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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby zara*elise » Thu May 15, 2008 10:41 am

Ohh, my fav games are

1. New Zealand Story
2. Bubble Bobble
3. Bombjack
4. Rockford!
5. Rainbow Islands (the baddies scared me!)
6. Mouse Trap
7. Black Lamp (I only found out the name of this game yesterday!)
8. Every Dizzy game
9. Colonisation
10. Packmania

I really need a new ST! Miss those games so much!

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby jd » Thu May 15, 2008 11:13 am

My top 10 :

1. Kick off/kick off 2 (nuff said)
2. Conquerer (based on Virus but with WWII tanks)
3. Falcon (made me want to be a fighter pilot)
4. Panza Kick Boxing (Released my anger when i couldn't be a fighter pilot)
5. Impossible Mission 2 (Hours of my life wasted - had to use the cheat, freeze time to complete it)
6. Supremacy (got in the last days of when the ST was mainstream)
7. Gauntlet (better/larger graphics than 2)
8. Outrun (the game that I lived for in the arcade)
9. Star Raiders (easy but enjoyable)
10. North and South (great laugh)

Worth a mention :
Major Motion (loved spy hunter in the arcade and on my mates C64 - had to have it)
Winter Games (First Game I ever bought in '87)
World Games (Got with the above so played constantly)
IK+ (kickin arse turbo stylee)
Supersprint (great 2 player fun)
Paperboy (wasn't very good but loved it anyway)
Joust (simply addictive in 2 player)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby beastie » Fri May 16, 2008 9:37 pm

Favourities:

1) Falcon (I mean F16 Faclon) - the simulator
2) F29 Retailator - the simulator
3) F16 Combat Pilot - guess what type is this one? ;-)
4) Armour Geddon - strategy & simulation mixed together
5) Silent Service II - yes, who else dreamt to be submarine commander?
6) International Karate+ - press T during the game or *... and so on
7) Chambers of Shaolin - although, it's Kung-Fu or something from China, it's still a martial art
8 ) Vroom - yes, I was driving F1 cars before Kubica ;-)
9) Rick Dangerous - first part only
10) Chubby Gristle - I've finished this game and it was the first platformer I've finished as a child

That's all.

There is not too much sense to list the crapiest games of all times on ST, but for sure these were:

1) Beyond the Ice Palace
2) Shadow of the Beast I
3) Super Huey
4) Haunted House

The rest was erased asap so I don't remember too many crappy games ;-)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby beastie » Sat May 17, 2008 3:48 pm

Not to mention another 10 favourites, which comes to my mind afer a few hours:

1) Impossible Mission 2 - hard, but I was playing many hours
2) Robocop - but only the first part of the "Trilogy"
3) Stunt Car Racer - man, we've spent years playing it via link between my ST and my friend's ST, then with another friend, who has Amiga, and with another one, who has Speccy (yes, it's almost the same fun playing it on Speccy - and the sound with AY expansion is the same like on ST, of course)
4) UN Squandron - I don't know why - I liked gfx mainly when I was a child
6) Prince of Persia - I liked the atmosphere
7) Lombard RAC Rally - 3, 2, 1...
8 ) Starglider II - how could I forget this one !!!
9) Ninja Warriors
10) Battlehawks 1942

Ohh... There are more than 10 of the best on ST :-)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby kopernicus » Tue May 20, 2008 8:26 pm

So many great games on the ST, heres a few that spring to mind that I played for many hours:

Millenium 2.2
Dueteros
Hunter
Civilisation
Starglider 2
Metal Masters
Populous 2
Powermonger
Midimaze 1 & 2
Captain Blood


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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby teh3pwner » Tue May 20, 2008 10:26 pm

here's a few i like the most

gods
jumping jackson
esprit
oxyd
barbarian
codename ice-man
elvira
jet-set willy
lotus esprit turbo challange
mirrorsoft tetris
shanghai
toki

and the list goes on and on........ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby VTDIZ.COM » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:41 am

This is my list:

1)Dungeon Master
2)Xenon 2
3)Civilization
4)Star flight 2
5)Falcon 1.0
6)Captain blood
7)Super Cars 2
8)Predator
9)Final assault
10)Hero's Quest
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Xcore » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:22 am

Hmmm, let's see...........

