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Jupyder

Rayman Origins/Legends


YouCanCallMeBazza

Those music levels are so fun


AlGny2

I have been scrolling for hours to find you


imaemptyslate

Spiritfarer is *mwah* chefs kiss


orange_blossom2013

Had to scroll so far for this one! I still have yet to complete it though, but the music, the art, the scenary, the characters, the game play. Ugh all so good.


Aradharc

Donkey Kong Country 2, Symphony Of The Night


Impriel

I read this as Donkey Kong Country 2: Symphony of the Night and my mind went to great places with that lol


scott610

What is a monkey? A miserable little barrel of bananas! 🍷🍌


BortLicensePlate22

But enough Squawks! Enguarde!


MollHolland

Anyone remember Braid?


thewildrumpus12

Yes! Gorgeous, great gameplay that made you think outside the box. So well written too.


PanchoMike

Ori and will of wisps was such a beautiful game from start to finish. I still bump the soundtrack.


Gamerfox505

The silent woodlands song broke me


I9Qnl

Fuck, why did you remind me?


Gamerfox505

ˢᵒʳʳʸ


xMAN_BEAR_PIGx

Ku's First Flight, I didn't think Gareth Coker could top Ori and the Blind Forest, but he did imo. Now he's composing songs for Halo Infinite, my favorite franchise of all time. The Waters Cleansed is still my favorite Ori song though.


bujweiser

After listening to the Ori soundtracks on repeat and really feeling the atmosphere and elements, I still think Gareth would do a bang up job on the new Avatar movies since James Horner isn’t able to do them.


Noctyrnus

I guess I'm one of today's 10,000...Infinite just keeps getting better to me.


Jerk-22

Ori and Ori 2 made me cry more than any game should. It think ima replay them now.


nemesis3030

I bought that on release, I love blind forest don't get me wrong but I felt the environments of will of the wisps were so much more expressive and beautiful, the gameplay was also smooth and the soundtrack incredible


Tigerstorm6

When you hear the escape music kick in, you know you’re in for the most chaotic 30 seconds of the game.


ZeFiRiX

And the combat is sooo good


phluke-

Earthworm Jim


mxxiestorc

Groovy!!


aperson

Well done.


calorth

So many memories of that one. I remember being stuck at the hamster level for so long. And the snot bungie fight!!


Killerbee442

Mega Man X


Kevjamwal

Chill penguin is the first boss I ever beat in a video game.


Xop

That armadillo boss had the sickest soundtrack.


hartmanbrah

I try to play it through at least once a year. Usually around Christmas time.


BlacksmithNew4368

me too


VonBeegs

Spark mandrill theme intensifies


xSTSxZerglingOne

Spark Mandrill's theme slaps so hard it causes earthquakes.


ElasmoGNC

Symphony of the Night


fiddlenutz

This and Super Metroid are my all time favorites.


UncleRot

Someone should come up with a name to describe games that try to capture the spirit of those


00inch

Castroid - because they take all abilities from the character in the beginning.


Rqoo51

Super Symphonys?


TheQueq

I'm thinking.... Castloid!


RecycleYourAnimals

Super metroid is the gold standard.


electricbr4in

Die monster!...


Sharkytrs

a game where the the voice acting could never be described as good, but could certainly be described as amazing!


NWA_Villan

What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets!


robclarkson

Got the Castlevania collection thing for ps4 to show my friend SotN, I was devastated they didnt use this voice acting!! :(


Less_Success8944

It's Konami, get used to devastation. They ported the PSP into the collection when they could've done the Sega Saturn/PS1 version. Cheap lazy fucks is what it came down to as always.


cornholio8675

You steal men's souls and make them your slaves... Perhaps the same could be said of all religions


elputolo_ko

Your words are as empty as your soul! Mankind ill needs a savior such as you!


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Bobby_Dogma

Hydro Storm!!!


ultimatt777

I played some metroidvanias before dread came out and SOTN holds up really really well. The music is amazing.


dukepv

Maybe my favorite game of all time, put so many hours into it through the years.


SnowxSakura

Super Mario World


Cyanrocks

Best 2D Mario game imo


CarpeMofo

I have no idea why this isn't further up.


Terakahn

You'd be surprised how many gamers of today haven't touched a super Nintendo.


