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Ive moved and still have all my stuff in boxes awaiting a remodeling of my basement, so I was able to order a switch lite at Best Buy so I figured I’d grab it for some portable diversions. Can you all give me some accessories and games I should pick up, i like classic arcade, sports and shooters, and puzzle games
 

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Pay the $20 for the online service to get the classic Nintendo games. I’m not a retro gamer, but I’m enjoying playing Donkey Kong Country from the SNES.
 

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Pay the $20 for the online service to get the classic Nintendo games. I’m not a retro gamer, but I’m enjoying playing Donkey Kong Country from the SNES.
what else do you get with the service? I ordered a 256gb card for it
 

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Ive moved and still have all my stuff in boxes awaiting a remodeling of my basement, so I was able to order a switch lite at Best Buy so I figured I’d grab it for some portable diversions. Can you all give me some accessories and games I should pick up, i like classic arcade, sports and shooters, and puzzle games
Tons of bang for your buck. Also Namco Museum classics is great with Pac-Man, and Dig Dug, and GALAGA!
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and 150 games for $30? crazy.

Atari Flashback has these games:

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1. Asteroids
2. Asteroids Deluxe
3. Avalanche
4. Baseball
5. Basketball
6. Black Widow
7. Canyon Bomber
8. Centipede
9. Crystal Castles
10. Destroyer
11. Dominos
12. Fire Truck {* a.k.a. Smokey Joe}
13. Football
14. Gravitar
15. Liberator
16. Lunar Lander
17. Major Havoc
18. Maze Invaders
19. Millipede
20. Missile Command
21. Monte Carlo
22. Pong
23. Pool Shark
24. Red Baron
25. Sky Diver
26. Soccer
27. Space Duel
28. Sprint2
29. Super Breakout
30. Super Bug
31. Tempest
32. Warlords

Atari 2600 Cartridges (unless noted as 5200):
=============================================
33. 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
34. Adventure
35. Adventure II
36. Air Raiders {* M Network prototype}
37. Air-Sea Battle
38. Aquaventure
39. Armor Ambush {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Armor Battle}
40. Asteroids
41. Asteroids 5200
42. Astroblast {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Astrosmash}
43. Atari Video Cube
44. Backgammon
45. Basic Math
46. Basketball
47. Blackjack
48. Bowling
49. Brain Games
50. Breakout
51. Canyon Bomber
52. Casino
53. Centipede
54. Centipede 5200
55. Championship Soccer
56. Circus Atari
57. Codebreaker
58. Combat
59. Combat Two
60. Concentration
61. Countermeasure 5200
62. Crystal Castles
63. Dark Cavern {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Night Stalker}
64. Demons to Diamonds
65. Desert Falcon
66. Dodge ‘Em
67. Double Dunk
68. Fatal Run
69. Final Legacy 5200
70. Flag Capture
71. Football
72. Frog Pond
73. Frogs and Flies {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Frog Bog}
74. Golf
75. Gravitar
76. Hangman
77. Haunted House
78. Holey Moley
79. Home Run
80. Human Cannonball
81. International Soccer {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NASL Soccer}
82. Maze Craze
83. Micro-gammon 5200
84. Millipede
85. Millipede 5200
86. Miniature Golf
87. Miniature Golf 5200
88. Missile Command
89. Missile Command 5200
90. MotoRodeo
91. Night Driver
92. Off the Wall
93. Outlaw
94. Pong Sports {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Video Olympics}
95. Quadrun
96. Race {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Indy 500}
97. Radar Lock
98. Realsports Baseball
99. Realsports Baseball 5200
100. Realsports Basketball
101. Realsports Basketball 5200
102. Realsports Boxing
103. Realsports Football
104. Realsports Football 5200
105. Realsports Soccer
106. Realsports Soccer 5200
107. Realsports Tennis
108. Realsports Tennis 5200
109. Realsports Volleyball
110. Return to Haunted House
111. Saboteur
112. Save Mary
113. Sea Battle {* M Network prototype}
114. Secret Quest
115. Sentinel
116. Sky Diver
117. Slot Machine
118. Slot Racers
119. Space Attack {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Space Battle}
120. Space War
121. Sprint Master
122. Star Raiders
123. Star Raiders 5200
124. Star Ship
125. Star Strike {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Star Strike}
126. Steeplechase {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
127. Stellar Track {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
128. Street Racer
129. Stunt Cycle
130. Submarine Commander {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
131. Super Baseball
132. Super Breakout
133. Super Breakout 5200
134. Super Challenge Baseball {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Major League Baseball}
135. Super Challenge Football {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NFL Football}
136. Super Football
137. Surround
138. Swordfight {* M Network prototype}
139. Swordquest: Earthworld
140. Swordquest: Fireworld
141. Swordquest: Waterworld
142. Tempest
143. Video Checkers
144. Video Chess
145. Video Pinball
146. Warlords
147. Wizard

148. Xari Arena 5200
149. Yars' Return
150. Yars' Revenge
 
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Some of my favorite Arcade Archives downloads are Burgertime, Sunset Riders, Kangaroo, In the Hunt, Moon Patrol, and Time Pilot.

