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While I wasn't born during the NES era, I do own one and have had it since I was about 5. MasterM said that there should be a thread for NES, and I totally agreed so I decided to start one

I would like to talk about my favorite NES game: Blades of Steel! The graphics were pretty good for the NES and the controls were epic. It's one of the very few sports game I actually enjoy (on all consoles). Probably the best part was the boxing >

A close second is Contra, but I can't say much about that game that hasn't been said a hundred times... I could talk about dozens of great games, but I would like to hear about everyone else's favorites, least favorites, firsts, rares, wierdests... Anything NES-related goes!

 
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There were a ton of games on the NES that I loved/hated. One of which was Friday the 13th, awesome idea, horrible execution. The game would've been 100x better without all the zombies & birds, a less pointless map system, the damn kids, and a better weapons system. Also, it would've been cool if they had made fighting Jason outside possible. The game is difficult enough on the first day, but it gets impossible by the second. There was another Friday the 13th for the C64, and the same love/hate relationship is there too, but we'll save that for the C64 appreciation thread.

Some of the better games I enjoyed were Faxanadu (a fantastic adventure game),
Sweet Home (One of those obscure Japanese horror games),
Dr. Chaos(Legit gave me nightmares as a kid, has tons of those heartpounding "hurry up or I'll be spotted" moments),
GI Joe - The Atlantis Factor(Actually quite impressive despite being GI Joe), and
Clash at Demonhead (another fantastic Adventure game)

 
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I was in hospital for a long time when I was 10 - and spent much of that time playing "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Zelda 2", "Chip 'n' Dale", "Battletoads", etc.
Sadly, I don't think I ever made it past about the third level in any of them (a combination of never having played games before, and playing one-handed because the other was totally bandaged up with an IV drip).

Unlike the SNES, I don't think many NES games have stood the test of time - either graphically, or in terms of gameplay.
"Nintendo Ice Hockey" is great (much better than BoS ), and "Bump 'n' Jump" is fun for a few minutes.
Admittedly I haven't tried any of those on HG's list.

 
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True, there are quite a few games that haven't stood the test of time, but there are tons that, in my opinion, have. I can still go back and play the Mario trilogy, Zelda 1 and 2, Battletoads, Kirby, and Mega man 1, 2 & 3,just to name a few. While I don't have a SNES (yet) to compare the games to, I still think the NES is a great console with tons of games that are still fun compared to games like Call of Duty, Halo, Mario Galaxy, Kill Zone, and Smash Bros (though these are all great games).

 
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23rd December, 2010 at 17:48:55 -

Although I was weaned on the Atari 2600 and 5200, I really hit my stride with the NES. Although a couple have been mentioned before, these are some games I will always love for this system:

Uncharted Waters: historical fiction, trading, world exploration, treasure maps, buying and customizing your own ships, naval combat (that wasn't executed too terribly)...Nothing but kudos for this game from me. It's probably my favourite out of all the NES games, although I have yet to beat it.

Faxanadu: Solid fantasy action game featuring a unique sepia-tone art style, with an incredible soundtrack that's stuck in my head to this day.

Sweet Home: the creepiest monsters ever on the NES. Even beats out the end boss of Dragon Warrior 4, and makes Final Fantasy's monsters look like cuddly stuffed animals in comparison.

The Guardian Legend: incredible shooter; sort of the spiritual successor to Zanac, which was also pretty good.

Tecmo Cup Soccer: a role-playing football (er, soccer) game. One of a kind for the NES.

River City Ransom: super-cool beat-em-up that was still better than all the Double Dragons and Battletoads games out there. I think I remember being able to use Thor's Hammer or Excalibur, or something like that. Really awesome.

AD&D Pool of Radiance: because I'm an old-skool RPG nerd, too. And this was a superb conversion from the PC game.

Mirai Senshi Lios: Tactical strategy featuring customizable battlemech robots. In-depth and challenging, particularly in the final few levels. A slow burn, for certain, but I've found it rewarding.

Skull & Crossbones: play this with your best friend or little brother on snow days home from school...It's amazing, and quintessential NES.

Image Fight and Life Force: both earn honorable mention for being slick shmups with lots of customization.

Dude, I could talk about NES games for ages; there's more to list above, but I'd rather not bore you. Countless hours of memories and wasted time.

 
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Originally Posted by s-m-r
Uncharted Waters: historical fiction, trading, world exploration, treasure maps, buying and customizing your own ships, naval combat (that wasn't executed too terribly)...Nothing but kudos for this game from me. It's probably my favourite out of all the NES games, although I have yet to beat it.



