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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by jfe2 Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:40 pm

I vote Waku Waku 7.
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by alienjesus Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:51 pm

I would like to suggest the Wonder Boy series for consideration. Theres plenty of games in the series for people to choose from, and they somewhat vary in genre too. Add that to the fact that they're all of a fairly high quality, and are mostly available on VC aswell as mega drive/master system/modified Ports to Turbografx and it should be a series thats easily available to many people also.
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by fastbilly1 Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:53 pm

Is there one Wonderboy title that you would suggest over the others? I am not very familiar with the series.
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by alienjesus Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:07 pm

Well, I'd personally say the most enjoyable game in the series is Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap for Sega Master System (it's on VC, and was also ported to Turbografx under the name Dragons Curse- Also available on VC). It's possibly (probably?) the best game on the system, and a brilliant platform adventure game.

Its worth noting that this is a COMPLETELY different game to Wonder Boy 3 for Sega Megadrive though. Its got much more in common with Wonder Boy in Monster Land (SMS, ARC, VC) and Wonder Boy in Monster world.(SMD,VC, possibly T16)
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by noiseredux Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:12 pm

my vote is for the original Wonder Boy as it was ported to a ton of systems, and was remade as Adventure Island for the NES (OMG!).

Arcade, Sega SG-1000, Sega Mark III/Sega Master System, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Sega Game Gear, Virtual Console

"Escape/Westone had a licensing arrangement whereby they owned the rights to the game, but Sega retained rights to the main characters, bosses, and names. Because of this they teamed up with Hudson Soft to produce a conversion of the game for the NES, under a new license.

To get around the licensing issue, Hudson Soft simply had the graphics of the main character and the title changed. The result was Adventure Island, which instead of featuring Tom-Tom, featured a character known as Master Higgins, who bore a striking resemblance to Tom-Tom, albeit with a hat. The game was, however, Wonder Boy in all but name. In this arrangement, once again, Hudson Soft retained the rights to the character and name, allowing them to continue to produce future games using the Adventure Island name and characters. These sequels are not based on the Wonder Boy sequels."
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by jfe2 Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:08 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Is there one Wonderboy title that you would suggest over the others? I am not very familiar with the series.


Wonder Boy III! I have the Turbografx-16 version, aka Dragon's Curse, and have been wanting to give it a play through.
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by noiseredux Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:24 pm

another vote for the original Wonder Boy. ;)

my votes for the last 3 based on other people's suggestions... Wonder Boy (the original game), Street Fighter 3 Alpha, and Spy Hunter.

another fighter that I hear good things about is Bloody Roar. Though that's not 2D.
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by dsheinem Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:09 pm

I have a good reason why we should do Urban Strike as our Strike series game, and it has to do with a confirmed podcast guest.
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by noiseredux Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:57 pm

dsheinem wrote:I have a good reason why we should do Urban Strike as our Strike series game, and it has to do with a confirmed podcast guest.


Urban is cool with me as well. (there's a GB port! :) )
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Re: Together Retro: The Official Forum Thread

by Zach Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:45 am

For the together retro games, is Genesis or snes considered Retro enough?
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