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April's ULTIMATE THEME

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Neo Geo
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47%
FMV Games
16
53%
 
Total votes : 30
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:33 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:Oh what's on the docket? Curious minds wanna know!

Now now, I like to surprise you fellows. I'll give you a hint though; they are from the 1990s and have full motion video recordings of actual human beings. I hope I haven't given too much away.
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:Oh what's on the docket? Curious minds wanna know!

Now now, I like to surprise you fellows. I'll give you a hint though; they are from the 1990s and have full motion video recordings of actual human beings. I hope I haven't given too much away.


Thanks for that insight! I have learned so much!
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by dsheinem Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Perfect! “#WarGames” just came out yesterday (by some of the “Her Story” folks) and I am hoping to get to it soon.

Also, “The Bunker” comes to the Switch next month. This vote gives me an even better excuse to pick it up!

I can’t think of two better ways to tap into that sweet 90s vibe!
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by Gunstar Green Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Let me add a few games to JT's excellent list.

First, similar to the Wing Commander series is a game I haven't seen mentioned: Starfleet Academy.

Much like Wing Commander there are interactive movie segments between simulator missions, but also within the missions themselves as you try to solve things with diplomacy instead of shooting. There are a few different endings depending on how you choose to manage the other cadets under your command and how well you do in your missions since there are often multiple ways to go about succeeding. It has appearances by a few original series actors, especially William Shatner and Walter Koenig.

https://www.gog.com/game/star_trek_starfleet_academy

Also on the topic of Wing Commander, Chris Roberts did another game series with FMV and this will probably be the one I'll be playing for April since I never got into it before. They're isometric action games with frequent FMV sequences.

Crusader: No Remorse https://www.gog.com/game/crusader_no_remorse
Crusader: No Regret https://www.gog.com/game/crusader_no_regret

On the Myst side of things, don't forget the time travelling adventures of the Journeyman Project series.

https://www.gog.com/game/journeyman_pro ... _prime_the
https://www.gog.com/game/journeyman_project_2
https://www.gog.com/game/journeyman_project_3

Another great game that was passed up back in the day in favor of stuff like Quake is an early example of a tactical FPS with its own corny FMV story. Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri.

https://www.gog.com/game/terra_nova_str ... e_centauri
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:58 pm

Guys.... I've got it....

You could play... VHS BOARD GAMES!!! Who doesn't want to play dragon strike?! Or Star Trek the next Generation VHS Board game. Or VHS CLUE!?!?!?!?

You know in your heart of hearts that it's true... you want to participate.. you feel it deep in your bones!!!!
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by Exhuminator Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:07 pm

BogusMeatFactory wrote:Who doesn't want to play dragon strike?!


I used to own and loved that game, and its goofy video.

The best '90s VHS board game though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhu03vk-B0
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by BogusMeatFactory Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:09 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:Who doesn't want to play dragon strike?!


I used to own and loved that game, and its goofy video.

The best '90s VHS board game though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhu03vk-B0


I will not argue that!!!! See?! We can have fun! Big dumb fun for the month of April!
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by J T Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Exhuminator wrote:The best '90s VHS board game though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhu03vk-B0

I wonder if that was part of the inspiration for this Ben Stiller Show spoof commercial :

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oN609LSbpFE
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by laurenhiya21 Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:07 pm

Exhuminator wrote:
BogusMeatFactory wrote:Who doesn't want to play dragon strike?!


I used to own and loved that game, and its goofy video.

The best '90s VHS board game though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuhu03vk-B0

Man I would totally play this if I had people to play it with :lol: (well I guess I would need the game itself too...)
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Re: APRIL TOGETHER RETRO RUN-OFF VOTE

by Sarge Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:14 pm

Actually, I probably should consider Crusader: No Remorse. Which version, though? PC or console?
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