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Retro games/franchises you feel are overlooked
« on: September 27, 2015, 11:19:26 pm »
The majority of people always point to the same games whenever mentioning things that are recommended for people to check out, but are there any games on your lists that people might not know about? Whenever I go looking for retro games in stores, I try to pick up something I haven't really heard much of. This lead to me coming across The Ignition Factor for SNES which I have NEVER heard anyone talk about and is totally worth checking out.

Are there any games that you can think of that people might have missed out on or you feel just don't get enough love?
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Re: Retro games/franchises you feel are overlooked
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 11:31:06 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 12:03:49 am »
Oh wow, I've only seen videos of the Genesis port of Dark Castle. That one looks awesome, especially with that art style!
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 12:48:01 am »
Yeah, the MegaDrive port is crap, imo.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 04:22:39 am »
Mr. Ghost on MSX and MSX2



It's amazing that they never got ported to other systems because they're amazing.


Alex Kidd



This one might have been rightfully overlooked because only the first one was really good but damn, it was so good. I wish they would re-boot the franchise but it's been dead ever since SEGA decided that Sonic would be its mascot.


Finny the Fish



This game plays very similarly to Ecco the Dolphin. It's the only collaboration between Sony and SEGA that I'm aware of. It's very well made and not well known.


Also, Fantasy Zone, because the spin offs are pretty damn good but they get no respect.
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Re: Retro games/franchises you feel are overlooked
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 01:42:55 am »
Alex Kidd is something I never really messed around with until the last 5 or 10 years, but I absolutely love. I'm not going to say it's the best thing ever, but I never hear anyone mention it unless it's a Sega fan using Alex Kidd as a stepping stone to talk about how Sonic became their lead mascot. I think the thing I like about the games the most is how vivid the color and imaginative the world is.

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 03:02:55 am »
Alex Kidd wasn't really overlooked per se...SEGA fans rejoiced!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 03:51:22 am »
For me, it was his Peticopter! So much fun.



Also the music you get with the motorcycle is so addictive.

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 04:01:03 am »
Agreed! But it was one of the most frustrating games to complete. Not easy :(
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 03:56:57 am »
Every time I see Alex Kidd, I have this instant reaction of wanting to yell out "BUT LOOK AT HOW COOL THAT GAME LOOKS!"

Annnnnnnnnnnnyway, speaking of Sega properties, I'm really surprised there hasn't been any sort of attempt at reviving Kid Chameleon. I bought that again I think a year ago and it still holds up as being pretty neat, even if it's pretty hard. I don't ever remember being blown away by the graphics or how the games movement felt, but there's just something awesome about transforming into so many different characters. I was also aware of Friday The 13th and Splatterhouse, even though I was never allowed to watch/play them at that age, but getting that hockey mask kind of filled that urge for me.



Look at how 90's cool that kid is! The only people that might rival him for coolness are the dudes in the Crossfire commercial, the guys on the cover of Rival Turf, and that early 90s Legomaniac kid (Zach?)

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2015, 04:43:03 am »
I must admit RT really gave SoR a good run for it's money :D
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2015, 03:59:00 pm »
Agreed! But it was one of the most frustrating games to complete. Not easy :(

i seen such a funny video on youtube of someone playing that game but not the version you showed here

I must admit RT really gave SoR a good run for it's money :D

yes i think so too , well i played it like way later on emulator handheld only , but still lol
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2015, 01:05:54 am »
^ Video of which game?
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Re: Retro games/franchises you feel are overlooked
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 04:39:01 am »
^ Video of which game?

I'm guessing she meant Alex Kidd.

I was just browsing at my shelf of old games and... Does anyone remember Jet Force Gemini? I remember when it came out, I kept hearing kids I knew talk about it and I feel like I saw a lot of ads somewhere, but I haven't heard ANYONE mention it since around 2000.
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« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2015, 07:27:28 am »
I'm guessing she meant Alex Kidd.
no i didn't ? i meant the dark castle game there was a funny video of someone not liking that game

see look https://youtu.be/y4-7mWeY_Cs?t=3m47s
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« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2015, 05:13:46 pm »
The many Dizzy games by Codemasters for the Spectrum/C64/Amstrad. I'd love to see a modern remake of this series. The Megadrive/Genesis version doesn't do the series justice imo.

EDIT I found the 2011 ipad remake, don't like touchscreen controls though.
Of considerably more interest is the "DizzyAGE" engine which has source code and is potentially portable to handhelds.

Hmmm...
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Re: Retro games/franchises you feel are overlooked
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2015, 04:01:40 pm »
I must admit RT really gave SoR a good run for it's money :D


The animation is so choppy. The colors look washed out. And the music is horrible. Frankly I think the only good 2 player beat em up for Snes was Sonic Blast Man 2. Even Final Fight was much better on Sega CD than Snes. The colors were much better. And the only Sega CD feature it was using was the music and the cutscenes.

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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2015, 03:12:40 am »
The many Dizzy games by Codemasters for the Spectrum/C64/Amstrad. I'd love to see a modern remake of this series. The Megadrive/Genesis version doesn't do the series justice imo.

EDIT I found the 2011 ipad remake, don't like touchscreen controls though.
Of considerably more interest is the "DizzyAGE" engine which has source code and is potentially portable to handhelds.

Hmmm...

Since I got into C64 late. Like...maybe 2 years ago late. Dizzy is a really neat series once you get the hang of it. That weird jump takes a while to adjust to but afterwards it's really cool to see what they were able to pull off on that hardware. Same goes for Jet Set Willy.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2015, 12:52:11 am »
Looks like we might be getting a brand new dizzy game after all...

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a670659/the-oliver-twins-have-teased-a-special-dizzy-announcement-on-october-24.html#~pqLkaqcNCJyGCv

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The Oliver Twins have teased a special Dizzy announcement on October 24

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2015, 01:35:52 pm »
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