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#4226932 Why do people actively hate "pre-NES" consoles?

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:01 PM

I finally figured this one out. I got a RetroTink 2X, which is known to add essentially no lag, in hopes of playing my consoles on my Vizio D50-D1. But I was still getting severe audio lag and nothing I did seemed to change it -- no setting made the slightest difference, and changing HDMI ports changed nothing. (I used a Sega Nomad to hear the audio delay between the Nomad's built-in speaker and the Vizio's speaker.)

 

I was tearing my hair out, until this post made everything clear. It turns out that my TV does indeed have very low input lag over HDMI (~26.2ms), but has much higher audio lag (~86ms) that remains more or less constant regardless of the input source.

 

I'd been using the audio lag to estimate the input lag, and I hadn't imagined that any TV designer would allow for a 60ms differential between audio and video, let alone build a sync issue like that into the hardware -- but that's exactly the case here.

 

In any event, the solution was easy: run the audio directly from my AV switch into my stereo system, bypassing the RetroTink (and HDMI), and only use the HDMI to pass video. Problem solved: nice, crisp, low-lag gaming on my HDTV, with audio and video in sync (or at least within two frames). I still need to get some S-VHS or component cables to get a better picture than composite is giving me, but it's more than adequate for now.

 

BTW my signal chain before involved a lot of variables -- running HDMI from a Mac laptop via a mini-DP > HDMI adapter, for example, or running VGA from my Dreamcast into a VGA > HDMI adapter. At any stage of those things, additional lag could and did creep in (the Dreamcast setup had severe and unmistakable input lag).

 

I tried doing some audio recordings with Audacity to compare how those sources compared when running on other displays, but I didn't have a single, trusted, zero-lag source as a baseline until I got the RetroTink 2X.




#4226899 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 PM

My times for the week:

 

NES:
Contra - 8 min.
Super Mario Bros. - 12 min.
 
Famicom Disk System:
Konamic Tennis - 12 min.
 
Game Boy:
Astro Rabby - 1 min.
Cave Noire - 759 min. 
 
Beat Cave Noire 100%, getting a second, superior ending by winning the master-level scenario in each dungeon type.
 
Otherwise, I got a RetroTink 2X, and tried some NES/FDS games out on it. It plays very nicely with my HDTV, which has very low display/input lag (26.5 ms), and since the RetroTink 2X has essentially zero lag, I can now play action games on my household's flatscreen quite happily.
 
(Confusingly, my TV does have about 60ms of additional audio lag, and it was only thanks to this post that I realized the audio lag was a totally separate number from the display lag, and that the two are out of sync. That was easily fixed by routing my AV switcher's audio directly to my stereo system.)



#4223136 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:17 PM

Top 10:

1. Cave Noire (Game Boy) - 447 min.
2. Dungeon Crawl (CoCo 1 & 2) - 315 min.
3. Legends II (TI-99/4A) - 200 min.

Three lists, three winners! Cave Noire makes it debut on the tracker by taking the #1 spot, with Dungeon Crawl (which really is for CoCo 2 & 3, but over here we group 1 & 2 together and CoCo 3 separately) in second place. The combined efforts of the TI-99/4(A) community guides it to the top of the systems list.

 

Hey, it's fun to be #1 for the first time in what feels like a while! :) Fun that we've got a Top 3 populated by old-school-ish RPGs -- a roguelike, a dungeon crawler, and a descendant of Phantasie -- and not on the usual platforms for such things.

 

Is Dungeon Crawl really compatible with the CoCo 2 but not CoCo 1? Interesting if so, as only a very few titles have that issue.




#4221895 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:45 PM

My times for the week:

 

Game Boy:
Cave Noire - 447 min.
 
Got the credits in this snack-sized roguelike by completing Level 6 in all four dungeons, though an additional 4 levels of content awaits.



#4217431 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:16 PM

My times for the week:
 
Game Boy:
Volley Fire - 60 min.
Zoids Densetsu - 88 min.
 
In which two pieces of early, Japanese-exclusive shovelware for the Game Boy get moved to my "beaten games" list.



#4212551 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Feb 3, 2019 9:59 PM

My times for the week:
 
NES/Famicom:
Double Dragon III - 85 min.
Krusty's Fun House - 33 min.
 
Game Boy:
Rampart - 92 min.
Tail Gator - 167 min.
 

Beat Tail Gator for the first time, and Double Dragon III for the fourth (I think). Also started on Krusty's Fun House, and gave up (at least for now) on Rampart, which is as frustrating as every version of this game seems to be.

 

You should try PaperBoy.

 

I beat the Genesis version last year (at least on Normal/Middle Road). Got a bit burned out on it, to be honest, but maybe I'll try the GB version at some point.




#4207465 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:12 PM

My times for the week:

 

Game Boy:
The Addams Family - 199 min.
Rampart - 51 min.
 
