DS #3377: Retro Game Challenge (USA)

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  1. WildWon

    WildWon EXTERMINATE!

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    Played it last night. I was hooked in and stunned with how much fun i was having. Even the pre-programmed compliments were great. I was transported back to my childhood, kickin ass in old-school games, and the other kid(s) were impressed and shocked. Ahh the memories. Finished the first set of challenges and opened up the second game (the platformer-style game). I am REALLY enjoying this one. Gonna purchase VERY soon.
     
  2. Fabis94

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    God i hate Haggleman. Are there any cheats out already?
     
  3. Hadrian

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    The cheats are shown when each game is unlocked in the magazines. There isn't any to unlock all games.

    Here are the cheats listed, though I don't see how anyone would want to use them, its not like the games are hard (especially Haggleman, all you do is jump on the enemies if you want to finish it quick).
    http://faqs.ign.com/articles/953/953530p1.html
     
  4. MAD_BOY

    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

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    I hate Guagia Quest, I'at the last challenge of it though. I almost forgot I didn't like JRPG's.
    I love Star Prince and Haggleman though.
     
  5. Fabis94

    Fabis94 Xbawx playa

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    Yes but in the rally game it is hard to get the Drift Boosts.
     
  6. lipucd

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    TBH when I first saw it I though of "Flicky", a old game made by SEGA with running around stages that loop...but without the chick saving and more doors that could do damage...with some Mario thrown in.
     
  7. Taik

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    I hate Guadia Quest ">__>
    Too bad the game is pretty short...
     
  8. CockroachMan

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    I suck at Rally King.. [​IMG]

    But the other games are great! [​IMG]
     
  9. BORTZ

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    This looks sweet. my retro gamer inside of me will never die.
     
  10. bastband

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    Hi,

    Can anyone please post a complete save file for those of us who cannot be bothered to go through the challenges?

    Thanks
     
  11. Taik

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    Finished it, the WORST GAMES are Rally King normal and SP (they are pretty much the same) and GUADIA QUEST, Star Prince is REAL fun ^^
     
  12. SargeSmash

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    As a die-hard Dragon Warrior / Quest adherent, Guadia Quest is a surprisingly excellent riff on the classic NES games. Don't know how long it'll actually last, but it's great, nonetheless.

    All of it has been fun, although Haggleman 2's last challenge was a bit annoying for me, for some reason. Maybe because I was up too late playing, and all my skills and patience had gone down the drain at that point.

    Rally King gets annoying. It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it can be way too easy to spin out, and the boost mechanic usually gets you in more trouble. It's definitely not something that can be abused, like the boost mechanics in Mario Kart.

    Anyway, I figure I'm going to buy this legit. I've enjoyed it far too much to deprive them of a sale of an excellent game, and I'm interested in seeing more of these cross the pond.
     
  13. Donato_Dobango

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    As I was talking to people who never heard of it before yesterday, I described Haggleman as a cross between Simon's Quest and Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle. Not sure they understood what I was talking about after that, though.

    I did manage to use my snaking Mario Kart past for evil last night in SP Rally 1. It didn't benefit me as much as it did in Mario Kart, though, as it's very easy to end up in a hazard and then fall back in spots even if you were boosting at the time.
     
  14. 4ppleseed

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    Really loving this so far [​IMG]
     
  15. eltrut

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    Is this coming out in Europe? specifically Australia?
     
  16. Rod

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    As soon as I saw the door system in Haggleman, that's the exact thing that popped into my mind. Ironically, I've played Door Door for the first time like 1 or 2 days before Retro Game Challenge =P

    Loved how the boss silhouette detail in Haggleman 2 resembles the Mega Man 2 bosses' intro, lol.
     
  17. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

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    cool, so i am not the only guy who thought he was playing a megaman game when i saw the sihouette [​IMG], so anyone managed to figure out how to do the drift boost?
     
  18. Gestahl

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    I second that and I'm buying it legit. The game has its flaws but overall it is very refreshing and fun. We definitely need more games like this and I hope my money will help bring the second one over here.
     
  19. Falco20019

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    I would also like to see a completed save, since i have completed it yesterday (again) and today, it said ingame "Savefile is corrupted, Initializing save file". I have a SCDSOne (not SDHC) and when i try to use the RTS or cheats, die game freezes... I had problems with the savegame of RGC before, so I tried RTS before - with no success [​IMG] I already have the latest ndsinfo.dat

    I don't want to play through the hole game again (3rd time ...), only to get them in Freeplay and see the next startup that my savegame is lost due to saving-errors...
     
  20. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    this is by far the best nds game i have played in the last year, and i'm not saying since 2009 started =P. this takes me back to being 14 again and i just got my NES. i would stay up late at night all summer long and play super mario brothers on a 15 inch black and white tv. i remember when SMB2 was announced. i was a regular subscriber to nintendo power back then. i read that review over and over waiting for x-mas. i played the shit out of SMB2 after i got it. i remember doing the samething with bionic commando. i picked up a few gaming mags and got so hyped about that game. after i got it, i played it for 3-5 days (as i recall) until i beat it. i would pause it all night long so i could wake up and play the next day. the day i beat it was a thanksgiving morning. i remember having it on pause for 12 hours. i would keep sneaking away and checking on the NES to make sure it was still working!

    this game just takes me back! i hope there is a sequel and another sequel.. and another.

    i see the influences of Ninja Jajamaru Kun, Ninja Kun - Ashura no Shou, and Door Door.

    -another world
     
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