This game right here. Since many hours playing it with friends.
I was just sitting here and suddenly thought back to ancient times when me and my older bro would be playing Rivercity Ransom all day long. It was hours and hours of fun, and i know if they ever made a new one it would be some 3D action game that is nothing like its old school version.
I always thought the guy on the left on the cover looked like the dude from Miami Vice!
What games did you love growing up?
I could list a million obvious ones (Super Mario World, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, etc.)...
But I'll take this moment to throw some love at what I feel is one of the most underrated and greatest games of all time, Legend of The Mystical Ninja for SNES.
It's an insane mesh of top-down action adventure, side-scroller, and RPG-lite, chock-full of truly awesome mini-games (you can actually play Gradius)... and to top it off, it's co-op.
The soundtrack is gorgeous, the gameplay is fluid, the controls are spot-on and it's actually quite a challenging game.
If you've never played it before, I recommend checking it out ASAP. It doesn't get nearly the respect it deserves. For me, it's definitely one of the 10 best SNES games ever made.
Turtles in Time. The soundtrack was rockin' and it was so much fun
I don't have a picture of it. but anyone else remember the gold box series? How about the Buck Rogers Gold box game?
Shit was probably like 70 bucks too.
Gotta be Wing Commander II for me because it was the first PC game I really loved. It was one of the first games that got me into tinkering with computers. A sound card, extra ram and a math co-processor were added to the family computer around this time. And I had to make a special boot disk just to squeeze out some extra juice. I also fondly remember the story. As cheesy as it seems today it was the first video game I played with long cut scenes that I didn't skip through or get bored watching(I was 13 or 14 at the time). It also was the first of that eras space flight sims that I played continuously through the mid 90's. Games like Wing Commander:Privateer, Wing Commander 3 and Tie Fighter. I always get that rose colored nostalgia filter going when I see anything wing commander.
Wings of Fury on the Apple II GS, Deja Vu, Deja Vu II, Shadow Gate, and Uninvited on a Mac SE. PT-109, and the original Falcon. Played them all at a buddy's house constantly.
Some of the best games ever.
Mine was XWing. A friend of mine would play together with him controlling shields/weps/engines and me flying. We destroyed 3 mice trying to play it with a mouse before we finally went and got a joystick.
The apex of competitive online FPS games, TRIBES. Played more like a team sport than a shooter, and was a truly unique and wonderful gaming experience. Like my other major gaming love, EverQuest, it was just laden with emergent gameplay, and had a passionate and interesting community. They were both easy to play,but difficult to master, and in both the rewards for doing so were huge.
I will forever miss it.
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I still play this shit every few months....
Obligatory FF3 nod. Remember walking into WalMart when I was around 14 years old and doing my SNES aisle walk-by ritual. My little brother walked over to me with a FF3 box. We went crazy. We had no idea it was out to buy. $75 some odd dollars later, we had the game that still brings back great memories just by watching the opening sequence and title screen.
My first real multiplayer, with my brother we played this for hours.
I tried to play as realistic as possible and only survived until 1918 twice, my closest pilot died months before the end of the war. Legendary
Manual pages referenced as passwords - it was the best when you began to memorize those fuckers.
Master of Magic - no 4x has ever had me addicted like this game did.
Because we only stand for being owned and used for profit by our own. Rererolled.org
Still have my copy of Pools of Radiance for the C64, with all the maps on graph paper in the box.
Goddamn this game. This was the 2nd RPG I ever played on the NES after the original Dragon Warrior(but before Final Fantasy). THIS GAME WAS SO GODDAMNED HARD. The whole basis of the combat system is that your characters didn't really have "hit points" they had "soldiers" so that stat bar that looks like 1000 health is actually 1000 soldiers in that generals army. You lose them all, character dies. Seems simple enough, sounds like it works just like HP. NOPE. The less soldiers you have, the less damage you do when you attack. So basically, if you get attacked and lose soldiers(HP) not only are you closer to death, but you're double-fucked and you do less offensive damage now on your combat turn. That game was just ALL about initiative and who lucked into going first in a battle.
And not only that, but you have to constantly buy food for your "soldiers" that quickly depletes for every step that you take on the map(marching soldiers need to eat)...so somewhere near the end of the game I got stuck, and just had to wander the map over and over and over trying to figure out where to go, but my army was SO big that the random encounters I was triggering was not earning me enough money to cover the food I was expending by moving, and I eventally completely ran out of money, food, all my soldiers died, and the game became stuck/unplayable. PRobably a good 30-40 hours into the game, and that was it. I just couldn't play it anymore.
loved that game but it was so goddamned frustrating as a 12 year old, trying to figure it out. It wasn't an overly popular game, so there were no hintbooks, no strategy guides, Nintendo power never did a big article on it, nothing.
(For those of you wondering, it's the same background/setting as all of the awesome KOEI Romance of the 3 Kingdom games)
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R-Type 3: The Third Lightning. Awesome rocking soundtrack and great game overall.
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