By MetalVinnieHere is a playlist for the 30 original black box games on the NES, plus the 3 silver box games.
Download the .xml file and paste it in your Launchbox\Data\Playlists directory.
I also included a Clear Logo for the Playlist. Download it and paste it to your LaunchBox\Images\Playlists\NES Black Box\Clear Logo directory.
Check out the bezels/overlays I made for them here:
Also, @CTRL-ALT-DEFEAT generously made an awesome theme video to go along with the playlist and bezels. Download it here:
By CharcoHi guys,
I created a playlist for the NES Classic Edition over the weekend and thought I'd share it with the community in case anyone was interested in it. It contains all 30 games and uses the No-Intro rom naming convention.
I've also included a logo:
and a banner image:
I used the following Youtube video as my playlist video, but you'll have to get that yourself
By Robin55From my experience LaunchBox does not mind Playlists being added that contain game names that are not in your library, It will simply ignore games that are in the XML but are not contained in you library. This seems to also apply to Arcade Games Added as MAME games, LaunchBox simply reads the Launchbox Database ID number of the game in the XML and automatically knows where the game belongs. If you find Bigbox runs slow after adding these playlists it is probably due to having a much smaller library than is contained in the XMLs Simply open launchBox and edit the playlist select the "games" tab and scroll to the bottom and there will be a list of missing games, simply delete these, holding down the delete key and restart LaunchBox.
UPDATE: Added RUN & GUN Genre Playlist for all systems. Also tidied up some of the other playlists.
UPDATE: MOTOR games added this has the same contents as the DRIVING games xml.
I have full Hyperlist collections of games for a lot of Consoles and Handhelds and I have made "Genre Playlists" for EVERY single game in my library with one XML playlist for each Genre. The systems Included are: - Arcade/Mame from 1987 to present.
- Sony PlayStation 2, Sony PlayStation 1, Sony PlayStation Portable, Sony PlayStation Portable Minis,
- Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo 64, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Disk System, Nintendo Famicom, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameBoy Advance, Nintendo GameBoy Color, Nintendo GameBoy.
- Sega Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, Sega Mega Drive (Europe), Sega Mega Drive (Japan), Sega Genesis (USA), Sega CD (USA), Sega Mega CD (Europe), Sega 32X, Sega Master System, Sega Mark III, Sega SG-1000, Sega Game Gear.
- Atari Jaguar, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx
- NEC Turbo Grafx, NEC Turbo Grafx CD, NEC PC-FX
- SNK Neo Geo AES, SNK NEO GEO CD, SNK Neo Geo Pocket
- Commodore Amiga CD32
- Panasonic 3DO
- Amstrad GX 4000
-Bandai Wonderswan, Bandai Wonderswan Color I have also made "Intro Videos" for each Genre. They can be downloaded here along with the logos: I have split the full collections of these games into the following "Genre Playlists": - Fighting Games
- Shoot Em' Ups
- Light Gun Games
- Beat Em' Ups
- Run & Gun Games
- Shooter Games
- Sports Games
- Racing Games/Motor games
- Rhythm Games
- Horror Games
- Flying Games
- Platform Games
- Puzzle Games
- Role Playing Games
- Strategy Games
- All Games
- Board Games & Card Games I am very strict on what game goes into what category, for example wrestling and boxing games I put into the Sports category instead of the Fighters category. Horror is just there for fun, It only contains some games that I like so only add if that category interests you. I know their might be the odd mistake here and there but organizing all these games took a lllllllong time so the odd mistake was bound to happen either way its a good starting point.
Anyway to anyone who finds these useful, enjoy! If you find my work of use could you please consider donating to my Patreon found here: https://www.patreon.com/RobinLevingstone
By Mr.LaorA collection of playlists and clear logos for the top games from a a large number of consoles, computers, and handhelds. Most folders contain a Gold, silver, bronze, and best playlist (which combines the bronze, silver, and gold)
Below you will find links to all the spreadsheets for the sources I used to compile the data. REMINDER: These are not in order of “Best” these are in order of mentions based upon aggregating a number of “Best of” lists. In some cases, smaller lists, or higher ranked games were given greater weight to arrive at a more balanced list.
I have omitted some systems - either because there weren’t enough quality games released, games are still being released, or I don’t have them in my Launchbox set-up (yet).
These took me a long time to compile. I hope they are helpful.
Best of lists now include:
Nintendo Gameboy Advance
Sega Game Gear
Bandai Wonderswan / Color
Neo Geo Pocket / Color
Sega Master System
Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
Nintendo Entertainment System
Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii Ware
Arcade games!!! Duh!
