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Post by CraigGrannell » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:05 pm

Szczepaniak wrote:Heh, I just noticed, there's no real stipulation in the topic title regarding "retro" games.
Good point, although I was hoping the list would be retro games, seeing as this is the Retro Gamer forum. Unfortunately, the forum won't let me edit the subject for a second time (lots of PHP errors come up).

Still, 71's done, so were almost out of the 70s now!

EDIT: Apparently, the forum's behaving now. So, who's next, to add #70?
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Post by Robbo » Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:33 pm

CraigGrannell wrote:
Szczepaniak wrote:Heh, I just noticed, there's no real stipulation in the topic title regarding "retro" games.
Good point, although I was hoping the list would be retro games, seeing as this is the Retro Gamer forum. Unfortunately, the forum won't let me edit the subject for a second time (lots of PHP errors come up).

Still, 71's done, so were almost out of the 70s now!

EDIT: Apparently, the forum's behaving now. So, who's next, to add #70?
Just to point out that GTA:VC featured in Retro Gamer's very own top 100 games voted for by the public back in the earlier issues!!

It's the age old arguement as to WHERE you draw the line with regards to the term "retro" in gaming. I prefer the term "classic" gaming. Even then though, where do you draw the line?

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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:34 pm

It's the age old arguement as to WHERE you draw the line with regards to the term "retro" in gaming. I prefer the term "classic" gaming. Even then though, where do you draw the line?

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Post by peab » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:38 pm

For me, it's gotta be the magic that is 'Nights into Dreams' on the Saturn. This sums up all that a good fantasy videogame should be, - stunning! :)
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Post by KW » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:09 pm

Assuming Nights from the previous post counts as 70:

69-The Secret of Monkey Island</b>

The graphic adventure to beat them all. Insult swordfighting, a hero with a daft name, hilarious love story between Elaine and Guybrush, pirates and the ability to solve puzzles in any order. Oh and Stan rocks.

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Post by Randall Flagg » Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:53 pm

68. Elite - Amiga 500

The Daddy!!!!!!!!! The original bbc micro version and other 8 bit versions were very good and really pushed the platforms but with some 16 bit polish, this game was totally life swallowing.
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Post by mel the bell » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:58 am

thats waaaaaaaay too hard lol
ive forgot all the ones already mentioned now
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Post by The Universal » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:19 am

CraigGrannell wrote:
Szczepaniak wrote:Heh, I just noticed, there's no real stipulation in the topic title regarding "retro" games.
Good point, although I was hoping the list would be retro games, seeing as this is the Retro Gamer forum. Unfortunately, the forum won't let me edit the subject for a second time (lots of PHP errors come up).

Still, 71's done, so were almost out of the 70s now!

EDIT: Apparently, the forum's behaving now. So, who's next, to add #70?
I think this is working really well. At least there is a feel for the games that people would class as retro, the parameters change for everyone. Gaming today is gamings history after all.
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Post by CraigGrannell » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:20 am

mel the bell wrote:thats waaaaaaaay too hard lol
ive forgot all the ones already mentioned now
In which case, here's a handy update of the games so far (although I've clipped everyone's reasons for space):

100. H.E.R.O. [Atari 2600]
99. Bomb Jack [ZX Spectrum]
98. Midwinter II Flames of Freedom [Amiga]
97. Ghostbusters (Master System)
96. Shining Force III (Saturn)
95: Bubble Bobble (C64/Arcade)
94. Vagrant Story (Playstation)
93. Thunderforce IV (Megadrive)
92. Ultima VII Prt 2 Serpent Isle (PC)
91: Alex Kidd in Miracle World on the Master System
90: The Sentinel - C64 version
89. Llamatron (Atari ST version)
88 - Dungeon Master (Amiga)
87 Resident Evil 3 - (Dreamcast Version)
86 - Rez (Dreamcast, 2001)
85.Pirates! - (Amiga)
84 - Final Fantasy VII (Playstation, 1997)
83 Willow Pattern Adventure (C64)
82 Phantasy Star Online DC
81 - Speedball 2 - Amiga/Megadrive
80) Final Fantasy VIII (Playstation, Square, 1999)
79) Metal Gear Solid (Playstation, Konami, 1998)
78 - Broken Sword (PC)
77 - The Lords Of Midnight - Zx Spectrum 48k
76 - Dragon Strike (PC/Amiga)
75 - Duck Tales (NES)
74 - sensible world of soccer
73: Popful Mail - Sega CD (USA and Japan only)
72 - One Man and His Droid - C64
71. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)
70. Nights into Dreams (Saturn)
69 - The Secret of Monkey Island
68. Elite - Amiga 500

So: next up is #67 (game/platform/reason for adding to the list)...
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Post by The Universal » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:36 am

Quick format tally:

Atari 2600 1

Atari ST 1

Amiga 5/600 6

ZX Spectrum 2

C64 3

Arcade 1

Saturn 2

PSX 4

Master System 2

Megadrive 2

PC 4

DC 3

Nes 1

MCD 1

Because someone might want to know :)
Bubble Bobble was counted as arcade and c64 as both versions were mentioned but none stipulated.

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Post by markopoloman » Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:55 am

67. Head Over Heels 1987 - C64 version!

Without doubt the VERY best isometric adventure on the C64! Yes, the speccy /amstrad/16bit versions were also excellent - but the C64 version was the first one I played.

Bout time this was entered in the top 100! :D

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Post by Opa-Opa » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:05 am

66. Wizball - Commodore 64

One of the games that made me want to own a C64 due to it's fantastic sound, fast paced shooting action and wonderfull use of colour.
After seeing this and last ninja running on the CBM I realised only a fool has just machine and sticks to it.

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Post by backdrifter » Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:02 am

65. Sega Rally - Sega Saturn

Such sublime handling completely made this game for me. Despite the limited number of tracks, I lost YEARS trying to trim miniscule amounts of time off my quickest laps, and that's something I've been very reluctant to do with most other games. Still the best driving game experience to this very day.

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Post by planetmatt » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:28 am

64. Civilization - PC/Amiga/ST

Never gets boring, still playable now and like the best games; capable of turning minutes into hours. Made from the same stuff as Advance Wars. Gaming crack.

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Post by Sureshot » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:49 am

I'm still having a think about this one... such a tough call.

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