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    something that i'd like based on my Genesis topic

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    Sonic CD comes first is a lot of people's minds. "Sonic Boom!"

    Popful Mail is a great, underrated platformer with JRPG-esque coating.

    Amazing Spider Man is game you must beat in 24 hours.

    Batman Returns, if you get past the driving stages.

    Puggsy, Woody, Heart of the Alien, Pitfall, etc. Don't know if they're any good.

    But why restrict yourself to platformers? Sega CD well-known for great shooters and RPGs too.
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    Pitfall is excellent, and the best version of the game (not counting PC). Heart of the Alien is a great game but I don't know that I'd really call it a platformer. Woody Pop is mediocre at best. Puggsy is good but very European, not suited to all tastes.

    Batman Returns, personally, I thought the driving stages were much better than the platformer stages. As a platformer it's middling, but as a game it's above average due to the driving.

    Earthworm Jim, Flink, and the two Chuck Rock games also come to mind.

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    because i like Mega Man and Castlevania

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    I second the Earthworm Jim sentiment. The Sega CD version was my favorite as a kid. Sonic CD is also must-own.

    Never played Popful Mail, but I've always heard good things.

    You're all going to laugh, but I think Bram Stoker's Dracula's not that bad.

    And I know this isn't technically a platformer (it's a beat-em-up) but Final Fight CD. I also like (another beat-em-up) Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin.
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    My personal faves are Earthworm Jim and Mickey Mania.

    Popful Mail is pretty fun if you're into the Metroid or Wonder Boy games. Not as polished gameplay-wise but it makes up for it with some great voice acting and anime cutscenes.

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    games i already own are Sonic CD, Mickey Mania game i am getting is the Terminator

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    Completely forgot about that one, it's pretty good A huge improvement over the cart game actually.
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    Some like wonder dog, but i kinda found it mediocre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Press_Start View Post
    Puggsy, Woody, Heart of the Alien, Pitfall, etc. Don't know if they're any good.
    Heart of the Alien is the sequel to Out of this World and is a pretty solid game and much like OotW, it's very trial and error and can be very difficult at times. Still a pretty solid game and is worth checking out.

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    Sega CD continues to amaze me. I got mine in late '94 when it was basically dead (but still over $200!) and quickly lost interest until a few years ago. It was then I discovered the many solid and interesting hidden gems (at reasonable prices) the "system" has to offer.

    Anyway, all solid choices so far. If you get your system modded you might want to try the Japanese version of Sonic CD with the original soundtrack. It's pretty good and no more than $20 in good condition.
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    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is pretty decent, although you get scrolling in all directions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BydoEmpire View Post
    Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure is pretty decent, although you get scrolling in all directions.
    I'm a fan of this game for SNES, so I'll second it. It's not for everyone, though.
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    Earthworm jim cd, it has redbook audio and a few extra levels.

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    hey yo
    check out Flink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivaeljason View Post
    I'm a fan of this game for SNES, so I'll second it. It's not for everyone, though.
    A fine game, but the SNES version (and the PC version, for that matter) has a vastly superior color pallette compared to the Sega CD version. It makes a big difference.
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    Sol feace comes to mind, good side scrolling shooter



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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostangelofcky View Post
    Sol feace comes to mind, good side scrolling shooter


    I prefer Keio Flying Squadron

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    talking about sol-feace, i ordered it, i think complete, for 1.70 + 3.99 shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by swlovinist View Post
    I prefer Keio Flying Squadron

    from the back of the case
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    Ditto.


    Also Flashback is a good side scrolling goulash.

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