Beat The Addams Family. Thoughts on that, as well as the other two games I've beaten so far this year, here.
 
Also played a fair way into Rampart on normal difficulty before getting a GAME OVER (well-timed, since dinner was ready). It uses a split-screen/flipscreen approach, which sort of works. I guess using a different character means you get fewer awkward castle pieces, so I'll try that next time.



#4207461 Games Beaten In 2019!

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:09 PM

1. Overlord (NES)

 

I beat this every so often to help the annual NintendoAge effort to complete the NES library. I've never actually played it "properly" because it has a game-breaking exploit so obvious and trivial, there's no reason to bother.

 

2. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter (Famicom)

 

Nice fan-translation of an enjoyable enough game. It's not a masterpiece and the mazes get a bit tedious, but there are worse ways to spend a few hours. B-.

 

3. The Addams Family (Game Boy)

 

This has the seeds of a good, non-linear platformer in Metroidvania style, but it's pretty much scuttled by poor design decisions. To name a handful:

  • leaps of faith abound, as do forced hits upon entering an area;
  • after being hit by an enemy, you can't attack until your invincibility frames end;
  • there's a whole area of the game that serves no real purpose;
  • all the weapons follow the same flat trajectory, in a game that loves to have respawning enemies attack you from above;
  • all the weapons do the same damage to non-boss enemies, so those bats will take 2 hits no matter what;
  • after winning a boss fight, the game drops you back into the thick of it and automatically selects the item you just won, even if it's not a weapon;
  • it's possible to soft-lock the game by entering into a boss fight without enough weapon power in reserve.

Et cetera, et cetera. Yeah, the music is good and the controls are OK, and it's not a very hard game -- but it could have been so much better. D+.




#4202519 Upcoming Jaguar SD Cartridge

Posted by thegoldenband on Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:14 AM

Being able to play Highlander without buying a Jag CD is literally the thing I'm most excited about for this SD cart (not that I'll wait to buy one if CD support is delayed). It looks like exactly the kind of bad (or "bad") game I enjoy.

 

I'm also looking forward to playing the upgraded version of Hover Strike, since I quite enjoyed the original.




#4202194 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 PM

My times for the week:
 
Game Boy:
The Addams Family - 35 min.
The Last Action Hero - 1 min.



#4197093 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:26 PM

My times for the week:

 

NES/Famicom:

Overlord - 22 min.

Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter - 382 min.

 

Beat both games, Overlord for the umpteenth time.




#4192225 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)

Posted by thegoldenband on Sun Jan 6, 2019 10:21 PM

Here's my time for the week:

 

Atari 2600:

Walker - 3 min.

 

NES/Famicom:
Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter - 177 min.
 
Played the fan-translation of Ys II a bit, when I had time around the edges. It's pretty good!



#4190903 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by thegoldenband on Fri Jan 4, 2019 11:40 PM

Thanks to all for your very kind words! :)

 

I've really enjoyed maintaining the tracker -- it's one of the few routines I've ever been able to maintain in my entire life so far  :D -- and I'm glad to have helped it become what will, I hope, be a permanent fixture at AtariAge.
 
And with that in mind, it's the perfect opportunity to note that the new thread is up and running, thanks to carlsson:
 
What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2019 (Season 12)
 
I look forward to seeing y'all there!




#4190168 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by thegoldenband on Thu Jan 3, 2019 10:55 PM

Agreed! After crunching the numbers for just my own household I have a major appreciation for what an incredible amount of work you put into running this tracker every year, goldenband. I sure appreciate it too, the past 3 years I've been participating in the tracker have added some seriously needed structure to my gaming habits and made me think a lot more about what I play and the enjoyment I get out of it.

So, thanks! Thanks a ton! I'll be hoping to see the tracker up and running in 2019 as well. :)

 

Jin, you are very welcome! And thank you for your kind words of appreciation -- they do mean a lot -- and for your comments about adding structure to your gaming habits: that's exactly how this tracker has been helpful for me.

 

That's also an excellent segue into my announcement: as of the start of 2019, I'll be stepping down from running the tracker.

 

But never fear: carlsson has graciously agreed to take over the thread! So starting in 2019, he'll be your host. Of course he's an old hand at this, having run the excellent Modern Gaming tracker. 

 

carlsson and I have chatted about this possibility for several years, but some developments in my personal and professional life in 2018 made it clear that this was the right time for this transition. It works out well since I'd wanted to see the tracker through at least 2018, to make the 10-year anniversary.

 

As for my reasons for stepping down, don't worry -- it's nothing too calamitous, just a combination of small stuff and bigger stuff. (A large part of it is just work scheduling and computer problems.) And I fully intend to keep participating as a player, of course!

 

Thanks to everyone for participating over the past 8 years and for all your kind words; to carlsson for taking up the reins; and, of course, to cvga, for starting this whole thing in the first place!




