Essential Games By Platform

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Re: Essential Games By Platform

Postby zaratustra » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:30 am

Sharkey wrote:Aw heck, I always have to throw in MULE. It was originally for Atari 400 or 800 or whatever, and maybe my bias is showing, but I liked it best on the Commodore. There was an NES version, but the sound was flat and the graphics were more of a sidegrade than an improvement and I kind of hate it.


NES ports of computer games generally aren't very good.

mharr wrote:Which reminds me: Which platform was it that could support two independent mice for two player splitscreen Lemmings wars? Because that was peak Lemmings right there.


Lemmings dev says Amiga on his retrospective.

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Re: Essential Games By Platform

Postby Sharkey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:05 pm

Mongrel wrote:
Sharkey wrote:Aw heck, I always have to throw in MULE. It was originally for Atari 400 or 800 or whatever, and maybe my bias is showing, but I liked it best on the Commodore. There was an NES version, but the sound was flat and the graphics were more of a sidegrade than an improvement and I kind of hate it.


AFAIK it was for the 2600? Which reminds me of another 2600 game: Seven Cities of Gold.


Nah, it was definitely the 400/800, as was Seven Cities. That's another great Danielle Bunten game, though. I can't imagine even trying to fit those on a 2600, though I can't believe half the shenanigans I see demoscene people pulling off with that thing these days, so I wouldn't say impossible.

Anyway, I can't say the C64 version is any better than the Atari 8bit. I've just got a soft spot for it.
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Re: Essential Games By Platform

Postby MarsDragon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 pm

Defenestration wrote:Dreamcast: Power Stone, Marvel vs Capcom 2 (This actually IS the definitive edition of MvC2), Shenmue, PSO


I'm going to throw in a vote for Psychic Force 2012 that is half personal, half real.

I love PF2012 with all my heart because it's a game I played when I was 13. But beyond that it's a weird little fighting game that does a lot of unusual stuff you don't really see elsewhere, and in some ways was ahead of its time. It's simplified in a way that's easy for newbies to pick up, but is also pretty fun once you figure out what you're doing. I'm lousy at fighting games so I can't say how much depth it really has, but I think the novelty and solid mechanics make it worth playing around with.

It's debatably ported better somewhere else, in that there was a PSX backport that added some neat extra modes, but at the cost of graphics and adding in some extra jank. I'd still say the DC version is definitive.

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Re: Essential Games By Platform

Postby sei » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:39 am

Defenestration wrote:PSO


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