|Star Trek doors: The first generation|
#9 Shinobi - Death stars thrown, fat man with swords, spider-ninja's and hostages. Big supernatural bosses, mystical spells. Many vertical platforms, difficult and memorable. Best bonus stage ever!
#8 Metroid 2: Return of Samus - Female arse-kicking cyber suited hero. Saving the Galaxy from Space Pirates. Exclusive to Gameboy. Tough multi-directional platforming sci-fi action. Boom!
#7 Turrican - Heavily armed bio-engineered mutant. Evil alien rulers. Lost colony of Earth. Many ways to complete levels, madly colourful and bright graphics. Some of the best visuals ever for the 8-bit systems. Zap!
#6 Sonic the Hedgehog - Fast, very fast. Blue anthropomorphic hedgehog with attitude rescues the captured animals of the lands. Fights Dr 'Eggman' Robotnik. Mega Drive classic, the only real rival for the Mario series. Blurry!
|Prince never liked letting his skeletons out of the closet|
#4 Donkey Kong Country - Angry and mean ape returns as a protagonist, accompanied by his son. Search for banana hoard, jungle hi-jinks at it's best. Awesome 16-bit visuals and sound. Barrel blasting and mine-cart mental difficult!
#3 Super Mario Bros 3 - Plumber sets off to rescue Princess Peach, fighting against ghostships and koopas. Massive Mario adventure, un-put-down-able. Secret whistles and fancy dress customs that give super powers. NES classic.
#2 Super Castlevania IV - Dracula and his demons rise agian, Simon Belmont sets out to kick his ancient behind, whip in hand. Level design brilliant, fine graphics and great use of Mode 7 effects. Plodding a tad, but wonderful music. Whoop-aahh!
|You should have seen the gun he was shot from.|
Okay, no real shocker there. Mario World rules the roost, a truly uncontested classic. What are your favourite platform games? Which ones made you pull your hair out? Sorry again about the briefness of this post, hopefully will get the time tomorrow to give it the full beans with the letter Q. Quizzical! Puzzle games people!