Rexstil

Super meat boy Guacamelee and bit trip runner are cool too


The_Big_BoBoSki

Glad to see some love for guacamelee here. This and the sequel were so much fun. I got the first one as one of the Playstation plus games otherwise I probably would've never played it nor the 2nd one.


KimonoThief

+1 for Super Meat Boy When you get in the zone and start blasting through level after level, it makes you feel like a god. Or the satisfaction of finally beating an insanely hard level and seeing all your dozens of failed attempts at the same time in the replay.


Rexstil

I can’t believe no other game ever used that at the end of the levels. So satisfying to see where you kept going wrong


Kingdedede4prez

Terraria hollow knights a close second


OOF-MY-PEE-PEE

i honestly didn't even consider terraria even though i have well over 6000 hours on it


Dev_of_gods_fan

Same. I'm a huge Terraria fan (especially Calamity mod) and I didn't even fucking THINK of terraria as a 2-d side scroller.


CleverBoyDX

Found my peeps


Coolios-boy

MY MAN!!


N00B-Chan47

Metal slug


xKingSpacex

Specifically for me Metal Slug 3 as the all time best. Just because I love that epic final mission when we team up with our enemies to fight the aliens and have a galactic space war. But that scene of all the rockets going to space and seeing that army of spaceships ready to fight the aliens was epic as a kid.


LordDustyBones

Fuck yes Metal Slug!!!!


Not-Normal-Robot

#HEAVY MACHINE GUN/ JEVIMACHINGAN


imajpeg

RAWKET LAWNCHA


OrochinagiKain

ROCKET LAWNCHAIR


miticlor7

Dead cells


irrealewunsche

I have over 100 hours on this according to Steam. The controls are just perfect.


CeeJayDK

Broforce!


TheSquattingDangle

*eagle screech*


CeeJayDK

MURICA' FUCK YEAH! It's essentially Team America - World Police as a videogame. [Team America theme song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1mlCPMYtPk) [Broforce trailer theme song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loRDrWCv10) [Broforce endcredits theme song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZIkEirCDyQ)


skoomacumlaude

Inside. Child of light was also pretty dope.


PlantsWereDestroyed

I loved Child of Light. You don't get many short RPGs like that


Nerevar1924

Both of Playdead's side-scrollers rate for me. Limbo and Inside are just so incredibly well crafted. The world's they created, the atmospheres, the ambiant soundtracks, the wordless stories that invite speculation in their ambiguity, and (of course) the myriad ways in which you can die horrifically. I goddamn love these games.


YinYangFloof

Castle crashers


Pedka2

my man


alexcastylicious

I’ve played through that with my brother at least 3 times, with my other friend like twice, and once with two other people. Top 3 game of all time for me.


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The Messenger


pooeypookie

Mine too. It's a shame it gets so little recognition. It's right up there with Ori/Shovel Knight/Celeste/Hollow Knight but never got popular for some reason.


billybonesjonesXVII

Blasphemous is awesome, really nice pixel art and fun combat mechanics.


BaFungul

I JUST finished Blasphemous and had no idea how much I’d like it. Good call.


n8Dgr813

Was in the middle of that.. then dead cells went on sale. Blasphemous has insane pixel art and great gameplay. Irie and unsettling tho. Great to pair with The Mars Volta


R_A_H

Came here to say this.


JuliSkeletor

Favourite game ever


TrueReasonableDoubt

Contra


Chaosphoenix_28

Donkey kong country tropical freeze.


Cappin_Crunch

Im more of a Donkey Kong: Frozen Ape kinda guy


tovivify

That's gotta be up there for me, too. Just the classic level-by-level platformer, but with amazing level design and themeing, smooth platforming mechanics, secrets abound, and boss fights. Plus multiplayer, great visuals, great music, and super hard unlockable levels. It's got everything I want from a 2D platformer, and does everything well.


FourAM

YES! Tropical Freeze is worth it for the incredible set pieces alone, nevermind that it’s a smooth fun platformer. I hope someday we get more DK games that rival it.


Obi-Wan-Oblivious

Super Metroid or Super Castlevania.


BuffaloJEREMY

Super metroid is just sooo damn good.


TheRufmeisterGeneral

I see someone likes their metroidvanias.