01.Carrier Command
02.Microprose Golf
03.Damocles
04.Mercenary Compendium
05.Mercenary III
06.Lombard RAC Rally
07.Stunt Car Racer
08.F-16 Falcon
09.Silent Service II
10.Vroom
11.Xenon II
12.Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
13.Lotus III
14.Advantage Tennis
15.Dungeon Master
16.Monkey Island
17.Llamatron
18.Revenge of the Mutant Camels
19.Super Hang On
20.ColTris

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Desty » Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:31 am

Xcore wrote:02.Microprose Golf

Top class game indeed. I used to play that for hours, even when it got frustrating. Though I did cheat by saving and reloading after bad rounds :D
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Xcore » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:15 am

Microprose Golf is very entertaining and feel "just right". I played a round yesterday and couldn't stop. - Ok, i play just this hole, then i'll save to disk and continue later. Hmmm, ok, and this one, then i'll save. Well, only 8 holes left, i'll better finish this round. :D

It's fast, looks very good and have that "just one more go" feeling. One of the best games for Atari ST. In fact, i compared the ST version to the DOS version. The DOS version had more advanced graphics with more colours, yet it didn't stand a chance against the ST version in funfactor.

Some games, like Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, Vroom and Microprose Golf proves that it was possible to create pretty fast 3-D graphics on the ST. The first time i saw Vroom and Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker i thought, WOW, is this really Atari ST? Amazing.

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Postby Desty » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:35 am

Microprose Grand Prix was another good driving game; more realistic than Vroom I felt, but without the need to balance tyres/gear ratios etc (like in another driving game on the ST whose name I can't quite remember due to it being boring). When I did get bored after a while of swapping (FOUR) disks though, I resorted to crashing into and pinning other drivers down with my car so they couldn't move. The sight of their virtual 3D heads turning left and right as they tried to steer away almost made me feel guilty :D
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby bullis1 » Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:45 pm

While my selection of games that I play often is fairly large, I think this has gotten more play than any other game:
-Turrican II
It's my favourite game on ST by far. Some other games that I immediately think of when pondering my fave ST games:
-Lethal Xcess
-Hoog
-Shadow of the Beast II
EDIT: I now realize that I left out one of my most-played ST games. It is:
-R-Type II
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Xcore » Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:34 pm

Desty wrote:Microprose Grand Prix was another good driving game; more realistic than Vroom I felt, but without the need to balance tyres/gear ratios etc (like in another driving game on the ST whose name I can't quite remember due to it being boring). When I did get bored after a while of swapping (FOUR) disks though, I resorted to crashing into and pinning other drivers down with my car so they couldn't move. The sight of their virtual 3D heads turning left and right as they tried to steer away almost made me feel guilty :D


Microprose Formula One GP (by Geoff Crammond) was awesome. I bought Golf and Formula One at the same time, both had loooong manuals to read and big awesome looking boxes. The last games from Microprose to Atari ST was also the best. I have been busy at my virtual Atari ST (steem 3.2) today playing old classics, i'll better add some titles to my list.

21.Sensible Soccer
22.Enduro Racer
23.IK+
24.Hunter Killer
25.Seymor Goes To Hollywood
26.James Pond II
27.All Dizzy Games
28.Raffles
29.Head Over Heels
30.Skulldiggery

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby STcomp » Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:19 am

MAGIC BOY...magic boy...MaGiC bOy...did I mention Magic Boy??? Come on, Magic Boy rules and you know it!!! Colors galore, great (and most importantly FAST) animation, fast control, fun gameplay, lots of levels, this is the only game that ever truly achieved Super-Nintendo-level platforming goodness. Compare the smooth framerate of Magic Boy to crappy slow flip movie crapness like Shadow of the Beast II, Doodlebug, or Fire and Ice. (all of which are even crap slow on my 16 mhz STe!) 2nd place would be Jim Power, and 3rd place would be Zool on an STe.

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Postby bullis1 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:20 pm

STcomp wrote:MAGIC BOY...magic boy...MaGiC bOy...did I mention Magic Boy??? Come on, Magic Boy rules and you know it!!! Colors galore, great (and most importantly FAST) animation, fast control, fun gameplay, lots of levels, this is the only game that ever truly achieved Super-Nintendo-level platforming goodness. Compare the smooth framerate of Magic Boy to crappy slow flip movie crapness like Shadow of the Beast II, Doodlebug, or Fire and Ice. (all of which are even crap slow on my 16 mhz STe!) 2nd place would be Jim Power, and 3rd place would be Zool on an STe.