#4190159 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by thegoldenband on Thu Jan 3, 2019 10:42 PM

And here's one more bonus for the 2018 stats: a list of the Top 10 games for each system, all-time. (Systems with fewer than 10 games logged aren't included.)

 

Top 10 games for each system, all-time:

 

3DO:
 
1. Escape from Monster Manor (1807)
2. Battle Chess (1470)
3. Peter Frankl: Tower of Puzzle (762)
4. Immercenary (731)
5. Jurassic Park Interactive (675)
6. Doom (575)
7. Kingdom: The Far Reaches (569)
8. Psychic Detective (541)
9. BattleSport (439)
10. Killing Time (404)
 
Acorn Electron:
 
1. Bird Strike (150)
2. Microball (104)
3. Mr. Wiz (38)
4. Felix and the Fruit Monsters (15)
5. Invaders [IJK Software] (12)
5. Kane (12)
7. Impossible Mission (10)
7. Tennis (10)
9. Bandits at 3 O'Clock (9)
9. Q*Bix (9)
 
Amiga:
 
1. Premier Manager 1 (2656)
2. Test Drive II: The Duel (720)
3. Betrayal (688)
4. Chaos Engine, The (660)
5. Super Skweek (460)
6. Prehistoric Tale, A (423)
7. Zoom (226)
8. Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge (217)
9. Gravity Force (213)
10. Frontier: Elite II (210)
10. Ports of Call (210)
 
Amiga CD32:
 
1. Banshee (202)
2. Alien Breed (193)
3. Disposable Hero (165)
4. Alien Breed: Tower Assault (145)
5. Top Gear 2 (135)
6. Super Stardust (75)
7. Brutal Football (50)
8. Chaos Engine, The (47)
9. Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge (45)
9. Power Drive (45)
 
Amstrad CPC:
 
1. Chuckie Egg (80)
2. Er-Bert (31)
3. Galaxians (30)
4. Exolon (25)
5. Galactic Tomb (20)
6. War Hawk (16)
7. Boulderdash (15)
7. Marble Madness Construction Set (15)
9. Punchy (12)
10. Burgertime (10)
10. R-Type (10)
 
Apple II:
 
1. Ultima IV: Quest for the Avatar (2000)
2. Dino Eggs (635)
3. Oregon Trail, The (577)
4. King’s Quest (420)
5. Crisis Mountain (415)
6. Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress (398)
7. Ultima III: Exodus (365)
8. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (248)
9. Ultima I: First Age of Darkness (220)
10. Mystery House (199)
 
Arcade:
 
1. Q*Bert's Qubes (4683)
2. Galaga (3148)
3. Ms. Pac-Man (2749)
4. Splatterhouse (2183)
5. Centipede (2054)
6. Turtles (2041)
7. Pac-Man (1868)
8. BerZerk (1855)
9. Moonwalker (1836)
10. Mario Bros. (1535)
 
Atari 2600:
 
1. Kaboom (213631)
2. Galaxian (12483)
3. Solar Fox (11837)
4. Missile Command (10096)
5. Berzerk (8560)
6. Hunchy II (4816)
7. Asteroids (4500)
8. Pitfall! (4114)
9. Adventure (4043)
10. Ms. Pac-Man (3903)
 
Atari 5200:
 
1. Pole Position (2211)
2. Centipede (1878)
3. Pac-Man (1782)
4. Missile Command (1748)
5. Berzerk (1502)
6. Space Invaders (1430)
7. Galaxian (1360)
8. Joust (1252)
9. Kaboom (1090)
10. Qix (1033)
 
Atari 7800:
 
1. Pac-Man Collection (10099)
2. Centipede (3315)
3. Mario Bros. (2634)
4. Ms. Pac-Man (2602)
5. Robotron: 2084 (2230)
6. Asteroids (2121)
7. Donkey Kong Jr. (1987)
8. Jr. Pac-Man (1859)
9. Xevious (1517)
10. Food Fight (1457)
 
Atari 8-bit:
 
1. M.U.L.E. (2071)
2. Shamus (1283)
3. Pole Position (1232)
4. Dr. Mario (1072)
5. Super Breakout (936)
6. Colossal Cave Adventure (843)
7. Pac-Man (836)
8. Missile Command (810)
9. Kaboom (773)
10. Galaxian (690)
 
Atari Jaguar:
 
1. Worms (2400)
2. Hover Strike (2350)
3. Tempest 2000 (2328)
4. Raiden (2201)
5. Wolfenstein 3D (1051)
6. Breakout 2000 (993)
7. Pinball Fantasies (847)
8. Defender 2000 (811)
9. Super Burnout (723)
10. Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy (641)
 
Atari Lynx:
 
