Board 8 > Best Generation 1-3 Video Game - Nominations (NES, SMS, 2600, & More!)

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tazzyboyishere
05/09/22 10:19:19 PM
#1:


Which system from this generation was best?










Oh hey here's something new but not really. Kinda wanted to re-do the best systems thing I did a few years back but that took too fucking long and featured a lot of shit people here didn't care about (Literally ran a Best XBOX 360 Game tournament). So I'm just compressing them by generations. Thought about starting straight from 3, but figured why not open the floodgates to earlier games as well, so the title isn't as zesty but that's okay. Use these lists:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_generation_of_video_game_consoles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_generation_of_video_game_consoles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_generation_of_video_game_consoles

Some RULES before you dump any nominations on me.

  1. You have 15 nominations to use.
  2. 4 nominations will lock a game, but further nominations can improve seeding if you care about that.
  3. Games can only be nominated once. I can't think of any game from this era which would fall into this type of category, but multiple versions/upgrades of the same game should be lumped into their definitive version of the generation.
  4. Only nominate games from this generation. Random unlicensed retro projects designed specifically to be played on these old systems are fine, I suppose, so long as nobody gets annoyed by this.
  5. I am setting a completely arbitrary date for arcade and computer games to have needed to come out from The Beginning of Time to 1988. Go by original release date for it's initial region. So even if something didn't come to America until 1989, it's fine so long as it was officially released in 1988 somewhere in the world.
  6. Some games from this era had pretty substantial differences between versions without any real consensus, so please specify in an instance like this. If there is one obvious version that people would want (Like Arcade Pac-Man over it's console ports), you do not need to make a distinction.
  7. I do not know if these rules are actually good or necessary, as I did not focus test this. If you think the rules are bad and need editing or additions, bring it up and I will probably be okay with looking into it unless I don't like you. If I don't like you, still bring it up and I will look into it. I would like to believe I am not that pathetic.
  8. No begging people to nominate your stuff, that shit's annoying.


I'll update this spreadsheet as we go because people like spreadsheets:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dAP1KJ_N7_x_l8BP8rZvfE4k4a-EynX8p4q3boZWtUw/edit?usp=sharing

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Snake5555555555
05/09/22 11:10:21 PM
#2:


Haunted House (1972, Magnavox Odyssey)
Hunt the Wumpus (1973, PC)
Death Race (1976, Arcade)
Berzerk (1980, Atari 2600)
Castle Wolfenstein (1981, MS-DOS)
AX-2: Uchuu Yusousen Nostromo (1981, NEC PC-2001)
3D Monster Maze (1981, Sinclair ZX81)
Haunted House (1982, Atari 2600)
Suspended: A Cryogenic Nightmare (1982, Amiga)
The Evil Dead (1984, Commodore 64)
Castlevania (1986, NES)
Laplace no Ma (1987, NEC-PC-8801/9801)
The Lurking Horror (1987, MS-DOS)
War of the Dead (1987, MSX)
Metal Gear (1987, MSX)

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 12:31:53 AM
#3:


Went ahead and added other available platforms onto those if I couldn't find anything too substantially different. But let me know if I messed up the entries at all.

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Shonen_Bat
05/10/22 3:12:25 AM
#4:


Zelda II: Adventure of Link (1988, NES)

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 8:14:28 AM
#5:


Up for hopefully more interest

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pjbasis
05/10/22 11:06:58 AM
#6:


Super Mario Bros.
Metroid
Castlevania
Legend of Zelda
Final Fantasy
Contra
Ghosts n goblins (arcade)
Bubble Bobble
Crystalis
Rygar
Darkwing Duck
Tiny Toon Adventures
Batman
Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)
Ninja Gaiden


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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 12:25:41 PM
#7:


pjbasis posted...
Rygar
Arcade or NES?

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pjbasis
05/10/22 2:34:49 PM
#8:


nes unless stated otherwise

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Snake5555555555
05/10/22 2:51:10 PM
#9:


Batman, Crystalis, Darkwing Duck, and Tiny Toon Adventures are all past the cut-off date.

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pjbasis
05/10/22 2:54:09 PM
#10:


The dates only seem to be for computer and arcade games.

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 3:17:14 PM
#11:


Yeah, sorry if that wasn't clear. Anything on any of the systems is free game, but since computer and arcade games are multi-generational, I had to set cut-off dates to keep them to relatively similar timeframes. Feel free to change noms if you would like.

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Snake5555555555
05/10/22 3:17:43 PM
#12:


Oh yes you're right! I mistook that. Oh I might change some of my nominations now actually.

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Snake5555555555
05/10/22 3:21:11 PM
#13:


I'm going to drop Suspended and add Sweet Home (1989).

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 3:28:16 PM
#14:


Hopefully we get more participation soon or this will be a wash :/

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-hotdogturtle--
05/10/22 3:32:52 PM
#15:


tazzyboyishere posted...
Anything on any of the systems is free game, but since computer and arcade games are multi-generational, I had to set cut-off dates to keep them to relatively similar timeframes.
Oh, well in that case...

