What important game from your childhood never gets talked about?

  • 174 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
Avatar image for ztiworoh
ztiworoh

909

Forum Posts

83

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

#1  Edited By ztiworoh

For me, it's the Journeyman Project series, a series of adventure games that I was obsessed with but no one ever seems to mention.

Avatar image for sir_gunblade
sir_gunblade

162

Forum Posts

134

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 1

#2  Edited By sir_gunblade

Low G Man for the NES.

Avatar image for theodacourt
theodacourt

591

Forum Posts

143

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 8

#3  Edited By theodacourt

Torin's Passage

That game is greeeeeeeeeaat!! It really is. There are parts which haven't aged well like some obscure puzzle solutions but it's still so much fun with great characters and silly humour!

Avatar image for epicsteve
EpicSteve

6908

Forum Posts

13016

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 89

User Lists: 11

#4  Edited By EpicSteve

I think the first game I completed was Rugrats for the PS1.

Avatar image for yummylee
Yummylee

24646

Forum Posts

193025

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 88

User Lists: 24

#5  Edited By Yummylee

Burning Rangers and Die Hard Arcade. I would also usually add the Fear Effect games, but it's got a mention on the forums here and there from other users besides myself. Plus both Patrick and Jeff talked a little about it during that treasure chest of a Mailbag video.

Oh, and the Clockwork Knight games, too. Basically a lot of the Sega Saturn library.

Avatar image for maajin
Maajin

1184

Forum Posts

211

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#6  Edited By Maajin
Avatar image for deactivated-5f00787182625
deactivated-5f00787182625

3325

Forum Posts

604

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 0

Jazz Jackrabbit 2, I nostalgia so hard every time. That soundtrack is still one of the best ever.

Avatar image for beachthunder
BeachThunder

15269

Forum Posts

319005

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 30

#8  Edited By BeachThunder

MariLemmings :o

Avatar image for oscar__explosion
Oscar__Explosion

3003

Forum Posts

5651

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 6

#9  Edited By Oscar__Explosion

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: The Manhattan Project for the NES. It was the very first game I can remember ever playing with 2 people at the same time which was super mind blowing to me at age 5.

Avatar image for alexw00d
AlexW00d

7604

Forum Posts

3686

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

#10  Edited By AlexW00d

I played a bunch of 'weird' shit on the megadrive when I was a young'un that noone ever mentions. Probably cause they weren't good games.

Avatar image for kanerobot
KaneRobot

2802

Forum Posts

2656

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 9

#11  Edited By KaneRobot

I had an email on the podcast about this a while back, but it has surprised me that Nintendo has milked pretty much every significant NES franchise they had back then for a modern sequel/reboot except for Pro Wrestling . After Punch-Out!! I figured it was inevitable...guess not.

Avatar image for gunstarred
GunstarRed

6071

Forum Posts

1893

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 10

#12  Edited By GunstarRed

Sub Terrania, I very occasionally see someone bring it up, that game was cool as hell. I would have loved for it to be on that last Mega Drive collection they put out.

Avatar image for oldenglishc
oldenglishc

1577

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#13  Edited By oldenglishc

Phantasy Star IV.

I'll never understand why it doesn't get the same love as FF 7.

Avatar image for deactivated-5a46aa62043d1
deactivated-5a46aa62043d1

2739

Forum Posts

496

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Adventures of Lolo

Avatar image for isentorr
isentorr

54

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#15  Edited By isentorr

Dino Crisis.

Resident Evil and Silent Hill got all the attention, but eight year old me thought dinosaurs were cool so that was the game I played.

Avatar image for coafi
Coafi

1520

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#16  Edited By Coafi

Shadow of Destiny, it's probably one of my most replayed games not only because it features 6 endings, but there's something about the mood and atmosphere this game has that it was pretty unique back when I first discovered it. I wish this game would get a proper remake, they remade it for the PSP but it looks the same and they changed the voices which bummed me out.

Avatar image for stonepawfox
stonepawfox

244

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#17  Edited By stonepawfox

Wild 9 on the psx. From Shiny entertainment, makers of earthworm jim (which I also really loved). It was that game with the beam grapple arm and the slamming and the grinders and the hurting. I thought it was actually really cool, and I got it from a wal-mart bargain bin when I was like 9 years old, to me it was the first great find I ever made for myself (at least that's how it seemed back then, haven't played it lately)

Avatar image for cathryn
Cathryn

586

Forum Posts

1681

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 14

#18  Edited By Cathryn

DuckTales, which was one of my favourite platformers as a kid and was well-loved, but is generally not talked about that much. Capcom actually made a lot of decent licensed Disney games back in the day. Kind've surprising given how generally poor licensed games are these days (though of course we do see some bright spots from time to time).

