By - _Mr_Cheeks
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.
Never owned it, but rented it a couple of times.
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.
Hugo’s House of Horrors
Kick the pumpkin
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?"
The whole reason for Sega channel when I was a kid
Skatin and hitchin, skitchin, its bitchin!
What’s the name of the ant game?
It came from the desert
I don't care where it came from, what's the name of the game?
Yes it's clear from the picture that it's from the desert. What's the name of the game though?
My brother was the programmer for this game! Always fun to see it come up from time to time
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.
I will pass that along :)
Bucky O Hare & Monster in my Pocket both for NES
Bucky O'Hare is the first I saw on here that i actually played!
Rise of the Triad
I loved this game. Just recently bought it again on GoG.
Anyone remember Terminal Velocity?
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
Giants Citizen Kabuto
Interstate 76. Really miss that game.
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.
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.
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I forgot one... an earlier, pre Epic, epic game. ZZT, and sequels...
So nice to find some fellow Jackrabbit players! Both were great.
Jill of the jungle, hocus pocus, OMF, crystal caves, secret agent, cosmo cosmic adventure... All those games are my childhood
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!
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
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 was dope
The fact that you could fly around your Sim City 2000 cities was AMAZING.
also, another forgotten game: Streets of Simcity, where you can also use your city to drive around and blow up opponents.
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.
Flying around dumping water on fires was awesome
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.
Streets of sim city let you do this too and had some wild missions
"Get moving you, stupid idiots!" Oh, did you know that the first run of this game had to be recalled?
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!
I used to play Black Halk Down as a kid repeating the same missions for hours
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
Still one of the best flying games. And it’s on game pass now!
never met anyone outside my family that even heard of alley cat. still get the theme music stuck in my head occasionally.
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 ?
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
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.
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
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!)
Avernum, not Avadon. Avadon is a separate series.
Mutant league hockey.
I liked hockey better than mutant league football.
My cousin and I played that until we realized the main strategy was to just kill players until the other team had to forfeit.
Phenomenal game. Somehow this formula of chess mashed up with arcade action just felt perfect. Shapeshifter was the OG.
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.
I loved Army Men 3d on the PS1 as a kid.
This one was a staple for us at sleepovers
Sometimes I want to buy the N64 just to play this game. I wish it would get remade after all these years!!
The Journeyman Project. It was an amazing trilogy in the 90’s. Would be awesome if they remade it.
Came with my Packard Bell computer as well spiderman cartoon maker
Desert Strike: Return to the gulf
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.
Desert, Jungle, Urban, Nuclear. Played the first two a lot, never played the others. Cannot recall what the fifth one was called.
I was looking for this one! Yes! The grid yard, watch out for lawn mowers! And the subterranean 2d nest
Invade kitchen immediately.
Always went with a Dew racer.
North and South.
Rise of the dragon
Future Cop: LAPD
“The Sky Captain always wins!”
> 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
Chip's Challenge 1 is free on Steam.
This game was straight up bundled with windows in the 90s; a classic.
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
Mischief Makers n64
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.
River Raid on Atari 2600. Played that game for hours on end.
Then you looked away and everything seemed to be moving down!
There was a 7-Up game for the SNES
Brigandine for PS1
Mister Mosquito!!! I’m sure NO ONES heard of it.
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
Defender of the Crown
Heart of darkness
Probably one of the hardest games
The one with the kid trying to find his dog? He had a ray gun and eventually magic? He died in really brutal ways.
Dune 1992 strategy game. The spice must flow.
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
Conflict Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad
Conflict Desert Storm was so fucking hard as a kid but rewarding as all hell just inching through the campaign
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
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.
Pool of Radiance.
Stealth assassin! Loved these. Still have nightmares of the fucker with the blade shoes.
This game was astonishingly good. I also remember the Chester Cheetah game that was not at all good.
Drakan Order of the Flame
BC's quest for Tires.
On the C64?
Lords of the realm 2
"Please enter you name and select your shield."
Super enjoyed this one.
Surprising amount of people that have no clue what jet force Gemini is
Jet force gemini’s multiplayer was unbelievably good
Went scrolling as far as i could hoping to find this one. Great game.
Eight Legged Freaks the Video Game.
Space station Silicon Valley
I loved that game so much. And nobody ever knows what I'm talking about.
Best Sega game
I still contend that this was the best RPG released for NES
Crystalis was damn awesome. Actually still is despite its age.
That tazer was brutal.
tazing a dude on a roof until he caught on fire and fell off, lmao
Road Rash. I really wish someone with even half a brain at EA would remember that franchise and bring it back.
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.
Soldier of fortune
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*
Played the shit out of soldier of fortune 2: double helix
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.
Played the shit out of this with buddies it was groundbreaking (no pun intended)
Wacky Wheels. Basically Mario Kart but with zoo animals. It was my thing as a young kid.
Primal Rage (I think)
Basically Street Fighter with dinosaurs
I literally still have my Primal Rage action figures.
Had it on Sega. All us kids rushed to pick Chaos so we could do the fart move.
Heretic/Hexen series great games on the doom engine.
Definitely played hexen. Remember the wand that summoned ghosts?
What about rise of the triad?
As soon as he said Heretic and Hexen my mind went to Rise of the Triad.
Master of Orion
Ikari Warriors (C64)
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.
Mannnn I used to play so much Tribes 2 when I was young. That’s a franchise that needs to come back.
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.
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.
Champions of Norrath
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
Freaked me out when I was little, like the rook eating the Queen, scary
Messiah (PC) You played as a cherub in a dystopian future that could possess people, and Fear Factory did the soundtrack. It was awesome.
Marathon, the original halo
And Bungie’s very respectable RTS games, Myth and Myth II.
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.
Loved those games. Particularly fond of the crew mates that would shout "they're everywehre!" Every timr you walked near em haha
The Neverhood. Claymation game
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...?
Putt Putt Saves the Zoo
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Bad MISTER Frosty!
Clayfighter 63 1/3
I never played it but 100% remember seeing the cover at blockbuster renting other games.
With Blue Suede Goo? That game was dope.
Jet Force Gemini
G POLICE. God, I loved it.
Carmageddon and Redneck Rampage
I kicked ass at Carmageddon.
Redneck rampage was the bomb!!
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
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Wizards and Warriors on NES
Lego Rock Raiders
Ooohh! right in the feels. Had this on c64
BLADES OF STEEL!