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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by Gamerforlife Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:02 pm

[quote="GSZX1337]So you'd like us to list games that should be promoted from Honorable Mentions to Full Blown Hidden Gems.[/quote]

That's what he did in the SNES hidden gems topic, so I'm guessing it's the same here
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by FiftyDollarCurse Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:26 pm

More words on Marvel Land:

- every boss battle is a unique mini-game involving something different than just jumping on more heads

- the characters are adorable

I'll also second the nomination of StarFlight. It's like Star Control, if it were an RPG. And open-world. As deep as any Genesis game ever got.
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by GSZX1337 Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:37 pm

Gamerforlife wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:So you'd like us to list games that should be promoted from Honorable Mentions to Full Blown Hidden Gems.


That's what he did in the SNES hidden gems topic, so I'm guessing it's the same here

Cool. I'll look over the article and see what I think should be promoted.

Off the top of my head: for platformers, I think that Rocket Knight Adventures should be promoted to Hidden Gem. IMO, it's in a higher league than Ristar.
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by SGGG2 Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:21 pm

Splatterhouse 2

A pre-cursor to survival horror. The control's awkward enough to feel strange but solid enough to feel responsive. Huge sprites, creative character designs, tons of gore, a variety of weapons and a killer off-kilter soundtrack.
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by PresidentLeever Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:58 am

GSZX1337 wrote:
PresidentLeever wrote:And they deserve better, these are some of the best MD games. Unlike the average Truxton and sluggish fighting parts in Mazin Saga...

Yes, prove your point by attacking my nominations. :roll:.


You get what you give? :P

In '89, sure, but why limit yourself to one year, the launch year at that.
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by dsheinem Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:05 am

Truxton is awesome, as are all the Genesis Toaplan shmups. My favorite is Fire Shark

Has anyone played Truxton 2? I know it only received a port to the FM-Towns... :?
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by Hobie-wan Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:45 pm

dsheinem wrote:Has anyone played Truxton 2? I know it only received a port to the FM-Towns... :?


I want to. But considering the price the game commands on top of getting one of those systems? Yeesh.
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by GSZX1337 Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:50 pm

PresidentLeever wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:
PresidentLeever wrote:And they deserve better, these are some of the best MD games. Unlike the average Truxton and sluggish fighting parts in Mazin Saga...

Yes, prove your point by attacking my nominations. :roll:.


You get what you give? :P

Don't pull that shit. All I did was mention that your suggestions were already in the article.

In '89, sure, but why limit yourself to one year, the launch year at that.

It's the first of its kind, that's half of its charm.


dsheinem wrote:Truxton is awesome, as are all the Genesis Toaplan shmups. My favorite is Fire Shark

I don't know if all of the Toaplan games were awesome. Zero Wing wasn't very good. (At least I didn't like it very much.)

Has anyone played Truxton 2? I know it only received a port to the FM-Towns... :?

I played it for a little bit on MAME. It's pretty much what I expected. A more refined Truxton.

I'm wondering what the FM-Towns Marty port was like, myself. Does anyone know if the emulators are any good?
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by racketboy Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:56 am

Anyway.... staying on topic:

Anyone have more recommendations?

If you have revisions/additions, please put them as a new post in this thread as I've worked through the thread up to this point.

Thanks!
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Re: Nominate Games for New Sega Genesis Megadrive Hidden Gems

by spiritplx Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:16 pm

My nomination would have to be for Rings of Power. It is a free roaming RPG, set in a large isometric world. The game has a ton of characters to talk to, and you must pay close attention to anyone and everything you encounter, because they might offer up a clue to where you need to go on your quest.

The game has a bit of a difficulty curve at the beginning, and the controls are not the greatest. If you can get past the first town of the game, you will probably forgive these issues, and want to continue on.

The game supports multiple ways of transportation to navigate the vast map. There are no map markers, quest journals, or any other hand holding in this game (just the way I like it). You are thrown in this open world, and it is up to you to adventure and investigate in order to finish your quest.

If you are a fan of adventure games, or western RPGs (or both), you will probably love this game. If you are more of a jRPG person, you might want to pass on this one. Anyone that has the patience to get through this entire game on their own (no guides) will probably absolutely love it. I know I did.

As far as other recommendations, I agree that Starflight is another enjoyable game. It is also a game set in a large free roaming world. The Genesis port seems to have updated graphics and gameplay. However, I believe there are a couple of bugs (pretty serious), but the game is definitely worth a look.

If you are looking for a good sci-fi SRPG, then I would have to recommend Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday. It has a real "d20 table top game" feel, and many of your choices actually matter. For example, your choices can lead to avoiding combat. But you will earn more experience with the correct decision that leads to avoiding than you would if you encounter the battle and defeat all the enemies.
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