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Title: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 09, 2008, 11:52:42 PM
Same rules as before, only the first game you list counts.  Only one game per post.  Etc. Etc. Etc.  Game can be for any platform or genre, as long as it was released prior to 2000.

(http://www.modojo.com/media/features/218/chrono.png)

1) Chrono Trigger, for SNES.  One of my all time favorite games.  I really hope the DS version turns out good. 



The list thus far:
1) Chrono Trigger
2) Crossed Swords
3) Eternal Champions
4) Doom
5) Wolfenstein 3D
6) Streets of Rage
7) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
8) Final Fantasy 7
9) Adventure
10) Resident Evil 2
11) Killer Instinct
12) Punch-Out!
13) Mortal Kombat 3
14) Pac-Man
15) X-Caliber 2097
16) Outrun
17) Gunstar Heroes
18) Zombies Ate My Neighbors
19) Smash TV (wasn't that included on the same post with 18?)
20) Rampage
21) Metal Gear Solid
22) Ninja Gaiden (NES)
23) Contra
24) Mortal Kombat 2
25) Earthworm Jim
26) Sonic the Hedgehog
27) MediEvil
28) Combat
29) Star Fox
30) Super Mario World
31) Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
32) Maniac Mansion
33) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
34) Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
35) Monster Party
36) Red Baron 3D
37) Metal Slug
38) Street Fighter 2
39) Darkstalkers
40) Burger Time
41) Super Bomberman
42) Pong (it’s about freakin’ time!)
43) Super Metroid
44) Hexen
45) Tekken 3
46) Pandeomonium!
47) Lode Runner
48) Gradius
49) Karate Champ
50) Robocop 2
51) Tapper
52) Time Crisis
53) Daytona USA
54) Bad Dudes
55) Frogger
56) MDK
57) Death Race
58) Cool Boarders 2
59) Twisted Metal 2
60) Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
61) Boulder Dash
62) Blades of Steel
63) Strider (Genesis)
64) Battle Toads
65) Crystalis
66) Samurai Showdown
67) Wild ARMs 2
68) Kirby’s Dream Land
69) Defender
70) Final Fantasy Tactics
71) Operation Wolf
72) Terminator 2: The Arcade Game
73) Crue Ball
74) Golden Axe
75) Deathtrap Dungeon
76) Moon Patrol
77) Paper Boy
78) Final Fight
79) Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse
80) Axelay
81) Rocket Knight Adventures
82) Phantasy Star
83) Splatterhouse 3
84) Rambo 3
85) Virtua Fighter 2
86) Alien Trilogy
87) Shinobi 3
88) Shadow Warrior
89) G-Police
90) Devastators
91) Magician Lord
92) Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
93) Syphon Filter
94) Rival Schools
95) Mappy
96) Contra: Hard Corps
97) Space Invaders
98) WWF In Your House
99) Casino Kid
100) R- Type

Yay!  We finished! 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on September 10, 2008, 06:03:44 AM
Oh man, the one that immediately comes to mind?

No.2 - Crossed Swords (NeoGeo) - First played this on a NeoGeo multi-game arcade machine at the local bowling alley when I was about 12. Far as I know it's the 1st "first person slasher" game ever made. Awesome arcade fun that I'd love to see get a Wii makeover ala the similar Dragon Quest title currently available. :teddyr:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbutyXusuRs


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 06:46:44 AM
3.) Eternal Champions
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/EternalChampionsBox.jpg)
A severely underrated fighter that has awesome graphics for it's time and gameplay.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 06:53:00 AM
4. DOOM

(http://wiki.fz.se/images/thumb/0/03/300px-Doom_box.jpg)

Was the daddy of shoot-'em ups in it's day. I had the PSX version, which I thought was graphically just as good as the other consoles' versions. People also complained about the change in music, but the atmospheric sound effects just added more to the isolation and blood-shed! A true classic  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 08:00:55 AM
5.) Wolfenstein 3D
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Wolfenstein-3d.jpg)
Following up on Circus's Doom nomination, I had to add this one.  This game brings me back to Word Processing class in high school.  When the teacher wasn't looking, I'd play the game because someone put it on the school's network drive.  Good times, good times. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 08:43:18 AM
6. STREETS OF RAGE

(http://www.gameovor.fr/public/Nostalgie/streets-of-rage-start.jpg)

The best side-scrolling beat 'em-up I've ever played. I used to spend hours on this game after I had first played it at friend's house, I loved it. Throwing guys through telephone boxes, stabbing hooker-ninjas with broken bottles....It had great music too.

