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Top Games You'd Like to Have for Atari 8-Bits

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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.).

 

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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

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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.

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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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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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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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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.

 

Balz.xex

 

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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.

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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.

 

Civilization PAL.atr

 

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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.

 

Alternate Reality (Proto).rom

 

 

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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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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Pink -> Not the 2600, there's actually one for the A8: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/82101-pink-panther-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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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...

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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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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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