Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by slacey1070 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:52 am

fujiHunter wrote:
slacey1070 wrote:Kick off 2

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Never enjoyed this in the same way as the original Kick Off on the Atari ST.

There was a looseness/fluidity in the controls of the original which was lost in the more refined action of the sequel. Yes, you don't have the 'bells and whistles' of the sequel, however, in terms of actual gameplay the original has its own little idiosyncrasies which made it a gem. Who needs aftertouch anyway! ;)
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:38 pm

my next choice greendog,okay so the skateboard/rollerblade sections aren't great especially the part with the parking meters but there are loads of secret rooms and alternate routes on some levels,a nice mix of level styles and a decent challenge.

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:06 pm

joefish wrote:I'll see your 16-bit racers and raise you Vroom, by Lankhor, on the ST / Amiga...
A bloody marvellous game that was. Great call.
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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by RUOK » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Another brilliant thread!


I would like to nominate Sonic 2

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Sonic Team doing what they do best with unrelenting fun. I got this on Christmas morning and played it all day.

Well polished visuals, brilliant sound track, intuitive and fun level design... and that's not even mentioning the special stages. This is what Blast Processing was meant to achieve.

Also, Snatcher for Mega CD:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:23 pm

Llamatron
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You could just say its a Robotron clone, but you'd be wrong. There's a bit more variety on here, a gentler difficulty curve and a few tweaks and additions that just make it a lot more playable than the original. There's not many ST games I go back to now but this is one of those few. Good enough that it saw yet another revision in Minotron, which is much closer to Llamatron than Llamatron is to Robotron. Could it have been done on an 8 bit system? Probably. But it wasn't, so its on the list.
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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:35 pm

for a sports title for me it has to be a madden game,specifically john madden football 92.
i've played a few different madden games but this one just "feels" the best for me and i've easily put the most hours into this one,i think psj has posted that he's played a few of these so i'd be interested in other opinions on my 92 choice.

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Post by Mire Mare » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:01 pm

Hitman_HalStep wrote:for a sports title for me it has to be a madden game,specifically john madden football 92.
i've played a few different madden games but this one just "feels" the best for me and i've easily put the most hours into this one,i think psj has posted that he's played a few of these so i'd be interested in other opinions on my 92 choice.

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I considered posting Madden '92 as my first choice for this thread. It was my first experience of '3d' American Football and it left me as impressed as a very impressed thing. Great choice.

Here's another sports game that deserves some recognition...

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Post by Hitman_HalStep » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:05 pm

^i did weigh up between nhl and madden in my head before i posted,as good as the nhl games are madden won out comfortably.
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:21 pm

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Excellent stuff there :D

This one is also two-player perfection:
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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:47 pm

Hitman_HalStep wrote:my next choice greendog,okay so the skateboard/rollerblade sections aren't great especially the part with the parking meters but there are loads of secret rooms and alternate routes on some levels,a nice mix of level styles and a decent challenge.

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Desert Strike on the Amiga/MD

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Post by RUOK » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:35 pm

Laser Squad Nemesis, Kid Chameleon, Sonic 2, Greendog....

How can one page hold so much awesome?

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Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:51 am

^ Easy.

Tetris - SNES, MD, Amiga, ST etc.
It's 16-bit, it's seminal.

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Re: Retro Gamer let's name the top 200 16-bit games

Post by Sel Feena » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:25 am

No mention of Shining Force yet? What's wrong with you people?
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