A special game from your childhood that no one else seems to have played

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In order of age, from greatest to least:

Cutthroats: Terror on the High Seas. Massive bugs everywhere, but still one of the best Pirate sims I've played.

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. Fantastic game, really difficult, if not impossible, to win skirmishes at higher difficulties.

Evil Genius. You control an island full of evil henchman and dim-witted minions, not to mention an Evil Genius bent on world domination. What more could one ask for?

AVATAR_RAGE:
Digimon World. I loved these games when I was a youngun but alas no one seems to have heard of em.

The first and third were fantastic, I still play them. Never owned the second and fourth, but gameplay footage from the second turned me off and I've never owned a PS2.

Definetley Sub-Terrania for the Sega Mega Drive. Hard to say why i liked it, other than it being one of the very few games i actually had...

TizzytheTormentor:

piinyouri:

TizzytheTormentor:
Alundra, it was fucking magnificent, dark and emotional storyline (seriously) fun as heck and hard and challenging puzzles (sometimes too hard) and tough bosses (some are pushovers though)

I remember hearing humorous stories from UGPM back in the day that the game's puzzles were SO difficult the editors actually took the disc and ran it over with a vehicle.

WHA?! hey ran over a godly game like that because it was too hard?! The game is insanely difficult at times, yes but to run over it with a vehicle...blasphemy!

I loved that game. I don't remember the puzzles being that tough though maybe I have blanked it out :p

Mine was a game called Ghost Hunter on the Master System where you would escort this little girl in a red dress through a haunted house, it was tough but good fun.

Llil:


I still play it when I have some time to kill. I think the game is considered to be a classic, so I'm sure there's other folks who like the game, but I've never met anyone who's played it (besides my dad who showed me the game).

Oh my god! I used to love that game when I was a kid! It's been so long, I didn't even remember the name of it, until I saw that video.

Thanks for bringing back memories.

Netstorm: Islands at War.

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The only game I ever managed to really share with my father, who now hates videogames with an almost rabid passion. It was a really unique and different kind of RTS, with static siege engines where the only moving things were resource gatherers and an almost Tetris-like bridge building mechanic.

Imat:
Evil Genius. You control an island full of evil henchman and dim-witted minions, not to mention an Evil Genius bent on world domination. What more could one ask for?

A 2X speed button.
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the harry potter games
they defined my childhood and are pretty good for movie based games only one of my friends and sister played them.
and the Howie,s treehouse games I really loved those as a kid.

I just have to say... Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers. And that unicycle racing game. And there was this awesome NES game my neighbours had, Gun Smoke. OMG Gun Smoke. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun.Smoke

Desert Storm (the helicopter game)...

On PC I used to play Warlords 1 and 2. I think it was Warlords 2 where you could do a custom game and chose hilarious units, like pig cops. Eventually I loved Heroes of Might and Magic 2, which is easily one of the best turn based strategy/RPG games ever made. Everyone knows XWing and Tie Fighter, but how about Mantis? Came on about 8 floppy disks lol.

Oh and we had an Apple IIe, Bouncy Ball was pretty fun. Swash Bucklers was tough. The submarine game only worked some of the time but it was cool dodging torpedos and blowing up ships.

Honestly though I don't remember the vast majority of NES and SNES games I played. I only owned a handful, but back then we got 2 for 1 rental coupons all the time so pretty much every Friday from about November to May I would rent a game and my parents would get a movie, then I'd play the game all weekend. The summer months we'd go to the lake.

Edit: Memory clicked, I think there was an amazing disney game on SNES. Like a Mickey Mouse RPG. I just remember a swampy area with lots of docks, and a haunted house or something like that. Also, was Tale Spin a game? I think it was (as well as a cartoon).

OH SHIT I can't forget this one: SUPER STAR WARS! That game was unreal. So damn awesome and hard. I think I only made it to the Death Star once or twice, never beat it. I remember 2nd level when you drive the landspeeder on Tatooine, playing that with my cousin - you'd kill Jawas and they'd say that funny "oohteenee!" and we'd make up funny things it could sound like, like "egg pee!" "not funny!" etc. We also played a lot of Rock N Roll Racing but I think plenty of people know that one.

Alternate Reality - The City on the Atari ST. Awesome game, shame the rest of the series never got made.

Yoda Stories. My first computer game. It was bitchin'.

Body Harvest for the N64. I adored and played the hell out of this game on the N64. Apparently is wasn't very well received at the time, which is probably why nobody bought it.

Two more from my later teen years.


I think Silent Bomber's final boss should up for nomination as one of the most difficult fights in game history.

Nazulu:
Mine is Mischief Makers 64. The game looks pretty crappy on the box but it was filled with awesome challenges and boss fights, including different game play stle than usual.

