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You might think it's strange, but my favorite game of all time was M.U.L.E. on the Atari 800. 4 human players, well balanced, bits of humor and a brilliant design, I have yet to find a game to knock it off the top of my list. Ballblazer also makes my list.

--Selgus

 

Why would that be strange. It's always been in my Top 10 all time best. It's very popular. I think it'd be on a lot of people's Top-whatever list.

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Why would that be strange. It's always been in my Top 10 all time best. It's very popular. I think it'd be on a lot of people's Top-whatever list.

Strange in that we have more then 20 years of games created since M.U.L.E. was released, and I haven't found another game that can challenge it.

--Selgus

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Why would that be strange. It's always been in my Top 10 all time best. It's very popular. I think it'd be on a lot of people's Top-whatever list.

Strange in that we have more then 20 years of games created since M.U.L.E. was released, and I haven't found another game that can challenge it.

--Selgus

 

Well, that is strange that the industry just hasn't come up with all that many absolutely stellar games. Great ones, but cream-of-the-crop amazing... that's pretty rare indeed. I was thinking Spore was going to be one of those stellar games, but for me, it didn't live up to the promise. So... we still have games like M.U.L.E. leading the pack!

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Well, that is strange that the industry just hasn't come up with all that many absolutely stellar games. Great ones, but cream-of-the-crop amazing... that's pretty rare indeed. I was thinking Spore was going to be one of those stellar games, but for me, it didn't live up to the promise. So... we still have games like M.U.L.E. leading the pack!

Maybe I need to look at doing a Wii version of this game... though that is probably something for a different forum. :)

--Selgus

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my personal top 25 games of All time(based on fun factor and games I can play for hours and hours):

 

 

1) Mario Kart 64( N64)

 

2) Bust-A-Move 2 (arcade)

 

3)Sonic the Hedgehog 1(Genesis)

 

4) Tetris (Gameboy)

 

5) Centipede(arcade)

 

6)Gran Turismo 2 (PS 1)

 

7)Soul Caliber(Dreamcast)

 

8) Gauntlet 2(arcade)

 

9) Y's (PC Engine)

 

10)Dig Dug(Atari 5200)

 

11)Star Raiders(5200)

 

12) Mario Paint(Super NES)

 

13) Dark Stalkers(Sega Saturn)

 

14)Devil's Crush(Turbo Grafx 16) **Best Pinball ever!!!!!!!**

 

15)Crystal Castles(Atari 2600)

 

16) The Legend of Zelda(NES)

 

17) Macross(Sega Saturn)

 

18) Ranma 1/2(Super Famicom)

 

19) Adventure(2600)

 

20)Legendary Wings (NES)** Love the music in this game for some reason,totally rocks**

 

21)Dragon's Lair(arcade)

 

22)RC Pro Am(NES)

 

23)New Super Mario Bros.(Nintendo DS)

 

24)Castlevania 1 (NES)

 

25) Pacman(5200)

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Yea this entire list seems a bit off or done by guys 24 & under.

I just scanned it but to hear no Atari game made it to this list,

definitely says kiddie games to me.

Cheers

 

Well said! :)

 

Oh come on, it's not like the Atari was rife with sophisticated, adult oriented (and I don't mean Custer's revenge) games. :roll:

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To say that gameplay hasn't made great leaps since the 2600? That's nostalgia talking. The 2600 was a GREAT system and was the only pre-NES system in my collection to survive the great purge of the winter of 2008, so obviously I like it. But it was limited enough that many if not most game genres aren't really feasible on that platform.

 

I have a hard time coming up with a top-XX list because there are a lot of games that I really adore for one reason or another, and most of them are computer games, but here is my best attempt. Some games I consider to be great because of their impact at the time of release, even though they may have not aged well or were not as good as subsequent sequels or newer games in the genre. These games are not in any particular order. This is a list of what I think are the 10 greatest games, and not necessarily my 10 favorite.

 

1. Star Control 2 (PC) - I just can't say enough good things about this game. It's just good on so many levels.

2. Pac-Man

2. Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle (PC) - greatest point-and-click adventure ever

3. Super Mario Bros. (NES)

4. X-Wing (the whole series) (PC) - I think this game immersed the player in the world of Star Wars more than any other, and was a great sim for it's time.

5. Final Fantasy VII (PSX)

6. Wolfenstein 3D (PC) - love it or hate it, FPS's are so of the most popular games, and this game basically started it all

7. Sim City (PC)

8. Adventure (the original text adventure game, not the VCS game)

9. Space Invaders (VCS)

10. Tetris

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1 Smurfs Rescue 2600

2 Super Mario Bros NES

3 Mortal Kombat 1 SNES

4 Street Fighter 2 SNES

5 Tetris GB

6 BMX Airmaster 2600

7 Goldeneye N64

8 Mario Galaxy Wii

9 Zelda TP Wii

10 Sonic 1 Genesis

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This is probably the best list available (mine) ;) .

