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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by the7k Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:19 pm

Jrecee wrote:
alienjesus wrote:Thought of another one of note: Astal for Sega Saturn is supposedly pretty good, although I haven't played it myself.

Edit: and how about Wild 9 for Playstation?


Holy crap never even heard of that one. Is it rediculously expensive?


I actually got a factory-sealed copy from Roses about a year ago for $5. No joke.
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by 8bit Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:54 am

Tomba! and Klonoa are both kickass games for the PS1. Also Astal for the Saturn was quite nice!
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by Anapan Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:05 pm

I can add a few to the list

Saturn:
Keio Flying Squadron 2 - wacky boss fights, good play control, and moderate-high difficulty
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Silhouette Mirage - unique gameplay, bright graphics
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PS1: Umihara Kawase Shun - rubbery spiderman action
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PS2: Alien Hominid - also available in HD
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PC:
Abuse - 360 shooting with mouse, incredible audio and graphics.
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RosenKreuzStilette - hard, megaman-like gameplay
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Bunny Must Die - very difficult castleroid/metroidvania
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Gish - unique physics and lots of secrets
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Wik & the Fable of Souls - incredible graphics and jungle swinging with your tongue
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64 Bit (worth a mention anyway...)
Wii: Cave Story
Looking forward to playing La Mulana and Noitu Love 2

More a brawler, but I just found out about Panzer Bandit for PS1 - it's awesome!
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by Ivo Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:37 am

Great post, Anapan. I know some of the indie / freeware gems you mentioned and I hope some more people will get to play Abuse (now free) and Gish (very cheap, great indie game).

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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by brunoafh Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:13 pm

How about Jazz Jackrabbit 2? I just mentioned this game in a post on the PC forum, but I feel it applies here too. I think it was pretty popular back at the time, but it's probably mostly unknown I'd guess. I'm not sure if it's 32-bit exactly, but it's in the spirit of the other games mentioned here. It's for PC so you can just dl it if it catches your interest.
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I was thinking Skullmonkeys when I saw this topic. I was surprised to see it covered in the original post though, that game is something else.
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by Jrecee Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:48 pm

I mentioned jazz jackrabbit 2. I wonder if I can install it on Windows 7?
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by Luftikus Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:31 am

A game that hasn’t been mentioned yet is Adventures of little Ralph for the PS1. Sadly this Japan-only release is very expensive, but it is one of the best 32 bit platformers I ever played. If you don’t care about the money or want to add a nice gem to your collection it is worth to check out the game.

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by gennss Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:58 pm

No megaman love?? I loved megaman x4.
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Re: 32-bit 2D platformers worth a punt?

by BurningDoom Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:48 am

Pulsar_t wrote:I had several of those Disney platformers but I'm unlikely to ever try getting them again.

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I overlooked mentioning Shinobi X/Legions. As much as I love the 16-bitters this sequel just didn't do it for me. Iffy collision detection, I just wish they'd never gone with those digitised sprites.


OMG, I LOVE Shinobi Legions. The gameplay is totally Shinobi. And the cutscenes are so freaking awesome. Actually played out by live actors. They just totally reminded me of the 80s martial-arts movies I grew up watching.
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