Throughout over 30 years of electronic gaming, many advances have been made, including sound, graphics, and, although it's subject to opinion, gameplay. Many people have moved on from past consoles to the modern-day Wii, X-Box 360, and Playstation 3. However, there are those of us who still like to live in the past and enjoy the older, simpler games. This thread is devoted to those of us who enjoy the games of the NES, 2600, Genesis, and the like. Retro Gamers, this is for you.
So, to start things off, here's a couple questions:
What retro game consoles to you have? Which is your favorite, and which has the most enjoyable game library? For this thread, retro would be anything before the Playstation, like the Nintendo 64, Genesis, SNES, etc.
What are some of your favorite retro games? Do you prefer sidescrollers, Galaga-like shooters, classic RPGs...?
What's your least favorite retro game?
I myself own an NES, SNES, and a Genesis. My favorite console would have to be the SNES, due to its 16-bit glory and superior sound to the Genesis. However, I don't have many really "fun" games for it, so my most enjoyable library would have to be for the Genesis. My all-time favorite retro game is Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Sure, it's a difficult game, but it's the most fun and enjoyable game I have ever played. Music's fantastic, graphics are great, it's just superb. I myself have always liked sidescrollers, particularly for their simplicity. I've never cared for RPGs that much. Of course, games like Galaga will always suck some quarters from me.
My least favorite retro game is by far the SMS version of Ghouls 'n Ghosts. It's a port of an otherwise great game, but the SMS version has horrid controls, bad graphics, and so many alterations to the original gameplay that it becomes boring.
Oh, for future reference-
2600- Atari 2600
NES- Nintendo Entertainment System
SNES- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Gen.- Sega Genesis
SMS- Sega Master System
N64- Nintendo 64