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Postby davidgej » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:01 am

Looking for a top ten of some dreamcast titles you think are severely underrated and underappreciated yet still very playable today!
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby MaxRD » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:31 am

Well I always mention this game because not everyone was aware of it, at least not before David Bowie died but this early work by Heavy Rain Developers is a futuristic adventure mixing several game styles. I am sure it is not for everyone and was definitely ambitious for the time but you might just love as I did

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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby XamX » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:57 am

My DC Top 10 hidden gems:

- Toukon Retsuden 4
- Confidential Mission
- Rainbow Cotton
- Golf Shiyouyo 2
- Le Mans 24 Hours
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
- Headhunter
- Tetris 4D
- Fur Fighters
- MDK 2
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby MaxRD » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:40 am

Ah yes I guess it only fair to include a full list:

1. Omikron the Nomad Soul
2. Shenmue
3. Shenmue II
4. Resident Evil code Veronica
5. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
6. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
7. Shadow Man
8. Head Hunter
9. Crazy Taxi
10. Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby XamX » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:49 am

Hmmm..... isn't this about "hidden gems"?
Shenmue, Resident Evil, Crazy Taxi and Soul Reaver are some of the most known and most popular titles for the DC.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to rain on your parade, offend you or talk down to you (like some others here) but he was probably asking for lesser known titles.
(It's not only you but quite often some people mention several system blockbuster titles when it's about "hidden gems" and I think that's not what the original post is asking for)
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby MaxRD » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:06 am

XamX wrote:Hmmm..... isn't this about "hidden gems"?
Shenmue, Resident Evil, Crazy Taxi and Soul Reaver are some of the most known and most popular titles for the DC.

Don't get me wrong, I don't want to rain on your parade, offend you or talk down to you (like some others here) but he was probably asking for lesser known titles.
(It's not only you but quite often some people mention several system blockbuster titles when it's about "hidden gems" and I think that's not what the original post is asking for)


Fair enough. I guess I was more avoiding the obvious Sonic or Arcade hits but yeah you are correct.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby davidgej » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:28 am

i still appreciate the replies!! unfortunatly i could not get the back up of omnikron to load and i got two coasters with it lol everything else ive burned works flawlessly. but yes im trying to stay away from big hit titles that ive already played on repeat in my childhood and with the recent purchase of my new dreamcast i want to explore games that are unappreciated yet playable by todays standards. dont get me wrong i still enjoy games like re, soul calibur, crazy taxi but they are a bit overplayed for me.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby davidgej » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:30 am

XamX wrote:My DC Top 10 hidden gems:

- Toukon Retsuden 4
- Confidential Mission
- Rainbow Cotton
- Golf Shiyouyo 2
- Le Mans 24 Hours
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
- Headhunter
- Tetris 4D
- Fur Fighters
- MDK 2


i love tetris 4d thanks so much for the recommendation!!!
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby cat » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:37 am

I haven't played a huge amount of dreamcast games but some i don't hear mentioned very often...
Bangai-o,
starlancer,
gigawing 2,
cannon spike,
mars matrix,
zombie revenge,
sword of the beserk,
gunbird 2,
All great games.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby davidgej » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:46 am

ill have to check out zombie revenge for sure!
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby pandabearwindtalker » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:59 am

Not sure how common / uncommon these are, in no particular order:

1. Power Stone 2 (picked it up for $5 at my old video rental shop :shock: )
2. Propeller Arena
3. Seaman (because who doesn't love Yoot Saito's face)
(edit: You'll need a mic for Seaman, but they pop up often from Alien Front on eBay)
4. Toy Commander (always reminded me of Airfix Dogfighter)
5. Segagaga (I can't read Japanese so I've relied on a FAQ :lol: )
6. Tech Romancer
7. Stupid Invaders (infuriating but definitely unique)
8. Confidential Mission
9. Pro Pinball Trilogy (really dope pinball game, never found an actual copy)
10. Heavy Metal: Geomatrix (because we never got FAKK2 on DC)

Not necessarily my favorite games ever, but all are still worth playing!

...except maybe Stupid Invaders, that maze, fml.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby polyfusion » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 am

davidgej wrote:i love tetris 4d thanks so much for the recommendation!!!


If you like puzzle games, try Musapey's Choco Marker.

Sports Jam is also a cool game, more about timing than about sport.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby duwen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:27 am

I'd add Maken X to the great titles already mentioned - not really a hidden gem, but definitely overlooked.

XamX wrote:My DC Top 10 hidden gems:

- Toukon Retsuden 4
- Confidential Mission
- Rainbow Cotton
- Golf Shiyouyo 2
- Le Mans 24 Hours
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2
- Headhunter
- Tetris 4D
- Fur Fighters
- MDK 2


Rainbow Cotton? Franchise killer. Terrible game - deserves to be forgotten. You can pretty much get through the first 2 levels without even touching the controller! Literally any other game in the franchise is a million times better.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby kremiso » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:11 pm

Gunlord need to be played

+1 for Shadowman, is not an hidden gem, but i love the DC port
same thought for Nomad Soul
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby raika » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:58 pm

Bangai-o / Ikaruga.
often imitated, never equalled.
That is if you like shmups
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby itsonlyleggy » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:35 pm

Really loved playing Under Defeat, fantastic little shooter! And I'd never have touched it if someone hadn't requested it and I went searching the interwebs for it :D

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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby raika » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:25 pm

Yeah, under defeat is a pretty damn good shmup too.
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Re: Top Ten hidden gem DC titles

Postby cat » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:08 pm

duwen wrote:Rainbow Cotton? Franchise killer. Terrible game - deserves to be forgotten. You can pretty much get through the first 2 levels without even touching the controller! Literally any other game in the franchise is a million times better.


I'm afraid i must agree with duwen, i'm not a fan of rainbow cotton, same into the screen play style as panorama cotton (which is a bona fide md hidden gem) but none of the fun or challenge.
Dreamcast actually has a fair few class shooters on it when i think about it.
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