Gosh I can't believe nobody has a top 10 list for me. Seems like one of the most indulgent and fun sorts of things to post.
Well it's the weekend, this place usually goes dead by then. I just haven't had much time to think of it. A few I've thought of include the arcade games of Defender, Pong and maybe even Tempest, possibly Fortress of Narzod for the Vectrex, probably Fatal Rewind for the Genesis. I wouldn't call my list an all time top 10 either, maybe top 10 games I've ever played or something.
Mine varies so often. But on this date it would be:
1. LEGO Batman, Indiana Jones and Star Wars (360) 2. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II and III (GameCube) 3. Danny Sullivan Indy Heat (Nes) 4. Donkey Kong (Atari 400 - all 4 screens) 5. Final Lap Twin (TG-16) 6. Q*Bert (C64) 7. Radar Rat Race (Vic-20) 8. B.C.'s Quest for Tires (Colecovision) 9. Asteroids (7800) 10. Road Rash (3DO)
My top memories are from playing actual coin slot arcade games from the late 70's / early 80's. Top of the list would be Scramble followed in no particular order by Space Invaders, Galaxian and probably Frogger.
Post by gliptitude on May 19, 2012 11:00:09 GMT -5
Wow cool. Lots of games i've never played.
Yeah sports games might make you an eccentric in this community Redraider. IDK. There's a couple that are high on my own list, but their appeal for me is heavily tied to how they differ from the actual sport. Mario soccer for the gamecube is a very fun multi-player game, one of the only games I've managed to get large groups of non-gamers/females to play and really get into. 5 players + goalie to a team, ability to attack the opponent's players (even when they don't have the ball) and no foul calls. It's very well done. Then RBI baseball 3, NES, I love. Simple intuitive controls, lineups I remember and science fiction base stealing abilities. Both games are more of a fantasy riff on the actual sports in my opinion, rather than a simulator, which is a concept that really interests me. I hate playing watching/golf, but I always thought a cool game could be loosely based on it (as long as at wasn't too realistic or literal), with the whole notion of different courses/holes obviously translating well into a video game paradigm of levels and progress. Kind of something missing from sports games in general, at best offering a campaign mode or something. ... I can see how football translates well directly to a video game though, with play calling etc being maybe more meaningful to the gamer than it might be to many actual players on the field in an actual game.
Marvel v Capcom 2 is one of my favorite games as well. I heard the Dreamcast was the best version. I have the ps2. Love the anime take on Marvel characters. ... I just wish it was less tied to the Marvel Universe circa mid-90's. I'd way rather have Submariner, Fantastic 4 and Thor than Shuma Gorath, Omega and Rogue. Also wish Capcom included Bionic Commando as a character. By the time they finally reissued that character for the ps3/xbox game, he was a vague shadow of his former cyber-punk self.
Mario soccer for the gamecube is a very fun multi-player game, one of the only games I've managed to get large groups of non-gamers/females to play and really get into. 5 players + goalie to a team, ability to attack the opponent's players (even when they don't have the ball) and no foul calls.
That DOES sound pretty fun actually!
See, that's my problem (one of a few!) with coming up with a list like this: I wouldn't have a sports game, nor an RPG. I've only played a handful of RPGs in my life, none of which would make a list like this (some of which go back to the old text-only TI-994a games, although I did play one of the later ones that had graphics to them [gasp!]). And you shouldn't have a list like that. Only thing close to that would be the old black and white Atari Football arcade game with Xs and Os and the trackballs, but that still wouldn't make a top 10.
Anyway, here's a bit of a list so far that I could come up with, in regards to top games I've ever played (not necessarily in order):
1. Defender (arcade) 2. Fatal Rewind (Genesis) 3. Pong (arcade) 4. Tempest (arcade) 5. Fortress of Narzod (Vectrex) 6. Lemmings (Genesis, although probably the PC version was first/should be on here) 7. Lode Runner (PC) 8. Escape from the MindMaster (2600) 9. Tetris (arcade)
So what's this Shadow of the Colossus?
Last Edit: May 19, 2012 11:58:18 GMT -5 by VectorX
I don't recall ever playing Tetris on an arcade machine. I think the first time I played it was on a Gameboy about 15 years ago. You remember them? Weighed about 4lb. (with rechargeable battery pack), and had a 1/2 inch sq. screen. Or so it seemed.
Tetris wouldn't make my top ten. Addictive, but just too annoying.