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#1 zot23

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 06:52 PM

So recently I started playing Shadowrun for the SNES after reading about it in a post. I've been surprised at how good this game is, yet I never heard of it.

So what are people's favorite games to emulate that slipped under the radar in their day (or are too far back to be known anymore)? Any system or arcade title is game...



#2 artynerd

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 07:30 PM

This is a good idea for a topic, props!

Let's see...

Genesis:

-Landstalker - Great action RPG.
-DJ Boy - Odd little beat-em-up. Definitely obscure.
-Gaiares - Excellent shooter, one of my favs.
-Fire Shark - Another great shooter.

NES:

-Renegade - DAMN HARD BEATEMUP!
-Transformers - Don't even try to beat this game. There's a running joke between my friends that this is the hardest game ever made.


GBA:

-Double Dragon Advance - If you loved the arcade games, you'll absolutely cream your pants over this amazing remake.

Playstation:

-Silent Hill - It has a cult following now, but at the time I played it, I was just looking for a cheap Resident Evil fix... Boy was I surprised.
-Incredible Crisis - 2 words: Japanese insanity!
-Hog of War - Better than Worms 3D
-Thrill Kill - Excellent unreleased 4-player Mortal Kombat-ish fighter.

Dreamcast:

-Illbleed - Great survival horror game that got horrid reviews. Completely different than any other survival horror.
-Ikaruga - Could be the greatest shooter ever made.
-Giant Gram 2000 - Amazing Japanese wrestling game.
-Ooga Booga - One of the best unheard of titles the Dreamcast had.
-Sword of the Berserk - Awesome hack-n-slasher.

Arcade:

-Uo Poko - Great puzzle game that's a lot more than another puzzle bobble knock-off.
-Time Killers - Not really that good, but you can hack off limbs!
-Wrestlefest - Very fun WWF wrestling game
-Twin Cobra - The arcade that introduced me to the "overhead shooter"
-Renegade - DAMN HARD BEATEMUP! (Double Dragon's prequel)
-Track & Field - Prepare to wear your thumbs to the bone.
-Knights of the Round - Classic Capcom beat-em-up
-Chiller - Violence that was WAY ahead of it's time. Good for a laugh.
-Vendetta - One of the best beat-em-ups the arcades ever saw.
-Tattoo Assassins - I can't get this game to work on MAMEoX yet, but check out the info at KLOV

There's probably a million more, but these were off the top of my head. Dreamcast had soooooo many.

#3 bigga

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 07:33 PM

Going way back using the Spextrum emulator, I have recently been playing Jetpac, Manic Miner and Knight Lore

Also Rainbow Islands:The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (?) on the Amiga/arcade is a nice little game

Edited by bigga, 06 August 2004 - 07:35 PM.


#4 sammaza

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 07:35 PM

GI JOE for mameox rox!

#5 zot23

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 08:28 PM

I'll throw in Sidearms for some arcade fun. Really fun game for two players to just pump in unlimited credits and enjoy a sweet side scrolling shooter.



#6 boo_se

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:52 AM

Bishi Bashi (arcade or ps1) - Crazy button bashing mini games.

#7 rehab

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE (artynerd @ Aug 6 2004, 08:33 PM)
-Tattoo Assassins - I can't get this game to work on MAMEoX yet, but check out the info at KLOV

Tattoo assasins runs on the new version of mame0x..
Weird game though biggrin.gif

I like prehistoric isle 2 on mame0x, awesome shooter!

#8 Mr Do!

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE (zot23 @ Aug 6 2004, 07:55 PM)
So what are people's favorite games to emulate that slipped under the radar in their day (or are too far back to be known anymore)?  Any system or arcade title is game...

atari 8bit
Flip & Flop
Rainbow Walker
Boulderdash

atari st
Oids
Time Bandits
Stuntcar Racer
Ikari Warriors

Amiga
Populous
Addictaball
Archipelagos
Cannon Fodder
Wings
Zeewolf
Zoom!
Silkworm (play at full volume)

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:08 PM

not sure if it was well known, but how to be a complete bastard on the spectrum (i still have my spectrum 128k +2 out just to play it) its like a old version of the sims but you be a complete bastard to people (like put itching powder down their backs, do a really big far etc)


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#10 Efompor

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:54 PM

yes Silent hill was good, but I dont think it was obscure

#11 drgreenchicken

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 04:48 PM

I'm not shure if this game is obscure or not but I recently tried it out, its enjoyable for a quick play:

Flicky on the Sega SG-1000

#12 Thraxen

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 05:34 PM

I always like Faxanadu on NES.

#13 yodanut

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 07:09 PM

Blackthorne is a surprisingly good yet forgotten game for the SNES. It's similar to Prince of Persia or Flashback, but with enough unique elements to make it stand out. It was also available for other consoles, but I prefer the SNES version.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:37 PM

Gameboy:

Sword of Hope - Great RPG
King of the Zoo / Penguin Wars - Great link Game

Amiga:

Tons here but try,

Apidya - Excellent Shoot 'Em Up
Rick Dangerous - Platform / puzzle and hilarious
The Settlers - Think of it like sim city crossed with populous and multi player split screen.

Pinball Fantasies - fave pinball on computer ever!

Snes:

Super Smash TV - better than arcade
Rock N Roll Racing - Awesome 'Jake Lights him up!'
Cybernator - Shoot Em up
too many to remember!

Megadrive:

Castle of Illusion - brilliant fun
Shining Force 1 & 2
Devil Crush - excellent pinball
Gynoug - Hard as nails shoot em up

Nes:

Elite - Best Version ever
Every RARE title - great games on this console by them !

Master System:

Wonderboy III The dragons trap - great platform / rpg looks and sounds 16 bit

PC Engine:

Lords of thunder (CD Game) Awesome Shooter

Arcade

Wardner - Blatant wonderboy 2 rip off but great


got to go play some now




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