THIS.
THIS GAME.
I wish more games would let you grab enemies and shake the shit out of them.

Has anyone here played Cell Damage? A fantastically underrated game, with addictive game play and the best cell shading I've seen.

For me this might be a movie license game for the Gameboy called Jurassic Park: The Chaos Continues. It was a decent, fun side scroller.

necromanzer52:

Dangit2019:
Power Rangers: Time Force on the Playstation 1. Absolutely terrible game, but I definitely wasn't going to notice.

I played that. I only remember the level that takes place in the wild west though.

I also played Power Rangers: Lightspeed rescue, which was essentially the same thing.

Dude. ME TOO (on the wild west thing)! I can almost remember the entire level design and I have no idea why. I do remember the zord levels being the same as the human boss levels too, except they just made all of the surroundings become miniature building models (sigh). My 5 year old self thought it was pretty cool though.

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this game was so damn fun, but it's so fucking obscure it's easier to find gold at the end of the rainbow than finding a copy online

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffa
by Lucasarts

Imat:

AVATAR_RAGE:
Digimon World. I loved these games when I was a youngun but alas no one seems to have heard of em.

The first and third were fantastic, I still play them. Never owned the second and fourth, but gameplay footage from the second turned me off and I've never owned a PS2.

There were sequels to digimon world? Oh wow, I loved the first one when I was a kid. Even if I never got very far in it. Actually I still have it, maybe I should have another go someday.

217not237:

TIMESWORDSMAN:
The only game I can think of that's proper obscure is Glover, and Glover was shit.

Oh, but only the PS1 version of Glover was shit! The N64 version ruled!

OT: Glover

Good to know.

I remember this game on PS2, I think it was called "Bouncer". You play a bouncer at a bar who gets in a fight with the wrong guy and get wrapped up in a bigger story.

Cowabungaa:
Netstorm: Islands at War.

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The only game I ever managed to really share with my father, who now hates videogames with an almost rabid passion. It was a really unique and different kind of RTS, with static siege engines where the only moving things were resource gatherers and an almost Tetris-like bridge building mechanic.

I remember that one - didn't it go to abandonware a few years in?

Mine is Imperivm/Celtic Kings: Rage of War - RPG+RTS before Blizzard ever had the idea.

For me, King's Quest VII. It was the first game that made me want to make art for games. If that's too popular, then Crystal Caves by Apogee. No one ever talks about that game, but I had a ton of fun with it.

Vault101:
bubsy....

no one can see it for the work of brilliance it is

Bubsy made me hate the Playstation for like, 15 years.

Almost everything I would name I have discovered on the internet that tons of people played, so I'll leave with 3 very obscure ones I found fun:

Island of Dr. Brain
Terminal Velocity
Nightraid

EDIT: Those were all DOS games, for console games:

NES- Ultima Exodus
N64 - Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
GBA - Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis

fluffybunny937:
I remember this game on PS2, I think it was called "Bouncer". You play a bouncer at a bar who gets in a fight with the wrong guy and get wrapped up in a bigger story.

That was a PS2 launch title, my cousin and I played through it right after Christmas when he got his PS2.

Chemical Alia:

Vault101:
bubsy....

no one can see it for the work of brilliance it is

Bubsy made me hate the Playstation for like, 15 years.

wrong bubsy, my freind :P

Universal Soldier on the Genesis. Think it was based on the movie. One of the first games i played with my uncle as a kid. The music was also pretty badass.

baddude1337:
Body Harvest for the N64. I adored and played the hell out of this game on the N64. Apparently is wasn't very well received at the time, which is probably why nobody bought it.

I owned it. I wished there were more games that gave you many vehicles to choose from to slaughter giant bugs.

Bloody hard game though, and there was lots of room for improvement, but still really good.

Barry Purse:

Nazulu:
Mine is Mischief Makers 64. The game looks pretty crappy on the box but it was filled with awesome challenges and boss fights, including different game play stle than usual.

THIS.
THIS GAME.
I wish more games would let you grab enemies and shake the shit out of them.

Has anyone here played Cell Damage? A fantastically underrated game, with addictive game play and the best cell shading I've seen.

And this is why I prefer 90's and early 2000's gaming scene way over the current. There were just so much more experimental and well-designed games. I really want to play Mischief Makers again, and Cel Damage is a fun wacky mindless destroy all game I don't see often enough.

I can't remember the exact name, but it was a cheaply made Captain Crunch promotional game on PC. I remember playing the hell out of it when I was about 5 or so. As fond as my memories are, I'd probably hate the game if I was to play it today.

Aurora Firestorm:
Jet Force Gemini. I loved that game so much, and it never got any attention because Rare was more famous for Donkey Kong and other such things.

I won't have a bad word said against that game, it was awesome. I never finished it though which is something I regret. Rare should get away from Microsoft and just make games for everyone.

