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What is your favorite old school RPG?

08-04-2011, 08:56 AM
#1
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What is your favorite old school RPG?

Hello all,

I am relatively new to the iPad2, and I'd like to know some of your favorite old school RPGs. While cool graphics are a nice touch, I am more concerned about gameplay. Grinding is fine, as is pure old fashioned hack and slash. Ideally I'd like an iPad or universal app, but please don't be shy if you have any suggestions that don't quite fit that mold.

Right now Avadon looks the part, but I am of course open to any suggestions.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need any additional information. Thank you in advance for taking the time to reply!

Dave
08-04-2011, 09:46 AM
#2
Two that come to mind are: Gailardia, and Monster Rpg 2.

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08-04-2011, 10:41 AM
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My favourite is definitely Shining Force 2. The three earlier Shining Force games had a fantastic battle system and really created a feeling of epic battles.

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08-04-2011, 03:03 PM
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Two that come to mind are: Gailardia, and Monster Rpg 2.
Why have I never heard of Gailardia before? I'm downloading NOW.

Thanks astral!
08-04-2011, 04:32 PM
#5
Wonderboy 2 and 3 on the Master System.

Secret of Mana and Zelda on the SNES

Also, who remembers Legend of the Mystical Ninja on the SNES? What a great combination of gameplay styles. And all the mini games too!

Hmm... that gives me an idea for a new game....

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08-04-2011, 04:46 PM
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Wonderboy 2 and 3 on the Master System.

Secret of Mana and Zelda on the SNES

Also, who remembers Legend of the Mystical Ninja on the SNES? What a great combination of gameplay styles. And all the mini games too!

Hmm... that gives me an idea for a new game....
I remember Mystical Ninja on SNES -AND- on N64. I loved Goemon.
08-04-2011, 05:07 PM
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I remember Mystical Ninja on SNES -AND- on N64. I loved Goemon.

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There was so much variety in that game.

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08-05-2011, 07:52 AM
#8
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Thank you for the replies and suggestions, everyone! I had never heard of Gailardia, and Monster Rpg 2, and it was great to see that Gailardia is free!

I am looking for old school RPGs to play on my iPad, so please keep those recommendations coming. Thanks again,

Dave
08-05-2011, 11:07 AM
#9
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The Quest on iOS, naturally.

And at the risk of being too old-school, Phantasie I on the Commodore 64.

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08-05-2011, 11:18 AM
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If you favor gameplay over graphics, you might want to pick up Dragon Bane II, gameplay is identical to the old Bard's Tale games. It looked great on my Handspring Visor Prism back in the day, but is definitely dated now.

Unfortunately there's no way to load user-made games in the iOS version (there is a world editor available) but one such game is out on iOS, Princess Demelza.

You should definitely check out The Quest (if you haven't already) it's excellent, and there is Undercroft as well. Another old favorite Alkalabeth is on iOS as well.

Doesn't get much more old-school than these.

PS> If you want to include roguelikes in your search, in order from beginner -> master I'd recommend Sword of Fargoal HD, then Cavern and/or 100 Rogues (universal), then Rogue Touch.

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Last edited by drelbs; 08-05-2011 at 11:20 AM.