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Poll ended at Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:24 am

1980s Genesis
12
36%
Enix on SNES
9
27%
HuCard RPGs
3
9%
Classic Japanese Adventure Games and Visual Novels
4
12%
Protagonist: Penguin
5
15%
 
Total votes : 33
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April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by BoneSnapDeez Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 am

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Well, here it is. Time to vote for April's Together Retro. This poll closes in seven days. Choose two options. Here we go. The options...

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1980s Genesis
Many of us were introduced to the Sega Genesis via 1991's Sonic the Hedgehog. But the history of the console goes back years prior, as the Genesis launched in North America in 1989 and (it's hard to believe) 1988 in Japan. This category is for all those wild early Genesis (and Mega Drive) titles: arcade ports, shmups, golf, Rambo, Hydlide, and so much more.
Games List:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Altered Beast
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf
Curse
Forgotten Worlds
Golden Axe
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Herzog Zwei
Last Battle
Mahjong Cop Ryuu: Shiro Ookami no Yabou
Mystic Defender
Osomatsu-kun: Hachamecha Gekijou
Phantasy Star II
Rambo III
The Revenge of Shinobi
Space Harrier II
Super Daisenryaku
Super Hang-On
Super Hydlide
Super Thunder Blade
Sword of Vermilion
Tetris
Thunder Force II
Tommy Lasorda Baseball
Truxton
World Championship Soccer
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Enix on SNES
Enix was always more of a publisher than developer. They achieved greatness on the Super Nintendo (and Super Famicom), releasing games by the likes of Heartbeat, Quintet, Chunsoft, Almanic, Quest, Produce, Westone, tri-Ace, and, uh, Manley & Associates. There's a lot to explore in this RPG-heavy category.
Games List:
The 7th Saga
ActRaiser
ActRaiser 2
Brain Lord
Dark Half
Dragon Quest I & II
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
E.V.O.: Search for Eden
Hameln no Violin Hiki
Illusion of Gaia
Itadaki Street 2
Joushou Mahjong Tenpai
Jyutei Senki
King Arthur & the Knights of Justice
Mahoujin GuruGuru
Mahoujin GuruGuru 2
Mystic Ark
Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun
Nekketsu Tairiku Burning Heroes
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen
Paladin's Quest
Robotrek
Soul Blazer
Star Ocean
Terranigma
Wonder Project J


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HuCard RPGs
Discussions around the best TurboGrafx RPGs almost always center around the CD-ROM games, like the immortal Ys Book I & II. But what about those humble HuCard (or "TurboChip") releases? There are surely some gems lurking about here. Passwords or saves, it's your choice. Rest in Peace, Virtual Console.
Games List:
Benkei Gaiden
BodyConQuest II
Cadash
Cyber Knight
Double Dungeons
Dungeon Explorer
Dungeons & Dragons: Order of the Griffon
Jaseiken Necromancer
Lady Sword: Ryakudatsusareta 10-nin no Otome
Makai Hakkenden Shada
Momotarou Densetsu Turbo
Momotarou Densetsu II
Momotarou Densetsu Gaiden 1: Dai 1 Shuu
Necros no Yousai
Neutopia
Neutopia II
Out Live
Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead
Sindibad: Chitei no Daimakyuu
Susano O Densetsu
The Tower of Druaga


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Classic Japanese Adventure Games and Visual Novels
Mystery, romance, horror, comedy. Japanese adventure games (and the closely related visual novels) have it all. Fall in love, solve murders, and above all else, get ready to read. We're keeping it retro here: third through fifth gen (or thereabouts).
Games List:
Akira
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
Bubblegum Crash
Dead Zone
Famicom Tantei Club Part II
Gensou Suiko Gaiden Vol. 1: Swordsman of Harmonia
Gensou Suiko Gaiden Vol. 2: Crystal Valley no Kettou
Hoshi o Sagashite...
Idol Hakkenden
Imadoki no Vampire: Bloody Bride
JESUS: Kyoufu no Bio Monster
Kaguya Hime Densetsu
Kujaku Ou
Kujaku Ou II
Maharaja
Maison Ikkoku
Meitantei Conan: Karakuri Jiin Satsujin Jiken
Meitantei Conan: Kigantou Hihou Densetsu
Metal Slader Glory
Oishinbo: Kyukyoku no Menu 3bon Syoubu
Phantasy Star II Text Adventures
Phantasy Star Adventure
Pia Carrot e Youkoso!!
Portopia Renzoku Satsujin Jiken
Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom
Psy-O-Blade
Radical Dreamers
Ripple Island
Sakura Taisen
Samurai Sword
Sanma no Meitantei
Seirei Gari
Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari
Suishou no Dragon
Tombs & Treasure
True Love '95
YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World


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Protagonist: Penguin
Literally games where you play as a penguin.
Games List:
Amazing Penguin
Antarctic Adventure
Attack of the Mutant Penguins
Binary Land
Doki Doki Penguin Land
Gokujou Parodius
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius
NinPen Manmaru
Parodius
Pengo
Pepenga Pengo
Penguin Adventure
Penguin Land
Penguin Wars
Sexy Parodius
Thin Ice
Ufouria: The Saga
Yume Penguin Monogatari
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by MrPopo Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:14 pm

What kind of madman puts Neutopia on an RPG list?
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by marurun Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:30 pm

An awesome one?
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by MrPopo Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:14 pm

It's a good game, just not an RPG.
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by Ack Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:25 pm

Read your visual novels, bitches!
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by marurun Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:36 pm

Action RPG it can be considered.
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:40 pm

I am in for Sega before Sonic and Protagonist: Penguin, but I’m really rooting for the latter!
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by MrPopo Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:00 pm

marurun wrote:Action RPG it can be considered.

It's a Zelda clone, thus it's not an RPG.
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by Nemoide Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:23 pm

I voted for 80s Genesis and visual novels.

I got a bunch of Japanese Mega Drive games in Japan last year and would like to take a stab at playing through Curse or Truxton (Tatsujin).
I've also long owned EVE Burst Error for Saturn *and* the translated release for PC, so that would be a good visual novel for the month.
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Re: April Together Retro: The Voting Thread!

by alienjesus Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:48 pm

I'm still deciding what to vote for, but as usual the option I most want to win is in last place :lol:


This is what I have available for each option:

80s Mega Drive: Apparently only 4 games released in the 80s for PAL Mega Drive, and most of them are bad. Luckily though, the other one is Herzog Zwei, which I own and need to beat, so that's what I'd do for this category

Enix on SNES: I have Ogre Battle on Virtual Console, and a physical cartridge for Wonder Project J, both of which I'd happily play. This is the category I'd want to win.

Hucard RPGs: I have Neutopia 1 and 2 on VC aswell. I don't think they're RPGs personally, but Bone listed them so ok.

Classic Adventure games: I don't have anything available to play right now for this category. I'd either have to emulate, which I'm less keen on, or play a more modern option that is at least in the spirit of the category - something like 428 Shibuya Scramble or LovePlus.

Penguin protags: I have Penguin Land on SMS and Prinny 2 on PSN to play, so this one is covered.

Not sure what to vote yet. I'm leaning towards Enix and Penguins, but need longer to consider.
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