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mZuzek said:
S.Peelman said:

25: The Wind Waker
24: Resident Evil?

#25 is right.
#24, well, you scratched one 90's game off the list.

By the way, the person who should know #23 is you.

Really? I don’t just want to look, and my memory isn’t good enough to remember what you had on 23 last year. And every year. Must be something I talk too much about. Or something we talked about recently. I talk too much about Zelda and we recently talked about how I should really get Okami...

Is it Ocarina of Time?



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SimCity 3000

  • Windows PC
  • 1999
  • Construction & Management Simulation
  • Maxis/EA

'SimCity 3000' is one of the most famous games in the 'construction and management-simulation' genre, for short; the city-builder. And that's what it is, the player builds the best city they can possibly make, trying to earn as much money as possible and have it be a home to as many people as possible.

The game takes the gameplay of it's groundbreaking predecessors and fine-tuned it further to give a more realistic gameplay experience. There are many more things to build and zones will grow in a way more realistic than ever before and now, neighboring cities come into the mix although their influence remains minor.

I had played 'SimCity 2000' fairly regularly already, and the new game quickly grabbed my interest. It wasn't however, until I saw one of my aunt's cities that boasted many skyscrapers and luxury apartment buildings that my interest really peaked. I started creating city after city and each one got better but my magnum opus city still only got to around 350k inhabitants, using just half the map. The interest then moved on to another game years later, but definitely remained in the genre.



#27: This flagship Wii title is one of the few Nintendo games that also released outside a Nintendo platform.



S.Peelman said:
mZuzek said:

By the way, the person who should know #23 is you.

Really? I don’t just want to look, and my memory isn’t good enough to remember what you had on 23 last year. And every year. Must be something I talk too much about. Or something we talked about recently. I talk too much about Zelda and we recently talked about how I should really get Okami...

Is it Ocarina of Time?

It's been #23 since 2015, actually, so yeah, fourth year running. It is Ocarina of Time.



mZuzek said:
S.Peelman said:

Really? I don’t just want to look, and my memory isn’t good enough to remember what you had on 23 last year. And every year. Must be something I talk too much about. Or something we talked about recently. I talk too much about Zelda and we recently talked about how I should really get Okami...

Is it Ocarina of Time?

It's been #23 since 2015, actually, so yeah, fourth year running. It is Ocarina of Time.

Nice. This is something I will now know until the end of time.



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Another chance for #26.

#26
a) Dwarfs and elves on a hexfield.
b) Win with fewer turns to have more gold for the next level.
c) The game gets updates and additional content for over a decade now.
d) Control your armies one turn at a time.
e) Fight in a Tale of two brothers Under the burning Suns for The heir to the throne.
f) The Battle for ...
g) Download and play for free.

#25: Guessed by The_Liquid_Laser: Starcraft/Broodwar

#24
a) Control a red blob.
b) Eat PCB (printed circuit board).
c) Explode floppy disks.
d) Collect infotrons.

#23: Guessed by Landale_Star: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

#22
a) Gameplay switches between real-time strategy building up your bases and turn-based fights.
b) The real-time part presents you with the earth in globe view, with the possibility to rotate and zoom.



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Second hint, itís easy;

#27: This flagship Wii title is one of the few Nintendo games that also released outside a Nintendo platform.
Hint 2: And this happened earlier this year, though I think itís only available in China.

S.Peelman said:
Second hint, it’s easy;

#27: This flagship Wii title is one of the few Nintendo games that also released outside a Nintendo platform.
Hint 2: And this happened earlier this year, though I think it’s only available in China.

Super Mario Galaxy.



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#26 The Battle for Wesnoth
guessed by no one
platform Linux
release year 2005
developer/publisher David White and others
genre turn-based strategy
links Wikipedia, game website
last year  #22

This is a turn-based startegy game with units on a hexfield that you order to fulfill a mission. The gameplay is not unlike Fire Emblem games, but the setting and actual mechanics are different. You have to capture and defend villages in each mission, to gain gold to finance your troops. You can only bring units into battle, which you can pay for. You have different classes of units, each can level up, often with multiple advanced class-options. Different unit-types have different advantages or disadvantages against other unit types. The environment can give boni or mali. So for a mountain level you want to recruit dwarfs, for water levels merfolk.

The game can be downloaded completely free from the website. It is permanently developed on and new content gets added all the time. As this game is now more than a decade old you have a lot of main campaigns to choose from. In addition you can generate missions, play multiplayer or play user-created maps or campaigns. Give it a try, it is a great game.

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Scoobes said:
Iveyboi said:
Hint for my #29: A classic platforming sequel that introduced a now famous sidekick (whose name will 'ring' a bell).

Sonic the Hedgehog 2?

Correct - nice one!



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