Avatar image for killacam
killacam

1342

Forum Posts

66

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#19  Edited By killacam

Prisoner of Ice. My first adventure game after the Hugo series. Time travel, nazis, and an epic twist. What more could a boy need!?

Avatar image for pyromagnestir
pyromagnestir

4507

Forum Posts

103

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 23

#20  Edited By pyromagnestir

The important games from my childhood are Link to the Past, Secret of Mana, and Super Mario 64. I'd say of that list Secret of Mana gets talked about least. So that one!

Avatar image for leafhouse
leafhouse

194

Forum Posts

316

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 0

#21  Edited By leafhouse

Blazing Dragons but thats because it's not very good. Loved that shit though!

Avatar image for forkboy
forkboy

1663

Forum Posts

73

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 6

#22  Edited By forkboy

Mega lo Mania, one of the very first strategy games I played, back on the Mega Drive. I remember it very fondly but it does get mentioned very rarely by others, if ever.

Avatar image for nintendork666
nintendork666

209

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Avatar image for primalhorse
PrimalHorse

87

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#24  Edited By PrimalHorse

Litlte big Adventure for me. The world seemed so bizzare and switching into different stances and throwing my bouncing orb in clever ways and catamarans, it still seems like a lucid fever dream now.

That and Tenchu, such a great franchise, the level editor led to so many laughs and the multiplayer in the later instalments though heinously unbalanced got put into the ssb and halo rotations in the early teens.

Avatar image for the_hiro_abides
the_hiro_abides

1332

Forum Posts

2541

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 7

#25  Edited By the_hiro_abides

@ztiworoh: Yeah, The Journeyman Project games were great! Well, maybe not the first one but I enjoyed the second and third one quite a bit. Arthur made up Gabe's lack of personality.

@oldenglishC: Phantasy Star IV all the way! I can still hear that opening music in my head whenever I think about that game. It certainly has aged better than FFVII and the characters had a little more depth. Either way, the ending was way cooler.

Avatar image for xdogg
XDogg

2

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#26  Edited By XDogg

Secret of Evermore... I've very rarely heard that game brought up here or elsewhere, and is probably my second favorite RPG on the SNES, next to Final Fantasy 6

Avatar image for emperor_norton
Emperor_Norton

100

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#27  Edited By Emperor_Norton
Avatar image for bbalpert
BBAlpert

2978

Forum Posts

34

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 16

#28  Edited By BBAlpert
Avatar image for earthbowl
EarthBowl

174

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 1

#29  Edited By EarthBowl

There was an N64 game I played a lot with a couple of my neighborhood friends called "Chameleon Twist". I wouldn't call it an important game, but the moments I had playing that game with friends were some of my fondest moments playing a multiplayer game.

Avatar image for poppduder
Poppduder

528

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#30  Edited By Poppduder
Avatar image for crusader8463
crusader8463

14850

Forum Posts

4290

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 7

User Lists: 5

#31  Edited By crusader8463
Avatar image for oldenglishc
oldenglishc

1577

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#32  Edited By oldenglishc

@The_Hiro_Abides:

I fired it up on the Vita right after I typed my post just to hear that song, immediately started playing through it for the third time.

Avatar image for cptbedlam
CptBedlam

4612

Forum Posts

7

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#33  Edited By CptBedlam

I'll give you three...

Stonekeep

No Caption Provided

Realms of Arkania: Star Trail

No Caption Provided

Sim Farm

No Caption Provided
Avatar image for ninjaberd
NinjaBerd

230

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#34  Edited By NinjaBerd

Rainbow Island on the NES. I used to play that game with my Mom. She got pretty good at it, and it was the only video game I ever saw her play, even to this day.

Avatar image for musubi
musubi

17524

Forum Posts

5650

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 17

#35  Edited By musubi
@Yummylee I liked me some Die Hard Arcade. Looking back its probally garbage but back in the day it kept me entertained for hours.
Avatar image for meepasaurus
Meepasaurus

265

Forum Posts

4

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#36  Edited By Meepasaurus

@EarthBowl said:

There was an N64 game I played a lot with a couple of my neighborhood friends called "Chameleon Twist". I wouldn't call it an important game, but the moments I had playing that game with friends were some of my fondest moments playing a multiplayer game.

Hey, I used to rent that game with my friends too. Not the greatest, but not bad either. My favorite non-Nintendo multiplayer was probably Bomberman 64.

Avatar image for donutfever
donutfever

4057

Forum Posts

1959

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 35

#37  Edited By donutfever
@theodacourt said:

Torin's Passage

That game is greeeeeeeeeaat!! It really is. There are parts which haven't aged well like some obscure puzzle solutions but it's still so much fun with great characters and silly humour!

Played that when I was about 6! 
 
