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computalgleech

Lords of Magic: Special Edition. 6 year old me sucked at it, cause I had never played a strategy/RTS game before and had no idea how to play it. A lot of fond memories of reading the 100 page booklet that came with it, and the triumph of figuring out how to play a game that felt like it was for adults.


Forgetimore

G-Police. Never owned it, but rented it a couple of times. Edit: I actually thought of this game after someone mentioned "Future Cop: LAPD", but after googling it I noticed that it wasn't the game I was thinking of. As someone mentioned, this might have been a launch title of the PS1 and it also has a sequel, so it definitively was not really a niche title. I wasn't aware of either. I just remember that it had an awesome cover and when I finally rented it, it was a lot of fun, had great graphics for the time and was really hard. The latter might have been because I was quite young at the time. At the same time I can't remember when this game was last mentioned by anyone so I thought it fit the premise.


Trrlrr

Hugo’s House of Horrors


octovert

Kick the pumpkin


Gaspa79

I grew up in Argentina and had a very basic level of English. I remember being 9 years old and really confused while using the dictionary searching for the phrase "Care for a chop, sir?"


_humanpieceoftoast

Skitchin’


_Project-Mayhem_

The whole reason for Sega channel when I was a kid


JonBonBrodie

Skatin and hitchin, skitchin, its bitchin!


niehle

What’s the name of the ant game?


ballisticmi6

It came from the desert


wormfood86

I don't care where it came from, what's the name of the game?


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Extendedchainsaw

Yes it's clear from the picture that it's from the desert. What's the name of the game though?


plattinator

My brother was the programmer for this game! Always fun to see it come up from time to time


situbusitgooddog

Dude I played the hell out of this as a kid, like a ridiculous amount. The rich world, varied gameplay and just feeling of depth was crazy for the year it was released. Please tell your brother a random guy on the internet thinks he's great.


plattinator

I will pass that along :)


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Nightmare Creatures


billyrivers311

Bucky O Hare & Monster in my Pocket both for NES


Coyrex1

Bucky O'Hare is the first I saw on here that i actually played!


teamweenus

Rise of the Triad


akuguitarist

Ludicrous Gibs!


Religem

Nox


SkySix

I loved this game. Just recently bought it again on GoG.


Greasemonkey_Chris

Anyone remember Terminal Velocity?


DertDikDik

Cannon Fodder


questor8080

Just loved how your soldiers grew with the missions they survived, growing in military grade but also in firearms ability. Losing a man after a few missions was a real lost


FlyGuy21

Giants Citizen Kabuto


spin97

Timmyyyyyyyyy


jstoops2

Interstate 76. Really miss that game.


brianpattison

Yes! Interstate 76 is reason I purchased my first 3D graphics card and begged my parents to switch from AOL to a “real” ISP because the online play didn’t work over AOL’s connection.


LazerFX

Jill of the Jungle. Probably the one that I enjoyed the most (Along with Jazz Jackrabbit) that people go, "Huh?" when I mention it. Zool, as well... though that's a bit more popular. -- Edit -- I forgot one... an earlier, pre Epic, epic game. ZZT, and sequels...


Carniolo_Srebrni

So nice to find some fellow Jackrabbit players! Both were great.


DistinctBread3098

Jill of the jungle, hocus pocus, OMF, crystal caves, secret agent, cosmo cosmic adventure... All those games are my childhood


salad-poison

I literally played every game you mentioned here thanks to these cheap "Game Empire" CD-ROMs my parents got me for Christmas one year. Each one advertised "250+ games!", and without a fleshed out internet where you could just google which ones were decent you really had to try them all to find the gems. Those were some of the best and worst games I've ever played on PC, but the ones you mentioned here are the standouts for sure. Also Xargon and Raptor: Call of the Shadows!


LazerFX

Oh yeah, Raptor was good... and we had bunches of super-cheap rip-off BBS download CD-ROM's... much easier than trying to do it yourself on a 14.4 :D


noweezernoworld

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 was dope


gjsounddesign

Sim copter


ElephantRock

The fact that you could fly around your Sim City 2000 cities was AMAZING.


imDLK

also, another forgotten game: Streets of Simcity, where you can also use your city to drive around and blow up opponents.


