Looking for Great Old School Games... Any Suggestions?

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#1 Edited by BlackGenjii (256 posts) -

I'm particularly looking for some of the more rare or more unheard of type of old school games mostly in the RPG, RTS, Point & click adventure game and the Platforming genres.

Mostly looking for these types of games for the Nes, Snes, Sega Gen, Psone, PC and the original DS, as well as for the Gameboy advanced.

If anybody knows of any games that you think would be worth mentioning and are more on the rare and unheard of side within these genres and for these platforms please respond to this forum?

It would be much appreciated.

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#2 Posted by El_Zo1212o (6054 posts) -


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#3 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4325 posts) -

SNES- Magic Sword, Hagane, Demon's Crest.

GB- While not unknown, play TLoz Link's Awakening, if possible DX edition.

Genesis- I'm not really sure of the how popular they are, but I believe Shining Force 1 & 2 are the absolute best games on the system.

PS1- Parasite Eve is just plain awesome.

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#4 Edited by pcty (367 posts) -

RPG: Mother 1 & 2[SNES]; Final Fantasy Tactics [PSONE]; Phantasy Star (SEGA Master System)

Platformer: Kid Icarus of Myths and Monster (Game Boy),

Sports: Megaman Soccer[SNES] not a good game but definetely a rare one

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#5 Edited by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -

Saga Frontier 2 on PSOne and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance on GBA are lots of fun, same with Golden Axe Warrior on Sega Master System.

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#6 Edited by Boddicker (4347 posts) -

@El_Zo1212o said:


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#7 Posted by BlackGenjii (256 posts) -

@Boddicker said:

@El_Zo1212o said:


Sorry about that, I thought I typed RPG there.

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#8 Edited by Some-Mist (5631 posts) -

these are still "known" point and click adventures, but Snatcher is pretty amazing. It was by Kojima before he moved on to Metal Gear Solid (they actually reference Metal Gear in the game). It's on Sega CD and PC.

there's also The Neverhood by Doug Tennapel (creator of Earthworm Jim, Skullmonkeys, etc..) in which a spiritual successor "Armikrog." will be releasing this year. It's a claymation point and click adventure on PC.

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#9 Posted by Yoshi9000 (479 posts) -

Mario Luigi Superstar Saga for the Gameboy advance. My favorite Mario game ever, combining platforming with RPG elements. Lots of fun

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#10 Edited by ShangTsung7 (250 posts) -

ps2- Blood Omen 2

Soul Reaver 2

Predator: Concrete Jungle

Reservoir Dogs "yea its actually a VERY underrated shooter based on the old classic movie"

Blood Rayne 1 and 2

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

ps1- Legacy of Kain "HIGHLY rare tho so good luck finding it"

Soul Reaver

Castlevania: Symphony of The Night

Fighting Force 2 "another VERY underrated game, was way ahead of its time"

any RE game tho i prefer the 2nd.

point and click- I Have No Mouth Yet I Must Scream "yea thats really the name of it and be warned its extremely graphic and morbid"

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#11 Posted by benleslie5 (8638 posts) -


  • Final Fantasy IX and VII
  • Vagrant Story
  • Hogs of War
  • Resident Evil series
  • Metal Gear Solid


  • Sonic 1 and 2
  • Streets of Rage series
  • Ristar
  • Micro Machines 2 or Turbo 96
  • Lion King


  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Legend of Zelda Minish Cap
  • Super Mario Land 1 and 2
  • Mario and Luigi SuperStar Saga
  • Dragon Warrior III


  • Professor Layton series
  • The World Ends With You
  • Final Fantasy III and IV
  • Ghost Trick
  • Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass


  • Super Mario Bros
  • Ghost's N Goblins
  • DuckTales
  • Legend of Zelda
  • Mega Man II
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#12 Edited by Jag85 (10980 posts) -

A bit too broad, but here are some recommendations off the top of my head:


  • RPG - Crystalis, Final Fantasy III, Sweet Home
  • RTS - Bokosuka Wars?
  • Adventure - Portopia Serial Murder Case, JESUS
  • Platformer - Super Mario Bros 3, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden 1-3


  • RPG - Final Fantasy 4-6, Secret of Mana & Seiken 3, Chrono Trigger, Lufia II, Terranigma
  • RTS - Ogre Battle
  • Adventure - Banshee's Last Cry, Clock Tower, Radical Dreamers
  • Platformer - Super Mario All-Stars, Donkey Kong Country, Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

Mega Drive / Genesis

  • RPG - Phantasy Star II & IV, Landstalker, Langrisser, Shining Force, Lunar 1 & 2 (CD)
  • RTS - Herzog Zwei, Dune II
  • Adventure - Snatcher (CD), JB Harold Murder Club (CD)
  • Platformer - Sonic 1-3, Revenge of Shinobi, Wonder Boy in Monster World


  • RPG - Final Fantasy 7-9 & Tactics, Alundra, Grandia, Xenogears, Star Ocean 2, Breath III
  • RTS - Command & Conquer: Red Alert
  • Adventure - Policenauts, Broken Sword
  • Platformer - Crash Bandicoot, Pandemonium


  • RPG - Diablo, Lands of Lore, Final Fantasy 7-8, Planescape: Torment, World of Warcraft
  • RTS - Dune II, Command & Conquer: Red Alert, StarCraft, WarCraft III, DOTA
  • Adventure - Indiana Jones, Monkey Island, Shadow of Memories, Clannad, Steins Gate
  • Platformer - Commander Keen, Duke Nukem


  • RPG - Radiant Historia, Final Fantasy IV
  • RTS - Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
  • Adventure - Ace Attorney 1-3, Time Hollow, Professor Layton
  • Plaformer - Super Mario 64 DS


  • RPG - Golden Sun
  • Adventure - Ace Attorney 1-3
  • Platformer - Super Mario Advance series