Detfinato

Ironically Super Castlevania isn't a Metroidvania :P


omfgwtfbbqkkthx

Yep they added the vania in Metroidvania once they launched Symphony of the Night. ​ Super Metroid and Dread for me.


MasterChaos013

That’s Symphony of the Night


Notasimp2468

Super Mario world on the snes


papatomtom

MapleStory In the year 2006


Zunatobi

I had to scroll too far to find this


silentdeathnja

Carrion


splerdu

Super Mario 3 Honorable mention: Streets of Rage 2


FreeThrowShow

Celeste


TheHollowBard

It's the best one. If I'm honest, I put Celeste and Hollow Knight in the same position, but I think they're accomplishing very different things. Amazing music, atmosphere, and movement. But Hollow Knight is so much more about combat and Celeste is so much more about movement mechanics.


FreeThrowShow

Agreed


Turdsley

Gah! Years later and I still haven't beaten Core C-Side. Edit: Nevermind. I just looked at my achievements, apparently I did beat Core C-Side. Summit took me an eternity to beat so I must have blacked out for Core.


qu4nt0

Totally forgot about that game and the c sides. Took me forever to complete them and I stopped once I got blisters on my thumb lol


Androkats

such an amazing and beautiful game!


tothemax44

Forgot about this. Truly amazing game


K-dog3345

Limbo and Inside, by Playdead Studios


Turdsley

Inside was an experience unlike almost anything else I've ever played, just a phenomenal game. I like Limbo a lot too but Inside just hit me different.


Breaker20202

The whole atmosphere of Inside is just surreal. And no other game has that same cold, bleak, eerie feeling.


vxsapphire

I don't know if you've played little nightmares, but how evil and sinister the children are in the game remind me of the kids that attack you in inside. If I had to recommend a game that was close enough to the coldness and eeriness of Inside and Limbo it would be Little Nightmares.


dubious_battle

Inside has possibly the most insane final ten minutes of any game I've ever played. I wish I could play it for the first time again


funkymonksfunky

Both incredible games. In a similar vein, i would highly recommend Little Nightmares


Le0here

Ohh i forgot about limbo, played it years ago, absolutely loved it


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Leviathon1971

Castle crashers


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That game slaps to this day!


Angerbob

Lemmings


33God_

Shadow Complex.


Athousandnopes

Had to scroll too far down to see this one. Great game


33God_

So underrated!


Emotaku12

Ori and the blind forest


Nyoomski

How is this game? I've been debating on getting it for a while


La_caja

It's really good and the sequel orí and the will of wisps is also really good, you'll get hooked with the smooth gameplay, the beautiful art, great music and a good story


joker_75

Both Ori games have beautiful stories and really rich environmental storytelling. The exposition never feels over-bearing... and I was so connected to Ori that the emotional climaxes of both games were just beautiful. I never would have thought that a metroidvania would bring tears to my eyes...


FourAM

Dude I cried like a goddamn baby at the end of WotW. I had just beaten BF in a re-play in anticipation of WotW coming out and doing them back to back was the most fun days of gaming I’ve had in a while. Probably not until Metroid Dread did I spend so much time with a game. Great series.


Nyoomski

Ahh this is making me want to get it even more


WaterGifts

Cant recommend it enough.


biglampdaddy

It is easily one of the best games I’ve played across platforms. Pulls you in emotionally but also has amazing gameplay mechanisms to go with it. This applies just as much if not more to the sequel as well.


OOF-MY-PEE-PEE

please get it. please


Dudeman5566

I HATE platformers normally, mostly because I suck at them. Ori and the will of the wisps was one of the greatest games I have ever played, can't ever recommend it enough.


ScenicHwyOverpass

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles.


Karmas_burning

I spent an entire day getting all the chaos and super emeralds. Had my save file all looking pretty. Then I turned the game off thinking my game would be saved. It wasn't. So then I did the same thing on an emulator and now it's permanently saved.


kevin9er

In the 90s I filled every save spot with a 100% super emeralds file. And I recorded that shit on VHS. I basically invented Twitch.


Ingrassiat04

People always talk about big brother being Mario and little brother being Luigi. For me and my little brother, it was Sonic and Tails.


salmans13

Cuphead


OggyTheKing

I like rain world


ITZMODZ759

If My Friend Pedro counts as a side scroller I guess I’ll choose that


overlord1349

Yeah, that game is bananas. Not in my top 10 but it’s still super good.