Mrwhoopy

Streets of sim city used to allow listening to your own music during playing from memory. I used to stick some music on and go for a relaxing drive, before I passed my real life driving test.


dendroidarchitecture

Flying around dumping water on fires was awesome


KittiesAndKitbashes

I loved building cities and then flying around in them. The fact that you could fly to the military base and then use the apache and launch missiles was great. One time I did that and launched a missile at my nuclear power plant. Suddenly my screen went completely white. I thought, "What the heck? Did the game just crash?" And then details slowly started coming back and I realised that my chopper was spiraling out of the sky and my city was a wasteland of wreckage and fire. I nuked my city. Good times.


mister1986

Streets of sim city let you do this too and had some wild missions


Sweetwill62

"Get moving you, stupid idiots!" Oh, did you know that the first run of this game had to be recalled?


Stemms123

Delta force


_Mr_Cheeks

Yes! Loved it from DF2, Land Warrior and loved BHD. Such an amazing online experience on BHD. Taking 10 minutes to run far out to snipe in the distance for those 20 point kills!


thelabrador10

I used to play Black Halk Down as a kid repeating the same missions for hours


MasterJakestar

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge


ShanksMuchly

Still one of the best flying games. And it’s on game pass now!


KaiUno

Alley Cat.


themoonsidian

never met anyone outside my family that even heard of alley cat. still get the theme music stuck in my head occasionally.


ThatsSomeoneElse

Neither have I ! And thirty years later, my sister shouts "kukakee kukakee kukakee" to warn me that a dog is approaching. Why the hell did this dog make this sound anyway ?


Ed_Wouldnt

Syndicate


korinth86

There it is. I loved this game as a kid and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. The premise was so cool. Wish I could play it now but maybe it should remain nostalgia


Thecrazyjoe250

MDK, one of the best game I've ever played. Incredible art direction, amazing soundtrack, top notch gameplay, funny, and a very special general atmosphere. Also, The nomad soul.


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Exile I II and III Exile 3 was the one I played most of... Exile is the most impossible game ever you literally starve to death cause you start out with no food no items nothing lol gotta use cheats


Call-Me-Mr-Nugget

Spiderweb software is the developer, you should check them out! They’ve remade the Exile series’s under the name Avadon, and have other classic-style games such as Geneforge which I highly recommend playing. Edit - It’s Avernum, not Avadon (another series by the same developer!)


furiant

Avernum, not Avadon. Avadon is a separate series.


TheRealOgMark

Mutant league hockey.


thundercod5

I liked hockey better than mutant league football.


Omnibe

My cousin and I played that until we realized the main strategy was to just kill players until the other team had to forfeit.


Games_sans_frontiers

James Pond.


OldMoGrapher

Archon


GuruCaChoo

Phenomenal game. Somehow this formula of chess mashed up with arcade action just felt perfect. Shapeshifter was the OG.


godzilla_t800

Midtown Madness


AverageJo24

Army Men: Sarges Heros on N64. Was the game of my childhood but none of my friends seem to have even heard of it ! Edit: Thanks for my first award and most upvoted comment from a game I thought no one would even know.


MasonP2002

I loved Army Men 3d on the PS1 as a kid.


Strong_Local417

This one was a staple for us at sleepovers


AverageJo24

Sometimes I want to buy the N64 just to play this game. I wish it would get remade after all these years!!


DisruptiveChicken

Zoombinis


doug_kaplan

Freedom Fighters


tenaciousDaniel

The Journeyman Project. It was an amazing trilogy in the 90’s. Would be awesome if they remade it.


RellenD

Came with my Packard Bell computer as well spiderman cartoon maker


leldoun

Desert Strike: Return to the gulf


thefloyd

The Strike games were so good, they were basically their own genre. Kinda weird how there were 5 big games and hardly anybody talks about it now.


Kasei_Vallis

Desert, Jungle, Urban, Nuclear. Played the first two a lot, never played the others. Cannot recall what the fifth one was called.


defiant_1974

soviet strike


BogStandardComment

Sim Ant.


MatFalkner

I was looking for this one! Yes! The grid yard, watch out for lawn mowers! And the subterranean 2d nest


BogStandardComment

Invade kitchen immediately.


alexwunderwood

Jet Moto


lethal_sting

Always went with a Dew racer.


ChefsKnife76

North and South.


ballisticmi6

Rise of the dragon


RocksJ93

Future Cop: LAPD


curse-of-royal

“The Sky Captain always wins!”


benzilla04

> Future Cop: LAPD My memory of this game makes made it look a lot better in my head.. but the images bring me back to reality


NBA_Oldman

Chips Challenge


LolYouFuckingLoser

Chip's Challenge 1 is free on Steam.