Sounds kind of like Tradewinds. Have you ever played that? If it's similar, I may have to look for this...

 

  		
  		

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Originally Posted by monkeytherat
While I wasn't born during the NES era, I do own one and have had it since I was about 5. MasterM said that there should be a thread for NES, and I totally agreed so I decided to start one



haha epic!

I can tell you a lot about NES but I will try to keep things small (at first).

Currently I am playing Solomon's Key 2 for the NES.
Solomon's Key was a great success and also got ported to Game Boy. It is a popular game. Now here is the problem: In the USA they decided to call it "Fire n Ice" for some reason.

This makes me really angry. Solomon's Key is a popular game and this is PART 2 so people who already knew part 1 would have been interested in it. With giving it the lame name "Fire n Ice" people wouldn't aware it's a sequel and Americans kinda ignored the game. What's worse is the SHIT YANK BOX ART- if they had just called it Solomon's Key 2 like everybody else it would have been so much better.

compare:

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what americans did with it:

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stuff like this pisses me off like hell

 
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I hate when the american versions are wierd... It happens way too much (super mario bros, final fantasy...) There is an iPhone app called Solomon's keep, you play as a wizard and have to fight through dungeons and get new spells and stuff... was there a game in that series called solomon's keep? or is it just completely unrelated... About NES though, This morning I found the Duck Hunt/ Super Mario Bros. combo pack, which I hadn't played in years. Still hate that dog...

 
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Fire n Ice is rare too ahaha

 
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Originally Posted by monkeytherat
While I wasn't born during the NES era, I do own one and have had it since I was about 5. MasterM said that there should be a thread for NES, and I totally agreed so I decided to start one

I would like to talk about my favorite NES game: Blades of Steel! The graphics were pretty good for the NES and the controls were epic. It's one of the very few sports game I actually enjoy (on all consoles). Probably the best part was the boxing >



i have to admit i can not really say much about sport's games. they have never been my cup of tea. there are all those people who love the FIFA games.

I claim the best Soccer game ever made is nintendo world cup.

It's a lot of fun and it got the River City Ransom (I LOVE THIS!) sprites. Basically it is pretty much like River City Ransom with a football.

Our local H&M at NES with Mario World and Nintendo World Cup so as a kid I would always challange strangers/other kids whose parents parked them there for a round of Nintendo World Cup.

I have to admit I have once tried Blades of Steel but I do not remember it anymore so I am really gonna give it another try now.

Talking about multiplayer games. I am always happy to play NES online co-op/versus if anybody is up for it.


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edit: I just looked up "Solomon's keep". It seems to be completely unrelated to me. Probably the creatures are aware of Solomon's Key and just borrow the name/change it to pay homage to the original game but I doubt it. Solomon was just the king of Israel and the name could appear in many game titles.

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Some of the better games I enjoyed were Faxanadu (a fantastic adventure game),



oh shit! I hadn't heard of this one yet but shit looks amazing. Looked it up on google. Great this means a lot of stuff to play during christmas. I am a sucker for "hidden gems" so great people are sharing their favourite games.

I've also found some fan art on google:

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Originally Posted by MasterM

Talking about multiplayer games. I am always happy to play NES online co-op/versus if anybody is up for it.


ONLINE NES?!?!?!?


Edited by monkeytherat

 
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Originally Posted by monkeytherat

Originally Posted by MasterM

Talking about multiplayer games. I am always happy to play NES online co-op/versus if anybody is up for it.


ONLINE NES?!?!?!?



He means playing online using an emulator. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaillera

 
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Only football game I can play (well in fact I love it!) is Sensible Soccer.

NES wise I can only comment on what carts I own and my favourties are SMB3, SMB, Kirbys Adventure, and Megaman II. In fact I think SMB3 is possibly my favourite game of all time.

I have Zelda II somewhere but I never really got into it. I have no idea why Nintendo used to change products significantly (i.e. more than translation) for the US market. I love the EU/Japanese SNES look and the pads for instance

 
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Originally Posted by PhizzyPhan69
Master System was better
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Originally Posted by monkeytherat

Originally Posted by MasterM

Talking about multiplayer games. I am always happy to play NES online co-op/versus if anybody is up for it.


ONLINE NES?!?!?!?



