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Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« on: February 14, 2012, 20:05:14 PM »
[size=140]Isometric Games - Full Listing[/size]

  • 3D Tic-Tac-Toe - Atari 2600
  • Agent X - ZX Spectrum
  • Airball - Atari 8-bit
  • Alien 8 - ZX Spectrum
  • Alien Highway - ZX Spectrum
  • Amaurote+ - Atari 8-bit
  • Ant Attack - ZX Spectrum
  • Arcturus - TI99/4A
  • Arnie - C64
  • Batman - CPC
  • Bobby Bearing - C64, ZX Spectrum
  • Bombuzal - C64
  • Bloxorz - Vectrex
  • Blue Max - Atari 8-bit
  • Bubbler - ZX Spectrum
  • Captain Quazar - 3DO
  • Cadaver - Atari ST, Amiga, DOS, Archimides
  • Captain Skyhawk - NES
  • Cobra Triangle - NES
  • Congo Bongo - ColecoVision, Arcade, SG-1000, 2600
  • Crusader 1 - DOS
  • Crystal Castles - Arcade
  • CycleKnight - Atari 8-bit
  • Cyclone - ZX Spectrum
  • D/Generation - Amiga
  • Dark Savior - Saturn
  • David Robinson's Supreme Court - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Desert Falcon - Atari 7800, 2600, XL/XE
  • Desert Strike - Lynx
  • Equestrian - Atari XL/XE
  • Equinox - SNES
  • Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters - Arcade, Atari ST
  • Farlight I & II - ZX Spectrum
  • Fever Pitch Soccer - Jaguar
  • Fifa Soccer '95 - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Flip - Atari 8-bit
  • Flip and Flop - Atari 8-bit
  • Frostbite - Atari 2600
  • G-Men - Atari XL/XE
  • Glider Rider - ZX Spectrum
  • Gunfright - ZX Spectrum
  • Hate - Atari ST
  • He-Man and the Power of Greyskull - GBA
  • Head Over Heels - Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum, Atari XL/XE
  • Heavy Metal - Atari XL/XE
  • Hero Quest - Amiga
  • Highway Encounter - ZX Spectrum
  • Hookey - Atari XL/XE
  • Hydrofool - ZX Spectrum
  • Illusions - Intellivision, ColecoVision
  • Inferno - Arcade
  • Inside Outing - CPC
  • Ion Roadway - Atari 8-bit
  • Isolated Warrior - NES
  • Iso Hunters - ZX Spectrum
  • Jet Bomber - MSX
  • Juice - Atari XL/XE
  • Jungle Strike - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Kanga - Atari 8-bit
  • Knight Lore - ZX Spectrum
  • Landstalker - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Leviathan - Atari ST
  • Light Crusader - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Load Runner's Rescue - Atari 8-Bit
  • Locomotion - BBC Micro
  • Mad Mix II - ZX Spectrum
  • Magnetic Tank - Atari ST
  • Magnetron - ZX Spectrum
  • Marble Madness - Arcade
  • Marble Madness II - Arcade
  • Martianoids - ZX Spectrum
  • Max Headroom - ZX Spectrum
  • Max Payne - GBA
  • Michael Jackson's Moonwalker - Arcade
  • Midnight Mutants - Atari 7800
  • Molecule Man - Mastertronic
  • Monster Max - GameBoy
  • Movie - ZX Spectrum
  • Motocross - Intellivision
  • Motorbike Madness - Amstrad CPC, C64
  • Mr. Robot - PC
  • Murder - Atari ST
  • NBA Live '96 - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Nether Earth - ZX Spectrum
  • Nightshade - ZX Spectrum
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre - ZX Spectrum
  • Out of Bounds Gold - SNES
  • Pac-Mania - Arcade
  • Panther - Atari 8-bit
  • Paperboy - Arcade
  • Paperboy 2 - SNES
  • Pele - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Pentagram - ZX Spectrum
  • Perplexity - BBC Micro
  • Populous - Amiga
  • Predator II - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Put & Putter Golf - SMS
  • Q*Bert - Dreamcast, Atari 2600
  • Q*bert 3 - SNES
  • Q*Bert Cubes - Arcade
  • QMaze - TI99/4A
  • Quazatron - ZX Spectrum
  • RC Pro-Am I & II - NES
  • Realm of Impossibility - Atari XL/XE
  • Rock N Bolt - ColecoVision
  • Rock'N'Roll Racing - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Roland Goes Square Bashing - CPC
  • Roland On the Run - CPC
  • Shadowlands - Amiga, Atari ST
  • Shadowlords - Atari ST
  • Slinky - Atari 8-bit
  • Snake Rattle'N'Roll - NES
  • Solstice - NES   
  • Sonic 3D Blast - Saturn
  • Soviet Strike - Saturn
  • Space 1999 - Oric
  • Space Cowboy - Atari 8-bit
  • Space Raid - Intellivision
  • Spidertronic - Atari ST
  • Spike - Vectrex
  • Spindizzy - Amstrad CPC, C64, Apple II
  • Spindizzy Worlds - SNES, Amiga
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Arcade
  • SteamGear Mash - Saturn
  • Strike Force Cobra - ZX Spectrum
  • Super Zaxxon - Arcade, C64
  • Sweevo's World - ZX Spectrum
  • Sylvester & Tweety: Breakfast on the Run - GBA
  • Theme Hospital - PC   
  • Theme Park - Jaguar   
  • The Great Escape - ZX Spectrum
  • The Haunting - Genesis/MegaDrive
  • The Immortal - NES
  • The Last Ninja 1, 2, & 3- Apple II, Atari ST, Amiga
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - GBA
  • Tornado Low Level - ZX Spectrum
  • Treasure Island - TI99/4A
  • Tron 2.0: Killer App - GBA
  • Vandal Hearts - PS1
  • Viewpoint - NeoGeo, Genesis/MegaDrive, PS1, Arcade
  • Watman - GBA
  • Where Time Stood Still - ZX Spectrum
  • Zaxxon - Arcade
  • Zaxxon Motherbase 2000- 32X
  • Zombie Zombie - ZX Spectrum   

