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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2017, 10:14:06 PM »
I wish I could get into my parents attic to find my old SNES games.  I have a few here, but I know that my parents had stashed a handful somewhere as well.  I am sure the battery life of the save files is no longer holding up though...

Is there any remedy for installing a new battery?  I would really like to play through Super Mario World with the capability of saving...

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2017, 11:50:44 AM »
I have no idea where my NES or SNES are, to be honest. I should find them in the next few days though.

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2017, 08:47:23 PM »
I'm still having a Super Famicom fever. Capcom Muscle Bomber!!!
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »
new batteries are easy if you can solder.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2017, 09:49:19 PM »
I've resorted to emulation. My original NES is dead and I do have the top loading NES that still works but it's just so much more convenient and better looking on a PC. Just played some Blaster Master for a bit.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2017, 10:10:57 AM »
I got Blaster Master in the eshop a while back and I really don't remember it being that hard. I find myself saying this about a lot of NES games but honestly, I might have been 8 years old when that game first came out and I could beat it, now getting past the first part was difficult, and even that first boss fight when you're not in your vehicle was hard.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2017, 02:35:23 PM »
Does eye to hand coordination deteriorate with age? There are some of those NES games that I know I did not have as much trouble with as I do now, Contra anyone? I have trouble getting off the first level.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2017, 10:52:22 PM »
I think the earlier video games were purposefully harder because they were relatively short being constrained by the rom chips of the day. Outside of Super Mario Bros a lot of games I remember playing only had a few stages. If those stages weren't nails hard I'd imagine games being completed in a matter of minutes. Who's going to spend all that money on something they'll beat in a day?

Now the games are a bit easier, I'd imagine in part because of  the length the game would take otherwise. If people are logging 40 - 80 hours in a Skyrim type of game imagine time spent if the difficulty was turned up to 11. I'm sure there's a sweet spot between difficulty and average time required to finish a game to maintain interest.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2017, 06:56:00 PM »
And there is something about a well balanced game that is hard enough to make it challenging. You feel that it is your fault that you failed, not the game. That teases you enough that you keep coming back for more. I think a lot of those old games had that quality.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #59 on: May 27, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
Dark Souls is like a modern type game with plenty of fails and constant deaths!  I had it for a short time on PS3, but realized that I was too much of a sore loser to keep playing it.

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2017, 07:21:45 AM »
I had my NES games out yesterday. I know nothing about game programming. (Did a little basic in my Commodore 64 years, but nothing to talk about) I was playing NES shooters. I have trouble understanding why some games can be so diverse in its playabliity. Gradius seems to play too fast for me. Parodius just boggs down and is so sluggish at points. Then there is Summer Carnival - Recca, plays great and is very enjoyable. And so is Crisis Force, plays great, no problem. I know having a lot of sprites on the screen can bogg the game down, but Gradius and Parodius are basically the same  game. I know I am playing on a clone NES. Maybe that’s it. I need an actual NES. Not sure that's it, bad programming?

And I forgot about Gun Nac which has loads of sprites on screen and is a complete dream to play. (Playing it now during this added posting)
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2017, 11:11:14 PM »
Parodius must be famicon or I must have missed it! I maybe seem to remember it in the arcade but even googling it didn't bring back much.

the Nintendo didn't have much and by the late 80's they were pushing the hardware to its max. The legend of Zelda was the first time I noticed it on a Nintendo. if there were more than a few enemies on the screen links sword swinging / shooting got sluggish.

I bet some small tweaks to music and / or graphics put it over the edge. Konami had a lot going on back then, I'll bet a parody project didn't get quite the QA or polish some of their bigger titles did.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2017, 06:38:25 PM »
Yes it is Famicom. My Generation Nex can play both NES and Famicom games. It has two cart slots. The Gameboy version is Japan only, but it can be played on the US Gameboy too.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2017, 07:53:26 PM »
I have heard rumors that the SNES will get a retro version, much like the NES did this last holiday season.  I am somewhat excited, but also wary due to Nintendo's tradition of limiting hardware releases to artificially increase demand...