But Banjo-Kazooie is the first to come to mind. It's talked about, but not as much as it should, and there seems to be some weird hate around it.
Avatar image for musubi
musubi

17524

Forum Posts

5650

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 8

User Lists: 17

#38  Edited By musubi
@Demoskinos
@Yummylee I liked me some Die Hard Arcade. Looking back its probally garbage but back in the day it kept me entertained for hours.
Nevermind I was thinking of Die Hard Trilogy for PSone not the arcade game
Avatar image for sayishere
Sayishere

1854

Forum Posts

4422

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 5

#39  Edited By Sayishere

I think Shinobi 3, some people prefer the Revenge of Shinobi.

Avatar image for agentboolen
agentboolen

1995

Forum Posts

12

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

#40  Edited By agentboolen

@Demoskinos said:

@Yummylee I liked me some Die Hard Arcade. Looking back its probally garbage but back in the day it kept me entertained for hours.

Use to play this in the arcades and just recently played it on a Saturn Emulator and its definetly the best 3d streets of rage style game ever created. Wish Sega would have continued this style of game. The Dreamcast also had a decent sequel called Dynamite Cop! Definetly classics that no one cares/knows about.

No Caption Provided
Avatar image for bisonhero
BisonHero

12801

Forum Posts

625

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 2

#41  Edited By BisonHero

It was slightly past my childhood, but Perfect Dark did some really impressive things. It had basically the same controls as GoldenEye, but the campaign was actually enjoyable, instead of the bullshit in the last half of GoldenEye where enemies respawn infinitely and the maps are way too big for how few objectives you have. Perfect Dark had you do some actual spy stuff occasionally, instead of just shooting damn near everything like GoldenEye. But even though it vastly improved on GoldenEye, compared to the singleplayer PC FPSs of the day, I guess I can see why nobody brings up Perfect Dark.
Also, fuck everybody, the multiplayer wasn't very good in either game. Or rather, the controls and guns were a real achievement for console shooters, but JESUS CHRIST was Rare incompetent at making multiplayer maps. Facility is AWFUL.

Avatar image for dr_mantas
dr_mantas

2557

Forum Posts

92

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 9

#42  Edited By dr_mantas

Burai Fighter Deluxe for the original Game Boy.

Edit: BTW, talk about nice cover art:

High Res NTSC NES Cover
High Res NTSC NES Cover
Avatar image for s-a-n-jr
s-a-n-JR

3256

Forum Posts

2993

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 15

#43  Edited By s-a-n-JR

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon.

Avatar image for toowalrus
toowalrus

13408

Forum Posts

29

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

#44  Edited By toowalrus

Dynamite Headdy? That game's a classic (in my head).

Avatar image for earthbowl
EarthBowl

174

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 1

#45  Edited By EarthBowl

@Meepasaurus: That is also a great choice to make as they both share a similar space between them. That local multiplayer can be significant even with games that may have not been recognized as "good" games, or were disregarded for a lacking of certain features, or graphics, or anything else in between. That any game with a multiplayer component, amongst a group of people to play and share in that same space can still retain that equaled experience that anyone would have had if they were playing more successful, and or, "better" games with the same multiplayer options. Both fun games in their own right.

Avatar image for cptbedlam
CptBedlam

4612

Forum Posts

7

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#46  Edited By CptBedlam

@dr_mantas said:

Burai Fighter Deluxe for the original Game Boy.

Weird, I thought of that game as well a few minutes ago.

Avatar image for stete
Stete

782

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#47  Edited By Stete

Strife. In an era where all FPSes were nothing more than "find keys, get exit", this game offered so much more. Decent story. good weapons and the game looked pretty damn impressive for its time.

GG Shinobi 1 & 2. For me, GG Shinobi 2 is the best game in the series, even better than the ones on the Mega Drive. The fact that it has mutliple characters and allows you to change them on the fly makes the game feel titsawesome.

Ecstatica. Admitetly this get mentioned from time to time but it's one of the first forced perspective survival horror games and its definitely one of the best, and I think it's as important as the first Alone in the Dark and Resident Evil.

Avatar image for sherlock_pwnz
Sherlock_Pwnz

54

Forum Posts

12

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#48  Edited By Sherlock_Pwnz

@Sanj said:

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon.

I was starting to think that I had dreamt that game up.

Also, Marko's Magic Football. Hands down, THE game of my childhood. I remember being incredibly surprised that no-one had ever heard of it.

Conceptually, it's balls crazy (no pun intended....maybe slightly).

Avatar image for wsninja
wsninja

104

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#49  Edited By wsninja

Hyper Zone for the SNES. It has a bawling outta control soundtrack

Avatar image for bananaz
bananaz

272

Forum Posts

2

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#50  Edited By bananaz

Zombies ate my Neighbors.