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MayorPaine

nintendop_rn wrote:

One of my favorite SNES games is Super Mario RPG Legend of The 7 Stars, it has a very good storyline and great characters. And the gameplay and music are right on as well.

It was my very first RPG experience, which was perfect for me because it starts out easy enough and difficulty ramps up gradually. By the time I beat it I was ready for hardcore JRPGs.

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Kirby's Avalanche is a great 2 player puzzle game on the SNES. A lot of good trash talking can be had. Physical copies are still pretty cheap here in the states.

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NinjaWaddleDee

Okay I made a thread about this a couple days ago, and a kind person lead me to this thread. Do you guys recommend Castlevania IV or Secret of Mana for SNES? Which one is worth my time more?

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andrew20

Is there a great retro system that is reliable and got great games.

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Indy83

Star flight.

Consider this the sword in the stone for this generation.

No guides, no FAQ's, an online version of the instruction manual is acceptable but not required for a true savior.

The genesis port is great, even though it's missing some stuff.

Figure out how to start the game, and you will begin to understand how it works. Once you realize how it works you will realize you are a god among your plebian peers.

Beat it, and you have proven yourself as the chosen one, destined to purge the cancer that is the worst generation and usher in the design renaissance.

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Completely over looked and under appreciated game due to the time of its release but Kirby's Dreamland 3 is def a top 20 SNES title. Visually stunning, classic/tight gameplay. It's great for a relaxing play through after a long RPG.

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Vinny

Flashback is a pretty great game if you enjoyed Out of This World. The Mega Drive version is completely uncensored. There's a modern remake of this game but I've never played it.

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CanisWolfred

Vinny wrote:

Flashback is a pretty great game if you enjoyed Out of This World. The Mega Drive version is completely uncensored. There's a modern remake of this game but I've never played it.

I forgot about that. I've only played the Sega CD version on emulators, but it's indeed a great game. I like more than Blackthorne and Prince of Persia (classic), at least. I never did get around to Another World, though....

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roy130390

Right now I'm playing "Donkey Kong" for the original game boy on my 3ds. It was a hidden gem I didn't knew about until a few weeks. It's amazing how beautiful the sprites look, enemy variety, level design and all the moves Mario has, making him way more acrobatic than any other of his games on the NES or Super Nintendo.

Another gem I didn't now about and that I'm enjoying replaying it over and over is Shinobi 3. It's quite a fun game, specially with the "expert ninja" controls wich were added for the 3ds. It doesn't affect the difficulty and it gives you better control over the character. Also, I'm not much of a fan of the 3D effect, but this game looks beautiful with it. Nintendo did a spectacular job with the Sega Classics.

Other games I would recommend that aren't so popular are : Gargoyle's quest 2, Megaman extreme 2 and River City Ransom (this las one has download play and it's really fun).

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SeaSalty

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but,

What are some good action adventure co op games for the GCN? (don't say Mario Kart or Smash Bros!)

I want a game where I can go on an adventure/ story mode with a friend. RPGS are ok too

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@SeaSalty Well, recommending Mario Kart or Smash would be weird since you said action adventure games. Since you said that RPG's are ok too, Tales of Symphonia is a good option. Star Fox Assault was quite fun for me and it also has pvp so I really recommend that one. I never tried them, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games based on the 2003 cartoon looked quite fun.

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Vinny

Shadowrun for the Mega Drive (1994): A great cyberpunk action RPG with a lot of customization and great depth. You can even hack into the Matrix!

The SNES and MD version are completely different games. The SNES game has a better plot and music while the MD version has better combat. Both are worth a look.

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Does anyone have any recommendations for an American football game for Game Boy (DMG through AGB)? Most of my experience is on NES for Tecmo Bowl & Tecmo Super Bowl. It doesn't have to have the NFL license, but that doesn't hurt either. Thanks.

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andrew20

I got a genesis model 3.What games dose everyone recommend? I already got Sonic 2.