1. Wyvern Tales (903)
2. Rygar (677)
3. Ms. Pac-Man (642)
4. Cyber Virus (550)
5. Klax (550)
6. California Games (530)
7. Shanghai (492)
8. Xybots (434)
9. Robotron: 2084 (433)
10. Hard Drivin' (370)
 
Atari ST:
 
1. Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (355)
2. Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge 3 (225)
3. Vroom (160)
4. Sim City (120)
5. BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception (75)
6. Transarctica (40)
7. Crazy Cars III (Lamborghini American Challenge) (30)
7. Droid (30)
7. Super Sprint (30)
10. Wonderboy in Monsterland (27)
 
Bally Astrocade:
 
1. Bally Pin (490)
2. Cosmic Raiders (170)
3. Brickyard/Clowns (148)
4. Muncher (126)
5. Incredible Wizard, The  (99)
6. Solar Conqueror (43)
7. Galactic Invasion (41)
8. Candyman  (40)
9. Astro Battle [aka Space Invaders] (35)
10. Gunfight (26)
 
BBC Micro:
 
1. Elite (444)
2. Frak! (68)
3. Thrust (54)
4. Locomotion (50)
5. Zap! (48)
6. Clogger (46)
7. Paperboy (42)
8. Way of the Exploding Fist, The (41)
9. Return to Eden (40)
10. Repton (30)
 
C64:
 
1. Park Patrol (4270)
2. Wizball (2723)
3. Lemans (1102)
4. Space Pilot II (1094)
5. Arkanoid (1035)
6. Toy Bizarre (1026)
7. Pirates (968)
8. Gyruss (916)
9. Card Sharks (858)
10. Serpentine (782)
 
CoCo 1 & 2:
 
1. Dungeons of Daggorath (1575)
2. Mega Bug (420)
3. Bedlam (180)
4. Chess (174)
5. Downland (152)
6. Canyon Climber (126)
7. Silpheed (95)
8. Gold Runner (93)
9. Chuckie Egg (80)
10. Bomb Threat (75)
 
CoCo 3:
 
1. Pop Star Pilot (120)
2. Rampage (57)
3. Pac-Man Transcode (55)
4. Rad Warrior (42)
5. Super Pitfall (40)
6. Pac-Dude (20)
6. Space Intruders (20)
6. Thexder (20)
6. Timberman (20)
10. RoboCop (17)
 
ColecoVision:
 
1. SteamRoller (4779)
2. Mouse Trap (2631)
3. Pepper II (2201)
4. Galaxian (1327)
5. Frenzy (1089)
6. Astrododge (920)
7. Knightmare (870)
8. Pac-Man Plus (845)
9. Lock N Chase (840)
10. Donkey Kong (828)
 
Commodore 16 & Plus/4:
 
1. 2048 (48)
2. Space-Pilot (44)
3. Jet Set Willy (42)
4. Atlantikkrieg (41)
5. Ghosts 'n Goblins (27)
6. Bridge Head (15)
6. Flood It (15)
8. Blagger (12)
8. Pengo (12)
10. Beach Head (10)
10. Handelsfahrt (10)
 
Commodore PET:
 
1. Car Race II [Satori Iwata] (118)
2. Seige [Mike Singleton] (56)
3. Temple of Apshai (30)
4. Lawn! [Bob Carr, Cursor #26] (29)
5. Ski [Mike Singleton] (24)
6. Miner! [Ron Longfellow, Cursor #19]  (17)
7. Toker (17)
8. Night Drive (16)
9. Millikan Oil Drop Experiment, Simulation of (15)
10. Postperson's Route, The (12)
 
Cougar Boy/Mega Duck:
 
1. Railway (155)
2. Zipball (25)
3. Bomb Disposer (20)
3. Magical Tower (20)
3. Snake Roy (20)
3. Store Tris (20)
7. Pile Wonder (15)
7. Suleiman's Treasure (15)
7. Virus Attack (15)
10. Arctic Zone (12)
 
Creativision:
 
1. Tennis (83)
2. Crazy Chicky (75)
3. Chopper Rescue (71)
4. Sonic Invader (37)
5. Auto Chase (24)
6. Planet Defender (24)
7. Police Jump (21)
8. Astro Pinball (18)
9. Mouse Puzzle (17)
10. Blocks (16)
 
Dreamcast:
 
1. Worms World Party (4469)
2. Gauntlet Legends (1913)
3. Toy Commander (1884)
4. Wacky Races (1405)
5. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2 (1245)
6. Seaman (1011)
7. Virtua Tennis (1000)
8. Tokyo Xtreme Racer (880)
9. Re-Volt (840)
10. Grinch, The (790)
 
Emerson Arcadia 2001:
 
1. Funky Fish (759)
2. R2D Tank (265)
3. Cat Trax (187)
4. Escape (170)
5. Superbug (151)
6. Turtles (149)
7. Red Clash (135)
8. Jungler (133)
8. Super Gobbler (133)
10. Alien Invaders (113)
 
