Greatest Retro Games Ever

The place for chatting and discussing subjects unrelated to Wesnoth.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

User avatar
Great_Mage_Atari
Posts: 932
Joined: July 26th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Great_Mage_Atari »

What are everybody's favorite retro games? Ya know, the cartridge games that we all dust off every once in a while on a Tuesday night and play til we get the nostalgia effect,the good old days when games were games and computers were computer, not one-in-the-same.

My Favorites-
NES- Guardian Legend
Master System- Sonic the Hedgehog
Genesis- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
SNES- Super Mario World

HomerJ
Posts: 812
Joined: April 25th, 2008, 1:22 pm
Location: Hannover, Germany

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by HomerJ »

SNES Super Mariokart

[/thread]


Greetz
HomerJ
Six years without a signature!

User avatar
averyimaginativename
Posts: 245
Joined: August 21st, 2010, 12:40 pm
Location: /dev/null

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by averyimaginativename »

Fallout/Fallout 2.

Any other answer is wrong.
UMC Story Images web gallery

On an indefinite Wesbreak for health reasons - please only try to get my attention for UMC story images website issues.

HomerJ
Posts: 812
Joined: April 25th, 2008, 1:22 pm
Location: Hannover, Germany

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by HomerJ »

averyimaginativename wrote:Fallout/Fallout 2.
And retro about these games is....?


Greetz
HomerJ
Six years without a signature!

User avatar
averyimaginativename
Posts: 245
Joined: August 21st, 2010, 12:40 pm
Location: /dev/null

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by averyimaginativename »

HomerJ wrote: And retro about these games is....?
18 years is retro, but 14 isn't?

Where are we drawing this arbitrary line?
UMC Story Images web gallery

On an indefinite Wesbreak for health reasons - please only try to get my attention for UMC story images website issues.

User avatar
Great_Mage_Atari
Posts: 932
Joined: July 26th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Great_Mage_Atari »

Dude, retro is 8 to 16 bit, with the exception of some 64 and 32 bits

User avatar
averyimaginativename
Posts: 245
Joined: August 21st, 2010, 12:40 pm
Location: /dev/null

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by averyimaginativename »

Great_Mage_Atari wrote:Dude, retro is 8 to 16 bit, with the exception of some 64 and 32 bits
Fallout was DOS, and still results in /thread, though I suppose Fallout 2 is just disqualified.

I'm not sure hardware requirements are the best way to define retro, but it's your thread.
UMC Story Images web gallery

On an indefinite Wesbreak for health reasons - please only try to get my attention for UMC story images website issues.

User avatar
Dunno
Posts: 773
Joined: January 17th, 2010, 4:06 pm
Location: Behind you

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Dunno »

It's time to vote for Duke or chew bubble gum 8)
Oh, I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?

Shinobody
Posts: 384
Joined: March 9th, 2011, 5:46 pm
Location: somewhere in Poland

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Shinobody »

@GreatMageAtari: If line is 8 and 16 bit, then I'd say you better change title to avoid confusion and/or flame.

NES: Duck Hunt... Just kidding. :P

Super Contra. (or Super C, or under what name you know it... I don't care.)
IMO, one of best run'n'guns ever, and difficulty was (In My Opinion, again) perfectly balanced.

But if we are talking "newer" games, then first Discworld point'n'click.

@averyimaginativename: 4 years are AGE in video games industry. Compare graphics from upcoming Battlefield 3 to graphics from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. Difference is VERY visible.
EDIT: Or to tell the truth, maybe was not so visible back then. Oh, well.

User avatar
Iris
Site Administrator
Posts: 6629
Joined: November 14th, 2006, 5:54 pm
Location: Chile
Contact:

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Iris »

Dunno wrote:It's time to vote for Duke or chew bubble gum 8)
But Duke Nukem 3D was a 32-bit protected mode DOS game! :P
Actually, I’m only sure about the protected mode part, but that seems to be the distinguishing trait between “16-bit” and “32-bit” software in the Intel 80386 and later platforms with the same basic architecture.
Author of the unofficial UtBS sequels Invasion from the Unknown and After the Storm.

User avatar
hhyloc
Translator
Posts: 234
Joined: July 6th, 2009, 3:19 am
Location: the netherworld

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by hhyloc »

SNES: Kirby Super Star, Aladdin, Battletoads, etc
R.I.P

User avatar
Dixie
Posts: 1757
Joined: February 10th, 2010, 1:06 am
Location: $x1,$y1

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Dixie »

Agreed, Kirby super star was pure win :) I'm also a big fan of Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana. Some of the first video games I played :)
Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny - Frank Zappa
Current projects: Internet meme Era, The Settlers of Wesnoth

HomerJ
Posts: 812
Joined: April 25th, 2008, 1:22 pm
Location: Hannover, Germany

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by HomerJ »

I tryed to resist, but I gotta say it... I bought my SNES back in the days bundled with the original Street Fighter 2. Many hours of fun and/or frustration.

I also owned a Sega Master System2 but I can't say I remember any games to be good there (Sonic, well...), except, which was kinda sweet, that a game was hardcoded to the system so you could play "Alex Kid in Miracle world" without a cartride in the system.

Greetz
HomerJ
Six years without a signature!

User avatar
Hulavuta
Posts: 1668
Joined: October 11th, 2008, 8:17 pm
Location: United States

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Hulavuta »

Does StarFox 64 count?
F:tGJ, Saurian Campaign
The Southern Chains, a fanfic
“The difference between winners and champions is that champions are more consistent."
~Sierra

User avatar
Great_Mage_Atari
Posts: 932
Joined: July 26th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Re: Greatest Retro Games Ever

Post by Great_Mage_Atari »

Yeah that counts. It's retro enough

Post Reply