Kids have it so easy these days

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Kids have it so easy these days

Post by Bobzilla » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Remember Contra, Battletoads, Blaster Master? No Saves, No Passwords.. Those were the days.. Such a sense of accomplishment when you beat them..


Although.. Blaster Master eluded me.. One day I will return on some future portable that can withstand 50mph collisions with sheetrock..
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Post by eagle5953 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:42 pm

Contra did have a password in the Konomi Code. While still a very difficult game, it is nigh impossible without.

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Post by Bobzilla » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:49 pm

I am an idiot.. I never tried the classic Konami code..

Do you remember the Konami game where you typed in the code and your ship exploded? I think it was Lifeforce.
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Post by JimmyDean » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:17 pm

No, it was gradius 3. That shmup is BRUTAL!
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Post by stuntpenguin007 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:43 am

Super Star Wars and Jurrasic Park for the super nintendo. No saves or passwords. I was so pumped when I beat super star wars for the first time this past summer.
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:36 am

what? I beat contra no problem without the code? once you got it down, you got it down. Spread gun all the way baby!
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Post by anman619 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:24 pm

I like the idea that people are just now beating games for 25 years ago. It's like finding a lost treasure in a far away land. I just recently beat Metriod Prime 3 and Mario Galaxy after having both for at least 2 years.
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Post by Tchay » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:33 am

stuntpenguin007 wrote:Super Star Wars and Jurrasic Park for the super nintendo. No saves or passwords. I was so pumped when I beat super star wars for the first time this past summer.
+1 Jurassic Park for the Super Nintendo was such a scary and stressful game. I never could destroy the rapters nest :(
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Post by joeyjoe9876 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:51 am

i still own that game :D
i remember being scared of it when i was like 8 lol
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Post by weaponepsilon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:47 pm

You know whats really funny? We played the worst games like 15-25 years ago and they seemed like they were made from the finest designers. Now a days a lot of games that really arent that bad are getting thrown to the curb because they "suck" or "lack originality". WTF. Games that play great and have great graphics and give you hours of gameplay ARENT BAD GAMES. Kids dont remember the Atari, NES, or SNES days where a lot of games SEEMED a lot like another game.
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Post by eagle5953 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:45 pm

I got a kick out of looking up reviews of some of my favorite old games... only to find out they were trash, and that I wouldn't enjoy them. :roll:

Reviews are subjective. Reviewers play a ton of games - most games will be somewhat "derivative" in their view.

I found the best way to read reviews is this: read their reviews of games you do like. Find out what they often complain about in the reviews, and disregard that when reading about a game you don't know. For example, in games I like, reviewers often complain about it being too short. As I don't usually have a problem with the length (unless its too long), I ignore that complaint when looking at reviews.

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Post by limpport » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:39 pm

weaponepsilon wrote:Now a days a lot of games that really arent that bad are getting thrown to the curb because they "suck" or "lack originality".
Except something like "iMagine Pet Pup Pals 2: Beach Party". Bleck. :?

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Post by thewise1 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:24 am

A year ago I want to my little brothers science fair and one student interview all of the other grade schoolers to find out which console was the most popular. Almost all of the students have never even heard of an NES! :evil: And xbox 360 was the most popular.
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Post by samus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:53 am

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ever play jet grind radio for dreamcast and then the remake for the xbox: jet set radio future.

good example of videogames getting dumbed down.

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Post by weaponepsilon » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:13 am

I loved those games....
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