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Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:22 am
by gary_m_walton
I would definitely include Alien Swarm on the 8-bit Atari. Truly one of the most under-rated Galaxian-style games ever.
The game play just gets better and more inventive as you progress. Easily an arcade game as-is and be nice a see a new PC version.

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:04 am
by Clockwork Hippo
God this is a hard list. I could make 10 lists and I'd be happy with all of them but here's what I've come up with:

1. E L I T E NES (best 8bit version)
2. Dropzone C64
3. Gribblys Day Out C64
4. Warhawk C64 (I'm biased as I designed the graphics and most of the levels but it's still fun today)
5. Alternate Reality The City Atari 8bit
6. IK + C64
7. The Legend of Blacksilver C64
8. Paradroid C64
9. Manic Miner Spectrum
10.Wizball C64 (so much better than the Amiga version)

@Gary I'll have to check out Alien Swarm. If I like it a lot I might even clone it for PC :)

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:08 pm
by gary_m_walton
@Clockwork Hippo. That would be cool. The gameplay is most unusual. Defend the energy blocks at the bottom of the screen. You need these for bullets - but the aliens will try to steal them. When you get hit, you lose 4 blocks. So you need at least 5 to continue playing. There are no 'lives' as such. You gain blocks from the points you earn by shooting aliens. Whoever programmed it was really inventive and he adds new mechanics as the game progresses. Wonderful.

Re: Your top 10 8-bit games that are still fun today.

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:14 pm
by BarbaricAvatar
I'm sure there must be a reason why no one has posted any Gameboy games. AFAIK it's an 8 bit system, but maybe i don't know enough!
I can't begin to think about ranking them, so just a list of 10:

Rick Dangerous 2 (CPC)
Chuckie Egg (CPC)
Turbo Esprit (CPC)
Gauntlet (CPC)
Robocop (CPC)
Lost Caves and the Tomb of Doom (CPC)
Super Mario Land 2 (GB)
Tennis (GB)
Choplifter 2 (GB)
Split Personalities (CPC) / Splitz (GB)