Retro Game Suggestions Requested
jminer last edited by jminer
I'm going to be spending 30 hours on planes next week so I need something to occupy my time.
I've got an Odroid Go Super that works well at emulating console games from lighter N64 games down. It packs down smaller than my switch the the battery lasts much longer so the Odroid will probably be in my carryon.
I've been using it lately to play popular SNES and GB games lately like super Mario and Pokemon Red with some occasional N64 entries. I didn't have a huge catalog of games growing up though and didn't do anything in the Sony realm until the PS2.
So oppo, what are the best retro games I should put on my doodad to waste time with?
Italia last edited by
@jminer if you want to waste a lot of time look into Zelda ocarina of time randomizer. any chest could contain anything. Fun and inferiating.
MUSASHI66 last edited by
@jminer Mortal Combat 3 is my absolute favorite from n64 days. I played it on Sega MegaDrive, but the N64 version was very similar.
AestheticsInMotion last edited by
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a great time killer. Same with the Fire Emblem series. Always loved Advance Wars as well.
AestheticsInMotion last edited by AestheticsInMotion
@Italia I've done a few Super Metroid randomizers. "fun and infuriating" is the perfect way to describe them.
Mr.Ontop last edited by
@jminer Does that come loaded with games or do you have to load them onto the system?
If you can play old PS or PS2 games, I really like Driver & Driver 2.
@Mr-Ontop have to put them on myself. Of course only games I rip from cartridges I actually have in my possession ever are put on it.
MontegoMan562 last edited by
@jminer Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time is my #1 rated game I've ever played - across all systems. It's that good. The fastest I ever completed with a few sidequests was over a 3 day weekend with my cousins as a teenager, we just played it non-stop with occasional sleep and food breaks.
I also recommend 007 Goldeneye, legendary n64 game, and Perfect Dark was built off of it as a platform, that's awesome too. MarioKart64 is amazing of course. for other arcade racers you have F-Zero and San Francisco Rush. I believe I played a few solid rally games, I wanna say V Rally. Oh Star Wars Pod Racer is fun too.
MybirdIStheword last edited by
@jminer my preference is really the 3d Era, which would leave the best n64 games in alphabetical order:
Any n64 bomberman game
Destruction Derby 64
Donkey Kong 64
Duke Nukem 64
Jet force Gemini
Either Legend of Zelda games
Mario Kart 64
Mario party 1, 2, 3
Road Rash 64
San Fransisco Rush
Star Wars episode 1 racer (yeah I know. It's actually great)
Star wars: rogue squadron
Super smash bros.
All the Tony hawk pro skater games
I know I'm missing classics like perfect dark but these are the ones I can wholeheartedly recommend. If you want sports games, you can obviously tell which to get.
beefchips last edited by
@jminer i always liked Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, easy to kill 30 hours with an RPG
mocamino last edited by
Among the many @MybirdIStheword listed, I'd have to add Snowboard Kids 2 for the N64. It was more fun multi-player, but was fun solo as well.
@MybirdIStheword @MontegoMan562 those are all great N64 suggestions! I'll have to give them a try, it's pushing this things power to emulate big N64 games like Goldeneye. I did recently order the retroid pocket 2 + which will fix those issues as I've been hankering them for sure but it won't be here this week.
The unit will play mariokart64 great but goldeneye is not quite playable.
@beefchips Chrono Trigger is good. Not sure if this thing has enough horsepower to run Chrono Cross, but it's worth trying.
davesaddiction last edited by davesaddiction
Dare I mention Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town?
You can REALLY kill some time planting & harvesting vegetables and tending to livestock. LOL
Mrs. addiction and I played this game on GBA on many long road trips before we had smartphones.
+1 to diving into a Zelda game.
ClassicDatsunDebate last edited by
@jminer Donkey Kong Country
@davesaddiction I skipped the GBA era, had a GBC and a DS. I'll have to give that one a look.
RallyDarkstrike last edited by
If we were talking retro PC gaming, I have many suggestions, but alas, I'm not much help here!
That GPA SP we had was sweet (could play the old GB games, too).
Actually, I bet we still have it...
RallyDarkstrike last edited by
@facw Don't think it can do PC games as it's ARM based and very low spec.
@facw it's not designed for PC games, as they're not usually self contained into a couple files and require registry, file systems and so on.
@RallyDarkstrike Ah, guess you would have to emulate that too... I guess the Steam Deck is an option (if you can get one) for heavier duty gaming.