The selections are mainly based on the top user rated games from each year on various database sites. You can make and download a list without logging into Tierlists, then post it here via imgur or whatever. Or you can post a text list if you want.
If a game you'd like to see in the current template's selection is missing, you can mention it here (use bold text) and it'll count as a vote. 5+ votes means I'll add it to the template and you can vote until the next year.
I'm planning to post about twice a week, ending at 1999.
This is cool, though some of the dates seem kinda wacky. I'm guessing they go by Japanese release dates which makes it harder for me as I would normally judge old games in the context of when they came out. Like, I would normally compare Sonic and Super Mario World since they both came out around the same time in North America but here they are in different years.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Dec 4, 2019 14:19:53 GMT -5
As I said on GF 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.
This makes it more fair for games like DQ1 and SMB3 which were localized 2+ years later, but if one game was a late 1990 release for example and the other early 1991, they end up in different years. So there are pros and cons.
Edit: I guess I could make these massive generational templates after we've done 1999, if there's interest in that.
I actually have a gaming diary (huge spreadsheet) that goes all the way back to the 80s, with scores and everything. That should make it easy to create lists for each year. What are the tiers supposed to represent? A school grading system? How would they translate into a 1-10 or 1-5 scale?
Also, it would be really helpful to add descriptions to the icons. Some of these images are indecipherable.
Post by ommadawnyawn2 on Dec 5, 2019 5:06:57 GMT -5
I never used such a system so I just translated it to roughly a 6-10 scale with S as ~9-10 for mine (or classic/great/good/decent-lower without numbers).
You can edit the tier tag and number of tiers without logging in, so you can make a 1-10 scale or whatever you want but it makes sense for us to use the same scale.
Tierlists makes the pics tiny but I've made sure that they're all more readable with cropping and added english logos. They're a bit zoomed in on mobile, and on desktop you can zoom with the browser (ctrl & + in chrome for example). 125% has been enough for me.
Air Zonk pce Alisia Dragoon md Axelay snes Black Crypt amiga Bucky O'Hare nes Crash 'n the Boys: Ice Challenge nes EVO snes Fatal Fury 2 ng GI Joe: Atlantis Factor nes Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder arc Kid Chameleon md King Colossus md Kirby's Dream Land gb Laura Bow in The Dagger of Amon Ra pc Little Samson nes Magical Quest snes Mega Man 5 nes Pinball dreams amiga R-Type Leo arc RC Pro-Am II nes Robo Aleste mcd us Rolan's Curse 2 gb Shadow of the beast iii amiga Shinobi 2 gg Solomon's Key 2 aka Fire 'n Ice nes Space crusade atari st Street Fighter II Dash Turbo_(flyer) Sword of Hope 2 gb The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes pc The legend of kyrandia amiga Top Gear snes Twinkle Tale md Wizkid: The Story of Wizball II dos X-Men arc