I also spend a lot of time with Time Tunnel and Road Fighter, but they're not as beloved by the average classic gaming fan, so probably aren't great candidates for a blind purchase. Check them out on YouTube first.

And things like Contra, Donkey Kong, and all the big name classic shooters in the Arcade Archives program speak for themselves. All are worthy downloads. And two big favorites are announced and should be available by the end of summer. Burnin' Rubber (Known to us westerners as Bump 'n' Jump) and Raiden were both announced a while ago by the Arcade Archives team. Day 1 downloads for me.
 
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Tons of bang for your buck. Also Namco Museum classics is great with Pac-Man, and Dig Dug, and GALAGA!
Amazon productAmazon product
and 150 games for $30? crazy.

Atari Flashback has these games:

=====================
1. Asteroids
2. Asteroids Deluxe
3. Avalanche
4. Baseball
5. Basketball
6. Black Widow
7. Canyon Bomber
8. Centipede
9. Crystal Castles
10. Destroyer
11. Dominos
12. Fire Truck {* a.k.a. Smokey Joe}
13. Football
14. Gravitar
15. Liberator
16. Lunar Lander
17. Major Havoc
18. Maze Invaders
19. Millipede
20. Missile Command
21. Monte Carlo
22. Pong
23. Pool Shark
24. Red Baron
25. Sky Diver
26. Soccer
27. Space Duel
28. Sprint2
29. Super Breakout
30. Super Bug
31. Tempest
32. Warlords

Atari 2600 Cartridges (unless noted as 5200):
=============================================
33. 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
34. Adventure
35. Adventure II
36. Air Raiders {* M Network prototype}
37. Air-Sea Battle
38. Aquaventure
39. Armor Ambush {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Armor Battle}
40. Asteroids
41. Asteroids 5200
42. Astroblast {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Astrosmash}
43. Atari Video Cube
44. Backgammon
45. Basic Math
46. Basketball
47. Blackjack
48. Bowling
49. Brain Games
50. Breakout
51. Canyon Bomber
52. Casino
53. Centipede
54. Centipede 5200
55. Championship Soccer
56. Circus Atari
57. Codebreaker
58. Combat
59. Combat Two
60. Concentration
61. Countermeasure 5200
62. Crystal Castles
63. Dark Cavern {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Night Stalker}
64. Demons to Diamonds
65. Desert Falcon
66. Dodge ‘Em
67. Double Dunk
68. Fatal Run
69. Final Legacy 5200
70. Flag Capture
71. Football
72. Frog Pond
73. Frogs and Flies {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Frog Bog}
74. Golf
75. Gravitar
76. Hangman
77. Haunted House
78. Holey Moley
79. Home Run
80. Human Cannonball
81. International Soccer {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NASL Soccer}
82. Maze Craze
83. Micro-gammon 5200
84. Millipede
85. Millipede 5200
86. Miniature Golf
87. Miniature Golf 5200
88. Missile Command
89. Missile Command 5200
90. MotoRodeo
91. Night Driver
92. Off the Wall
93. Outlaw
94. Pong Sports {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Video Olympics}
95. Quadrun
96. Race {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Indy 500}
97. Radar Lock
98. Realsports Baseball
99. Realsports Baseball 5200
100. Realsports Basketball
101. Realsports Basketball 5200
102. Realsports Boxing
103. Realsports Football
104. Realsports Football 5200
105. Realsports Soccer
106. Realsports Soccer 5200
107. Realsports Tennis
108. Realsports Tennis 5200
109. Realsports Volleyball
110. Return to Haunted House
111. Saboteur
112. Save Mary
113. Sea Battle {* M Network prototype}
114. Secret Quest
115. Sentinel
116. Sky Diver
117. Slot Machine
118. Slot Racers
119. Space Attack {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Space Battle}
120. Space War
121. Sprint Master
122. Star Raiders
123. Star Raiders 5200
124. Star Ship
125. Star Strike {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Star Strike}
126. Steeplechase {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
127. Stellar Track {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
128. Street Racer
129. Stunt Cycle
130. Submarine Commander {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
131. Super Baseball
132. Super Breakout
133. Super Breakout 5200
134. Super Challenge Baseball {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Major League Baseball}
135. Super Challenge Football {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NFL Football}
136. Super Football
137. Surround
138. Swordfight {* M Network prototype}
139. Swordquest: Earthworld
140. Swordquest: Fireworld
141. Swordquest: Waterworld
142. Tempest
143. Video Checkers
144. Video Chess
145. Video Pinball
146. Warlords
147. Wizard

