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Random unpopular retro gaming gem recommendation

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added on the 2016-03-15 16:14:26 by leGend leGend
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Castelian for Nintendo Game Boy.

yuck. i'd rather play the original C64 Nebulus :)
added on the 2016-03-15 16:36:22 by groepaz groepaz
some more (maybe too well known) nice games for the atari ST

captain blood
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day of the viper
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eco
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jean d'arc
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added on the 2016-03-15 17:55:47 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
Two games by the Assembly Line:

Vaxine:

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Youtube (unfortunately none of the people who uploaded videos on youtube have any idea how to play this game. Oh well, just admire the text plotter and pretty gouraud shaded balls :))

Interphase:

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Youtube (quite possibly the first gouraud shaded cube on ST - 1989! And with floppy loading in the background!)
Better gameplay video
added on the 2016-03-15 18:15:42 by すすれ すすれ
Operation Logic Bomb (SNES):
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Abadox (Famicom):
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And, depending on your definition of onpopular/obscure:

Alcahest (Super Famicom):
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Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Gamecube):
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Tokkyuu Shirei Solbrain, aka Shatterhand (Famicom/NES):
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Violinist of Hameln (Super Famicom):
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Mystaria : The Realms of Lore (Saturn):
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added on the 2016-03-15 18:49:37 by mic mic
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yuck. i'd rather play the original C64 Nebulus :)

https://twitter.com/olspookishmagus/status/701400974179573760
Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (for GBA)...
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added on the 2016-03-15 20:30:42 by pintcat pintcat
Oh man, i loved jean d'arc back then. Great game.

here is another one i played the shit out of:

[image]https://www.c64-wiki.de/images/b/ba/Vermeer_start.gif[/image]

As far as i remember, the first version didn't even have disk-save but only tape!?
added on the 2016-03-15 20:55:33 by CONS CONS
well, that NOT BB code worked well :D
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added on the 2016-03-15 20:56:37 by CONS CONS
E-motion, a fun old puzzle:
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Chip's Challege, likewise:
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added on the 2016-03-15 21:35:48 by Marq Marq
Landstalker! (Mega Drive)

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added on the 2016-03-15 22:32:11 by HellMood HellMood
http://audjoo.com/old/software/dynamate/
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(various platforms)

Parity Shot (PC/Windows)
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Blip and Blop - Balls of Steel (PC/Windows)
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Rasterbike on Amiga

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Best Tron game I played back then. Easily outdid the much better looking Corx.

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added on the 2016-03-15 22:56:05 by noname noname
Strife, 1996 FPS with Doom engine, don't know how popular, at least I didn't know it and think it's an underrated gem. At the time, it was very forward thinking, more like an FPS/RPG with talking characters, quests, stealth, great atmosphere and three endings. There is a new slightly improved version.

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added on the 2016-03-15 23:39:04 by Optimus Optimus
excuse me. xD

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added on the 2016-03-16 00:55:03 by yumeji yumeji
Warlocked by Bits Studios (2000), a solid RTS that was perfectly tailored for the GBC:

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSJ5oOmZnbE

Sadly released towards the very end of the commercial life of the console, and only in the US.
added on the 2016-03-16 00:58:00 by exocet exocet
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more french amiga/st cult stuff (at least outside of france):

Alpha Waves

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Purple Saturn Day

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Transarctica

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@mic: Aw man, great SNES suggestions. Thanks a lot, will check them out. :D
@pintcat: Also great suggestion. Very underrated "MOH" game.
@Weyland Yutani: I SO love the music to this game. Is there a soundtrack available somewhere? I can't seem to find anything. (Also I am in China now, so Internet search is kinda crippled. ;( )

Rastan Sage III aka Warrior Blade (Arcade)

Hilariously cheesy and epic beat'em up with gorgeous huge sprites, simple yet fun gameplay and hilariously cheesy german samples.

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Layer Section aka Rayforce aka Raystorm aka Galactic Attack (Saturn, PSone, Arcade, Windows)
Very underrated Shoot'em Up, with a fun lock-on laser element to it, as well as gorgeous 2D graphics mixed with great 3D effects.

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Chippoke Ralph no Daibouken aka Adventures of Little Ralph (PSone)

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added on the 2016-03-16 04:04:59 by elend elend
blue's journey/raguy (neo geo)
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All the ST stuff above (Captain Blood, Vaxine, Interphase, Alpha Waves) was ported to x86 and they all run amazing on low-end hardware. Alpha Waves on PC even has better music. All worth checking out if you have a slow 286 or fast 808x.
added on the 2016-03-16 07:10:19 by trixter trixter
Princess Maker 2 (PC/DOS for english beta version, a few other platforms japanese)
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Mobygames
Wikipedia
Probably one of the better known obscure/rare games by now, english version only exists as beta.
added on the 2016-03-16 10:38:34 by merkur merkur
Those are a lot...
It would be nice to get a short description, what makes them so playable and unique.

I got a SNES Disk once, with 30 jump n run games on it and was very excited. It turned out, they were all the same, but with some different sprites / scenarios... Pasta world, dragon world etc...
Very disappointing (I was very young back then)...

Soooo... There are sometimes mechanics that make the games stand out and I'm always curious, which ideas the developers had, that really worked...

So let us know! :D
added on the 2016-03-16 12:08:39 by FeN FeN
@mic
thanks for those snes suggestions.
added on the 2016-03-16 13:30:33 by 1in10 1in10

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