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Poll ended at Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:03 pm

1) Disney's Western Competitors.
1
4%
2) You got history in my sci-fi! You got sci-fi in my history!
3
11%
3) DOS games on console.
8
29%
4) Wet and Wild!
7
25%
5) The arcade at home on 8/16-bit era consoles and handhelds.
9
32%
 
Total votes : 28
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Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by marurun Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:03 pm

It's time to pick the theme for Together Retro March 2020. I've curated quite an eclectic selection of themes for you. You may choose two options, no re-vote. Poll closes in 7 days, Get your voting on!

1) Disney's Western Competitors.
Disney games are mostly well-known and oft-played. It's time to put the focus on some of the games that came from other Western animated properties. What are some eligible titles for this category? Anything Looney Tunes, Animaniacs, Asterix, Garfield, GI Joe, Smurfs, Flintstones... And that's just a starting point. There are many places to go from there.

2) You got history in my sci-fi! You got sci-fi in my history!
This is for games that take historical settings and infuse them with technology or other aspects that are modern or futuristic, or sci-fi settings with historical themes. What fits in this category? Think sci-fi westerns, or Victorian Steam-punk, or retro-futurism, or Tokugawa mecha.

3) DOS games on console.
Revisit the DOS classics in your life, but don't go boot up that old 286 (or the Internet Archive) yet. This theme is about playing games that started out on DOS but were later ported to consoles. This theme is a little non-retro in that DOS games that are playable on modern consoles are also allowed, because the DOS originals are DEFINITELY retro. So not only can you play Warcraft and Crusader: No Remorse on Saturn or Playstation, you can also get your DOOM on on Saturn or Playstation, or any number of other consoles, including Switch and PS4.

4) Wet and Wild!
This theme is all washed up. We'll be playing games that take place primarily in, around, or based on water. Fishing, jet skis, surfing, and Echo the Dolphin. Oh, and submarine and warship and boat simulators, too. And Waterworld on Virtual Boy. I can almost guarantee folks will have opportunities to play something they never have before.

5) The arcade at home on 8/16-bit era consoles and handhelds.
Verily, it lives again! Maybe. It struck out twice, but in this ball game you're not out until strike 3. This theme is about trying to recapture the arcade experience on 8- or 16-bit era consoles. Home versions that completely remake the arcade experience need not apply. This is all about authenticity, or at least some semblence of it. Neo-Geo AES/CD doesn't count, but ports from Neo Geo to other 8- or 16-bit consoles do!
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:07 pm

DOS games, please! I need to play another dungeon crawler...
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by alienjesus Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:06 am

I’m still looking into options before voting, but my least favourite options are currently quite far ahead. I think I can find something to play for every option though!
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by marurun Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:47 pm

Wow, less than 24 hours and there are a couple clear leaders. 6 more days to change the field, folks.
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by dsheinem Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:55 pm

Glad to see "Wet n Wild" getting some love. Here's hoping that one can pull it out...
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by MrPopo Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:52 pm

I can't believe people weren't sold on Tokugawa mecha.
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by alienjesus Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:04 pm

I had a look through my collection to see what I could play for each option, with a focus on games I've not beaten before:

1) Disney's Western Competitors:
I could go with Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles III: Radical Rescue for the Game Boy. That's all I have though


2) You got history in my sci-fi! You got sci-fi in my history!
I could play through M.U.S.H.A on Virtual Console. Does Goemon count? I have about 3 Goemon games to play still, and there's definitely mechs and stuff in that. Maybe Turok - dinosaurs in scifi counts right?


3) DOS games on console.
My least favourite category, but I have a few options with 3DO ports of Star Control 2, StarFighter and Wing Commander III.


4) Wet and Wild!
I have lots of good options for this one - Densetsu no Stafy 2 and 3 for GBA, Endless Ocean for Wii, and Wave Race Blue Storm for Gamecube which all take place in or on the ocean, and Hydroventure (aka Fluidity) on Wiiware or Dewy's Adventure for Wii where the main characters are water themselves.

5) The arcade at home on 8/16-bit era consoles and handhelds.
I have lots of options here too: Rastan, Rainbow Islands and Shinobi for Master System and Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair, R-Type, Valkyrie Densetsu and Side Arms on PC Engine

I voted for Water and Scifi History because they ahve the most stuff I'd like to play.
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by Ack Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 pm

The water one has some very interesting possibilities:

Alone in the Dark 2
Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Blue Stinger
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
Carrier
Cold Fear
Dynamite Cop
Echo Night
The Hunt for Red October
Jaws
Jaws Unleashed
Metal Gear Solid 2
Prisoner of Ice
Raw Danger
Uncharted Waters
Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

...and this is just me spitballing. All of these involve oceans, ships, submarines, aquatic research facilities, Oceanside cities or towns...
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by marurun Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 am

Don't forget Deep Fear, Sega's Resident Evil knock-off set in an underwater research station.
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Re: Together Retro March 2020: The Poll. Pick your poison!

by marurun Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:05 pm

Poll closes at 9 pm. If you’ve been waiting to see how thing hash out before voting, now is time to commit.
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