Sony Playstation 1
Sony Playstation 2
Sony Playstation 3
MSX 1 and 2 combined
PC Engine / Turbografx-16
PC Engine CD / Turbografx-CD
Magnavox Odyssey 2
Neo Geo AES / CD combined
By JaysArcadeA good start for your lightgun games collection. I will update this as I add more lightgun games to my collection.
For help getting 2 player lightgun games going in Demul and Model 2, visit http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,149714.0.html. This is the forum for DemulShooter, a third party utility that enables 2 player lightgun support for some of the games in this list.
For Mame 2 player lighgun help, particularly with the frustrating issue of your lightgun controller IDs constantly changing with each reboot, see this very helpful video - https://youtu.be/YmjfwLuZ_X0
By JaysArcadeA decent list of Pinball tables comprised of Pinball FX2, Future Pinball, and Visual Pinball. I will update this if I ever add more tables to my collection.
By MetalVinnie1296 SHMUPS! Split playlists for arcade and consoles.
Download the .xml files and place them in your LaunchBox\Data\Playlists directory.
Here's how many games are in each playlist:
SHMUPS (Arcade): 501*
SHMUPS (Dreamcast) 24
SHMUPS (Game Gear) : 9
SHMUPS (GB/GBC) : 42
SHMUPS (GBA): 21
SHMUPS (Genesis) : 70 (including Sega CD and 32x games)
SHMUPS (MSX): 144**
SHMUPS (Naomi): 18
SHMUPS (NES): 132 (including Famicom and Famicom Disk games)
SHMUPS (PS1): 69
SHMUPS (PS2): 34
SHMUPS (PSP): 24
SHMUPS (Saturn) 54
SHMUPS (SMS): 20
SHMUPS (SNES): 39
SHMUPS (Turbo Grafx): 99 (including Turbo CD/PC Engine/PC Engine CD/SuperGrafx games)
SHMUPS (All-in-one) 1296
*2 games in the Arcade list, 'Pilot Kids' and 'Zero Gunner', will require a Sega Model 2 emulator for them to work. These two games are made by Psikyo...quality SHMUPS.
**The MSX list still needs a bit of work, there are a few 3D/rail shooters that need to be edited out. A future update will probably have less games in the list.
What these playlists have:
2D and 2.5D horizontal and vertical SHMUPS
Some classic fixed screen SHMUPS (Space Invaders, Galaga, Asteroids, etc.)
mostly No Clones (These lists were handpicked. Lots of 'Same game, different name' games were filtered out)
No Run 'N Gun style games (Contra, Metal Slug, Turrican, etc.), but some hybrid games did make it on here.
No 3D Shooters (Afterburner, Galaxy Force II, Space Harrier, etc.)
By MetalVinnie266 Beat 'Em Ups (Split playlists for MAME and Consoles)
The .xml files:
Beat Em Ups (Arcade): 133 Games for MAME
Beat Em Ups (NES): 28 Games (17 NES + 2 Famicom)
Beat Em Ups (SNES): 60 Games (37 SNES + 18 Super Famicom)
Beat Em Ups (Genesis): 45 Games (40 Genesis/Megadrive + 5 Sega CD)
Beat Em Ups (Turbo Grafx): 22 Games
Download the .xml files and place them in your LaunchBox\Data\Playlists directory.
Issues with Metadata and Launchbox IDs:
'Avengers' (Arcade) is a vertical scrolling beat 'em up made by Capcom with no Launchbox ID. Launchbox will default the Metadata and Media to 'Avengers In Galactic Storm'. That is the wrong game. The Mame rom filename is 'Avengers'. Do not attach any Metadata, title it exactly as 'Avengers' in the Edit Game window in Launchbox, and Emumovies should give you the proper media (although you may have to surf around to get a clear logo).
There's an arcade prototype game called 'Judge Dredd' made by Midway. It is a beat 'em up and has no launchbox ID. This is confusing because there is a light gun game called 'Judge Dredd' made by Acclaim. The Mame rom file is 'jdreddp'. Title it as 'jdreddp' in Launchbox, and Emumovies will give you the media for it. Hit ok and edit it again if you want to change the title without losing the media. Just don't title it as 'Judge Dredd' or it will get mixed up with the other game. I named it 'Judge Dredd Prototype'.
