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SNES games for Casual Gamers.

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by GamerzHell9137, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. redfalcon

    redfalcon GBATemp Member

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    Uh, I think a lot of the games mentioned here are anything but casual. The DKCs have pretty hefty levels by todays measures and without nostalgia goggles. Same with the Mario platformers and Castlevania. Unless he has the same frustration tolerance as kids in the 90s, he probably won't have that much fun with them.
     
  2. Nah3DS

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    I suggest SNES Sports


    how in the hell that game is casual?!
     
  3. Cyan

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    I'll list a lot of them, just try them or check on youtube first to see if you like them.
    Edit: difficulty based on what I remember when I played them 20 years ago.

    Beatm'em All:
    TMNT IV ~ Turtle in Time (funny and not too hard. Co-op, you can finish the game in one session without problem)

    Casual Plateformer:
    Asterix & Obelix
    Bubsy
    Chuck Rock
    Cool spot
    Earthworm Jim
    Super James Pond II (or 3)

    Maybe a little hard for today's specs :
    Donkey Kong Country (already mentioned as a hard one, but it was a good one back then. I suggest you try it and make your own decision, that's what game lists are for)
    Hook
    Indiana Jones Trilogy (greatest adventure)
    Inspector Gadget
    Tiny toons
    Road Runner
    Super Adventure Island

    More plateform adventure, still enough casual for you?:
    Adam's Family (the first one. jump on enemies head like mario)

    Plateform Puzzle:
    Lost Vinking

    less known games:
    Go go Ackman (plateformer)
    Super Bonk (plateformer)

    Harder, not casual/plateformer:
    Starwars games (plateformer/Mode-7. very hard)
    Jurassic Park (top down action)
    Pocky & Rocky (top down action/shooter in Co-op)
    Pop n Twinbee (Co-op Shootem up)



    For the fun, you wouldn't pass level 1! (Challenge accepted?)
    Super Ghouls and Ghost :lol:
     
  4. Satangel

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    Donkey Kong Country (series), incredibly hard like everyone says here, but just use savestates and you'll enjoy it. The music alone is superb, enough to give you goosebumps. GREAT game, even now.
     
  5. Fazermint

    Fazermint I like dem vidya gaimes

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    By casual, I understand a game you can jump right into without having to be deeply involved with the plot or having to be particularly good at to enjoy. By this logic, Super Castlevania IV is a casual game. I don't agree with the distinction between casual/hardcore by terms of difficulty.
    REGARDLESS, it's an enjoyable game no matter what category it falls into.
     
  6. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    Don't know how everybody is finding Donkey Kong Country difficult, some levels can be challenging but I thought they was all relatively easy enough
     
  7. Fazermint

    Fazermint I like dem vidya gaimes

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    I agree. The DKC games are easily doable if you're not bad with platformers in general (which some people are).
     
  8. redfalcon

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    I'd like to see somebody who has never played it before beat Barrel Cannon Canyon or Mine Cart Carnage without running out of lives at least once. Seriously, a lot of levels require exact memorization and there are a lot of cheap situations. If you played it through several times you will find it of course easy, but DKC series is a prime example of Nintendo Hard.
     
  9. Clarky

    Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    I dunno man, games like Kid Icarus on the Nes I would say is a prime case of being hard or difficult. Those 2 levels yes are challenging ones but I wouldn't say its a case of banging your head against the wall frustration or anything.

    Still it will always differ from person to person how easy or how hard a game is
     
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  10. RodrigoDavy

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    Also, I think for casual gamers you can get many cartoons based games:
    - Animaniacs (Hard, has 2 player co-op)
    - Goof Troop (Easy and way more fun in 2 player co-op)
    - Pipe Dream (2 player co-op as well! Very addicting)
    - Mickey to Donald:Magical Adventure 3 (Really good japan only game, played it on my american snes btw. Best 2 player co-op there is! Don't miss this one)
    - Bomberman (This one has 5 player support and it's highly recommended)
    - Super Mario Kart (It is Mario Kart, should I even say why it's good? Worth metioning the battle mode)
    - Tiny Toons Adventure Wacky Sports Challenge (Highly recommended, it's like a snes Mario Party. I think it has 4 player support)
    - Top Gear (Classic 2d racing game, I liked it)

    I have played all of these games except for Bomberman as a child on my snes. Good Memories! ^^

    Btw, I don't agree with people criticizing the Super Mario Kart game, not only is one of the best snes games, it's also the best Mario Kart game, best snes game and best game ever, at least imo. It has a funny gameplay, it's more skill focused then any other Mario Kart and it has balanced items. (no blue shell)
     
  11. Orc

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    Capcom's Disney games are awesome. Second and third Magical Quest games are co-op awesomeness too! :)
     
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  12. RodrigoDavy

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    Would say it's easy, it's more like a more challenging platformer, but not that hard as people say.

    Seriously, a game that someone never dies os have at least some kind of difficulty is not that good. That's one of the reasons Portal 2 is one of my favorite more recent game.
     
  13. redfalcon

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    This is perfectly fine, but since you only can save every couple of levels, you have to repeat them if you run out of lives. I haven't played Portal 2 (but 1 and every HL game), but I assume that there's a checkpoint in every room. And you have quicksaves.
     
  14. RodrigoDavy

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    Guess, you have a point there.

    When I mentioned Portal 2, I was thinking about how many times I got stuck on the game because of being unable to solve some puzzle. When you manage to finish a game that challenges you this way it's much more awesome.
     
  15. Pleng

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    Action Pachcio is pretty fun but difficult. It would probably appeal to a casual gamer for a few minutes at least. Then they might just go "well that was fun" but give up, like I did! Or they might have more staying power than me so...
     
  16. Cyan

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    For me, the casual games I listed are more "games known by everyone back then". The games that were popular enough to be known by most people. these games are the one that are funnier to play, were tested in video game magazines, etc.
    Hard or not is not a problem, we don't know how good he is and maybe he will not find them hard.

    I know more obscure games, but I think it's best to let him discover the known/popular games.
     
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  17. Fazermint

    Fazermint I like dem vidya gaimes

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    I must disagree. Connecting game popularity to game enjoyability is not something I agree with (otherwise the term "hidden gem" wouldn't exist). To be honest, among the games you've listed, I only knew DKC back when the SNES was the current console. But what I'm trying to say is that popularity shouldn't be brought into the equation; enjoyability is what counts. Regardless, OP should just get both the games you listed and the ones I listed ;)
     
  18. Tsuteto

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    3 games for the SNES my family loved:

    Tetris Attack
    Dr Mario & Tetris
    Uniracers

    I think any Mario game has been beat to death, and therefore not worth mentioning again... oh wait...
     
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