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  1. Ha ha. I'm sure the people who played that game often in arcades did so because they were super hardcore, had no other games to choose from in their local arcade, or had a lot of money that was burning holes in their pockets.
  2. Doki Doki Panic! (The game that Super Mario Bros. 2 was based on.)
  3. Halo. Although I think it was innovative for its time, the game features the worst level design I've ever seen in an FPS game.
  4. I'm mostly playing Killing Floor 1 on Steam. It isn't a retro game, but is relatively old. (It runs off the Unreal 2004 Engine, even though the game was released much later than Unreal 2004.) The only truly retro games that I've played a bit recently were Silent Hill 1 for the PS1 and Max Payne 1 on Steam.
  5. Diablo was designed for Windows 95...
  6. Yeah, how about instead having a cross that is pure red, game developers just change it to a lighter (or darker) shade of red to evade copyright disputes?
  7. From my direct experience, Red Cross is a sham of a benevolent organization. I contacted The Red Cross with hopes of getting some voluntary work experience, and was invited to come to their local branch for orientation / training. I showed up, was introduced to my 'orientation leader,' and wasted a lot of time standing around because the people who were charged with managing me largely ignored me and didn't bother to assign someone capable of managing me.
  8. Having played MK9 after starting this thread, I can say that it is a great throwback to MK2, albeit with 3D visuals. It plays like a 2D game, and is almost as good as MK2, but with a much better sense of plot.
  9. DOS games, huh? Here are 10 favorites that come to mind: 1. Alley Cat 2. Doom 3. Heretic 4. Strife: Quest for the Sigil 5. Harvester 6. Descent 7. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (The Point-&-Click Adventure Game) 8. Duke Nukem 3D 9. Sid & Al's Incredible Toons 10. Quake
  10. I have nothing to say about the exhibition of the system. I just wanted to say that I think "Wii U" is the worst name that has ever been bestowed upon a console. Not only is it derivitive (of the Wii, obviously), but it makes no sense and just sounds dumb.
  11. Best Genesis/MegaDrive games, in no particular order: 1) Castlevania Bloodlines 2) Contra Hardcorps 3) Sonic the Hedgehog 1 4) Splatterhouse 2 5) Splatterhouse 3 6) Streets of Rage 2 7) Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of Time 8) Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition 9) Mortal Kombat II (Only for 2-player mode, as the AI you face in 1-player mode is ultra-cheap) 10) Samurai Shodown
  12. I had similar reactions while playing Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh. I really enjoyed that game.
  13. I won't include Super Mario All-Stars because it is a compilation of games. Here's my top-10: 1) Super Metroid 2) Super Mario World 3) Zelda III: A Link to the Past 4) Contra III: The Alien Wars 5) Street Fighter II Turbo 6) Super Mario Kart 7) Star Fox 8) Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures 9) Super Punch Out!! 10) Mortal Kombat II (The single player AI is ultra cheap, but playing against a buddy is really fun)
  14. Anyone who lists ET should be have their account deleted. Here's mine: 1) Yar's Revenge 2) Burger Time 3) Missile Command 4) Asteroids 5) Demon Attack Honorable mentions: Dig Dug Spider-Man.
  15. 1) Street Fighter Alpha 3 2) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 3) Silent Hill 4) Metal Gear Solid 5) Castlevania Chronicles 6) R-Types 7) R-Type Delta 8) Einhander 9) Resident Evil 10) Resident Evil 2
  16. 1) Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link 2) Super Mario Bros. 2 3) Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 4) The Legend of Zelda 5) Life Force 6) Kirby's Adventure 7) Contra 8) Deja Vu 9) The Uninvited 10) Super Mario Bros. 3 Honorable Mentions: Little Nemo: The Dream Master Double Dragon The Ultimate Stuntman
  17. I am happy about having grown up during the 8-bit / 16-bit era. I grew up playing point-&-click adventure games, 2D beat-em-ups, SHUMPs, and a bunch of other game genres that have seemingly disappeared. Today's games may look better than their 2D, pixel-based technological predecessors, but looks are superficial. I'll take 2D Castlevania, Contra, Splatterhouse, Sonic the Hedgehog, or Megaman games over their 3D incarnations any day! The 2D games simply play better. The one thing that I envy about gamers who grew up during or since the reign of systems like the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube is the ease with which their consoles can play First Person Shooters. Back when I had a Genesis, gamers were expected to buy the 32X add-on to be able to play the FPS of the day, Doom. Even WITH the 32X, Doom wasn't all that great on consoles, and really had to be played on the PC to be enjoyed. Nowadays, it seems like console ports of FPS-style games like Doom 3 and Fallout 3 are identical to their PC ports in terms of quality. Hey man, struggling to beat games like Battletoads as a kiddie (because I lacked the life experience to realize that the game's insane difficulty was the product of poor design and/or sadistic developers) made the experience seem like like a war to me! I literally used to beat myself up over some of those exercises in masochism.