 

#1 Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube or Wii)

#2 Adventure (2600)

#3 Super Mario 3 (NES)

#4 Super Mario 64 (N64)

#5 Dragonstomper (2600)

#6 Final Fantasy IV (NES)

#7 Goldeneye (N64)

#8 Any Tony Hawk game (Playstation)

#9 Dragons Lair (Gamecube)

#10 Shadowgate (NES)

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although i love the golden age consoles. In my opinion the SNES game for game had the best most memorable games. i wouldnt even know where to start. but since i love racing games, even today with the new consoles i have not found a game quite as fun as (snes) Top gear. an absolute classic imo

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my personal top 20

 

revenge of shinobi-sega genesis

h.e.r.o-2600

ghouls n ghost-sega genesis

super mario bros-nes

mr.do-colecovision

lunar silver star story complete-psx

god of war-playstation 2

doom-pc/xbox

legend of the mystical ninja-snes

wonderboy in monster land-sms

dj boy-genesis/megadrive

pitfall-2600

daytona usa-saturn

phantasy star-sms

phantasy star 2-genesis

phantasy star 4-genesis

sonic 2-genesis

riddick-xbox

sonic adventure-dreamcast

virtual pro wrestling/wcw vs nwo world tour-n64

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1 Smurfs Rescue 2600

2 Super Mario Bros NES

3 Mortal Kombat 1 SNES

4 Street Fighter 2 SNES

5 Tetris GB

6 BMX Airmaster 2600

7 Goldeneye N64

8 Mario Galaxy Wii

9 Zelda TP Wii

10 Sonic 1 Genesis

 

Finally, someone else who appreciates the original Sonic more than the sequels. Everyone goes apeshit over Sonic 2. I almost put Sonic on the list but it got edged out. If it had been a top 10 *FAVORITE* games though, it would have been on there for sure.

 

Chris

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That was what I meant, surely 'hardcore gamers' play games with depth, eg Civilization, Might and Magic 2, M.U.L.E., Ultima games (not the stupid console ports),Heart of Africa, The Bard's Tale III, Zak McKraken, Wizards Crown, The Castle of Dr Creep, Spelunker, even original platform games like Loderunner or Jumpman, Infocom games. Sort of Sonic and Mario, they are easy playable, for 10 minutes type of games, nothing more. Maybe Digital Press has some weird 'hardcore players' indeed, maybe they haven't heard of these games.

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BAH, that is nonsensicle that saying some games are hardcore and some aren't just based on the type of game it is... A game IS A GAME IS A GAME! A game is either REALLY fun or NOT. Genre, game length etc. don't really matter that much. What matters is wether a game makes you feel a certain way, regardless of anything! A special touch you could say. Can't put your finger on it. Why do you think so many people like games that really aren't that good? Mortal Kombat II... sure, it's a decent fighting game, but it's by no means great. Yet people love the atmosphere of the game more than anything I think. Super Mario Bros. 1 is quite a simple game. Nothing really special when you look at it or play it. But there's just SOMETHING about it that is just awesome.

 

Actually, I think that's it! Not enough is said about a game's atmosphere. I think it plays a huge role in how great a game is, just by having an awesome atmosphere that immerses you deeply into the game. A certain combination of graphics, sounds and gameplay. Only a very small portion of all videogames have the correct formula. People like Miyamoto know the secret formula. I read in an interview of his recently, although it was an OLD interview, that he actually creates games BACKWARDS! He starts at the end and works to the beginning! Pretty crazy, and I wonder if that may be a key secret in why his games are so great.

 

Also, I must point out that there are LOADS of ties in the list. I'm gonna fix that and it will make the list look somewhat more realistic. :)

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1) Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) -------------------- 412