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Streets_of_Rage_GEN_ScreenShot4.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 10, 2008, 09:39:51 AM
(http://www.modojo.com/media/features/161/sotn.jpg)

7) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for PlayStation.  Man, I can't count the number of times I played through that one.  And the music...


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 09:53:48 AM
8. Final Fantasy VII

(http://www.dpluss.nl/final-fantasy-7-ps1.jpg)

Really can't say enough about this game. Best RPG, possibly best game I have ever had the pleasure to play. Totally engrossing from start to finish, great story, great characters and fantastic gameplay.  :thumbup:

(http://www.forceforgood.co.uk/screenshots/ff7_1.jpg)
(http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/4544/fantasy/ff7_zolom1.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 10, 2008, 11:34:27 AM
9. Adventure!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE6MSXqouSk

Massive nostalgia for those who were there.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 11:49:35 AM
10. Resident Evil 2

(http://www.coolrom.com/screenshots/n64/Resident%20Evil%202.gif)

2nd best game I've ever played. Improves on the first installment in every way; graphics, story, characters, gameplay and overall atmosphere. This was as close as you could get to what a "Dawn Of The Dead" game might've been like.  :thumbup:

(http://www.juegomania.org/Resident+Evil+2/fotos/n64/0/350_t/Foto+Resident+Evil+2.jpg)
(http://romsworld.narod.ru/Resident_Evil_2.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 12:22:29 PM
11.) Killer Instinct
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/Killer_Instinct_flyer.jpg)
I actually started playing this game after the initial popularity and fell in love with it.  Especially the ultra combos. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on September 10, 2008, 12:26:02 PM
1) Punchout- Body Blow Body Blow Uppercut
2) FALLOUT/FALLOUT 2!!!!
3) Duke 3d
4) Shadow Warrior
5) Discs of Tron


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 12:28:45 PM
13. Mortal Kombat III

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/a.panji.nushantara/SArqSIg9XfI/AAAAAAAAAbY/cWjgPK1ZvJs/Mortal%20Kombat%203_000%5B5%5D.jpg)

One of the best beat-'em ups period!  :thumbup:

(http://www.videogames.net.au/userimages/user-5142225_1162048821.JPG)

Can you say toasty...?




Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 12:31:52 PM
1) Punchout- Body Blow Body Blow Uppercut
2) FALLOUT/FALLOUT 2!!!!
3) Duke 3d
4) Shadow Warrior
5) Discs of Tron

Ed unfortunately, I beleive you are about to be banished to the netherrealm for posting more than once in a 100 list.   :wink:

I guess while I'm posting I shall get the obvious out of the way.
14.) Pacman
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/Pac-man.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: AnubisVonMojo on September 10, 2008, 12:35:09 PM
No.15 - X-Kaliber 2097 - A hack-n-slash adventure title I played for hours on the SNES in my younger days. I picked it up recently on an emulator and realized just how soft I've gotten from today's simplified "make it easy so everybody thinks they're good at videogames" fare.

