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why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 05:57 PM Reply

like really, there aren't tthat many good games on it besides mario, elda and earthbound, everything else is crappy sidescrollers or 8 bit versions of arcade games nobody likes like joust.

so tell me, why it is it better than N64, SNES, Playstation series and PC?


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 05:59 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 05:57 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote: like really, there aren't tthat many good games on it besides mario, elda and earthbound, everything else is crappy sidescrollers or 8 bit versions of arcade games nobody likes like joust.

so tell me, why it is it better than N64, SNES, Playstation series and PC?

oopsie i meant Zelda


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 06:41 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 05:57 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote: like really, there aren't tthat many good games on it besides mario, elda and earthbound, everything else is crappy sidescrollers or 8 bit versions of arcade games nobody likes like joust.

so tell me, why it is it better than N64, SNES, Playstation series and PC?

The Nes I believe was mainly enjoyed for the gameplay ,I don't think the storylines for most of the games on that system are really that plot driven outside of the Rpgs and that maybe some of the most establish series have started first on that system which is probably good to how it begin. Some of the arcade conversions were actually getting better that time though not exactly faithful to the original.

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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 07:04 PM Reply

Who said it was better? For me, it was the first game system I owned, and as such, it holds a special nostalgic place in my heart. As maudlin as that sounds, I'm sure it's the same for most people that owned an NES. Besides, there are more than just three good games on the NES, and most of the ones on there are venerable classics. Kid Icarus, Metroid, Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Star Tropics, each one greater than the last. Or something like that.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 07:05 PM Reply

You obviously don't know that much about the NES. So many classics came from this one console, like Castlevania, Metroid, Ninja Gaiden, Mega Man, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Final Fantasy, and many more. Although, at least 70% of the games released for it were crap.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 07:48 PM Reply

because they grew up playing it


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM Reply

Since when has anyone ever said this?

No one would say it was the best console ever, but its significance for the industry can't be denied. It had lots of innovative features like multiscreen games, the d-pad, etc... It saved the industry from repetitice Atari games and arcades, and it established lots of modern franchises.

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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 08:07 PM Reply

The NES shows the start of all the amazing series that Nintendo still holds today. Personally I prefer the Super Nintendo, but the original is one of the top three consoles of all time. It would be solely for Super Mario Bros alone.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 08:19 PM Reply

It's a combination of irony and nostalgia.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 08:44 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 05:57 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote:
so tell me, why it is it better than N64, SNES, Playstation series and PC?

Nobody ever said it was, and it was so revolutionary and had one of the biggest libraries at the time.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 09:57 PM Reply

The NES is the system that saved the video game industry in the 80's, and with that created a foundation of games franchises that many people recognize and some are still continuing to this day, whether on Nintendo or in other consoles. Nostalgic factor aside, the NES introduced the whole world to games and iconic franchises such as Mario, Zelda and so on, and subsequent consoles have continued to improve and even perfect said game franchises.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 10:26 PM Reply

NES had more good games than just the Mario Trilogy and Zelda. There was also Galaga, Duck Hunt, Metroid, S.C.A.T (unfortunate name, I know) Megaman, Castlevania, etc.

However, I do think SNES and N64 were better. I still play my N64.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 04:46 AM Reply

The NES became obsolete for me really fast - That is why my family sold it.

SNES was a lot better, but N64 was dee-best!

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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 05:15 AM Reply

Because a vast majority of us grew up with the nes/snes & playstation and so on so we'll always hold them and their games dear just like kids growing up with ps3 & xboxs will mostly hold them dear.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 08:33 AM Reply

You forgot Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania, to name a few.
I love the music and gameplay from some NES games, but some are just shit. Most of the people who you hear about liking it are hipsters who think being retro is cool.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 12:59 PM Reply

At 10/16/12 05:57 PM, GrizzlyOne wrote: so tell me, why it is it better than N64, SNES, Playstation series and PC?

Well probably because N64 games have aged like ass and run at about 5fps, but I don't think anyone legitimately likes the NES more than the SNES. Some games have aged well and it laid the groundwork for some of the biggest franchises in the industry.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 04:58 PM Reply

A lot of people have nostalgia for it and you can't deny its place in video gaming history. After Atari crashed in the 1980s, Nintendo really did help to bring video games back to the American marketplace.

Also, the NES has a lot of other cool games besides the ones you listed. Ever tried Kirby's Adventure?


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 05:24 PM Reply

At 10/17/12 04:46 AM, Painbringer wrote: The NES became obsolete for me really fast - That is why my family sold it.

We got an NES long after its days were over, but I played the Mario games, Duck Hunt, Duck Talez, and Galaga constantly. Those were the only good games we actually owned. Jaws was crap and TMNT was too freaking hard. But I got to rent some other good games for it. Actually, I mentioned TMNT being too hard, but S.C.A.T was even harder, but still awesome.

At 10/17/12 12:59 PM, Jackho wrote: Well probably because N64 games have aged like ass and run at about 5fps

Not all of the N64 games have aged so badly. I still think OoT, Majora's Mask, Perfect Dark, Kirby 64, Mario 64, Mischief Makers, and Yoshi's Story are all really good.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 17th, 2012 @ 06:25 PM Reply

because people got tired of good graphics and 3d gameplay


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 20th, 2012 @ 01:00 AM Reply

NES is a well loved system because of the countless classics that it produced. It gave birth to many series that people love and still play till today. Also it was a lot about gameplay, even though a lot of the games were hard. The games were so hard that a lot of people refer to it as Nintendo hard.

Not too many consoles have done as much as the NES has. Although personally, my favourite console of all time is the SNES.

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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 20th, 2012 @ 04:26 AM Reply

It's just the beautiful sense of nostalgia that you get, simple as. It's like thinking about playing Sonic the Hedgehog on the Megadrive for the first time. It was a beautiful moment, like listening to the Beatles for the first time.


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Response to why do so many people like the nes? Oct. 20th, 2012 @ 04:33 AM Reply

I can't say I'm a great NES player myself but I can definitely see where this console made a huge impact on video games. The console's games library certainly has its own charm with the graphics and music. Also, I would not consider Mega Man games as "crappy sidescrollers" so there's those games to be excited for.


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