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2012-11-08 07:02:17 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-08 07:05:51 PM  

ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....


1997, OCTOBER 1
The END DAY
 
2012-11-08 07:09:09 PM  
Was expecting to see a Mega Man 2 or Contra.
 
2012-11-08 07:19:08 PM  

ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....


Remember it? Hell, I still can't find an un-corrupted ROM of it to this day to run through it again. I never beat it, but remember playing the shiat out of it.

No love for FF, Chrono Trigger, or Star Tropics? Loved those games.
 
2012-11-08 07:31:45 PM  

roc6783: Mike_LowELL: KillAllHumans: what a shiatty list and a shiatty article. how about more than just a few sentences if these games are so farking great.

just because a game is important doesnt mean its great.

I hope you feel bad for posting this crap, subby.

http://www.learntocounter.com/top-ten-reasons-your-video-game-list-b lo ws/

Obligatory self-promotion.

Your blog sucks

/obligatory response


Welcome to FARK™
 
2012-11-08 07:34:25 PM  
Q*bert biatch
 
2012-11-08 07:41:08 PM  

ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....


The first RPG I ever enjoyed.
Unfortunately I don't recall the plot being exceptional in any way...
 
2012-11-08 07:52:32 PM  

ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....


It was remade on Gameboy Color. That's the version I still have. They switched around the last two chapters, though, saying it made more sense story-wise. i wouldn't know since I never made it that far when I used to play it on NES (borrowed a friend's copy, so I didn't have unlimited access and she moved or I moved, I don't remember which, before I ever got the chance to finish it). Aside from that, though, it's a good update with better graphics. If you have access to a GBC or Gamecube with Gameboy Player (what I use), it's worth checking out.
 
2012-11-08 08:15:07 PM  
You can't really argue with Super Mario 3 being #1, but I think Ms. Pac-Man should be 1 or 2. That game is still fun. Same with Dig Dug.
 
2012-11-08 08:39:00 PM  

PirateKing: "Retro" does not mean the same thing as "Classic", which is just a way of saying "old and popular".

Still, an excellent list of classic games.


I came here to say this.

"Retro" means it's a modern thing that is designed to look/act like something from an earlier time. None of those games are "retro" -- They're classics, or "old games" if you please.

A t-shirt made in 2010 with an intentionally-faded copy of the original Centipede logo is retro.
A t-shirt made in 1984 with the original Centipede logo is classic.

Learn the difference, list-making bloggers.

/Also, list-making is getting to be annoying. Is that the only way some of you kids can communicate these days?
 
2012-11-08 08:40:21 PM  

MrEricSir: Retro? None of these are retro. They're actual old games.


You are smart. I appreciate not being alone, here.
 
2012-11-08 08:56:20 PM  
What? NO GALAGA?!?!
 
2012-11-08 09:44:25 PM  
I too was hoping for a list of modern retro-styled games, rather than classics. Oh well.

Some of my favorite retro-styled games:

Cave Story
VVVVVV
Super Meat Boy
Super Crate Box
They Bleed Pixels
BIT.TRIP series
 
2012-11-08 09:52:43 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: lordargent: No love for bubble bub and bobble bob :(

YES YES YES.
Came here to say this. My friend Matt and I spent LOTS of money on Bubble Bobble. We knew where every 7-11 was that had one in it.
I always tell this story when discussing Bubble Bobble.
The ports of the game to the consoles and even the ROM that is floating around isn't the same as the original stand up game. There were secret boards that do not exist in any of the ported versions that I have played. To get to them neither player could die until you got a key that was on like board 80 (but it wasn't an even number board like that) - after someone got the key, one of you could die, but the other one couldn't. If you did get this key and not die, a door just like the diamond boards (that you get for not dying on the board's 20 40 and 60) would appear on board 99 in the "box" that is in the middle of the board. This door would take you past 100 to boards 01 through F which if you got through then you would get board 100 and the true happy ending for beating the giant drunk.

/We did it at the 7-11 at the mouth of Big Cottonwood canyon


Omg thank god I'm not alone in the love for Bubble Bobble. I still own the game for nes, and still play the shiat out of it. When I was little I use to rent Bubble Bobble 2, and not the farked up sequel Rainbow Islands. Apparently it was only a rental game back in the day, I would do anything to find that game where I didn't have to pay an ass load to buy it.
 
2012-11-08 10:10:47 PM  
this was one of my favorites.
media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-11-08 10:34:30 PM  

RoxtarRyan: ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....

Remember it? Hell, I still can't find an un-corrupted ROM of it to this day to run through it again. I never beat it, but remember playing the shiat out of it.

No love for FF, Chrono Trigger, or Star Tropics? Loved those games.


It could be because you don't have EIP.

Kind of sad, kind of happy my trolling picked 0/10.

I'll mention some games not listed so far:

River Raid
River Raid II (pushed atari 2600 to the limit)
Dark Castle (Macintosh version)
Nethack / Rogue
 
2012-11-08 11:01:54 PM  
WTF PEOPLE??

How does THIS not make the list AND not get mentioned at all in this thread??

zeldawiki.org

For shame!! 
 
2012-11-08 11:02:22 PM  

Andric: ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....

1997, OCTOBER 1
The END DAY


They made a gameboy color port, but it sucked. I too loved the original Crystalis.

