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What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?



  • @BobHarris said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    I never played Cave story, but after having seen some gameplay I'm definitely adding it to my backlog. :-) It reminds me a bit of vvvvvv.

    vvvvvv looks pretty interesting, it's a shame it doesn't seem to run on the Pi though :(



  • @Brigane said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    @BobHarris said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    I never played Cave story, but after having seen some gameplay I'm definitely adding it to my backlog. :-) It reminds me a bit of vvvvvv.

    vvvvvv looks pretty interesting, it's a shame it doesn't seem to run on the Pi though :(

    Yes it's a great game, with an amazing OST. Would indeed be great if it was available for Retropie. I have the game on my phone, but I rarily use my phone for gaming.



    1. Golden Tee '99 (arcade) - I love golf games that don't use the "three click system". I also have Golden Tee II (1992), '97, '98, 2K, and Classic (2001). Most are good games, but I like some courses more than others.

    2. World Class Bowling (arcade) - Using a trackball makes this game so much more fun.

    3. Espgaluda (arcade) - Danmaku games are short and hard, but the enemy and bullet patterns can be beautiful and engaging.

    4. B.Rap Boys (arcade) - Beat 'em ups are fun multiplayer games that take me back to the arcades in the late eighties. This one has groovy music and seems to drip with zeitgeist.

    5. Pac-Man Arrangement (arcade) - Found in "Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2" it's a fun multiplayer take on the pellet muncher.



  • @IanDaemon said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    Golden Tee '99 (arcade) - I love golf games that don't use the "three click system". I also have Golden Tee II (1992), '97, '98, 2K, and Classic (2001). Most are good games, but I like some courses more than others.

    Had to look up the games didn't recognize in the thread and found this video:


    Thought it would be fun for you in case you have not found waldo yet.



  • 1 Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (PSX) One of my all time favorite games
    2 Crash Team Racing (PSX) Same as 1
    3 Pokemon Gaia Hack (GBA) Fun new Pokemon experience that I can play together with my family on the big screen instead of using a flash cart.
    4 Gradius (NES) My daughter loves it
    5 Super Mario World Hacks (SNES) To be able to experience the game again in new ways



  • @langest said in [What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?] I just found that guy standing in tghe woods.)(/forum/post/182223):

    @IanDaemon said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    Golden Tee '99 (arcade) - I love golf games that don't use the "three click system". I also have Golden Tee II (1992), '97, '98, 2K, and Classic (2001). Most are good games, but I like some courses more than others.

    Had to look up the games didn't recognize in the thread and found this video:


    Thought it would be fun for you in case you have not found waldo yet.

    Whoa! I never saw that! Thanks! (In '97 I found that guy just standing in the woods.)



  • Batman Returns for the snes was my first beat'em up, and TMNT: Tournament Fighters was my second. I played Space Quest 6 which I think has a Streets of Rage parody arcade game... Is streets of rage really worth playing? Id recommend all three of the above games.

    EDIT: I forgot my top 5 so here goes.
    5.Front Mission 3 (Playstation)
    4.Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Playstation Portable)
    3.Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (Playstation Portable)
    2.Ogre Battle: TMotBQ (Playstation)
    1... Shantae (Gameboy Color)



  • I'm very SNES heavy I'm afraid.

    1. Super Mario World - the first game me and my siblings had when we got a SNES for Christmas. We used to play level or life. My dad used to play with us as well so it brings back find memories. My sister deleted our save game once by accident and we nearly had her adopted. I still enjoy 96*ing it every so often and will probably do it once a year for old times sakes.

    2. Link to the Past - similar to above, it's just a joy to play it through once in a while. A lot of the gameplay sticks but as I age, chunks of it gets forgotten so it's nice to play through now an again.

    3. Super Mario Kart - if you've never spent a day trying to beat your ghost kart time on SMK you haven't lived. Long dreary winters days were spent with my friends playing battle kart or ghost time trials. It still feels great to play it years later and there aren't many racing games which hold up against it.

    4. Sonic the Hedgehog - it's pretty amazing how quick this game plays on the Megadrive. At the time I gave it little thought due to my love of the SNES but over time the lack of saving and dedication required to finish it with all the gems gives it a certain completionist quality that is hard to beat.

    5. Die Hard Trilogy - PS1 - not only are the Die Hard movies awesome, but the tie in games were superb. They don't hold up so well now, but combining three different genres for the three movies was a deft move. The light gun on Die Harder have you a great arcade feel and the third person shooter for Die Hard was just good clean fun. The driving on Vengeance was probably the weakest of the three but back in the day still kept your attention for a few hours.

    6. Metal Gear Solid - PS1 - there are few games as cinematic as MGS on the PlayStation 1. I hadn't played a single Gear game prior to this one so when you had two disks worth of video gaming it was like Christmas and birthday rolled into one. I still have fond memories of using the codec and watching all the cutscenes. I know the latter games became gorgeous attacks on the senses, but they failed to capture the original beauty and gameplay of MGS. It's clunky as hell but hiding in a box has never been as fun.



