What old Nintendo games will you buy?

Discussion in 'Games' started by jdechko, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    A lot of us are taking trips down memory lane and some really good old games will see new life when Nintendo releases the Revolution and we can download old games.

    For me:

    the old metroid games
    duck hunt (will absolutely rock with the new controller)
    Kung Fu
    Crusin USA

    So what games are you planning on downloading when the service is available?
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Mario RPG
    The old Metroid games
    some old Megaman games
    the NES Zelda games
    Donkey Kong Country 3
    Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Mario Kart 64

    if the games are cheap, I'll buy Smash Bros again.
  3. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    Kid Icarus
    Contras (obviously)
    Kung Fu
    Double Dragon
    Mike Tyson's Punchout
    Duck Hunt
    Metal Gear
    ........and lots more I can't think of right now......probably every old NES, SNES, and N64 game I ever had.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    I won't be buying a Revolution, but I enjoy playing the old NES and SNES games via emulation. Those games are classics, and I'll never get tired of playing them! My favorites include:

    the Megamans
    the Castlevanias
    Smash TV
    Techmo Bowl
    Double Dragon 2, Super Double Dragon
    the Ninja Gaidens
    Metal Gear, MG2

    and many, many others... :cool:
  5. cartoonfox macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2005
    i never had a NES or SNES, so i'll have to experiment with those games, see which ones i find that i like, hopefully there will be a "demo" feature.

    as for N64:
    super mario 64
    zelda oot
    zelda mm
    blast corps
    jet fore gemmini
    star wars episode 1 racer
    sillicon valley (did anyone play this game? it was awesome, but no one seems to know of it...)
    animal crossing (would love to see what the first one was like!)
    paper mario
    donkey kong 64
    banjo-tooie (maybe, to see what it was like)
    snowboard kids (HELL YEAH!!!)
    perfect dark

    i doubt they'll all be available, but if they're there im buying!! : ]

  6. paddy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2005
    Never had a NES or SNES but as for N64 games id get

    -Zelda OoT
    -Conkers Bad Furday
    -Mario 64
    -Super Smash Bros (best multiplayer game ever in my opinion) &
    -Perfect Dark :p
  7. cartoonfox macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2005
    oh yeah, i'd also get conkers bad fur day, thanks : ]

    [edit] oh, and mario kart 64, how could i forget THAT?!?! *slaps selve*

    peace :7up:
  8. oo5yolo10 macrumors member


    Jan 2, 2006
    Double Dribble
    Super Tecmo Bowl III
    Kung Fu
    Duck Hunt
    Mario 3

    I could play those for hours and hours and hours............
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    That's too bad man, you missed out big time. I still have my NES and between NES and SNES, those were some of the best games ever made! Screw 3D graphics, yadda yadda, there's something timeless about some of those games. :cool:
  10. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    I absolutely agree - a month or so after I bought my GameCube, I went out and bought a second hand SNES and a load of games. I probably play both systems an equal amount of time now.
  11. jdechko thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Crap, as I was creating this thread, I was thinking about that game too. I loved how you could create your own tracks. I did that more than I actually played the game.

    I really hope they come out with a way to play World Class Track Meet and use the PowerPad... that was so much fun as a kid.
  12. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Mario Bros. 2 & 3
    All The Metroids games
    Zelda Games
    Super Punch out

  13. CompUser Guest

    Mario Kart was by far the greatest game for N64. I still have mine...somwhere. 007 for N64 was the second best.

    I remember a long time ago when it came out and me and my friends would play it constantly.
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Yep - it's proof that great graphics do not necessarily make a great game. There are many side scrollers which I would take hands down over some FPS. If a game has a great story, great gameplay, and that elusive repeatable fun factor then it doesn't matter whether it's a Revolution game or an Atari game. :cool:
  15. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    super mario world
    yoshis island-mario world 2
    mariokart (all)

    ah screw it: any and every mario sidescrolling game
  16. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    Have any of the third parties committed to releasing older games yet? I was also under the impression that Nintendo was making its library available for download for free. Is this not the case anymore?

    I will definitely have to get SMB3 my brother and I actually wore out the cartridge of that game. Haven't played it since I sold my SNES in college with Super Mario All Stars.

    I'll probably also get the Metroids/Zeldas, and a few others as I parse the library. I'm going to end up filling up the Flash memory pretty quick.. any word on a hard drive for the revolution yet?
  17. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Quite a few third parties have committed to Revolution games, but NOBODY has announced what games will be available (not even Nintendo).

