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Top 4 games from your formative years.

NikuNashi

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0-15 years old when life was new and the world was your lobster. When you were a kid and Santa delivered for you, when you were a teen and should have been tapping ass but you were tapping x.

Name your top 4 most important games (in order of influence).

Nobody wants to hear that you can't choose 4 so I will list 10, no I'm 34 and still in my formative years. 0-15. We want to know your generation.


Me: Born 78 became jaded in 1993

1. Street Fighter 2
2. Super Mario World
3. Final Fight
4. Mortal Kombat

Honorable mention

Double Dragon
WWF arcade
Golden Axe
Altered Beast
 

Marvel14

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Top 4:

Dungeon Master
Kick Off 2
Super MarioWorld
Virtua Fighter


Honorable mentions:

Castle of Illusion
Supercars 2
North and South
Chuckie Egg
Cauldron
Boulderdash
Spin Dizzy

Turrrican
Strider
IK+
Just off the top of my head


Altered Beast seemed great when played a couple of times but got old really quickly.
 
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p_xavier

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Games I played the most before 15:

Conquest of the crystal palace
Rygar
The Legend of Kage
Final Fantasy VI

The game that impacted me the most from my childhood is Ys Book 1&2. Still one of my favourites today.
 
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Closer

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1. Tetris
2. Megaman X
3. Street Fighter II
4. Super Mario World

These are the games that basically made me who I am today. These are not my favorite ones but they are the ones that made me love the medium when I was a toddler.
 
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ZoolNL

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Super Mario bros 1 NES
Turtles nes
Streets of rage 2
Mortal Kombat 1
Sonic 1 Mastersystem
Dune 2
Commander Keen
SimCity
Kickoff 3
Tempest 2000
 

Keihart

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4-Dance Dance Revolution (any version)
3-Metal Gear Solid
2-Silent Hill
1-Devil May Cry 3
(Took my favorite NES game to put DDR since i had no arcade game on the list)

Pretty hard to pick only 4.
 
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Mato

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1. Ocarina Of Time
2. FFVII
3. Link's Awakening
4. Super Mario 64

also : Majora's Mask, RE1/2, MGS, Super Metroid, Tomb Raider 2,

For some reason FFVII is the only one to have fallen out of my personal pedestal. It's not even in my top 10 anymore. It feels too rigid and linear. Nevertheless, I adored it back then.
 
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teezzy

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Super Mario Bros 3
Chrono Trigger
Super Smash Bros Melee
Mario Party 2
 

Bartski

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ok let's try that (0-10):

Kung Fu Master (Arcade)
Another World (Amiga500)
Secret of Monkey Island (Amiga500)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
 
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GymWolf

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Oh cmon, 0-15 is a big span to only name 4 games.

I'm gonna give you 4 period span with multiple games instead.

I guess i can ignore black and white pong\commodore 64 period span because i didn't really liked that era.


Alien storm\master of darkness sega master system 2 plus
wario land 1\pokemon red gameboy
sf2 turbo\super mario all stars\dk2\mk3\earthworm jim 2 snes
mgs1\ff7\re2\parasite eve 1\tekken 3\tombi\castlevania sotn ps1

I wasn't big on pc gaming when i was little but you can put max payne 1 and diablo 1 as excellent leftovers from that list.
 
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Zannegan

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Banjo-Kazooie
Pokemon Yellow
Aria of Sorrow
Jedi Academy

Too many honorable mentions to mention. Pretty damn magical time to be a kid.
 
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Skoool Daze (C64)
Rainbow Islands (ST)
Cannon Fodder (Amiga)
Championship Manager 93 (Amiga)
 

K.N.W.

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1 Tomba! PSX
2 Crash Bandicoot 3 PSX
3 Metal Gear Solid 2 PS2
4 The Sims 2 PC
I played those over and over and over and over again, probably the games I played the most in my life.
And.... Just 4 games??? I really need to add also Super Mario Bros NES, GTA III PS2, Resident Evil: Code Veronica X PS2, Soldier fortune 2: Double Helix PC, FFX PS2, Kingdom Hearts PS2, Return to Castl: Wolfenstein PC, Halo: Combat Evolved PC, Doom 3 PC, Fear PC, Call of Duty 2 PC and the girlfriend who left me for no reason, making me quit gaming for almost two years.
 
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Aion002

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Total Annihilation.
Final Fantasy VII.
Metal Gear Solid.
Age of Empires.

No particular order.
 
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marcincz

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Before 15 years old and only 4 games? Let's try.

Early years (4-9) Atari 65 XE:
River Raid
International Karate

Later (10-15) Amiga 500:
Sensible Soccer (played thousands hours)
Civilization
 
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Fbh

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From the top of my head.

1. Chrono Trigger.
Aside from Pokemon it's the first proper RPG I played and I just loved everything about it. It's the first game I remember getting me invested in not just the gameplay but the world and characters
2. Pokemon Red/blue/yellow
Probably my most played games as a kid. It wasn't just the game I really enjoyed but trading and battling with friends, sharing tips and discoveries, hearing countless rumors on the playground from the ones that actually worked (like Missingno) to the ones that were complete BS (Mew under the truck)
3. Age of Empires 2
Was obsessed with this (also age of mythology) , so much fun playing both alone and with friends and I also always enjoyed that it was one of the few games my dad showed interest in too
4. Tibia Online
First MMO I ever played and while it was extremely grindy and unashamedly Pay 2 win, it was still amazing when everyone in my class was playing. And the open world was legitimately cool, getting to places felt like a journey.
5. Chrono Cross.
I didn't like the story or combat as much as trigger, but damn does it have a one of a kind, amazing world and music.
 
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Velius

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Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda- A Link To The Past
Final Fantasy VI
Super Mario 64
 

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This is tough. No order.

GTA: San Andreas
HItman: Blood Money
TES III: Morrowind
Metal Gear Solid 3

Honorable Mention: Gran Turismo 3
 
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So.... cool topic. Anyways....

* Street Fighter II (Arcade and at home)
* Sonic the Hedgehog (the whole Genesis series, but part 2 obviously has a special place in my heart)
* Castlevania Bloodlines
* Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)

Oh yeah. and...
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