1. ChicoPancho

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    I love Raw Danger, it was my first PS2 game (came bundled with the PS2 lol)
    it may not be remembered, but I really love it

     
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    Meteos for the Nintendo DS;

    Pip'
     
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    All I remember about this game was being annoyed that you lose the gun after the first fight.
     
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    Two of these that never got the recognition they deserved.
    The Neverhood:


    Full Throttle
     
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    Thief the Dark Project. Back when I was a kid I had this game on a demo disc. I loved it even though I could only play the training stage and level one. A few years later I got the full game and it was just great. One of my favorite stealth games of all time along with it's sequel Thief the Metal Age. Still haven't played the other 2 Thief games.

    Also I would say Mega man 8. While the franchise is hardly underrated I think Mega man 8 has a bit of a mixed reception. It was my first mega man game and I really liked it. Admittedly the voice acting was not the best, but that never bothered me as the game had some fun levels, and the music and visuals where as good as any other mega man game.
     
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    Goargoyle's Quest on the Gameboy

     
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    I'm mostly thinking of the time I got my first pc. It ran DOS and windows 3.11, and... Games were pretty gimmicky back then. In school, we bought floppy disks, traded and copied games from each other that seemingly came from nowhere. Some got pretty well known later. Duke nukem 1 and 2 were among them, and epic megagames' pinball and especially 'one must fall' were awesome. The incredible machine was an instant classic that somehow got forgotten (fuck... Even Sierra forgot about their own IP!).
    I also remember playing a'home alone 'game that literally had you creating traps and luring the enemies in them. Oh, and raptor was later released on Gog.

    But perhaps my favorite game from that time is a fighting flight simulator called retaliation. It was in 3d, dead flying and attacking missions, ground and /or air targets and air dogfights.
    ... And it somehow all played from a single floppy disk. Never found that game again (not even on Google), but it was quite an achievement for its day.
     
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    Nice! I love that game, always have. Did you play on "The end day"? October 1st, 1997

     
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    Might as well do another
    Soul of the Samurai/Ronin Blade for the PS1


    I only personally got a PS1 later in the PS1 lifetime (had a N64 and PC mostly) but had played loads elsewhere (I had discovered emulation earlier, and I don't think anybody had any legit amiga games, but chipped PS1s was my introduction proper to these sorts of circles).
    Anyway this was one of the few games I had for it early on, and had no memory card at first either (called my friend who lived round the corner from the house I was at even to borrow one).

    Most wrote this off as a Resident Evil clone, and it kind of was, and was not even as compelling as something like Dino Crisis (by the way anybody mentioning the third effort there in this thread as one of theirs is getting banned) and it took a long while, not least of all because the improved weapons you get over the course of the game quite notably changed the feel of the game, to open up and click for you (I was at my sixth or so playthrough before it really did). When it did though I found it something special here.

    Seeing that in action sort of reminds me of one of my favourite Amiga games

    Simulcra


    Granted Skyroads seems closer almost to a rhythm game and in that case a DS homebrew classic in AmplituDS
    https://www.gamebrew.org/wiki/AmplituDS


    I don't think the second biggest kart racer on the N64 after Mario Kart really counts as not so remembered -- there is still news articles mentioning it at the rates of several a week going back through this year. The various Lego offerings, maybe Crash Bandicoot... those might stand a better chance (and were often noted as being excellent games in their own right, unlike most fun kart racers we see today which seem content to be far far far inferior clones of Mario Kart).

    I don't know that Thief counts as a not so remembered game but hey. To follow on from some things there:

    The third game suffered console port itis (you might even see it on the shot of my shelves earlier) which was a truly horrible disease at the time. Smaller levels, simplified UI/mechanics, slightly more actiony (though still enough stealth, which itself was a dirty word at the time -- mandatory stealth section and all that). Play it if you will but don't expect too much and definitely a downgrade over 1/Gold and 2 and their various expansion packs.

    The fourth/reboot... oh dear. If console port itis during the xbox era was a bad thing then bringing back old franchises during the 360 was potentially worse (we did get some good from it on a few occasions). The Thief game (stylised as Thi4f at one point which says most of what I want to know) probably being one of the worst offenders here, indeed most would suggest you go for the Dishonored franchise instead if you must have your steampunky/medieval stealth game action as that as actually a decent game (the sequel to it... more mixed). It might not look that bad and some of the updates managed to fix one or two things in it but I would no more tell someone to play that and expect them to then want to experience the earlier efforts than I would point someone at modern Final Fantasy and say go back from there.

    I am also here to say do check out the various fan games/mods/sequels/reworks of the originals. They are some of the finest mods I have seen in gaming (blow 99% of anything you see on a Bethesda game out of the water) and I don't know why they are not more known.
    https://www.thedarkmod.com/main/ is probably the main thing people start with, however if you are after more just straight missions then
    https://www.thiefguild.com/
    http://www.thief-thecircle.com/

    Straight mods are also available and do good things
    https://www.moddb.com/mods/thief-gold-hd-texture-mod

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/02/18/modder-superior-best-pc-mods-thief-thief-2/ might also have something/act as a nice enough intro to where things were at early last year.
     
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    Bakugan battle brawlers for the ds, fun little game that had some unique ideas
     
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    Probably quite lame compared to everyone else’s , but LEGO Creator was really awesome for me as a kid :)
    That’s... all I’ve got haha
    I had the first LEGO Racers too, but I don’t think either of these are very obscure, so.... /shrug
    My childhood games were all popular sadly xD
     
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    After Dark (Screensavers) - This application was mostly screensavers but it also had games in it. I liked this app so much that I memorized the pirated serial number for the complete edition of version 3. Sucks that it doesn't work anymore due to use of 16 bit dlls.


    After Dark Games - games based around the screensavers. There were some cute games in it.
     
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    Dungeon Master for SNES. Spent too much time on this one.

     
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    Jill of the Jungle
    Xargon
    Monster Bash
    Strife
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    Trolls
    Dangerous Dave
    Covert Action
    Phantasmagoria

    Some of the lesser known games I was addicted to and still till this day go back and play.
     
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    Bubsy on SNES (not Bubsy II though) was that game for me. Mom used to rent it when I was a kid and I have many good memories from playing that game. I still love it nowadays and load it up occasionally, but most people only remember Bubsy for the disaster that was Bubsy 3D, that game pretty much killed the entire series.
     
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    Goldensun series got me through a lot of things in middle school.
    Quest64 got me through a lot of things in university.
     
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    Dreamcast Grandia II definitely! It was my first rpg and I'll always remember the charming music, characters and the history, pretty good memories ( and sad too) playing that game, it was a simple life
     
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    Man I was wondering if someone would mention that game!! I remember it was one of the random games I rented at blockbuster as a child and it blew me away. Now a copy sits proudly in my toy room.
    20201012_212216.jpg
     
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    It's a great game. Sad it locks itself every now and then and requires you to downgrade the system to the jumper pak to actually have a chance to complete the first couple of levels.

    For me it would be a 500 in 1 clonic cartridge for the Atari 2600. It had like a bootleg copy of the sneak n peak game I did not even understand or even know to properly play as little but I have fond memories of it. I think I would never find it again...
     
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