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What are your favourite games that for whatever reason have been largely forgotten about or lost to time?

(Credit to big lantern ghost over on Famiboards for the thread topic)

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The magical starsign/vacation series
There were only 2 games, magical vacation and its sequel, magical starsign.
I played starsign and it was my favorite JRPG of the early to mid DS days.

The games were made by "browny brown" known today as "1-up studio"



I think one good one is Affordable Space Adventure on the Wii U. I had so much fun playing that game with my friend. It had such a great use of the gamepad, visually looked impressive, and the overall story and kind of lore it was going for was witty and a added plus. The gamelpay was just great and was a fun puzzler. Its a shame we will probably never see a sequel to that game or any game like in the future.



     

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cycycychris said:

I think one good one is Affordable Space Adventure on the Wii U. I had so much fun playing that game with my friend. It had such a great use of the gamepad, visually looked impressive, and the overall story and kind of lore it was going for was witty and a added plus. The gamelpay was just great and was a fun puzzler. Its a shame we will probably never see a sequel to that game or any game like in the future.

Totally agree. One of the most unique co-op experiences I've ever played, right there with Star Fox Zero. Too bad that with the dead of the Wii U and its Gamepad we won't see a game like ASA never again... 

To me... I think it has to be Wario Land: The Shake Dimension (Wario Land: Shake It! in the US). Not only the Land series has fallen into obscurity in favor of the Wario Ware series, but for the few people that still talks about Wario Land, Shake Dimension is too often forgotten. Which is insane, because to me its easily the best in the series. The platforming and puzzles are great, the level design is pretty original, it has far more content than any other Wario Land game and the visuals and music are fantastic. It's one of the Wii's little gems ^^



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Does F-Zero GX count too? Forgotten by Nintendo at least...



 

 

 

 

 

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I don't know if Shadow Hearts counts.

But it hasn't been a thing since the third game back in 2005. And key members of the development team has split up into different companies, so even if it were to come back some day, it probably wouldn't have the same writer, director, etc.

The first game released around the same time as FFX, so it was largely overlooked. And it was originally developed for PS1, but moved to PS2 late in development, so the visuals look notably more primitive than it does in the sequels.

This game holds a special place in my heart because when there are few people to talk to about a game you're passionate about, you especially remember the people you shared the experience with. And the series was recommended to me by some good friends from back then, so I associate the game with them and that time.
It has an interesting unique combat system, which I've heard resembles the one in Legend of Dragoon in some ways. 

The dark atmosphere, in particular from the first game, is something that stood out to me as well.
Had a lot of memorable characters, and there's a certain promotional music video that always gets me with the music, because it reminds me of the ending.


Shadow hearts covenant music video - YouTube

I'm NOT listening to it. Don't feel like crying today.

~Edit~

I lied. I listened to it. Fuck!

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Terranigma.

Not ironically either.

Also SE has forgotten about it too.



    

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Klonoa Series
Kirby Air Ride (City Trail Mode part of the game)
Dragonball Z: Bid for Power (Fanmade PC game if it counts)
Space Station: Silicon Valley
Samurai Jack (Gamecube)
Terranigma (I don't know if time has forgotten this treasure, but the reason why I put it on this list is because it's an amazing game that never got released in America but if it did, it would have had a renowned impact and would have been remembered in the same way as the likes Chrono Trigger & Secret of Mana did)

(Time has sorta forgotten these below to any young generations of gamers but but I'm sure they'll still be in the hearts of millions)
Worms
Lemmings

There will be more games that I can't think of atm.



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and I Don't have: Magnovox Odyssey, Any Atari's, Any Macintosh computers, Nes, Sega Gamegear, Virtual Boy, Sega Saturn, N-gage, Xbox One, PSP, PSVita & Andoid Phone. Plus any non-main-stream consoles/platforms I haven't mentioned.

Golden Sun series
Phantasy Star series
Shining Force series
Baten Kaitos
Turok series
Star Wars Shadows of the Empire (a personal fav, but probably not objectively a great game)
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon / Goemon's Great Adventure
Wave Race 64 + GCN
Pilotwings
Ogre Battle Series
Shadowgate (NES + N64)
Lufia series (SNES, GBC, GBA)

... too many more for me to remember.

00Xander00 said:

(Time has sorta forgotten these below to any young generations of gamers but but I'm sure they'll still be in the hearts of millions)
Worms
Lemmings

Yes, Lemmings definitely belongs on this list.  It was a bit before my time but I first played the PC version back in 1997 at a friend's place and instantly fell in love with it.  I know that it was super popular in the early 90's and was basically the original Angry Birds.  It's too bad that it is now largely forgotten.  Another great early PC game was the Even More Incredible Machine.



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