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GT Countdown: Top 10 8-Bit Games

Gametrailers look back at the 8-bit generation and pick their favorites.

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Torch3549d ago (Edited 3549d ago )

Man, that just brought a nostalgic tears to my eyes, along with a flood of specific memories related to most of those games, and I wholeheartedly thank you for it!...

...Mastering Punchout in my dad's van during the twenty six hour-long drive down to/from Florida...the frustrating hours spent trying to pass the Forest stage in SMS's Shinobi (one of my all time favorite games), struggling to finally reach the final boss, only to get my arse kicked, and having to do it ALL over again...actually getting freaked out while battling Castlevania's bosses (partly thanks to that masterful accompanying music) in the dark wee hours of the night...

...and for those who can relate to me, this one line just says it all:

UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START!!!

Oh, but SO MANY honorable mentions, namely Sega's answer to Mario: the one and only Wonderboy!!! I can't exaggerate how much that cartridge got played and passed around amongst my enthused friends and myself.

Some others: Metal Gear, Kid Icarus, Faxandu, RBI, Blades of Steel, Karnov, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Choplifter, Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, Thunderblade, Tiger Heli, 1942, 1943, Afterburner, Tetris, R.C. Pro Am, Final Fantasy, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Space Harrier, Black Belt, TMNT...just too, too many to remember.

Although I did expect (and agree so) Mario to show up at top spot, I think that (IMO) Super Mario Bros (the first one) deserves top spot...it's the one that started 'em all, and it had/has such in immense impact on gaming and pop culture in general.

Ah, good times, good times!

shotputking3549d ago (Edited 3549d ago )

that legend of zelda overworld theme gave me the chills... so many hours trying to find those dungeons on a 10" tv in the 80's, instead of doing my spelling homework... i would have liked to see tmnt and the second zelda on there, although i guess they can't put two zeldas, they only seemed to want one of each franchise.