whats your favorite Action Sidescrollers (with Screen shot)

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  1. oddvark

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    Hey,

    I'm looking for inspiration for an action side scroller. I was a fan of Turrican a while back and am thinking of something along those lines (terrain based, NOT air-bourne or space-bourne). Anyhow, if you can suggest some out there in 3D or 2D, modern or classic, AAA or indie, i'd appreciate it.

    thanks!
     
  2. PeterM

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    Maybe the Metroid series? Perhaps they're a bit too RPGish though, lots of collecting of suit add-ons etc.
     
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    Oh... the memories! Turrican was great. Um... Shadow of the Beast (loved parallax)... Dizzy... for a slightly different angle Silkworm (with the jeep and the plane). I liked the ones that had a good height component - felt less limited. Actually I can't recall any more which ones scrolled. Dumb, huh?

     
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    Some of my favourites . . .

    * Rygar (original arcade, not shit 3D version)
    * Ghosts and Goblins
    * Gods (classic Bitmap Brothers)
    * Rastan Saga
    * Shadow of the Beast II
    * Altered Beast
    . . .

    Oh, too many to list - happy days :)
     
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    Ninja Gaiden series. Metal Slug series. Actraiser (cool platformer\sim hybrid.) Cave Story. Mario games. Gunstar Heroes. Megaman series.
     
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    heh, thanks for the quick responses!
     
  12. oddvark

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    I had totally forgotten about shadow of the beast. that was a great game.
     
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    River City Ransom was one of my favs as a kid.

    Shinobi Arcade and Revenge of Shinobi Genesis were both amazing. Strider was also excellent.
     
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    Impossible speaks truth.

    Also, I have a soft spot for Ganbare Goemon and Rolling Thunder.
     
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    I couldn't disagree more. It certainly was a great tech demo for the Amiga, but as a game it was pretty crap. Beast II was better, but still not really a great game by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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    i really love Cave Story (Doukutsu Monogatari)
    try to get the 2nd ending after you finish the 1st .. super tough :D

    Cave Story Site
     
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    LOL, I agree with you. Amazing tech but a surprisingly boring ass game.
     

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