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#1 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 1:44 PM

What do you think would be some of the best new games to have on the 8-bits?

 

Don't include anything that would just be a novelty or a "me too" title, but titles

you think you'd really enjoy having and spend solid time playing.

 

Rank them from 1 to 5, 10, or whatever (highest ranking at #1).

 

Note: you can also include remaking titles that already exist on the 8-bits that

you think need updating (like for instance a graphical update for Dig Dug, etc.).

 



#2 Grover Torbel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:10 PM

What do you think would be some of the best new games to have on the 8-bits?
 


1. Empire (or Civilization )
2. Bubble Pop
3. AvSI (Arkanoid vs Space Invaders)
4. Monument Valley

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:19 PM

Ultima III gold version 3

Ultima IV with music 2

Ultima V 2 (still haven't played it but I do already have PC version so...)

 

Alternate Reality City and Dungeon for CAR if possible? 1

 

Some of the top NES titles like a Zelda or Super Maro Bros. 3, etc? I never played them.  1



#4 AtariGeezer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:32 PM

1. Leisure Suit Larry 1-3

2. Pursuit of the Pink Panther

3. Gilligan's Island



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:44 PM

Some cool ST games that I wish we had:

 

Dungeon Master

Millennium

Terror Pods

Beyond The Ice Palace

Barbarian



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:48 PM

Two modern franchises that would be interesting to see would be 1) Pokémon and 2) Animal Crossing. Both games offer challenges in cramming all that content into an 8-bit format, but in both cases I would enjoy the 8-bit artwork for the characters. Pokémon especially, given its handheld roots, would scale down best to the A8 and still be an engaging title.

Edited by FifthPlayer, Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:56 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:11 PM

Some cool ST games that I wish we had:

 

Dungeon Master

Millennium

Terror Pods

Beyond The Ice Palace

Barbarian

Which Barbarian, Psygnosis or Palace?



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:18 PM

Which Barbarian, Psygnosis or Palace?

 

Psygnosis Barbarian.



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:19 PM

Wolfenstein 3D
Portal (Demake)
Test Drive
Maniac Mansion
Day of the Tentacle
Supremacy

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:24 PM

Psygnosis Barbarian.

Oh well, I'm currently working on the other one :)



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:25 PM

1. Pitfall II.

 

It's good as is but an updated version would be even better.

 

Replace the flat white/brown creature P/M's with something more colorful.

Ability to create custom levels with external editor.

Option to save game when returning to restart position.

Multiple musics.  I like the original one but it gets boring after a while.

 

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:27 PM

A Mega-Lo-Mania style game
Desert Strike
A Final Fantasy / Pokemon engine
A nice golf game, e.g. World Class Leader board
Bard's Tale engine, either port or something new. (How good was Wasteland?)

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:53 PM

2. Bubble Pop

 

Bubble Pop is based on Puzzle Bobble or Bust-A-Move.

 

There was this game that was done a few years back.

Not exactly a full-blown version, but cool in its own right.

I think it was the product of some Polish Atari party.

 

I'd still like to see a better version of the game though.

Something closer to the original Puzzle Bobble.

 

Attached File  Balz.xex   20.46KB   32 downloads

 

balztitle.png     balzgame.png
 

 

3. AvSI (Arkanoid vs Space Invaders)

 

Interesting idea. I checked out a YouTube vid for a few

minutes. I'll take a closer look later.
 

 

4. Monument Valley

 

This looks like some sort of M.C. Escher type of world

that you have to navigate through. I want to take a

closer look at this one too.


Edited by MrFish, Sun Apr 1, 2018 4:34 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 4:29 PM

1. Empire (or Civilization )

 

There was this demo version of Civilization for the Ataris.

I don't think you can do much with it, as far as playing

the game. It looks pretty cool though.

 

There are probably some Civilization/Empire type of games

for the system, but I'm not really familiar with them.

 

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civtitle.png     civopt.png

 

civgame.png     civmap.png

 



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 4:40 PM

Ultima III gold version 3

Ultima IV with music 2

Ultima V 2 (still haven't played it but I do already have PC version so...)

 

I think everyone would like to see more from the Ultima series.

 

 

Alternate Reality City and Dungeon for CAR if possible? 1

 

There was this proto version done for cart. I'm not sure how limited it is.

I'm pretty sure you can only play a temporary character. Although,

in emulation (at least) you could use save states to continue a game

for a number of sessions.

 

Attached File  Alternate Reality (Proto).rom   1MB   30 downloads

 

 

Some of the top NES titles like a Zelda or Super Maro Bros. 3, etc? I never played them.  1

 

I suppose any big NES title would be welcome.

 



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 4:44 PM

2. Pursuit of the Pink Panther

 

After the 2600 prototype?

 

 

3. Gilligan's Island

 

The NES game?



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 4:55 PM

Portal (Demake)

 

Any specific ideas of what it would be like?



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 5:00 PM

 

After the 2600 prototype?

 

 

 

The NES game?

Pink -> Not the 2600,  there's actually one for the A8:  http://atariage.com/...ther-prototype/

 

Gilligan,  yes I think that's the one I saw...



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 5:10 PM

1. Pitfall II.

 

It's good as is but an updated version would be even better.

 

Replace the flat white/brown creature P/M's with something more colorful.

Ability to create custom levels with external editor.

Option to save game when returning to restart position.

Multiple musics.  I like the original one but it gets boring after a while.

 

The A8's are capable of better. I guess it's universally agreed that we

got only slightly updated versions of the 2600 games from Activision.

 

I suppose the music was revolutionary enough on a 2600, but for an

A8 that theme does get tiresome. I also think the minor key version of

the song that plays when your guy is sent back plays a little too long.

They could send him back a little quicker. I prefer not to dwell on the

fact that I screwed up in a game any longer than necessary.



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 5:13 PM

Pink -> Not the 2600,  there's actually one for the A8:  http://atariage.com/...ther-prototype/

 

Yes, I've seen that. I'd like to see even the prototype rom released.

Somebody is holding on to that one though.

 

 

Gilligan,  yes I think that's the one I saw...

 

Why, because you liked the show? The game doesn't really look

so great.



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 5:18 PM

 
Bubble Pop is based on Puzzle Bobble or Bust-A-Move.
 

Apologies, I was mistaken about the name. I meant to reference "Bubble Blast", a puzzle game. Somehow I've never really cared for Bubble Pop (Bust-A-Move).

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 5:34 PM

Why, because you liked the show? The game doesn't really look

so great.

Partially because I like it and I also like games where you have to collect objects and build things to complete a goal.

It could be made better that what it is. even a "Rescue From" goal...



#23 MrFish OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 6:00 PM

Apologies, I was mistaken about the name. I meant to reference "Bubble Blast", a puzzle game. Somehow I've never really cared for Bubble Pop (Bust-A-Move).

 

Can you link to it? The Bubble Blast I found on YouTube is also a Puzzle Bobble knockoff: Bubble Blast.



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 6:08 PM

 

Can you link to it? The Bubble Blast I found on YouTube is also a Puzzle Bobble knockoff: Bubble Blast.

 

Maybe is "Tumble Pop" ?



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 6:17 PM

Partially because I like it and I also like games where you have to collect objects and build things to complete a goal.

It could be made better that what it is. even a "Rescue From" goal...

 

Fair enough; I liked watching the show myself in the 70's.

I'm just going by some of the reviews I looked at. But it's

fine if you like it for whatever reasons; everybody has

their reasons for liking whatever they like; I just wanted to

find out why it was in your top picks.

 

Yes, I suppose any game that's ported over can be

improved on in the process.






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