2) Super Mario World (SNES) -------------------- 328

3) Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN) ------------------ 314

4) Castlevania: SotN (PS) ----------------------- 236

5) Final Fantasy VII (PS)------------------------- 222

6) Super Mario Bros. (NES) ---------------------- 212

7) Super Mario 64 (N64) ------------------------- 184

8) Super Metroid (SNES) ------------------------ 182

9) Mega Man 2 (NES) --------------------------- 180

10) Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS) ----- 174

11) Gunstar Heroes (GEN) ------------------------ 166

12) Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) ----------------- 164

13) Final Fantasy III (SNES) ---------------------- 138

14) Mario Kart 64 (N64) -------------------------- 136

15) The Legend of Zelda (NES) ------------------- 132

16) Goldeneye 007 (N64) ------------------------- 124

17) Sonic the Hedgehog (GEN) -------------------- 122

18) Mega Man X (SNES) -------------------------- 114

19) Chrono Trigger (SNES) ------------------------ 112

NiGHTS into Dreams (SAT) -------------------- 112

20) Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) -------------- 108

21) Guardian Heroes (SAT) ----------------------- 104

22) Civilization 2 (PC) ---------------------------- 102

23) Contra (NES) ---------------------------------- 96

24) Streets of Rage 2 (GEN) ----------------------- 94

Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB) ------------------- 94

Zillion (SMS) ---------------------------------- 94

25) Alex Kidd In Miracle World (SMS) --------------- 92

26) Sonic 3 & Knuckles (GEN) ---------------------- 88

27) Doom (PC) ------------------------------------ 86

Metal Gear Solid (PS) ------------------------- 86

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!! (NES) --------------- 86

28) Metroid (NES) --------------------------------- 84

29) Phantasy Star (SMS) -------------------------- 78

Robotron: 2084 (ARCADE) ---------------------- 78

Tempest 2000 (JAG) --------------------------- 78

30) Secret of Mana (SNES) ------------------------ 76

31) Mega Man 3 (NES) ---------------------------- 72

Shining Force (GEN) --------------------------- 72

Space Harrier (32X) --------------------------- 72

32) Donkey Kong Country (SNES) ------------------ 70

Phantasy Star IV (GEN) ------------------------ 70

Pitfall! (2600) --------------------------------- 70

33) Golden Axe Warrior (SMS) ---------------------- 68

Super Mario All-Stars (SNES) ------------------ 68

34) Final Fantasy IX (PS) -------------------------- 66

35) Blazing Lasers (TG16) ------------------------- 64

Doom (PS) ------------------------------------ 64

36) SMW 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) ------------------ 62

37) Castlevania III (NES) -------------------------- 60

Chrono Trigger (PS) --------------------------- 60

Kirby's Adventure (NES) ----------------------- 60

StarCraft (PC) -------------------------------- 60

38) Lunar: SSSC (PS) ----------------------------- 58

Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS) ------------ 58

Valkyrie Profile (PS) --------------------------- 58

39) Earthbound (SNES) ---------------------------- 56

40) Galaga (ARCADE) ------------------------------ 54

Joust (7800) ---------------------------------- 54

Phantasy Star II (GEN) ------------------------ 54

Resident Evil 2 (PS) --------------------------- 54

Street Fighter 2 (ARCADE) -------------------- 54

41) Micro Machines 2 (GEN) ------------------------ 52

Pac-Man (ARCADE) ---------------------------- 52

42) Super Smash Bros (N64) ----------------------- 50

43) Devil's Crush (TG16) --------------------------- 46

44) Adventure (2600) ----------------------------- 44

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN) ------------------- 44

Suikoden (PS) --------------------------------- 44

45) Diddy Kong Racing (N64) ----------------------- 42

Final Fantasy II (SNES) ------------------------ 42

Final Fantasy VIII (PS) ------------------------ 42

Megamania (2600) ----------------------------- 42

Killer Instinct (SNES) -------------------------- 42

Kirby Super Star (SNES) ----------------------- 42

46) Bonk's Adventure (TG16) ---------------------- 40

Capcom's Soccer Shootout (SNES) ------------- 40

Color Baseball (TRS80) ------------------------- 40

Galaxian (COLECO) ---------------------------- 40

Kid Icarus (NES) ------------------------------- 40

Ninja Gaiden II: Dark Sword of Chaos (NES) ----- 40

Ogre Battle (SNES) ---------------------------- 40

Out of this World (AMIGA) --------------------- 40

Pinball Illusions (PC) --------------------------- 40

Street Fighter 2 (SNES) ----------------------- 40

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (SAT) ------------------- 40

