ESauce wrote:Die Hard Arcade is a good deal of fun. I'm not sure if it's based on any of the movies in particular; it doesn't seem like it. I wouldn't say it makes you feel like John McLain, but it is fun to play with a friend. I think it was ported to Saturn and PlayStation.
Die Hard Arcade is indeed a lot of fun. It has a truly insane number of weapons and maybe the oldest example of quick-time events I've ever seen in a game (unless you count something like Dragon's Lair, which is entirely quick-time events). The Die Hard Trilogy is also a lot of fun, with each game following a different movie and having it's own genre (third-person shooter/action, FPS and driving).
No one ever brings it up, but Gremlins 2 for the NES (by Sunsoft, makers of the aforementioned Batman game) is a very solid game. It has some of the best graphics on the NES (made even more impressive by the sheer number of enemies and traps that can be onscreen at any given time) and a goofy/sinister score that matches the mood perfectly. It also makes overhead platforming enjoyable and forgiving, with one quirk: firing your weapon mid-jump will cause you to drop immediately, making fighting around pits a bit of a pain. Like Batman, the game is difficult but not unfair.