    I doubt it. Most if not all NES roms are under a megabyte. SNES are 1-2 MB. N64 are usually around 10-40 MB. Zelda 64 was 32 MB- Mario 64 was 8 MB, but Paper Mario was 40 MB. And they're much less when compressed (zip, sit, etc- about 50% the filesize IIRC).

    Meaning...that's 15-30 N64 games (or more), or around 200 SNES games or the entire NES library. You might fill it up if you buy a bunch of N64 games, but I highly doubt you will fill it up on SNES and NES games. SD cards can increase it.

    This never was the case. After the E3 announcement some rumors flew, some blogs published it as official, some idiot journalist published it, and it was flying over the place. Nintendo even stuck out and made some official comments on it, saying it was just rumors, pricing had not yet been determined but they wouldn't be free. However, they would give a lot of them away as bonuses (buy a new Mario game, get a coupon to download old Mario games free, for example).
  18. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Mehhh Seeing as I own a lot of originals, it shouldn't be illegal to download the roms myself and load them if I can. Nintendo keep rehashing old titles to make more money. I don't really mind seeing how reasonably priced their consoles are though.
  19. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    It shouldn't be, but it is illegal, so don't admit to it here ;)
  20. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2004
    Charleston, IL
    Well here's hoping:

    Super Mario 1-3
    Super Mario 64
    Paper Mario
    Yoshi's Island
    Mario Kart
    Mario Kart 64
    Super Mario RPG
    The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    Illusians of Gaia
    Chrono Trigger (oh man that would make my day)
    WCW vs. NWO
    WWF Wrestlemania (I'm not sure what number it is... maybe 18 or 19?)
    Perfect Dark
    Donkey Kong 1-3
  21. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    The biggest NES ROM has been 1 MB, the biggest SNES ROM has been 12MB, and the biggest N64 ROM has been 64MB. Or a 8-megabit, 96-megabit, or 512-megabit game cartiedge.

    NES - Dragon Quest 4
    SNES - Star Ocean
    N64 - Conker's Bad Fur Day

    Anyone else have questions about ROMs they need answers to, lemme know.

    I'll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitresses. :D
  22. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I wrote this about 12 hours ago but BOOM! Internet went off.

    anywho... I'd get...

    -Mario All Stars and Mario World (I could NEVER get bored of them)
    -Super Metroid (I played a ROM for 30 seconds but didn't want to waste the experience of such a legendary game to an emulator, maybe its just me)
    -Mario Kart 64
    -Mario RPG
    -Yoshis Safari
    -Donkey Kong Country 1-3
    -Majora's Mask and Zelda 2 (with them I'd own every mainstream Zelda game)
    -Goldeneye (seeing Nintendo owns the publishing deal)
    -Jet Force Gemini (i wish, i hope, i pray)

    There will be more!
  23. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    SNES was probably the 2nd greatest console of all time... right behind the GBA. :)

    Mario All Stars
    Mario Word
    Zelda 3
    Super Metroid
    Mario Kart
    FF 3-6 or whatever they were for SNES
    Mario RPG

    There's a ton more that I can't think of right now... for NES the only ones that I would consider are Kung Fu, Hogan's Alley, and Duck Hunt... maybe a couple others. The SNES games were an example of better graphics/faster machine actually helping gameplay, in my opinion.

    I didn't have an N64, so I missed out on all the Zelda's from that era. I played GoldenEye on my buddy's a ton, though. Paper Mario looks like it will be a must for me. If they have internet multiplayer of old games I will get a ton of them for sure. If they have a mode letting you use the Rev controller in some of the old games (like GoldenEye, where it makes sense) I will be getting a lot more.

    I hope they just give NES games away. They really aren't worth much, and they are good promo's to get you into the later games of a series, or just into their online store. Maybe at the worst sell SNES and N64 games, and give you a free free NES games with every purchase (2 with a SNES game and 4 with an N64 game?).

    I'd gladly pay a buck or two for a SNES game, and 4 or 5 for an N64 game... but the way it's been looking I might be optimistically cheap. If they do a subscription only plan, I won't buy at all. :/
  24. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Oh man- if they add online multiplayer via tunnelling, I will simply DIE.
  25. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    Conkers BFD was one of the best games on N64. Here's what I'd buy:
    -Conkers BFD
    -Metal Gears
    -Golden Eyes
    -Poy Poy - I loved this game!
    -a lot of others

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