What old Nintendo games will you buy?

jdechko

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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
Contra
Goldeneye
Crusin USA

So what games are you planning on downloading when the service is available?
 

GFLPraxis

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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.
 

Jovian9

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Planet Zebes
Metroids
Megamans
Zeldas
Castlevanias
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.
 

~Shard~

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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
Metroid
Contra
Double Dragon 2, Super Double Dragon
the Ninja Gaidens
Metal Gear, MG2

and many, many others... :cool:
 

cartoonfox

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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-kazooie
banjo-tooie (maybe, to see what it was like)
snowboard kids (HELL YEAH!!!)
goldeneye
perfect dark

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


peace
 

paddy

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Never had a NES or SNES but as for N64 games id get

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

cartoonfox

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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:
 

oo5yolo10

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Double Dribble
Super Tecmo Bowl III
Kung Fu
Duck Hunt
Excitebike
Mario 3

I could play those for hours and hours and hours............
 

~Shard~

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cartoonfox said:
i never had a NES or SNES
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:
 

Kernow

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~Shard~ said:
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:
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.
 

jdechko

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oo5yolo10 said:
Excitebike
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.
 

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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.
 

~Shard~

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Kernow said:
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.
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:
 

Winstonp

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super mario world
yoshis island-mario world 2
mariokart (all)

ah screw it: any and every mario sidescrolling game
 

atszyman

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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?
 

GFLPraxis

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

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?
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.

I was also under the impression that Nintendo was making its library available for download for free. Is this not the case anymore?
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).
 

iEdd

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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.
 

GFLPraxis

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epepper9 said:
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.
It shouldn't be, but it is illegal, so don't admit to it here ;)
 

Bubbasteve

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Well here's hoping:

Super Mario 1-3
Super Mario 64
Paper Mario
Yoshi's Island
Goldeneye
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
 

ReanimationLP

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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
 

0098386

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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!
 

mrgreen4242

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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. :/
 

slooksterPSV

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paddy said:
Never had a NES or SNES but as for N64 games id get

-Zelda OoT
-Goldeneye
-Conkers Bad Furday
-Mario 64
-Super Smash Bros (best multiplayer game ever in my opinion) &
-Perfect Dark :p
Conkers BFD was one of the best games on N64. Here's what I'd buy:
-Zeldas
-Marios
-Metroids
-Conkers BFD
-Metal Gears
-Megamans
-Banjos
-Golden Eyes
-Poy Poy - I loved this game!
-a lot of others