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turdhat
11-26-07, 09:55 AM
I have always loved this genre and thought that combining 2d game play with 3d graphics has been a missed opportunity with the only recent game using such an engine being New Super Mario Bros on the DS which I played and finished. Anyone know of any other games like this for the pc ?

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 09:58 AM
Its not recent, but Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project was pretty neat in 2002.

Its a side scroller, done in 3D:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/dukenukemmanhattanproject/index.html?tag=result;title;6

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 10:04 AM
Also, Knytt is awesome:
http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?main=01Home

Its not a traditional side scrolling action game, but it is a 2d side scroller. Its a huge open world adventure game. You have to explore the world and find things so you can escape the planet you crashed on.

I haven't played his other two games, but they are probably worth playing too.

I highly recommend giving it a try. Its really addicting and the graphics have an excellent old-school style.

If you want to find more games like these, go to moby games. Try this link and narrow it down by year to see the more recent games:
http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/windows/action/side-scrolling/

EDIT:

Also, if you like old school Beat-Em-Up RPGs like River City Ransom, the Zombie Smasher X series is amazing:
http://www.skastudios.vg/

The first one is freeware. I highly recommend it.

Zombie Smashers X2 has a demo and its great as well. ZSX3 looks like a dumb 3d space shooter though. Bleh...

Q
11-26-07, 10:22 AM
Also, Knytt is awesome:
http://nifflas.ni2.se/index.php?main=01Home

Its not a traditional side scrolling action game, but it is a 2d side scroller. Its a huge open world adventure game. You have to explore the world and find things so you can escape the planet you crashed on.

I haven't played his other two games, but they are probably worth playing too.

I highly recommend giving it a try. Its really addicting and the graphics have an excellent old-school style.

If you want to find more games like these, go to moby games. Try this link and narrow it down by year to see the more recent games:
http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/windows/action/side-scrolling/

EDIT:

Also, if you like old school Beat-Em-Up RPGs like River City Ransom, the Zombie Smasher X series is amazing:
http://www.skastudios.vg/

The first one is freeware. I highly recommend it.

The 2 sequels have demos. Give them a try too.

Kyntt is incredible. I started playing it and couldn't stop until I finished it. All of nifflas games are pretty darn good, as a matter of fact.

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 10:28 AM
Its funny... I have The Witcher, Crysis, STALKER and Episode 2 on my hard drive, unfinished... yet I'd rather play some old school 2d games most of the time.

Crow_Nest
11-26-07, 10:37 AM
If you want a classic side scroller, play any of the old sonic games or the megaman series. I grew up playing those sidescrollers, i miss playing them.

DRen72
11-26-07, 12:53 PM
Another vote for Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 01:06 PM
I just beat the add on "A Strange Dream" for Knytt Stories. It had a little too much aimless wandering and looping areas (spend 10 minutes getting past a scene only to find it goes right back to a place you where at 5 minutes ago) but overall it was very cool. I just blew like 2 hours on it. :p

fivefeet8
11-26-07, 02:06 PM
If you're too young to remember Gunstar Heroes, RangerX, Sonic 3, and Super Mario 3, there's always emulation. ;)

SH64
11-26-07, 03:06 PM
Another World & Flashback > *.*

speaking of which . is it possible to play Flashback on XP (just like the Another World remake) ?

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 03:49 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about the Another World\Out of This World remake.

Hell of a game. And it looks excellent with the updated high-res graphics.

So glad I bought it.

lightman
11-26-07, 04:02 PM
Men. Please. Psygnosis.

Grab WinUAE and the Shadow of the Beast series. Best thing you can do ;)

Tea on Tuesday
11-26-07, 04:07 PM
Abe's Odyssey

Trizae
11-26-07, 04:30 PM
Two words...

..Cave Story

especially if you're a fan of the SuperMetroid/Castlevania:SOTN type gameplay.

http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/siteimages/cave.gif

http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/

CaptNKILL
11-26-07, 04:46 PM
Men. Please. Psygnosis.

Grab WinUAE and the Shadow of the Beast series. Best thing you can do ;)
Was that better for the Amiga than it was for the Genesis?

The graphics look about the same, but the Genesis version was ridiculously hard. I've tried playing it several times and the difficulty is just mind numbing. There is random crap flying out of every corner of the screen and in the Genesis version you were very limited in lives and health.

I loved the feel of the game and the graphics were beautiful, but it was just impossible to play.

EDIT: Holy crap, it was harder than the others:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_Beast
The Sega Genesis port is considered by some to be one of the hardest video games of all time [2]. This is due to a sloppy conversion; the original had a 50Hz refresh rate, but all Sega Genesis games had to have a 60Hz refresh rate due to being made for NTSC televisions. Accordingly, the conversion team increased the refresh rate to 60Hz, but did not change the amount of time each frame remained on screen, making it run 16.7% faster than the original. Many gamers struggled to complete it after its release, but due to the incredibly high difficulty level very few achieved this goal until Sega revealed the invincibility cheat in January 1992. As if to make up for this, the Japanese Mega Drive version not only ran at the correct speed but had enhanced in-game graphics as well as a toned down difficulty setting.

Hell yeah. I'm going to go find this ASAP. I always wanted to play the game but could never actually live long enough to enjoy it. Thanks for the heads up lightman. :thumbsup:

LT.Schaffer
11-26-07, 05:17 PM
If you're too young to remember Gunstar Heroes, RangerX, Sonic 3, and Super Mario 3, there's always emulation. ;)

Those were all awesome games!:D

turdhat
11-26-07, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will try out kntt and see if I like it. I have played all the old stuff you guys suggested. I owned a Vic 20, Colecovision, Vextrex, C-64, Amiga 2000 (with fat agnus chip), Nes, Snes, 3do, Saturn, psx 1 and 2, Dreamcast, Xbox and 360 and lastly pc (since 93) and I have every emulator that is worth a damn. No wonder I am in debt....

SH64
11-27-07, 08:45 PM
Might need to give this one (http://64digits.com/games/index.php?cmd=view_game&id=1055) a whirl too. looks fun & gory! :zombie3:

Crow_Nest
11-27-07, 09:50 PM
Im glad no one has recommended maple story. Well done folks, im proud of you guys. :D

Buio
11-28-07, 01:14 AM
Psygnosis.
Grab WinUAE and the Shadow of the Beast series. Best thing you can do ;)

Ah, now where talking. I still have a few Amiga games boxes in the attic. And Psygnosis made a bunch of classic games.

OldOfEvil
11-28-07, 02:38 PM
Abuse was an awesome game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse_(computer_game)

If you can find it, I highly recommend it.

SH64
11-28-07, 10:41 PM
Abuse was an awesome game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse_(computer_game)

If you can find it, I highly recommend it.
Yeah Abuse is a good one too!