Kill Your Babies!: Terminate the 1980s!



  • For this round, its time to take off the nostalgia glasses and decide which game from the 1980s should stand above all others.

    SO: As always, just in case there are new players, here are the rules:

    Rule #1: When you make a kill, give your reason why you are killing. Just taking it out isn't all that inspiring. Whether you truly dislike it, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important titles that should have made it, or you have legitimate critiques, explaining your kill is necessary to validate its death. Yes, even to those of you who kill because they're good (Because that makes sense)

    Rule #2: Please keep the updated list for the benefit of other players. Cross through your kill to identify what's been chosen.

    Rule #3: You may kill another game after only four other people have made a kill OR if 12 hours have passed from the last overall kill (not necessarily your own). This should be plenty of time for others to get involved.

    Rule #4: If you fail to give a reason, make a 2nd kill without allowing the time to pass/proper amount of players a turn, or if there is an unforeseen issue up for potential review, your kill may not be recognized. This rule is subjective to the situation and hopefully will not be implemented.

    Rule #5: Per normal, we will have a straw poll for the final two. Please vote for the one you want to win, not lose.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Your kills are your own, so be ruthless, uncompromising, and most importantly:

    HAVE FUN!!!

    The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Super Mario Bros. 2/USA
    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    The Oregon Trail (Apple II)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Ms. Pac-Man
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier


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    The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Super Mario Bros. 2/USA
    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    The Oregon Trail (Apple II)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Ms. Pac-Man
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    No fan of any of the pacman games. I have played em, its just they make me bored really quickly



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Super Mario Bros. 2/USA
    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    The Oregon Trail (Apple II)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    Sorry, but no. Just ... no.



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Super Mario Bros. 2/USA
    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    While it's ok game, the whole "it was just a dream" story was stupid even back then. Ps. That mask that follows you when you get the key can go suck it.



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    I'm killing off Leisure Suit Larry - because it's a casually sexist game that treats women as objects. It's actually a remake of an older text based game called Softporn Adventure - which clues you into the intended use of this game as pre-internet spankbank materials. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's like putting the Sears catalog lingerie section on this list. So... bye!

    Disclaimer: when I was in HS, I did testing for Sierra, and one of the first games I tested was a LSL sequel. :)



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Frogger
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    Let's be real here. Compared to most of this list, Frogger hardly even qualifies as a game



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    Maybe it's just my inner sonic fanboy talking but I never really cared much for this game. I mean, it ain't bad, but I can think of at least five games on the list right now I'd pick over it in a heartbeat.



  • The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Metroid
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    Super Metroid is a superior title in the Metroid franchise.



  • Solid list, BTW.



  • @TokyoSlim said in Kill Your Babies!: Terminate the 1980s!:

    I'm killing off Leisure Suit Larry - because it's a casually sexist game that treats women as objects. It's actually a remake of an older text based game called Softporn Adventure - which clues you into the intended use of this game as pre-internet spankbank materials. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's like putting the Sears catalog lingerie section on this list. So... bye!

    Disclaimer: when I was in HS, I did testing for Sierra, and one of the first games I tested was a LSL sequel. :)

    I'm jealous... I love Sierra so much.......Hey! how dare you. The first LSL is a masterpiece!

    The Legend of Zelda
    Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    I'm sorry but I honestly feel the series was poor until ALttP. Ys actually impressed me more back in the day.



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Root Beer Tapper
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    I didn't have much fun with this game, it's not bad, but it's not great either.



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Ys: The Vanished Omens
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    I never "got" this series, but more importantly I can name a half dozen more from the era that had more impact.



  • Oh man you guys, 24 hours since my kill? I don't need to follow it up with another, do I?



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Donkey Kong
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    It's a super important game, but I suck at it. Like really. I don't think I have ever gotten to the second level.



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Galaga
    Space Harrier

    In the same genre, Gradius is much more advanced and fun, there's just no room for Galaga here.



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Snatcher
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Space Harrier

    No one really cared about this game until it's multi-platform release in the 90s. It had little to no impact in the decade it came out in, and ever then, has anyone even heard of this one? Aside from the guy saying to himself, "I did! I put it on this list!"?



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Pac-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Space Harrier

    Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever. - Scott Pilgrim

    Fuck-Man is a better game



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    3D Monster Maze
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Space Harrier

    Technically impressive for it's time, but it's not much fun.



  • @Sazime I did! I put it on this... :/

    Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    Dragon Quest I (Dragon Warrior I in the USA)
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Space Harrier

    Never really liked Dragon Quest and hold the Final Fantasy series in higher regard.



  • Tetris
    Double Dragon
    River City Ransom
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Elite
    Double Dragon II: The Revenge
    Golden Axe
    Bionic Commando
    Mega Man 2
    Phantasy Star
    Star Wars (1983)
    Dig Dug
    Gradius
    Space Harrier

    Played it recently in... Yakuza 0. Gameplay-wise, it's inferior to Star Fox, and the art direction is all over the place. Hasn't aged well, to put it nicely.


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    Im not sure I want to kill any more of this list haha! Its a list with all solid games! should we just leave it and call this win? xD