This may come as no surprise to some of you regular visitors to Slimgamer.com, but I am a huge fan of retro games, there’s just something special about hearing the 8 bit music and seeing the pixelated graphics that make me want to sit down and play them for hours on end. They will always hold a special place in my heart probably due to the fact I played them a lot when I was a kid.
This list could have quite easily gone on forever but after much deliberating, I managed to get it down to a top 5. So read on to find out which game comes in at number 1. Let the countdown begin….
#5) Abe’s Odyssey
Now this seem like an odd choice for a retro games list mainly because it’s not that old. It was first released in 1997 for Playstation 1 by GT Interactive. The game centred around Abe, a Mudoken slave who was working at Rupture Farms – a meat processing company on Oddworld – when he discovers that the meat they’re using for their latest product is going to be him and his fellow Mudokens he decides to escape and rescue as many of his Mudoken brethren as he can. You take control of Abe as you run, jump, sneak, burp and fart your way through the levels guiding as many Mudokens to the portals as possible by getting them to follow you.
To this day, it remains one of the finest and funniest platform games ever made and holds many great memories. I just recently played it again after downloading it via Steam, and as soon as the intro started and I heard Abe’s voice saying “This is Rupture Farms” all the great memories came flooding back. But perhaps most surprisingly, Abe’s Odyssey can still go toe to toe with most modern AAA titles and is definitely funnier than most of them. The more you play it, the more you realise it was a game made when developers weren’t afraid to take risks and certainly one from which modern developers could learn something. If you’ve not played it before, you can download it via Steam and is well worth a play-through.