Posted by: dubq April 03, 2009 11:35 am
One-shot releases or re-releases on newer consoles/handhelds.
Chrono Trigger is my biggest retrogame. Lots of replay value, too, with the multiple endings.
The original Metal Gear Solid on PSX. I love this game even if it does look like absolute shit on my television. I'd actually really like to try the Twin Snakes remake on Gamecube.
Gradius 3 on SNES. This is my all-time favourite space shooter. I could play this until the end of time and never get bored.
Posted by: Patty O'Green April 03, 2009 01:21 pm
I've been trying to play Suikdoen downloaded from the PSN. I swear I remember liking this game a whole lot more back when I was a wee little kid. Its not that its bad or anything now, but I guess I just remembered it with rose colored glasses.
The original Persona for PSX always has a place in my video game roster even with the shit ass 1st person view and missing Snow queen quest. Apparently they're rereleasing it for PSP, which is gonna make me have to buy a PSP if they put the snow queen quest in there.
For some reason I play extra innings on the snes a lot also. Doesn't have real teams, doesn't have real players, and I could just as easily pick up MVP baseball or something, but there's something about super deformed characters named dancing with cheerleaders after they hit a home run or their eyes bugging out when they make an error that warms my frigid cynical heart.
Posted by: luke-o April 03, 2009 01:58 pm
Mega-Lo-Mania (Mega Drive)
Resident Evil 2 (PS1) - My favourite one of the series
Space Chanel 5 (Dreamcast)
Parappa The Rapper (PS1)
Skitchin' (Mega Drive)
Mega Man 2 (NES)
I could play all of these for ever and ever. I love them all.
Do we feel a retro gaming Draft coming on?..
Posted by: HarleyQuinn April 03, 2009 02:08 pm
I'm a sucker for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4: Turtles in Time for the SNES. I blame it on the catchy music... and the sewer level.
Posted by: Rendclaw April 03, 2009 03:46 pm
Lufia II is the one I keep coming back to, just a great old school console RPG. Final Fight 3 is a lot of fun, as well. There is just something about playing Mike Haggar doing running lariats or Guy doing what he does (wrecking all kinds of shit) that is just a lot of fun to me.
On the arcade tip, its Twin Cobra. Granted, I am cheating quite a bit by using save positions to fall back on if I screw up, but hey, I spent enough money on this game back in the day.
Posted by: daileyxplanet April 03, 2009 03:53 pm
I find it easier to go back to the 16 bit era easier than any other. Perhaps because that is because they were my glory days. But 32-128 bit games look worse in my opinion.
Posted by: Adam April 03, 2009 03:53 pm
I am currently re-playing Pokemon Red from the original R/B/Y series.
Any other fans on the board?
Posted by: Brooklyn Zoo April 03, 2009 04:05 pm
I played the shit out of Pokemon Blue. I like Ruby a lot better though cause you get those running shoes. In Pokemon B/R/Y, you always had that slow ass walk. Which sucks ass when you have to walk through a cave and have fucking Geodude pop out on you for like the fifth time.
Posted by: daileyxplanet April 03, 2009 04:13 pm
I got Diamond for DS when it came out, never had the same magic. Although it was obviously a superior game.
As for Zoo's slow ass walk problem, that's the beauty of an emulator. Hold down spacebar using Visual Boy Advance and it speeds the fuck out of it.
Holy shit, I looked at this thread and suddenly felt realllllly old. Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid are retro games?! Oh man, we're shit old, gentlemen!
If you think that's gonna make you old, wait another 10 years when you WILL hear kids ask
"what the fuck is a VCR?"
Dames.. I hear that already.