148. Xari Arena 5200
149. Yars' Return
150. Yars' Revenge
Yep looks great
 

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Tons of bang for your buck. Also Namco Museum classics is great with Pac-Man, and Dig Dug, and GALAGA!
Amazon productAmazon product
and 150 games for $30? crazy.

Atari Flashback has these games:

=====================
1. Asteroids
2. Asteroids Deluxe
3. Avalanche
4. Baseball
5. Basketball
6. Black Widow
7. Canyon Bomber
8. Centipede
9. Crystal Castles
10. Destroyer
11. Dominos
12. Fire Truck {* a.k.a. Smokey Joe}
13. Football
14. Gravitar
15. Liberator
16. Lunar Lander
17. Major Havoc
18. Maze Invaders
19. Millipede
20. Missile Command
21. Monte Carlo
22. Pong
23. Pool Shark
24. Red Baron
25. Sky Diver
26. Soccer
27. Space Duel
28. Sprint2
29. Super Breakout
30. Super Bug
31. Tempest
32. Warlords

Atari 2600 Cartridges (unless noted as 5200):
=============================================
33. 3-D Tic-Tac-Toe
34. Adventure
35. Adventure II
36. Air Raiders {* M Network prototype}
37. Air-Sea Battle
38. Aquaventure
39. Armor Ambush {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Armor Battle}
40. Asteroids
41. Asteroids 5200
42. Astroblast {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Astrosmash}
43. Atari Video Cube
44. Backgammon
45. Basic Math
46. Basketball
47. Blackjack
48. Bowling
49. Brain Games
50. Breakout
51. Canyon Bomber
52. Casino
53. Centipede
54. Centipede 5200
55. Championship Soccer
56. Circus Atari
57. Codebreaker
58. Combat
59. Combat Two
60. Concentration
61. Countermeasure 5200
62. Crystal Castles
63. Dark Cavern {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Night Stalker}
64. Demons to Diamonds
65. Desert Falcon
66. Dodge ‘Em
67. Double Dunk
68. Fatal Run
69. Final Legacy 5200
70. Flag Capture
71. Football
72. Frog Pond
73. Frogs and Flies {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Frog Bog}
74. Golf
75. Gravitar
76. Hangman
77. Haunted House
78. Holey Moley
79. Home Run
80. Human Cannonball
81. International Soccer {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NASL Soccer}
82. Maze Craze
83. Micro-gammon 5200
84. Millipede
85. Millipede 5200
86. Miniature Golf
87. Miniature Golf 5200
88. Missile Command
89. Missile Command 5200
90. MotoRodeo
91. Night Driver
92. Off the Wall
93. Outlaw
94. Pong Sports {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Video Olympics}
95. Quadrun
96. Race {* Telegames: Sears-branded version of Atari's Indy 500}
97. Radar Lock
98. Realsports Baseball
99. Realsports Baseball 5200
100. Realsports Basketball
101. Realsports Basketball 5200
102. Realsports Boxing
103. Realsports Football
104. Realsports Football 5200
105. Realsports Soccer
106. Realsports Soccer 5200
107. Realsports Tennis
108. Realsports Tennis 5200
109. Realsports Volleyball
110. Return to Haunted House
111. Saboteur
112. Save Mary
113. Sea Battle {* M Network prototype}
114. Secret Quest
115. Sentinel
116. Sky Diver
117. Slot Machine
118. Slot Racers
119. Space Attack {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Space Battle}
120. Space War
121. Sprint Master
122. Star Raiders
123. Star Raiders 5200
124. Star Ship
125. Star Strike {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Star Strike}
126. Steeplechase {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
127. Stellar Track {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
128. Street Racer
129. Stunt Cycle
130. Submarine Commander {* Telegames: Sears exclusive}
131. Super Baseball
132. Super Breakout
133. Super Breakout 5200
134. Super Challenge Baseball {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's Major League Baseball}
135. Super Challenge Football {* M Network: 2600 version of Intellivision's NFL Football}
136. Super Football
137. Surround
138. Swordfight {* M Network prototype}
139. Swordquest: Earthworld
140. Swordquest: Fireworld
141. Swordquest: Waterworld
142. Tempest
143. Video Checkers
144. Video Chess
145. Video Pinball
146. Warlords
147. Wizard

