What is your favorite retro game

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#1 Posted by Kinanxa (12 posts) -

And by retro I mean..Atari, NES, Colecovision, etc

....I'm pretty fond of Pong

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#2 Posted by Litchie (23478 posts) -

Super Mario Bros. 3

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#3 Posted by Sevenizz (3413 posts) -

Tie: Atari 2600 Pac-Man Jr & Reactor

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#4 Posted by nancysamuel104 (12 posts) -

Super Mario Bros

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#5 Posted by qx0d (333 posts) -

Most games I play are older. Everything from the original Halo, to Unreal Tournament, to Sega Genesis games on Xbox Live, to the NES Classic system.

These are all retro, because they aren't modern games. No way can I choose a favorite. I seem to play Left 4 Dead 2 more than anything now days. Is Left 4 Dead 2 modern or retro? It is about a decade old.

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#6 Posted by sealionact (3726 posts) -

Q*Bert. Loved the simplicity.

Pengo. Challenging, loved the sound at the time.

Dig Dug.

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#7 Posted by VFighter (4623 posts) -

2600 - Jungle Hunt, Pitfall, Dark Caverns, Donkey Kong

Sega Master System - Wonderboy 3, Outrun, Rampage

NES - SMB trilogy, Mega Man 2, Duck Hunt

As usual my choices would probably differ day to day.

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#8 Posted by robert_sparkes (2786 posts) -

Mega drive- Mickey Mouse world of illusion streets of rage 2 and golden axe 2.

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#9 Posted by Jag85 (13248 posts) -

Arcade - The House of the Dead 3

Atari consoles - Space Invaders

ColecoVision - Donkey Kong

Nintendo consoles - Super Smash Bros Melee

Sega consoles - Streets of Rage 2

PlayStation consoles - Final Fantasy VII

Xbox - Fable

Neo Geo - Metal Slug X

DOS - The Curse of Monkey Island

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#10 Posted by ProtossRushX (5203 posts) -

yoshi island

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#11 Posted by dark_drag765 (1017 posts) -

Toss up between Digimon World and Bomberman 64

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#12 Posted by sakaiXx (5161 posts) -

Is ps1 considered retro yet? Cause I loved FFT.

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#13 Posted by dark_drag765 (1017 posts) -

@sakaixx:

Should be, it is more than 20 years old

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#14 Posted by ArchoNils2 (10306 posts) -

The oldest game I love enough to replay it every few years is Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Sure there are older games I really like, but I don't revisite them as much as S3K

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#15 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (25225 posts) -

A number of Amiga games.

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#16 Posted by uninspiredcup (32191 posts) -

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#17 Edited by PAL360 (29518 posts) -

Old: Streets of Rage 2

Modern: Dead Cells

Edit: i think you mean pre 8bit, so Asterix for Sega Master System 2.

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#18 Posted by mj2019 (6 posts) -

Chrono Trigger

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#19 Edited by DaVillain- (35508 posts) -

Any Sonic retro games I find to be enjoyable.

I'm old as hell :P

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#20 Posted by Robbie23 (278 posts) -

Big Chungus.

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#21 Posted by Telekill (8378 posts) -

Only going to include the 4-16 bit days...

  • Dig Dug (Atari)
  • Joust (Atari)
  • Ninja Turtles (NES)
  • Ducktales (NES)
  • Double Dragon (NES)
  • Mario 3 (NES)
  • Jurassic Park (Game Gear)
  • Sonic Triple Trouble (Game Gear)
  • Sonic Spinball (Game Gear)
  • Streets of Rage 2 (Game Gear)
  • Ecco the Dolphin (Game Gear)
  • Jurassic Park (Genesis)
  • JP Rampage Edition (Genesis)
  • Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Genesis)
  • Judge Dredd (Genesis)
  • TMNT HH (Genesis)
  • Comix Zone (Genesis)
  • Mortal Kombat 2 (Genesis)
  • Sonic CD (Sega CD)
  • Mario World (SNES)
  • TMNT 4 (SNES)
  • Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
  • Killer Instinct (SNES)
  • ActRaiser (SNES)
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#22 Edited by Jag85 (13248 posts) -

@PAL360: Surprised to see Asterix mentioned here... That's one of my favourite platformers of all time.

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#23 Posted by Archangel3371 (27357 posts) -

Chrono Trigger on the SNES.

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#24 Posted by PAL360 (29518 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

@PAL360: Surprised to see Asterix mentioned here... That's one of my favourite platformers of all time.

Great game indeed! It's far from my all time favourite, but it's easily my favourite Master System game.

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#25 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20465 posts) -

Too many to mention, but my favorite game (of all-time) is Streets of Rage 2.