Epoch Super Cassette Vision:
 
1. Wheelie Racer (188)
2. Nebula (105)
3. Super Soccer (42)
4. Astrowars II: Battle in Galaxy (24)
5. Miner 2049er (21)
6. Elevator Fight (19)
7. Comic Circus (17)
7. Kung-Fu Road (17)
9. Lupin III (13)
10. Doraemon (12)
10. Super Golf (12)
 
Fairchild Channel F:
 
1. Pac-Man (648)
2. Tetris (114)
3. Video Whizball (103)
4. Hockey (33)
5. Alien Invasion (22)
5. Pinball [aka Pinball Challenge] (22)
7. Blackjack [aka Video Blackjack] (21)
8. Tennis (20)
9. Tic-Tac-Toe/Shooting Gallery/Doodle/Quadra-Doodle (19)
10. Drag Race [aka Drag Strip] (17)
10. Space War (17)
 
FM Towns:
 
1. Zak McCracken & the Alien Mindbenders (881)
2. Splatterhouse (106)
3. Puyo Puyo (15)
3. Samurai Showdown (15)
5. Loom (12)
6. Chase H.Q. (10)
6. Galaxy Force (10)
6. Operation Wolf (10)
6. Raiden (10)
6. Super Street Fighter II (10)
6. Tale of Alltynex (10)
6. Truxton II (10)
6. Twin Cobra (10)
6. Viewpoint (10)
 
FM Towns Marty:
 
1. Raiden Densetsu (Raiden Trad) (480)
2. Image Fight (65)
3. Afterburner (60)
4. Bubble Bobble (45)
4. Chase H.Q. (45)
4. Genocide Squared (45)
4. Tatsujin Ou (Truxton II) (45)
4. Turbo Outrun (45)
4. Viewpoint (45)
10. Blandia (25)
 
Game Boy:
 
1. Pokemon Red Version (5107)
2. Qbillion (2325)
3. Pokemon Yellow (2223)
4. Donkey Kong (1354)
5. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1283)
6. Pipe Dream (1279)
7. Shisenshou: Match Mania (1192)
8. Pokemon Blue Version (1156)
9. Jack Nicklaus Golf (1132)
10. Boggle Plus (1101)
 
Game Boy Color:
 
1. Dragon Warrior III (6815)
2. Monopoly (5784)
3. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (1436)
4. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (1119)
5. Ms. Pac-Man: Special Color Edition (997)
6. Harvest Moon 2 GBC (707)
7. Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (687)
8. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (639)
9. 1942 (513)
10. Shamus (492)
 
Game Gear:
 
1. Chessmaster, The (1386)
2. Sonic Triple Trouble (611)
3. Tails Adventure (384)
4. Sonic Chaos (248)
5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (246)
6. Sonic Blast (213)
7. Pac-Man (210)
8. Crystal Warriors (170)
9. Sonic the Hedgehog (167)
10. Halley Wars (160)
 
Game.com:
 
1. Centipede (755)
2. Resident Evil 2 (455)
3. Duke Nukem 3D (452)
4. Lights Out (380)
5. Batman & Robin (205)
6. Sonic Jam (145)
7. Indy 500 (100)
8. Henry (65)
9. Tiger Casino (62)
10. Jeopardy (60)
10. Scrabble (60)
 
Genesis:
 
1. Sword of Vermilion (5131)
2. Warrior of Rome II (4891)
3. Phantasy Star III (4392)
4. Phantasy Star II (3580)
5. Phantasy Star IV (3181)
6. Shining Force II (3045)
7. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2923)
8. Sonic 3 & Knuckles (2591)
9. Shining in the Darkness (2432)
10. RBI Baseball 4 (2408)
 
Handheld/Tabletop:
 
1. Pong (Coleco Telstar) (55)
2. Pong Generation 2 (50)
3. Dungeons and Dragons (Mattel) (35)
4. Little Mermaid (Tiger) (30)
4. Tomy Grandstand Caveman (30)
6. Football (Mattel) (20)
7. Ms. Pac-Man (Coleco) (17)
8. Spectrum 6 (Pong) (15)
8. Tandy-12 Computerized Arcade (15)
10. Head to Head Talking Football (Tiger) (10)
10. Pac-Man (Coleco) (10)
10. Pong (10)
 
Intellivision:
 
1. Christmas Carol vs. the Ghost of Christmas Presents (13340)
2. Tower of Doom (4578)
3. Lock 'n' Chase (4174)
4. Bowling [aka PBA Bowling] (2698)
5. BurgerTime (1975)
6. Q*bert (1620)
7. AD&D: Cloudy Mountain (1577)
8. Astrosmash (1568)
9. Diner (1356)
10. USCF Chess (1263)
 