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CanisWolfred

andrew20 wrote:

I got a genesis model 3.What games dose everyone recommend? I already got Sonic 2.

A lot, even if you have a Wii and/or a readily-accessible collection. I'll divvy it up by genre, with a quip about each:

Action/Platformers

  • Alisia Dragoon - hard as balls, but very rewarding if you get in a good run.
  • Castle of Illusions + World of Illusions - Two very good, if a little overly-easygoing platformers. World has co-op
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines - Arguably the best classic CV
  • El Viento - Alisia Dragoon 1.5
  • High Seas Havoc - An obscure game about a pirate who wanted to be Sonic the Hedgehog...but then realized that was dumb and decided to be a good platformer instead
  • Ranger X - You can control a giant, solar-powered mech and its motorcycle at the same time
  • Rocket Knight Adventure - Get. It. Sell a kidney if you have to. You'll thank youself later
  • Sparkster - Rocket Knight's overpriced half-sister
  • Strider - You are a cyborg Ninja that everyone wants to kill with extreme prejudice. Not for the faint of heart, or easily motion-sick
  • Valis 3 - Like Alisia or El Viento, but less overly-difficult and with 250% more anime

Shooters

  • Gaiares - An R-Type-style shmup where you gain power-ups by finishing off your opponents with your drone-thing
  • Thunderforce III - My personal favorite genny Shmup
  • Lightning Force - second-favorite
  • Elemental Master - This one was pretty different, more like a top-down Lords of Thunder
  • Truxton - It has a really good soundtrack that you will get to hear for ~30 seconds before you Gameover
  • Contra: Hard Corps - Dangit, Konami! Why do you always hog all the good games, those are the ones you're supposed to sell- oh right, you don't do that anymore...

RPG/Strategy

  • Traysia - One of only two JRPGs for the Genesis I can honestly recommend...besides Phantasy Star IV, obviously
  • Ys III: Wanders of Ys - It's like Zelda II with better dungeons and less obtuse puzzles, and a slightly better translation...as well as a huge sprite for the player character, and the game is 90% dungeons
  • Shadowrun - A CRPG-style action RPG made specificially for the Genesis, with cyberpunk-meets-high-fantasy themes
  • Warsong - It's Advanced Wars meets Fire Emblem. There. Done. All you need to know
  • Gemfire - Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Middle-Earth Edition. Only get it if you can find a copy with the 54-page manual. Trust me, you'll need it

...There are Other Genres?

  • Road Rash 1/2/3 - I don't know the differences between the three, but if you like old-school racing games, and you like kicking people off their bikes while they're still moving at over 80 mph, then please play these games instead of ever leaving your home again
  • NBA Jam: Tournament Edition - you can slam dunk from the half-court while playing as Michael Jordan, and set the hoop and/or ball on fire from the sheer intensity of your own awesomeness. Make sure you bring a friend, though. The AI players are cheap as heck...
  • Herzog Zwei - This one is very...unique. I recommend looking up videos for it, first...assuming you can even find a working copy for less than $50. Because it's definitely not worth that much...
  • Target: Earth - This one is also different, and extremely difficult to get a handle on. Mostly because of its controls. Again, I recommend doing some research first, but at least this one is easy to get for a low price

...And that's all I got for now. Unless you don't have a Wii and/or access to any of the Sega Genesis collections out there. In which case, I have at least 50 more to add to this list. At least. Probably a lot more.

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andrew20

@CanisWolfred Thanks I check on them. I have a wii but give me a full list so I can put them down. I am in to platformers,RPG's and racing games but I can use some new ideas.

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CanisWolfred

andrew20 wrote:

@CanisWolfred Thanks I check on them. I have a wii but give me a full list so I can put them down. I am in to platformers,RPG's and racing games but I can use some new ideas.

