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Old 4th June 2010, 12:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The original Duke Nukem series were my fav!!

Played the first level via shareware, but then bought the whole series (Best idea for shareware ever!!!)

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Old 5th June 2010, 07:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Think Mario has to be king in my book

Mario 3
Mario World
Yoshi's Island

Donkey Kong Country

Bout to be so many i have forgotten.

If you have not played Super Metroid on the SNES i can recommend that if my memory serves me right - Amazing Game and my first big box purchase
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Old 7th June 2010, 07:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Sonic, Mario, Earthworm Jim
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Old 13th June 2010, 06:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Gun Star Heroes (Genesis) would have to take my "best of all time" platformer pick - as long as you play it in 2 player mode, sadly it's never been re-released on PC.

I know this is the retro gaming forum, but there's heaps of modern platform games around with Win 7 compatible releases (that you don't need to install emulators for) that get overlooked a lot, so I present to you:

Drac's (Win 7 compatible) Retro Inspired Platforming Playlist:


Bionic Commando Rearmed



A fantastic remake of a true classic.
You can't go wrong with this. Get it on Steam.



Psychonauts



This is the best 3D platformer of the PS2/Xbox/GC era, best of all
there is a native PC version. Snag it on Steam.



Braid



Braid is slow paced with fantastic time mechanics and great puzzles.
Get it on Steam.




Rocket Knight



Yay more Rocket Knight! Sadly not available via Steam in Australia (yet). Link to
USA Steam Store Page - You won't be able to purchase this from Australia right
now, I hope it's released here soon though.




Earthworm Jim 1 & 2


You can't go wrong when you give a space worm a raygun. Get it on GOG.





Duke Nukem Manhattan Project



A post Duke Nukem 3D game that was actually released!... Get it on GOG.



Gish



Charming physics based platform game.
You play a blob, no, seriously, it's good. Grab it on Steam.



Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee



Had trouble finding a trailer for this one.
Another great classic off-beat platformer made avaliable on GOG.




Another World






This is the 15th anniversary edition with higher resolution graphics.
Get it on GOG






Shinobi III







Classic ninja action! Avaliable at Gamers Gate.






N: The Way of The Ninja






Free for PC, fun, fluid and can get really hardcore.
Download or Play The Way of The Ninja Here





VVVVVV
(Yes, that's the name of the game, V six times)







Very quirky but great retro themed platformer.
Download the demo or purchase from their website.





Trine






Very well polished physics based action & puzzle platformer, has online co-op!
Grab it on Steam.




Oh and one upcoming game to watch for: FEIST
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Old 16th June 2010, 12:31 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What about Manic Miner. Or am i too old
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Old 21st June 2010, 03:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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oh golly!! I absolutely loved Oddworld!!
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Old 23rd June 2010, 01:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
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IMNSHO:

Super Metroid (SNES) Samus = the original kick-ass heroine.
Castlevania SotN (PS) "Psh. What is a man but a miserable pile of secrets?"
MegaMan X (SNES) I got to play Zero! To this day the only MM I ever won! (Except the Battle Network games, which are action/RPG, and therefore don't count.)
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One of my favorite's was Gex (PS). Merely a typical platformer, but some of the one-liners were priceless.

Another that I wasted countless hours on was Space Taxi on the C64. Not because it was outstanding, but because it was one of the few games that I had at that time..... oh the simple days.
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A few of my faves:

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES)
Super Mario 3 (NES)
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Genesis)
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Duke Nukem is the best game forever!!
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