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Obscure, Yet Great Games
« on: August 04, 2010, 12:42:03 pm »
I've noticed how there are a lot of fun games out there, but they are so obscure that very few people seem to notice them.  This is a thread to mention some games that you like, but not many people know about.  I'll start with three fun, but semi-obscure games. :)

Paper Plane - A wonderful game in which you fly your plane towards the ground, hoping to avoid the obstructions.
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/341/34139.html

Sky - Another fun game, in which you must walk on all the tiles to advance to the next level.
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/378/37816.html

Rattle Snake - One of my favorite snake games of all time.  It has a Campaign Mode that is wonderful.
http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/410/41080.html

Alright, so, what are some other obscure gems? ;D
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 12:47:51 pm »
The Verdante Forest. Nuff said.
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 01:06:02 pm »
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010, 01:15:49 pm »
While it's hardly a "great" game, I was impressed by the definitely-obscure CBR Pong. I kind of liked the idea of using a CBR or other external sensing device as part of a game.

The fact that it's totally useless, since I would imagine very few people have a CBR, makes it less impressive though.
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 04:10:13 pm »
Okay, maybe it's not a game, but...

http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/258/25844.html
...I found this program yesterday and it's pretty useful. :)

I'm sure there's more games out there.  Who'll post 'em? ;D

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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2010, 04:37:51 pm »
My favorite Pong game for the 89 is Aaron Miller's, which I think is reasonably obscure but it's definitely pretty good. I'm reluctant to try games made before 2004 on my Titanium (even with Hw3 Patch), and out of the remaining I'd say this is the best. It is simply Pong, not Pong with fancy features. If you want Pong with fancy features, play something else.



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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 04:59:43 pm »
It's typical for Final Fantasy clones to suck on ticalc.org, because people try to get more downloads by using popular names even if their program has not much work put in. Final Fantasy Alternative on the TI-89 is an exception, by far. FFVII: Cloud Quest is quite good, too. On the 83+, Nate Fouts Final Fantasy v 1.198 is one nice clone too, despite its flaws.

Same thing goes with Zelda. Besides Zelda: Dark Link Quest and Zelda: The Hero of Hyrule, there are no finished Zelda games for calculators that are really Zelda action-adventure gameplay. I cannot say much about the first, because I would be biased but if you don't mind ridiculous amount of sub-programs and massive file size due to dated libs, you may like it. Otherwise, if you speak French, Hero of Hyrule is the only ARPGCS that is actually good.

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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 05:02:07 pm »
The Verdante Forest. Nuff said.
the verdante forest isn't obscure
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 05:05:31 pm »
I don't know how obscure this is, but I never found it before: http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/400/40091.html

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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 07:15:44 pm »
The Verdante Forest. Nuff said.
the verdante forest isn't obscure
Well it is still a bit underrated as not a lot of people refer to it when we talk about ASM RPGs. I guess it might be due to the bugs.

http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/378/37822.html
Interesting, I'll have to try this out at one point.
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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 08:27:45 pm »


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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 08:44:39 pm »
Hmm that one seems kinda slow, though. I guess it could maybe be very enjoyable on a 84+

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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 08:50:49 pm »
Yeah, it's slow but still playable. Kind of hard also because the ball can get stuck in a wall time to time.


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Re: Obscure, Yet Great Games
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 08:52:53 pm »
Aah I see. I guess I'll try it anyway later.

EDIT: Something that would have been good would be to review underrated games we find to be good and give them a rating, but ticalc.org rarely processes reviews anymore :(
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