Jan/21/2013 at 1:53 am #12579
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!Feb/09/2013 at 11:06 pm #12632
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.Feb/10/2013 at 9:19 pm #12634
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.Feb/11/2013 at 9:52 pm #12641
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.Mar/06/2013 at 7:48 pm #12707
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.Mar/09/2013 at 2:35 pm #12713
I would love to see Rocket Knight Adventure’s as it’s one of my favourite games on the Genesis.Mar/14/2013 at 7:43 pm #12720
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.Mar/26/2013 at 9:43 pm #12737
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 !Mar/26/2013 at 9:45 pm #12738
or talk about the Tales of seriesMar/31/2013 at 9:26 pm #12743
Should try out skyblazerApr/01/2013 at 1:34 pm #12749
Super Mario RPG really isn’t a gem. It’s a good game, but many people have played or known about it.Apr/06/2013 at 3:11 pm #12755
I agree with PonchoThong. I think you should review Skyblazer for SNES, it was a pretty good game.Apr/13/2013 at 7:50 am #12776
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.
- Wonder Boy in Monster Land
- Shadow DancerApr/17/2013 at 9:55 am #12781
My top games for Gems would be Dragon Quest 3 or any of the Phantasy Stars.Jun/24/2013 at 9:52 pm #12887
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.
- Tales of Phantasia (Teiruzu obu Fantajia):
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