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  • #12579

    jofo
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    Personally I’d recommend both the Genesis/Mega-Drive and SNES versions of The Adventures of Batman and Robin for 16-Bit Gems. The SNES version is a really good (if a bit difficult) single-player experience, while the Genesis version is an awesome run and gun co-op experience with an AMAZING soundtrack by Jespar Kyd!

    #12632
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    I really want to see Roo go into detail with either Crusader of Centy/Soleil or Landstalker on the Genesis/Mega Drive. They are both extremely fun action adventure games a bit like Zelda.

    Soleil, at first, seems like a total ripoff of Zelda LttP but as you keep on playing, it gets more and more original. There are a whole lot of plot holes here and there but the gameplay makes up for it.

    Landstalker is really awesome and it has a weird isometric perspective. It gets a little annoying at first but you get used to it. I can’t say too much about the game since I’m only a few hours in.

    Both of these games had some changes in different regions which I’d love to see further explained. Soleil had a few things changed for North America like the Dog’s name and some religious references, but Landstalker apparently had quite a few sexual references taken out for release outside of Japan. It also had the ending changed for North America.

    I think these two games were so overlooked upon release  since most people just played the first 15 minutes of them and then went back to play Zelda or something.

    #12634

    Swizlet
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    Not sure if it has been mentioned yet but definitely Altered Beast, Dungeons and Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun, and Might and Magic:  Gates to Another World deserve a ton of recognition for the great games that they are.  The latter i tried to beat recently after only having played it in my youth and i just couldn’t come close, it just has too much play time and an insane amount of free roaming and your characters have so much room for improvement that i must have leveled my party for a week straight before even pushing the story forward.  It’s a fantastic old unforgiving rpg with a so-so storyline that was no doubt the best Genesis game i owned.

    #12641

    E
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    I second Landstalker on the Genesis/Megadrive or even it’s spiritual sequels (Alundra 1 and 2 on the Playstation which would obviously be 32-bit gems, but fit the overall feel and gameplay style of the 16-bit era EXTREMELY well).

     

    I think an often overlooked gem possibly due to it’s battle mechanics having a sharper learning curve (and excuse me if this suggestion was already given because there is a few hundred posts spread out across several pages that I didn’t get around to reading) for the 16-bit consoles was Ys III: Wanderers from Ys. It would fit the informational moniker that the 16-bit Gems videos typically portray being that it was available on pretty much every console at the time which would make a fun little bit for comparisons. Not to mention the Ys series has a legacy in it’s own right especially overseas and the newer games (especially the remake of Ys III) have been more widely accepted by North American audiences in more recent years.

    #12707
    MikeJRthe2nd
    MikeJRthe2nd
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    I’m not sure if this has been said, but the first Fire emblem game for the SNES, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. Fire Emblem is basically an RPG but IMO it’s a very light RPG as most elements are on strategy. A lot of you out there might like Final Fantasy tactics so it should be said that this game created the genre which gave you that. So I recommend for people to “play” your respects ;) (bad pun).

    Anyway the game was only released in Japan so it can count as an obscure game and it’s the game that a lot of hardcore FE fans will tell people to play if they are interested in getting into the series. I recommend only playing the first game because the next two games are hard as balls. This game is not only a remake, but a sequel as well to the very first FE game they made for the NES. That’s the only game that comes to mind.

    #12713

    Carnavas
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    I would love to see Rocket Knight Adventure’s as it’s one of my favourite games on the Genesis.

    #12720

    scar
    Participant

    I have some ideas

    Darkseed on DOS. A typical Point and Click adventure fare, but with artwork by HR. Geiger, which shows. Something I would suggest for a Halloween special. I think it counts as a 16 bit gem, as the 486 was a 16bit CPU.

    I Have no mouth, and I must scream, for DOS. Another horror based point and click adventure games based on a short story by Harlan Ellison.

    Umihara Kawase, SNES. A fun little puzzle game where you have to navigate several areas.

    Super Back to the Future II. A good back to the future side scroller.

    I am partial to the SNES and PC.

     

    #12737
    SuperBlueKnight
    SuperBlueKnight
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    roo should review Super mario rpg its a great 16 bit gem on the snes and there are a lot of people agree! and the Tales of series should be mentioned soon !

     

    #12738
    SuperBlueKnight
    SuperBlueKnight
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    or talk about the Tales of series

     

    #12743

    PonchoThong
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    Should try out skyblazer

    #12749
    MikeJRthe2nd
    MikeJRthe2nd
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    Super Mario RPG really isn’t a gem. It’s a good game, but many people have played or known about it.

    #12755

    spartan88harris
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    I agree with PonchoThong. I think you should review Skyblazer for SNES, it was a pretty good game.

    #12776
    Dohn
    Dohn
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    One game that I’m surprised hasn’t been done by either 16-Bit Gems or the Happy Video Game Nerd is one that is sorely underrated and my favorite video game of all time. That is Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen. Although I own the PlayStation remake, the Super Nintendo version is not shabby by any means.

    Also when is Ys Books I & II for the TurboGrafx-16 gonna get their respective reviews?

    Also. I’m a member of Newgrounds, and people have made suggestions for the show within a thread I made on their forums. Here are their suggestions.

    - Ristar
    - Wonder Boy in Monster Land
    - Shadow Dancer

    #12781

    TalOrtRal
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    My top games for Gems would be Dragon Quest 3 or any of the Phantasy Stars.

    #12887

    patlefort
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    My 2 suggestions are 2 great JRPG that were never released in the west on the SNES and both released late in the SNES life:

    • Tales of Phantasia (Teiruzu obu Fantajia):

      The only version of the game officially released in english is the GBA version in 2006. Otherwise, the only option is to get a fan made translation. It is the first game to be 48 mbit in size on the snes. There is also a remake on the PSX with a completed fan translation. This version is much improved.

    • Treasure of the Rudras (Rudra no Hihō):

      A not very known JRPG from Square. Again, the only way to play it in english is to use a fan made translation.

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