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Random unpopular retro gaming gem recommendation

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More cool SNES / SFC games:

Wonder Project J
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Wild Guns
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Der Langrisser
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Live A Live
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added on the 2016-03-16 13:44:41 by visy visy
I second Layer Section. It has good music, nice transitions between levels, and overall fun gameplay.

Another nice shooter for the Saturn that perhaps wasn't among the most popular is Blast Wind:
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Some more good games that you may or may not have played:

Blackthorne (SNES):
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DOOM 64 (N64):
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This is a different game than the classic DOOM that was ported to every system imaginable.

The Firemen (SNES):
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The Ninja Warriors Again (SNES):
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Sin and punishment (N64):
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Vandal hearts (PSX):
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Mitsume ga tooru (Famicom):
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Hebereke (Famicom):
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added on the 2016-03-16 19:49:09 by mic mic
@mic
the firemen seems nice. trying out the first level.
added on the 2016-03-16 20:36:05 by 1in10 1in10
@mic: Hebereke was also released in Europe as Ufouria. Great game :)
added on the 2016-03-16 20:47:24 by visy visy
Traps´n´Treasures (AMIGA)

I loved it back then, maybe should replay as i forgot about the actual gameplay by now. Only remember it offered a lot of stuff to find in each level, the GUI maybe shows off a bit! :)
@visy: Yup, they changed a few things, but it was mostly the same. We got both Uforia and Mr Gimmick here in Sweden. I played Mr Gimmick quite a lot as a kid because a friend of mine had it, but I never played Uforia/Hebereke until many years later. Now I own a boxed copy of Hebereke because I found it pretty cheaply when I was in Tokyo two years ago :P
added on the 2016-03-16 21:42:42 by mic mic
Mr. Gimmick! has one of the most awesome soundtracks to ever grace the NES. Also, The Firemen received sort of a sequel on the PSone, which is also quite an underrated gem.
added on the 2016-03-17 11:24:23 by elend elend
What? No PC Engine games?!
Cyber Core: A HuCARD shoot'em up similar to Dragon Spirit with an insect theme where power-ups turn your ship into a big-ass mutant bug.
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Bazaru de Gozaru: A fun CDRom puzzle game. Unfortunately it costs a kidney.
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added on the 2016-03-17 12:04:40 by MooZ MooZ
Cannon Dancer aka Osman (Arcade)

A spiritual successor to Strider from its lead developer after he left Capcom. Features fast and frantic arcade gameplay, which unfortunately can be a tad too hard at times but the colorful and well animated graphics as well as the interesting setting (sci-fi middle east?!) make this a very underrated gem.

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added on the 2016-03-17 12:52:27 by elend elend
Steel Empire (GEN/MD)
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Ranger X (GEN/MD)
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In the Hunt (Arcade)
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Windjammers (NG)
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Alien Crush (PCE)
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added on the 2016-03-17 19:15:07 by toxie toxie
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http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/game.php?id=35
Its a weird feeling thinking of games I played when I was younger can now be considered retro.
added on the 2016-03-17 21:31:36 by Deus Deus
Windjammers is teh shit! Fucking awesome.
added on the 2016-03-18 01:46:49 by elend elend
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Sideline (DOS)

1996 2D Shmup for DOS from Taiwan. Officially freeware now and availabe here: http://sideline.ghegs.com/

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added on the 2016-03-21 03:20:39 by elend elend
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Solar winds, DOS 1993
added on the 2016-03-21 09:37:57 by Emod Emod
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added on the 2016-03-21 16:43:20 by RbR RbR
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added on the 2016-03-21 16:56:46 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
I never understood what to actually do in "Solar Winds". Heh. Also that Broderbund game seems interesting. Never heard of it before?!
added on the 2016-03-22 05:54:41 by elend elend
Startopia (PC/Windows)

Management game from former Bullfrog team, in the line of both Theme Hospital and Dungeon Keeper (yes, both!).

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Invasion of the Mutant Space Bats
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Tubular Worlds
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added on the 2016-03-22 09:05:22 by Optimonk Optimonk
Captain Comic and Captain Comic II (DOS/EGA)
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Platform game with some adventure elements especially in the second part (collecting objects/power-ups to be able to access more parts of the levels, etc)
ps2 is considered retro now so..

marc ecko's getting up: contents under pressure
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b-boy
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free running
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richard burns rally
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also
ambermoon (amiga)
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Quite unknown at least outside the Demoscene. Amok available for DOS and Sega Saturn. Imho a very well made Third Person action game, with great atmospheric voxel graphics.

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added on the 2016-03-25 04:05:55 by elend elend
wonderboy in monsterworld (genesis)
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monsterworld IV (genesis)
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wonderboy III - the dragon's trap (master system)
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