PS4? Xbox720? Nintendo Mii? I don’t know shit about those things. What do I know about? The Sega Genesis. The Atari 2600. The NES. The PSX. Yes, I’m officially a dinosaur, and this is the dinosaur thread.
Right now I’m playing through an old school PC/Sega CD game called The Adventures of Willy Beamish. Sort of a point and click, choose your own adventure, Dragon’s Lair type of game. It actually kicks ass if you find the right version. My suggestion would be the PC CD version with full voice acting. The Sega CD would have been the best version since it has a playable version of Willy’s “Nintari,” but unfortunately it was killed by downright atrocious voice acting.
Another game I’m loving right now is Arkanoid on the NES. This game is unplayable without an infinite men code, its too ridiculously hard and they only give you three lives, but with the code the game is great. I’ve always loved these “breakout” type games and this is the best one. I’ve looked for the sequels but no luck there.
Funny you make this thread. I was gonna make a similar one lol
Recently I hooked up my NES and SNES to a tv in the basement cause I am sick of so many games nowadays. Companies try too hard to fish for a complicated story and game mechanics. Sometimes less is more.
I have now expanded my SNES collection in the past few weeks by quite a bit. With more games in the mail but delayed due to a shitty postal strike.
Still waiting for Street Racer, Super Double Dragon, Soldiers of Fortune and Batman Returns.
Once the strike is done I am picking up some heavy hitters. SoM, BoF2 and MMX.
Odin I’d visit you just to whip your ass in TMNT: Tournament Fighters. You gonna get got son.
Current list of older, awesome titles I am kind of sort of playing: Blaster Master (NES, revisiting), Secret of Mana (SNES, revisiting), Chrono Trigger (SNES, dat Frog!), Clock Tower (PSOne, like my sixth playthrough.)
I still play my snes. Im young still ( 20 ) but till i was age 2 to about 12 i played nothong but snes. Kirby super star, super street fighter 2 , acro bat, megaman x, tecmo super bowl. Snes best system ever…
Actually what I meant to type was that the Sega CD version of Willie Beamish was ruined by atrocious loading times. The voice acting I enjoy for some reason, and it’s the same voice acting in the PC and SCD versions.
And I agree with orochizoolander, old school has to be considered PSX/N64/Saturn-era and before.
Beamish has got me on this old school point and click run for some reason. If you guys don’t mind those type of games Rise of the Dragon Sega CD is worth a look, again loading times aren’t your friend but it’s not Beamish-bad, it’s playable. And Snatcher on the Sega CD is probably the king of those types of games.
When it comes to Contra I’m either the original or Super C, I need to get on the later ones though cause Konami did not fuck around back in the day.
BoF2 was the first RPG I actually played through, so it has a special place in my heart.
FF1 was the first RPG I ever played, but I was too young to know I had to “equip” weapons and couldn’t even beat Garland, so it doesn’t count.