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/AnubisVonMojo/20695.jpg)(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m43/AnubisVonMojo/snes_xkaliber2097.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 12:49:06 PM
16. OutRun

(http://www.classicgames.cn/Article/UploadFiles/200608/20060824181645213.png)

Driving a ferrari, chick by your side, surrounded by palm trees, 80s music blaring....aww dude!  :thumbup:

(http://carsmedia.ign.com/cars/image/outrun-01.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 10, 2008, 05:17:48 PM
17)  GUNSTAR HEROES    (Sega Genesis)
(http://www.racketboy.com/retro/gunstar-cover.jpg)

Here's a full play of this amazing game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWfHOfjtcdw


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 10, 2008, 05:21:53 PM
18) Zombies Ate My Neighbors  (for both SNES and Genesis)

Still one of the funniest games of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut9oWWI0mWM
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19)   SMASH TV   (arcade, SNES, Genesis, NES)

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Super_Smash_TV_SNES_ScreenShot1.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcYX9CL3pyE



Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Ed, Ego and Superego on September 10, 2008, 05:22:44 PM
1) Punchout- Body Blow Body Blow Uppercut
2) FALLOUT/FALLOUT 2!!!!
3) Duke 3d
4) Shadow Warrior
5) Discs of Tron

Ed unfortunately, I beleive you are about to be banished to the netherrealm for posting more than once in a 100 list.   :wink:

I guess while I'm posting I shall get the obvious out of the way.
14.) Pacman
([url]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/59/Pac-man.png[/url])


I'm most dreadfully embarassed... I'll spare giving you the list one at a time and we'll all just make do, somehow.
-Ed


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Patient7 on September 10, 2008, 05:26:44 PM
I don't know if this should be 19 or 20 but

(http://www.coolrom.com/screenshots/n64/Rampage%20World%20Tour.gif)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 10, 2008, 05:28:48 PM
I don't know if this should be 19 or 20 but

([url]http://www.coolrom.com/screenshots/n64/Rampage%20World%20Tour.gif[/url])


It is #20 on the list.  Great game. I love getting 2 of my friends playing this game with me.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 05:50:09 PM
21. Metal Gear Solid

(http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/01856/media/Metal_Gear_Solid_-_Metal_Gear_REX.jpg)

You cannot "set the bar", the bar is Metal Gear... :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 06:00:57 PM
Quote
I'm most dreadfully embarassed... I'll spare giving you the list one at a time and we'll all just make do, somehow.
-Ed

yes...we all must pick up the pieces and move on.   :wink:

22.) Ninja Gaiden
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/76/NinjaDistanceSNES.png)
A game that caused me much stress but I loved it.  I beat it once and never went back.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 06:07:33 PM
23. Contra

(http://technocracia.files.wordpress.com/2006/11/contra.jpg)(http://66.232.99.210/images/contra-world-challenge-big.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 06:19:23 PM
24.) Mortal Kombat 2
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Mortal_Kombat_II.png)
The best of the series IMHO. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 06:23:46 PM
25. Earthworm Jim

(http://www.snesclassics.com/snes-roms/images/boxart/earthworm%20jim-1.jpg)

One of the weirdest, wackiest games ever made....a goldfish bowl for a boss??
Jim's making a comeback, thankfully!  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 06:26:55 PM
26.) Sonic The Hedgehog (I prefer part 2)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/Sonic_1991.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 06:33:14 PM
DarkiSider just read my mind, I was actually a second away from posting Sonic 2.  :teddyr:

27. MediEvil

(http://www.cincinnati.com/freetime/games/reviews/img/medievil1.jpg)
(http://www.thevideogamecritic.net/images/ps/medievil.jpg)

A really, really fun game!  :bouncegiggle: This game had some really cool weapons, the level design was really quirky and the boss battles were always imaginative. Also, short cut-scenes were well inter-woven with active game-play, along with spooky settings. Tons and tons and tons of fun!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 06:36:18 PM
28.) Combat - Atari 2600
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d0/Combatatarigamepack.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m86ftny1uY
I say keep your XBox 360 war games, this one will always be the best.   :teddyr:  My brother and I would kill hours playing it. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 06:40:09 PM
29. Star Fox  :thumbup:

(http://www.n-philes.com/games/SNES/SNES_starfox/star_fox_snes.jpg)

(http://acorn.cybervillage.co.uk/emulation/snes/starfox.gif)

Remember the first time I played this bad boy, alot of fun and broke new ground with 3D-effect flight simulation.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 10, 2008, 07:34:43 PM
30)   Super Mario World   (SNES)

