Knights of the Retro Table QUEST 09: Favourite First Levels

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Or opening parts of video games.

Which games start off amazingly well? The more they thought about it, the more knights Peter (Retrogamepapa), Michiel and Max realised that by far not every game has a good start. Even most good games start off kind of slow, with lots of tutorials, boring environment etc. But of course there are also some games that have spectacular opening parts and levels. First levels that are absolute levels, mate. Some obvious ones are mentioned, but also ones that are lesser known.

Games mentioned in the entrance: Radiant Silvergun, Cosmo Gang, Tokyo Ghostwire, Schildmaid MX (once again!) and Ninja Warriors (SNES/Super Famicom)

Other media mentioned: Super Mario Movie, Ted Lasso, Beef (not the hip-hop doc series), 65 (Kylo Ren vs. Dinosaurs).

Games mentioned in the main topic: Bioshock, Contra Spirits, Double Dragon, Demon’s Crest, Onimusha 2, Mass Effect, Dragon Age: Origins, Splinter Cell 3, Silent Hill, Toki, Resident Evil 4, Metroid Prime and many more.

Retrogamepapa’s Addendum: This is something we will come back to! This was a broad strokes approach, where we could pick whatever we wanted. I think that it’s a cool thing to also discuss which PS2 games have the best opening sequences or levels, for example. Let us know what your favourite first levels are!

Relevant links:

You can check out my Dutch review of Silent Hill: https://www.retrogamepapa.nl/game-reviews/retro-game-review/silent-hill/

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