Other games I favored that aren't on the list:
NES
River City Ransom
Castlevania 3 (much better than 1 & 2 IMO)
Duck Tales
Double Dragon
Dragon Quest (Warrior) 1-4 (2-4 were much better than 1 IMO, but 1 is the beloved original)
TMNT Arcade
Final Fantasy 1
SMB 3 (listed in TFA)

Genesis
Phantasy Star 2&3
Valis 3
Revenge of Shinobi

SNES
Dragon Quest 5
Actraiser
Chrono Trigger
FF 2-3 (4 and 6)
Castlevania Dracula X (a/k/a Rondo of Blood) (much better on "PC Engine")
Zelda Link to the Past (listed in TFA)

PC
Ultima 6 and 7 (parts 1 and 2)
X-Wing
TIE Fighter
X-Wing v. TIE
X-Wing Alliance
Monkey Island series
Loom
Quest for Glory series
 
2012-11-08 11:03:14 PM  
I forgot Mega Man 2. Silly me!
 
2012-11-09 12:05:16 AM  
www.jap-sai.com
 
2012-11-09 12:39:23 AM  
"Retro" apparently means "I am too young to have played these games when they were new, but I heard some old guys talking about these on Xbox Live once so I downloaded the ROMs."
 
2012-11-09 01:04:40 AM  

poot_rootbeer: "Retro" apparently means "I am too young to have played these games when they were new, but I heard some old guys talking about these on Xbox Live once so I downloaded the ROMs."


QFT
 
2012-11-09 01:19:19 AM  

Nemo's Brother: You can't really argue with Super Mario 3 being #1, but I think Ms. Pac-Man should be 1 or 2. That game is still fun. Same with Dig Dug.


Console 8-bit titles? SMB3? Surely, you jest:

upload.wikimedia.org

Best graphics, story, challenge and sound in the ENTIRE 8-bit era.
 
2012-11-09 01:33:41 AM  

Jedekai: Nemo's Brother: You can't really argue with Super Mario 3 being #1, but I think Ms. Pac-Man should be 1 or 2. That game is still fun. Same with Dig Dug.

Console 8-bit titles? SMB3? Surely, you jest:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x365]

Best graphics, story, challenge and sound in the ENTIRE 8-bit era.


Agreed.

Master System got so much hate but I'm convinced it was the true gamers console. As for Phantasy Star.

Shiat. Blew my mind. And $75 in 1988 games!

I called every electronic store I could. Every copy was sold out. I called the GoodGuys(?) and the dude said

"Yes we have the Phantasy game".

Me and my Mom took a 50 minute bus ride down to the good guys at Stones Town in San Francisco.

We were both hoping we could make it before the store closed. After all, I've telling mom all about this game for weeks.

I ran up to the luckiest guy in the world (he was in charge of the video game area) and told him I called about the Phantasy game.

"Oh you, heh, I remember you. Well I saved this copy just for you!"

He then proceeds to hand me a copy of Fantasy Zone....

...

I can't finish the story.
 
2012-11-09 02:52:10 AM  

Nemo's Brother: You can't really argue with Super Mario 3 being #1, but I think Ms. Pac-Man should be 1 or 2. That game is still fun. Same with Dig Dug.


Dig Dug!

Play for so long and you get to take breaks at the end of each map.
 
2012-11-09 04:36:45 AM  
media.teamxbox.com
www.mobygames.com
174.120.103.90
static.gamesradar.com
www.mobygames.com
 
2012-11-09 08:30:25 AM  

The Angry Hand of God: No River City Ransom. List is utter fail.


THIS.
 
2012-11-09 09:22:20 AM  

ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....


Dude. That's my favorite game of all-time.

A remake would be awesome.
 
2012-11-09 11:55:26 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
The Buzz Boar ruled!
 
2012-11-09 01:06:51 PM  

Robo Beat: Ochiba: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x248]

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These took up waaaaaaaaaay more time than they should have. Seriously great memories.

Is that F-19 Stealth Fighter I see at the end there?

I played the shiat out of that game on the 486DX-33. Won the game's Medal of Honor one time, when I basically leveled Poland. Good times.

/Also caught Carmen Sandiego


That's the one! I loved that game.
 
2012-11-09 01:45:23 PM  
Don't forget Adventure and Pitfall for the Atari 2600.

Adventure, the most excitement you can have as square. Watch out!!! Black Dragon!!! 
Pitfall WAS revolutionary for its day.
 
2012-11-09 02:11:31 PM  
gmoney101

STRIDER YES

The NES game was fun but buggy as hell. The arcade/Sega version was a damn near perfect action game, by the standards of 1989 or of any year.
 
2012-11-09 02:18:24 PM  
Donkey Kong sucks!

28.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-09 02:37:42 PM  

doczoidberg: ManOfTeal: Why has no one re-made this yet:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 256x377]

/Wonders how many of you remember it.....

Dude. That's my favorite game of all-time.

A remake would be awesome.


I have many fond memories of pretending to be sick on my birthday just so I could sit at home all day and play this game uninterrupted while my parents were at work. Pretty sure I beat the game in one sitting.

/If only I had the same sense of dedication in my adult life
//farking at work
 
2012-11-09 03:46:51 PM  

roc6783: roc6783:
Almost forgot:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x347]


I love you.
I picked up PSII on the Xbox Marketplace and still play it repeatedly.

Also, I'm looking for Golden Axe in this thread but don't see it yet.
 
2012-11-09 05:19:06 PM  

DVDave: roc6783: roc6783:
Almost forgot:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x347]

I love you.
I picked up PSII on the Xbox Marketplace and still play it repeatedly.

Also, I'm looking for Golden Axe in this thread but don't see it yet.


Golden Axe 2 was 3 hours before you got here. I love you too. so does CostCo.
 
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