Alrighty then:

Action/Platformer

  • Revenge of Shinobi/Shadow Dancer/Shinobi III - Basically, the whole Shinobi series is worth a look if you like some tough Ninja action
  • Vectorman 1 & 2 - The first one is better, but both of them are pretty good. I recommend playing on Easy so you can explore the levels more
  • Sonic 3 + Sonic & Knuckles - The best Sonic games
  • Ghouls 'n' Ghosts - You can finally aim upwards
  • Mega Turrican - an oft-overlooked Run & Gun. It's got a lot more platforming to it than Contra, so I'm putting it here
  • Wonderboy in Monster World/Monster World IV - Two games that I'm absolutely certain inspired the Shantae series, especially Monster World IV
  • Ristar - see: Rocket Knight Adventures. Minus the Kidney part. This should only cost you $8 at most
  • Sonic 3D Blast - I'm not usually a fan of isometric platforming, but I liked this one once I got used to it. At the very least, it was quite easily the most faithful adaption from 2D to 3D that Sonic had gotten for over two decades...take that for what you will...
  • Dynamite Headdy - Yes
  • Decap Attack - Not to be confused with Dynamite Headdy. Still good in its own right, though
  • Pulseman - A platformer from Gamefreak. It's kind of in the same vein as High Seas Havoc and Rocket Knight Adventures. It's also an import title, so it'll cost you an extra dollar for the privilege of enjoying this glorious game
  • Ecco: Tides of Time - Unlike its predecessor, it's not the worst platforming-adventure game ever created!

Shooter

  • Gunstar Heroes/Alien Soldier - Treasure
  • Gley Lancer - A pretty decent shmup with a wealth of options for increased playability. It's also not overly difficult!
  • M.U.S.H.A. - This one, however, is still overly difficult. But also quite easily the...third best shmup on the Genesis. And on the Wii, it'll only cost you about...5% of what it usually retails for on eBay? Maybe 4%?
  • Super Fantasy Zone - This one's kinda trippy

RPG/Strategy

  • Beyond Oasis - Okay, this is more in the vein of Zelda, but it's basically the only good Zelda-like Action/Adventure game on the Genesis, so I'm not making a separate category just for that
  • Phantasy Star IV - The best RPG on the system
  • Shining Force 1/2 - Two very charming and easy-to-grasp strategy RPGs. Pre-battle is more like a standard RPG, which liked, and wish more games not named Disgaea would imitate
  • Shining in the Darkness - First-person RPG that's technically a precursor to Shining Force. It has the best graphucs of any dungeon crawler ever...which isn't saying much, in retrospect. The entire genre refuses to acknowledge that "animation" is more than just a still image shaking around a bit

Racing

  • Outrun - was this on the Wii VC? It should be
  • Super Hang-On - The VC version has tilt controls

Beat 'em Ups (A New Challenger Appears!!)

  • Streets of Rage 1/2/3 - I personally liked 2 the most, but the first one was fine, too. The third one felt a little stiff for some reason, but otherwise, I still consider it a great beat 'em up in a genre I don't usually enjoy
  • Comix Zone - This game is hard as balls, but at the same time, it's the only beat 'em up designed with singleplayer in mind. The presentation is also a sight to behold
  • Golden Axe 1/2/3 - I actually preferred the third game the most. I thought the first game was barebones, and the second was a little too stiff. The third one was just right, IMO. But everyone seems to have different opinions on which of the 3 are best
  • Alien Storm - An arcade port that still tries to hsard to munch your quarters. It's a really good time with a friend, though, and it has a more variety in its gameplay styles than I expected

^That's mostly off the top of my head, honestly. I also forgot about all the licensed games for the Genesis that'll never get a re-release (well, besides the Illusion games), but I'll save those for another post (unless someone else wants to jump in, and maybe come up with ones I missed, or give some second opinions since I didn't go into a lot of detail for the most part). This is all my fingers can muster at the moment.

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andrew20 wrote:

@CanisWolfred Would mega man game work on it

I've never played that version, and I've heard...mixed things about it. At the very least, I'd find it hard to recommend unless you can find it for less than $15. I know I haven't. :/

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@CanisWolfred you really know your sega titles. If you have any often looked over master system game to recommend I would appreciate it.

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