(http://cmwp.com/wiki/images/c/cb/SNES_Super_MarioWorld.jpg)


Here's an amazing speed run for it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBoB20shjsc


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 10, 2008, 07:54:27 PM
31. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

(http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/5961/imageae3.jpg)

(http://news.softpedia.com/images/reviews/large/crash3ps1_002-large.jpg)(http://news.softpedia.com/images/reviews/large/crash3ps1_001-large.jpg)

The PSX's best platformer by a mile, great new gameplay elements were added all round and the later stages became infuriatingly difficult to complete 100%


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 10, 2008, 08:16:37 PM
32.) Maniac Mansion
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/47/Maniac_Mansion_%28Commodore_64%29_box_front_cover_art.jpg)
Before modern survival games, this one lit up Commadore 64s everywhere. 
Side note...it had one of the coolest intros ever...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91OTEPIfMos


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 10, 2008, 09:10:41 PM
(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr355/slakerpunk85/tmnt2.jpg)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(arcade_game)

For those that don't remember, this was an arcade game found at malls and arcades in the late '80s/early '90s during the big Ninja Turtle craze.  Then it got ported to the NES, but due to the fact that there was a previous Ninja Turtle game for NES, they just called it TMNT 2: The Arcade Game.  Pretty great game.  Side scrolling beat em up.

25. Earthworm Jim

([url]http://www.snesclassics.com/snes-roms/images/boxart/earthworm%20jim-1.jpg[/url])

One of the weirdest, wackiest games ever made....a goldfish bowl for a boss??
Jim's making a comeback, thankfully!  :bouncegiggle:

Great game.  Was gonna post it myself, actually.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 11, 2008, 02:52:34 AM
34. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

(http://www.mywii.com.au/img/game/The-Legend-Of-Zelda--A-Link-To-The-Past-1.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 11, 2008, 02:54:26 AM
And a game few people know of, and even fewer like.  I would be one of those few...

35. Monster Party

(http://www.flyingomelette.com/reviews/nes/screens/mpartyreaper.gif)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: indianasmith on September 11, 2008, 06:18:32 AM
RED BARON 3D  (1998)

Best WWI Flight Simulator EVER!!!


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 06:32:27 AM
37. Metal Slug  :thumbup:

(http://www.neo-geo.com/snk/screenshots/metal%20slug1.gif)

(http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/metal-slug-3-a.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 07:35:04 AM
38.) Street Fighter II
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/Sf_vs_screen.gif)
Blanka was my go to guy. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 07:46:47 AM
39. Darkstalkers

(http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/7572/darkstalkers1kh4.jpg)

(http://images.webmagic.com/klov.com/screens/D/xDark_Stalkers__The_Night_Warriors.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2008, 08:36:54 AM
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s1/Panfriedmoogle/BurgerTime.jpg)
BurgerTime


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 08:48:17 AM
41. Super Bomberman

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Super_Bomberman_SNES_ScreenShot1.jpg)

(http://www.emuworlds.de/files/pics/nes/SuperBomberman.gif)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 11, 2008, 10:35:45 AM
42.  Pong

Old school?  I believe this is the first video game ever made.  This clip is from 1969.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LsRGUODHlQ


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 10:38:40 AM
43. Super Metroid

(http://www.freewebs.com/emusaves/Pictures/Super%20Metroid%20boite.png)

In my opinion, the greatest game made for the SNES  :thumbup:

(http://media.arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.media/smet.jpg)(http://www.techdiversions.com/files/history/snes_super_metroid.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 03:21:53 PM
44.) Hexen
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Hexenbox.jpg)
Mixing Doom with fantasy, I used to play this for hours.  Wraithsverge was the coolest weapon.  You shoot out spirits of the dead to rip apart your enemies. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Ash on September 11, 2008, 03:41:04 PM
Tekken 3

I personally thought this was the best out of all of them.  Tekken 2 runs a close 2nd.

Tekken 3 Intro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmU4wQqKQI


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 04:03:54 PM
46. Pandemonium!

