[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Thrill of Capcom

September 14th, 2009 by Benj Edwards

Capcom Hat Trick and Mini Golf for Commodore 64 Ad - 1988Where’s Waldo in the Land of Blur?

[ From Compute’s Gazette for Commodore Users, June 1988 ]

Discussion topic of the week: What’s your favorite pre-1995 Capcom game? And, if applicable, what’s your favorite pre-1995 Capcom game that’s not a member of the Mega Man franchise?

16 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Thrill of Capcom”

  1. JackSoar Says:

    Street Fighter II, of course. And to pick a specific version, Super Street Fighter II Turbo from 1994. Not any more original of a choice than a Mega Man title, but still accurate.

  2. orsty3001 Says:

    Megaman II

  3. RC Says:

    Ducktales WOO-OO!


  4. Sirpaul Says:

    hmm.. It’s a toss-up between Section Z (I THINK that’s Capcom), Commando, and Bionic Commando.

  5. Zoyous Says:

    Ghouls ‘n Ghosts for the Genesis.

  6. Matt Says:

    Bionic Commando for the NES! I still play it today; cool, unique gameplay.

  7. Chuckles Says:

    I really enjoyed 1942 and Commando when they came out, but Ghosts n’ Goblins is my favorite pre-Street Fighter game.

  8. XCALIBR8 Says:

    I’d have to say Magic Sword on the Arcade/SNES. One of the first arcade games I really remember getting into. Years later I found the SNES port and couldn’t be happier.

  9. Geoff V. Says:

    Dungeons & Dragons- Tower of Doom
    Pure greatness.

  10. Carlos Says:

    Duck Tales!

  11. moi Says:

    It’s difficult to say because there have been some sort of singularity happening sometime between 89 and 91 where Capcom suddenly became blessed with some sort of divine powers and they kept churning out dozens of awesome arcade games year after year.

  12. jlanagan Says:

    Capcom made all the classics, and still do. Besides Mega Man I loved Commando, Bionic Commando, Code Name: Viper, Duck Tales, Ghosts n Goblins (or ghouls n ghosts, whatever), Section Z, Capcom Bowling (for every hour I did laundry, I played this game), and the Street Fighter series. And were not even going to get into after 1995… I’d vote Capcom as one of the best 3rd party publishers of the past 20 years. EA wasn’t anything until Genesis, but Capcom been going strong since the NES, and in arcades. You can’t deny them that.

  13. Retro Brothers Says:

    Commando and Ghosts n Goblins are personal favourites of ours.

  14. arlandi Says:

    i can’t seem to remember what Capcom has produced during that era. is there a list somewhere?

  15. TheSaintOfPain Says:

    I played “Bionic Commando” like crazy when it first came out. I still play it on my NES emulator to this day (and YES, I DO have the original cartridge) and have yet to be tired of it. One of the most unique games that ever came out for the NES, a system that had a lot of originality.

  16. Jon Says:

    Duck Tales, all the way. Chip and Dale RR was quite good, too. I mean, crap, Capcom made a lot of stuff pre-1995. But those would be my NES favorites.

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