Page 1 of 2

Independence Day games

Posted: July 4th, 2015, 4:50 pm
by ptdebate
Any patriotic games you'd like to see the Critic review? I nominate Metal Wolf Chaos and Broforce.

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 4th, 2015, 11:11 pm
by scotland
Not the Critics style, but Sid Meiers Colonization, Liberty or Death, or Ultimate General Gettysburg (perhaps the pivotal battle of the American Civil War fought on July 1-3)

Video games have a huge recency influence, where flash in the pan movies or tv characters get games but classics have no footprint. Should be a Johnny Tremaine game. Oddly, the 2000 movie The Patriot did not have a video game.

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 5th, 2015, 2:40 am
by Sut
Would North and South count ? That is one great game I've only played it on the ST but I'm sure the NES got a version.

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 3:42 pm
by ActRaiser
Anyone have any other ideas for most patriotic game?

I did a search and found a pretty good list someone else has made.

http://www.gamesradar.com/20-most-rabid ... tic-games/

Even Metal Wolf Chaos is on it. Personally, that's going to be my pick. Heck, you play as the President in a Mech! How awesome is that?

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 5:13 pm
by GTS
The most 4th of July game for me is Fantavision. It's already been reviewed though, and the game is quite tiresome.

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 5:50 pm
by Retro STrife
Sut wrote:Would North and South count ? That is one great game I've only played it on the ST but I'm sure the NES got a version.


Definitely. The NES version of "North and South" is excellent, especially with two players. Definitely a hidden gem in the NES library. However, I've been throwing out that game as one of my regular recommendations to the Critic for over 10 years now and it hasn't happened yet! (In fairness, it goes for about $40 nowadays, so it's not an impulse buy.) But maybe you have more pull, Sut!

For a super literal game about Independence Day.. how about "Independence Day"? Awful game for PS1 and Saturn, based on the movie...

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 4th, 2017, 9:20 pm
by charlie
Broforce? The steam version is a blast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broforce

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 4th, 2017, 10:30 pm
by ptdebate
I'd like to again nominate Metal Wolf Chaos, the most American videogame never released in America.

256px-Metalwolfcover.jpg
256px-Metalwolfcover.jpg (37.09 KiB) Viewed 1244 times

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 5th, 2017, 1:01 pm
by ActRaiser
Hah! Broforce is an awesome suggestion.

It's all kinds of 80s action awesome sauce.

Re: Independence Day games

Posted: July 5th, 2017, 1:05 pm
by ActRaiser
ptdebate wrote:I'd like to again nominate Metal Wolf Chaos, the most American videogame never released in America.

256px-Metalwolfcover.jpg



With the Xbox One soon to support original Xbox games through backward compatibility I'm really hoping they'll include support for it. Frankly, it's a great way for Microsoft to let a new audience find it.

Any game that's supported over backward compatibility is one you can download or purchase online. As a result, the critic could finally give this one a go without having to hack his original xbox to play import games and spend a mint for a legitimate copy.