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July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:53 am
by dsheinem
Whatever we choose for next month's Together Retro, we will be celebrating some of the biggest, most beautiful (?) failures from four companies (Atari, Sega, Nintendo, and EA) that represent some the biggest names in retro gaming.

Importantly, we will be playing games that are exclusive to these consoles (e.g. they weren't cross-platform, they weren't ported to other systems/PC, they don't have a very similar version elsewhere, etc.). If a game was also released for the arcade, it can "count" as an exclusive if the only home port is on one of these systems. Make sure you vote accordingly! If there is any question as to whether a game could reasonably count as an exclusive, please ask in the thread below.

If you don't have the original hardware, all of these systems are very easy to emulate on even low-spec modern PCs.

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:29 am
by alienjesus
Lol, this will be interesting.

Quick question re: exclusives

If a game is a console exclusive but is also on PC, does that count or no? 3DO's best stuff is often on PC too.

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:35 am
by dsheinem
alienjesus wrote:Lol, this will be interesting.

Quick question re: exclusives

If a game is a console exclusive but is also on PC, does that count or no? 3DO's best stuff is often on PC too.


nope:

dsheinem wrote:they weren't ported to other systems/PC,

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:39 am
by alienjesus
dsheinem wrote:
alienjesus wrote:Lol, this will be interesting.

Quick question re: exclusives

If a game is a console exclusive but is also on PC, does that count or no? 3DO's best stuff is often on PC too.


nope:

dsheinem wrote:they weren't ported to other systems/PC,


Man, the Virtual Boy probably has twice as many exclusives as the 3DO in that case :lol:

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:07 am
by prfsnl_gmr
Yeah...I voted for Atari 7800 since I have almost a complete set of games for it. Then, I thought, “Wait...Are any of those true exclusives? Even Scrapyard Dog has a port. If it wins, what am I actually going to play next month?! Water Ski?!”

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:56 am
by Exhuminator
Interesting themes dsheinem. I'm intrigued, and admire your conviction.

If you don't have the original hardware, all of these systems are very easy to emulate on even low-spec modern PCs.


He's right. Unfortunately a lot of folks around here disregard emulation for whatever reasons. Their loss.

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:03 am
by alienjesus
So, I think people need to think carefully about their voting to figure out if there's anything they want to play that is an exclusive.

Lots of the best games for the 32X, 3DO, Jaguar and 7800 are available on other systems. No Rayman or Tempest 2000 on Jaguar, Virtua Fighter or Virtua Racing on 32X, Star Control or Road Rash on 3DO here - they all got ports elsewhere. The 7800 library of exclusives seems to be absolutely tiny too.

For my money the Virtual Boy is the best system here. Not only does it have more exclusives than most or all of the others (shockingly enough), the best stuff on the system is available as an option. You can play basically any Virtual Boy game you like, except maybe Panic Bomber.

When I'm not at work I'll try and comprise some lists of meaningful exclusives per platform, but I don't think any of them are going to be very long :lol:

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:13 am
by Sarge
32X, from a quick perusal, should have Knuckles' Chaotix, Kolibri, Spider-Man: Web of Fire, and Tempo. There's also Darxide, a PAL-region exclusive, Metal Head, which is a 3D mech game, and Star Wars: Arcade, which to my knowledge is the only home port of the game.

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:31 am
by Exhuminator
alienjesus wrote:So, I think people need to think carefully about their voting to figure out if there's anything they want to play that is an exclusive.


Lists that are likely inconclusive and incorrect:

32X
Cosmic Carnage
Darxide
Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes Starring Fred Couples
Knuckles' Chaotix
Kolibri
Metal Head
Motocross Championship
Shadow Squadron
Spider-Man: Web of Fire
Tempo
Zaxxon's Mother Base


3DO
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Slayer
Cowboy Casino Interactive Poker
Crash N Burn
Demolition Man
Doctor Hauzer
Escape from Monster Manor
Foes of Ali
Guardian War
Immercenary
Iron Angel of the Apocalypse
Jurassic Park Interactive
The Life Stage: Virtual House
Pataank
Real Pinball
Shadow: War of Succession
Station Invasion
Twisted: The Game Show
Ultraman
VR Stalker
Way of the Warrior


Atari 7800
Alien Brigade
Crack’ed
Hat Trick
Jinks
Mat Mania Challenge
Mean 18 Ultimate Golf
Midnight Mutants
Motor Psycho
Ninja Golf
Planet Smashers
Tank Command
Touchdown Football
Water Ski


Atari Jaguar
AirCars
Alien vs Predator
Atari Karts
Battlemorph
BattleSphere
Bubsy in Fractured Furry Tales
Club Drive
Cybermorph
Defender 2000
Fight for Life
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods
Iron Soldier
Kasumi Ninja
Missile Command 3D
Super Burnout
Supercross 3D
Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
Ultra Vortek
Val d'Isère Skiing and Snowboarding
World Tour Racing


Nintendo Virtual Boy
3D Tetris
Galactic Pinball
Golf
House of Insmouse
Jack Bros.
Mario Clash
Mario's Tennis
Nester's Funky Bowling
Panic Bomber
Red Alarm
SD Gundam Dimension War
Space Invaders Virtual Collection
Space Squash
Teleroboxer
V-Tetris
Vertical Force
Virtual Bowling
Virtual Boy Wario Land
Virtual Fishing
Virtual Lab
Virtual League Baseball
Waterworld


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Let me add that if Virtual Boy wins, there's a great Windows emulator for it, that also supports the 3D effect via the player wearing traditional red and blue 3D glasses. As in the kind you can buy off Amazon for $5.

Re: July Together Retro Poll

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:47 am
by Nemoide
32X is the only one of those systems I have so it gets my vote. If anything else wins, I'll be sitting that month out: I don't really like emulating/playing games on my PC. I *wish* I had a Virtual Boy just so I could play Wario Land on it, but it's not in the cards.

It's a fickle beast and I don't really like hooking it up. But maybe I'll actually try to beat Tempo. If nothing else that game LOOKS really good. Or maybe I'll actually get a friend to play through 2-player Knuckles Chaotix with me even though that game is not so good...

(For my money, the best 32X exclusive is Kolibri. It's not as good as Ecco, but it's pretty solid.)