Sacrefix

This game was straight up bundled with windows in the 90s; a classic.


BrothelWaffles

Time Commando.


zfritzy24

Vigilante 8


PugHatesEverything

Bass Quake!!!!


PangolinMandolin

And Vig 2! I still have Vigilante 8 on my original playstation, such a great game. Me and brother used to play on the farm map, hard mode, 9 busses for enemies. Lure them all into the water and then set the waves going. Absolute carnage


ChillyAleman

Mischief Makers n64


Rewdboy05

Every time I see someone post this thread I come looking for someone to mention Mischief Makers or Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. This is the first time I've seen anyone mention either of them.


Dovvol79

River Raid on Atari 2600. Played that game for hours on end.


Billytense

Then you looked away and everything seemed to be moving down!


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There was a 7-Up game for the SNES Brigandine for PS1


GobbleBlabby

Cool Spot


Film124

Mister Mosquito!!! I’m sure NO ONES heard of it.


Geno0101

Zone of enders. Which is odd because I see people mention that the game is good, but I never seen any actual discussion about the game before


Dum_Fuchs

Defender of the Crown


holmyliquor

Heart of darkness Probably one of the hardest games


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The one with the kid trying to find his dog? He had a ray gun and eventually magic? He died in really brutal ways.


chickenpow3

Dune 1992 strategy game. The spice must flow.


xFablex13

This game singlehandedly showed me who I am and what my interests are. It was the launchpad for my love of Scifi, space, and reading


KooKooKachooooo

Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad


HanaleiEUW

Conflict Desert Storm was so fucking hard as a kid but rewarding as all hell just inching through the campaign


outerzenith

Desert Storm is easy once you played Conflict:Vietnam lol, that game is bullshit, I can't finish solo, I need my friend and play coop


Reeleted

The coop in the first one was awesome. There was one level where one of you started in a jail cell and had to wait for the other player to come break you out.


AlexMile

Pool of Radiance.


Crudeshack

Tenchu


DarthRusty

Stealth assassin! Loved these. Still have nightmares of the fucker with the blade shoes.


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Exotic-Channel4253

This game was astonishingly good. I also remember the Chester Cheetah game that was not at all good.


LasDen

Drakan Order of the Flame


cmdr_kestral

BC's quest for Tires.


MegaPegasusReindeer

On the C64?


dangle321

Lords of the realm 2


CordaneFOG

"Please enter you name and select your shield." Super enjoyed this one.


beetlehunterz

Surprising amount of people that have no clue what jet force Gemini is


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Jet force gemini’s multiplayer was unbelievably good


TCromps

Went scrolling as far as i could hoping to find this one. Great game.


HistoricalShark

Eight Legged Freaks the Video Game.


you_matter_

Jade cocoon


kakashimoto321

Space station Silicon Valley


[deleted]

I loved that game so much. And nobody ever knows what I'm talking about.


jabbamoomin

Vectorman


Santi838

Best Sega game


dandroid_design

Crystalis


robbiearebest

I still contend that this was the best RPG released for NES


Fyb81

Crystalis was damn awesome. Actually still is despite its age.


The_Stealthy_Nut

Syphon Filter


Darth_Eejit

That tazer was brutal.


El-MonkeyKing

tazing a dude on a roof until he caught on fire and fell off, lmao


Neurodrill

Road Rash. I really wish someone with even half a brain at EA would remember that franchise and bring it back.


BooksLoveTalksnIdeas

Windows 95’s Road Rash was something special. The only other game I ever saw that was truly like that was Burnout 3 Takedown on Ps2. Most fun arcade racing games ever. It’s surprising that they haven’t been brought back with online multiplayer available for new consoles. It’s pretty obvious that they would sell, even if it is the original game and not a better remake.


Akira282

Soldier of fortune


Killerderp

Aw man. That game was brutal, but in a good way. Just shooting limbs off of people was so damn cool back in the day. Or shooting them in the stomach. *shudders*


GentleSirLurksAlot

Played the shit out of soldier of fortune 2: double helix


Wolfjob2034

Cyberia


Fieldserv

Scorched Earth.


unsuitablebadger

Remember in the mid 90s my brothers and I used to crowd around the PC playing this, each taking our turn until we coukd afford a nuke. So many good rounds.


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fletchdeezle

Played the shit out of this with buddies it was groundbreaking (no pun intended)


Evil_Commander_Borf

Golgo13


Tre-ben

Wacky Wheels. Basically Mario Kart but with zoo animals. It was my thing as a young kid.


