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    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Street Fighter III: Third Strike is widely regarded as the best 2D fighter ever made, so yeah, I dunno if it counts as cult.

    Garou: Mark of the Wolves might be, though. It's basically SNK's answer to Third Strike. And it's almost as good!
      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    I'll haven't played computer games in a long time, but I still remember my favorites:

    Chaos originally on the ZX Spectrum, Multi-player Wizards battle it out on a black expanse, I loved that game, me and my friends would play it for hours, there have been lots of remakes on almost every arch.

    Hunter on the Atari and Amiga, the first game I remember where it felt like some type of reality, wander round a 3D world and steal cars, boats, hovercraft and helicopters.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Some of my older favorites....
    Kill some commies!

    Chuck was always down with self parody...super kicks? Double ender?

    Title says it all.

    Yars Revenge

    the scariest game in every early 80's arcade.

    The first PvP fighter game of them all

    And just because the cover is awesome...

    Joe Blade 2 for the Amiga
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    I cannot recall how many weeks feel by the wayside to this gem:

    Dragon Warrior

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    Anyone remember Bad Dudes? Starts off on during a fight on top of a moving truck and then... well, I usually ran out of cash.
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    @MusiM: I just picked up Metal Saga last night--I caught the trailer, and it makes awesome amounts of no sense whatsoever.
    Metal Saga!somewhere

    I wonder if the dogs in the game were inspired by the Russian anti-tank dogs of WWII?
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007 edited

    the scariest game in every early 80's arcade.

    The Philosophical Revelations of Sinistar
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    Anyone played Ikaruga?
    Its a Raiden-esque top-down spaceship shooter; very intense. It adds some innovative gameplay and its extremely challenging.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Steve Sanders has an arcade control panel hooked to a media center computer and a giant load of MAME emulator roms. every visit is like unlocking a treasure chest of forgotten gems. so far my favorites have been
    Time Killers:
    time killers
    potential instant fatalities, hacking off limbs as you fight and who could forget those stunning graphics? WINNER.

    and last time we broke into the Journey video game. Yeah. THAT Journey.
    help the guys travel through space to retrieve their instruments and battle insanely simple obstacles that are still somehow nightmarishly impossible to beat. too bad the MAME version doesn't have the built in cassette for the concert sequence. although it might. not like i could get far enough to tell. the best graphics 1983 had to offer, with lovingly digitized faces of the guys on the characters with a wide range of (3) expressions! DON'T STOP BELIEVING!

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    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Wow....alot of kick ass games mentioned. I'm holding out for the Wii version of Okami.
    That game needs to be played on a Wii.
    My favorite games, going all the way back...Rastan, on my Sega Master System...hell yeah. Oh, and Taz and Yarz Revenge on Atari.
    I skipped alot of the nintendo games as a kid, besides mario, because my parents were too cheap to get me one..I got a super nintendo in highschool...King of the Monsters was an awesome very animesque monsterfighting game that my brother and I rented every few weeks and beat within a few hours.
    I then got my PSX. Red Asphalt. It's the remake of the old Super Nintendo game Rock' n' Roll asphalt has futuristic weapons and defensive weapons enhanced supercars that race on about five or six different planets. You can buy about six or seven different cars with different upgrades, and the game even has CG commercials for each of the cars. Normally I don't go for racing games because they were too bland...this one was visually stunning for a game of it's day, and had really good music, excitingly destructive futuristic weapons and difficult tracks with multiple paths at times...
    Then there was Legacy of Kain...All the games except for Blood Omen 2 kick ass...the story is one of the best, and it's inspired me on a number of creative occasions. Silent Hill...I'm a big silent hill fan....I've never played them though...I suck and am a Wuss...but, I made my husband play them, and watched through all of em. I absolutely love the textures and psychological elements to them.
    IF you want to waste about a month of your life and not care at all, play the new Wii Sims'd ideal entertainment when you want to play a videogame but are too enebriated to play anything where you can actually fail...
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    I'm with you Pooka. The Silent Hill games are some of the best horror produced in the last 10 years in any medium. Of the Kain games I only played Soul Reaver (the one that ironically doesn't actually feature Kain as a playable character) and really liked it. Great art direction and atmosphere.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Razeal is a pretty damned good character himself...I'd have to say Defiance was the best of the lot. Oh shit, how could I forget. God of War and God of War 2
    It's very cinematic and fun as hell to play. My only bitch was that in the first one, the very first puzzle, which was the box puzzle, where you have to slide a box past shit tons of archers without them breaking your box. That puzzle pissed me off...and the timed puzzles...I've never been a big fan of timed puzzles. I could do them, but they irritated me...then they went and made every puzzle in god of war 2 a timed puzzle...bleh...but other than that, they were awesome games. I ended up taking a Kratos figure and set up a Undertaker (yes...the old WWF deadman) Vs. Kratos match on my shop's counter.
    OH, speaking of wrestling. Rumble Roses. That is a fun game, full of eye candy and awesome wrestling action...
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2007
    Rumble Roses is a guilty pleasure, not a cult video game :P Same with the DOAX games for that matter
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    Shadow of the Colossus is what video games should be.

    I'm itching for Spore...
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    Or are the spores making you itch?
    • CommentAuthorSolario
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    Oh shit. Yeah, Legacy of Kain is great. I love that whole series. (Well... except Blood Omen 2.) It's done now right? I mean it's kind of open-ended, but it feels done.
    • CommentAuthorgrnr
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    i have to concur with katamari damacy. best soundtrack ever, in fact possibly the best music ever.

    anyone ever play rockstar ate my hamster on the atari ST? i was crap at it but that didn't stop me!

    rockstar ate my hamster
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
    I was very pleased to see Chiller mentioned here -- the ultimate cult game. How about:

    Utsurun Desu


    Totally Rad


    Deus Ex


    Iron Helix

    • CommentAuthorrob_ellis
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
    I'm a bit surprised no one has mentioned Bad Mojo yet.
    You play the game as a cockroach, having to navigate your way through a bar. The atmosphere was very creepy.