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Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:48 pm
by OrangeRakoon
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The definition of "Retro Games" is hard to pin down because what people think of as retro is both dependent on the person and constantly changing with time, which makes a "Favourite Retro Game Ever" vote a little difficult. What we can all agree on is that the 20th century is in the past, and it's now 2016, which makes any game released in the 20th century pretty old.

So here is the vote: Your top 10 favourite games that were first released before the year 2000. First released means anywhere in the world. For example, Pokemon Gold and Silver were released in Europe and North America in 2000, but they were released in Japan in November 1999. That makes them eligible for this vote!

Voting will be open for 1 week (the duration of Retro Week) during which you are free to edit your votes, and then I'll close the thread and count up all the votes at the end before announcing the overall top 10!

Results:
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  2. Pokemon Gold/Silver
  3. Super Mario 64
  4. Super Mario World
  5. Banjo-Kazooie
  6. Tetris
  7. Metal Gear Solid
  8. Goldeneye 007
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  10. Super Mario Kart

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:40 am
by D.J
1. Final Fantasy VII
2. F-Zero X
3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
4. Super Mario Kart
5. Super Mario World
6. Super Mario 64
7. Ocarina of Time
8. Banjo Kazooie
9. Pilotwings 64
10. Sonic Adventure

:)

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:25 am
by samus_killer
1. GoldenEye 007
2. Pokémon Gold & Silver
3. Rollercoaster Tycoon
4. The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
5. Super Mario 64
6. Banjo-Kazooie
7. Super Metroid
8. Donkey Kong Country
9. Lylat Wars
10. F-Zero X

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:26 am
by Seppatoni
1. Super Mario Bros. 3
2. Super Mario Bros.
3. Terranigma
4. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
5. Final Fantasy III / VI
6. Super Mario Kart
7. Castlevania III
8. Zelda II: Adventure of Link
9. Banjo-Kazooie
10. Donkey Kong (GB)

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:52 am
by bigcalwv
1. Super Mario World - SNES
2. Twisted Metal 2 World Tour - PS1
3. Pokemon Silver - GBC
4. Crash Bandicoot 2 Cortex Strikes Back - PS1
5. WCW/nWo Revenge - N64
6. Command & Conquer Red Alert Retaliation - PS1
7. Super Mario Bros. - NES
8. Super Mario Kart - SNES
9. Super Mario 64 - N64
10. Goldeneye 007 - N64

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:05 pm
by Ploiper
1. Sonic The Hedgehog
2. Pokémon Silver
3. Tetris (GB)
4. Zelda OOT
5. Super Mario 64
6. Sonic 2
7. Toy Story
8. Aladdin
9. World of Illusion
10. Mario Kart 64

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:18 pm
by Garf
1- Tetris
2- Chrono Trigger
3- Super Mario 64
4- Crash Bandicoot
5- Pokemon Gold
6- Ocarina of Time
7- Sonic 2
8- Street Fighter 2
9- Super Mario Land 2
10- Lylat Wars

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:56 pm
by RichardUK
1.Command & Conquer Red Alert Retaliation
2.Shenmue
3.Super Mario Kart
4.Gran Turismo
5.Crazy Taxi
6.Railroad Tycoon II
7.Fifa 98 Road to the World Cup
8.Goldeneye 007
9.Sonic Adventure
10.Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:30 pm
by IronHide
1. Tetris
2. Streets of Rage 2
3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
4. Street Fighter II Champion Edition
5. Rollercoaster Tycoon
6. Ridge Racer Type 4
7. Virtua Fighter 2
8. Phantasy Star IV
9. Metal Gear Solid
10. Rocket Knight Adventures

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:41 pm
by Sabrofra
1. Ocarina of Time
2. Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
3. Banjo-Kazooie
4. Super Mario 64
5. Super Mario World
6. Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
7. Pokémon Stadium
8. Lylatwars
9. Mario Party 2 (3's the best N64 MP but that was released in 2000 so I have to go with MP2 instead :c)
10. Pokémon Snap

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:30 pm
by shy guy 64
ill get back to you once ive double checked some release dates

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:54 pm
by GuitarHero
Very tough decisions to be made, as I haven't played too many pre-2000 games thinking about it.
  1. Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer
  2. Pokémon Yellow
  3. Crash Bandicoot: Warped
  4. Age of Empires
  5. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  6. Spyro the Dragon
  7. Crash Bandicoot
  8. Super Mario 64
  9. Sonic Adventure
  10. Sonic CD
That seems about right.

