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Looking for game suggestions



  • Hey! I've finished my retro pie portable build, and it's working great. Now, I just need some good games to play! I'm looking for suggestions and people's favorites for any supported system. I never owned any drag systems growing up, so I don't know any of the good games there. And I missed some of the good ones for Nintendo too. Looking forward to playing some great games!



  • @bfenty I am particularly interested in coin-op arcade games, so stuff like Joust, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug--it should be easy to find lists of the top arcade games of the 80s.

    For Nintendo, you have to play Super Mario Bros, SMB2, 3, and of course, the Zelda series.



  • @caver01 said in Looking for game suggestions:

    @bfenty I am particularly interested in coin-op arcade games, so stuff like Joust, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug--it should be easy to find lists of the top arcade games of the 80s.

    For Nintendo, you have to play Super Mario Bros, SMB2, 3, and of course, the Zelda series.

    I've played snes Zelda. Is nes zelda good as well?



  • @bfenty Well, it's going to be a step backward in technology, certainly, but it's the original. The gameplay is good and winning the game will take several sessions. I liked the Adventure of Link a little better (both are NES) with the original Zelda played top-down perspective, and Link is a side-scroller for most of the gameplay if I remember correctly.



  • @bfenty: I'm a big fan of beat 'em ups. Alien vs Predator, Armored Warriors and The Punisher (all for Final Burn Alpha) are some of my favourites. There is also the Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle series on MegaDrive/Genesis.

    When it comes to platformers, I don't think anything can beat Alien Soldier on MegaDrive/Genesis.



  • @bfenty
    NES is my favourite system. Here are my suggestions:

    • Mega Man 1-6
    • Castlevania 1 and 3 (the 2nd is a kind of RPG and I didn't play too much)
    • Contra (don't forget to use the Konami Code!)
    • Felix The Cat
    • TMNT2
    • Little Nemo (pretty hard game)
    • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
    • Ninja Gaiden 1-3 (f@#$%ing hard)
    • Snow Bros
    • Kirby's Adventure
    • Metal Storm
    • Battletoads (the toughest game of this list, but it's really fun to play)
    • Micro Machines
    • Baloon Fight

    These are what I remember now...

    Don't forget to play with RetroAchievements!! It adds more fun to the playing! ;-)
    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/RetroAchievements


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    @bfenty said in Looking for game suggestions:

    @caver01 said in Looking for game suggestions:

    @bfenty I am particularly interested in coin-op arcade games, so stuff like Joust, PacMan, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug--it should be easy to find lists of the top arcade games of the 80s.

    For Nintendo, you have to play Super Mario Bros, SMB2, 3, and of course, the Zelda series.

    I've played snes Zelda. Is nes zelda good as well?

    nes zelda was one of the first games i spent a lot of time with on my pi. it rules! it's really hard at points but it's got this sense of exploration and mystery that even the later zelda's miss. i had to draw out a world map on a notepad to work out where to go/where i'd been :)



  • Here we go for a quick list:

    On Nes:

    • Duck Tales
    • Super Mario The lost levels (one of the hardest plateforme games I haved ever played..)

    On Game Boy color:

    • Zelda a link awakening (one of the bests zelda of all time IMHO)
    • Zelda Oracle of Age/Season
    • Wario Land serie

    On Game boy advance:

    • All Castlevania games on this support are good
    • Golden Sun serie
    • Mario and Luigi
    • All metroids

    On Snes:

    • Donkey Kong country 1,2,3
    • Yoshi's Island
    • Super Mario World
    • FF VI
    • Terranigma
    • Chrono trigger
    • Seiken Densetsu 3
    • Tales of Phantasia
    • Super Metroid

    Megadrive:

    • All Sonic games
    • Aladin
    • Kid Cameleon


  • And the list is not over:

    On TuboGrafx 16/PC Engine:

    • The Soldier serie (especially Soldier Blade: one of the best shmups of all time IMHO)
    • Bonk Serie

    And there are more that I can't think of right now...

    Note: sorry for the tow post but with only one it was considered as a spam... :-(



  • @Alucard I would also add The Lion King to your MegaDrive list.


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    • Cheetahmen II

    Some people call it broken. I prefer to think of it as prohibitively winnable.



  • Man, the greats are:

    Pc Engine: Parasol star
    Mame: Night slashers (with advmame); Dungeon and dragons, Metal slug, Twinkle star sprites, Puzzle boubble....
    SNES: Mario 3 (BUT try the Game boy advance Mario version, its a remake, same Mario 3 with better graphics), Super Bomberman, Donkey kong.
    PSP: Flying hamster
    PSX: R-Type delta, Diablo I, Rayman 1
    N64: Mario Kart



  • wow everyone, thanks for all these suggestions. You've given me a place to start. Feel free to keep them coming-I like having a variety of things to play.



  • MAME:
    TMNT - all of them
    Metal Slug 2
    Karnov - if you like to die a lot
    Street Fighter II - pick your version

    NES:
    MegaMan 1 - 4
    Dragon Spirit
    Guardian Legend

    SNES:
    F-Zero
    Drakken
    StarFox
    Super Castlevania
    Super Contra


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