(http://www.thebitbag.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/250px-pandemonium_box.jpg)

The first playstation game I ever played, I fell in love with it straight away. Even after I had played other platformers, this was always my favourite. Very unique gameplay and levels, you could bounce on watermelons and turn into a rhino.
(http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/ps/pandemonium!.jpg)(http://www2.fileplanet.com/images/120000/123805ss_sm2.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Derf on September 11, 2008, 04:15:54 PM
47. Lode Runner

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up3AIbXR2jk


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 04:25:10 PM
48. Gradius

(http://www.shootershrine.co.uk/PCE/gradius.jpg)

(http://gradius.classicgaming.gamespy.com/g2pce1.gif)(http://www.vgmuseum.com/images/duo/01/gradius2td-30.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 04:55:25 PM
49.) Karate Champ
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Karate_Champ.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 04:59:15 PM
50. Robocop 2

(http://www.retrogames.co.uk/stock/assets/images/1NES_-_Robocop_2.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMFh1jHrGs4&feature=related

How many ways can you say awesome?


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 05:03:24 PM
51.) Tapper
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/TapperGameplay.png)
Mindless, simple fun.  Plus the cabinet in the arcade was pretty cool for it's time.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
52. Time Crisis

(http://images.snesorama.us/Time_Crisis_PT_Screen.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJgpJ1VWtxk

The first light-gun game I played, don't know why I still don't have it....endless fun!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 05:17:44 PM
53.) Daytona USA - Arcade
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/Daytona_USA_arcade_flyer.jpg)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_tdbt812I4
The best is when you can find an 8 at a time racing station.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 05:22:14 PM
54. BAD DUDES!  :thumbup:

(http://www.chickengang.com/media/1/20080319-bad-dudes.jpg)

Everytime you beat a boss, the characters would shout "I'm Bad", it doesn't get any badder than that.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 05:30:28 PM
55.) Frogger
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cd/Frogger_game_arcade.png)
I was never really great at this game but played it a lot. 


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 05:37:19 PM
56. MDK

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6911/mdk20eyh3.jpg)

(http://www.anaitgames.com/wp-content/mdk.jpeg)(http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/ps/mdk.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Patient7 on September 11, 2008, 05:42:12 PM
The game that began the whole "it's too violent" controversy

57.  DEATH RACE

(http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/death_race/clock%20scr%20cap%202.JPG)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 05:51:40 PM
58. Cool Boarders 2

(http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/ps/cool_boarders_2.jpg)

Must've completed this about 50 times, Boss and the alien were insane!

Then 3 and 4 came and ruined the series.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 11, 2008, 07:13:42 PM
59.) Twisted Metal 2
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Twisted_Metal_2.jpg)
I love this series but this is the best IMHO.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 11, 2008, 07:35:28 PM
60. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/Tenchu.jpg/256px-Tenchu.jpg)

(http://guide2games.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/tenchustealthassassins-4.jpg)(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y224/papablingo/tenchuus7.jpg)

Excellent cross between Metal Gear/Bushido Blade - very, very bloody.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Derf on September 11, 2008, 07:52:20 PM
61. Boulder Dash

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtLxcHtBh90


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2008, 08:12:39 PM
(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q109/StatMan79/150px-Blades_Of_Steel_box_art.jpg)
Blades of Steel.

Not sure if it's been mentioned or not.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 11, 2008, 08:35:50 PM
63(?)    STRIDER       (arcade and Sega Genesis)

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/5/59/250px-Strider_Hiryu.jpg)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

amazing time attack speed run of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnnktxHbvt8&feature=related   


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2008, 08:50:44 PM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h46/pathareek/battletoads.jpg)

EXTREMELY difficult game, with fairly great graphics for the NES.  One game that has great GRAPHICS and GAMEPLAY to boot.  I hate games with great gameplay but horrible graphics, and great graphics but horrible gameplay.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:29:41 AM
Hope no one minds me getting in quite a few.  Heh, I've hardly had a chance to post, what with packing up to move and all...