47) Arkanoid (NES) -------------------------------- 38

California Games (2600) ------------------------ 38

Diablo (PC) ------------------------------------ 38

Einhander (PS) ------------------------------- 38

Fallout 2 (PC) --------------------------------- 38

Fantasy Zone (SMS) -------------------------- 38

Fireball (2600) -------------------------------- 38

Flashback: The Quest for Identity (GEN) -------- 38

Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tenticle (PC) ------ 38

Ms. Pac-Man (ARCADE) ------------------------ 38

Pokemon Snap (N64) -------------------------- 38

Pinball Fantasies (PC) ------------------------- 38

Silent Hill (PS) --------------------------------- 38

Space Invaders (ARCADE) --------------------- 38

Tempest (ARCADE) ---------------------------- 38

Tomb Raider II (PS) --------------------------- 38

48) Bust-A-Move 3 (SAT) ------------------------- 36

Crazy Climber (ARCADE) ----------------------- 36

Doom II (PC) ---------------------------------- 36

Galaxian (ARCADE) ---------------------------- 36

iS: internal Section (PS) ----------------------- 36

K.C. Munchkin (ODYSSEY2) -------------------- 36

Mega Man (NES) ------------------------------ 36

M.U.L.E. (800XL) ------------------------------ 36

Pinball Dreams (AMIGA) ------------------------ 36

Syphon Filter (PS) ----------------------------- 36

The Fool's Errand (MAC) ----------------------- 36

49) Ballblazer (7800) ------------------------------ 34

Castlevania (NES) ----------------------------- 34

Jumping Flash! (PS) --------------------------- 34

Jumpman (800XL) ----------------------------- 34

Lunar II (SEGACD) ----------------------------- 34

Mech Commander (PC) ------------------------- 34

Metal Slug X (NEO) ---------------------------- 34

Monkey Island (PC) ---------------------------- 34

M.U.S.H.A. (GEN) ------------------------------ 34

Shadowrun (SNES) ---------------------------- 34

Solar Jetman (NES) --------------------------- 34

Solomon No Kagi (SMS) ------------------------ 34

Sonic and Knuckles (GEN) ---------------------- 34

Star Ocean (SNES) ---------------------------- 34

Wizkid (AMIGA) -------------------------------- 34

50) Astal (SAT) ----------------------------------- 32

Asteroids (ARCADE) --------------------------- 32

Bionic Commando (NES) ----------------------- 32

Burn Cycle (CDI) ------------------------------ 32

Dragon Force (SAT) --------------------------- 32

Duke Nukem 3D (PC) --------------------------- 32

Kings Bounty (GEN) --------------------------- 32

Kings Quest II (PC) ---------------------------- 32

Lords of Thunder (TURBOCD) ------------------- 32

Mega Man Legends (PS) ----------------------- 32

NHL’ 94 (GEN) --------------------------------- 32

Panzer Dragoon Saga (SAT) -------------------- 32

Samurai Shodown II (NEO) --------------------- 32

Shinobi 3 (GEN) ------------------------------- 32

Snatcher (SEGACD) --------------------------- 32

Suikoden II (PS) ------------------------------ 32

Turrican (C64) -------------------------------- 32

Uncharted Waters (NES) ----------------------- 32

Xevious (7800) -------------------------------- 32

51) Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (PC) ---------------- 30

Centipede (ARCADE) --------------------------- 30

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (PS) --------------------- 30

