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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Godot102 Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:45 pm

Heres one that needs to be mentioned:

Jumping Flash for the playstation

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One of the first games to come out for the original playtation and one of the first TRUE 3D platformers to come out on a home console. JumpingFlash was extremely original since it was a FPP(first person platformer). One of my favorite games ever, the sequel is also worth checking out if you like it.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by incominggame Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:04 am

One plaformer I really liked (and still like) is M.C. Kids (NES), despite the fact it was reviewed by AVGN.

M.C. Kids : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j3XM2Xcvw


Two other games I find fun despite being relatively easy are :

Wacky Races (NES) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqS_1JgA0Ag

Felix the Cat (NES) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVyno-t8 ... re=related
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Godot102 Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:22 am

Here is another good one:

Mischief makers for the n64

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This is pretty much the inverse of gunstar heroes in that instead of the main focus being shooting enemies, your grabbing them and throwing them all over the place. This game was EXTREMELY unique for its time and is still fun to play today.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by PresidentLeever Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:21 am

Liquid Kids (PCE, SAT etc.), a pretty neat cutesy Taito platformer:

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Jackie Chan for NES/TG16
Could be about anyone really, but it's a very solid game with tight controls, memorable music etc. The difficulty is pretty low for such an old game.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by AppleQueso Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:45 am

incominggame wrote:One plaformer I really liked (and still like) is M.C. Kids (NES), despite the fact it was reviewed by AVGN.

M.C. Kids : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j3XM2Xcvw


Funny thing is that when I saw that AVGN review, the only thing it made me think was "Hey this game actually looks pretty neat, I should check it out sometime."
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Godot102 Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:04 am

AppleQueso wrote:
incominggame wrote:One plaformer I really liked (and still like) is M.C. Kids (NES), despite the fact it was reviewed by AVGN.

M.C. Kids : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7j3XM2Xcvw


Funny thing is that when I saw that AVGN review, the only thing it made me think was "Hey this game actually looks pretty neat, I should check it out sometime."


I think he actually admitted once that MC Kids was not THAT bad of a game but far from amazing.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by Gunstar Green Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:39 am

M.C. Kids is surprisingly a lot of fun. I used to rent it all the time when I was little. I should pick it up sometime.

I don't know about Mischief Makers being undiscovered. I've never had a conversation with anyone about the N64 without somebody bringing it up. It does have sort of love/hate reputation though.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by AppleQueso Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:03 am

Gunstar Green wrote:M.C. Kids is surprisingly a lot of fun. I used to rent it all the time when I was little. I should pick it up sometime.

I don't know about Mischief Makers being undiscovered. I've never had a conversation with anyone about the N64 without somebody bringing it up. It does have sort of love/hate reputation though.

I think it's probably safe to say that if it weren't for Mischief Makers being released at a time when the N64 had some pretty slim pickings (1997 had, what, Goldeneye, Mario Kart, and Starfox?) I imagine the game would be pretty much unheard of.

Speaking of n64 though, I imagine Chameleon Twist would qualify has a Platformer Hidden Gem.
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Re: Platformer Hidden Gems

by mister j-y Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:41 am

I like Ruff N Tumble on the Amiga - it is a bit hard, but I love the big sprites and the music is pretty good. If I'd owned an Amiga in the '90s I would have lost my shit for this.

The link is a flash game version which is pretty cool (although different from the original) but you don't have to wait for the loooonnngggg loading times

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