For the SNES list I added the Rushing Beat Series: 'Rushing Beat', 'Rushing Beat Ran: Fukusei Toshi', and 'Rushing Beat Shura'. These are the Japanese but superior versions of Rival Turf, Brawl Brothers and The Peace Keepers, respectively. No metadata for the Japanese versions and I'm still looking for some of the media.
'UFO Kamen Yakisoban' for the Super Famicom also has no launchbox ID, but there is media for it on Emumovies as long as it is titled exactly like I have it here.
It took about a week and a lot of research to put these lists together and I tried very hard to get every Beat 'Em Up for each platform. But, I was pretty strict about what made it on the lists. There aren't any one-on-one 'Fighters' in these lists, that's a whole other category. I also kept away from 'Hack n Slash' games which can be categorized as Action/Platformers.
Please let me know if there are any games that should be on these lists. I'm sure I missed a few.
By alaharon123The definitive top NES games. Included is four files so you can use whichever works for you: Top 4, 10, 16, and 29. If you want best 65, there's another file on the forum by Jason Carr. I'd recommend the top 4 or top 10
All the top games lists seem opinionated so I decided to make a list that would just be the games most people agree belong on such a list without anyone's personal idiosyncrasies (If this was my personal list you'd see Solar Jetman, but that's a niche game).
In case anyone cares, this was my process. First I looked through 14 Top nes lists, and made a list of games that were in most of them. I then gave them point values based on how many lists they were in and how high in those lists, and deleted those with low scores. Next, I compared each of the games to each other (looking at each list that two games are in and seeing which is higher than the other the majority of the time). I then ordered them based on that and deleted the bottom ones (sorry Duck Hunt, you're always at the bottom of the list). At this point, I had 29 games and decided to go with that number rather than delete four games just for the sake of having a round number (though I'm not sure that the bottom three games belong, they sort of teetered on the edge of being included or dropped). I split them into groups based on where there was a decent drop from one game to the next, though this was much more apparent in tier 1->2->3 than 3->4.
Here's the list if you want to see it before downloading the xml:
1 Super Mario Bros. 3
2 The Legend of Zelda
3 Mega Man 2
5 Super Mario Bros.
6 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
7 Bionic Commando
9 (Mike Tyson's) Punch-Out!!
10 Final Fantasy
11 Super Mario Bros. 2
12 Kirby's Adventure
13 Tetris (preferably tengen)
14 River City Ransom
16 Ninja Gaiden
17 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
19 Mega Man 3
20 Bubble Bobble
21 Blaster Master
22 Tecmo Super Bowl
23 Dragon Warrior III
26 Kid Icarus
27 Metal Gear
28 R.C. Pro-Am
29 Dragon Warrior
Although you'd think that this method would miss out on games in a series thanks to different lists having different entries, I found that this was not the case. Even pooling games from a series that no single entry made it did not make any series make it. At best you got something like Duck Hunt, a game at the bottom of every list.
That being said, I did pool the nintendo version of tetris with the tengen version. Most lists had only one, but no list specified nintendo over tengen and some did vice versa, so I counted nintendo tetris as tengen tetris (except for one list that had both)
Personal note, do not play the gba version of Super Mario Bros 3. Play either the NES or SNES version. The GBA version might have some extra features, but restarting from the level rather than the world ruins the game
Also, although it's on the list, don't play the nes version of Metal Gear. Play either the msx2 version or the slightly updated port included in the ps2 Metal Gear Solid 3 Subsistence disk 2 and the xbox 360, ps3, and psvita Metal Gear Solid 3 HD edition
That's all, enjoy!
By MetalVinnie317 Run N Gun style games (Split playlists for Arcade and consoles)
The xml files:
Run N Gun (Arcade): 121 Games*
Run N Gun (Genesis): 54 Games
Run N Gun (NES): 66 Games
Run N Gun (SNES) 53 Games
Run N Gun (Turbo Grafx) 23 Games
*2 Games in the Arcade list, 'Dolphin Blue' and 'Metal Slug 6', require a Sammy Atomiswave emulator. Try Demul.
Download the .xml files and place them in your LaunchBox\Data\Playlists directory.
Some thoughts about these lists:
The Run N Gun category can have a few grey areas and can have a few matters of opinion. Some lists I have seen are strictly 'Guns' only. But I added a few that have other kinds of projectiles. Some of the games on here are more 'Platformer' than they are 'Run N Gun'. I was a bit skeptical about adding 'Mega Man' in these lists, and I'm not sure if they are proper Run N Gun games. But he runs and he shoots, so I think that qualifies. Also, a few games on here are hybrid games that are also on the SHMUPS lists. Check out 'Rendering Ranger R2' for SNES/Super Famicom and 'Crossfire' for Genesis, for example.