Gradius (NES) --------------------------------- 30

Joust (7800) ---------------------------------- 30

Pilotwings (SNES) ----------------------------- 30

Putt and Putter (SMS) ------------------------- 30

Resident Evil (PS) ----------------------------- 30

Rygar (NES) ----------------------------------- 30

Shatterhand (NES) ---------------------------- 30

Shining Force II (GEN) ------------------------- 30

StarFox (SNES) ------------------------------- 30

Vigilante 8 (N64) ------------------------------ 30

Wonder Project J2 (N64) ----------------------- 30

Yar's Revenge (2600) -------------------------- 30

52) Castle Of Illusion (SMS) ------------------------ 28

Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS) ---- 28

Donkey Kong (800XL) -------------------------- 28

ESWAT (GEN) --------------------------------- 28

Goemon's Great Adventure (N64) --------------- 28

Lost Vikings (SNES) --------------------------- 28

Master of Darkness (SMS) --------------------- 28

Mega Man 4 (NES) ---------------------------- 28

Mega Man 6 (NES) ---------------------------- 28

Metal Slug 3 (NEO) --------------------------- 28

Quake (PC) ----------------------------------- 28

River Raid (800XL) ----------------------------- 28

Sexy Parodious (SAT) ------------------------- 28

Shadowgate (NES) ---------------------------- 28

Time Gal (SEGACD) ---------------------------- 28

Vigilante 8 2nd Offense (N64) ------------------ 28

Warlords (2600) ------------------------------- 28

Zool 2 (JAG) ---------------------------------- 28

53) Astrosmash (INTELL) -------------------------- 26

Banjo-Kazooie (N64) --------------------------- 26

Battlezone (ARCADE) -------------------------- 26

Donkey Kong (ARCADE) ------------------------ 26

Final Lap Twin (TG16) ------------------------- 26

Grand Theft Auto (PS) ------------------------- 26

Gungriffon (SAT) ------------------------------ 26

Lost Vikings (GEN) ----------------------------- 26

Lufia II (SNES) -------------------------------- 26

Mortal Kombat II (GEN) ------------------------ 26

Pepper II (COLECO) --------------------------- 26

Pick Axe Pete (ODYSSEY2) --------------------- 26

Pirates! (GEN) --------------------------------- 26

Prehistorik Man (SNES) ------------------------ 26

Pressure Cooker (2600) ------------------------ 26

Road Rash 64 (N64) --------------------------- 26

Space Dungeon (5200) ------------------------ 26

Space Invaders (2600) ------------------------ 26

Star Tropics (NES) ---------------------------- 26

Street Fighter 2: Champ. Ed. (GEN) ------------ 26

Tail Concerto (PS) ----------------------------- 26

54) Bomb Jack (ARCADE) -------------------------- 24

Demon Attack (2600) -------------------------- 24

Dragon Spirit (NES) ---------------------------- 24

Earthworm Jim (GEN) -------------------------- 24

Ikari Warriors (NES) --------------------------- 24

KC Munchkin (O2) ----------------------------- 24

Micro Machines (NES) ------------------------- 24

Ms. Pac Man (7800) --------------------------- 24

One Must Fall 2097 (PC) ----------------------- 24

Space Duel (ARCADE) -------------------------- 24

Spyro 3 (PS) ---------------------------------- 24

Stunt Racer 3000 (N64) ----------------------- 24

Tetris (NES) ---------------------------------- 24

Treasure Island Dizzy (SPECTRUM) ------------- 24

World Championship Baseball (INTV) ------------ 24

55) Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (SMS) --------------- 22

Asteroids (ARCADE) --------------------------- 22

Command & Conquer (PC) ---------------------- 22

Frenzy (COLECO) ------------------------------ 22

F-Zero X (N64) -------------------------------- 22

Mech Warrior 3 (PC) --------------------------- 22

Mega Man 5 (NES) ---------------------------- 22

Quake II (PC) --------------------------------- 22

Return to Zork (MAC) -------------------------- 22

Sega Rally Championship (SAT) ----------------- 22

Space Quest (PC) ----------------------------- 22

Spyro 2 (PS) ---------------------------------- 22

Spare Change (C64) --------------------------- 22

The Ninja (SMS) ------------------------------- 22

Virtua Fighter 2 (SAT) ------------------------- 22

Zanac (NES) ---------------------------------- 22

56) Alien Soldier (GEN) ---------------------------- 20

Contra Hard Corps (GEN) ----------------------- 20

Dragon Warrior III (NES) ----------------------- 20

Food Fight (7800) ----------------------------- 20

Great Greed (GB) ------------------------------ 20

Land Of Illusion (SMS) ------------------------- 20

Lemmings (AMIGA) ---------------------------- 20

Marvelous (SNES) ----------------------------- 20

Mine Storm (VECTREX) ------------------------ 20

Pokémon Gold (GBC) --------------------------- 20

Pokemon Yellow (GB) -------------------------- 20

Police Quest (PC) ----------------------------- 20

Puzzle Bobble (NEOCD) ------------------------ 20

Revenge of Shinobi (GEN) ---------------------- 20

Robotron (7800) ------------------------------- 20

Space Harrier (SMS) --------------------------- 20

Space Taxi (C64) ------------------------------ 20

Spare Change (AppleII) ------------------------ 20

Super Bomberman 5 (SNES) -------------------- 20

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (SNES) ----------------- 20

Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) --------------------- 20

Super Turrican (SNES) ------------------------- 20

Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) ---------------------- 20

Wario Land (VB) ------------------------------- 20

57) Castle of Illusion (GEN) ------------------------ 18

Defender (ARCADE) ---------------------------- 18

Donkey Kong (COLECO) ------------------------ 18

F-Zero (SNES) -------------------------------- 18

Metal Gear Solid [MG: Ghost Babel] (GBC) ------- 18

NHL’ 94 (GEN) --------------------------------- 18

One-On-One Basketball (7800) ----------------- 18

Parasite Eve (PS) ----------------------------- 18

Ridge Racer (PS) ------------------------------ 18

Rolling Thunder 3 (GEN) ------------------------ 18

Super Mario Land (GB) ------------------------- 18

Super Mario Kart (SNES) ----------------------- 18

Super Punch-Out (SNES) -----------------------18

Tapper (2600) -------------------------------- 18

Tetris (GB) ------------------------------------ 18

The Need For Speed 2: SE (PC) ---------------- 18

Thunder Force 3 (GEN) ------------------------ 18

58) California Games (LYNX) ----------------------- 16

Cho Jiku Yosai Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu (SAT) - 16

Faxanadu (NES) ------------------------------- 16

Final Fantasy Legend II (GB) ------------------- 16

Golden Axe 2 (GEN) ---------------------------- 16

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (SEGACD) -----16

Missile Command (2600) ----------------------- 16

Panorama Cotton (GEN) ------------------------ 16

Pokemon Crystal (GBC) ------------------------ 16

Pop'n TwinBee (SNES) ------------------------- 16

River City Ransom (NES) ---------------------- 16

Star Raiders (5200) --------------------------- 16

Time Bandit (TRS80) -------------------------- 16

Vib Ribbon (PS) ------------------------------- 16

Wizard of Wor (C64) -------------------------- 16

59) ActRaiser (SNES) ------------------------------ 14

Alien vs. Predator (JAG) ----------------------- 14

Bonk's Revenge (TG16) ------------------------ 14

Bust-A-Move 2 (PS) --------------------------- 14

Castlevania 3 (NES) --------------------------- 14

Civilization (PC) ------------------------------- 14

Duck Hunt (NES) ------------------------------ 14

Gran Turismo 2 (PS) --------------------------- 14

Harvest Moon (PS) ---------------------------- 14

Heimdal (AMIGA) ------------------------------ 14

Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES) ------------ 14

Metal Slug (NEO) ------------------------------ 14

Mortal Kombat II (SNES) ----------------------- 14

Qbert’s Qubes (COLECO) ----------------------- 14

Road Rash (GEN) ----------------------------- 14

R-Type (TG16) -------------------------------- 14

Samurai Shodown 2 (NEOCD) ------------------- 14

Sim City (SNES) ------------------------------- 14

Strider (ARCADE) ------------------------------ 14

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES) --------------- 14

Wonder Project J (SNES) ---------------------- 14

World Series Baseball (GEN) -------------------- 14

60) Baseball Stars (NES) --------------------------- 12

Dragon Warrior IV (NES) ----------------------- 12

DuckTales (NES) ------------------------------ 12

Lemmings (AMIGA) ---------------------------- 12

Maze Craze (2600) ---------------------------- 12

NHLPA Hockey 93 (GEN) ----------------------- 12

Pirates (AMIGA) ------------------------------- 12

Radiant Silvergun (SAT) ----------------------- 12

Rage Racer (PS) ------------------------------ 12

Seven Cities of Gold (800XL) ------------------- 12

Space Megaforce (SNES) ---------------------- 12

Super Breakout (2600) ------------------------ 12

Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (SAT) ------------ 12

61) Cannon Fodder (AMIGA) ----------------------- 10

Devil Dice (PS) -------------------------------- 10

Donkey Kong 64 (N64) ------------------------- 10

Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES) ---------------- 10

Dungeon Keeper 2 (PC) ------------------------ 10

EVO (SNES) ----------------------------------- 10

Freelancer (PC) ------------------------------- 10

It Came From The Desert (AMIGA) -------------- 10

Pokemon Red (GB) ----------------------------- 10

Quake 2 (PS) --------------------------------- 10

Real Sports Baseball (5200) -------------------- 10

Star Castle (VECTREX) ------------------------ 10

Star League Baseball (800XL) ------------------ 10

Super Mario All-Stars/Super Mario World (SNES) - 10

Toe Jam and Earl (GEN) ------------------------ 10

Turbo (COLECO) ------------------------------- 10

Twisted Metal 2 (PS) -------------------------- 10

Virtua Fighter (SAT) --------------------------- 10

Wipeout (PS) --------------------------------- 10

Ys Book I & II (TurboCD) ----------------------- 10

62) 1943 (NES) ------------------------------------ 8

Altered Beast (GEN) ---------------------------- 8

Cosmic Fantasy 2 (TG16) ----------------------- 8

Final Fight CD (SEGACD) ------------------------ 8

Frostbite (2600) -------------------------------- 8

Ninja Gaiden (NES) ----------------------------- 8

Ken's Labyrinth (PC) ---------------------------- 8

M.U.L.E. (NES) --------------------------------- 8

Pokemon Blue (GB) ----------------------------- 8

Pokemon Puzzle League (N64) ------------------- 8