65) Crystalis

(http://forevergeek.com/images/Crystalis2.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:30:42 AM
66) Samurai Showdown

(http://gamernode.com/upload/Other%20images/showdown1186053989.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:32:49 AM
67) Wild ARMs 2

(http://snesorama.us/images/ss/PSX/Wild_Arms_2_ntsc-front.jpg)

Sadly, I've heard it was all downhill from here.  I still enjoyed the remake of the first and I liked the third one.  I have yet to play the fourth, fifth, or tactics, but I've heard they not quite as good as the originals.  Sad.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:33:46 AM
68) Kirby's Dream Land

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Kirbys_Dream_Land_GBC_ScreenShot2.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:35:05 AM
69) Defender (Atari 2600)

(http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/2600/defender.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 12:36:36 AM
70) Final Fantasy Tactics

(http://pspmedia.ign.com/psp/image/article/802/802285/final-fantasy-tactics-the-war-of-the-lions-20070708081504429-000.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: JJ80 on September 12, 2008, 01:02:25 AM
No.71 - Operation Wolf - A fine shooter!


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 05:58:35 AM
72.) T2 The Arcade Game - (just the arcade version, the home versions generally sucked)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Terminator_2-_Judgment_Day_%28arcade_game%29.png)
One of few games based on movies I liked.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 07:29:19 AM
73. Crue Ball

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Cre_Ball_Coverart.png)

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Crue_Ball_GEN_ScreenShot2.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 12, 2008, 08:37:32 AM
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/Ty1986/Golden_Axe_GEN_ScreenShot1.jpg)
If it's been posted, ignore this post.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 08:46:07 AM
75. Deathtrap Dungeon

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/yos**tora/psx-covers/deathtrapdungeon.jpg)

(http://www.juegomania.org/Deathtrap+Dungeon/fotos/pc/1/1003/Foto+Deathtrap+Dungeon.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Joe the Destroyer on September 12, 2008, 08:54:17 AM
76. Moon Patrol

(http://www.ilovethe80s.com/moon_patrol.gif)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 09:16:02 AM
77. Paperboy

(http://www.joystiq.com/media/2006/03/paperboy_oldschool.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d6/PaperboyHazards.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:05:47 PM
78)  FINAL FIGHT    (Arcade. SNES, Sega CD)

(http://www.jammaboards.com/store/images/uploads/Final_Fight/Final_Fight_Title_SS.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKaGMzA844s


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:08:50 PM
79) CASTLEVANIA III: Dracula's Curse   (NES)

(http://www.terriblehands.com/dctp/splash1.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdPsKCSXmoE&feature=related


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:13:43 PM
80)  AXELAY   (SNES)

(http://a1.vox.com/6a00c2252178fb8e1d00d10a7dc7a18bfa-320pi)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7eiGvbOlGc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5deOWkolM8&feature=related


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:16:12 PM
81) ROCKET KNIGHT ADVENTURES   (Genesis)

(http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/scans2/rocketknightadventures.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I30Zqtrl9S4


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:21:45 PM
82)  PHANTASY STAR   (Sega Master System)

(http://img.epinions.com/images/opti/6d/29/Phantasy_Star_for_Sega_Master_System-resized200.jpg)



Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:34:56 PM
83)  SPLATTERHOUSE 3  (Genesis)

(http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/md/02/splat301.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tP4jzk-ABM


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 12:40:04 PM
84. Rambo III

(http://images.webmagic.com/klov.com/screens/R/wRambo_III.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 12:53:37 PM
85.) Virtua Fighter 2
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/Virtua-fighter-2-box.jpg)
I recall the arcade nearby having the one where you can sit down and play. 

