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Unsung heros..Games that never got justice

Post by JMK853 » Sat May 24, 2008 6:43 am

I have been playing Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine..
Yes I know it got bad reviews and yes, it is a tomb raider rip off.
But to be honest, the whole Tomb Raider series was a rip off of the Indiana Jones movies.
It has tons of hours of game play, great graphics and humor.
This is not the first time I played a game that was slated by the reviewers, but turned out to be a little cracker.

Is there any more out there I missed because I trusted the reviewers?
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Post by Spooky » Sat May 24, 2008 7:11 am

I don't remember this game... What system was it on?
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Post by RetroKingSimon » Sat May 24, 2008 9:29 am

One of my top-ten favourite games of all time is Space Station Silicon Valley by DMA Design on the N64. It got good reviews as I recall, it's just that no one bought it or played it. :( It's so quirky and funny, I love playing it, it's a good mood improver too. :)

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Post by SexyWayne » Sat May 24, 2008 2:10 pm

Spooky wrote:I don't remember this game... What system was it on?
n64 & pc definately as i have both, not sure if there was a playstation release

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Post by Dudley » Sat May 24, 2008 2:28 pm

There wasn't.

There was however, a gameboy color one.
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Post by C=Style » Sat May 24, 2008 2:43 pm

Zool 2

The first game was quite dreadful but Zool 2 got everything right. It's an incredibly playable and skillful platformer (which I recently re-discovered), by far the best the Amiga ever saw where all out arcade gameplay is concerned. It's criminally overlooked yet it stands head & shoulders above most big-name 16-bit platformers of the same era and can hold it's head up with the very best of em.
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Post by BennyTheGreek » Sat May 24, 2008 2:49 pm

Dudley wrote:There wasn't.

There was however, a gameboy color one.
Am I thinking of the correct game, was there an xbox version???

I remember playing an Indy demo which was very tomb raider-ish......that was about 2 yrs ago though.....

Good little game if it is the same one...

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Post by JMK853 » Sat May 24, 2008 2:54 pm

C=Style wrote:Zool 2

The first game was quite dreadful but Zool 2 got everything right. It's an incredibly playable and skillful platformer (which I recently re-discovered), by far the best the Amiga ever saw where all out arcade gameplay is concerned. It's criminally overlooked yet it stands head & shoulders above most big-name 16-bit platformers of the same era and can hold it's head up with the very best of em.

Thanks..will try that ....
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Post by JetSetWilly » Sat May 24, 2008 3:12 pm

BennyTheGreek wrote:
Dudley wrote:There wasn't.

There was however, a gameboy color one.
Am I thinking of the correct game, was there an xbox version???

I remember playing an Indy demo which was very tomb raider-ish......that was about 2 yrs ago though.....

Good little game if it is the same one...
that was Emperor's Tomb, which was really good. shame it wont run on the laptop.... :(
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Post by ravenschamber » Sat May 24, 2008 3:57 pm

I think ICO deserves more recognition that it has.

Many people say that once a game can make you cry, then our hobby is considered a art form. Well I wouldn't say that ICO made me cry, but it does tug on your heart strings a bit.

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Post by Spooky » Sat May 24, 2008 5:57 pm

ravenschamber wrote:I think ICO deserves more recognition that it has.

Many people say that once a game can make you cry, then our hobby is considered a art form. Well I wouldn't say that ICO made me cry, but it does tug on your heart strings a bit.
It was a beautiful game, but not that fun... I did enjoy the story and the design of the characters, but playing it was less enjoyable for me.

Fighting Force (PS1) was a game I liked a lot at the time, but since I'm a big fan of Final Fight-like games, I'm biased...
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Post by ToxieDogg » Sat May 24, 2008 7:07 pm

RetroKingSimon wrote:One of my top-ten favourite games of all time is Space Station Silicon Valley by DMA Design on the N64. It got good reviews as I recall, it's just that no one bought it or played it. :( It's so quirky and funny, I love playing it, it's a good mood improver too. :)
Good shout, I love that game. Lots of clever puzzles too. I also loved Body Harvest (also by DMA).

Blast Corps on N64, despite decent reviews, didn't do as well as it deserved....it was a cracker :)

And Cruis'n World (also on N64) was a great, fun racing game, a lot like an early version of Outrun 2....unfortunately, the N64 port of Cruis'n USA was so crap that almost everybody avoided the sequel. :(

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sun May 25, 2008 5:02 am

Bouncer - PS2. I still think if somebody based a game on this and simply fleshed it out a bit, fixed irritations and added what needed to be added it has the basis of a relly excellent game. Plus I played it through easily a dozen times to get all the endings and then just kept on playing.
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Post by tranceinyapantz » Sun May 25, 2008 7:21 am

This will show my true age, Ha-ha. One of the most over looked games on the ZX Spectrum was Bugaboo (the flea) by Quicksilver. Possibly down to it's rarity. I remember the graphics being outstanding compared to what was around at the time (1983) and unique to anything else that was out there... :lol:

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Post by James Bond » Sun May 25, 2008 9:29 am

ToxieDogg wrote:
RetroKingSimon wrote:
Blast Corps on N64, despite decent reviews, didn't do as well as it deserved....it was a cracker :)

And Cruis'n World (also on N64) was a great, fun racing game, a lot like an early version of Outrun 2....unfortunately, the N64 port of Cruis'n USA was so crap that almost everybody avoided the sequel. :(


So true mate, I've always wanted a Blast Corpse sequel, top game indeed. Infact the N64 has a few unnoticed gems.

Did you ever play San Francisco Rush? possibly the most unrealistic game I've ever played :lol: once you got the hang of the controls it was great, you'd go up a ramp, then just as much as hit a wall and the car would somersault, then land!
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