16-bit Cityscapes

This is probably a bit odd for a thread, but I've always loved cityscapes from mainly 16-bit (also 8-bit) games and would love to see as many of them posted in the one place as possible. The best example I can think of is Streets of Rage



And another random example in Skitchin'



I know there are a load more out there too, so hoping people can post any and all that they remember :) Title screen, cut scene, in-game - everything counts!
 

Nocturnowl

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It's kind of small but I've always dug Casino Night's glitzy city backdrop.



Actually while i'm on the series, Stardust Speedway has a similar sort of background, well except a lot messier looking.

 

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Well the Ultraman games pretty much half the time had a cityscape backdrop.

(Sorry about the small pics best I could find that weren't all the same skyline.)







Plus the vast majority of JRPG had some very interesting world maps way back when.
 

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I'm not sure these count as 16-bit, but they look great:





Does anyone know what games these are from? I got them from GAF and I've tried to search for the original thread on here but haven't been able to track it down. I think it was like forgotten Japanese RPG's or something like that.
 

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1. Snatcher
2. Burning Point by Enix for PC-88
3. Snatcher
4. KoF98
5. Garou: Mark of the Wolves
 
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16-bit cityscapes are what dreams are made of. Also wooded and naturey backgrounds do wonders too. I dream of those worlds beyond the picture.
 
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I'm not sure these count as 16-bit, but they look great:





Does anyone know what games these are from? I got them from GAF and I've tried to search for the original thread on here but haven't been able to track it down. I think it was like forgotten Japanese RPG's or something like that.
Second one looks like Flashback, no?
 

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Can somebody recommend me some Snatcher-type games?

When i say "Snatcher-type" im not talking about gameplay exactly. Its a mix of setting and gameplay style (but not exact gameplay mechanics)

Stuff like Shadowrun on the snes or even Flashback (but since i know these two they dont qualify)
 

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D/Generation was a great Amiga/DOS game set in a tall, fututistic building. You could sometimes see the city when you went to the roof.



 

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This one always seemed mysterious to me:



It's from the Wet-Dry World in Super Mario 64.
 

Peff

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I'm not sure these count as 16-bit, but they look great:



Does anyone know what games these are from? I got them from GAF and I've tried to search for the original thread on here but haven't been able to track it down. I think it was like forgotten Japanese RPG's or something like that.
Second one is from Cyber City Oedo 808 for the PC engine.
 

Celine

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Can somebody recommend me some Snatcher-type games?

When i say "Snatcher-type" im not talking about gameplay exactly. Its a mix of setting and gameplay style (but not exact gameplay mechanics)

Stuff like Shadowrun on the snes or even Flashback (but since i know these two they dont qualify)
Try check Policenauts (PS1,SAT,3DO), Rise of the dragon (PC, Mega CD), Beneath a steel sky (PC,Amiga), Blade Runner (PC), Anachronox (PC).
 

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2


The Revenge of Shinobi


Streets of Rage 2


Pulseman


Streets of Rage 2


Can somebody recommend me some Snatcher-type games?

When i say "Snatcher-type" im not talking about gameplay exactly. Its a mix of setting and gameplay style (but not exact gameplay mechanics)

Stuff like Shadowrun on the snes or even Flashback (but since i know these two they dont qualify)
Beneath a Steel Sky, Gemini Rue.
 

Dunan

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As a lover of cities, these screens are pure bliss.

I always wondered what was going on with the city of Thor in Tales of Phantasia:



You enter from above into what seems to be an long-abandoned ancient ruin, but then from inside you can see what looks like a lively, vibrant city full of life... which you don't actually visit. What was the deal here?
 

ichtyander

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There's also a GAF thread about 2D fighter backgrounds, some nice cityscapes there as well.

I love really love that 80's, Akira inspired cyberpunk look, awesome stuff.
 

Dr Dogg

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Two Crude Dudes.

I used to love this game. Was sat in the local arcade for years. I payed an arm and a leg for the Japanese MegaDrive version (Crude Buster) after realising all you had to do was file down the cart socket and hey presto.