Pole Position II (7800) -------------------------- 8

Popful Mail (SEGACD) --------------------------- 8

Rip Off (VECTREX) ------------------------------ 8

Sonic R (SAT) ---------------------------------- 8

Splash Lake (TGCD) ---------------------------- 8

Stunt Car Racer (AMIGA) ----------------------- 8

The New Tetris (N64) --------------------------- 8

Waverace 64 (N64) ---------------------------- 8

Shadow of the Beast (AMIGA) ------------------- 8

Starmaster (2600) ----------------------------- 8

Turrican (AMIGA) ------------------------------- 8

63) Command & Conquer (PC) ----------------------- 6

Dragon Warrior (NES) --------------------------- 6

Earthworm Jim 2 (SNES) ------------------------ 6

Ghost in the Shell (PS) ------------------------- 6

Ghouls 'n' Ghosts (GEN) ------------------------- 6

Joust (ARCADE) -------------------------------- 6

Moonwalker (SMS) ------------------------------ 6

NBA Jam (GEN) --------------------------------- 6

NBA Jam T.E. (GEN) ---------------------------- 6

Pengo (800XL) --------------------------------- 6

Puzzle Bobble (NEO) ---------------------------- 6

Smash TV (SNES) ------------------------------ 6

Soldier Blade (TG16) ---------------------------- 6

Space Harrier (TG16) --------------------------- 6

SML 3: Wario Land (GB) ------------------------- 6

Thunder Force III (GEN) ------------------------ 6

Vampire Savior (SAT) --------------------------- 6

Video Olympics (2600) -------------------------- 6

Wild Arms (PS) --------------------------------- 6

64) Destruction Derby 2 (PS) ----------------------- 4

Flashback (SEGACD) ---------------------------- 4

Frogger (ARCADE) ------------------------------ 4

Galaga (7800) ---------------------------------- 4

Lufia (SNES) ----------------------------------- 4

Metal Storm (NES) ------------------------------ 4

Outrun (GEN) ----------------------------------- 4

Road Rash 2 (GEN) ----------------------------- 4

Sinistar (ARCADE) ------------------------------ 4

Ski Or Die (NES) -------------------------------- 4

Snafu (INTV) ----------------------------------- 4

Star Fox 64 (N64) ------------------------------ 4

Super Dodge Ball (NES) ------------------------- 4

Tron (ARCADE) --------------------------------- 4

Vay (SEGACD) ---------------------------------- 4

Virtua Racing Deluxe (32X) ---------------------- 4

65) Action Fighter (SMS) --------------------------- 2

Battle Arena Toshinden (PS) -------------------- 2

Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) --------------------- 2

Crystalis (NES) --------------------------------- 2

Defender (800XL) ------------------------------- 2

Donkey Kong '94 (GB) --------------------------- 2

Dr. Mario (NES) --------------------------------- 2

Elitserien 96 (GEN) ------------------------------ 2

Hat Trick (ARCADE) ----------------------------- 2

Lode Runner (C64) ------------------------------ 2

OutRun (SMS) ---------------------------------- 2

Splatterhouse 2 (GEN) -------------------------- 2

Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game (SAT) ----- 2

Strider (NES) ----------------------------------- 2

Tekken 2 (PS) ---------------------------------- 2

Virtual On (ARCADE) ---------------------------- 2

Xenogears (PS) -------------------------------- 2

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES) ----------- 2

 

Systems ----------------------------------- Points

 

1) Super Nintendo ------------------------------ 680

2) Sega Genesis -------------------------------- 624

3) Nintendo Entertainment System --------------- 608

4) Sony Playstation ----------------------------- 536

5) Sega Saturn --------------------------------- 296

6) Nintendo 64 --------------------------------- 240

7) Atari 2600 ----------------------------------- 216

8) Sega Master System ------------------------- 208

9) PC ------------------------------------------ 168

10) TurboGrafx 16 -------------------------------- 128

11) Amiga 500 ----------------------------------- 112

12) Magnavox Odyssey 2 -------------------------- 80

13) Vectrex -------------------------------------- 72

14) Atari 7800 ------------------------------------ 56

Nintendo Gameboy ---------------------------- 56

15) Atari 800XL/XE -------------------------------- 48

16) Atari 5200 ------------------------------------ 40

ColecoVision ---------------------------------- 40

Commodore 64 -------------------------------- 40

17) Intellivision ------------------------------------ 32

Nintendo Virtual Boy --------------------------- 32

TRS 80 Color Computer ------------------------ 32

Turbo Duo ------------------------------------ 32

18) Atari Lynx ------------------------------------- 24

Neo Geo -------------------------------------- 24

Neo Geo Pocket Color -------------------------- 24

Sega CD -------------------------------------- 24

19) Atari 400/800 --------------------------------- 16

Neo Geo CDZ ---------------------------------- 16

Nintendo Gameboy Color ----------------------- 16

20) Atari Jaguar ----------------------------------- 8

Phillips CDI ------------------------------------- 8

Sega 32X -------------------------------------- 8

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Ys: Book I and II for the Turbo Grafx CD-ROM. I put it at number 1, and it never gets any respect.

