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25 Sep 2014, 3:20 pm

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I don't know, I still love almost every game that I loved as a kid. Some of them make me say "How the heck was I ever any good at this game?? It's too hard!" though...maybe I am getting old :(

I didn't mean to say I'd not like to play the games I played as a kid(sorry, I'm having difficulty with expressing myself lately from feeling overwhelmed, which is why my posts have become so verbose lately and edited many times over.)... it's just, some of the games I loved as a kid on NES now have turned out to be uncommon and run around $50+ in fairly good condition(In some cases, far too costly to justify), and when I've looked into reviews of them, found out that they don't offer much challenge or length. So, $50 or so for a game I can likely beat in an hour or two now and have very little reason to replay aside from maybe once in a great while, is quite a lot for me when there are quite a few other games that are equally nostalgic or nearly so to choose from that give more re-playability, challenge, and game length, and are in many cases a fair bit less costly. If I had the money available, I'd certainly love to retouch on even those short nostalgic games, but I played so many as my games played as a kid were mostly as movie rental store rentals that making a list of everything I've liked, and consequentially would like, becomes too overwhelming for me :|

For me, I've actually been rather happy with the challenge of the old games. They are very good tests for my patience. If I can get through an hour of something like Donkey Kong Country's ice/blizzard levels on SNES relaxed without having been angered once, I find myself quite pleased :lol:



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25 Sep 2014, 4:48 pm

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One of the things I love about retro gaming is playing and enjoying the games I didn't get when I was a kid. A game like Pilotwings would have been completely lost on me at the age of ten, but now I think it's one of the best games on the SNES.

And, if you buy loose games, they don't take up much space. All my SNES games fit just fine in a plastic bag from the supermarket and, unless money is no object, you need to be very selective with the games you buy in today's market anyway so you won't end up with a room full of SNES games unless you're mega rich.

Yeah, I was too young to have played games like Zelda 1 and 2 as they were released right around when I was born. I've only played them both recently, and enjoyed them both quite a bit... So far, they are my favorite zelda games now that I'm revisiting the rest of the games in the series that I had played, and I'm certain I'd have had no idea of what to do with them if I had played them as a child. I'm also wanting to play the Ninja Gaiden NES games, as I've only experienced the more modern action game series of the same name on PS3. I've heard the old ones are nearly impossible, but I don't mind if I cannot beat them.

As far as collecting, my reservations are not so much about the space the games take on my game shelf, as much as obsession levels that take up real-estate in my head for acquiring such uncommon and sought after things when left untamed.



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26 Sep 2014, 2:42 am

I still call them Nintendo and Super Nintendo, but regardless, both are amazing systems. The NES was my first console when I was a kid and I bought a new one for my mom and brother a while back. I don't have an SNES anymore, but I should get one sometime. I still haven't beaten Donkey Kong Country 2. :)

My tastes from that period go more in the direction of the Sega Genesis; I own more games for that system than I do for NES and SNES combined. But Nintendo is still great, in any era.


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26 Sep 2014, 11:47 pm

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So, $50 or so for a game I can likely beat in an hour or two now and have very little reason to replay aside from maybe once in a great while, is quite a lot for me when there are quite a few other games that are equally nostalgic or nearly so to choose from that give more re-playability, challenge, and game length, and are in many cases a fair bit less costly.


That's what *cough cough* flash carts are for ;) Although a very small percentage of games (most using MMC5) aren't at 100% compatibility yet.

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I still call them Nintendo and Super Nintendo...


Well, the thread is literally about the original Japanese versions of those two consoles, so... ;)


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27 Sep 2014, 1:34 pm

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Lace-Bane wrote:
So, $50 or so for a game I can likely beat in an hour or two now and have very little reason to replay aside from maybe once in a great while, is quite a lot for me when there are quite a few other games that are equally nostalgic or nearly so to choose from that give more re-playability, challenge, and game length, and are in many cases a fair bit less costly.


That's what *cough cough* flash carts are for ;) Although a very small percentage of games (most using MMC5) aren't at 100% compatibility yet.

Wow, thank you for the hint, I did not know something so neat like that existed... or that that's what an Everdrive is :|

I'll probably have to look into one some day. They're not too expensive for what is given, but I have a macbook pro as my only computer. It would be quite expensive if I couldn't format the card and actually use it. What loose information I've been able to find on it suggests that Windows is advised for setting the card up. That's quite awesome that it can do most NES games and also Famicom games though.

As a side note to my first post in this thread, I think I've actually only played Super Famicom. I thought I had played Famicom as well, but after recently figuring out the name of one of the games I thought was on Famicom, it turned out to be a Super Famicom game.



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27 Sep 2014, 3:38 pm

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I'll probably have to look into one some day. They're not too expensive for what is given, but I have a macbook pro as my only computer. It would be quite expensive if I couldn't format the card and actually use it. What loose information I've been able to find on it suggests that Windows is advised for setting the card up. That's quite awesome that it can do most NES games and also Famicom games though.


I've gotten a lot of use out of mine. I don't know much about Macs, but it takes a standard size SD card. I have mine formatted in FAT16, but FAT32 is probably also supported. There's a ZIP file at the official website that has the firmware, you just extract it into the root directory, and put the .NES ROM files wherever you want (I have mine sorted by folders).


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28 Sep 2014, 2:18 pm

own both versions of the famicom (RF and AV) the Disk System and a super famicom, have quite a few games for them too


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