Hot off the heels of our June Top-1o Maze Games comes this months debate fodder for the best retro video gaming intros! Here are our picks. What are yours?
Resident Evil - Playstation
Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast
Another World - Amiga
Mechwarrior 2 - PC
Kareteka - Apple/Commodore
Grand Turismo - Playstation
Starblade - Arcade
Premiere - Amiga
Shenmue - Dreamcast
Blood Money - Amiga
Dragon's Lair - Arcade
Terminator - GameCube
Another World/Out of this World has BEST INTRO EVER. Flashback was pretty close too.
Honorable Mentions for me:
Ninja Gaiden 1-2
Street Fighter 2
Solstice on NES (Just for the Tim Follin intro)
Time Trax (un-released Megadrive game). Just listen to the intro music....more genius from Tim Follin
Last edited by Diagamblic; 11-07-13 at 10:16.
Wow, lots of Dreamcast, Playstation, and Gamecube. I'm OK with that, but I feel that you guys knocked out some great intros from the old school.
Lets start with the intro for Mega Man 2.
For the NES, this was great. Simple, but so fitting, the basic story being told along with the music that fits PERFECTLY with what is going on onscreen.
Or if you are looking for even more atmosphere, check out the intro for Super Metroid.
Very chilling, especially the bodies on the floor, something pretty dark for a SNES title. I also love how they explain the story of the previous 2 games so you are fully caught up going into the game.
Or how blown away I was by intros done on the Sega CD. This one is special and gets two videos:
These show off the capabilities the Sega CD could use to get you in the mood for a game, and these two are great Sega CD games, not just grainy FMV titles. I'll stop here, but I could easily go on. Where's all the old school intros?
Another world is great. But I have to give it to Resident Evil. Remember the first time I saw it I was amazed and frightened. It don't hold up today, but at the time was just amazing.
I liked Another World too.
I hope Zero Wing got at least a honorable mention because of its infamousy.
I see many Playstation games in the list, so yet again I will show my affection for Metal Gear Solid, that intro was amazing too, although its retro status is arguable.
Thanks guys for another brilliant top ten!
Early backer of the CGE Adventures Atari game - Long time listener of the RGR Podcast.
I'm going to throw another laserdisc game into the mix.
When you think you are a tough avenger, switch the difficulty to A, and then try Ultimate Yars!
Resident Evil wins hands down for me, I remember watching it over and over.
MMX3 was one of my favorites,had to re-watch it every time I booted up the game.
Soul Calibur and Tekken 3 get honorable mention as well.