Interton VC-4000:
 
1. Blackjack (50)
2. Invaders (49)
3. Olympics [aka Cartridge 3 (Paddle Games)] (34)
4. Space War (28)
5. Circus (27)
6. Shooting Gallery [aka Cartridge 12 (Hunting)] (25)
7. Grand Prix [aka Cartridge 1 (Car Racing)] (23)
8. Flappy Bird (20)
9. Winter Sports (17)
10. Monster Man (16)
 
Mac OS Classic:
 
1. Lemmings (2303)
2. Train Engineer (1775)
3. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (1115)
4. Sim City 2000 (780)
5. Kingdom II: Shadoan (513)
6. Oregon Trail (265)
7. Stunt Copter (195)
8. Star Wars Arcade (170)
9. Uninvited (135)
10. Arkanoid (110)
10. Beyond Dark Castle (110)
10. Enduro (Action Pack) (110)
 
Microvision:
 
1. Bowling (103)
2. Blockbuster (47)
3. Connect Four (21)
4. Pinball (11)
5. Mindbuster (8)
6. Baseball (7)
7. Sea Duel (6)
8. Cosmic Hunter (4)
9. Star Trek: Phaser Strike (3)
10. Alien Raiders (2)
10. Vegas Slots (2)
 
MSX:
 
1. Burger Time (601)
2. Comic Bakery (228)
3. Hyper Rally (200)
4. DAIVA Story 4 - Asura's Bloodfeud (170)
5. Butamaru Pants (159)
6. Time Pilot (148)
7. Knightmare (115)
8. Konami's Tennis (94)
8. Pac-Man (94)
10. Malaika Prehistoric Quest (84)
 
MSX2:
 
1. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1447)
2. Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead (1172)
3. Shiryou Sensen 2 (1045)
4. Metal Gear (939)
5. Quarth (410)
6. DAIVA Story 5 - The Cup of Soma (120)
7. Snatcher (100)
8. Vampire Killer (85)
9. Aleste (10)
9. Dix (10)
9. Dynamite Bowl (10)
 
N64:
 
1. GoldenEye 007 (5090)
2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (4603)
3. Gauntlet Legends (2060)
4. Knockout Kings 2000 (1775)
5. Super Mario 64 (1595)
6. Mario Kart 64 (1584)
7. South Park (1121)
8. Pilotwings 64 (1036)
9. Centre Court Tennis (849)
10. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (760)
 
NEC PC-8801:
 
1. Shiryou Sensen: Browning no Fukkatsu (1270)
2. Shiryou Sensen: War of the Dead (330)
3. Shiryou Sensen 2 (250)
4. Jesus (200)
5. DAIVA Story 1 - Flames of Vlitra (150)
6. Tenshi-tachi no Gogo (110)
7. Ys I (92)
8. Hot Milk (50)
9. Super Mario Bros. Special (40)
10. Snatcher (35)
 
NEC PC-9801:
 
1. Kizuato (1343)
2. Policenauts (969)
3. Corpse Party (705)
4. Rusty (594)
5. Cosmic Psycho (400)
5. Tokio Twilight Busters (400)
5. Wedding Bell ha Takakara ni (400)
8. Ys II (341)
10. Kotetsu no Daibouken (300)
10. Satyr (300)
10. Sela (300)
 
Neo Geo AES/MVS:
 
1. Alpha Mission II (1190)
2. Ghost Pilots (1077)
3. Metal Slug (1033)
4. NAM-1975 (476)
5. Magical Drop 2 (445)
6. Baseball Stars 2 (379)
7. Baseball Stars (298)
8. Metal Slug 2 (294)
9. Gunlord (268)
10. Top Players Golf (260)
 
Neo Geo CD:
 
1. Last Hope (396)
2. Metal Slug (373)
3. Ironclad (197)
4. Pulstar (183)
5. King of Fighters '94 (142)
6. Aero Fighters 2 (100)
7. Bust-A-Move (aka Puzzle Bobble) (95)
8. Ghost Pilots (88)
9. Double Dragon (80)
10. Neo Mr. Do! (75)
 
Neo Geo Pocket Color:
 
1. Bust-A-Move Pocket (675)
2. Sonic the Hedgehog: Pocket Adventure (435)
3. Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 (411)
4. Pac-Man (230)
5. Metal Slug: 1st Mission (153)
6. SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium (120)
7. Gals' Fighters (100)
8. Last Blade, The: Beyond the Destiny (96)
9. Magical Drop Pocket (75)
10. Match of the Millennium (50)
10. Metal Slug: 2nd Mission (50)
10. Neo Turf Masters (50)
 
NES/Famicom:
 
