sword of the bersek is an awesome game with many new beat em up elements. like the different weapons. the story is indeed great but the game got really good reviews I remember
Keeping with the Neo Geo theme, it's Data East's Street Hoop (aka Street Slam or Dunk Dream)
It's basically the Neo's equivalent to NBA Jam, and it's damn good. Plus the music is pretty cool. It had a sequel called Hoops/Dunk Dream '95 which was on Data East hardware instead of being on Neo Geo and had 4 player support like NBA Jam. I personally haven't played it, though, so I can't comment on it.
M4R14NO94's YouTube Channel, home of some awesome (and cheesy, if we are talking about Smashing Drive's music) video game music and MegaRace 3 cutscenes (in Spanish). Now with GAME OVER YEAH!
Originally Posted by "Weird Al" Yankovic (on the AL-TV "interview" with Kevin Federline)
I'll pick a game for the Tandy CoCo, Caladuril Flame of Light:
Really nifty mixed-mode text adventure with a lot of TLC put into it, e.g. having subtle animations where other similar games would just use a static image. It's not perfect, but it was a pleasure to play.
(Honorable mentions: Dungeons of Daggorath, but most people who know the CoCo know about that game; and Downland, an early platformer that's difficult and finicky but still great.)
The Umbrellahead Review: where the movies are B and the packages large.
XAK I.II (1 & 2) for the Turbo Duo or Pc-Engine
Xak 1 and 2 is a very underrated action RPG game for the Pc-Engine. If you like Ys games, you should most definitely check this game out. Yeah, this game is in Japanese, but that is not an issue because you are not interacting with anyone 85% of the time. The game mainly focuses on action and puzzle solving. What if you get stuck? No problem. There is a nice guide available on Gamefaqs to help you out. Overall, I like this game very much, and its dirt cheap on eBay ($5.00), so you have no excuse.
Neo Metal Fantasy for the Turbo Duo or Pc-Engine
Another overlooked RPG for the system. I've already said enough, so I would like to quote Brothers Duomazov for this one.
"It's unfortunate that this game garners little reverence these days, as it's a fantastic old-school RPG that does practically everything right. Following the lead of legendary Phantasy Star II, Neo Metal Fantasy takes a traditional tale of adventure and infuses it with science fiction elements."
"NMF can make a strong argument for a spot amongst the best 16-bit RPGs."
I followed their advice and invested my 4 bucks in a physical copy for my collection, and I was glad. This has become one of my favorite role playing games, despite being in Japanese. Highly recommended for RPG fans.
Watch your back, shoot straight, and never cut a deal with the dragon. (from Shadowrun)
I hope I don't get laughed at for suggesting this one, as its so incredibly basic and probably played by a lot of people, I guess this is more an exercise in jogging peoples memory, but I loved Chips Challenge. My Grandfathers secretary used to have it on her PC at work, and when I would visit him on the docks, I'd play it until my Grandma finished work and met up with us in his office.
I think that came as part of a Windows entertainment pack for Windows 95, along with SkiFree as well. Or was that windows 3.1? I can't remember.
Anyway, I'm waffling, incredibly basic looking game, but with a sparse charm to it, worth a blast for some puzzle fun. I think it was also on Lynx too...
I'd recommend Virtual On on Saturn, Dreamcast or XBLA. Whichever format suits you, these games are technically perfect with or without Twin Sticks.
If you want an obscure game that I remember people being hooked on but since has disappeared go for Seventh Cross Evolution on Dreamcast. I still need to pick it up, but apparently it was very addicting.
I also forgot to mention Red Dog, easily one of the greatest games on the Dreamcast. I still need to finish this one, but man is it hard core.
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Game Pilgrimage <-- Not as cool to talk about as it is to denigrate other forum goers.
Tiny Tank (PS1)
Play as a foul-mouthed yellow tank and blow the crap out of stuff; simple as. Good graphics, great level design, kickass soundtrack and hilarious dialogue.
Sorry for the double post, but I just thought of another underrated PSX game:
The game is unique in the sense that it's a third-person shooter where you have to use your brain; killing foes rewards you different coloured energy and you have to use that coloured energy to fuel platforms, create bridges and solve all sorts of fiendish puzzles. if you like weird and good games, Terracon is for you.
This thread was one of the greatest ideas ever:
Rex, for the Speccy and CPC:
It's the game that made me like the spectrum, that says it all.
CPC version is kinda shitty, though that's true for most CPC games... 12fps isn't acceptable.
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