Gone but not forgotten: Remember your old favorites here

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#1 Posted by NeverMore0 (974 posts) -
Sure, everyone remembers the first Super Mario or Mortal Kombat game. There are classics that never fade from memory, but I'm not interested in those. Let's discuss some of the old games that you loved but no one really talks about anymore. For me, I was just thinking about Pilotwings 64. That was a game where you didn't really have to be accomplishing anything to have fun. You'd cruise around, watch the sun set, and listen to some nice low-key music. Of course if you did feel like competing, there was plenty to do, and earning that perfect score was a real challenge. I can't count the number of hours I spent enjoying that one. What game would you like to remember?
#2 Posted by WreckEm711 (6922 posts) -

Spyro the Dragon. Particularly the second and third entries in the series, those games were just so fun, and the hidden collectibles and unlockables were just so clever and satisfying! Spyro was a great character, really wish Sony had him in their stable.

#3 Posted by roulettethedog (10946 posts) -

Marble Madness and Solstice are two that I loved.

#4 Posted by penpusher (3573 posts) -

The snes version of super pang (super buster bros in the USA). I feel like the only person who remembers that series. I hear talk of Altered beast, r-type, streets of rage etc etc to name just a few arcade ports that people do still talk about. But very little mention of the pang series :S

#5 Posted by Justinps2hero (2161 posts) -
Moonstone, you and some chums don some armor & set off to find some treasure. On the way slay some angry cave/swamp/field dwelling monsters & maybe have a rumble with a dragon. Then back to the castle for some gambling before the day is done. Quality.
#6 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

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Supercars 2 on the Amiga.

I didn't have an Amiga, my friend did though. And we spent countless evenings playing the 2-player championship either working together to beat the CPU cars or trying to outfox each other with cleverly-laid mines. I had a habit of slipstreaming the car in front even though there wasn't any slipstream effect, so i succumbed to lots of surprise mines this way. Good times. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw4WqYVOCEc

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Exolon on the Amstrad CPC.

The first game i completed. 99 screens of potential death and 9 lives with no continues. A side-scroller non-platform (you reached higher areas using teleporters) shooter game.Looked pretty decent for the time and required concentration and timing to succeed. Was one of my favourite games on my first computer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30cWyXsQvtg

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N-Gen Racing on the PS1.

This appeared on the Playstation 1 after the Playstation 2 had hit the stores so was rather overlooked in the shops. Unfortunate really because it was one of the very best PS1 games made. It was a Jet plane racing game: Ace Combat with checkpoints and competitors. Fantastic.

And it wasn't easy either, if you set it to full realistic controls you really had to practice to win the races and this gave you an enormous sense of adrenaline-fueled achievement.

I traded it in when i upgraded to a PS2 because i was convinced that something so awesome would be recreated on the newer hardware, either as a sequel or remake. I was wrong. To date there has been nothing that compares to this game, lots of track-based racers and futuristic hover-thing games, but no contemporary jet racing games. Of course i had to buy it again last month to play on my PS2 and it's just as amazing as i remember.

And in some ways i'm glad it wasn't remade or updated as the risk of ruining it was too high.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbP0D972NGk

#7 Posted by kittensRjerks (3802 posts) -

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Probably one of my favorite and most hilarious FPS games I played on my computer when I was growing up. Still a classic to this day.

#8 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
Jagged Alliance 2 - I used to spend hours just on a demo I had of the game, only after a good ammount of years is when I played the full version, but damn is it an awesome game, never see anybody talk about it though. Gearhead Garage - I dunno, I was young and loved the hell out of the game :P Airline Tycoon - My first "tycoon" game and to this day still my favourite, good humour, fun gameplay.
#9 Posted by Justinps2hero (2161 posts) -
Supercars 2 on the Amiga. I didn't have an Amiga, my friend did though. And we spent countless evenings playing the 2-player championship ________________________________________________________________ And the original theory test, good times indeed!
#10 Posted by bowserjr123 (1624 posts) -

Star Wars Episode 1 Racer: Played through Tournament mode many times and have had a blast playing around with cheat codes and what not. Great game.

Wario Land 3: Definitely one of my favorite platformers ever, it was so unique compared to everything else and very diverse with all of the power ups.