Kirby's Adventure (NES, 1993)

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 5:56:20 PM
#16:


bump for I am sad. Was gonna wait and see what other stuff people put into the conversation but I'll post my own nominations later on.

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 7:44:46 PM
#17:


Adventures of Lolo
Bubble Bobble
Castlevania
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation
Kirby's Adventure
The Legend of Zelda
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 5
OutRun
Punch-Out!! (NES)
Rygar (NES)
StarTropics
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tetris

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WhiteLens
05/10/22 7:58:43 PM
#18:


Kirby's Adventure (NES)
Phantasy Star (Master System)
Kid Icarus (NES)
Punch-Out!! (NES)
Final Fantasy III (NES)
EarthBound Beginnings (NES)
Contra (NES)

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TomNook
05/10/22 9:12:56 PM
#19:


NES is my favorite console, but I've learned that most of this board grew up on SNES and only played the NES basics, so the finals for a contest like this will just be Mario 3 vs Zelda.

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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 9:31:59 PM
#20:


I ran Best NES game a while back and it was pretty successful with 64 entrants and solid core risks. It actually ended up being Mario 3 vs. Mega Man 2

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azuarc
05/10/22 9:45:13 PM
#21:


The Oregon Trail (IIe)
Combat
Impossible Mission
Summer Games II (C64)
Rampage (ARC)
Contra (NES)
Super Mario Bros 3
(Mike Tyson's) Punch-out!!
Final Fantasy
Dragon Warrior (Quest) IV
Tecmo Bowl


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tazzyboyishere
05/10/22 11:46:23 PM
#22:


Bump before bed

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Mythiot
05/11/22 12:14:26 AM
#23:


Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Galaga
Asteroids
Mega Man 2
Ms. Pac-Man
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
Adventure
The Oregon Trail
Final Fantasy
Metroid
Metal Gear (MSX2)
Dragon's Lair
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WhiteLens
05/11/22 2:20:02 AM
#24:


Mega Man 3 (NES)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light (NES)
Fire Emblem Gaiden (NES)
Dragon Quest IV (NES)
Battletoads (NES)

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Zylothewolf
05/11/22 2:24:12 AM
#25:


Nes:

Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Dragon Warrior 3
Final Fantasy 3
Contra
Punch Out!!

Sega Master System

Wonderboy 3: The Dragons Trap
Phantasy Star
Sonic the Hedgehog
Alex Kidd in Miracle World

Arcade:

Outrun
Rampage

C64:

Winter Games
Henrys House
Sex Cartoons


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PumpkinCoach
05/11/22 2:33:38 AM
#26:


Adventures of Lolo
DuckTales
Maniac Mansion
River City Ransom

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firefdr
05/11/22 9:32:08 AM
#27:


Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
Donkey Kong
Duck Hunt
Final Fantasy
Kirby's Adventure
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Maniac Mansion
Mario Bros.
Metal Storm
Metroid
Space Invaders
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tetris
The Legend of Zelda
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tazzyboyishere
05/11/22 1:04:13 PM
#28:


Since interest seems like it's going to be low but potentially doable, some rule changes:

  • Everyone gets 5 extra nominations, which brings the total to 20 nominations.
  • Games only need 3 nominations to be confirmed.

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tazzyboyishere
05/11/22 1:40:11 PM
#29:


With that in mind I'll throw these out

Arkanoid
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy III
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

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Calintares
05/11/22 1:54:22 PM
#30:


Tetris

and if it's allowed:

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (MSX, 1990)

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tazzyboyishere
05/11/22 2:03:59 PM
#31:


Calintares posted...
and if it's allowed:

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (MSX, 1990)
Unfortunately no, since it's a computer game, so the cutoff is 1988 releases. Original Metal Gear is fine since it released in 1987. Snake's Revenge would also be allowed......

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tazzyboyishere
05/11/22 2:15:29 PM
#32:


To explain why I made the cutoff there, it's because systems like the Genesis and TurboGrafx were launched in '88 and '87 respectively. 1989 saw these systems take off with their libraries. 1989 also had the Gameboy, which, while having a pretty limited line-up in 1989, still had some pretty definitive titles in the lineup like Super Mario Land or Final Fantasy Legend (I am unsure if I will be allowing Tetris in gen 4 yet, but the GB version of that is arguably the most popular example of the game too). So it just felt like a decent cut-off point for these computer and arcade games which don't really follow the traditional path system growth does, and I don't want to ban them from participation since I think those libraries can be fun to discuss and vote on.

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DragonGargoyle
05/11/22 2:44:54 PM
#33:


Gargoyle's Quest II
Wonderboy 3: The Dragons Trap

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tazzyboyishere
05/11/22 2:45:45 PM
#34:


All noms are helpful!

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Snake5555555555
05/11/22 3:57:07 PM
#35:


Batman (NES)
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Life Force
The Screamer (PC-88)
NARC

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MetalmindStats
05/11/22 6:00:10 PM
#36:


Balloon Fight
Donkey Kong Jr.
Dr. Mario
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Dragon Warrior IV)
Frogger
Gauntlet
Mario Bros.
Ms. Pac-Man
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2 (US)
Super Mario Bros. 3

I think that's everything I've played and enjoyed that fits into this contest's purview, anyways.

