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Retro Game Night- Any Ideas?


#1 MasaTFC   Chelsea 2014-15 EPL Champs !!!!! CAGiversary!   4905 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 03:34 AM

So recently it was discussed between my friend, his wife, myself and my gf that we will be having "Retro Game Night" once a week. His wife is having back surgery soon, so we figure it will be a good way to keep her mind off being in pain and bed ridden for a little bit.

 

Everyone is from a sega genesis background, so we are focusing on that system (but not limited to it). My question is- does anybody else do a similar thing with their friends? And does anyone have some games they would suggest that I pick up? My genesis collection has some good stuff, but mostly single player stuff. I am looking for any multiplayer games or single player that would be fun for a group.

 

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#2 KaiserFoxHD   80's Baby CAG Newbie   21 Posts   Joined 2.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

Some Friends and I actually also do this, every now and then when we get together. We pick a game and have an all nighter on some occasions. If you want to start on the Genesis I would go with nice genesis arcade titles like Altered Beast,  Space Harrier, Golden Axe, or Streets of Rage. I would say a Sonic game, But how many times has everyone beaten those games... any way if your really trying to go hardcore, try and beat Kid Chameleon with you and all your friends playing it.


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Posted 07 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

Gunstar Heroes is a must play.

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is also a great puzzle game for groups.

If you are up for some torture, try playing Gaiares. In my 35+ year gaming career, it's still the hardest game I've ever played. Seriously. It took me over a week just to get past the first level. I still consider that a victory.
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Posted 07 December 2013 - 09:15 PM

4 player Warlords on the 2600, Saturn Bomberman multiplayer on the big stage.


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:16 AM

Golden Axe 1-3 for some good co-op.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 04:43 AM

Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, NBA Jam (it's more an arcade sports game so if you don't like the modern NBA games, might still be fun for you) are all good on the Genesis for multiplayer.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

Some good suggestions above, I would add the following though:

 

Toejam and Earl (though it may be a bit slow paced for the spectators)

 

Road Rash 1 - 3

 

Dynamite Headdy (single player game obviously, but it's quirky enough to be fun to watch)

 

Columns

 

NHL '94 (or other variants, hockey to me is one of the best multiplayer sports games if you have the 4 player option, even if all you are doing is checking each other for injuries  :roll: )

 

Expanding off of NHL 94, the Genny had one of the best sports libraries if your crowd is more into that, can branch off into the Mutant League Football / Hockey games as well.



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:38 PM

I was always a Super Nintendo guy myself, so I'm not entirely sure about Genesis mult-player. I know it has some fun fighters like Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters. 


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#9 Evilized  

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:57 AM

The sonic saga! can't stop playing those games, but going back to those games after so many years...mheh



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

I have not ever done this, but I would totally do it if some of my friends were ever interested. There's been times where a friend would come over and we'd play on the Nintendo or Super NES, but we never made a full day of fun with it. 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 03:41 AM

Multiplayer:

Mega Bomberman, Herzog Zwei, General Chaos, any Streets of Rage, Golden Axe 2, TMNT Hyperstone Heist

 

NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana (I normally dont care for sports games but this one is an exception, blew me away back in the day)

 

Battling for high score on

Lightening Force, Truxton, or Thunderforce 3 would be a good time

 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:36 AM

Contra Hard Corps sanity tournament. The first person to break the genesis wins! 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

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#15 MasaTFC   Chelsea 2014-15 EPL Champs !!!!! CAGiversary!   4905 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:33 AM

wowza, i disappear from this topic and you guys are all over it!

love the suggestions, NHL 94 is the "good, classic" one right?

i will post updates on what we play (starts the begining of febuary since she will be in the hospital for a week), keep the suggestions coming!

and to those of you whom have not done this, go for it. good games with great friends always wins!

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#16 MasaTFC   Chelsea 2014-15 EPL Champs !!!!! CAGiversary!   4905 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:36 AM

Gunstar Heroes is a must play.

