Four Greatest First Levels in Classic Gaming

First impressions are everything. First impressions are everything. The first stage in a game is its greeting to a player, the first chance it gets to get out there and say ‘hello’ and to show everybody what it’s made of.

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wonderfulmonkeyman3015d ago (Edited 3015d ago )

Considering sequence breaking to do bosses out-of-order, and the open-ended nature of the game in and of itself, I don't think there really is a "first level" to Super Metroid.
It's just one gigantic "level" split up into different "regions".

That's just my opinion, though, and it does bring up an interesting point of debate, as to whether or not games like Metroid can be considered to have levels.

Anyone else wanna weigh in on this one?
Sounds like we might actually have something interesting on our hands here.^_^

You get an up-vote for bringing up an interesting topic, however unintentionally.

wonderfulmonkeyman3015d ago (Edited 3015d ago )

I think the first level of Mario would have been less of a success without that fantastic Star Man mid-way through the stage.
The song from that little item made me want to run faster far more than any song from Sonic ever has.XD


The 10 Best Star Fox Games Ranked From Worst to Best

BLG writes: "The original titles are classics with near-infinite replayability. Later releases, however, have stumbled. Usually, they’re hampered by attempted innovation with new control schemes or gimmicks. Still, there’s a lot to enjoy with the beloved Nintendo franchise. To celebrate, we’re going to rank the best Star Fox games in the franchise. To come up with the order, we’re mixing in a little bit of Metacritic ranking and author opinion."

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Sonic the Hedgehog's Soundtrack Was a Collaborative Effort

For over thirty years, Sonic the Hedgehog has provided memorable video game music and brought many artists from around the world together.

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15 Sega Genesis Games that Hold Up Today

The Sega Genesis is a tad underappreciated. This site has already posted about how this console was great for the RPG genre despite the SNES getting more glory. However, that was not the only genre that flourished on the Genesis/Mega Drive.

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Jiub960d ago

Shining Force is on my long list of game series should be revived. Same with console Phantasy Star

Fonsecap960d ago

Shining Force 1, 2 and 3 were awesome, the third one can only be played with emulation along with the translation project because of Episode 2 and 3 that were only released in JP. But I agree, I don't know why SEGA don't revive this franchise, tactics games are very well accepted these days.

Jiub960d ago

I didn't know that about the third one. After the success of the last Fire Emblem, I can't imagine why we don't get more tactics RPGs out there. I'd even take a tactics ogre at this point

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gold_drake959d ago

i love shining force. i need a bundle with all the games in it.

but the mobile game is coming soon anyways :)

Petebloodyonion960d ago

I'm sorry but I feel the list has been made by a person checking his own backlog catalog.
Mortal Kombat 2? missing half of the sounds and animation from the arcade.
And can we say Super dark soul difficulty when we say Earthworm Jim 2

Here's my pick for still holding up and fun

- Shinobi Shadow Dancer, not too tough nor too easy with a good arcade challenge 1 hour long to complete.
- Gunstar Heroes
- Nhl 94
- Thunder Force 3

Shuckylad960d ago

The 16 bit era in general has aged better than any pre hd generation imo.

Fist4achin959d ago

Great lost with lots of memories. A reboot of the Shadowrun game and Shining Force would keep me entertained and busy for a long time.

gold_drake959d ago

-Sonic 2, 3 and knuckles, pinball
-that one x-men game i always forget its name
-that one fighting game that has different characters (a fishmen, an assassin lady, a private detective from the 70s etc)
-shining force 2
-dynamite heady (probably the best looking genesis game, imo)
-wonderboy in monster world

those are the ones that come to mind ha.

Yui_Suzumiya959d ago

Sega CD version is so much better though.. I had both versions back in the 90's

gold_drake958d ago

oh yeh, thats the name. i always forget it haha.

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