Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!
Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed, lcarlson
- Posts: 6744
- Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:34 am
- Location: Bournemouth
Hi guys, please tell us your favourite 8-bit platformer, computer, arcade or console
this can cover both the 32, 64 and 128-bit genres
- Posts: 556
- Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:35 am
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
- Posts: 6655
- Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:18 am
spyro the dragon 1 and 2 no contest there what so ever
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !
- Posts: 4621
- Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:20 pm
Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time, (PS2) - one of the most underrated games there has ever been.
- Posts: 2291
- Joined: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:21 pm
- Location: so near and yet so far
not sure if it would count but it has some platforming in it,ratchet and clank.(up to and including crack in time)
"i swear the thing is evolving before my eyes,if you see something this big with eight legs heading towards you let me know,i have to kill it before it develops language skills"
- Posts: 2905
- Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:18 pm
- Location: Co. Antrim
Pandemonium! on PS1, it was the first 2.5D game I played and I loved it, and laughed like a loon at the fun I was having.
- Posts: 2098
- Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:35 pm
Difficult. Are we allowed 3D platformers? If so Banjo Kazooie, If not then Wario 4. Wario 4 had the most amazing graphics and gameplay to match.
- Posts: 4724
- Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:23 pm
- Location: Essex
Probably Mario 64 on the N64. Kind of moved away from platformers through the 32 bit era and beyond but M64 was pretty amazing at the time.
Feel free to add me on XBL.
Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:I've played all the Bratz games and Barbia Horse Adventures, due to having two girls and they are not rubbish in the slightest.
- Posts: 14939
- Joined: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:18 am
- Location: Staffs, UK
snowkatt wrote:spyro the dragon 1 and 2 no contest there what so ever
What this guy said x infinity. Brilliant games full of nostalgia for me but they also look pretty clean and play well today too. That's not even mentioning the music which is just fantastic.
Retro is a state of mind, and cares not for your puny concepts like dates and calendars.
- Posts: 3909
- Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 6:24 pm
- Location: Cambridgeshire
- Posts: 7582
- Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:32 pm
- Location: Bournemouth
Jak and Daxter and the Precursor Legacy. I wouldn't argue that this was the best ever platformer but it is certainly my favourite. I have completed it multiple times 100% and will do again. The mix of the world, the atmosphere and good old fashioned no gun platforming does it for me.
- Posts: 2702
- Joined: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:54 pm
- Location: The Fens
That would be Abe's Oddysee - very atmospheric.
Death may be your Santa Claus.
- Posts: 534
- Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:29 am
- Location: Chesterfield
I have always had a softspot for Clockwork Knight on the Saturn but if I had to choose one it would be Mario 64, it just blew me away at the time.
"Time fades even legend..."
- Posts: 1650
- Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:07 pm
- Location: Genova, Italy
The first three Spyro games on the PS1 were fantastic, Year of the Dragon probably the best one. Too bad the series has worsened a lot afterwards
Why care about the weather
It always ends in dark
- Posts: 659
- Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:00 pm
- Location: Bexhill-on-Sea
Banjo Kazooie all the way for me.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests