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Title: Recommendation time.
Post by: Derek on October 29, 2007, 12:41:41 PM
Okay, gang. I'm hitting that really bad level of bored again, so it's time for a rousing game of "Recommend some games that are worth playing." Here are the rules.

1:The systems we're playing with today are: NES, GB/GBC, SNES, Genesis, GG, and Sega CD. Please keep it within those boundries, as I don't have, nor do I intend on getting, any other emulators.

2:Assume that if it's an AGTP title or something fairly big ticket(FF, CT, Lunar, that sort of thing), I've played it. Please. I'm pretty sure we've all asked this question before and gotten a million "LOLZ U SHUD PLAY FINAL FANTAZY" answers. I like to think you guys are better than that.

Other than that, just throw out whatever comes to mind. And, if it's something REALLY hard to find, a hint or two in the right direction is always appreciated. Thanks, guys.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Gideon Zhi on October 29, 2007, 01:22:05 PM
Jurassic Park for Sega CD. Really. It's neat, very well done, and totally not what you'd expect. Just note that if it claims to be missing a CD, it means a CD that you find in-game, not an actual disc.

Crystalis for NES. Pure gold.

Blaster Master for the NES. Likewise.

Axelay on the SNES, if you like shmups.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: JayBee on October 29, 2007, 01:36:38 PM
Second Crystalis and Blaster Master.
Add Metal Storm for the holy trinity of NES gaming.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Ian Kelley on October 29, 2007, 02:30:42 PM
OK, here's my recommendations:

NES:
Dragon Slayer 4/Legacy of the Wizard: Because Falcom rocks.
Top Secret/Bionic Commando: Nifty control mechanics, and seeing Hitler's head explode is classic. On the plus side the Japanese version is not censored and has swastikas and the down side is...well, it's in Japanese.
Willow: Most underrated NES Action/RPG ever.
Eggerland/Adventures of Lolo: All of them. Play both the US and Japanese versions of each game; each one gets different puzzles.

GB/GBC:
Never had many of these but Mole Mania is a really nifty puzzle game in the vein of Lolo.

SNES:
Fire Fighting: Interesting little top-down action game.
Inindo Way of the Ninja: Vastly underrated RPG, probably because of its crappy graphics and slow text. The PC-98 version is better but it's in Japanese, sadly.
Lemmings: I always loved this game.

Genesis:
Shadowrun: Awesome RPG, though it can get a wee repetitive.
Gauntlet 4: Gauntlet with RPG elements, I always liked it.

GG/Sega CD:
Don't know squat about these myself.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: SilvrDragn23112 on October 29, 2007, 04:36:25 PM
Hey, there. Here are my recommendations...

NES:
Blaster Master and Crystalis are absolutely wonderful games.
Dragon Spirit: A vertically scrolling shoot-'em-up where you play a dragon. VERY HARD game. I've beaten it, but it takes a lot of skill and patience.
Air Fortress: All I've got to say... is I've never, ever, EVER seen a person beat this game without codes. It's insane. Great game... if you're a masochist.
Ninja Gaiden 1-3: I dunno if you'd consider these mainstream, since there have been more recent titles of this series, but they really aren't the same thing, IMHO.
Bump and Jump: If you're bored and needing to kill about 5 minutes, this is good for that.
Star Tropics 1&2: Awesome RPG with action elements. Your starting weapon is a Yo-Yo. Great stuff.

GB/GBC:
FF: Legends 1-3: These aren't mainstream, but they are moderately well known. Pretty good, but I dunno if you've played 'em or not... so please don't yell at me if you have.

SNES:
Bahamut Lagoon: This is a pretty commonly seen game, due to its translation. I dunno if you've played it or not, but if you haven't... check it out. SRPG with dragons. Fun stuff.
Super Earth Defense Force: A great horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Hard, and fun. I can't beat the last boss, though... (try dodging about 25 freaking eyeballs that pop up in random places on screen and then having them home in on you!)
Tales of Phantasia: Another common game, but also a great one. I'd be surprised if you haven't played it...

Genesis: Sadly, I didn't have many Genesis games. I had 3. Phantasy Star IV, Sonic the Hedgehog, and something else... Oh, well... sorry I can't help you there.

GG/Sega CD: I never owned either of these. Sorry I'm not a help here.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Derek on October 29, 2007, 04:53:14 PM
So far, you guys totally rock, even if I've already played/beaten most of these games. I appreciate it. Keep em' coming!

And for the record, I love Super E.D.F. Awesome music.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Nimdok on October 29, 2007, 05:04:10 PM
SEGA

The Ooze; amorphos doctor out for revenge. I liked it, doesn't mean you will

Weaponlord; one of the, if not the, best weapon-based fighting games ever concieved. Use six-button emulation, or a six-button controller if you've got one

Strike Series (Desert, Urban, Jungle); fun and difficult helecopter arcade/sim

The Humans; like Lemmings, but you control each character independantly (Think Lost Vikings with more than three guys)

Techno Clash; Again, I liked it. Wizard stuck in sci-fi Vegas

SEGA CD

Dungeon Explorer; Like the classic Gauntlet, but with experience and upgradeable equipment

Eternal Champions; probably the best fighting game I've ever played; antithesis of button-mashing

Panic!; press a button, see what happens. Funny as Hell.

Popful Mail; side-scrolling action/RPG with a decent sense of humor

Snatcher; I think the Sega CD version is the best, especially since it's the LEAST censored of the lot


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: jolly_old_saint on October 29, 2007, 05:20:06 PM
I can shoot a few SNES titles~

E.V.O. - Search for Eden
The Tick (Good luck getting far, but it's worth checking out)
Illusion of Gaia
Super Ninja Boy (Haven't played this in a dog's age, but I THINK it was cool)
Widget
Claymates
Out of This World
Donald Duck - Maui Mallard (Screw what other people say, the game's fun!)


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Word on the Wind on October 29, 2007, 08:11:07 PM
NES: Can't think of any notable that haven't already been mentioned (I'm amazed someone beat me to StarTropics 1/2 as well as Legacy of the Wizard) Abouts all I can think of are Arkista's Ring for some top-down action and severely punishin' "Later" levels. (Ye have to finish it four times, each harder then last to win and the Ninja at the later levels are complete bitches)

GB/C: Yeah, I got nothin'. Wasn't ever really my platform.

SNES: Please tell me ye've played at least Romancin' SaGa 3. >_>The SaGa series is about the only series I can think of that's maintained it's difficulty over the years. 

For a cheap laugh, ye might try the Cho Aniki fighter on there. (Am I the only one whom's not at all disturbed by that game?)

Super Punch out, though I think I'm the only one whom never played it until recently.

Plok is nice and hard, yet reasonabley fair.  Need to play on "Normal" in order to actually win.

R-Type III is a dandy Shmup, pretty good music, easy if ye dundie, ****in' brutal if ye do.

Megadrive: Pulseman, because I just find it awesome.

Castlevania: Bloodlines

Sega CD: Silpheed, Soul Star...  I know I missin' some other good ones...

GameGear: Again, Portables from that Era were not my thing.

I KNOW I've forgotten stuffs, so I'll probably have more at another time.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: TCM on October 29, 2007, 08:36:06 PM
Shining Force CD is pretty good, for the Sega CD. Not as good as any FE game, or any SRT game, but hey, what is?


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Dsvaun on October 29, 2007, 10:45:26 PM
SNES

Terranigma- A very good RPG by Enix.  Gets even better halfway when you actually get to help build entire cities.

Star Ocean-A good game that is horribly marred by bugs that make it unplayable at times.

I also heard theres a retranslation of Chrono Trigger available now.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: JayBee on October 29, 2007, 11:57:42 PM
Ninja Gaiden 1-3: I dunno if you'd consider these mainstream, since there have been more recent titles of this series, but they really aren't the same thing, IMHO.
I can't imagine that anyone who would play NES gamers hasn't already played these.

Sorta reminds me of the time I saw Contra show up in someone's "underrated games" list. No offense.




Zanac on the NES.
A vertical shooter by Compile(who you're fixing to see a lot of, owing to me pimping them like a 2-dollar whore).
Features adaptive difficulty, which is STILL a pretty uncommon feature. As Sega would say over a decade later, it's thinking.


MUSHA and Robo Aleste on the Genesis and SegaCD respectively.
Vertical shooters with mechs. Done by Compile.


Space Megaforce for the SNES.
Compile. Vertical shooter. Lather, rinse, repeat.


And...
*drumroll*
The Guardian Legend!
NES.
Compile.
NOT a vertical shooter!
....
Well, not ENTIRELY a vertical shooter.

It's a sci-fi  action-adventure, only with vertical shooter stages instead of caves.  Zelda or Crystalis fans will feel right at home after the intro stage ends.

If you take this one, and I HIGHLY recommend you do(over.... pretty much anything else on the thread. I've got no idea why it wasn't the first game I thought of), turn off the 8-sprite-per-line limit in your emulator. Leaving it on, while more authentic, makes some of the later bosses impossible to see for all the bullets.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Derek on October 30, 2007, 07:07:12 AM
In case I have not said it enough, you guys are made of Awesome and Hell Yeah. Any more?


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: jolly_old_saint on October 30, 2007, 01:31:02 PM
Gargoyles for Genesis. About as awesome as platformers get.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Ian Kelley on October 31, 2007, 08:15:27 AM
Gargoyles for Genesis. About as awesome as platformers get.

Speaking of Gargoyles, the Gargoyle's Quest games for GB, NES, and SNES are all really good. The best is probably Demon's Blazon for the SNES.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: EaterBrain on November 01, 2007, 07:14:07 PM
Hmm, I see lots of good stuff is already on the lists so I'll gust mention a couple of Genesis titles by Treasure; they're all a)fun to play b)pretty c) games by people who created Gunstar Heroes (if you haven't played it yet -- shame on you):

Dynamite Headdy, Alien Soldier and Rocket Knight Adventures (done while still part of Konami).

But I'd like to warn you beforehand -- Alien Soldier is teeth-grindingly hard, battletoads-hardcore even.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Elrich2k3 on November 02, 2007, 08:11:52 AM
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NES
Dragon Warrior IV - Second only to Dragon Quest V in my opinion.

Faxanadu - Similar to Zelda 2.

Gun*Nac - Another COMPILE SHMUP.

Maniac Mansion - Or track down the uncensored PC versions. Adventure game.

Moon Crystal - One of the NES's last great platformers. Translation patch at RHDN.

Nightshade - Unique Action/Adventure hybrid, with cool atmosphere.

Otaku no Seiza - You won't get far in this RPG without knowing Japanese, but leave town and you will be attacked by a monkey with a revolver. Or two.

Pirates! - Sid Meier's classic simulation.
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GB/GBC
Dragon Warrior I+II - Latest remakes of the NES originals.

Dragon Warrior III - See above.

Resident Evil Gaiden - Survival horror with a unique combat method.

Survival Kids - Survive on a deserted island after surviving a shipwreck.
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SNES
Dragon Quest V - My favorite of the series. Translation at RHDN.

Earthbound - Sits proudly atop my Favorite Video Game of All Time list. Give it a chance.

Gradius III - Maybe the hardest SHMUP in the Gradius series.

Parodius da!
Gokujou Parodius
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius - Brilliant Gradius parody SHMUPS.

Soul Blazer
Illusion of Gaia
Terranigma - The last one was suggested before, but the other two are its thematic predecessors. I didn't like Illusion of Gaia much though.

Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Goemon. 'Nuff said.

Nosferatu - Difficult Prince of Persia-style horror platformer.

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Quite possibly the hardest video game ever made.

Taekwondo - My favorite Super NES fighting game, bar none.

Umihara Kawase - Grappling-hook based platformer.
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SEGA GENESIS
Blaster Master 2 - Doesn't hold a candle to the original, but it exists..

The Haunting - Unique. Just... unique. Haunt a house.

Herzog Zwei - Early two-player pseudo-RTS.

MUSHA Aleste - COMPILE SHMUP.

Monster World IV - Great platformer. Translation at RHDN.

Scooby Doo - Three mini-Adventure games based on Scooby Doo!

Super Hydlide - If memory serves, this is Hydlide 3, which is far far better than the original game..
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SEGA CD
Heart of the Alien - Sequel to Another World, a POP-style platformer. Includes that game too, I believe.

Popful Mail - Falcom action/platformer.

Robo Aleste - COMPILE SHMUP.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Fnord on November 03, 2007, 09:25:12 AM
Where to begin..

NES:
Star wars
The lolo series
faxanadu
Batman
Jurney to silius (get the european version, the main characters sprite looks much better)
the wizards & warriors series
shadowgate
R.C Pro am (1&2)
Solstice
Fire emblem gaiden
Snakes rattle 'n' roll

SNES:
Equinox
Fire emblem 4 (even thought the translation aint finished)
B.O.B
the brainies (turn of the sound while playing..)
the flintstones (not the version based on the movie)
Judge dredd
alien 3
Kirby no Kirakira Kids
Mario RPG
Parodius
Raiden trad
Tetris attack
Unirally
Barts nightmare
Shadowrun

Genesis:
Bad omen
Alien soldier
Battle mania 2 ts vintage
Castlevania the new generation
Dynamite headdy
Gley lancer
Kid chameleon
Quack shot
Truxton
Zero wing


(oh, and you really shuld get your hands on a sega saturn emulator, and try radiant silvergun. Take it from a person who have managed to finish ikaruga: that game is hard, but extreemly fun!)


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Ian Kelley on November 03, 2007, 02:19:33 PM
Quote from: Fnord link=topic=60.msg876#msg876
(oh, and you really shuld get your hands on a sega saturn emulator, and try radiant silvergun. Take it from a person who have managed to finish ikaruga: that game is hard, but extreemly fun!)

Are there any Sega Saturn emulators that actually work? Last time I checked (which wasn't for a bit, but still) there weren't any that were actually playable.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Fnord on November 03, 2007, 02:39:18 PM
SSF that can Radiant Silvergun & Castlevania symphony of the night, thats the only ones that i have tested thought. You need to have a good computer in order to use it, as its far from perfect (althought its getting there)


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: JayBee on November 03, 2007, 10:48:42 PM
Yeah. SSF is decent.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: abandonwareguru on November 12, 2007, 12:17:32 PM
NES:
Just Breed
Chronicle of the Radia War (Radia Senki: Reimei Hen)
Shadowgate
Sweet Home
Destiny of an Emperor (I thought it was better than Tenchi o Kurau 2)
The 3-D Battles of Worldrunner
Fire 'n Ice
Fuzzical Fighter
GunSmoke
GunNac
Musashi no Bouken (Kind of a Japanese-themed Dragon Warrior clone)
River City Ransom (You need to be smacked if you haven't played it though)
Riki & Kunio's Ordered Chaos (If you have a friend to play with)

SNES:
Brandish
Wizardry V
Super Buster Bros.
Super Smash TV

Genesis:
Crusader of Centy (I think Soleil was the EUR title)
And the people who Listed Robo Aleste, MUSHA, and Gunstar Heroes beat me to it, lol

GB/GBC:
A tough one, but I have to say Final Fantasy Adventure. It wasn't like a regular Final Fantasy game, and it's seperate from those Final Fantasy Legend ones that were mentioned before, and I believe much lesser-known. Sword of Mana on GBA basically ripped off the storyline and threw in some better graphics, but I like the FFA gameplay better.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Gideon Zhi on November 12, 2007, 01:26:30 PM
GB/GBC:
A tough one, but I have to say Final Fantasy Adventure. It wasn't like a regular Final Fantasy game, and it's seperate from those Final Fantasy Legend ones that were mentioned before, and I believe much lesser-known. Sword of Mana on GBA basically ripped off the storyline and threw in some better graphics, but I like the FFA gameplay better.

Sword of Mana *IS* Final Fantasy Adventure, or at least a remake of it. FFA US = Seiken Densetsu in Japan, the originator of the Mana series. Similarly, the FF Legend games are the original SaGa titles.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Stanley_Decker on November 12, 2007, 02:22:47 PM
I have to second (or third or fourth) whoever said guardian legend, there is nothing I don't like about it.

I'd have to recommend Zombies Ate my Neighbors for SNES (the genesis version is severly crippled), especially if you like Robotron, Smash TV and/or Gauntlet type games.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: abandonwareguru on November 12, 2007, 11:00:59 PM

Sword of Mana *IS* Final Fantasy Adventure, or at least a remake of it. FFA US = Seiken Densetsu in Japan, the originator of the Mana series. Similarly, the FF Legend games are the original SaGa titles.

I figured there had to be some kind of backstory like that, but I wasn't entirely sure what it was, so I didn't want to speak in ignorance and sound like an ass ^_^

Thanks for clearing that up though.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Xeno on November 13, 2007, 04:02:48 AM
Hmmmm.....

Well I might have a few goodies for SNES like....
Seiken Densetsu 3
Dual Orb 2
Brain Lord
Kirby Super Star (One of my favorites!)
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons
Hiouden
Treasure Hunter G
Der Langrisser
Also, I always liked Civilization for some reason.

Eh, most of you guys already called some of the good ones.
I might have said a few that were already named....dunno...


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Novacat on November 14, 2007, 01:06:29 PM
I'm replying straight to the opening post so consider any repeats others have given to be just another vote for that game.

