By the way every time you see a highlighted game title, it's a link to the original post. It's not going to take you off to mobygames or something. Not that there's anything wrong with mobygames.
Defenders of the Earth.
Cedric and the Lost Sceptre.
Fish!, as the game's a text adventure. And yeah, you do play as the fish.
Quad Challenge just in case anyone was wondering why I keep naming my characters 'Rad Air'. It's because they never give me enough letters, dammit.
Syd of Valis. I can't actually remember what these two are even talking about any more.
Big Sky Trooper I was so distracted by this guy leaning through this kid's giant TV, that I never actually noticed just how giant his TV is. Also his living room has metal walls, pipes running everywhere, and not a single piece of furniture except for a solitary seat situated in the center of the room. All very sinister.
Dragon Age 2's character class and gender selection screen.
David Wolf: Secret Agent was mecha-neko's first game post, and he was already digging up gold.
Home Alone is amazing, because it comes from a real licensed SNES game that was actually sold in shops for money.
Crash 'n Burn.
Jurassic Park Interactive.
Catacomb Abyss 3D
Space Dude. I don't even know.
Trespasser I caught the raptors practising their new advanced T-rex takedown techniques.
Nightbreed, but then I'd feel compelled to actually play the games and find out what they're like. And I don't really want to.
In Pursuit of Greed. Aldus Kaden, meanest cow you'll ever meet. He destroys an entire city in the intro sequence before the game even starts.
Knuckles' Chaotix. It's like the artists were so used to the Mega Drive's limited palette, that when they moved up to the 32X they had no idea what to do with all the extra colours and went mad with power.
I.M. Meen, but it definitely wasn't a fully animated musical intro. With singing!
Batman: The Caped Crusader on the Atari ST really doesn't look bad at all. I wouldn't be shocked if it turned out to be taken straight from one of the comics. Shame the game wasn't so great.
Mazer is a 3DO game, you can tell just by looking at it.
Oscar on the CD32 snapped while drawing the final level.
Batman: The Arcade Game. I defeated the Joker, saved Gotham, and this was my reward. Bruce Wayne and Vicky Vale standing in front of a bookcase. Awesome.
A.P.B. on the Atari Lynx has a harsh penalty for failure indeed. Which is a shame because failing is pretty much all I ever did in it.
Clive Barker's Undying. Which is actually a pretty damn good first person shooter. Actually.
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. I was as cynical as anyone about the art style of this game when I first saw the previews, but damn was I wrong. The game still looks great even now.
Pu-Li-Ru-La, the whole game is amazingly weird.
Bastion is a fantastic looking game. The music's actually just as good as the artwork, though that's a lot harder to screenshot.
Super Tempo on the Saturn is also a fantastic looking game, and a single screenshot sadly does not do it justice. Have a picture of an undead animal band raising a house into the sky via clown hand using the power of music anyway.
Cobra 2 on the Atari ST is a train wreck of a game. A beautiful terrible looking train wreck.
Perihelion just because of the fantastic artwork. All grey and amber years before it was cool to tint games entirely brown. But damn it's really not an easy game to like.
Isle of the Dead was doing the zombies on an tropical island thing way before Dead Island. Arguably not as pretty though.
Blood Warrior! Every single character from that game is a winner in their own special way.
Legend of Mana is apparently not one of the better jrpgs, but damn is it pretty. Every background is a work of art.
Off-World Interceptor had the self awareness to actually add a pair of comedians riffing over their cutscenes, Mystery Science Theater style (and another pair to pretend to be them in silhouette, apparently). It's just a shame they couldn't riff over the terrible gameplay too.
Donk! The Samurai Duck is strangely hypnotic. But mostly just strange.
Airwolf, someone had to suggest it for this post. Well I hope they're happy now.
Mario & Luigi's Superstar Saga, and just starts dancing in the throne room. His arch enemy is in the castle, his girlfriend's in tears, her staff is panicking and Luigi looks like he's about to faint, but Mario just wants to dance. And who can blame him, really?
Hell only a few hours in, is that I was never able to find a way to kill this little rhyming bastard. And then steal his master's pool cue.
Contraption Zack's co-workers are real creepy assholes.
Flashback all the same. I'm probably just suffering from a bad case of nostalgia.
Hybrid, but the picture's on the game CD, so it totally still counts!
Right okay, that's 2011 done with. Back to playing games then.