1. Baseball Stars (5773)
2. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (4305)
3. Super Mario Bros. 3 (4246)
4. Tetris (4069)
5. Action 52 (3982)
6. Final Fantasy (3976)
7. Dragon Warrior II (3862)
8. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (2874)
9. Super Mario Bros. (2713)
10. Wizardry II: Knight of Diamonds (2660)
 
Odyssey^2:
 
1. Attack of the Timelord (822)
2. Pick Axe Pete (642)
3. Turtles (617)
4. Killer Bees (440)
5. K.C. Munchkin (402)
6. Air Assault (334)
7. Nice Ice! (283)
8. Frogger (262)
9. Thunderball! [aka Flipper Game] (215)
10. Piggyback Planet (202)
 
PC (DOS):
 
1. Silent Hunter (12960)
2. Historyline 1914-1918 (8188)
3. NetHack (5046)
4. Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (3470)
5. Final Doom (2168)
6. SimCity 2000 (2015)
7. Stunts / 4D Sports (1270)
8. Wolfenstein 3D (1167)
9. Doom II (1150)
10. Doom (889)
 
PC (Windows 95/98):
 
1. Baldur's Gate (4911)
2. Half-Life (1595)
3. MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries (1560)
4. Nocturne (1550)
5. Final Fantasy VII (1549)
6. Diablo II (1500)
7. Diablo (1077)
8. Clan Lord (1020)
9. Ookma-Kyi (810)
10. Divi-Dead (770)
 
Philips CD-i:
 
1. Link: Faces of Evil (565)
2. Steel Machine (489)
3. Atlantis: The Last Resort (375)
4. Apprentice, The (361)
5. Merlin's Apprentice (240)
6. Zaak van Sam, De (148)
7. Dimo's Quest (118)
8. Micro Machines (112)
9. Thunder in Paradise (82)
10. International Tennis Open (73)
 
PlayStation:
 
1. Suikoden II (6635)
2. Suikoden (4946)
3. Tomb Raider III (3762)
4. Final Fantasy VIII (3662)
5. Tomb Raider II (3377)
6. Final Fantasy VII (3362)
7. Doom (2952)
8. Tomb Raider (2628)
9. Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (Tomb Raider 4) (2549)
10. Parasite Eve (2450)
 
RCA Studio II:
 
1. Bowling (293)
2. Berzerk (126)
3. Space War (72)
4. Pinball (55)
5. Baseball (48)
6. Scramble (32)
7. Freeway (19)
8. Climber (13)
9. Asteroids (11)
9. Pacman (11)
 
Sega 32X:
 
1. Doom (1856)
2. Motocross Championship (1009)
3. Virtua Racing Deluxe (782)
4. Blackthorne (772)
5. Kolibri (721)
6. Mortal Kombat II (547)
7. Virtua Fighter (472)
8. Knuckles' Chaotix (429)
9. Cosmic Carnage (411)
10. Metal Head (379)
 
Sega CD:
 
1. Dracula Unleashed (1371)
2. Sol-Feace (1130)
3. Sonic CD (1009)
4. Iron Helix (907)
5. Ecco the Dolphin (799)
6. Ecco: Tides of Time (721)
7. Silpheed (595)
8. Crime Patrol (593)
9. Panic! (563)
10. Star Wars: Rebel Assault (532)
 
Sega Master System:
 
1. Hang-On (2508)
2. Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (927)
3. Astro Warrior (789)
4. Alien Syndrome (623)
5. Global Defense (532)
6. Choplifter (517)
7. Columns (484)
8. Dr. Hello (455)
9. Sonic the Hedgehog (452)
10. Shinobi (448)
 
Sega Saturn:
 
1. Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (2635)
2. Dragon Force (1895)
3. Virtual Hydlide (1423)
4. SimCity 2000 (1372)
5. Panzer Dragoon Saga (985)
6. Powerslave (925)
7. Shellshock (878)
8. A*M*O*K (735)
9. Worms (720)
10. Duke Nukem 3D (630)
 
SG-1000:
 
1. Q*bert (661)
2. Safari Race (282)
3. Chack'n Pop (242)
4. Ninja Princess (177)
5. Gulkave (88)
6. H.E.R.O. (75)
7. Wonder Boy (70)
8. Exerion (54)
9. Star Jacker (48)
10. Champion Tennis (38)
 
Sharp X1:
 
1. Romancia (300)
2. Zeliard (281)
3. Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum (260)
4. DAIVA Story 3 - Trial of Nirvana (200)
4. Tower of Druaga, The (200)
6. Xanadu: Dragon Slayer II (197)
7. 3-D Bomberman (153)
8. Ys I (142)
9. Super Mario Bros. Special (120)
10. Earth Fighter Rayieza, The (115)
 
Sharp X68000:
 