  • Not 5 games at the moment but I've been enjoying these the past couple of days:
    Earthbound (SNES): I play through this every few years because it's pretty awesome. I just finished it tonight.
    Space Mountain (SG-1000): Okay, I don't know if I could call this enjoying or not but I really have some sort of weird fascination with figuring out what the hell I'm supposed to actually be doing. You enter this tunnel-like thing and it seems to be important but I have no idea what to do.
    Crossed Swords (NeoGeo): I've just found this to be a fun variation in gameplay. It has also made me want to make an arcade focused build since I think it will control a lot better with a stick. Definitely one to check out if you haven't tried it.
    Ghouls N Ghosts (Genesis): We had NES entry for the series growing up and I thought it would be cool to check out a (slightly) later release. I had a lot of fun for a couple hours and I've always loved the soundtrack of those games.



  • @BillyH said in What are the top 5 games you currently enjoy playing the most on your Pi and why?:

    5 - Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis (ScummVM). I think it's my second favourite point and click game (after Day Of The Tentacle), yet it will probably never get a remaster.
    4 - Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace (PS1). Okay, so it's not exactly a great game but it's got a big nostalgia factor for me (and I'm young enough to initially like the TPM movie when it was released). Never got through the entire thing back in the day.
    3 - Grand Theft Auto 2 (PS1). I never had a PS1 (I had the N64 then) but I bought a few games to play on my brother's PS1; GTA 2 is definitely my favourite even though it has less of a nostalgia factor for me than The Phantom Menace.
    2 - Donkey Kong Country trilogy (SNES). The first game was a great experience back in the day. Played through it again last year but I really began to notice the downside of RCA output to HD screen, and I'm getting increasingly afraid of the batteries in the cartridges dying on me. I've recently bought the second and third game of the trilogy, never really got into those as a kid, but haven't played them yet on the SNES so I hope I'll take the time for them soon, to get into the mood for Tropical Freeze on the Switch.
    1- Super Mario 64 (N64). One of the N64 games that the Pi 3 can reasonably handle, and about the only game I've already played more than a few minutes of on RetroPie. I doubt if I'll be able to get through the game before it's rereleased on the Switch though (sorry RetroPie, but any game on you that comes to the Switch, I'll play on there instead).

    And @Impman66, I thought the movie Pixels was pretty funny, though, as one of my geek friends put it, seeing as the movie is in 3D it should have been named Voxels.

    That was my list over a year ago. I've put my RetroPie aside for a while, with what little gaming time I had going to either the Switch or the N64, with some room to play the newest Assassin's Creed and Hitman games on PS4. I've returned to RetroPie recently though, and find myself playing several games again.

    I've put GTA 2 beside me for now, and as for Super Mario 64, since last year I've bought an N64 so I can play my games regularly again. For PS1 and SNES, I really appreciate the RetroPie shaders so the games look good on my big modern television, but for N64 I feel the most comfortable way to play is with the original controller, and it helps that the N64 emulation isn't perfect. It also helps for PS1 and SNES that I think those original controllers are less comfortable, so I have no problems with swapping those for the Switch wired controller that I've bought for the RetroPie.

    That being said, I guess this would be my current list:
    5 - Donkey Kong Country trilogy (SNES). The first game was a great experience back in the day. Played through it again two years ago but I really began to notice the downside of RCA output to HD screen, and I'm getting increasingly afraid of the batteries in the cartridges dying on me (these are two big reasons of why I've bought a Pi and installed Raspberry on it). I've recently bought the second and third game of the trilogy, never really got into those as a kid, but haven't played them yet on the SNES so I hope I'll take the time for them soon. I've played through Tropical Freeze on the Switch by now, but I still want to finally play through the original trilogy.
    4 - Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace (PS1). Okay, so it's not exactly a great game but it's got a big nostalgia factor for me (and I'm young enough to initially like the TPM movie when it was released). Never got through the entire thing back in the day.
    3 - Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis (ScummVM). I think it's my second favourite point and click game (after Day Of The Tentacle), yet it will probably never get a remaster.
    2 - Asterix & Obelix (SNES). So I've actually beaten this on cartridge contrary to DKC2-3 and JP, but I still find the ease of continuing where you left off with save files makes games like these so much more fun to replay than with passwords.
    1- Jurassic Park (SNES). I've even quite recently turned on the SNES to try and play this again. Next to Super Castlevania IV, Jurassic Park on the SNES is probably my favourite game that I never actually finished. I've found that I just don't have the time to figure everything out, but I've started using save states now and I'm a few hours into the game, hopefully I find enough gaming time to finish this by the end of this month. I might go for Jurassic Park 2 afterwards, which is another game I like but have never gotten through.


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