By alaharon123The definitive top ColecoVision games. Included is three files so you can use whichever works for you: Top 3, 5, and 7. I'd recommend the top 5.
I made this list the same way that I made the Top Nes list, but I'm not sure that this was the best method. There weren't as many or as big lists online for the ColecoVision as the Nes so it's mostly based on how many lists each game is in rather than how a game compares to another when they're on the same list. This is also why there are less games on this list, there's only a consensus on five or so games that they deserve being in a top games list (as opposed to the 40 or so games on the NES that I was able to be stricter and cut it down)
There wasn't really enough data to rank the games just put them into tiers so here are the tiers:
Tier 1: Donkey Kong Junior, Pepper II, Venture
Tier 2: Zaxxon, BurgerTime
Tier 3: Jumpman Junior, Donkey Kong
By alaharon123The definitive Top Atari 2600 Games. Included are top 2 and top 11 games. Made in the same way as my other lists.
1. Space Invaders
4. Missile Command
8. River Raid
9. Video Olympics (Pong)
10. Yars' Revenge
By jchasaHello everyone, I have been trying to get these lists completed for a while now. I had originally posted here in the collection section before the Playlist function was available. But didn't have everything completed as far as accurate metadata and the games all being in the Games Database. I have made 3 playlists for Metal Slug as some may not want more than the basic game list for what is out there.
The first playlist is called:
Metal Slug Basic
The second is called:
Metal Slug Complete
The third is called:
Metal Slug Complete +
I also have been trying to in my spare time (which I don't have a lot of) come up with a worthy playlist image and playlist theme for Metal Slug. If someone else wanted to, that would be OK and great.
The Metal Slug Complete + is a work in progress at the moment and will have updates, especially when I am able to add games to the Games DB that currently do not have a approved platform.
By LordmonkusThis my personal Best of 2600 list.
Some of these games are part of my list because I grew up playing them, others are just there because they are classics but the vast majority are there because they are actually still fun to play today. I tried not to put many arcade ports on here but there is a couple if they were actually really good ports. There are a couple of improvement hacked roms which are homebrews and not hacks that you would need to get and they are freely available over on http://atariage.com/index.php they are not copyright protected so there is no worry about that.
Space Rocks thread and download http://atariage.com/forums/topic/197315-space-rocks-2600
Pac-Man (8K) post and download http://atariage.com/forums/topic/229152-new-pacman-for-atari-2600/page-37#entry3298369
Here is the list of games in the playlist file and a short blurb about it:
Adventure - Not really a favourite of mine but it is a classic 2600 game.
Atlantis - Sort a Missile Command clone but different enough and unique.
Barnstorming - Fly through barns, what other games offer this ?
Beamrider - Another game that isn't really a favourite of mine but many people like it so it's here.
Berzerk - Arcade port but really well done.
Boxing (Activision) - This game is a great 2 player vs game, really fun button mashing action.
Chopper Command - Horizontal shooter Defender clone but by Activision so you know it's good.
Communist Mutants From Space - That name alone makes it great but it is a very good Space Invaders clone.
Cosmic Ark - Shoot asteroids and abduct people, how can you go wrong ?
Dark Chambers - Closest thing to Gauntlet on the 2600.
Demon Attack - Probably the best Space Invaders clone similar to Phoenix but it's an Imagic game and looks great.
Dolphin - It's like Ecco the Dolphin only it's on the 2600.
Dragonfire - Steal treasure from a dragon, nothing else needs to be said.
DragonStomper - Insane RPG game for its time, try it out.
Enduro - Awesome racing game, Outrun before Outrun.
Frostbite - Mix of Q-Bert meets Frogger but with a unique twist, fun game.
H.E.R.O - It's freaking H.E.R.O. arguably the best game on the system.
Keystone Kapers - Fun game I played for many hours as a kid.
Laser Blast - Fun Space Invaders in reverse, you play the invader destroying the base.
Official Frogger - This was made by Starpath for the Super Charger addon. It looks great, you have to see it in comparison to the Parker Bros version.
Pac-Man (8K homebrew) - This one you need to get from Atariage forums. This is how Pac-Man should have been on the system.
Pengo - Fun puzzle game.
Phoenix - Space Invaders clone but I played it a lot as a kid so it's on here.
Pitfall and Pitfall II - 'Nuff said.
River Raid - Also 'nuff said, play it if you never played it.