148. Xari Arena 5200
149. Yars' Return
150. Yars' Revenge
Ordered all three! Any good pinball ?
 

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Ordered all three! Any good pinball ?
The Stern Pinball is Ok, although many are newer tables. Phantom of the Opera is the best of the bunch.

Available digitally Pinball FX 3 has a lot of tables to choose from. I really can't stand the way they treat the Williams classic Pinball emulations, and I'm not a fan of the physics in any of their Pinball tables...but they are basically the only show in town since Farsight lost the right to the Williams tables. Some tables are free to try if you are curious.
 
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The Stern Pinball is Ok, although many are newer tables. Phantom of the Opera is the best of the bunch.

Available digitally Pinball FX 3 has a lot of tables to choose from. I really can't stand the way they treat the Williams classic Pinball emulations, and I'm not a fan of the physics in any of their Pinball tables...but they are basically the only show in town since Farsight lost the right to the Williams tables. Some tables are free to try if you are curious.
Yeah I’ve used those two in other platforms I hate having to rebuy the same tables every new device
 
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Zaccaria Pinball is another good pinball sim.

While relatively unknown here in the US thanks to I imagine the company's European roots, they were the 3rd biggest pinball manufacturer in the late 70's and early 80's. Only Bally and Williams were selling more tables at that time. That means they were bigger than Stern and Gottlieb even were, two classic brands in American pinball.

Some pinball aficionados say the physics in this one are the best of the bunch, although the table designs aren't as interesting to American pinball fans.
 
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Zaccaria Pinball is another good pinball sim.

While relatively unknown here in the US thanks to I imagine the company's European roots, they were the 3rd biggest pinball manufacturer in the late 70's and early 80's. Only Bally and Williams were selling more tables at that time. That means they were bigger than Stern and Gottlieb even were, two classic brands in American pinball.

Some pinball aficionados say the physics in this one are the best of the bunch, although the table designs aren't as interesting to American pinball fans.
I know nothing about this, and I'm a huge solid state Pinball fanatic. Thanks for the info. I will have to check it out!
 
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Anyone preordering Super Mario 3D All-Stars? It's already the 2nd best selling game of 2020 on Amazon, and it's not even out yet.

I don't own a Switch, but with the news of this one being a limited time release, I preordered. I wouldn't want to miss out on this one or have to pay a premium in the secondary marketplace to buy a copy later on.
 

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Anyone preordering Super Mario 3D All-Stars? It's already the 2nd best selling game of 2020 on Amazon, and it's not even out yet.

I don't own a Switch, but with the news of this one being a limited time release, I preordered. I wouldn't want to miss out on this one or have to pay a premium in the secondary marketplace to buy a copy later on.
A friend pre-ordered this for me.

I'm not sure I even care at all. To be honest "Sunshine" was one of the biggest letdowns of any video game, I tried "Galaxy" years ago, and again it did nothing for me.

"Super Mario 64" would look just as good, or better on my pro grade CRT with S-Video, so the HD upgrade isn't a big deal to me.

Sorry, I don't want to be negative. Just how I feel about the compilation.
If you are a fan of the titles, and want to see them in HD, this is beyond a great deal.
 

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We all have different tastes.

I love 2D and 3D Mario platformers though, so I naturally want this compilation. My only issue past it being limited is that I wish it included Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario 3D Land so that when Super Mario 3D World + hits late this coming winter, every 3D Mario platformer would be playable on Switch.

I just finished replaying Super Mario 3D Land as Luigi last week (Necessary to unlock a secret final level) and would love to revisit it in HD on my tv down the road. Would need very little adjustments for 2D displays beyond upping the rendering resolution. Only a few single screen bonus rooms like one pictured below relied on the 3D capabilities of the 3DS to create optical illusions, which would have to be adjusted for televisions (Although I got through in 2D).

 
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I am unfairly over-critical on Mario games. I admit it.
I'm not sure why, it could be the original Super Mario Brothers, and Mario 64 were such high points of video game life, that it takes an awful lot of brilliance to match up to these experiences. Maybe nostalgia/rose colored glasses syndrome. I can't say.
 
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