J T wrote:
What other games have mechanics or game goals that you don't see much these days?Unique Controllers
The mechanics of using different forgotten controllers. I always like playing a game in a new way.Twinstick
The arcade Robotron. I have not seen too many current games that utilize the move in one direction while shooting in another. I really had hoped PS2 Red Star would have gone this route. Geometry Wars is one of the newer games that utilize Twinstick gameplay.Trakball
Centipede, Missile Command and Reactor. Any mouse controlled game can use the Trakball, but its just not widely used.Spinner
My favorite Spinner games Omega race and Tac Scan. Another form of game control that is pretty much forgotten.
Fortunately there are ways to exploit the older forms of control through Emulation and or modding. REZ for example can be played with a Trakball with the right adaptors. It can even be played with a modded Twinstick.