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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by davyK » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:00 am

Saturn Bomberman. Still best version ever.

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by themightymartin » Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:46 am

Any run-and-guns other than Metal Slug?
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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by rossi46 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:51 am

Not many. Iron Man X/O Manowar is ok but pricey. Skeleton Warriors maybe.

**edit** Contra: Legacy of War is a brutally difficult run and gun game but you'd have to dig deep for purchase price and a stock of spare controllers.
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Post by themightymartin » Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:01 pm

Ok just got Metal Slug, Crime Wave, Shinobi X and Burning Rangers. Will look into the others when I get the chance.
rossi46 wrote:Iron Man X/O Manowar is ok but pricey. Skeleton Warriors maybe.
Should've mentioned I'm talking about isos and emulation here, not physical media.

Skeleton Warriors is one that I keep meaning to check out, but I always forget about it.
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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by quangdx » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:19 am

The very excellent Burning Rangers from Sega's very own Sonic Team.
Also Guardian Heroes by the awesome Treasure.

And if you are able to play import Japanese titles, get a copy of the 3D arena game Bomberman Fight!
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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Fightersmegamix » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:55 am

Deep fear is a great game but prices on PAL versions are pretty high. I'd recommend Rayforce if you're looking at UK only, fantastic shmup at a decent price.

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Sephiroth81 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:14 am

davyK wrote:Saturn Bomberman. Still best version ever.
Its worth getting for the Saturn as an action game, but I still prefer Super Bomberman on the SNES - just at its raw best. The 10-player gimmick is impractical and just a "willy waving" function rather than being genuinely a reason for it to be better than the others in the series. Still a great game, but the PC Engine and SNES versions are the best in the series for me. All personal preference though.

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Die Hard Arcade and Keio Flying Squadron should be worth a look. Oh, and Warriors of Fate if you like brawlers.

@The Laird - do you really think Gale Racer is good? I was under the impression it took a lot of flack for some reason.

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by themightymartin » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:10 pm

Ferret Oxide wrote:@The Laird - do you really think Gale Racer is good? I was under the impression it took a lot of flack for some reason.
The Laird has a thing for sprite-scaling. It's a sentiment that I wholeheartedly agree with.
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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by The Laird » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:20 pm

themightymartin wrote:
Ferret Oxide wrote:@The Laird - do you really think Gale Racer is good? I was under the impression it took a lot of flack for some reason.
The Laird has a thing for sprite-scaling. It's a sentiment that I wholeheartedly agree with.
I got it for £2 off eBay, not going to say no at that price, and I loved it.

Like Martin says though, I do love me some sprite scaling!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Ferret Oxide » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:05 pm

Yeah, at that price you can't really go wrong. I guess the game makes a change from the polygon-based racers that the Saturn normally boasts.

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Mootown » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:00 am

When you say 'action game' what do you mean? As your list from the original post includes a couple of SHMUPS too and also some Japanese only releases - you talking PAL specifically or any region? Because I could reel off about a million Jap games...

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by themightymartin » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:10 am

Go ahead and reel them off. Nothing too text-heavy for the Japanese games though. Pretty much anything that involves shooting or punching things and isn't an rpg or one-on-one fighter I suppose.
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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Mootown » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:26 am

Try some of these if you can -

Hyper Duel (but play on Saturn mode not arcade mode)
Soukyugurentai is excellent vertical shooter, used to be a bit crappy in emulation but might be ok now?
Fantastic Pinball - ace Tecnosoft pinball game, pretty much an anime Devil Crash
Die Hard Arcade / Dynamite Deka
Three Dirty Dwarves is a random side scrolling fighter
Hot Blooded Children - sometimes called something else similar - I forget the exact title but it's basically Streets of Rage anime and is again by Tecnsoft...
Silhouette Mirage is amazing and is kinda run and gun
Batsugun is amazing vert shooter
In the Hunt is goddam ace

Try these...

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Re: Action-based Saturn games I might've misses

Post by Ferret Oxide » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:18 pm

Steer clear of Johnny Bazookatone, whatever happens.

The Twinbee and Parodius collections are worth a look, if you don't mind your action being cartoony.

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