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Post by SirClive » Wed May 17, 2006 5:06 pm

Elgin_McQueen wrote:This could easily start another discussion. What's the ONE other game that should've DEFINATELY made the list but didn't?
:shock: OUTRUN :( , nobody picked Outrun!
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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed May 17, 2006 5:09 pm

Doing a quick system count, I've come up with the list below. Note, however, that because some naughty scamps chose multiple systems instead of just one (or didn't specify a system at all), this is a little skewed, but there you go.

[edited June 28 after clarification of votes]

1: C64 (15 votes)
=: Amiga (15 votes)
3: PC (10 votes)
=: ZX Spectrum (10 votes)
5: Arcade (8 votes)
=6: Amstrad CPC, PlayStation (7 votes)
7: Saturn (6 votes)
8: MegaDrive (5 votes)
9: SNES (4 votes)
=10: Atari ST, NES, Dreamcast (3 votes)
=11: Master System, N64 (2 votes)
=12: Macintosh, BBC Micro, VIC20, PC Engine, Atari 2600, C16/+4, Acorn Archimedes, Neo-Geo, Sega CD
This could easily start another discussion. What's the ONE other game that should've DEFINATELY made the list but didn't?
Well, everyone had their chance!
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Post by SirClive » Wed May 17, 2006 5:11 pm

I am suprised that the Amiga didn't come out tops. Also suprised at how many PC games are listed.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Wed May 17, 2006 5:13 pm

SirClive wrote:I have just noticed that there are 4 games for unspecified formats and about 8 listed with multiple platforms. If any of those are yours, how about posting with your chosen platform. I like some others want to play through this definitive list, so that would really help
I agree. If your game is one of the ones below, please send me a PM stating your chosen platform:

Bubble Bobble (C64/Arcade) - The Last Ginja
Civilization (PC/Amiga/ST) - planetmatt
DoDonPachi (Saturn/Playstation/Arcade) - Danny
Dragon Strike (PC/Amiga) - pottyboy
Frontier: Elite II (Amiga/ST) - bolda
Nemesis (unspecified) - Astro Blaster
Radiant Silvergun (Saturn/Arcade) - hand_solo
Secret of Monkey Island, The (unspecified) - KW
Skool Daze (Spectrum 48K/C64/Amstrad) - space_ace
SNK vs Capcom (Neo Geo/Arcade) - EnglishRob
Speedball 2 (Amiga/Megadrive) - James A
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (unspecified) - Mignight Synergy
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Post by stigodump » Wed May 17, 2006 5:26 pm

SirClive!

Outrun!

And why the hell is GTA:VC included? And the PC version above the PS2 version at that.

It's just not retro in any way shape or form.

For that to be in there and not Wonderboy in Monsterland or Outrun as is sacrilege.

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Post by SirClive » Wed May 17, 2006 5:30 pm

stigodump wrote:Outrun!

And why the hell is GTA:VC included? And the PC version above the PS2 version at that.

It's just not retro in any way shape or form.

For that to be in there and not Wonderboy in Monsterland or Outrun as SirClive said is sacrilege.
Quite agree with Vice City that the PS2 is better. Is that the newest game on the list? October 2002 if my sources are right so 3 and a half years old with the console still current gen (for a short while anyway). Maybe a stewards enquiry is needed (only joking Craig :wink: )
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Post by stigodump » Wed May 17, 2006 5:31 pm

And no Tetris (GB).

That would have to have been included. Without it the Gameboy would probably have been a flop. Probably. Even my mom played it!

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Post by stigodump » Wed May 17, 2006 5:36 pm

I'm glad Manic Miner made the list and not Jet Set Willy.

Soz just noticed the thread.

Would have posted with my suggestions had I realised sooner. :roll: :oops:

It's a good list. Some really poor omissions. Some really fine and unexpected inclusions. Definately some I would never have included.

The biggest headache is the including sequals or not. If you don't I couldn't decide between Super Mario World and Mario 64. I wouldn't have had both Elite 1 and 2 though. One or the other and I'd have to go with the original.

I also don't think Conkers Bad Fur Day is that good a game and is occupying the space that far better games could have taken.
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Post by GetDexter » Wed May 17, 2006 5:38 pm

And no 'Revenge Of The C5' - Atlantis Software - 1986. ????
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Post by Mr. Pointless » Wed May 17, 2006 5:54 pm

SirClive wrote:I am suprised that the Amiga didn't come out tops. Also suprised at how many PC games are listed.
Well, I never heard of an Amiga version of Sam & Max, but even if there was, I'd still pick the PC Talkie over that. Hence my vote.
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Post by stigodump » Wed May 17, 2006 6:03 pm

OMG! No Castlevania.

But more to the point, no Dracula X (PCE)!

R-Type (PCE/Arcade)

PC Kid (PCE)

Super Metroid (SNES).

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Post by stigodump » Wed May 17, 2006 6:06 pm

Where the fudging hell is Gradius?

:EDIT:

Never mind found it. Nemesis indeed. :roll: :oops: :lol:

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Post by LeeT » Thu May 18, 2006 5:35 am

I'm glad the people here haven't just picked the 'usual' classics such as Tetris, Gradius etc. Although they are good, they appear in every poll, and the list would have ended up like the recent one in GamesTM (which I found quite poor).

This list shows a lot more diversity and a few more obscure titles.

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Post by markopoloman » Thu May 18, 2006 5:41 am

THis Top 100 is the without doubt the best top 100 in all the years I've counted myself as retro :?

I am really going to enjoy working through these games!

How about another section on this forum for our opinions on each game we play? :?:

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Post by GarryG » Thu May 18, 2006 6:15 am

markopoloman wrote:How about another section on this forum for our opinions on each game we play? :?:
I second this :D

It would be good if a 'sticky' thread was made for people to post comments.

I was in the No.12 group of being the only person to post a game for my chosen platform.
I would definetly like to hear other peoples opinion of my choice, which is probably one of the more 'unusual' ones mentioned ;)

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