Magic Boy actually has a permanent home in my disk collection. It's a really great game, but I didn't find it all that addictive. I actually found Edd the Duck to be more addictive than Magic Boy. Don't get me wrong though, Magic Boy is still better than Edd the Duck. Also, if you like MB then you should try Dynamo if you haven't already. It's along the same lines and I really enjoyed it.

I like Jim Power too, but I think the ST version sucks. The first version of Jim Power I ever played (and it's still the best in my opinion) was the Japanese import of Jim Power on CD for the NEC Turbo Duo.

As for platformers mostly having bad scrolling on ST, I can live with it. I don't know why people consider smoothness-of-scrolling to be the ultimate deal-killer in videogames. Good gameplay can usually shine through bad scrolling I think. Some people are more susceptible to eye-strain and headaches though so maybe that's the issue they have.
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby simonsunnyboy » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:48 pm

bullis1 wrote:As for platformers mostly having bad scrolling on ST, I can live with it. I don't know why people consider smoothness-of-scrolling to be the ultimate deal-killer in videogames. Good gameplay can usually shine through bad scrolling I think. Some people are more susceptible to eye-strain and headaches though so maybe that's the issue they have.


I agree! The ST version of Great Giana Sisters which does not scroll is much more playable then her scrolling counterparts on Amiga and C64 :D
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Postby Marakatti » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:05 pm

I think bad scrolling is always more acceptable than flipscreen. Many flipscreen platformers have problems when you can't see the enemies. You just jump from screen to another without seeing what's there.

Ofcourse you can learn your way through the screens, but I see it's as much fun as driving a car that has a windshield painted black!
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby nativ » Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:46 pm

as much fun as driving a car that has a windshield painted black!

Night Driver by Atari?

Robin Hood - Millenium
Stos Darts (with drunken shot)
HoverSprint - Codemasters (because it's annoying!)
Apache Flight - Minds I
Lotus I
Altered Beast
Silkworm
Psyborg - loricel
Bumpy
Sweek
Cybernectics? entering sector(defender)
Grav 2
Island Hopping (my copy's dead anyone help? St Review)
Attack of the killer tomatoes?
Blox
Frantic(bit easy, compares well to Llamatron)

I'll prob. add more

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Postby STcomp » Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:01 am

I agree about bad scrolling, I can live with it. But overly slow gameplay really kills an otherwise great platform game. (Fire & Ice)

Does anyone know if Captain Dynamo has an option for sound effects instead of music? I like it, but games with only music and no sound effects at all are kind of depressing to me.

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Postby nativ » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:28 pm

I'm sure there is a Racing game that employs this type of scroll, it's hideously unplayable though!
Like super cars,
It may not even be on the St come to think of it?
Ironman 4x4?
maybe like that?
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Marakatti » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:02 pm

Yeah I remember playing some old pd racing game years ago that actually had flipscreen scrolling... Worst invention ever ;)

Super Cars in other hand is one of my all time favourites. Steering is a bit sensitive at first, but when you get used to it, there's not much competition in overhead racers genre.
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby STcomp » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:42 pm

Agreed about Boulderdash, something crappy was wrong with the type of scrolling and sprite movement on the ST, the 800 xl seemed to be perfect, and every attempt on the ST (including all those crappy commercial and PD b.dash clones) seemed to suck really bad to the point where you wanted to scream at the top of your lungs THIS IS 16 BIT, IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THAN 8-BIT NOT WORSE!!! but I do agree that Skulldiggery did achieve at least 75% of the satisfaction level of the 8-bit, and is actually playable and slightly addictive, though just barely...I have Skulldiggery for the ST in my collection too..I saw it sell for way over $100 on Ebay, then a few months later I got it for 1 Euro from someone overseas...go figure :)

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby jonnymorris » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:02 am

Forget all others, the one game that I keep coming back to and playing over and over again is Martin Brownlow's genius CHAOS!
To quote the game: "Absolutely Splendid!" :D

Stick it on 8 wizards (one human, or play with a friend or two if you have any), all level 8, and watch the sparks fly! Get in that tree ASAP, heheh!!

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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby Desty » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:44 am

Chaos sounds like an amazing game, but I can't find much information about it (or the ST version anyway) - anyone got any links?
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Re: Favourite Games!

Postby nativ » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:20 pm

Disc (I bet this is great on a huge screen!)
Also make a great Wii game or convert the Wii remote to /I\ Atari
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