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Paratroopa1
05/11/22 6:18:49 PM
#37:


I'm thinking about a nomination list, I just haven't made one yet

I feel kind of bad because I'm mostly just a huge fan of the NES and I feel like the contest will mostly be NES games with a few guest stars
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jcgamer107
05/11/22 7:24:48 PM
#38:


Donkey Kong (Arcade)
Pac-Man (Arcade)
Galaga (Arcade)
Rampage (Arcade)
Dragon's Lair (Arcade)
Out Run (Arcade)
Double Dragon (Arcade)
Xevious (Arcade)
Motos (Arcade)
Super Mario Bros (NES)
Super Mario Bros 2 (USA) (NES)
Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
Castlevania (NES)
TMNT 3: Manhattan Project (NES)
Nintendo World Cup (NES)
Dr. Mario (NES)
Blades of Steel (NES)
The Oregon Trail (PC/2E, 1985)
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (PC, 1985)
Tetris

I've also learned there was a 1982 arcade game called "Arcade Game"

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hylianknight3
05/11/22 7:25:02 PM
#39:


Darkwing Duck
Super Mario Bros. 2

Thats all for now.

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bryans7
05/11/22 7:46:42 PM
#40:


Galaga
Tetris
Super Mario Bros.
Gauntlet
Dragon's Lair
Gradius
Double Dragon
Maniac Mansion
Legend of Zelda
Arkanoid
Space Harrier
Frogger
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
Rampage
Mickey Mousecapades


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Mr Crispy
05/11/22 7:49:33 PM
#41:


uh let me try to think of some more out of the box options first

1 Solomon's Key
2 Fire n Ice
3 M.C. Kids
4 U-four-ia: The Saga
5 Gradius 2: Gofer no Yabou (Arcade)
6 Power Blade

Seconding
7 Adventures of Lolo
8 Phantasy Star
9 Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap
10 Metal Storm
11 Dr. Mario
12 Sonic the Hedgehog (SMS)

I'll decide on more later


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tazzyboyishere
05/12/22 8:13:55 AM
#42:


Bump. All info should be entered at this point.

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Place
05/12/22 10:06:08 AM
#43:


Hope I'm not too late! Some quick faves off the top of my head.

ARC
Tempest
Battlezone
Warlords
Crystal Castles
Marble Madness
Qix
Bubble Bobble
Syvalion
Xevious
Phozon
Mappy
The Tower of Druaga
Fantasy Zone
Space Harrier II
Dragon's Lair
Time Gal

2600
Raiders of the Lost Ark
H.E.R.O.
Venetian Blinds

VECTREX
3D Crazy Coaster
Bedlam
Spike

INTELLIVISION
Shark! Shark!
Snafu
Utopia
Tron: Deadly Discs
Microsurgeon

ZX SPECTRUM
Deus Ex Machina

SHARP X1
Produce
Donkey Kong 3: The Great Counterattack

MSX
Nemesis III: The Eve of Destruction

C64
Alley Cat
Master of the Lamps

NES/FAMICOM
Shatterhand
Gimmick!
Startropics
Psycho Soldier / Athena
Takeshi's Challenge

FAMICOM DISK SYSTEM
Otocky
Falsion

Omitted Amiga because many of my favorite games on that platform are dated 1989 and beyond, which is considered the start of the fourth gen. Trying to play fair, here!

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tazzyboyishere
05/12/22 10:50:03 AM
#44:


Place posted...
Hope I'm not too late! Some quick faves off the top of my head.
Not too late at all! Though there is a cap of 20 nominations, so could you condense the list to that?

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Place
05/12/22 11:43:03 AM
#45:


Gladly. But now the list is 60% arcade titles oops

ARC
Tempest
Battlezone
Warlords
Crystal Castles
Marble Madness
Qix
Phozon
Mappy
Space Harrier II
Cube Quest
Time Gal

2600
Venetian Blinds

INTELLIVISION
Shark! Shark!

VECTREX
Bedlam
Spike

ZX SPECTRUM
Deus Ex Machina

SHARP X1
Produce

NES/FAMICOM
Startropics
Gimmick!


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Accel_R8
05/12/22 1:03:19 PM
#46:


Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 3
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Galaga


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tazzyboyishere
05/12/22 1:42:28 PM
#47:


Place posted...
Space Harrier II
I'm not seeing that this has ever appeared in arcades, and that it's computer releases were past the cutoff. Looks like it was primarily a Genesis game.

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pjbasis
05/12/22 3:19:43 PM
#48:


Castlevania III
Shadow of the Ninja
power blade
Zelda II
Startropics

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Place
05/12/22 3:31:35 PM
#49:


Ah, probably meant the OG in that case. Released in arcades late '85.

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tazzyboyishere
05/12/22 5:36:21 PM
#50:


I apparently made some error in the spreadsheet and I'm unsure where the root was. Everything should be fixed, but if anyone notices anything off, lemme know!

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