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Sega .99 sale: Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage games

08-16-2012, 09:31 PM
#1
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Sega .99 sale: Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage games

I don't know how to post app store links here, but a few classic Genesis games are $1 right now.

Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Gunstar Heroes
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Virtua Fighter 2
Altered Beast

This is in addition to the Sonic games you guys already know about.

Which are the best games on this list? I love most of them (vf2 and ab haven't aged well) but which are the best conversions?
08-16-2012, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I'm not sure how well it was ported, but I did play the golden axe series on my genesis and lived it back in the day.

You have your heroes with weapons ( hack and slash 3 rd person with a special skill localized per char, it's like a side scrolling arena style if that makes sense lol, with reg. Mobs and bosses).
Streets of rage are the same but more " realistic" setting/ chars - eg the city vs castles/ villages, cops/ people vs dwarfs, arb etc. both were enjoyable back then, not sure if it's your taste so check out some tr vids first.

08-16-2012, 09:43 PM
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Loved Gunstar Heores and Streets of Rage
08-16-2012, 09:55 PM
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I know they are good games! I'm asking which ones did well in the conversion to iPhone. Gunstar and Streets of Rage seem to get meh reviews and I loved them back in the day.
08-16-2012, 10:46 PM
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Dang, are all of the iphone only? Gonna have to pass, never buy iphone only games anymore, has to be at least universal. Too bad, cause I loved the old games, would have bought all of them.
08-17-2012, 03:22 AM
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I can only speak for Gunstar Heroes and Streets of Rage 2 (and Shining in the Darkness...), but I think they perform great. I'm guessing the 'meh' reviews are coming from older emulator versions. I have an iPod 3rd gen with iOS 5.0, and I don't have any performance issues with the three Genesis ports I own.

The only thing I can find is that SoR2 has some minor, and I mean minor, slow down here and there that I don't remember from the original.

Frankly, as games - and as ports - I recommend them
08-17-2012, 06:48 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Dang, are all of the iphone only? Gonna have to pass, never buy iphone only games anymore, has to be at least universal. Too bad, cause I loved the old games, would have bought all of them.
Yeah, it's really amazing how many people are still not making their apps or games universal. You would think that would have to be a given. I bought this awesome game that my daughter loves for the iphone and it was like 2-3 dollars. She loved it and then I got her an ipad and it doesn't come with that version. The ipad version is $6-7. :[ I love supporting developers, but not when they want me to pay twice for the same thing. I would understand if the game was different, but it's exactly the same other than the graphics.

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08-17-2012, 07:24 AM
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Streets of Rage 2 is a workable port with passable controls. Gunstar is a hot mess. The virtual D-pad shows little response to twitch/quick actions and the game needs that to be more than a nostalgia piece.

I'm 50-50 on getting the first Golden Axe now.
08-17-2012, 09:28 AM
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I bit the bullet and bought all of these for $0.99

Ecco the Dolphin
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 3
Golden Axe 1
Golden Axe 2
Golden Axe 3
Shining Force
Sonic Spinball

For 8 classics I only paid $8. I haven't tried any of them yet. I have a bit of a backlog :/ and i've been distracted by a lot of other games.

Currently playing: Clash of Clans and Boom Beach
08-17-2012, 01:33 PM
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I do the same thing on sales. I click buy or download and stop it just so it registers on my purchased list. I have stuff like Tom Clancy's Shadow Vengence, Chaos Rings Omega and NOVA 2 I got on sales that I've never played.