I keep mentioning this game that I loved when I was younger and no one else seems to know of of it. But I loved Illusion of Time (Illusion of Gaia in America) on the SNES, it was a pretty linear RPG which made nice use you of the Mode 7 effect and was about a boy who was destined to save/ruin (depending on your point of view) the world who could at certain points turn into a knight or a shadowy creature. It had a great story too.

AD&D Treasure of Tarmin on the Intellivision. 1st person/turn based - dungeon crawler back in 1982. Fuck Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

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One of the first officially licensed D&D video games.

Scarim Coral:
I assume no one else had played this SNES game since no one can't figure out what it was called including me.

What I remember is that I'm pretty sure it was made in Japan cos the intro scene had an anime sprite style which star the pliot and this mystic magical woman which I think she was colour green in some way.

It was top down type of shooter which you control a spaceship (sort of like R-Type) which there are several weapons pick up to choose from (one of them several green jellybean follow you arrow and shoot at the same time as you).

The first level was above the forest and I remember one of the later level was in outer base which the boss was a base but when you zoon out of it, it's actually an face.

The game over screen was the two characters in Chibi style as they set up an fire and camp for the night as their ship had crash down burning.

That's Super Aleste (or Space Megaforce in the US), one of the most critically-acclaimed shooters on the SNES - at least it should be.

But I'm a little confused, because the intro and game over screen you describe were only present in the Japanese version of the game.

Grygor:

Scarim Coral:
I assume no one else had played this SNES game since no one can't figure out what it was called including me.

What I remember is that I'm pretty sure it was made in Japan cos the intro scene had an anime sprite style which star the pliot and this mystic magical woman which I think she was colour green in some way.

It was top down type of shooter which you control a spaceship (sort of like R-Type) which there are several weapons pick up to choose from (one of them several green jellybean follow you arrow and shoot at the same time as you).

The first level was above the forest and I remember one of the later level was in outer base which the boss was a base but when you zoon out of it, it's actually an face.

The game over screen was the two characters in Chibi style as they set up an fire and camp for the night as their ship had crash down burning.

That's Super Aleste (or Space Megaforce in the US), one of the most critically-acclaimed shooters on the SNES - at least it should be.

But I'm a little confused, because the intro and game over screen you describe were only present in the Japanese version of the game.

Holy crap! You found it! Finally my long search for that game is over! I type that name onto Youtube and Google image and it both match (despite the lack of the two characters image).
I guess to clear things up I did get that game from Hong Kong or China when I was on holiday with my family there so that explain the anime character exclusive images.

Vault101:
bubsy....

no one can see it for the work of brilliance it is

I liked Bubsy well enough to get my parents to rent it repeatedly.

Some of my favorite games of old that would be rarely played (largely because they're old) are:

Rocket Ranger (NES) - A game where you move around a strategic world map trying to stop an evil alien invasion. Weird shooting sequences, an utter lack of save system and lots of chances to fail the game meant this one took longer to beat than anything I've ever played.

CABAL (NES) - Probably better known by the Arcade game, this was the FPS before there were FPS's.

Captain Skyhawk (NES) - A game where you fly a plane and shoot aliens. Upgradable weapons, and gameplay that changed wildly between maps (some maps played like Top Gun for the NES, others were standard shoot em up affairs).

Zombies Ate my Neighbors (SNES) - Simply one of my favorite couch co-op games ever made.

Alien 3 (SNES) - only one game did aliens better: the Aliens Versus Predator game made in 1999. And even then it was only because of the quantum leap of technology.

llafnwod:
Army Men: Air Attack.

WEEEE'RREEE FREEEEEE
What an awful, awful game. But co-op with another ten year old makes everything better.

HAHA, the Army Men games ruled when we were young! Air attack was my fav too!

My special game was Little Big Adventure 2... I still play it through, because I still damn love it! The sound of the magic ball always makes me smile!

Also Small Soldiers for the PS1 was great! Hilarious fun in deathmatch mode!

I still own the only copy I've ever seen. Got it from my uncle when I was 10. Pretty sure it was the game that made me realize I love strategy in gameplay.

when i was little i used to play this math game on the computer called Troggle Trouble, along with Bugdom and Otto Mattic. even though a new game was released really recently, i don't know many people that have played the old You Don't Know Jack games. there's also Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, although i don't think that one's THAT obscure. ah, and this game called Cow Cather (or something along those lines, where you catch cows as a little green alien in a saucer, and you can fly into stonehenge or Big Ben because those are totally in almost the same place).

there was also this game i played when i visited my dad at one of the places he used to work. it was for the playstation... 2, i think, but i can't remember what it was called. you played as a space-man with a ray gun fighting aliens, and he was sort of a wise-cracker i think? i'd know it if i saw it but the name eludes me at the moment.

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