View Full Version : Kickass 8- and 16-bit games to find ROMs for

Michael P
12-15-2005, 05:22 PM
So I was rooting around through some old crap the other day, and I found my old USB controller. I don't have the computer I used it with anymore, but my current laptop has USB ports. So, I figured I'd spend part of my vacation over the holidays playing some old school video games.

So, just basically suggest to me some of your favorite 8-bit and 16-bit games. I can... acquire them on my own, but give me some ideas. And if it turns out I'm being an ass and this thread gets closed, well, I've got a PM box.

12-15-2005, 06:26 PM
All Castlevania and Contra games. Konami actually made a disc with these games(sans Contra Force) for the PC. Pick that one up if you can find it.

Xero Kaiser
12-15-2005, 06:48 PM
Gunstar Heroes
Streets of Rage
Rockman & Forte
Wario's Woods
Yoshi's Island
Bionic Commando
Seiken Densetsu 3 (there's an english version out)
Megaman games
Shinobi 3
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (if you feel like going insane)
Kick Master (Castlevania + Martial arts)
Chrono Trigger
General Chaos
Metal Warriors

12-16-2005, 01:10 AM
This is probably not a kosher topic...

But, *whistles innocently,* Blaster Master, Soul Blazer, Ogre Battle, and Lufia 2 are all fantastic games.

12-16-2005, 01:54 AM
you better get some Vectorman for the Genesis!

Donald M.
12-16-2005, 05:29 AM
If you've never played Super Mario World 2, do so. It's probably the best game ever released for the SNES, and certainly my favorite.

Also, check out Landstalker for the Genesis, my favorite action RPG ever. Beyond Oasis, also for the Genesis, comes a close second.

12-16-2005, 05:37 AM
Terranigma and Illusion of Time (not sure if they were released under other names in the US) are awesome action RPGs.

12-16-2005, 06:16 AM
Gunstar Heroes

12-16-2005, 06:28 AM
Get yourself over to World of Spectrum (www.worldofspectrum.org) for some of the best 8 bit gaming British style.

The games may not be the greatest to look at, but they have some of the best playablity of any games ever.

Try out:

Head over Heels
Jet Set Willy
Manic Miner
Skool Daze
Back to Skool
Turbo Esprit (GTA before GTA was GTA)

Oh, and as the authors and owners of each of the games held there have given their permission for use, there are no legal issues.

The Drunkard Kid
12-16-2005, 08:41 PM
Tales of Phantasia and Terranigma for the SNES, in addition to the standard Link and Final Fantasy options.

Phantasy Star II and IV, TMNT Hyperstone Heist, Landstalker and Beyond Oasis for Genesis.

12-16-2005, 09:01 PM
For pro wrestling like no other, find Super Fire Pro Wrestling X Premium. Best 16-bit wreslting game ever made by mortal hands.

Super Robot Wars 3 has an english patch out now, so you can have Mazinga Z and Amuro Ray beat the hell out of Zakus and Machine Beasts and whatever.

If you want to try some Gameboy games, try out James Bond and Donkey Kong, both for the old B&W GB, and both fantastic.

12-17-2005, 01:58 AM
Golden Axe 3(Gen)
Streets of Rage 3(Gen)
Final Fight 3(Snes)
Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Toitsusen(Gen)
Chrono Trigger(Snes)
Marvel Superheroes: War of the Gems(Snes)
Sonic and Knuckles:Sonic 3(Gen)

09-14-2009, 02:22 PM
Terranigma that was the game that got me into RPG's years ago. I think i left the old snes and all the games back at my ex gf's house when we broke up :eek: last year. Damn. Hope she hasnt let the cat pee on it:::frown:

09-14-2009, 02:31 PM

Ninja Gaiden - And make sure to watch the cinemas. Be warned, though. The game can be difficult.

Low G Man - The "G" stands for gravity. You play as this dude who can jump really high. Combat works like this: freeze enemies with your gun and then jab the hell out of them with a lance.


Dynamite Headdy - Funny Genesis platformer with innovative platformer mechanics.

Earthbound - Great satire of RPGs.

Also, both Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 3 are good, but Streets of Rage 2 is the best game of the series.

Filthy Mutie
09-14-2009, 02:38 PM
Always, always, ALWAYS get Ogre Battle for the SNES.

09-14-2009, 02:54 PM
You mean to legally purchase on the used market, right?

09-14-2009, 03:22 PM
River City Ransom.