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Postby thejahooli on Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:13 pm

Because I'm only 13, and was born too late to experience gaming at it's best, I've missed out on some games which I wish I hadn't. I only started playing games a lot when I got my PS2 (with the exception of Pokemon Red and Silver). I always wished I had played some of the games from N64/PS1 period ,but I never got around to it.

But now I'm planning on playing through some of the games from then. But which games would you recommend playing through. I can't play through all of the games that were good so I want to know which ones you would consider I have to play.
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Re: Retro Games

Postby mv2112 on Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:32 pm

Super Mario 64
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Re: Retro Games

Postby K-Bal on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:11 am

All the Zelda games ;)
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Re: Retro Games

Postby thbp on Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:03 am

Nascar series, Duke nukem on ps1, Doom, all mario games......pokemon on n64 that's it i think
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Re: Retro Games

Postby hurstshifter on Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:21 am

Ohhhh boy. The N64/PS1 days. Such a great time to be alive. Here is the short, short list.

N64
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Super Mario 64
Star Fox 64
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron


PS1
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Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, Anthology, Chronicles, Tactics
Xenogears
Suikoden I & II
Nightmare Creatures
Bushido Blade
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Resident Evil I, II, Nemesis
Fear Effect
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater II
Lunar: The Silver Star Story & Lunar II: Eternal Blue (If you never played on Sega CD)
Chrono Cross
Threads of Fate
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
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Re: Retro Games

Postby GroundUpEngine on Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:36 am

hurstshifter wrote:Ohhhh boy. The N64/PS1 days. Such a great time to be alive. Here is the short, short list.


Fucking agreed


Here's a few sexy ones, if not been said ;)

PS1
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Crash Bandicoot
Final Fantasy Tactics
Metal Gear Solid
Rayman
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Re: Retro Games

Postby trufun202 on Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:41 am

Oh man...PS1 and N64 are now considered retro gaming?

/jumps off a cliff

I say ditto to hurstshifter's list - that's a good lineup! I would add Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo to the list. Those were both groundbreaking titles for the PS1. For the N64, I would recommend Banjo-Kazooie, Wave Race 64, and GoldenEye.

Once you've experienced what the PS1 and N64 have to offer, you'll need to travel further back in time to the days of NES, Genesis, and Super Nintendo - trust me, you won't be disappointed! ;)
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Re: Retro Games

Postby hurstshifter on Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:56 am

trufun202 wrote:
I say ditto to hurstshifter's list - that's a good lineup! I would add Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo to the list.


Wow I can't believe I forgot those two! Absolutely! Also GroundUp said Final Fantasy Tactics which is one of my favorite games of all time so I can't believe I forgot that one either. Good stuff guys.



And yea, I can't believe PS1 is retro gaming... sigh.........
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Re: Retro Games

Postby thejahooli on Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:09 pm

I wouldn't consider PS1 to be retro either. It's just that I still missed that period and, from what people say, there are a lot of good games for it.
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Re: Retro Games

Postby Marx Chaotix on Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:06 pm

Oh boy! Oh boy! Aren't you missing out. I was born just when that era was at it's peak. *ehem* Here's my own little consolidated list of personal favorites.

Nintendo 64/ PlayStation 1 (available for both platforms)

Megaman Legends 1
Resident Evil 2


Nintendo 64/

Kirby and the Crystal Shards
Super Mario Kart 64
Chameleon Twist
Legend Of Zelda Ocarina of time
Super Mario 64
Starfox 64
Bomberman 64
Diddy Kong Racing
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Donkey Kong Country 64
Super Smash Bros 64


PlayStation 1/

Crash Bandicoot Series
Metal Gear Solid Series
Digimon World 1-3
Digimon Rumble Arena
Anything with the Name (Final Fantasy in it)
Frogger
Resident Evil series
CastleVania
Megaman Legends 1-2 (especially the 2nd one I cannot stress how much you should get it)
Misadventures of Tronn Bonn
Chrono Cross
Chrono Trigger (have a remake or something for PS1 I'd get it since it includes badass animated cut-scenes)
Rainbow Six


I know there's a shitload of games I'm leaving out but that's all I can think of for the moment being. I'm sure you'll know what to get but those are a (tops) list of what you should definately be getting.Good luck on your expansion into old-skool retro territory of gaming! ^_^

P.S. Damn you for leaving out the Sega Saturn :(


I consider that generation of gaming to sorta be the borderline of old-skool and the newfangled. Anything beyond is new whereas anything before is old-skool.
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Re: Retro Games

Postby eatcomics on Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:13 pm

N64 isn't that retro either, I grew up with the N64, I'm only 15 :P But yes, you should definately play as many of these as you can....
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Re: Retro Games

Postby Protimus on Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:31 pm

I submit Paper Mario for N64, and I submit Ape Escape, Tomba 1/2, and the Spyro series for PSX. :)
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Re: Retro Games

Postby Trask on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:41 pm

trufun202 wrote:Oh man...PS1 and N64 are now considered retro gaming?

/jumps off a cliff

I say ditto to hurstshifter's list - that's a good lineup! I would add Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo to the list. Those were both groundbreaking titles for the PS1. For the N64, I would recommend Banjo-Kazooie, Wave Race 64, and GoldenEye.

Once you've experienced what the PS1 and N64 have to offer, you'll need to travel further back in time to the days of NES, Genesis, and Super Nintendo - trust me, you won't be disappointed! ;)


Everything this man said, including his agreements with hurtshifter... also, N64, play Conker's Bad Fur Day and star wars episode 1 pod racer
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Re: Retro Games

Postby eatcomics on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:48 pm

I think I have pod racer, its okay but not one of my favorite, unless I'm thinking of a different one
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Re: Retro Games

Postby LeonBlade on Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:23 pm

Retro games? Guitar Hero 2
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