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Old 20 September 2010, 23:33   #1
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Games where the sequel surpasses the original...

Games where the sequel surpasses the original...

... but also some where further sequels do not.


I was playing Speedball 2 at a friend's earlier today, and it got me thinking about what other games there are with a sequel that surpasses the original.

The obvious example (other than Speedball 1/2) that sprang to mind for me was Bubble Bobble, which imo manages to be beaten by Rainbow Islands on sheer fun-factor, even though the latter lacks the simultaneous multiplayer mode.

Sadly, Parasol Stars, although a good game in it's own right, i do feel is inferior to both of its predecessors, and so i have decided to throw that in as an extra topic of discussion

Anyone else know of any contenders for either of these categories? Amiga games preferred, although not a mandatory requirement of the thread
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:36   #2
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I agree, Speedball 2 to is awesome compared to the first one.


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Games where the sequel surpasses the original...

... but also some where further sequels do not.


I was playing Speedball 2 at a friend's earlier today, and it got me thinking about what other games there are with a sequel that surpasses the original.

The obvious example (other than Speedball 1/2) that sprang to mind for me was Bubble Bobble, which imo manages to be beaten by Rainbow Islands on sheer fun-factor, even though the latter lacks the simultaneous multiplayer mode.

Sadly, Parasol Stars, although a good game in it's own right, i do feel is inferior to both of its predecessors, and so i have decided to throw that in as an extra topic of discussion

Anyone else know of any contenders for either of these categories? Amiga games preferred, although not a mandatory requirement of the thread
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:36   #3
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Turrican 2 surpassed Turrican, yet Turrican 3... well...
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:38   #4
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i actually prefer Turrican 1 myself ... but i admit, i'm in no position to comment as i prefer Midnight Resistance to all 3!
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:40   #5
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I'm waiting for Bippy's and Zetr0's judgement on Craptive I & II
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:49   #6
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arguably, Strider 2 was "better" than the first one... on the Amiga at least. Valhalla 2 was also better than the original.

What more... IMO Supercars 2. And Swiv if you call it a sequel to Silkworm. That's a tough one though as Silkworm also plays really, really slick.

Tough question actually!
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Old 20 September 2010, 23:51   #7
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I'm waiting for Bippy's and Zetr0's judgement on Craptive I & II
Captive 1 without a doubt, I can already speak for them

I'd compare Captive and Knightmare before I'd compare Captive and Liberation, but Captive remains the better one
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zool 2 it is far better than zool 1
turrican 2 is better than 1
james pond 2 is far better than 1
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Old 21 September 2010, 00:02   #9
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Somebody touched upon it in another thread but Flashback is certainly better than Another World, for me.
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Old 21 September 2010, 00:12   #10
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Kick Off 2
Monkey Island 2
All New World of Lemmings
Chrono Quest 2
Mortal Kombat 2
Switchblade 2
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Old 21 September 2010, 00:16   #11
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Old 21 September 2010, 00:16   #12
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Somebody touched upon it in another thread but Flashback is certainly better than Another World, for me.
Same. Also, Street Fighter II compared to the original Street Fighter, that one's pretty famous.

I know that this doesn't have anything to do with games, but I was always impressed by how an awesome movie like The Wrath of Khan could directly follow the abortion that was the first Star Trek film.
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All New World of Lemmings
please tell me you are suggesting that Lemmings 2 is better than Lemmings 1 but All New World of Lemmings belongs in the bin?

I am pretty unsure about Lemmings 1 vs. 2 ... i sued to say i preferred L2 but these days i'm not so sure.


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another surprising choice!
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Old 21 September 2010, 00:32   #14
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I'm waiting for Bippy's and Zetr0's judgement on Craptive I & II
OOooOOOOOOO thats an insta-ban fo sure!!!!!

okay can't argue with the Craptive 2 to be honest....


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Captive 1 without a doubt, I can already speak for them

I'd compare Captive and Knightmare before I'd compare Captive and Liberation, but Captive remains the better one
\o/ YAY GIMBIE!!!! \o/!!!!!

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Lotus.
(now, please only take this as s joke from the other thread)

I was going to say Gods 2 - since it hasn't been made yet its the best game of the series

(only teasing, =D)

but its surprising how it looks so much like Robin Hood: legend quest? almost so it could be sequal =D


ANYWAY...

Speedball 2 - freaking awesome! -
Speedball 1.... not so.... infact a little on the lame...

Super Cars 2 - yay!!!! fan-ta-homing-missile-tastic!!!

Lotus 2 - much better than Lotus

Laser Squad 2 (aka UFO Enemy Unknow) el'so superior!!!

Jungle strike I would say was on-par with Desert Strike

hot debate on the Frontier Vs Elite - I love 'em both equally

Body-Blows Galactic was a better game than Body Blows (not that it was hard)

Eye of the Beholder II was spankulicious compared to the original

Dune 2 was better (although completely different from the first)


and thats me all thought out for the moment.
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I was going to say Gods 2 - since it hasn't been made yet its the best game of the series

(only teasing, =D)
Lol. Imagine a Gods 2!! We might get 30FPS in that one
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Lol. Imagine a Gods 2!! We might get 30FPS in that one
We really aren't all that different, are we?
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Zeewolf 2 - better than Zeewolf

Super Skidmarks better than Skidmarks
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We really aren't all that different, are we?
It's all about the context, man.
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