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I've been playing some of the classics lately with my 7 year old. He loves them. He says he likes them better than the new games. I assume he enjoys the challenge and simplicity.

We've been playing Mario 1, 2 and 3.
We're going to try to beat some other series if we have the stamina.
Mega Man (1 - 6),
Ninja Gaiden 1 - 3,
Castlevania 1 - 3.
And I must conquer Cobra Triangle. I plugged away at that game forever as a child and never conquered it.

Some I can still enjoy, others feel like work. I'm impressed with the patience and persistence it took to beat some of these games. I can't imagine doing some of them now. I'm referring to the repetitive losing and starting all over at the beginning of the game.

What have you been playing?
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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
"Dibs" ala SNES!
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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
I honestly haven't been playing much lately, because of other, more current games. The most recent I played through were Earthworm Jim 1 & 2. One of my main hobbies is making MAME/arcade cabinets and custom joystick controllers and I have a big collection of older games since I like to make sure any game I put in a cabinet using a ROM is one that I own.

I am a big fan of all the Disney, Warner Bros, and Hanna-Barbera games and replay through them regularly. Stuff like...

Animaniacs
Aladdin
Bugs Bunny in Rabbit Rampage
Daffy Duck in Marvin Missions
Flintstones the Treasure of Sierra Madrock
Goof Troop
Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures
The Jungle Book
The Lion King
Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mania - The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse
Road Runners Death Valley Rally
Scooby Doo Mystery
Taz-mania

And so on and so forth. I'm also a fan of most everything Nintendo, most RPGs, and most challenging platformers along the lines of Ninja Gaiden and Prince of Persia.

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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
If you like Castlevania, you should probably give some of the Metroid games a go. The Genre is referred to as Metroidvania for a reason!
On the SNES, I think my most memorable experience is completing Chronotrigger, though that may stretch a 7 Y/O's reading skills. More congruently, I would strongly recommend Yoshi's Island.
 
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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
Also Super Mario 1, 2 and 3.

I like to keep Luigi low on lives and then have him collect lots of hammer brother suits on level 6. Then use a whistle and go back to world 5 and try to finish as many levels as possible with hammer brother suits.

I also like Megaman, particularly Megaman 2 and 4.
 
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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
The games I've been playing are Secret of Mana for the snes & Tetris 2 on the nes. Just finished playing Young Merlin on snes for about the 4th or 5th time since I bought it new I don't know how many decades ago.
 
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Re: Is anyone playing and enjoying some classic NES or SNES games lately? Which ones?
bill437 wrote:
Then use a whistle and go back to world 5 and try to finish as many levels as possible with hammer brother suits.


Nice! I'm not sure if I knew you could warp backwards.

sunshiny wrote:
The games I've been playing are Secret of Mana for the snes & Tetris 2 on the nes. Just finished playing Young Merlin on snes for about the 4th or 5th time since I bought it new I don't know how many decades ago.


I'll have to check out Young Merlin. I've never heard of it. And thanks for reminding me of Secret Mana. I used to play that one a lot. It's on my list. Speaking of which, I have too many lists and too many items on those lists.
 
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Been giving Super Metroid another go around. It's right up there with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in my top 5 all time favorites (Mega Man II holds the top spot). SM and C:SotN are two games that take very different approaches to the same idea. Super Metroid is one of the most tightly and perfectly designed games I've every played. Symphony of the Night throws everything at the screen and sees what sticks. Both masterpieces in their own way.


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If you like Castlevania, you should probably give some of the Metroid games a go. The Genre is referred to as Metroidvania for a reason!
On the SNES, I think my most memorable experience is completing Chronotrigger, though that may stretch a 7 Y/O's reading skills. More congruently, I would strongly recommend Yoshi's Island.


