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    After having a good long blast on Viewpoint, I have a thirst for more games with an isometric style.

    I remember there were a couple of GB games I borrowed from a friend years ago. I have no idea of the games' names, but they were similar to Solstice on the NES.

    So can anyone recommend any good isometric games? Mainly platform style, but whatever.

    EDIT: Realised that a lot of the 'Tactics' SRPGs use this view. And so does the quality Snake Rattle n' Roll.

    What I'm looking for is games specifically like Solstice: room floating in space style.


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    Well, there's always:

    Landstalker (Genesis)
    Lady Stalker (SFC)
    Dark Savior (Saturn)
    The Immortal (NES/Genesis)
    Equinox (SNES)
    Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis/Saturn)

    I'm sure I'm forgetting quite a few.

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    Zaxxon

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    Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure for the original Gameboy.





    Also Mystic Towers for the PC is right up your alley, probably can find it on an abandonware site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure for the original Gameboy.




    And that would be the GB game I borrowed all those years ago. Nice one.

    Equinox looks cool too. Pity I don't have a SNES. Mmmm, SuperFamicom Jr. Must. Resist. Urge.

    It's a pity this style of game seems to have died out with the advent of 'true 3D'. Yeah, the games are flawed; it can be hard to judge jumps and you loose your character behind things. But still, I find the isometric platform style a unique and intruiging game style.

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    Crystal Castles (arcade, many platforms)
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    The trilogy of classic isometric games from Bernie Drummond:

    Batman (Spectrum)
    Head Over Heels (Spectrum/C64)
    Monster Max (Gameboy)

    HoH is available in new super colourful port-o-form on the PC and bloody good it is too. Can't remember the link offhand, can't be hard to find.

    And then there's Ultimate's (aka Rare) set of games for the Spectrum: Knightlore, Alien 8, Nightshade, Gunfright.

    And finally Equinox and Solstice on the SNES by Software Creations (which means gorgeous Tim Follin music).

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    One of the more obscure classic PC games (VERY long, and pretty good) is Darkspyre II: The Summoning.

    http://www.jaelus.com/thesummoning/right.htm

    I am not certain whether or not this can be downloaded from the Underdogs.

    EDIT: Looks like it is available, and it looks like The Underdogs is back in business.

    http://209.120.136.195/game.php?id=1087
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    Light Crusader.

    And some Amiga game I played years ago set on a sunken ship, or maybe submarine. Can't remember much about it, but the main character wore one of those big old divers helmets.

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    Although I can't think of any right now that aren't already listed these are some fun games. And yes it stinks they don't do produce more games with this feature. I of course prefer the 2-D isometric view to make it appear 3-D over pure 3-D driven games. It just feels like more goes into details and can be done to 2-D sprites over 3-D models.

    Just recalled:
    Command & Conquer (N64) has an ISO view of 3-D rendered environment and charaters. I'm not sure how many people liked the game but it's pretty fun.
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    Top o' my head

    Cool Spot. (multi)
    The "Strike" series (Genny, SNES)
    Viewpoint. (multi)
    Dark Savior (Saturn)
    Vandal Hearts (PSX)

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    Equinox gets my vote - that game was fantastic.

    I used to love the Equinox ads that showed someone playing the game for so long that they'd actualyl died and their grandson had to continue the game for them

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    Isolated Warrior on the NES wasn't half bad. It always stuck out to me because of the isometric view.

    Shadowrun on the SNES is like that as well.
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    Landstalker is a great isometric game. I never did get very far into it, I'll have to strat playing again.

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    Hey, what's up with forgetting about the Crusader series?
    -Crusader: No Remorse
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    I'll forgive you for missing out on these:
    -Steam Gear Mash (Saturn)


    -Energy Breaker (Super Famicom)
    Seriously though, I'm looking to buy this if you have it and wanna give it up. Landstalker-type play, booya! (Couldn't find a good picture, but check out Gamengai.com for box shots.)

    -Juka and the Monophonic Menace (Gameboy Advance)
    Not out yet... but looks to be Landstalker-ish.


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    my personal favorite game of this type is the immortal but also equinox for the snes is great to and you cant forget zaxxon which is always awesome.

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    The Crusader games definitely need a revival. No remorse was probably one of my favourite PC games.

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    Project Overkill for PSX

    There are so many isometric C64 RPGs it's not even funny.

    EDIT: Ahh, Record of Lodoss War

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    Just comming to mind, the Bomberman games on the N64 were both Isometric. They're pretty fun too!
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    Yup Steam Gear Mash is a nice little game.

    Good call on the Equinox ads... they were GREAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by calthaer
    EDIT: Looks like it is available, and it looks like The Underdogs is back in business.

    http://209.120.136.195/game.php?id=1087
    Psst! http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=1087

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    The trilogy of classic isometric games from Bernie Drummond:

    Batman (Spectrum)
    Head Over Heels (Spectrum/C64)
    Monster Max (Gameboy)

    HoH is available in new super colourful port-o-form on the PC and bloody good it is too. Can't remember the link offhand, can't be hard to find.
    Monster Max was done by the same guy, as a Game Boy original? Nifty.

    Batman was also remade as Watman, which in turn was ported to the GBA (that is, as homebrew).

    Wasn't the Last Ninja trilogy for the C64 isometric? Everyone seems to like those. And Cadaver is probably a good bet too. (It's from the same folks who made Gods, Speedball, and The Chaos Engine.)
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    Kid Ice wrote:
    Project Overkill for PSX
    Ah yes, how did I forget that? One of my favorites. Also:

    Last Ninja
    The EA "Strike" games (Desert, Urban, Nuclear, etc)
    Desert Falcon (Atari 2600/7800/XE(?)

    EDIT: ah, crap. In review I see they've been listed already.
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    What about Super Mario RPG (Super Nintendo)? AWESOME game, highly recommended. One of my favorites, in my top five! Sonic 3D Blast is good too.

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