Sea Quest - Fun underwater horizontal shooter.
Solaris - Late release for the system, looks great and is a lot of fun.
Space Rocks - This is another Atariage homebrew and is the best version of Asteroids on the 2600. The original Asteroids is left off because of this version.
Spider Fighter - Another Activision games and great fast paced shooter.
Stampede - Rope cows, how many games has this ? A lot of fun and played it a lot as a kid.
Starmaster - First person space combat and another Activision game.
Survival Island - Another Starpath Super Charger addon game, swim to the island without getting eaten.
Tutankham - Raid tombs and steal treasure.
Yars Revenge - System exclusive and a classic.
By FablogAll Killer, No Filler MAME Gamelists Directory created by the user Badmouth from BYOAC.
Include a global list and:
RUN 'N GUN
BEAT 'EM UP/HACK 'N SLASH
By FablogTop 100 for each following consoles from Retro-Sanctuary:
Few games are missing because I don't have them.
By CharcoHi guys,
I created a playlist of 2D arcade fighting games and thought I'd share it. This is not an exhaustive list. There are 133 games from MAME, Atomiswave, and Naomi. You will need the MAME and Demul emulators installed.
All the Neo Geo and Capcom ones are included. I was hoping the community could collaborate on this one as there are plenty games missing I'm sure, but at least this initial list will get the ball rolling on a bigger list of games.
By CharcoA Super Nintendo/Super Famicom playlist containing 73 fighting games.
By CharcoA SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis playlist containing 41 fighting games.
By CharcoHere's a playlist of the 21 games on the SNES Classic Edition.
By CharcoA playlist of 3D arcade fighting games containing 44 games from MAME, Model 2, Model 3, and Naomi.
You will need the MAME, Sega Model 2, Supermodel, and Demul emulators to run these games.
Note: If you get an error message from LB simply right click and uncheck the read only box in the file properties.
By natemac00MAME Arcade Games that use a Lightgun.
If I missed any, let me know and I'll update the file.
Alien3: The Gun Area 51 Area 51 / Maximum Force Duo Area 51 / Maximum Force Duo v2.0 Area 51: Site 4 Bang! Battle Shark Beast Busters Beast Busters 2nd Nightmare Big Buck Hunter Call of the Wild Bounty Hunter Bronx CarnEvil Cheyenne Chiller Clay Pigeon Confidential Mission Crisis Zone Crypt Killer Cycle Shooting Desert Gun Dracula Duck Hunt Egg Venture Egg Venture Deluxe Enforce Evil Night Fast Draw Showdown v1.30 Fast Draw Showdown v1.31 Gallag Video Game / Petalouda Ghost Squad Golgo 13 Golgo 13 Kiseki no Dandou Gunblade NY Hogan's Alley House of the Dead 4 House of the Dead EX Invasion - The Abductors Johnny Nero Action Hero Jurassic Park Jurassic Park 3 Laser Ghost Lethal Enforcers Lethal Enforcers II Gun Fighters Lethal Enforcers II: The Western Let's Go Jungle Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold v1.00 Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold v2.04 Mad Dog McCree v2.02 board rev.B Mad Dog McCree v2.03 board rev.B Maximum Force v1.02 Maximum Force v1.05 Ninja Assault Operation Thunder Hurricane Operation Thunderbolt Operation Wolf Operation Wolf 3 Pirates Point Blank Point Blank 2 Point Blank 3 Police 911 Police 911 2 Police Trainer Qwak Rambo Rambo III Revolution X Sharpshooter Shooting Gallery Silent Scope Silent Scope 2 Silent Scope EX Space Gun Space Pirates v1.4 Space Pirates v2.2 Star Trek: Voyager Subroc-3D Terminator 2: Judgment Day The House Of The Dead 2 The House of the Dead III The Last Bounty Hunter v0.06 The Last Bounty Hunter v1.01 The Lost World: Jurassic Park The Maze Of The Kings The Ocean Hunter Time Crisis Time Crisis 3 Time Crisis 4 Time Crisis II Tokyo Wars Total Vice Triple Hunt Vampire Night Virtua Cop 2 Virtua Cop 3 Vs. Duck Hunt Vs. Hogan's Alley Who Shot Johnny Rock? v1.5 Who Shot Johnny Rock? v1.6 Wild Gunman World Combat Zero Point Zero point 2 Zombie Raid
By natemac00MAME Arcade Games that play 4 Simultaneous.
This is an Auto-Populate playlist, it will look for any games under "Play Mode" labeled "4-Player Simultaneous".