Just caught myself thinking about the games I used to play...and how much fun I had.
So I want to drink a cup of reminiscence and play some pre-2000 games.
I played a lot of RPGs (Zelda, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Dink Smallwood) and adventure games (Spyro, Megaman Legends, Crash Bandicoot).
I also liked Gran Turismo very much.
I played Disgaea and Disgaea 2 through the end of their stories and did a fair amount of item world gameplay.
so with that in mind, if you have any suggestions/retro games that you liked, just make sure it's from one of these consoles:
GB, GB color, or GBA
PS1, Dreamcast, N64
SNES, or even NES (better be good if you choose NES)
Any sort of classic-style RPG from any console, as long as it has SNES-similar graphics or better
PC games similar in fashion to Final Fantasy or Legend Of Zelda (not too high res)
Important consoles that you think I am overlooking (better be a good mention, though)
You can mention any games that you think I may have played already, as long as you think they are worth mentioning.
The OP probably seems vague in what my criteria are, and that's because I'm intentionally trying not to be too specific. I want people to mention as many games as they can in their post, hopefully I'll find something good that I never heard of before (use spoilers if necessary).
If you need me to be more specific, or have any questions just say so and I will gladly clarify.
Thanks in advance,
Master of the Trivium
On the N64: Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64, Doom 64, Mega Man 64, Bomberman 64, Bomberman 64: The Second Attack, Castlevania 64, Exitebike 64, Mario Tennis, and Mario Party 1,2,3. Thats all I can think of for n64.
NES: Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels, Mario 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Adventure Island, Adventure Island 2, Adventure Island 3, Castlevania, Castlevania 3, Dr. Mario, Yoshi, Galaga,The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6. There is more that I will think of later. :biggrin.gif:
Most of the ones I would note have probably been mentioned. but I've found "Brainlord" to be a fairly good, and often overlooked game. (SNES) it's an RPG. you can probably find it cheap on ebay... or of course, emulate it.
*digs out his SNES games*
Megaman X. probably my favourite SNES game. Although it's difficult to choose. X2 and X3 are good too, but if you want to carts you'll be paying a premium for the special chip it uses (forget the name). Of course the NES Megamans are great too, but even if you don't like those, you might like the X series. (I've only played classic and the SNES X series, myself.)
Chrono Trigger. Again, can be pricey for the actual cart. I thought it was worth it, personally.
Mortal Kombat II and "Ultimate Mortal Kombat" Yeah, no flipping clue. hardly played these. Don't really like MK, myself. Now, on the other hand:
Killer Instinct. This has a SNES as well as a N64 installment, and they are both quite good. And this is coming from me, and I typically hate fighting games. also the cart is a stylish black. For some reason.
Donkey Kong Country 1,2 and 3. These are OK games, and getting them for realz on the cart is nice and cheap, too.
Super Mario World: Does this really need an intro? Really?
Super Mario World 2: I love this game, it's style is awesome. The fact that the SNES can do this speaks volumes of it's flexibility, even if the SFX2 chip doing a lot of the work is in the cart itself (which can raise the price somewhat, if you want the cart).
Super Mario Kart: Again. No introduction necessary. the SNES version is my personal favourite, followed by the N64 version and the GC version, which is all I own. the GC version is still worth a play, though. I'll get to GC games in a moment, though.
F-zero: This game is sort of meh to most people. I rather like it, tbh. Nice simple racing game you can just jump in and play. Also, it's super cheap- my copy was like 8 bucks on ebay and it was a still shrink-wrapped in-box copy, too.
Super Metroid: I can't believe I missed this game my entire childhood. One of the best games for the SNES, if you ask me. the NES Metroid get's some stars as well, although some parts of it are less explanatory.
Mario All-Stars: This one is more.. hmmph. I prefer to play the actual NES games than the SNES remake, although if you've not played SMAS a "change of scenery" can be pretty cool.
Zelda. Pretty much any game of the series is awesome. I Personally like the Adventure of Link, but apparently that's blasphemy.
Star Fox: SNES version is sort of funny, but also somewhat impressive given the tech level of the SNES. the N64 version is a must-play epic, though.
N64: the aforementioned Star Fox 64, of course. Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Brothers, Although some people hate it I rather like San Francisco Rush and Rush 2. Quake II was ok on the N64, as well. doesn't emulate well at all though, so word of warning on that. Ocarina of Time of course. Majora's Mask is too easily overlooked in the Zelda series,overshadowed by it's inferior predecessor- but I found it to be even better than OOT. Banjo Kazooie was a great N64 game as well. haven't played the second one extensively. Seems ok. Also, Rocket: Robot on wheels,Space Station:Silicon Valley, Blast Corps, Diddy Kong Racing,Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, F-Zero X, Worms Armageddon. Glover, Paper Mario, Ogre Battle 64. I'm sure I missed some.
Gamecube: The nice thing, for me, with the GC is that I got it with a copy of the Zelda Collector's edition. (well, not really, my brother got a GC years ago that came with it, but his broke and I bought a new one and he essentially gave me his GC games). It's great because it has the First and second Zelda. Sure, I had played them plenty with emulation, but using a console prevents save-state whoring. Ocarina of time is on there, as well as Majora's Mask.
unfortunately, the framerate of Majora's Mask is downright dismal. It's still playable, and I'm not sure if it was like that on the N64 (having not played the actual cart) but I do know it runs better via Emulation so something is up there.
Wind Waker, while the great sea is a gigantic pain in the ass, and the game seems almost unfinished in some ways, was still a pretty good game. Twilight Princess, however, is loads better. Smash Brothers Melee takes what made the N64 installment good and cranks it up a notch. Super Mario Sunshine is a good game, too. Even though I seem to suck ass at it. (They say there are 120 shines, where the **** ARE THEY). Metroid Prime and Prime 2, both great games. Again I must suck. I can't beat the final boss of Prime (I've only tried three times, to be fair) and I haven't played Prime 2 long enough that I haven't a clue where I'm supposed to be going. F-Zero GX is good, but it's REALLY HARD. take that of course with a grain of salt, since it seems that at some point I started sucking at games (as evidenced by me not being able to beat Metroid Prime). I can beat most cups on F-Zero X on expert, though, so... yeah.
I was actually considering expanding my collection, myself. ideally I would beat all the games I already have but hey you can't rush these things.