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User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
8 months ago#1
Tier List Template: https://tierlists.com/create/top-games-1989

I've made a template at Tierlists so that everyone can rank their faves how they want to out of the 45 or so top user rated games from that year on various database sites. You can download a pic when finished without logging in and post it here, or post a top list if you prefer that. The plan is to keep going until 1999, about twice a week and finishing at the end of 2019.

I'm going by original release dates and mostly original versions of games unless there's a consensus about a port being better or it's significantly different like Rygar on NES for example - if not you can see the original version as a catch-all for other versions.

Some notable games that didn't make the template list (I could do a few more per list later if people want that, just didn't want to make it overwhelming):
Gradius 3 (ARC)
Indianapolis 500
Space Manbow
STUN Runner
Sweet Home
Turbo Outrun
Valkyrie no Densetsu
Vette!
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User Info: Da Dood

Da Dood
8 months ago#2
I like the tier idea, but it's hard to tell what some of those games are from the tiny pictures. I had to really squint to see Final Fight and Strider, haha. Might be helpful to list the games here also. Anyway, here's mine:

https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/user_image/0/8/0/AADOnKAAABPY.jpg
And this time!

User Info: Blaqthourne

Blaqthourne
8 months ago#3
I prefer this list of games:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:1989_video_games
My top 5 would be:
Baseball Stars
Cadash
Final Lap Twin
Minesweeper
Prince of Persia
Montreal Expos (1969-2004)
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User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
8 months ago#4
^Fine, though Cadash is 1990 according to GF and arcade-history.

Da Dood posted...
I like the tier idea, but it's hard to tell what some of those games are from the tiny pictures. I had to really squint to see Final Fight and Strider, haha. Might be helpful to list the games here also.


Right, that site makes them tiny unfortunately. It's a bit easier to see on mobile (on desktop you can also zoom in with ctrl&+ in chrome) - I'm aware of the issue and I'm using title screens for the following years instead so it should be easier to see. If it's still a problem I can list the games as well, sure.

Pretty good list! If you want to avoid blurring them you can use imgur instead.
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User Info: Da Dood

Da Dood
8 months ago#5
Yeah, I think I'll go with imgur for the other ones.
And this time!

User Info: BarbaricAvatar

BarbaricAvatar
8 months ago#6
I didn't have any problem seeing the images on Tierlist with a 120% zoom.

https://gamefaqs1.cbsistatic.com/user_image/0/8/6/AAZc4TAAABPe.jpg

If you ran the world, it would probably be on fire right now.

User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
8 months ago#7
Some very strong opinions on these so far, nice!
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User Info: Blaqthourne

Blaqthourne
8 months ago#8
uffbulle posted...
though Cadash is 1990 according to GF and arcade-history.

It's 1989 according to mobygames and arcade museum, along with the copyright date on the arcade title screen.
https://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242065199.png
Montreal Expos (1969-2004)
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User Info: BarbaricAvatar

BarbaricAvatar
8 months ago#9
Blaqthourne posted...
It's 1989 according to mobygames and arcade museum, along with the copyright date on the arcade title screen.
https://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/1181242065199.png


Considering we're on Gamefaqs, shouldn't the Gamefaqs information be used?
Besides, what makes you so sure the Mobygames information is correct? They've got just a year for the JP release while Gamefaqs has the year and month.
And you should know as a gamer that the year on the game's title/loading screen isn't necessarily the year of release. Maybe it was completed in December 1989 but not released until March 1990.
If you ran the world, it would probably be on fire right now.

User Info: uffbulle

uffbulle
8 months ago#10
Well, arcade-history (and gamefaqs) makes a more precise claim with March 1990, so either they're talking out of their ass or they have a japanese source which was usually more accurate back then. It's why you see a lot of exact JP dates but not western ones.

Copyright isn't an accurate indicator of release date, only of when the copyright was registered.

Yeah I've tried to stick with gamefaqs except when there are more precise dates or multiple sources saying otherwise elsewhere, such as for Civilization and Another World.
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