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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 03:50:34 PM »
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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2017, 04:44:33 PM »
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Track Conditions... Fair

Genre
Racing

Release Date
March 1988

You are someone who owns or rents a remote control car.  Or maybe you ARE the car?  Anyway, you are racing around a wee little track, avoiding puddles and trying to overcome the other cars.  Over the course of the game, you collect trophies.  However, if you are a remote control car enthusiast, you are a darn reckless one, since your car comes equiped with missiles and bombs.

Winning races can get you upgrades to your car, including better tires, better weaponry, and overall better tools for your car.

Trivia Excessive use of projectile weaponry on opponents will result in the yellow car accelerating to 127 mph, which cannot be matched by the player. 

Legacy This is one of the first games to combine racing and combat and help made it popular for games way on down the line.

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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 04:46:03 PM »
Never played this one either :o


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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2017, 05:13:59 PM »
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I Am Error

Genre
Action role-playing, platforming

Release Date
January 14, 1987

You are Link, an elf-like adventurer who has discovered that Princess Zelda has been put under a mysterious sleeping spell.  But not that Princess Zelda.  A different one.  It turns out that every Princess in Hyrule is named Zelda due to a prince.  Long ago he tried to acquire the Triforce, a magical treasure, but his scheme resulted in his beloved sister in an eternal slumber, so then he decreed all Princesses should be named Zelda.  In legend, it was called the stupidest decree ever.

Anyway, to awaken her, Link, who also discovers he's destined to be the king o Hyrule, must journey to deliver 6 crystals to 6 statues, reclaim the triforce and re-awaken the princess.  To do this, he must fight past monsters and strange creatures, as well as leveling up and getting stronger along the way.  You can travel through the "overworld" to reach the various levels and locations and learn spells and get magical items to help you.

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the first game, decided he wanted this one to be very different than the one that came before.  Though Miyamoto produced the game and it had the same writer as the original, Takashi Tezuka, it had a different development team who set out to produce the game.

Trivia First game to feature the now-familiar "three golden triangles" shape for the Triforce.

Legacy One of the first games to combine platforming and roleplaying.

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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »
I've not played any of these so far, even, weirdly, The Adventure of Link, as much as I love the Zelda series.
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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2017, 05:28:22 PM »
1942 is weird if you think about it.  It was a game made by the Japanese where you have to blow up the Japanese army.

I have also never played Zelda II (which is fairly divisive), though I did play Adventure Time: Hey, Ice King, Why Are You Stealing Our Garbage?, which is heavily inspired by it and it was... OK.


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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2017, 05:49:58 PM »
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(29 Points) 2 of 14 Lists - Highest Ranking - #5 Psycho Goatee
A Slime draws near!

Genre
Role-Playing

Release Date
May 27, 1986
You are a brave hero, who travels to the mystical land of Alefgard.  Once you arrive at Tantegel Castle, you learn the princess has been captured by the evil Dragonlord, who has taken her to a distant cave.  You soon learn that you are actually a descendant of the great hero Erdrick. After discovering a tablet Erdrick created that tells you how to defeat the Dragon Lord, you must do just that by collecting a series of relics and building a bridge to his castle.  You may even choose if you want to defeat the villain or join him.

In the game, you must acquire items and fight gain experience to build up your strength and magical abilities.  In fights, you are given a menu of actions to take, such as fight, run, spell (as in "cast a", not like a spelling bee) and item.  The fights are turn based between you and whatever monster or villain you are fighting.  You must also talk to townspeople to learn where you must go next, what you must do to succeed and, on occasion, secrets.

Characters only have so much health, items and magic points, so they must use them carefully.  Going to inns can help you replenish your health and magic. 

Dragon Quest was created by Yuji Horii, who was once an editor at the best selling manga magazine Shonen Jump.  After succeeding in a video game making competition for the fledgling company Enix, he created a tennis game (Love Match Tennis) and a cartoony platformer (Door Door).  Wanting to introduce the RPG genre to Japan, he began using ideas formulated in a detective game he created for the PC and used Wizardry and Ultima as a guide.  However, with the RPG genre not yet popular in Japan, he knew he had to make it accessible to new audiences and simplified the gameplay.

Trivia The artwork for the Dragon Quest series is largely done by Akira Toriyama, best known for creating the Dragon Ball franchise.

Legacy  Dragon Quest/Dragon Warrior created a style of gameplay that would become ubiqitous for Japanese RPGs.  Though RPG video games had existed before, this not only made them much more popular, but made them mainstream and created a template that still exists today.

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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2017, 05:55:56 PM »
1942 is weird if you think about it.  It was a game made by the Japanese where you have to blow up the Japanese army.
Yeah that in and of itself is bizarre :o


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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2017, 06:02:38 PM »
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Robert!  Stacey!  Get in the C-Cobra and B-Panther and set out immediately!

Genre
Side-Scrolling Shooter

Release Date
1990

You are C-Cobra or B-Panther, a helicopter or jeep respectively.  An artificial intelligence created by the government has gone mad and is threatening to destroy humanity.  You must battle your way through an army in locations such as ancient ruins and cities to get to it and destroy it.

In two player mode, you can work cooperatively to protect each other and help each other battle the enemy.  The helicopter can fly anywhere on the screen, while the jeep is limited to the ground.  You can acquire shields, power ups and other bonuses with enough points. 

Trivia Though the original arcade version didn't have a final level or boss, one was created for the NES version.

Legacy  A unique gameplay design in which not not only can you choose your gameplay style but in two player mode, your different styles can cover the others weaknesses.

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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2017, 06:03:01 PM »
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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2017, 06:09:55 PM »
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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 08:40:25 PM »
I got my copy of Dragon Warrior through the most insane incentive Nintendo Power ever offered. Subscribe for 19 bucks and they sent you the game, which was worth $50 at the time. Made me a subscriber for life.


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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2017, 02:19:31 AM »
Gradius and 1942 were games I had a lot of fun with in the arcade, but I just never really got to play either on the NES.

Dragon Warrior was the last game I eliminated making my list. I remember the stern warnings about holding in the reset button while powering down your machine lest the save feature go haywire and all your hard work disappear. It all sounded very ominous.
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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2017, 05:21:48 AM »
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(29 Points) 2 of 14 Lists - Highest Ranking - #2 Psycho Goatee
Let's Go Turtles!  The Start of a Long, Hard Battle is Beginning!
Genre
Beat 'em Up

Release Date
JP: December 13, 1991
NA: February 1992

You are a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  You are maxing and/or relaxing at the beach when you see on the news that the Shredder has not only kidnapped April O'Neil, again, but has also kidnapped the entire city of Manhattan!  The Shredder and Krang have turned it into a floating island base and now that Turtles must battle their way back to the city and take it back.  Along the way, they must fight armies of Mousers, the Foot Clan and Mutants to battle Krang and the Shredder and save their city.

You can choose between the four Ninja Turtles, each one with their own special moves.  However, the special moves also deplete stamina (IE, your life points).

Trivia Despite being featured on the cover, there are no Triceratons in the game.

Legacy  The Manhattan Project was awarded Best NES Game of 1992 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.

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Re: Top 50 NES Games Countdown (LoC #104)
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2017, 07:34:48 AM »
Had that Nintendo power poster hanging on my wall for a large portion of my childhood.