In your opinion, what games have lasted the test of time? Games you still play to this day and still evoke the same feelings you had back then. Lets make it prior to 1999 (Games from this year are OK too).
Secret of Mana, Every Legend of Zelda game i've played multiple times (LOZ: ALTTP FTW), Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Super Mario 64, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and many others are all games that I will probably love and keep playing, and keep on finding something new to like about it, until the day I die. lol
Red Alarm on vb
Spy Hunter on nes
Metroid on nes
The "Greats" seem to suffer more because they are held to sort of impossible standards. They'll never be as good as the first time. Metroid gets in because that title screen is tee you double eff tuff tuff tuff tuff.
Starcraft is even more compelling to me today than it was 11 years ago. Though that may have a lot to do with me being 12 and not understanding the nuances the first time I played it. I'm also probably being biased too, but for some weird reason the graphics still seem to hold up today.
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tetris, Super Mario 64, Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. In fact I remember playing the original Super Mario Bros. on my Wii not too long ago and just thinking "wow, even after all the years since this came out it's still a great platformer".
Prior to 1999? Hmm, well these have all stood well against the test of time. They're still as fun today as they were when they were first released.
Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man (1980/1981)
Robotron 2084 (1982)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992)
Earthworm Jim (1994)
Chrono Trigger (1995)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
Grim Fandango (1998)
" Starcraft is even more compelling to me today than it was 11 years ago. Though that may have a lot to do with me being 12 and not understanding the nuances the first time I played it. I'm also probably being biased too, but for some weird reason the graphics still seem to hold up today. "This, its the greatest game ever.
" All 2D Mario and Sonic games. Doom Solitaire :PMinesweeper :D Unreal TournamentQuake 3/Live ... "Almost, but then theres that virtual boy mario and Hotel Mario. In Sonics case, just 1 game comes to mind that everyone should stay away from: Sonic Blast, what a POS.
Chrono Trigger and most of the Zelda games immediately come to mind. The Mario games as well, at least the main 2D side-scrolling ones. It is funny also because I think Half Life 1 has aged poorly while Doom is still fun as hell. Call me old-fashioned but that's how I roll.
" @rjayb89 said:That would be my guess too." Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pokemon Yellow (so overpowered), and that game with that 7 up logo dude. Totally forgot what it was. It's probably so obvious, but I lack understanding and diligence. "Coolspot? "
I think a lot of people are listing games that might still give them the feeling, but the gameplay is really archaic.
I loved Secret of Mana when it was new. For a long time I thought it was one of my favorite games ever. Rationally thinking when I play it now, I see how completely fucked up the action gameplay is. If a game had that gameplay today, people would call it absolute shit. Sure the music is still nice and the world is still huge, but I don't think that would carry the game today.
That's just one example, but there's a lot of games that are like that.
KOTOR is still awesome. It has a story that very few games can match, and the graphics aren't bad.
It's still awesome to play still, if you have the right settings or an xbox copy to play with.
Titan Quest is still the best hack and slash option on the pc also... despite having two years on its' legs.
Bubble Bobble, apparently.
I goddamn hate the internet.
Asteroids, Tempest, Pong, Centipede, Frogger, Pac Man, Missile Command, Mario Bros. 1 & 3, Super Mario World & Yoshi's Island, Tetris, Bejeweled, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - 4, Contra (NES version), Narc, Smash TV, Mortal Kombat 2, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox & Star Fox 64, Legend of the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, All the Zelda's but Zelda 2, Final Fantasy Tactics, Dragon Quest VI & VII, Star Ocean 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid, Tales of Phantasia.