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is also a great puzzle game for groups.

If you are up for some torture, try playing Gaiares. In my 35+ year gaming career, it's still the hardest game I've ever played. Seriously. It took me over a week just to get past the first level. I still consider that a victory.


sadly, i sold my cib copy of gaires a few years back when i was a starving undergrad. it is truly difficult! i dont think anyone else would have a stomach for it besides me.

Hellfire is what always really gave me problems. I really sucked at that game!

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#17 Billytwoshoes   Perpetually behind the times CAGiversary!   1739 Posts   Joined 4.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:26 PM

love the suggestions, NHL 94 is the "good, classic" one right?

NHL 94 is the first really good one I remember playing on the Genesis, and subsequently after renting it the only one my brother and I bought and repeatedly play.



#18 dergatron9000  

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:14 AM

Battletoads, battletoads double dragon, x-men. Michael jackson moonwalker is one player but really basic and fun to watch. I often do this on nes. The favorite is always rc pro am 2 and super dogeball. Dodgeball gets fierce.

#19 DarkSpaceGames  

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

Me and a friend spent way too many hours on Revolution X. Be forwarned if you pick it up, it's more of a gloriously bad game than an actual good game.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:27 AM

Nba jam/hang time is always a good co op game. Any best em up also like streets of rage

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:00 AM

The Bomberman games are (almost) always pretty great as party games.  Some of them include a 2P story mode as well.

 

Battletoads, 

Not so much for two player, though



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Posted 14 May 2014 - 10:26 PM

Gundam Battle assault 2 for the ps1 and of course the Mario party games are fun for a retro night
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#23 Hairlesswookiee   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   58 Posts   Joined 4.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:32 PM

Hmm...Sega night with MP?? For me this would consist of: TMNT: Hyperstone Heist, Streets of Rage (any or all of them), Sonic series, and/or the Road Rash games.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:44 PM

If there are going to be female participants, I would strongly recommend exploring some classic point-and-click adventure games. It is my experience that this is a genre that goes over well with the ladies. It means a bit more passive participation on the part of a group, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

 

Any of the Lucas Arts games are an easy choice, as well as King's Quest VI. (the best of the Sierra fare) The Space Quest series is also an easy sell with it's strong humorous leanings.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:35 AM

I love Retro Game Night. I've been doing these about once a month for well over a year now and we always have a blast. I'm from a NES/SNES background so my (vast) knowledge base if of those titles if you are ever interested in getting involved with those. I put together a Facebook group so all my friends could join and talk about old school gaming. I like using the group to post times/dates for game night so everyone can plan ahead and make sure they are available. We used to shuffle between everyone's houses but I got a new big screen that everyone can watch in my family room (our old one was dead for a long time so it was harder to cram everyone into my room) so we pretty much just play at my house now. Which is awesome for me, as I used to lug around my entire collection (well the NES/SNES stuff usually) and now that I have about 400 carts between the two its become nearly impossible to bring everything to another house. The Retron 5 coming out will make it easier to play at someone else's house since I won't have to bring over multiple systems, but the library size is still an issue. Going forward I'll have to just pre-select carts for us to play when we meet at someone else's house.



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Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:28 PM

Oooh, oooh!  This thought just occurred to me and is really for other people since OP says there's back surgery involved.

 

Set up a couple of consoles and small televisions around a dining room table.  Have a race, Nintendo World Championship style where you have to accomplish a certain goal at one game before you move onto the next station.   Set a time limit and the winner is the one that gets the highest score or progresses the furthest in the last game in the allotted amount of time.  For example, set up a Genesis at the first monitor with Sonic.  When a player completes the first level, they get up and move to an SNES and the first level of Donkey Kong Country.  Then they get up and move to the N64 and have to complete a lap on Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64.  Finally at the fourth station, it's NES Tetris.  Most lines completed when time expires wins.