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:34 pm
by Scapegoat
1: Digimon World
2: Pokemon Trading Card Game
3: Spyro: Gateway to Glimmar
4: Puyo Puyo
5: Wiz 'n' Liz
6: Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
7: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
8: Pokemon Gold/Silver
9: Streets of Rage 2
10: Sensible Soccer

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:22 pm
by Bix
I apologise now to anyone that hated the snes.

1. Chrono Trigger - Played it beyond 2000 but it was released prior to 2000 in Japan.
2. Donkey Kong Country
3. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
4. L O Z: A Link to the Past
5. Golden Eye 007
6. Super Mario Bros. 3
7. Final Fantasy IX
8. Earthbound/ Mother 2
9. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
10. Super Castlevania IV

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:04 am
by OrangeRakoon
Last day of voting, so get them in if you haven't already

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 11:15 am
by danbish
In no particular order;

1. Metal Gear Solid
2. Super Mario World
3. Banjo-Kazooie
4. Super Mario 64
5. Conker's Bad fur Day
6. GoldenEye 007
7. WWF No Mercy
8. Diddy Kong Racing
9. Resident Evil 2
10. Donkey Kong Country

Really wanted to mention N64 Paper Mario but that's just out of the allowed timeframe - released in 2000. Gaah!

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:49 pm
by masofdas
We will actually get to see the Top 10 unlike the FF vote, sorry Ash

Going off the list I put on GNamer ages ago, which has more modern games in it and editing that I end up with this

1. Metal Gear Solid
2. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Super Mario 64
4. Resident Evil 2
5. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi Island
6. Sonic The Hedgehog Pocket Adventure
7. SoulCalibur
8. Streets of Rage 2
9. Golden Axe 2
10. Crash Bandicoot 3

But now playing Pokemon Yellow agin, I would like to fit a Pokeom in there along with so many N64/PS1 games but to keep it interesting, I'm keeping it how it is the list.

FFIX came out July 2000, that Bix might want to replace that one.

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 1:52 pm
by jawafour
I found the selection process to be surprisingly difficult and, whilst I'm comfortable with my choices, they could well change were I to revisit the list in the future!

01) ISS Pro Evolution (PS1)
02) Championship Manager '93 (Amiga)
03) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
04) Goal! (Amiga)
05) Mercenary (C64)
06) Spyro The Dragon (PS1)
07) Montezuma's Revenge (C64)
08) Doom (PS1)
09) GoldenEye 007 (N64)
10) International Superstar Soccer 64 (N64)

Man, I had a lot of fun playing those games :-).

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 4:12 pm
by Koopa man
1. Pokemon Gold
2. Yoshi's Island
3. Super Metroid
4. Earthbound
5. Mega Man 2
6. Super Mario Bros. 3
7. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
8. Kirby's Dream Land
9. Super Mario Bros.
10. Duck Hunt

I'm quite surprised by the complete absence of Mega Man in everyone else's lists.

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games

Posted: Sun May 01, 2016 10:43 pm
by OrangeRakoon
Here are my votes for what it's worth!

1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
3. Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
4. Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
5. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GBC)
6. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
7. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)
8. Lego Island (PC)
9. Tetris (GB)
10. Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (NES)

And with the end of the day that means voting is over. Stay tuned for the results coming soon!

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:46 pm
by OrangeRakoon
The votes have been counted and the results are in! Each game received points depending on where it ranked in each person's votes, with number 1 getting 10 points all the way down to number 10 getting 1 point. If we'd just counted the votes as 1 point each the top 3 would have been exactly the same, but it led to a slightly differing order further down (and much less ties) this way!
SONM's Top 10 20th Century Games

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Thanks to everyone who voted and for everyone who helped in making Retro Week 2016 a success! Let us know what you think about our list of the top 10 20th century games below :)

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:31 pm
by jawafour
OrangeRakoon wrote:The votes have been counted and the results are in!...
Great work on compiling the results, OR! I think each of the games are pretty solid choices, although I'm slightly surprised at Pokemon charting quite so highly. It's a franchise that I've not played before and there must be lots of Poke-fans here in ONM!

What font is is that you used for the screenshot titles, OR? I can see that it matches the main SONM font and I'd like to use it in future drawings. (Thanks!)

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:51 pm
by OrangeRakoon
You should definitely play a pokemon game, Gold and Silver are fantastic.

Here are the SONM fonts:

Gamecuben font
Diskun font
Quantifier NBP font

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:08 pm
by jawafour
OrangeRakoon wrote:Here are the SONM fonts...
Thanks, man, I'll take a look at those.

Re: Top 10 20th Century Games - THE RESULTS

Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:13 pm
by GuitarHero
It's a shame there weren't more non-Nintendo games (though that's not surprising on here) but even still, I can't complain much about the actual top ten games.