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2017, 11:42:45 PM »
I'd imagine less of a shortage, but still a shortage.

I think the NES was Nintendo chumming the waters to see if something like this would hit with the masses. I'm sure they knew it would be something but didn't account for nearly the amount of scalping that went on.

I wish they'd limit preorders to one or two per person, ip address, etc. but not announce any of it so when preorders do start the scalpers won't have time to change around their robots
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2017, 07:23:24 AM »
They will probably have a limited run like they did for the NES version. Preorders might be the only way to guarantee getting one. Or knowing someone personally who works at a place that will receive a batch, maybe ten units. I am thinking that is what happened locally where I live. I heard that there was NES units at several locations and people were there to get them as they unpacked them. They knew the time and place. ("Yeah we will have a shipment in a couple of weeks," response shows that I am not a "favored one."  ::))

I like the idea with Nintendo doing things like this, but I wish it was something a little more long term rather than limited runs. Yeah I believe that was the plan from the beginning, limited run. It totally creates inflated prices and panic among collectors. Gamers are left out of the loop. There have been plenty of "plug & play" items over the years that have been very successful and sold well.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
I have had no trouble finding the retro Genesis console, but my girlfriend already neglects the Sonic Mega Collection that I bought her for the PS2.  The NES would have been great just for the few games for which I do not have a hard copy.  Also, the reliability of a solid state design without the corroded contacts from old cartridges would have been a nice change.

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2017, 06:10:48 PM »
Sega gave Nintendo a run for its money early in the 16 bit market. They went after a slightly more mature audience with some of their games having a bit more violence and their focus on sports titles.

Sonic hasn't aged as gracefully as Mario and 99.9% of sports titles are throw away after a year or so, making a sega legacy system less desirable. It'd also be worth mentioning most millennial gamers haven't had a lot of sega exposure. The dreamcast was defunct by the time all but the oldest of millennials started playing video games.

Id imagine there's little demand for a sega legacy as compared to anything Nintendo would throw out.

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2017, 06:08:06 PM »
And that is really sad. Because the Dreamcast was THE swansong for Sega as they fizzled out into just a software company. It was really the pinnacle of everything Sega. A fantastic system that died an early death. I have both the Saturn and the Dreamcast. Even though the Saturn has its games, the Dreamcast is the one that gives me the warm fuzzies.

And I agree that there is just something about the Nintendo games  that never dies. I am so into the NES and SNES right now. Have been all year, since December. It is like I can't get enough.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2017, 06:38:42 AM »
the dreamcast was the system that could have been. Compared to other retro systems the library is limited and the gd-rom has 1/4 the storage space of a single layer dvd.

I love the little vmu, the controller, and the looks of the system itself. The games didn't seem as pixelated as ps2's early stuff and from a tinkerer's stand-point it was much easier to disassemble and reassemble.

I think with a dvd drive and some better marketing Sega could have won the day.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2017, 09:05:30 PM »
The Dreamcast ran so smoothly playing Quake III: Arena back then!

Between the hacking community, the ease of using pirated games, and Sega having too small of a gap (the Genesis, X16, Sega CD, Saturn, then Dreamcast) between hardware releases, what really killed the Dreamcast is that it was released too soon.

The PS2 was really strong competition.  Microsoft entering the market with the Xbox had Sega nervous too.  Unfortunately, it led to the system just being rushed into the market too soon to languish.

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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2017, 09:40:55 PM »
Been playing some of my NES games the last few days. Millipede has become addicting to me.  ::D I get to playing and I have trouble stopping. Just one more time.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2017, 09:12:53 PM »
Millipede isn't millipede without that roller ball. I actually traded Zelda for Millipede (or it could have been centipede) when I was young. Worst trade ever
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #73 on: June 29, 2017, 10:32:00 PM »
Centipede was the one at the arcades. NES had Millipede which was supposed to be the second game. And your right about the roller ball. Still fun though. Gameboy had Centipede, interestingly.
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Re: Who has dusted off the NES, SNES lately?
« Reply #74 on: June 29, 2017, 10:42:32 PM »