that are more inventive and more sophisticated, like Super Metroid and Super Mario World and Shinobi 3 Return of the Ninja Master, but my favourite 16 bit platformer has still got to be Revenge of Shinobi. It's just action-platforming distilled to its purest form, IMO.

I finally played Megaman X for the first time recently and it might come a close second. I just need to beat it first. :)

I generally gravitate towards the more action-y testosterone-pleasing platformers than the mascot-driven ones.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by retroman83 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:34 am

100% Super Mario World on the SNES.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by killbot » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Super Mario World. I'd also give a shout out to Zool on the Amiga, I poured hours into that game as a teenager even though in hindsight it isn't that good.

I desperately want to love Sonic, I own all the Megadrive games and a number of the more recent ones too. But I've just found they never click for me. I don't know why.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by 8bitwarrior » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:06 pm

Hmm well the most important is the original Sonic but my personal favourite is Contra Hard Corps

Honourable mentions I MUST include:

Quackshot - MD
Sonic 2/3 - MD
Base Jumpers - Amiga
Rainbow Islands - Amiga
Gunstar Heroes - MD
Rocket Knight Adventures - MD
Bubba n Stix - Amiga
ToeJam and Earl 2 - MD
Donkey Kong Country - SNES
Anything Megaman - Various
Premiere - Amiga :oops:

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:05 am

8bitwarrior wrote:Hmm well the most important is the original Sonic but my personal favourite is Contra Hard Corps

Honourable mentions I MUST include:

Quackshot - MD
Sonic 2/3 - MD
Base Jumpers - Amiga
Rainbow Islands - Amiga
Gunstar Heroes - MD
Rocket Knight Adventures - MD
Bubba n Stix - Amiga
ToeJam and Earl 2 - MD
Donkey Kong Country - SNES
Anything Megaman - Various
Premiere - Amiga :oops:

Good call on Premier - a great platformer for the Amiga, and definately one of the best, certainly as far as the 'miggy is concerned.
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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by Treguard » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:59 am

Eschewing the obvious answers Mega Drive and Snes answers, I'd have to go for Gods on the Amiga. It's tough as nails, but looks gorgeous and had brilliant music and effects.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by dwarfsforge » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 am

I always loved Super Frog on Amiga but also Zool was cool.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by 8bitwarrior » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:32 pm

dwarfsforge wrote:I always loved Super Frog on Amiga but also Zool was cool.
I was always too busy with a Sim or RTS game on the Amiga to get into these two. I always thought Superfrog was the better game but Zool seemed to be the "mascot" for Commodore during the 'bit wars' era. By the time I was playing Superfrog etc I had an Amiga 1200 which if you want to get technical wasn't a 16-bit computer was it (32-bit) :?: AGA or something...

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by The Laird » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:53 pm

8bitwarrior wrote:
dwarfsforge wrote:I always loved Super Frog on Amiga but also Zool was cool.
I was always too busy with a Sim or RTS game on the Amiga to get into these two. I always thought Superfrog was the better game but Zool seemed to be the "mascot" for Commodore during the 'bit wars' era. By the time I was playing Superfrog etc I had an Amiga 1200 which if you want to get technical wasn't a 16-bit computer was it (32-bit) :?: AGA or something...
Strange comment seen as Zool also appeared on the Game Boy, Master System, Mega Drive, SNES, Jaguar, Atari ST and Game Gear among others. Where as Superfrog was only on the Amiga and the PC.

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Re: Your favourite 16-bit platformer

Post by crusto » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:58 pm

8bitwarrior wrote:
dwarfsforge wrote:I always loved Super Frog on Amiga but also Zool was cool.
I was always too busy with a Sim or RTS game on the Amiga to get into these two. I always thought Superfrog was the better game but Zool seemed to be the "mascot" for Commodore during the 'bit wars' era. By the time I was playing Superfrog etc I had an Amiga 1200 which if you want to get technical wasn't a 16-bit computer was it (32-bit) :?: AGA or something...
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