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Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:54 pm
by shadobeni
What are some of the funnest character abilities you've used in a 2d sidescroller?

Bonus points for something that has not been copied a bazillion times over by other games. The game itself doesn't necessarly have to be good or fully take advantage of it either.

Rocket boosting in the Sparkster/Rocket Knight Adventures

I haven't played the games a lot but I really have a blast using the rocket to bounce off walls. I like it for its versatility since it can be used for attacking too. Although RKA2 isn't considered the best in the series I think the way the rocket boosting works there is better than the other games. It automatically charges on its own and you can boost multiple times in the air which you couldn't do in its predecessors. As far as I know this ability is unique and hasn't been copied in other games.

Bionic arm swinging in Bionic Commando

Actually I've never played this game but moving from platform to platform using what is essentially a grappling hook looks pretty fun.

Rocket boots double jump in Vectorman

I don't know which game was the first to introduce the double jump but I like the version in the Vectorman games because you can use it to attack too.

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:05 am
by Marspants
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Anything in Boogerman

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:15 am
by CRTGAMER
You know Earthworm Jim would show up.
The whip moves.
"Groovy!"

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Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:32 am
by Gamerforlife
Pretty much everything Alucard can do in Symphony of the Night. Every vampire ability you could dream of

"Beefy" mode in Castle Crashers a.k.a. my character just took his steroids

Using the rig in Wild 9 to bash your enemies into the ground or send them into a torture device

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:48 am
by Rurouni_Fencer
Gamerforlife wrote:
"Beefy" mode in Castle Crashers a.k.a. my character just took his steroids



LOL, my buddy and I played this today, and everytime we did this, we constantly thought of this:

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POWDERED. TOAST. MAN.....!!

Also, what about Blob and his shape-shifting jelly-beans??

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:12 am
by Gamerforlife
Rurouni_Fencer wrote:
Gamerforlife wrote:
"Beefy" mode in Castle Crashers a.k.a. my character just took his steroids



LOL, my buddy and I played this today, and everytime we did this, we constantly thought of this:

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POWDERED. TOAST. MAN.....!!

Also, what about Blob and his shape-shifting jelly-beans??


LMAO

Powdered Toast Man, that's classic. Good ole Ren & Stimpy, that takes me back

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:23 am
by Snickerd00dle
Marspants wrote:Image

Anything in Boogerman



Damn, you stole mine!

but honestly, Boogerman for sure, soo much fun

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:42 am
by d123456
Powdered Toast man!
I have an official shirt with the entire cast including Powdered Toast Maaaaaaaaaan!
great times.

Funnest ability. Easy!
SNES - Castlevania 4 - 8WAY WHIPPING.
WHIPPING AND SWANGIN´
nothing on this earth can beat that tarzan whipping and flying across sections.
I actually played the Japanese version on the Super Famicom when it came out. golden times!

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:05 am
by Medical Dust
Surprised no ones gone with my old favorite: Scrooge Mcduck's pogo cane, from the NES classic Ducktales.

Re: Funnest character ability to use in a 2d sidescroller?

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:54 am
by lisalover1
I can only think of some funny moves in 3D platformers. Most attacks in Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie look pretty funny.