Since we're talking awesome old video games, I urge any RPG fans to seek out Ys I & II (it's all one game) on the turbografx-16. AMAZING RPG, and was the first to have voice acting. The music is incredible, even by today's standards, hell it even has a few shreddin' guitar solos.
And yeah Contra was the shiz...UUDDLRLRBAstart!!
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