NES:
To The Earth: Holds a special place to me as the first game I ever had, loved, and then got frustrated with enough to never play anymore. VERY tough at later levels.
Crystalis: Easy, quick, but a lot of fun.
Blaster Master: But you probably finished that a few times also.
Star Tropics:  Either an old classic or you're too young to have heard of it. In both cases, good reason to play.
Cobra Triangle: Made of Racing, Shmupping, Awesome, and boats.
Maze of Galious: Actually mentioned on this site, but just in case it was overlooked.
Solar Jetman: Its a particular style one has to like though...
Star Soldier: NES had an ok version of it. Fun, rather catchy music. Probably my favorite game to use the power glove with, actually.

Destination Earthstar: Think Thunder Force 2, but first-person instead of top-down in the 'explore area' half of the game. The cockpit half was so-so, the sidescrolling base attacks were pretty sweet (back/front weapon setup gave different effects, so hit start and try it out).

Cybernoid... if you're a masochist. Fun though.
Astyanax you've probably gone through..
Gi-Joe atlantis factor. Laugh all you want, but I thought it was a very fun, and relatively long, action/platformer.
Dinowarz: horrible... but fun.

SNES:
Mostly shmups here... the other stuff's well known and popular on average...
Gradius III: E.Laser, R.Option, Reduce shield... what more can you want?
SWIV (aka Firepower 2000): Dunno why anyone would play the heli though.
Thunder Spirits (TF3 remake, better in some ways but suffers from slowdown)
Super Earth Defense Force: no-miss stages are well rewarded...
Axelay: Classic.
Super Aleste: Fun.
Spriggan Powered: lots of fun. Kinda pretty.

Kirby's Dream Course (you'll stop snickering when you realise  you've been at it for 3 hours)

R-Type III ()

Langrisser: The SNES version looks a lot better (also available to genesis) but for some reason emulation goes to a crawl with some combat animations. NO idea why... Managed to get it to be a little faster on snes9x... barely.

Front Mission: Many friends of mine loved 3/4 yet somehow the fact that there was a first one on the SNES eludes them still...

Game Gear/Genesis: All things Shining Force.
Game Gear: Choplifter 3, Sonic 2

Genesis:
Gaiares (most wonderful)
Columns 3: Revenge of Columns. (As a side note, "Revenge of Columns" is probably the best added bit to a title ever written. Try it with other names! It works!)
Rocket Knight Adventures (awesome)
Castlevania: Bloodlines
Thunder Force III
Thunder Force IV
Gunstar heroes but that's rather obvious/well known.

Sega CD:
Snatcher


As for the Saturn emulation question, They all work, halfassedly and up to a point. You can play several games more or less perfectly on each... its more a matter of tuning it to the individual computer that's torture. Though can't get Leynos 2 working myself. Panzer Dragoon Saga is reason enough to go through that hell, however.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Dsvaun on November 14, 2007, 02:44:28 PM
If you did get Saturn an obvious choice would be SRWF and F Final, through from what I heard, the difficulty of the games is probably 10 times more hell than getting the emulator to work for them.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: JayBee on November 14, 2007, 04:50:37 PM
There's a Pd port of SRWF/FFInal. Which DOESN'T have the save-eating bug.


Either way, I say skip it and go for Alpha instead. Animated attacks  > static sprites.
...
Though I DID laugh my ass off and cheer when Amuro slapped Shinji for being a whiny bitch.
(I assume. Shinji was whining, there was a slap noise, them Amuro was yelling at him. But it was all in voodoo.)


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: greygts on November 29, 2007, 07:13:28 PM
Sega CD

Snatcher - One of the best games made, period. Along with Cave Story, of course :)

NES

Crisis Force - shmup
Over Horizon - horiz shmup
Quarth - shmup/puzzle
Sugoro Quest - Dice no Senshitachi - board/rpg

GBx

Kid Icarus - Of Myths and Monsters
Metal Gear Solid (Ghost Babel)

Gen

Sensible Soccer - International Edition




Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Ianator on November 30, 2007, 03:42:22 AM
Anyone here tried Sigma Star Saga for the GBA yet? It's an RPG with horizontal shmup battles. Customizable weapons and a great story make it worth at least two full play-throughs.


Title: Re: Recommendation time.
Post by: Derek on November 30, 2007, 09:06:55 AM
And it's got some pretty witty dialogue, too. I always laugh at the +1 Dagger comment.