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My All Time Favorite Game is... and Why?



  • Ocarina of Time! Link at his best!



  • @edmaul69 said in My All Time Favorite Game is... and Why?:

    Super mario bros. 1 & 3

    I've beaten 1 numerous times. Can't beat 3.



  • I'm going to have to go with The Curse of Monkey Island, the 3rd game in the series (with The Secret of Monkey Island running a very close second).

    I grew up with the first two Monkey Island games. They were smart, funny, charming and challenging. There was no internet back in those days, so if you got stuck you either had to plug away at it or hope one of your friends had made it passed that point. I loved them.

    And then Curse came out and I was blown away. It's cel-shaded animation was beautiful, and it's music fit perfectly. For the first time I could hear what each of these characters sounded like. I could fight vicious sea battles and sword fight pirates on the decks of their ships while insulting them rhyme. It was glorious.

    And it was hilarious. What other game lets you give cheese to a lactose intolerant volcano god? Or ruin a sea shanty by throwing in the word "orange".

    "Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!"


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    @mattrixk I say this to my wee lad all the time , he's 9. when he says "I'm stuck, google it" I sound like an old fart and say "When I was your age we didn't have google, we figured it out for ourselves!" I love being 40!



  • @AlexMurphy Reminds me of a Robin Williams quote,

    "We weren't online, we did lines my friend."



  • @starmaker69 I have several favourite games, most of them from NES. I'm with you: Battletoads. My heart hurts for not saying Mega Man 3 or River City Ransom, but I have to agree with you.

    By the way, I always got stuck at Snake Pit, and then I discovered that warp zone. Now I get stuck at Rat Race (level 10).



  • @starmaker69

    i choose diablo for psx. it was the best couch coop rpg and my brother and i played it for hours. There was friendly fire from spells... so my brother (the sorcerer) would have to tell me when he would use firewall. It plays like a dream on the pi and I am so thankful for the retropie team for creating retropie, a masterpiece of an os.



  • i like some of the selection you guys have chose, and i like how someone agreed with me on Battletoads !! awesome, i am trying to complete Battletoads without warps or cheats @meleu it would be a life time accomplishment for me, heck as i said above i own the retail copy of the NES version, in fact its the only version i ever owned, as i bought the game as a kid and still have it haha !! Stupid game hard as freak, but i love you so much lmao



  • @starmaker69 do you play it with retroachievements? I think it adds some fun to the playing. :-)
    There's an achievement for beat the game with no warps.
    http://retroachievements.org/Achievement/7013



  • I am quite fond of Chase HQ or Midnight Resistance on the ZX Spectrum (which was the platform I played them on originally). These are games I still go to every now and then, though these days I do it on MAME :)

    Still, they were loads of fun for my younger self, and even a few months ago I beat Midnight Resistance on MAME on a single credit.



  • Super Metroid, by far my favourite game ever. Good graphics, great music, a bit of suspense, action and a bit of thinking required.



  • @starmaker69, I am embaressed to say it but I think TMNT on the nes is my "favorit game". It's definately the one I play the most. I like the music, the nostalgia, the colors, the goofyness and the difficulty. This game is just the right level of difficulty for me--it's hard enough to keap me engaged but easy enough the I almost always beat it in about 25min...If it was up to me I would pick a cooler game as my favorite like battletoads or Zelda 2 but I don't think we get to pick our favorites.

    ps: Love battletoads dude. I think it's one of the best games on the nes. I was just playing it last weekend. I got to the last level and gave up. I started playing on the rpi but gave up and went back to the original console. The emulation was so bad I couldn't stand it, I actually got dizzy from the graphic glitches during the clinger winger.



  • @meleu i beat battletoads on the nes many times as a kid without getting hit once since i had memorized the game as it has no randomization to it. I had no clue there was even a way to warp in it. Learn something new every day. Great game though. Now that i am old i could use some warps. ;)



  • @rig have you verified its a glitch in more than 1 of the nes emulators?



  • @edmaul69 no I haven't. The screen looks like its skipping frames, it happens through the whole game, the sound is also really bad. I am using whatever the default emulator is. I have a rgb modded nes so I don't have the motivation for opitmizing the nes on the pie. I was playing it on the pie as a kind of lag test...about the warps--I have beat the game without them but I always use them now. Or at least the warp to skip through that level where you ride the rocket through hell. That level makes me feel not so good



  • @rig so pressing the 0 zero button on your controller (whichever button your controller uses for the zero button) right after you select a game, change the emulator from fceumm to nestopia. It is a far better emulator in my opinion. You arent using a pi zero are you?



  • My all time favourite is clearly "Civilization 1" for PC followed closely bei "Railroad Tycoon 1", "Silent Service 2" and "Pirates Gold". I'm playing this games for over 25 years now (yes i'm playing them until this day!) and all of the successors were not as good as the originals. Did i mention that Sid Meier is a genius? :-)

    When it comes to console titles my 2 favourites are "Sonic 1" for the Master System followed by the incredibly good Action-RPG game "Golden Axe Warrior", which was not officially released here in Germany, but a friend bought it in Ireland.



  • Have I really got to be the one to bring Final Fantasy VII into this (I can see me getting a fair few down votes for this :D).

    I think a lot of these choices are down to the age you were when you played them - at least FFVII is for me. I played it when I was about 13 or 14 and it was the first game that I played where I felt actual emotion in a game (helped by Nobou Uematsu's phenomenal music). Great story and characters (to a 13/14 year old!) and great music, the 2 things I look for above all else in games.

    So yeah, FFVII. Bring on the hatred :)



  • @sonicsheppard no hate here. I absolutely love final fantasy vii. I have beat it a ton of times. I probably have almost 2000 hours put into that game. More time than any other game. My problem nowadays is that i cant spend that much time in a game. The nes and ps1 are the best systems in my opinion. So many great games on both.



  • @edmaul69 said in My All Time Favorite Game is... and Why?:

    @meleu i beat battletoads on the nes many times as a kid without getting hit once since i had memorized the game as it has no randomization to it.

    You were the king of the neighborhood, weren't you?

    Don't tell me that you were used to beat Ninja Gaiden with same calm!


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