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Ys: Book I and II for the Turbo Grafx CD-ROM. I put it at number 1, and it never gets any respect.

 

You know they are releasing Ys: Book I and II for the DS, right? I think it comes out in like a week or so.

 

Chris

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Wow... this is hard, to limit it to 20. But here's what I decided on... there's probably another 50 that were in contention, though. Obviously some of these were on several platforms, so I'm listing the version I played most.

 

1. Super Mario 64 (N64)

2. Space Taxi (C64)

3. Impossible Mission (C64)

4. Ms. Pac-Man (arcade)

5. Dark Cavern (2600)

6. M.U.L.E. (C64)

7. Pitfall II (2600)

8. Leather Goddesses of Phobos (C64)

9. Day of the Tentacle (Mac)

10. Wasteland (PC)

11. Archon (C64)

12. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time (N64)

13. Toy Bizarre (C64)

14. Starfox 64 (N64)

15. Starflight (PC/Genesis)

16. Qix (5200)

17. Exile (Mac) [The top-down RPG]

18. The Typing of the Dead (DC)

19. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC)

20. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

 

Systems:

 

1. Nintendo 64

2. Commodore 64

3. Atari 2600

4. Sega Genesis

5. Nintendo DS

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Ys: Book I and II for the Turbo Grafx CD-ROM. I put it at number 1, and it never gets any respect.

 

You know they are releasing Ys: Book I and II for the DS, right? I think it comes out in like a week or so.

 

Chris

 

I heard. I don't have a DS, but that may be a reason to get one.

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only 20? :(

 

in no order, and obviously my personal preference (favorites) -

 

1. Dig Dug (Famicom) - yep, this is the version of DD I like the most

2. Banjo Kazooie (N64)

3. Super Mario World (SNES)

4. Super Mario 64 (N64)

5. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

6. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1)

7. Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

8. Suikoden 2 (PS1)

9. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)

10. Chrono Trigger (SNES)

11. Earthbound (SNES)

12. Harvest Moon (SNES)

13. Kirby Super Star (SNES)

14. Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (SNES)

15. Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Genesis)

16. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

17. Mega Man 2 (NES)

18. Super Mario RPG (SNES)

19. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)

20. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PS1)

 

Systems -

 

1. SNES

2. PS2

3. NES

4. Atari 2600

5. PS1

 

I may have been born in '88, and yeah there's a lot of "newer" titles here, but I still deeply respect older systems :o

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I think the 1990's will never even be CLOSE to being beaten as far as videogames go. So many awesome systems and games came out in the 90's, from 8 bit to 128 bit systems. Just an amazing time in my opinion. The variety was staggering! I'm still to this day trying to catch up on systems and games I missed from the 90's! :D Just got my first 3DO today. I sorely miss those days. Gaming just isn't the same anymore.

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I made some effort to rank these, but that's difficult with games of this caliber. I could call more than half of these equal.

With polls like this I think it might be better to score the votes equally. If they are weighted, then the scale should be in a narrow range like from 81-100pts. Point systems using smaller numbers exaggerate the spread too much.

 

 

It's easy to come up with a few contenders for best ever:

1) Star Control II (PC)

2) Ultima 7 (PC)

3) Ultima Underworld (PC)

 

Harder to expand the list without going beyond 20:

4) Legend of Zelda (NES)

5) Adventure (VCS)

6) Goonies II (NES)

7) Super Mario Bros. (NES)

8.) NASCAR Racing (PC) (not gonna trip that stupid emoticon)

9) X-Wing (PC)

10) Age of Kings - aka Age of Empires II (PC)

11) Civilization (PC)

12) Contra (NES)

13) Zelda 3 (SNES)

14) DOOM II (PC only - editing is what made it fun. Could be counted with DOOM 1 but I had II).

15) River City Ransom (NES)

16) Ultima: Exodus (NES)

17) Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)

18) Thunder Force III (Genesis)

19) Wings of Fury (Apple II)

20) Final Fight CD (Sega CD)

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21) Ultima 6 (PC) - honorable mention, it almost made the list. The mouse interface on this game sucked.

 

 

Systems:

1) NES

2) Atari 2600

3) mid-90's DOS PC (if that counts)

4) Sega Genesis

5) Sega CD (if that counts separate from Genesis)

6) Atari 7800 (bump up if those don't count)

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