Wildlife_Preserver

Bushido Blade


SpaceCore42

Primal Rage (I think) Basically Street Fighter with dinosaurs


Cessate

I literally still have my Primal Rage action figures.


TheDroidUrLookin4

Had it on Sega. All us kids rushed to pick Chaos so we could do the fart move.


kthxba1

Star Tropics


nonameswereleft2

Total annihilation


jiggycup

Heretic/Hexen series great games on the doom engine.


GammaDealer

Definitely played hexen. Remember the wand that summoned ghosts? What about rise of the triad?


Feshtof

As soon as he said Heretic and Hexen my mind went to Rise of the Triad.


billyray83

Master of Orion


AlmightyRobert

Ikari Warriors (C64)


phantomlimps

Commander keen


extralyfe

I just mentioned Keen yesterday. there's also the whole fact that the Standard Galactic Alphabet that originated in Keen is alive and well as the language used for enchanting in Minecraft.


idontstinkso

Tribes


thewoodlayer

Mannnn I used to play so much Tribes 2 when I was young. That’s a franchise that needs to come back.


Grashopha

Tribes 2 was ahead of its time. 64 vs 64 people playing on massive maps, vehicles, customizable classes. I probably played 1000’s of hours of Tribes 2. The movement mechanics made CTF so much fun.


Kappanating322

There really isn't another gaming experience like sliding down a hill full blast with the flag and half the enemy team firing at you.


LordOverThis

SHAZBOT!


Charlesistaken

Champions of Norrath


JonasRabb

Battle chess, taking a piece was rather nice and time consuming. Edit: wow, many battlechessmen over here! I wonder what it would look like in nowadays graphics, probably very GTA-ish


spotila7

Freaked me out when I was little, like the rook eating the Queen, scary


jasonius_maximus

Messiah (PC) You played as a cherub in a dystopian future that could possess people, and Fear Factory did the soundtrack. It was awesome.


jasper_grunion

Choplifter


flclreddit

7th Guest


lethalapples

Marathon, the original halo


TheUmgawa

And Bungie’s very respectable RTS games, Myth and Myth II.


Silentfart

Every time I ask if someone has played those, they always think I say "Myst", and everyone has heard of Myst. What's crazy is you could trace back Microsoft's success in the gaming market to a bug in Myth 2. The bug would crash systems and was found after the game had been printed. Recalling every disk cost Bungie most of their money. So at near bankruptcy, they had to agree to a buyout from Microsoft. Then they made pretty much the only game anyone cared for the first year of xbox's life. Without Halo, it's possible the first xbox would have failed. Now microsoft is buying out bethesda and activision. Stuff they probably wouldn't be doing if it wasn't for an accidental bug in an RTS that most gamers haven't heard of.


Terror_Tanuki

Loved those games. Particularly fond of the crew mates that would shout "they're everywehre!" Every timr you walked near em haha


snappkrackle

The Neverhood. Claymation game


Philcycles84

Incoming. A really fun alien invasion game in which you pilot loads of different craft to stop sn alien invasion. I...want to say....1997...?


Spledge1

Putt Putt Saves the Zoo


Hooligans_

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist


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Clayfighter


nobrayn

Bad MISTER Frosty!


reggie938

Clayfighter 63 1/3


Sidius303

I never played it but 100% remember seeing the cover at blockbuster renting other games.


broom_temperature

With Blue Suede Goo? That game was dope.


Always_ssj

Jet Force Gemini


randylikecandy

G POLICE. God, I loved it.


Capital_Morning9688

Wizardry


Soapymongoose

Carmageddon and Redneck Rampage


EpicHeroKyrgyzPeople

I kicked ass at Carmageddon.


OrganizationWinter53

Redneck rampage was the bomb!!


Thoogah

Magic Pockets but there's this one zombie game I remember playing waaay back when but just can't remember the damned name: first person perspective, old school RPG like UI, you're stuck in a zombie infested shopping mall trying to escape with a helicopter at the roof or the truck abandoned in the garage


fhrblig

M.U.L.E.


Chris-P-Cream

Dust: A Tale of the Wired West


MartinMcFly55

[Karnov](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karnov)


___ArtVandelay

Wizards and Warriors on NES


Emplon

Lego Rock Raiders


noxix830

Karateka


retroheads

Ooohh! right in the feels. Had this on c64


OkComputron

BLADES OF STEEL!