Favourite Run-And-Gun games

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:20 pm

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Post by woody.cool » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:40 pm

For me it's probably going to be the Turrican series.

I'm not sure what to class it as, but I'd say it's "Run & Gun" - Virocop on the Amiga was anothe fav of mine.

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Post by FatTrucker » Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:28 pm

Ghosts and Goblins......probably*.

Honorable mentions for Contra, Midnight Resistance and Metal Slug/s.


*If lances, Daggers, Firebrands and axes are considered 'guns'.
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Post by Delboy » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:30 pm

Dogs of War, Amiga, the dogs B`s, and absolute run & gun mayhem!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:32 pm

A game we played in the Retroleague last season called Nitroball was really interesting - like a cross between Smash TV and pinball

Dogs of War on the Amiga/ST was pretty interesting as you were a mecenary and could select missions and weapons to use in them

Rambo on the C64/Spectrum (but not Amstrad!) was also a pretty cool game. Better gameplay on the Speccy , but fab music on the SID

TBH my favourite is probably Commando in the arcade - pretty simplistic run and gun , but all the better for it
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Post by will2097 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:06 pm

Jackal.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:07 pm

Fernandez Must Die was quite a good game also on Amiga/ST
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Post by revgiblet » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:39 pm

Another vote for Dogs of War.

I also quite liked New York Warriors, Commando, Gain Ground and Bazooka Bill.

As for the FPS genre. Nothing has ever surpassed the first time I played Half Life.
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Post by merman » Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:48 pm

paranoid marvin wrote:Fernandez Must Die was quite a good game also on Amiga/ST
Interesting choice, didn't get a lot of love back then.



As for Green Beret and The Vindicator... watch this space ;)
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Post by MC1 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:11 pm

Ikari Warriors 3 if it counts.

Graphics and level of control much improved over other Ikari's.
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Post by DJevAL » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:20 pm

What a great game The Vindicator was!! Stunningly good great value for money ... 3 completely separate games in one - with stunning graphics, music and effects across all 3 platforms (CPC/C64/Speccy). You don't normally see that kind of effort being put in back in those days. Sadly, it wasn't that addictive for me personally, but I have to commend it.

My list then -

COMMANDO

IKARI WARRIORS

GREEN BERET

GRYZOR (special mention to the CPC version please!) / CONTRA / PROBOTECTOR



Midnight Resistance was ok.

Honourable mentions -

SMASH TV / TOTAL CARNAGE

RAMBO 3 - Coin Op and Megadrive versions (both differ, but both great)

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Post by Shin_Gouki » Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:43 pm

DJevAL wrote:COMMANDO
Another vote here for Commando - the C64 version being my weapon of choice.
DJevAL wrote:CABAL
I loved Cabal too, but I wouldn't class it as a run-n-gun, IMO it has a lot more in common with a standard shoot-em-up.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:15 am

merman wrote:
paranoid marvin wrote:Fernandez Must Die was quite a good game also on Amiga/ST
Interesting choice, didn't get a lot of love back then.



As for Green Beret and The Vindicator... watch this space ;)
I love Green Beret , Speccy version is my favourite - I wouldnt class it as a run'n'gun game though , if only for the fact that 90% of the game you have a knife which you can only use when the enemy is virtually on top of you

As I said though, great game
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Post by SirClive » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:25 am

Commando for me. Though Gunstar Heroes and Metal Slug are games that I only came across recently and really enjoy.
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Post by Emperor Fossil » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:33 am

Alien Syndrome is probably my all time favourite when it comes to top-down run n gunners.

For side view RnGs I guess I'd have to go with Metal Slug, though there are probably others I've enjoyed that I've forgotten about.

Also, I have to say I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Metal Slug Advance on GBA. I'd heard negative reports about it, but I thought the checkpoint based gameplay worked well. At least it stops you from credit feeding your way through it in one sitting.

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