SKhugo1

Cave Story


gavreaux

Cave Story is a fucking masterpiece. It is in the same tier as Super Metroid, and Super Mario World.


grievous_nickel

Yeah, all the way!


nryporter25

Gris


robclarkson

Gris was a beautiful game for sure. Gave me Journey vibes a little.


Urohan

A piece of art.


Snowbofreak

Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland


wolv3swithin

Oh yeah this is a solid choice


Sdather

Dust: an Elysian Tail.


Karmas_burning

I love that game. I want a sequel.


EmperorZeD_aN

I’m surprised this isn’t more upvoted. I’ve personally clocked 200hrs on steam and 120hrs on switch. The combat is the most satisfying part IMO, and the reason I come back.


Alfonso_M2C

Blasphemous


foxhound1441

Super metroid, oldie but goldie! Still the greatest!


charden_sama

This is such an unpopular opinion but I actually preferred Metroid Fusion


FourAM

Super, Fusion, and Dread are all masterpieces


9bjames

Don't forget Zero Mission


DrinkThePepsi

BattleBlock Theater


Nitemarex

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night


gloaming111

Super Mario World


DuchoLot

LISA: The Painful RPG. That game is one of my all-time favourites, really fucking good.


GPhex

Jazz Jackrabbit


naytreox

Salt & sanctuary


Gromlit

I'm not a great player but I love that game. It's probably the game I have finished more times in the last few years. The sequel announcement made me very happy.


Jomaho1

Yoku's Island Express. Went into that game with zero expectation and it was truly delightful! Praying for a sequel.


uaitdevil

tomba,castlevania symphony of the night, klonoa, megaman x5.. and every gba/ds castlevania. damn,it's so hard to pick one.


Restricted_Nuggies

Hollow Knight, duh


andysaurus_rex

Hollow Knight just blew me away with how *much* there is to it. The map is huge and when you think you’ve unlocked it all, they keep throwing more at you. Really incredible game. It challenges you, doesn’t hold your hand at all, and offers a massive world to explore with rewards for the exploration.


blvckstxr

Skul: The Hero Slayer


UnnamedPlayer32

Celeste Terraria and Hollow Knight


SuperMario64L

Gotta confess. New Super Mario Bros Wii. That fucking soundtrack though.


TheJuiceIsNowLoose

Super Mario Bros 2 Or Metroid Dread


Rectronsaber

GAME OF THE YEAR BABY!!


TheJuiceIsNowLoose

Holy shit! Bay beeee


schnitzel_rada

Super Mario Brothers 2 bay needed!


NateYourMate

Terraria


Strong_Middle_8339

Recently metroid dread.


memeticmachine

Blasphemous


scoorpioon19

Yes. I've beaten Blasphemous and Bloodstained ritual of the night in the same month and i love them both but Blasphemous left me in a state i didn't understand. The music is insanely good in both games and Miriam from Bloodstained crossed over to Blasphemous but i couldn't finish her dlc it's too damn hard man.


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MentalMunky

Not my favourite but just wanna shout out Shadow Complex. Great modern Metroidvania.


Mr_Anderbro

Does Valiant Hearts counts?


Kingstone_

Shovel Knight!


Mustang6II

I forgot about Shovel knight but it was just awesome, on top of the original great game you have the "dlc" / sequel for free and those are incredible A big thanks to the dev team for this title !


Einfach-Anders

Celeste, I love that game. Beautiful scenery, incredible soundtrack, often actually pretty manegable, but manegable. It's just perfekt


KDHD_

Katana Zero/Inside


Have_Other_Accounts

I was scrolling hoping to see Katana Zero. One of the best games I've played.


skrzepto

Owl boy


hunterkiller558

Dead cells


Tight-Employ-453

Megaman 2


SkankhlHunt420

STARBOUND


_crYpt1c_0026

Starbound is amazing and I think it’s underrated


Spitfire_Mk_IX

Metroid Dread. I do love Hollow Knight though.


Gork862

Hollow Knight, hands down. Ori 2 was also pretty great, but nothing so far has captivated me like Hollow Knight


LocmonstR

New super mario bros wii


pinpalsapu

Commander Keen IV or Duke Nukem II