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Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:04 am
by AwesomeMonstar
GSZX1337 wrote:Castle Crashers

seconded. mostly because it's an original title that retains the type of features us retro enthusiasts love. Difficulty, easy to start harder to master, style, simple. etc.
I guess geometry wars 2 was quite snazzy as well, though I almost feel like it's a lie to call it old school when it looks like it does.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:37 am
by executioner
Haven't played much of them but would vote for:
megaman 9
chrono trigger ds
world of goo

And second that vote on strong bad's cool game for attractive people, its is very funny since i used to watch his videos way back.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:49 pm
by Gamerforlife
AwesomeMonstar wrote:
GSZX1337 wrote:Castle Crashers

seconded. mostly because it's an original title that retains the type of features us retro enthusiasts love. Difficulty, easy to start harder to master, style, simple. etc.
I guess geometry wars 2 was quite snazzy as well, though I almost feel like it's a lie to call it old school when it looks like it does.


Yeah, I had a lot of fun with Castle Crashers, even without the online. Hate the save system though, but that's irrelevant to most people.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:43 am
by Bootaaay
My vote has to go to;

Ketsui: Death Label (DS) - I just got it this week and have been playing it non-stop, this is exactly what I wanted out of a portable bullet hell shooter - Arika have really done themselves and CAVE proud with this port, even if it is just boss-rush.

Other Honourable Mentions;

Bionic Commando Rearmed (PSN/XBLA) - a perfect HD update of the classic Bionic Commando, Capcom did an awesome job updating this title and I personally hope we see more retro re-makes in this vein, and less like Megaman 9.

Dark Mist: The Depths of Darkness (PSN) - while Dark Mist launched in 2007, with the JP only expansion pack released this year Dark Mist has become one of the best games on PSN, successfully mixing classic dungeon-crawling with arena-shooter gameplay and basic Zelda-style puzzles.

GTI Club+ Rally Cote D'Azur (PSN) - one of my favourite arcade games of all-time has finally made it home to consoles, it may be a bit light on content but it's arcade perfect and has awesome online support.

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer (PSN) - seems like it's been years since i've played a new hori-shooter (infact, the last one must've been Border Down about 4 years ago) but Soldner-X is a great addition to the genre, plus it seems like the PS3 version has made some real improvements compared to the PC one.

Soul Bubbles (DS) - A beautiful & unique 2d adventure game that makes great use of the stylus to provide an innovative gameplay experience that manages to remain definantly retro.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:52 am
by Pulsar_t
Wings of Fury 2 and Space Invaders Extreme.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:10 pm
by Doctor Fugue
I'm surprised someone also voted for Ketsui DL aside from me, although I guess I shouldn't be.

What makes it number one for me is that it actually makes me want to use a handheld, which is an enormous feat in the first place. In addition, it is the ONLY original portable shooter that isn't shit. EVER. (okay I haven't played Gradius Galaxies, but I don't like Gradius anyway)

And what an incredible achievement, getting it right on the first try! It is rock-solid, has enough difficulty levels for nearly everyone, is faithful yet fresh compared to the full game, awesome stat-tracking, galleries and fun unlockables, everything about it just blows me away. Arika occasionally stuns me.

Bootaaay, post your scores over at the shmups forum and show them who's boss!

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:08 pm
by Bootaaay
I'll definetly post my scores once i'm a bit better :lol:, currently i'm struggling to clear Hard C & Very Hard and my scores on Normal to Hard B aren't into 9-digit figures yet. Is there any sort of chaining guide available?

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:17 pm
by ZereoX
I would like to Nominate:
Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles for Sega Dreamcast Released on November 1st 2008.
There is also a GP32X Version and a Demo for the Dreamcast Version.
http://www.wind-water.net/

Ack wrote:Anybody know of any other groups doing similar projects?

There is 5:
YuansWorks -Creator of Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles (Dreamcast, Puzzle). Their currently making a new Dreamcast game called "Little Ninja".
http://dev.yuanworks.com/

Super Fighter Team -Creator of Beggar Prince (Genesis, RPG). Their currently making a new Genesis game called "Legend of Wukong".
http://www.legendofwukong.com/

CrypticAllusion -Creator of Feet or Fury (Dreamcast, Musical). Their currently making a new Dreamcast game called "Donk: Samurai Duck"
http://www.cagames.com

NG:DEV.TEAM -Creator of Last Hope (Dreamcast, Shump). Their currently making a new Dreamcast game called "Dux"
http://www.blog.hucast.net/

SenileTeam -Creator of Best of Rage (PC, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GP32, Beat'em Up). Their currently making a Dreamcast game called "Rush Rush Rally Racing"
http://www.senileteam.com/rushrushrallyracing.html

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:47 am
by Doctor Fugue
Bootaaay wrote:Is there any sort of chaining guide available?


PM sent with my own personal guide. Cheers.

Re: Nominate The Best Old-School Games of 2008

Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:40 pm
by TheyCallMeTheSwede
I gotta give it all to Capcom this year, so I nominated

Mega Man 9
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix (that's a mouthful)