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#26 Posted by FinalFighters (3111 posts) -

Streets of rage 2

i remember my brother and i glued to the TV playing (i would always pick skate) and my mum called us to eat dinner but we were so addicted we ignored her so she came to the room with the belt and beat our asses..

good times

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#28 Edited by Jag85 (13248 posts) -

@PAL360 said:
@Jag85 said:

@PAL360: Surprised to see Asterix mentioned here... That's one of my favourite platformers of all time.

Great game indeed! It's far from my all time favourite, but it's easily my favourite Master System game.

Yup, it was great fun. It also introduced me to the Asterix comics & cartoons, and the history of Roman-era Gaul (now called France).

However, it's not my favourite Master System game. That would be Ninja Gaiden. IMO, the SMS game is better than the NES trilogy. They're quite different games though, with the NES trilogy focusing more on the hack & slash and the SMS game focusing more on the platforming.

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#29 Posted by Litchie (23478 posts) -
@FinalFighters said:

Streets of rage 2

i remember my brother and i glued to the TV playing (i would always pick skate) and my mum called us to eat dinner but we were so addicted we ignored her so she came to the room with the belt and beat our asses..

good times

...seriously? That is one shitty mom.

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#30 Posted by Ghosts4ever (9428 posts) -

Sonic and knuckles. it was better than anything mario did.

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#31 Posted by Jackamomo (2157 posts) -

Rampart is still good for a quick blast.

I used to own the SMS version but play SMD now I’m all grown up.

SMS games:

The Ninja

Fantasy Zone

Wonderboy in Monster World

Speccy games:

I forgot. But there were loads. ChaseHQ played well.

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#32 Edited by Litchie (23478 posts) -
@ghosts4ever said:

Sonic and knuckles. it was better than anything mario did.

Yeah, I especially like the really floaty controls, and the way it encourages the player to go fast, but makes the player not able to by putting enemies and spikes where you're supposed to go fast.

Really epic game design right there. Way better than Mario's genius level design and accurate controls.

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#33 Posted by poptart (7248 posts) -

That tank game on the 2600 where you can select bouncing bullets (or maybe the plane one in where you can 'hide' in the clouds).

Lots of ones on the C64 - Paradroid, Summer Games 2, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Head Over Heals, Mercenary, Wizball, oodles of them. Too many games to mention (sung to the tune of money's too tight to mention).

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#34 Posted by Jackamomo (2157 posts) -

@Litchie: Sonic is a bouncing ball game (or was).

Mario is a vanilla platformer.

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#35 Posted by Jag85 (13248 posts) -

@Litchie said:
@FinalFighters said:

Streets of rage 2

i remember my brother and i glued to the TV playing (i would always pick skate) and my mum called us to eat dinner but we were so addicted we ignored her so she came to the room with the belt and beat our asses..

good times

...seriously? That is one shitty mom.

To be fair, at least that's better than her coming and turning the game console off. You'd end up losing all your progress. That's worse than getting a parental beating.

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#36 Edited by uninspiredcup (32191 posts) -

Just pretend it was cosplay.

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#38 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18551 posts) -
@ghosts4ever said:

Sonic and knuckles. it was better than anything mario did.

Omg. Yeah, we get it... you like going against the grain and think you're the smartest person here because of it. <EYEROLL>

Anyway, hard to pick but I'd probably go Super Metroid.

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#39 Posted by pook99 (823 posts) -

I can barely pick a favorite series let along a favorite game, but a few of my favorites are:

Super Mario World

Every classic castlevania(except 2)

Every classic Mega Man

Punch out series

Streets of rage

Warsong

Street fighter 2 and all related titles

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#41 Posted by lundy86_4 (52362 posts) -

@Litchie said:

Super Mario Bros. 3

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#42 Posted by Mandzilla (3803 posts) -

Right now I'm enjoying Afterburner II, the game John Conner plays in Terminator 2.

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#43 Posted by dimebag667 (1172 posts) -

Galaga

Alone in the Dark

Food Fight

A Link to the Past

Super Metroid

Wolfenstein: Spear of Destiny

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#44 Posted by gameofthering (11252 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

Right now I'm enjoying Afterburner II, the game John Conner plays in Terminator 2.

I haven't played that Series since I had one for my Sega Saturn. I hope they get it on Sega Ages for the Switch in the future.

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#45 Posted by warmblur (1963 posts) -
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • Wipeout
  • Mortal Kombat 3 and UMK3
  • NBA Jam
  • Contra 3 Alien Wars
  • F-Zero
  • StarFox
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Super Smash TV
  • Saturday Night Slam Masters
  • Final Fight 2
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#46 Edited by schu (10034 posts) -

NES: Streetfighter 2010, Little Nemo, Zelda 2

SNES: Chrono Trigger, Tetris Attack

Genesis: Sonic 2, Ecco the Dolphin

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#47 Posted by Metroid_Other_M (437 posts) -

NES: Super Mario Bros 3, Metroid, Nintendo World Cup

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#48 Posted by SecretPolice (34952 posts) -

Too many so I'll just say the old SEGA, games back when they were known as King of the arcades. :)