SIDE NOTE, should we make this a top 1000 list?   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 12:55:51 PM
86. Alien Trilogy

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Alien_Trilogy.jpg)

(http://image.jeuxvideo.com/images/ps/a/l/alreps005.jpg)(http://www.arminbwagner.com/crates_and_barrels/barrel_screen1.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 12:56:24 PM
87)  SHINOBI III: Return of the Ninja Master/b]  (Genesis)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/62/Shinobi_III_-_Return_of_the_Ninja_Master_Coverart.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epdselGCXkI


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 12:58:20 PM
88.) Shadow Warrior
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f3/Shadow_Warrior_Coverart.png)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 01:00:18 PM
89. G-Police

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QJSAC0KPL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

(http://www.emunova.net/img/tests/2324.jpg)

One of the best looking games on the psx, on eof the most underrated aswell  :thumbup:


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Ash on September 12, 2008, 01:14:18 PM
#90  Devastators

No one I know nowadays seems to remember this game.
Several years ago (around '95 or '96), the local Tilt arcade was selling some of their older arcade machines.
They had Devastators for $100 so I bought it.
Ended up owning it for close to 4-5 years before selling it to an acquaintance for $50.
By that time, the screen needed to be replaced and I didn't want to bother with it.  It would've cost more to replace the screen than what I paid for the entire cabinet.



(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/5462/minicabinetjo1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

This game was actually pretty cool!   :thumbup:
You ran up the screen shooting enemy soldiers, throwing grenades and using rockets to shoot down planes and tanks, etc...
Two people could play it at the same time and it was fun to have a friend standing next to you pounding away on the Fire button, trying to kill everything onscreen.
My friends would always laugh because at the time I was living in a small apartment and they'd come in and see this huge arcade machine against the wall in my living room.   :smile:

(http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/2156/devastatorsgameplayvj9.png) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 01:25:05 PM
91) MAGICIAN LORD  (Neo Geo)  (one of the most difficult games ever made IMO)

(http://www.vgmuseum.com/scans/scans4/mlj.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FSF1xPKz-0


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 01:25:36 PM
92. Moonwalker

(http://www.coolrom.com/screenshots/genesis/Michael%20Jackson's%20Moonwalker.gif)

(http://www.klov.com/images/11/1181242137338.png)(http://2simple.cn/img/moon_walker.gif)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 01:30:41 PM
93.) Syphon Filter - PS1 (1999)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/40/Syphon_Filter.jpg)
If for one reason, the tazer...


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 01:38:15 PM
94. Rival Schools

(http://www.retrogame-shop.com/shop/images/rival_school1.jpg)

Excellent beat-'em up, lots of strange characters and fun sub-games.
(http://www.cf-network.com/cfan/IMG/jpg/rival_schools_04.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Derf on September 12, 2008, 01:43:44 PM
95. Mappy, the only arcade game I ever got halfway decent at:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol0mz5T5uZU


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 01:53:35 PM
96)   CONTRA: Hard Corps   (Genesis)  (My personal favorite of the series)

(http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/games/drg000/g066/g06613x9d6z.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfwnSPK48TU


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 12, 2008, 02:41:45 PM
97.  No one metioned SPACE INVADERS yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqyKpJwk29o


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Psycho Circus on September 12, 2008, 03:43:49 PM
98. WWF In Your House

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/88/13/09c11363ada0dc0d642cc010._AA280_.L.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/bridge_troll/aaawrestle10.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Patient7 on September 12, 2008, 04:20:06 PM
This list filled up extremely fast.  sniff, one day you're reading the first post, the next day you're almost on the last.


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 05:47:36 PM
99.) Casino Kid
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2f/CasinoKidBoxart.jpg)


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Torgo on September 12, 2008, 06:24:04 PM
100)  R-TYPE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-XlzRLgd0



Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: Mr. DS on September 12, 2008, 06:34:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IVFaRTJmmY


Title: Re: 100 Awesome Video Games Released Before 2000
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 12, 2008, 07:14:58 PM
98. WWF In Your House

([url]http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/88/13/09c11363ada0dc0d642cc010._AA280_.L.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/bridge_troll/aaawrestle10.jpg[/url])

Wow.  Can't believe someone mentioned that gem.  I have it.  Shame it only had ten wrestlers in it.

My friends hated it.  They're like, "It's Mortal Kombat, but with wrestlers.  This sucks."