  18. I don't know if it counts as a 'retro' game, but I recently beat Grand Theft Auto 3 for the first time. Hooray!
  19. List and / or talk about the least favourite game you remember playing on a console-per-console basis. Of course, let's be mindful that this is intended to be a purely subjective exercise. To illustrate this point, let's suppose that the only two NES games someone has ever played are Mario 2 and Mario 3. That someone accordingly cites Mario 2 as his least favourite NES game. Mario 2 is anything but a bad game. However, we can't blame that person for neglecting to cite something infinitely worse than Mario 2 (like, say, the NES port of Dragon's Lair) if his exposure to the console's library is so limited. It might help if you give an estimate as to how many games you've played per console, or to stress a conflict of interest. For instance, if you don't like sports games yet cite a sports title as one of your least favourite games, you should make this conflict of interest apparent to your audience! Anyway, as the original poster, I will be the first to list my picks: ***NES*** Exposure: Hundreds of games. Least favourite: Battletoads There are certainly worse games for the console, like Milon's Secret Castle, but I single out Battletoads because the first few stages were so charming and enticed me to soldier my way through the rest of the game. The majority of the game's levels are infuriatingly difficult. The difficulty is so severe that the game doesn't offer a fair challenge. The only way to advance into the game's later stages is to memorize its sadistic vehicle-driven challenges or use a strategy guide (read: to CHEAT!). ***Atari 2600*** Exposure: I've played every game, but I've only played about 60 of them seriously. Least favourite: E.T. Waiting for E.T. to levitate to the top of the pits he keeps falling into is SO tedious! ***Playstation 2*** Exposure: About 25 games. Least favourite: The Bouncer. The Bouncer seemed very sluggish for a beat-em up, even if it was a 3D beat-em up. I expected a very stylish and exciting game based on the FMV screenshots that were showcased in magazines, but I'd rather play 8- and 16-bit beat-em ups over The Bouncer! ***Xbox*** Exposure: About 35 games. Least favourite: Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood. I picked up this game with low expectations. I sought it out despite gamers and critics expressing almost universal contempt for it. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt, especially since I am a fan of pro wrestling and because the game features several wrestlers who achieved fame in my favourite modern wrestling promotion, Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Suffice it to say that I found the gameplay excessively simplistic and repetitive. Unlike Def Jam: Fight For New York (a similar game for the Xbox), nothing felt rewarding about soldiering through matches. Playing the game literally felt like a chore.
  20. Nice article, but you need not go back to the 8bit era - or even 'casual' games - if you don't have a lot of time to invest in video gaming sessions. If you're pressed for time but still want to derive a sense of satisfaction from games, why not enjoy a few matches in Street Fighter Alpha 3, Mortal Kombat 2, Samurai Shodown 2, or Guilty Gear X? A match against an opponent will require an absolute maximum of 4 minutes if you play with standard settings (60 seconds per round, 'best 2-out-of-3 rounds'). Another great alternative to playing 8bit classics when you're pressed for time is to play first person shooters in competitive multiplayer modes (i.e. capture the flag, deathmatch). Load up Unreal Tournament 99 or Quake III, set a 10 minute time limit, and frag away!
  21. ----- 8bit: ----- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES). Honorable mention: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES). ------ 16bit: ------ Super Metroid (SNES). Honorable mention: Sonic The Hedgehog 1 (Genny). ------ 32bit: ------ Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1). Honorable mention: Metal Gear Solid (PS1). ------ 64bit: ------ Super Mario 64 (N64). Honorable mention: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64). ------- 128bit: ------- Grand Theft Auto III / Vice City / San Andreas (PS2 / Xbox). Honorable mention: Red Faction 1 (PS2).
  22. The side-scrolling Tiny Toons platformer for the Genny. After that, I may revisit Sonic The Hedgehog 1 for the Genny.
  23. I haven't played an arcade game in a long time, unless you count the Xbox port of Street Fighter 2. The last game I remember playing in MAME was the bootleg version of Cabal.
  24. You are correct! Although the PC versions are completely uncensored (and the Windows 3.1 port features exquisite graphics), I'd rather play those games on the NES. Why? The NES ports featured incredible music that was all but absent from the PC versions!
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