Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, wasn't the last SNES Street Fighter title. The last was Street Fighter ZERO 2. Now if Nintendo is going to release TurboGrafx-CD titles for the Virtual Console, then I'm hoping for the release of Fighting Street (a.k.a. the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter 1).
I would love to play that version... I've only played it on mame. The original Street Fighter facinates me... so I'd really like to play some of the ports.
Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers, wasn't the last SNES Street Fighter title. The last was Street Fighter ZERO 2.
Aye, that it was not. That's why I said the Street Fighter madness is almost over. ;D Then there's the potential for Fighting Street (as you mentioned), the Genny SF ports (and they better not go there), the "tacked-on-for-name-only-to-boost-sales" Street Fighter 2010 for the NES, and then it'll all be said and done. At least the latter game hasn't been ported all over the place.
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New rating for Phantasy Star II (Gen, Sega, NA, EU)...good to see the Phantasy Star series pop up. As for Europe and Australia's new release, it's Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES, HAL)...and that's it. I'm not sure I like this current 1 game a week thing...
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 4, 2008 19:10:57 GMT -5
On the other hand... they're not exactly two GOOD titles
I wonder why there's been such a downturn lately... I haven't felt the desire to stock up on Wii Points for ages.
I've been wondering that myself. It's not exactly like they're running out of good games. The NES alone is still ripe for picking. Where's Castlevania III, Power Blade, Vice: Project Doom, Kickle Cubicle, Metal Storm, TMNT II & III, Contra, Little Samson, etc, etc? Is Nintendo trying to "lengthen the life" of the Virtual Console? Is that even a concern?
On the other hand... they're not exactly two GOOD titles
Valid point. Nester put up a solid list of NES titles, a good chunk of those I'm waiting for. Not to mention Crystalis, Gargoyle's Quest II, Little Nemo, Strider, Battle of Olympus (although I do doubt we're ever see that one...), and the list could go on and on. And w00t Power Blade. That is the one NES title I desparately want more than any other.
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 5, 2008 13:11:12 GMT -5
I hope to see a few more licensed games, like Little Nemo and The Lone Ranger, and of course, more TMNT games. Especially The Hyperstone Heist on the Genesis since I don't have that one. The question is whether or not the VC sales will pay for the licensing fees.
While I'm at it, how about Cool Spot on the SNES? On the surface, it seems like a cheap cash-in to advertise 7up, but it was actually a surprisingly fun platform game with good graphics (reminiscent of Earthworm Jim) and a catchy soundtrack (composed by Tommy Tallarico of Video Games Live fame).
7up hasn't used that ad campaign in about 15 years, so really, the game is no longer relevant, and we'll probably never see it on the VC.
Post by Nester the Lark on Feb 6, 2008 11:44:44 GMT -5
Cool Spot was an awesome game. Wasn't there a gameboy version too? I think I remember playing that when I was younger, although I've never seen the SNES version.
According to MobyGames, Cool Spot was available for the SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, Master System, PC, and Aimga.
There was also a game simply called "Spot" that was in the vein of Go and Othello, but was generally pointless. It also seems there was a game called "Spot Goes to Hollywood," and from the looks of it, it used an isometric perspective.
Nester the Lark: I was thinking how I considered the original Donkey Kong Country to be a generic Super Mario Bros clone with fancy graphics, but SMB Wonder only just caught up to the level of quality that DKC Tropical Freeze gave us almost a decade ago.
Nov 20, 2023 14:57:21 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is surprising. I see DKC as the least Mario-like platformer to feature a Mario character. The Wario Land games still feature Mario-style blocks and pipes, for example, while DKC lacks many Mario elements.
Nov 21, 2023 8:16:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: True that DKC lacks a lot of specific Mario-like details, but it has the basic gameplay in that you run, jump, and defeat enemies by landing on them. I didn't see it as having much more than this, thus why I considered it generic.
Nov 21, 2023 9:27:07 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Yeah, psychologically there is a 'first example' thing. When something new is released and is thought to be innovative, and becomes popular it can lead to comparing newer games to be like it (so we have newer genres like "Metroidvania").
Nov 24, 2023 18:28:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I find it interesting with platformers, it's less often that we regard platform games after Mario as "Mario-like". On this note, I also find it interesting how certain genres are treated differently.
Nov 24, 2023 18:29:32 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: In addition to the "platform" (rather than Mario-like) and Metroidvania examples (incidentally there were games like Metroid and Castlevania before their release), some games are seen as "rip-offs" if people think they're too similar.
Nov 24, 2023 18:31:26 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: An example is how some people treat Fossil Fighters, Robopon, Yo-Kai Watch as Pokémon 'rip-offs' or clones, and the 'monster-battling' genre is often seen as less 'mainstream' than something like 'platformer'.
Nov 24, 2023 18:32:39 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Also on that note, often people on databases, wikis, etc. stick to only a few genre labels like "platform", "arcade", "fighting", "racing" etc. but there are many more ways to describe a game.
Nov 24, 2023 18:35:03 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The developers may choose to advertise their game using their own genre, so for instance Starfy was given the label "marine action" in Japan rather than "platformer". I think in essence these don't exist in isolation though.
Nov 24, 2023 18:36:28 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: It also reminds me of how there was apparently a debate on whether NES The Legend of Zelda is an adventure game or RPG (or something like that).
Nov 24, 2023 18:37:27 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Happy 6th anniversary to my favorite RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles 2!
Nov 30, 2023 20:54:33 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The Super Mario Bros. Wonder speedruns don't feel much like Mario speedruns. Any% takes more than 80 minutes, and features slow Wonder Seed segments and a lot of loading time. They're rather boring to watch compared to even the New SMB games.
Dec 2, 2023 6:08:10 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've got a lot of Nintendo Switch demos that I haven't got to play. At this rate I'll never clear my backlog even if I don't buy anything.
Dec 2, 2023 10:36:45 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I've finally finished Ciel nosurge DX. Its end is directly connected to the beginning of Ion's part in Ar nosurge DX, which means I'll have to play through that to experience the whole story.
Dec 2, 2023 12:45:14 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Going through everything takes more time than finishing an entire quadrilogy in the Atelier series. I think it'll be another few months before I even touch another game.
Dec 2, 2023 12:46:32 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Also, this is of no use to most people reading this, but Surge Concerto confusingly has save data bonus that goes both ways. To experience the story in chronological order, do Sekai Link in Ar nosurge DX as soon as possible, then play Ciel nosurge DX.
Dec 2, 2023 13:05:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Any advice you find online about needing to advance Ar nosurge's story to a certain point does not apply to the DX version. Just make the save data and leave it behind to avoid Ciel nosurge spoilers and not understanding Ar nosurge's story.
Dec 2, 2023 13:07:17 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (By the way, the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Ar nosurge is available in English, but not Ciel nosurge. The DX version is entirely Japan-only. I have much to complain when it comes to localisation for both Gust and the whole of KOEI TECMO GAMES.)
Dec 2, 2023 13:12:43 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Been a bit busy recently and haven't had a chance to respond to things until now.
Dec 7, 2023 10:50:24 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Stories I've read that deal with fantasy races tend to have only a few named members in those races, and those tend to be outlier individuals. We don't get to know generic members in great detail. One exception is Xenoblade, which does the exact opposite.
Dec 9, 2023 23:29:12 GMT -5