#11 Posted by NeverMore0 (974 posts) -
Oh man I remember Redneck Rampage, that was great. Deadlock's another one. PC turn-based strategy. It was fun and it had character. And who could forget this classic jingle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j19mg4ci69A
#12 Posted by tab134 (340 posts) -
galerians for playstation. seriously i have not met another person who's actually played this game. its probably the best resident evil clone on ps1. really messed up story, and it maintains a creepy enviorment throughout. the controls and interface are inefficient, but they get the job done. i picked it up like a year after it came out for around 10 bucks and dug the hell out of it. its basically resident evil with psychic powers instead of weapons, and like human guineapigs as enemies.
#13 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

Jade Cocoon was a great game. Shame the franchise is basically dead :(

#14 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16609 posts) -

Podracer 64. That was a fun as hell racing game.

Also how about the Thief series? Fantastic.

#15 Posted by TheLoneMortal (818 posts) -

Podracer 64. That was a fun as hell racing game.

Also how about the Thief series? Fantastic.

turtlethetaffer
Hell yes! Pod Racer was a great game. Been interested in trying out the Thief games.
#16 Posted by lensflare15 (6174 posts) -

Army Men Sarges Heroes is an old favorite that I don't hear about anymore. In fact people useally tell me they didn't like the Army Men games back then :(

And Fighters Destiny on the Nintendo 64 was a very fun fighting game that I haven't played In Years. As well as Killer Instict.

There are others that I haven't played in a long time, and would love to play again some day. I can't remember all the titles though, lol.

#17 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16609 posts) -

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Podracer 64. That was a fun as hell racing game.

Also how about the Thief series? Fantastic.

TheLoneMortal

Hell yes! Pod Racer was a great game. Been interested in trying out the Thief games.

Really glad I'm not the only one with fond memories of Podracer :P

also if you love stealth, the Thief series is a must play. I don't think any other series has really encompassed the meaning of "stealth" like it has. (ie once the guards know you're there they are never back to their normal patrolling status.)

#18 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3655 posts) -

Gone but not forgotten eh? Well then I salute the Timesplitters series...

I hope they do eventually make that elusive fourth game, but it might never happen.

Until then though, Timesplitter's (pop your beer top) this ones for you.

#19 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -
Grandia (PS1) I bet no one remembers that one, great game.
#20 Posted by jonsono2 (155 posts) -
1)The first 3 Spyro games for PS1 2) Crash team racing 3) Medievil 4) Star Wars Dark forces on PC /mysteries of the Sith 5) The first Syphon Filter on PS1 Too, too good.
#21 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

Sure, everyone remembers the first Super Mario or Mortal Kombat game. There are classics that never fade from memory, but I'm not interested in those. Let's discuss some of the old games that you loved but no one really talks about anymore. For me, I was just thinking about Pilotwings 64. That was a game where you didn't really have to be accomplishing anything to have fun. You'd cruise around, watch the sun set, and listen to some nice low-key music. Of course if you did feel like competing, there was plenty to do, and earning that perfect score was a real challenge. I can't count the number of hours I spent enjoying that one. What game would you like to remember?NeverMore0

We DEFINITELY need more games like that... Stunt flying games, where there's little to no combat and just piloting skills, make me giddy as a schoolgirl.

:D

If you like "Pilot Wings", you need games like "Sky Odyssey" for PS2, my favorite console flying title of all time... "AeroElite Combat Academy" which teaches aerial combat and formation/stunt flying (even has an airshow side game!!!), and of course, "AeroWings" for the Dreamcast...

#22 Posted by Kage1 (6727 posts) -

Doom on the PS1- Wasnt my first taste of Doom (that would be the snes Doom), but I love this game.

Mortal Kombat 2 on the Snes- I was so excited to play that game.

Tekken 2 on the PS1- Such great memories. I remember seeing the import version before it hit the states and wanted that game so bad. So I went out and got my Playstation modded so I could get it early. Same for Tekken 3.

#23 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Apee Escape

#24 Posted by mariokart64fan (19348 posts) -

top gear 3000

rugrats scavenger hunt

top gear

zombies ate my nieghbors -forget re this is the first survial game

heck any snes game without mario or zelda hardly ever gets discussed lol