He means playing online using an emulator. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaillera

yeh i mean Kaillera.

also name some good master system games. i cant really think of any that don't suck but I am fine if this turns into a NES / master system thread. feel free to bring up alex kidd.

 
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I was just trolling, hence the trollface.

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heh MasterM, I remember you said you couldn't think of any good Megadrive games besides Sonic the hedgehog. Now you don't know of any decent Master system games either?

Decent Master system games?

Asterix
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Phantasy star
Alex kidd in Shinobi world
Bubble bobble
Sonic 1,2 and Chaos
Dr. Robotnik's mean bean machine
Sonic spinball
Double dragon (with two player co-op )
Mickey mouse in castle of illusion (and it's sequels)
Fantasy zone 1 and 2
A really good conversion of Gauntlet
James pond 2


there are also various ports of Games on the megadrive like Ecco the dolphin, Streets of rage, Cool spot, Global gladiators, road rash.

 
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I had Desert Strike on the Master System - it played quite well considering its an 8 bit machine. There is a really good RPG for it as well but its name has slipped my mind.

There is bad titles on both platforms. Ever played Ghostbusters on the NES for instance? That game is concentrated excrement. Luckily in the PAL region we had "New Ghostbusters 2" which was great

 
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Gameboy is best

 
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Originally Posted by Sketchy
Gameboy is best



Pshht! I fart in your general direction!

 
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Originally Posted by monkeytherat

Originally Posted by Sketchy
Gameboy is best



Pshht! I fart in your general direction!



oh sorry but I am a Game Boy Fanboy here and I think the Game Boy is indeed VERY EPIC! a lot of great titles. also since i was never allowed to own a console as a child the only thing I had was a Game Boy and I've got a massive collection on games.

So I guess this is turning into a big ass "I love old consoles and handhelds" threats.
let's all walk down memory lane


atari lynx lol

@andy: i agree. Mickey mouse in castle of illusion is VERY good. i prefer the mega drive version though.

Asterix is fun. i think this version exists on mega drive only. ive played it a lot.

Phantasy star - did they port that one to mega drive or is Phantasy star on master system a different one than mega drive one?

Alex kidd in Shinobi world - yeh its okay but i cant understand the "hype" about it. sega fan boys say its the super mario of sega. if alex kidd is the super mario of sega well im sorry for sega fan boys.

Bubble bobble - nah the NES version is better.

Dr. Robotnik's mean bean machine - i guess it'S okay and fun yet I prefer Dr. Mario. Dr. Mario is basically the same just with better music. The music of Dr Mario hunts me in my dreams.
OH I guess I am mistaken there and Dr Mario plays differently than Mean Bean Machine.

wikipedia: Before being branded as Puyo Pop internationally, the first game saw release outside Japan in 1993 as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Game Gear, and Master System (The SMS version was released in Europe and Brazil), and two years later as Kirby's Ghost Trap (European Super NES version) and Kirby's Avalanche (North American Super NES version).

i dont know I prefer Double dragon on NES

but thanks for pointing out those master system games. i mean overall i grew up playing master system and mega drive at friends. ive never played NES in real life only through emulations while SEGA was my childhood.

 
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Keep in mind the games don't have to be better than their Nes counterparts to qualify as good games.

 
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Alex Kidd is somewhat confusing since every SMS game is unrelated to eachother except for the main character.

Shinobi World was originally meant to be a game called Shinobi Kid, pretty much a cutesy version of the Sega arcade classic Shinobi. Then Sega decided to put Alex Kidd in it and make it his swansong.

High Tech World was originally a game called Anmitsu Hime, based on an anime with the same name. When translating the game Sega substituted the for western players unknown princess with Alex Kidd.

The Lost Stars was originally an arcade game, but later ported to the SMS.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World and Enchanted Castle (the latter for the megadrive) are the only two games that actually relate to eachother. They have similar gameplay, including Janken matches, and the plot of Enchanted Castle follows the ending of Miracle World, with Alex searching for his lost father.

 
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Originally Posted by MasterM
I claim the best Soccer game ever made is nintendo world cup.

It's a lot of fun and it got the River City Ransom (I LOVE THIS!) sprites. Basically it is pretty much like River City Ransom with a football.
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Don't forget Super Dodge Ball, which has the River City Ransom and NES World Cup Soccer guys in a dodge ball match.

 
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For the longest time I thought the name of that game was "world cup soccer", thus I was never able to find it and thought that game only existed in my imagination. Fantastic game. I remember as a kid always picking Argentina simply because they could jump over rocks.

 
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