Game suggestions for older consoles. . .

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  1. Brandon_H

    Brandon_H Stunt Coordinator

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    After regretting for years the fact that I gave away my old Genesis/CD/32x and Saturn, I have managed to reacquire both. I also bought a ColecoVision (my first console as a kid!) and I've found an NES and Super Nintendo cheap. As long as I can get the stuff cheap, I see no reason to pass on these machines -- I played some classics on them and look forward to doing so again!

    So, what games should I be on the lookout for in the used/bargain bins? I'm especially looking for NES/SNES suggestions as I never owned those consoles in their prime.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Duane Robinson

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    All Super Nintendo Games

    Super Metroid
    All 3 Donkey Kong Country Games
    Yoshi's Island (only Mario game I like so I gotta plug it)
    Killer Instinct
    Beavis and Butthead (just kiddin, but the game is funny as hell although it kinda sucks)
    Earthworm Jim 1 and 2
    Samurai Showdown
    Super Mario Kart
    Final Fight 3
    Arkanoid (pretty addictive and old school, used to play it in computer class on floppy disk)
    Ms Pacman (even more addictive and old school)
     
  3. Brett Hancock

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    One of the best games ever for NES if you can find it for cheap is Super Dodgeball. If you find it for less then 10 bucks do not even hesitate to buy it, just snatch it before whoever is selling it realizes how much they just lost.
    Some of my other favorite games, which should be easier to find, are
    NES
    Tecmo Bowl
    Super Tecmo Bowl
    Jordan Vs. Bird
    Trog
    Exictebike
    Skate or Die 2(essential)
    SNES
    Mortal Kombat 2
    Ken Griffey Junior Baseball
    Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
    NBA Jam Tournament Edition
    Tetris Attack(the best puzzle game ever)
     
  4. Aaron Copeland

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    You have got to play all the old Zelda games.
    NES:
    The Legend of Zelda (classic)
    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (some hated it, I loved it)
    SNES:
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (one of the best games of all time)
    The main problem I see with this situation is that I would question whether or not you can find these games with internal batteries that still work.
    Also looking into playing some of the Final Fantasy games. Final Fantasy II (FF IV in Japan) for the SNES is my all-time favorite FF game.
    For NES I also loved the Ninja Gaiden games, Metroid Faxanadu, Dragon Warrior, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Contra, Heavy Barrel, Gradius II, Life Force, Metal Gear, Super Mario Bros 1 & 2 (US), and Ikari Warriors. Those are all I can think of right now, it's much too late [​IMG]
     
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    If you like baseball games, pickup Bases Loaded for the NES. It is one of the best Baseball games ever. There was nothing like pitching a no-hitter in that game.

    -Dean-
     
  6. Jason Borchers

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    Get every NES/SNES game with the name "Mario" on it, especially Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World. They are all excellent, with the exception of the edutainment titles (e.g. Mario is Missing).
    Other than that, I'll try to recommend games others haven't already mentioned:
    NES:
    Adventure Island
    Bubble Bobble
    Kirby's Adventure (BEST GAME EVER)
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (great for 2 players)
    SNES:
    F-Zero
    Lemmings
    The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (seriously, it's a very fun Capcom platformer, also due soon on the GBA)
    SimCity
    StarFox
    There are many more I'm surely forgetting...
     
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  8. Brandon_H

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    Thanks guys. I'm headed to a local indy store this evening to hunt some of these down. If you think of any more, keep 'em coming. . .
     
  9. Morgan Jolley

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    Try getting some of the older MegaMan games. I was a big fan of MM1-7 on NES until I played MMX on SNES, which is now one of my favorite game series'.
     
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    Super Metroid, this is reason enough to own a SNES. I just received this as a gift!!! Now to dig out my SNES...
    -Andre F
     
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  13. John Chow

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    Well, since no one has thrown out any Genesis recommendations...

    Streets of Rage 2 & 3 (final fight style game)

    Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion
    (very well done game, on Hard, difficulty is absurd) Highly recommended if you like Mario type games.

    Golden Axe
    Altered Beast
    Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3
    Shadow Dancer (Shinobi type game)
    Shinobi 3 (there were presumably others)
     

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