Which NES and SNES games should I pick?

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  1. adamshinoda
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    Time for some retro games! I'm gonna receive an NES and an SNES from my brother as presents. Sadly they will come with no cartridges. So I decided to go to eBay to find some. Yeah I know there are essential threads on gbatemp about suggesting good NES and SNES games but there are tons of them to choose. I guess I can just afford about 5 games for each console. Which ones should I pick?
     


  2. Nathan Drake

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    Super Mario RPG
    Final Fantasy 3 (actually FF6, silly numbering) (SNES)
     
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    Super Metroid for SNES is my recommendation. Timeless fun and it still holds up very well today due to the great 2D graphics and awesome gameplay. Matter of fact, I've never played it before, started a new game yesterday with my girlfriend and we've been having a lot of fun with it.
     
  4. Langin

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    5 games for each console well here are 2 lists of what Ill recommend you!

    Nes:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Snes:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    I was thinkin' about getting Ninja Gaiden for NES, but I guess I won't. It will take me about 20 years no less to beat it.
     
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    Just go and try! [​IMG]

    Zelda Ocarina of time took 10 years.
     
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    Bucky O'Hare is an awesome platformer.
     
  8. Recorderdude

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    Mario RPG gets quite pricey, and would probably cost as much or more than 5 individual games [​IMG]. Let's stick to more common stuff.

    Anyways, to give you the best of the best:

    NES:
    Super Mario Bros 3
    Megaman 2 or 3
    Legend of Zelda
    Metroid
    Tetris, Dr. Mario or Wario's Woods

    SNES:
    Donkey Kong Country 2
    Super Mario World
    Yoshi's Island
    Link to The Past
    Super Metroid
     
  9. Hielkenator

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    I agree
     
  10. Schlupi

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    Simple solution: Save some cash and invest in one of these for NES and one of these for SNES.

    They will alow you to play literally all games ever made for each system but 10 or so games for each system (only games with special chips besides SP1 are not supported on SNES Powerpak and NES only Pirate games and Castlevania III have issues) and will be SO MUCH cheaper than buying all the games I am about to recommend. Start your collection AFTER buying these, because these will also allow you to play all those magnificent import titles (Terranigma, Bahamut Lagoon, Final Fantasy V, and so much more) on real hardware.

    NES:
    Mega Man (series, 1-6)
    Also try some Mega Man hacks
    Earthbound Zero (there is an easy patch to use for it to be more bearable)
    Final Fantasy (1-3)
    Castlevania (I-III)
    Super Mario Bros. (1-3, again, try some hacks for even more content)
    Silver Surfer (for angry lulz)
    Metroid
    Kid Icarus (will piss you OFF)
    Action 52 (lol just kidding)
    A Boy and his Blob
    Adventure Island (series, 1-4)
    Advantures of Lolo (series)
    BATTLETOADS
    Bubble Bobble (1 is easy to find, 2 can get REAL PRICEY)
    CONTRA
    SUPER C
    Contra Force (you can pass this one up, it's rare and the other two are better but if you're Powerpakin' it no biggie)
    Double Dragon II
    Dragon Warrior (series)
    Famicom Wars (with english patch; ADVANCE WARS for NES)
    Galaga
    Ice Climber
    Kirby's Adventure
    The Legend of Zelda
    Zelda II: Adventure of Link
    Metal Gear
    Ninja Gaiden (series 1-3)
    Street Fighter 2010 (for a challenge)
    YOSHI'S COOKIE
    Yoshi



    That's for starters...

    SNES:
    Donkey Kong Country (series 1-3)
    Chrono Trigger
    The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
    EARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUND
    EARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUNDEARTHBOUND
    Fire Emblem (series, english patched on Powerpak. BEST game of the series is on SNES)
    Harvest Moon
    Lufia (series)
    Mega Man X (series, 1-3)
    Mega Man 7
    Star Ocean (english patched on Powerpak)
    SUPER CASTLE-FRIGGIN-VANIA VI (BEST CV game ever)
    Super Mario World
    Super Mario All Stars
    Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time
    Zombies Ate my neighbors
    Ghoul Patrol
    Super Mario RPG
    Ninja Gaiden Trilogy
    Terranigma (Powerpak only)
    Final Fantasy II (ALSO KNOWN AS IV)
    Final Fantasy III (ALSO KNOWN AS VI)
    Final Fantasy V (English patched Powerpak only)
    Yoshi's Island
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario Kart

    For starters...

    TRUST ME! The Powerpaks are worth the investment. The price of Earthbound (my favorite game of all time, MUST PLAY) and Final Fantasy II equal that of the SNES Powerpak alone. To be able to play the entire NES and SNES library for 280 bucks a such a deal for a retro gamer... I would buy them before Retrousb goes out of business one day. They'll only appreciate in value from there, too, since they are the only ones who produce them (Owner of the site makes them all by hand).

    If you need help with ANYTHING retro I can help you, I am so big on retro games. [​IMG] Just shoot me a PM and I can help you with anything (Even modding your SNES to play Japanese games; its A FREE MOD TOO LOL) doing with oldies.
     
  11. adamshinoda
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    Holy crap. "Supercard" for NES and SNES [​IMG] First time hearing of one of these [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, man. These are the BEST (just copy the firmware to the CF card, copy the rom collection, pop it in the Powerpak and play!) and they come with a 2 GB CF and the reader. NOTE: a 2 GB is enough for the ENTIRE library of NES/Famicom repeated 3 times over, so you could share one 2 GB or 4 GB (I found 4 GB unnecessary) CF card for both carts, since the developer even made the firmware files in one package to work on one CF card.
     
  13. adamshinoda
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    $135... quite pricey to me [​IMG]
    It's gonna be a really cool experience. Sitting in front of the TV, holding a real nes/snes controller the first time in my life. Beholding 8 bit graphics and listenning to quirky music of 20 years ago. Gosh I wish I was born in the mid-70s [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah it was great playing all these games the first time around. 8 bit glory. Personally the Legend of Zelda is still my favorite game.
     
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    BLASTER MASTER
    it is.... AMAZING. i never could beat it as a child, but i could never put it down for more than a week. that lasted 12 YEARS!!! (not saying im an awful gamer or that i used to be, more so im saying it has replay value without even beating it) now i beat it in hours. one of the best soundtracks on the nes: period. get it. and try to find all the levels without any help.
     
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  18. Schlupi

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    LOL good one, Bro. That game is A NIGHMARE.
     
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    The NES and SNES both have an amazing library of games. So many gems were released for both.
    I really recommend the Mega Man series for NES. Great gameplay (fairly hard, but you just keep playing!), great music and great game design. Just classics overall!
     
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    Yeah this game was great almost forgot about it. Also Castlevania Simons Quest. Still remember the cheat code MS60-QVCW-1VKU-UFBC i think thats pretty good for not touching the game in like 20 years.