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Games missing from my library-- what should I get next?


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There are some pretty high profile games missing from my Lynx library. Which of these do you think are the better games?

 

Rampart

Checkered Flag

APB

Joust

Gates of Zendocon

Rygar

Crystal Mines II

Electrocop

Gauntlet: The Third Encounter

Robosquash

Battlezone 2000 (for the original mode-- I hear it's great)

 

I'm really the most interested in what has the best gameplay of these titles. I'm looking for that more than something that really pushes the graphics or anything like that. Like Gates of Zendocon and Electrocop I tried but wasn't quite sold on game-wise, though maybe there's more to them than I initially thought so I'd definitely like to hear what you think about those (Electrocop being compared to Impossible Mission interests me). Right now I'm leaning towards Checkered Flag unless someone thinks it's not great (I like Pole Position style racers a lot).

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You'll like Checkered Flag if you like Pole Position.  It's fun.

 

I also give a thumbs up to "Rampart", which is kind of a puzzle/battle game.  Unique and fun.

 

APB - eh.  It's ok.  The controls don't work very well, but it's a close clone of the arcade version.

 

That's it for the games I've tried.

 

Let us know what you pick and what you think!

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I really like Battlezone 2000, and yes, the original is arguably the best version outside the arcade, but I usually play the hidden 2000 mode, it's just so cool and good looking and more fun, IMO. I love Rygar and Checkered flag too. pretty much any game on that list, except Crystal Mines 2 and Robosquash have never interested me, but for that reason, I've never owned or played them either, so no comment on them beyond my total lack of interest. I got the impression that Crystal Mines 2 was pretty much a Boulder Dash clone, but maybe I'm wrong, In any case I'm pretty sure I'd rather just play Boulder Dash on my Atari 8-bit even if CM2 is totally different.

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You'll like Checkered Flag if you like Pole Position.  It's fun.

 

I also give a thumbs up to "Rampart", which is kind of a puzzle/battle game.  Unique and fun.

 

APB - eh.  It's ok.  The controls don't work very well, but it's a close clone of the arcade version.

 

That's it for the games I've tried.

 

Let us know what you pick and what you think!

 

all true! checkered flag is a favorite race game. i think its the best hand held racing game from that time. i agree totally. let us know what you pick!

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Wow, I fired up Crystal Mines II on emulator and I really like it! It's like a shootier more consolized version of Boulderdash. There are bombs you pick up that you have to use to destroy some obstacles and enemies, some enemies explode like bombs themselves, and they follow a specific pattern so you have to factor that into how you dig. I'm finding it really charming. Great music, too.

 

So, I ordered a copy of that, and I think I'll also have to grab Rygar and Checkered Flag. Lynx Rampart is great too of course but I may grab it later (I've got the big box DOS version of that one already-- fantastic port by the way).

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