favorite retro games

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  1. darkinferno360

    darkinferno360 New Member

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    hey guys, am entering a contest to remake a retro game and i wanted you guys to list your favorite, i really wanna combine more than one game to create it though so that would be awesome too if the games could mix together in some way.

    please list your favorite retro games, just take 20 seconds to type the name :)
     
  2. Indiepath

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    Asteroids - the 1979 version.
     
  3. benb

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    Gradius
    Adventure Island
    Paperboy

    ... just a few of my favorites.
     
  4. kevintrepanier

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    In no particular order:

    - Mario Bros. 3
    - Super Mario World
    - Final Fantasy II (IV in japan)
    - Super Ghouls n' Ghost (SNES)
    - Sid Meirs' Colonize
     
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    adventures of lol - nes
    kung fu master - arcade
    space harrier - arcade
    commando - spectrum 48k
    the sentinel - bbc
    touchstone - dragon 32
    metal slug - neo geo
    Super Ghouls n' Ghost - snes
    mario kart - snes
    sega rally - saturn
    panzer dragoon - saturn

    Darren.
     
  6. Junkyard Sam

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    My top 3 from the C=64 era:

    Jumpman / Jumpman Jr.)
    Archon
    Mail Order Monsters

    And don't forget about music - make sure your music has a good retro feel. Nitrome's games are a good example - particularly the ones with catchy songs.
     
  7. Laz-Roc

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    • Turrican
    • Gianna Sisters
    • Monkey Island
    • Pinball Fantasies
    • Lemmings
    • Pirates
    • Speedball
    • Lotus Esprit Turbo Challange
    • Last Resort
     
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    - Bruce Lee (C64)
    - Snoopy (C64)
    - Ghostbusters (C64)
    - Sopwith (PC)
    - North & South (PC)
     
  9. Desktop Gaming

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    Juggernaut
    Strike Force Cobra
    Trap Door
    D/Generation
    Moonstone
    Beach Head/Beach Head 2
    Hypersports
    Klax
    Impossible Mission 1/2
    Spy vs Spy
     
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    Super Mario 3
    Super Mario World
    Run Saber (it IS awesome, damnit)
    Bard's Tale
    Gauntlet
     
  11. GaiaDreamCreation

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    Secret of Mana (SNES)
    Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (SNES)
    Final Fantasy II (SNES)
    Castlevania IV (SNES)
    Mario Bros. (most of them on NES and SNES)
    Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS)
    Out Run (SMS)
    Space Harrier (SMS)
    King's Quest and many other Sierra quest games.

    Many other ones too…… I played so much, I can only name a few. I just can't remember all the good games I played.
     
  12. Mick_H

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    Lords of Midnight
    Fairlight
    Battlezone (original arcade machine)
    UFO: Enemy Unknown
    Elite
    Dungeon Master

    Mostly games of the ZX speccy and Atari ST variety for me.....

    ...oooh... and the original PilotWings on SNES :)
     
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  13. Maupin

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    Can someone move this thread to Indie Related Chat?

    My favorite retro game is Boulder Dash (liked it so much I remade it).

    Others:

    Jet Set Willy (and variants, such as Top Hat Willy)
    Omega Race
    Moria (I currently play Angband quite regularly)
    Bard's Tale
    Wasteland
    Wizard
    Racing Destruction Set
    Sanxion
    and most of the Infocom games

    I'm currently half-assedly working on a Vic-20 style mashup of Omega Race and Radar Rat Race.
     
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    Duke Nukem Forever
     
  15. HDL

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    I loved an awful lot of Amiga games. I'd usually put on the cheats and play them in easy mode. It still feels weird to think of some of these as retro games. I'm paring the list down to my favourites and there's only two games I played on the PC on the list because I'm still having issues considering PC games retro. If it's out on the PC it's new. :)

    Loom - This is my all time favourite adventure game. I think was far beyond its time. There's lots of other adventure games I really enjoyed and could quite happily populate the list with them but I think I'll stick with just Loom.

    Lemmings - the first game and Oh No More Lemmings but not any of the sequels beyond that, since the game got far too complicated and lost its charm. I found it one of the most innovative and enjoyable puzzle games I've played. I especially enjoyed the two player mode on the Amiga where my sister would yell at me for cheating because I'd send my Lemmings back to sabotage hers. I loved Lemmings. She got her revenge on me playing Worms, which isn't on the list since I kept losing. :)

    Cannon Fodder - War's never been this much fun!
    Castles 2
    Civilization - just the first game, I thought the sequels overcomplicated things.
    Heimdal 2
    Megolomania
    Pirates Gold!
    PowerMonger 2
    PushOver
    Settlers - Again just the first game and the two player mode was one of my favourite aspects.
    Silly Putty
    Sim Ant
    Speedball 2
    Syndicate
    Theme Park - the original, not any of the sequels.
    UFO
    Worlds of Legend: Son of the Empire

    Dungeon Keeper
    Theme Hospital
     
  16. jb143

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    Joust
    Berzerk
    Pitfall
    Yars' Revenge
    Montezuma's Revenge

    I'm defining retro as crash/pre-crash otherwise it leaves me with too many options...
     
  17. darkinferno360

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    retro game decision

    i chose to go with goldeneye64 :) and i made it multiplayer for 8, i really want to secure some votes but other than that ya'll can have fun, you can go here, read the thread and download the game, please excuse the animation bug which is already reported and waiting for the engine devs to fix it:
    http://www.opserver.de/ubb7/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=307557#Post307557
     
  18. whisperstorm

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    One of my all time favorite retro games, and the one I'd most like to see a remake of:

    The Guardian Legend.
     
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