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 12:39:33 PM »
I have always found isometric games to be very hit and miss, some I love but there are many that people seem to love that I have just never got on with like Head Over Heels and Knightlore.

So what are your favourite isometric games?

Here are probably the very first 2 I played, both excellent games:

Crystal Castles (1983 Atari) [Re-Uploaded]

Zaxxon arcade game (69,450)

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 16:27:39 PM »
Both very good choices.  Those are two that are excellent choices.  Clearly, Crystal Castles is one of my favorites.  One isometric game that I have always liked, clearly inspired by Zaxxon, is Desert Falcon.  Given there's no Zaxxon for the 7800 (we need someone to make it!), this is the closest thing to it for the system. 

[align=center:33ukv3sj]Atari 7800 - Desert Falcon[/align:33ukv3sj]

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 16:31:08 PM »
Agreed, Desert Falcon on the 7800 is an excellent game and a great example of what the machine can do.

It was released on the 2600 and XL/XE too but those versions are not as good:

Desert Falcon (Atari 2600) Gameplay

Atari XL/XE - Desert Falcon [Atari] 1988

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 16:37:37 PM »
It's amazing they even tried it on the 2600!  This must be one of the few isometric games on the system.  One other isometric game for the system that I am aware of is Congo Bongo.

[align=center:1afhvwgu]Congo Bongo (Atari 2600)[/align:1afhvwgu]

But it can't really match the arcade.  Now Congo Bongo was one of those isometric games that was not as well received as something like Zaxxon.

[align=center:1afhvwgu]Congo Bongo 1983 Sega Mame Retro Arcade Games[/align:1afhvwgu]

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 17:15:40 PM »
Always fancied Viewpoint on the NeoGeo but so far I've only managed to play the PS1 version.

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 17:58:43 PM »
Here's a video of Viewpoint on the Neo Geo...

[align=center:33jvhxch]Arcade Longplay [013] ViewPoint[/align:33jvhxch]

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 18:52:39 PM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
Here's a video of Viewpoint on the Neo Geo...

[align=center:1w8f6uzq]Arcade Longplay [013] ViewPoint[/align:1w8f6uzq]

Kinda looks an like isometric Xevious.

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 18:53:16 PM »
I've always enjoyed playing Up 'n' Down both on my c64 and in the arcade.

My favourite isometric games have to be The Last Ninja games. Gorgeous and epic in equal measure.

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 18:59:37 PM »
I completely forgot about Up'N'Down.  That was ported to several home systems too.

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 20:01:53 PM »
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I've always enjoyed playing Up 'n' Down both on my c64 and in the arcade.

My favourite isometric games have to be The Last Ninja games. Gorgeous and epic in equal measure.

1st 2 were outstanding, 3rd graphically and sonically superb, but gameplay felt weakest of the 3 for me.

Had soft spot for Head Over Heels C64, Chimera A8, will think of few others i'm sure.

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2013, 20:16:02 PM »
Ahh the wonders of tea...

Hopefully these count as poured hours into them all:

Blue Max A8

The Immortal MD (how the hell i completed it i'll never know)

Syndicate Jaguar

Vendetta C64

Panther C64

Xcom Playstation

Fallout 1+2 PC

Amaurote A8 (sadly never played, but looks superb, lush detail etc.C64 version looks totally different and worse for it).

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Re: Isometric & Oblique Projection Games
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2013, 20:27:55 PM »
One that I recently discovered and that I enjoy is Isolated Warrior on the NES.

[align=center:1210erad]Isolated Warrior (NES) No-Death Complete Playthrough[/align:1210erad]

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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2013, 20:41:46 PM »
The Great Escape (Speccy) by Ocean was an isometric game I played for many hours back in the day. Fully deserving of the rave reviews it garnered in the likes of Crash, imo.
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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2013, 21:01:55 PM »
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The Great Escape (Speccy) by Ocean was an isometric game I played for many hours back in the day. Fully deserving of the rave reviews it garnered in the likes of Crash, imo.

Speccy handled this genre really, really well.Was i jealous of Speccy Batman, Where Time Stood Still as a C64 owner? damn straight.

Good friend of mine at the time had Great Escape on C64-knew game inside out.Think 1st home micro game that'd see a whole group of us just sat around watching him play.

8 Bit game seemed far, far superior to the PS2 game i last saw served up.