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Anyone have a favorite video game not a first-person shooter nor a real-time strategy game of the nineties? Thank you.
   
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Didn't do a lot of console gaming then, but one of my university housemates managed to borrow a friend's PlayStation for a while and literally all we used it for was Colin McRae Rally. Awesome.
   
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Final Fantasy Tactics. Though it is also my favourite game of any kind.

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I guess the "Strike" games, we only had a Sega Mega Drive back in the day.



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None FPS or RTS favourite games of the 90s is difficult because the 90s rocked for RTS in particular and all my favourite 90s games are of those genres.

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Didn't do a lot of console gaming then, but one of my university housemates managed to borrow a friend's PlayStation for a while and literally all we used it for was Colin McRae Rally. Awesome.


feth yeah man, Colin McRae Rally was one of my favourite games ever, loved it.

And I guess I played a lot of Fifa 98 and Mortal Kombat on the sega megadrive ? Final Fantasy VII also pretty great, my only brief foray into JRPGs was final fantasy games.

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Favourite Console game from that era - easy!

Jade Cocoon on the PS1


RPG game which was kind of like pokemon, only fewer monsters and more of a focus on its own story than collecting. Indeed for its time, it featured and advanced merging system whereby you could take two monsters and merge them together. This blended their element, their abilities, stats and their physical forms. Some could get really neat looking (others rather daft at times).

It was a linear story path and well written with some nice animated intro and overall a really nice artistic style to the setting and backgrounds.


It was a great game, a shame its fallen to the way side. I did get a PS2 sequel, but sadly whilst it retained some of the gameplay elements it very much lost the visual, artistic, story and almost everything that made the original game great. It was well put together and worked and had some neat ideas, but it just didn't capture the same vision as the first.

   
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Definitely Super Smash Bros, and Starfox 64.

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personal favorite would be Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on the playstation. i remember visiting a friends house for our weekly warhammer game shortly after it was released and being annoyed that they were more interested in playing a video game than warhammer. after watching them play for about 15 minutes i was completely enthralled. i went out the next day and bought a playstation and the game and have loved it ever since.
   
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The 90's for me was bracketed by Battletoads and Double Dragon 2**** near the start and near the end probably Zelda OoT and for a more obscure one, ReVolt (game where you race RC cars).

I didn't really play much in the mid-90's, owned a SNES but my parents never bought me games for it and what little money I had I didn't feel like spending on games.





****Technically came out in the 80's, I was playing it in the 90's

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Wow that covers such a wide period..

Early 90s and 16-bit era I would say in no particular order, 'essential' games to play/try would be (inc. both Sega/Nintendo)
Platform Games: Sonic 2, Super Mario World, Revenge of Shinobi, Gunstar Heroes, Strider, Donkey County Country
Fighters: Super Street Fighter 2, Streets of Rage 2, Mortal Kombat 2, King of Fighters
Shooters: Super R-Type, Fantasy World, Gynoug/Wings of Wor, Hellfire, Thunderforce IV, Super Aleste, Contra 4
RPGs: Secret of Mana, Chronotrigger, Story of Thor, Final Fantasy 6,
Racers: Super Mario Kart, Road Rash 2, F-Zero,
Sports: EA stuff - Madden, Fifa, NHL + Sensible Soccer + NBA Jam + Speedball 2

Sure there are tons of good ones I have missed..

Ran out of energy for writing about 32-bit era

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I guess the "Strike" games, we only had a Sega Mega Drive back in the day.


This Desert and Urban Strike I think were two of the best games of the 16-bit era. Recently revisted Desert Strike and it still plays pretty well today.

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 Pacific wrote:
Sure there are tons of good ones I have missed..
The 16 bit releases of a lot of Nintendos big franchises in the early 90s - super metroid, super castlevania, legend of zelda, etc.

A lot of the early 3d 32-bit era stuff is very rough around the edges without the nostalgia. Mario 64 is still a good one to pick up, some of the fighting games if you have a friend to play against (Bloody Roar 2 had some fun mechanics). Games like FF7 and Front Mission 3 if you have a lot of free time on your hands.
   
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Super Metroid all day for SNES

PS1 would have to be FF7

PC would have to be Monkey Island or Diablo 1.

   
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I had quite a few games I played in the 90s. Some I remember playing alot of are:

Nes: Zelda, Duckhunt, Mario Bros 1 and 3, Doctor Mario, Gunsmoke, Guerilla War, Nekketsu Soccer League/Nintendo Worldcup

Supernes: Zelda ALttP, Power Rangers, Mario Kart, Mario Paint, Jurassic Park, Donkey Kong Country

Sega: Lemmings, Echo The Dolphin, Sonic 2, Sonic Pinball, Bubsy, Daze Before Christmas

Gameboy: Pokemon Red+Blue+Yellow, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon Pinball

PS1: A Bug's Life, Frogger, Driver 1+2, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile, Tombi 1+2, Digimon World 1, DragonBall Z FinalBout

N64: Pokemon Stadium, Goldeneye, Zelda Ocarina of Time, DonkeyKong 64, BanjoKazooie, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, StarWars Podracer

MS-DOS: multiple Commander Keen games, The Incredible Machine, Street Rod

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Not fps, impossible.

But a good runner up behind the fps titles, wave racer 64, demolition derby 1/2 and ridge racer 1.

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Secret of Mana and Super Metroid.

I also loved my Super Mario and Zelda games. Even completed Zelda 2, once.

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Super mario 64

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Mega Man X

Final Fantasy 2 (IV) is still a franchise favorite.

Link to the Past, Mario World, Super Metroid.

There's a lot of games out of the last half of the decade that I loved at the time and I have an enormous collection of PS1/N64 games, but few of them have aged well.
   
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 Pacific wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
I guess the "Strike" games, we only had a Sega Mega Drive back in the day.


This Desert and Urban Strike I think were two of the best games of the 16-bit era. Recently revisted Desert Strike and it still plays pretty well today.
Leaving Jungle Strike out eh, good choice!



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Favorite game? I can't possibly narrow it down to just one, or even just a few. The only platforms I really played were the N64 and PC (we had a PowerMac at home and had lots of games on it). I guess I can name a few of my favorites from each machine.

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 BrookM wrote:
 Pacific wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
I guess the "Strike" games, we only had a Sega Mega Drive back in the day.


This Desert and Urban Strike I think were two of the best games of the 16-bit era. Recently revisted Desert Strike and it still plays pretty well today.
Leaving Jungle Strike out eh, good choice!


Oh no I didn't mean to! I actually really enjoyed Jungle strike, I probably meant to write that instead of Urban.. although they were all great games.

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Ocarina of time, starfox 64 and pokémon red/blue. Played a lot of the old Pokémon.

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Link to the Past, Super Mario World, Earthworm Jim and Chrono Trigger if I had to pick.

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