Metroidvania didn't really get coined until Symphony of the Night used Super Metroid as a template for a goth horror game. Of the NES games, only Castlevania II would (sort of) qualify as a Metroidvania game. I and III are regular platformers.
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Also replayed Final Fantasy VI a few months ago. Still the best in the series. Anybody who says VII is understandably incorrect. Anyone who says X gets an "oh, honey" from me.
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Also replayed Final Fantasy VI a few months ago. Still the best in the series. Anybody who says VII is understandably incorrect. Anyone who says X gets an "oh, honey" from me.


How long did it take you to play through FF6?

I'm looking forward to trying some of these.

Metroid was one of my faves from the NES. I don't know how Super Metroid escaped me. I must play that one.
 
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erak wrote:
Also replayed Final Fantasy VI a few months ago. Still the best in the series. Anybody who says VII is understandably incorrect. Anyone who says X gets an "oh, honey" from me.

VI is definitely my favorite of those I've played also, although I played it as III back in the day. I remember the first time playing through it and being kind of shocked when

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Kefka actually SUCCEEDS at his plan and pretty nearly destroys the world!
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dale12 wrote:
erak wrote:
Also replayed Final Fantasy VI a few months ago. Still the best in the series. Anybody who says VII is understandably incorrect. Anyone who says X gets an "oh, honey" from me.


How long did it take you to play through FF6?

I'm looking forward to trying some of these.

Metroid was one of my faves from the NES. I don't know how Super Metroid escaped me. I must play that one.


I think it was 30-40 hours. I did lots of dino forest grinding though.
 
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sigmazero13 wrote:
erak wrote:
Also replayed Final Fantasy VI a few months ago. Still the best in the series. Anybody who says VII is understandably incorrect. Anyone who says X gets an "oh, honey" from me.

VI is definitely my favorite of those I've played also, although I played it as III back in the day. I remember the first time playing through it and being kind of shocked when

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Kefka actually SUCCEEDS at his plan and pretty nearly destroys the world!


Yup. And it was Sidequest: the RPG from there on out. It's why I lament the casts of each subsequent game getting smaller and smaller.
 
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erak wrote:
Been giving Super Metroid another go around. It's right up there with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in my top 5 all time favorites (Mega Man II holds the top spot). SM and C:SotN are two games that take very different approaches to the same idea. Super Metroid is one of the most tightly and perfectly designed games I've every played. Symphony of the Night throws everything at the screen and sees what sticks. Both masterpieces in their own way.


I'm ashamed to admit that I'd never played SotN. So a few months ago I dug out Dracula X for the PSP to get to the SotN unlock to finally give that a try. That in itself took awhile. Got a little way into SotN but got sidetracked. Thanks for reminding me to pull the PSP back out of the drawer. (Dracula X/Rondo was pretty interesting too, but definitely old school Castlevania.)

Agreed that SM was a great game. For more of the same, check out the GBA Metroid games (Zero Mission and Fusion) as well as the GBA and DS Castlevania games (those are a little hit or miss).
 
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erak wrote:
Been giving Super Metroid another go around. It's right up there with Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in my top 5 all time favorites (Mega Man II holds the top spot). SM and C:SotN are two games that take very different approaches to the same idea. Super Metroid is one of the most tightly and perfectly designed games I've every played. Symphony of the Night throws everything at the screen and sees what sticks. Both masterpieces in their own way.


I'm ashamed to admit that I'd never played SotN. So a few months ago I dug out Dracula X for the PSP to get to the SotN unlock to finally give that a try. That in itself took awhile. Got a little way into SotN but got sidetracked. Thanks for reminding me to pull the PSP back out of the drawer. (Dracula X/Rondo was pretty interesting too, but definitely old school Castlevania.)

Agreed that SM was a great game. For more of the same, check out the GBA Metroid games (Zero Mission and Fusion) as well as the GBA and DS Castlevania games (those are a little hit or miss).


I found Fusion so so. There's no need for dialogue in a Metroid game.

Played all the GBA/DS Castlevanias. Portrait of Ruin is my favorite.
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