1. Cameltry (797)
2. Daimakaimura (Ghouls n' Ghosts) (662)
3. Ys 3 (421)
4. Akumajou Dracula (Castlevania Chronicles) (362)
5. Laplace no Ma (253)
6. Ys 2 (237)
7. Hydlide 3: The Space Memories (230)
8. Ys 1 (178)
9. Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari (132)
9. Hydlide 2: Shine of Darkness (132)
9. R-Type (132)
 
Sinclair ZX Spectrum:
 
1. Jetpac (151)
2. Chuckie Egg (125)
3. Rats, The (100)
4. Jet Set Willy (92)
5. Sabre Wulf (91)
6. Park Patrol (89)
7. Snoball in Hell (65)
8. Slubberdegullion (63)
9. Elite (62)
10. Anchovy Coast (60)
 
SNES:
 
1. Lawnmower Man, The (14730)
2. International Tennis Tour (2407)
3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (2073)
4. Lord of the Rings: Vol. 1 (1709)
5. Final Fantasy V (1366)
6. Super Metroid (1236)
7. Super Mario World (1229)
8. Chessmaster, The (1228)
9. Final Fantasy III (VI) (1215)
10. Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust: Kieta Shoujo [aka Armored Dragon Legend Villgust: Missing Girl] (1183)
 
Sord M5:
 
1. Super Cobra (79)
2. Pooyan (70)
3. Word Maze (34)
4. Step Up (24)
5. Jumping Jack (16)
6. Dragon Attack (14)
6. Fruit Search (14)
6. Real Tennis (14)
9. Dig Dug (12)
10. Drops ( 8)
10. Moon Patrol ( 8)
 
TG-16/PC Engine:
 
1. Devil's Crush (1306)
2. Galaga '90 [aka Galaga '88] (1018)
3. Victory Run (873)
4. Legendary Axe (768)
5. Bomberman '94 (670)
6. Double Dungeons (474)
7. Military Madness (377)
8. Bonk's Adventure (337)
9. Crest of Gaia (Gaia no Monshou) (332)
10. Die Hard (310)
10. Talespin (310)
 
TG-CD/PC Engine CD:
 
1. Ys Book I & II (US) (787)
2. Rom Rom Stadium (650)
3. Exile (550)
4. Cosmic Fantasy 2 (410)
5. Ys I & II (JPN) (247)
6. Laplace no Ma (164)
7. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (115)
8. Splash Lake (110)
9. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (JPN) (75)
9. Ys III - Wanderer From Ys (45)
 
TI-99/4A:
 
1. Tunnels of Doom [Quest of the King] (6167)
2. St. Nick (3553)
3. Wizard's Doom (2870)
4. Henhouse (2764)
5. Centipede (2176)
6. Never-Lander (2005)
7. Werewolves & Wanderers (1995)
8. Lemonade Stand (1945)
9. Crossfire (1931)
10. Parsec (1819)
 
TRS-80 Model I/III:
 
1. Actual Reality (275)
2. Submarine Warfare (245)
3. Quest for the Key of Night Shade (160)
4. Robot Wars (90)
5. Robot Attack (70)
6. Frogger (45)
7. Sea Dragon (40)
8. Scarf Man (25)
9. Defense Command (20)
9. Zaxxon (20)
 
Vectrex:
 
1. Mine Storm (2439)
2. Ultima: Akalabeth (515)
3. Berzerk (473)
4. Clean Sweep (416)
5. Spike (341)
6. Star Castle (327)
7. Hyperchase (305)
8. Armor Attack (299)
9. Rip Off (245)
10. Scramble (237)
 
VG 5000:
 
1. Machaon (271)
1. Tortues (271)
3. Glouton (53)
4. Monstre, Le (15)
4. Star Roc (15)
6. Moto Infernale, Le (10)
6. US Rallye (10)
8. Fou Volant, Le ( 8)
9. Abeille, L' (5)
9. Tetris (5)
 
VIC-20:
 
1. Shamus (944)
2. Sword of Fargoal (894)
3. Seafox (552)
4. Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time (509)
5. Clowns (326)
6. Ms. Pac-Man (190)
7. Gridder (174)
8. Threshold (165)
9. Protector (130)
10. Donkey Kong (108)
 
Watara SuperVision:
 
1. P52 Sea Battle (170)
2. Police Bust (150)
3. Crystball (130)
4. Fatal Craft (70)
5. Witty Cat (55)
6. Alien (30)
6. Treasure Hunter (30)
8. Block Buster (20)
8. Hero Kid (20)
8. Honey Bee (20)
 
WonderSwan:
 
1. Lode Runner (722)
2. Engacho! (644)
3. Kaze No Klonoa: Moonlight Museum (600)
4. Puyo Puyo Tsu (579)
5. Puzzle Bobble (410)
6. Wonderborg Robot Works (120)
7. Ganso Jajamaru Kun (95)
8. Makaimura (66)
9. Space Invaders (37)
10. Pocket Fighters (30)
10. Shanghai Pocket (30)