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What a smart avatar you have... ;)

 

Aaaaanyway, I love me some retro gaming which is one reason I like the look of the next Nintendo console. The ability to download all those old SNES, NES and N64 games...

 

I love Super Mario World (SNES Super Mario) as it was the first game I had with my SNES back in the day. It was also the ONLY game I had for nine months but I never got bored of it. I doubt I played it any less than 6 days in 7 back then.

 

Bombjack on the Spectrum I loved too. I got up to 34,000,000 points once. :D

 

Skool Daze and Back 2 Skool also get a mention, even though I had no idea how to play them properly.

 

In the arcades (and now on my MAME emulator) you couldn't beat a bit of Rolling Thunder. "Seventies-looking spy up against the gay KKK ninja aliens" is a genre often imitated...

 

"Edward Randy: Cliffhanger" was a game I thought I dreamt but I finally found a ROM of it and confirm I did play the game on the Grand Pier when I was a little'un.

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What a smart avatar you have... ;)

 

:xyx

 

 

As you said the Marios were awesome and you could never get bored of it. I have the Mario Allstars game on the GBA and its still adictive to this day

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:xyx

 

 

As you said the Marios were awesome and you could never get bored of it. I have the Mario Allstars game on the GBA and its still adictive to this day

 

Is that the one with 1, 2, Lost Levels and 3 on? I had it on the SNES - in the words of Shaking Stevens: "Lovely Stuff".

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There are two golden ages of gaming for me... The period of SNES v MegaDrive when you had classic platformers like Sonic and Mario (best Mario game ever is Super Mario World, not Mario64, its tat... as is Mario Sunshine...) and great puzzlers like Columns and Tetris and the great advent of PGA Golf, Brian Lara Cricket and FIFA....

 

Then came the PSone and n64 war with the likes of Resident Evil, Tony Hawks, Tomb Raider, Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, No Mercy, Smackdown, Jet Force Gemini, Gran Turismo, Ocarina Of Time, Majoras Mask and many more....

 

Since then it has been mostly repeats and franchises that rule the gaming world with games like FIFA, Madden, NHL, Smackdown, Resident Evil and Tomb Raider being spawned over and over again and copied again and again... Originality has gone and only games like Windwaker, Metroid and Donkey Konga etc kept it fresh...

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Originality has gone and only games like Windwaker' date=' Metroid and Donkey Konga etc kept it fresh...[/quote']

 

And these, unsurprisingly, have appeared on Nintendo platforms... :xyx

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Exactly... Even the best Resident Evil in years (Code Veronica in 2000 on the DC was the last good addition...) was Resi 4 on the Game Cube...

 

Nintendo come out with fantastic ideas and get them ripped off or just market them wrong in the west and get bitch slapped in the market because of it.

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Guest Carlito C. Cool
You can't beat a bit of Streets Of Rage Edited by Carlito C. Cool
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Guest ahsatan
We went through a phase about a year ago where we bought lots of retro consoles and games. As a result of that I was playing Alex Kid(d?) on the Master System 2 and Theme Hospital on the Playstation more than any game we have on any current console we have! As for old favourites, it's already been said but the Sonics and Marios were the ones for me. :)
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Super Aleste on the SNES was ass kicking!!! I've never been a huge shoot em up fan, but that game was ace. Pilotwings was also wonderful. Even today, it's still one rock hard game.

 

Most first party SNES games were awesome, and dare I say it, still are. The MegaDrive had some great games too. As CCC pointed out, Streets of Rage was great.

 

From the N64 days, Blast Corps! fantastic original stuff, and you could actually unlock and drive around in B.A. Baracus' red and black van, the stuff of legend! As already mentioned, No Mercy. Still the greatest wrestling game ever.

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Guest voice of reason
Nostalgia can be a funny thing- I brought a copy of Gods on the megadrive because I thought the amiga version was ace when I was seven- itwas rubbish. Of corse some games are evergreen, and I still play them today. Current oldies given an airing are Tempest 2000 (Jaguar), Maniac Mansion (nes) and super marioallstars(snes).
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Guest DarkOutlaw

Contra, Super C, Mario 1 to 3 (3 was the best out of all though) and River City Ransom were my favourite NES games.

 

Contra III, Super Mario World, Super Double Dragon, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG (great game) Top Gear 2, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country, Lost Vikings, Final Fight 3, Mega Man X series were great on the SNES.

 

Oh and before I forget, Street Fighter II and Super Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat II, Star Fox and Smash T.V., Streets of Rage.....too many to list.

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Guest Kanenite
An old game would have to be Super Mario Bros 3! I love that game and play it regularly. I never get bored of it as the Mario Series will alwayd dominate. Sonic was always good for a laugh but once you die and have to restart the level there is no more fun involved
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Guest The Doctor

Two words: Chucky Egg. (Which I used to play on the BBC basic! :eek)

 

Three words: Best Game Ever! :worship

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Guest ahsatan
Two words: Chucky Egg. (Which I used to play on the BBC basic! :eek)

 

Three words: Best Game Ever! :worship

 

I remember that! I'm not sure, but was it also on the Acorn? Impressive stuff! :xyx

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I was never off my Playstation when I originally got it in Christmas 97. I played it literally non stop for hours and hours. Whether it was on my own in Silent Scope or Metal Gear Solid, or playing against my friends at ISS Pro 98, Tekken 3 or WWF Warzone, I had a ton of great games that kept me going for a long time.

 

Looking back, the first few months with my SNES were also fantastic. Street Fighter 2, Super Mario, Mario Kart, Super Tennis, Final Fight, the original FIFA, all fantastic.

 

This thread has put me in the mood for some emulation.

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My all time favourite games, WARNING: this list may get out of hand. :P

 

NOTE: These are all retro games, my current favourites may be posted later.

 

Tomb Raider (PS, PC)

Tomb Raider 2 (PS, PC)

Grand Theft Auto (I was a fan from the beginning, one of the first hardcore fans ever is me... :)) (PS)

Resident Evil 2 (PS)

WWF SmackDown! (PS)

Metal Gear Solid (PS)

Sonic/2 (Sega Mega Drive)

Grand Theft Auto 3/III (although not very old it's a classic and when you listen to the music on the radio stations and play the game it brings back memories...) (PS2)

Tekken 3

Driver/2 (PS)

 

One more for now...:

Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/screenshots/8/197178/dukemelt_screen003.jpg

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Sonic was always good for a laugh but once you die and have to restart the level there is no more fun involved

 

But on Sonic you hit some swinging thing which meant if you died you started from there in the level

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I know what you mean but have you thought of the possiblity of not reaching it?

 

I suppose... but the Sonics were pretty simple...

 

Anyway i also really liked Alex Kid in Wonderland, that was built in to the Sega Master System, now that had me hooked for weeks... And a special mention must go out to Mario Kart... :worship

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