Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by damian_1349, Apr 4, 2012.
You divided by zero, didn't you?
So I've been replaying Dragon warrior 3, the nes version and it's been really fun. Just got an item that I never found or new existed when I played as a kid. The mysterious hat, was fighting the glacial bashers in the greenland island for them and after about 1 hour I got 1, and then the very next fight I got another, what are the odds?? Great item for magic users as it reduces mp consumption by 20%, and is the best defensive hat for wizards. What a great game!
Of course not! Sega's Lock-On technology won't work on SNES games like Mega Man X!
Zero Wing is on Mega Drive though, all your blue spheres are belong to us?
Sega set themselves up the bomb?
Hmmm, Sonic & Knuckles & Zero Wing...I like it!
I was thinking Sonic & Knuckles & Toejam & Earl
Or Sonic & Knuckles & Vectorman
wait for it...
Sonic & Knuckles & James "Buster" Douglas!
That's an instant classic if I ever saw one.
Bare Knuckle and Knuckles
PGA Tour '97 and Knuckles
MegaMan: The Wily Wars and Knuckles
Mick and Mack and Knuckles: Global Gladiators
Wonder Boy and Knuckles in Monster World
Bubsy & Knuckles
Shinobi III and Knuckles
Dune II and Knuckles
Barney and Knuckles Hide & Seek
Why did you let us down, Sega??
You sir... You know what you doing.
For Great Justice.
Always thought that Dune 2 was a bonkers pick for a console port, moving everything around individually was already a massive pain in the arse in later missions with a mouse. Nice job with the music from what i've heard of it though, possibly the closest i've heard an unaided 16-Bit console get to that PC MIDI sound.
After wanting one for a long time I bought a 3do and a couple of games this past weekend. I bought the only two games they had at the store so maybe not the greatest choices but I got Rise of the Robots and Road Rash, the latter of which is actually pretty fun. I have to say that the system itself seems like it's built really well. It's very quiet while playing games and the disc drive works better than a lot of newer consoles. From what I've seen online there are at least a few games that are worth picking up for it but I'm always happy to get suggestions from those here that have more experience with the system. I know at some point I'll be picking up Doom, Jurassic Park, Need for Speed and Gex. I would love to get Street Fighter on there but it seems a bit pricey.
Return Fire is the only thing other then Road Rash that immediately comes to mind.
The problem with the 3DO library is that it has good games, but it's hard to recommend stuff now because almost all of them are better somewhere else. Almost all the console games ended up better on PS1/Saturn and all the computer ports are redundant now there isn't a $1500 hardware barrier to play the original versions. Just out of the games you've already mentioned - the Doom port is notoriously awful, Super Turbo is missing background parallax and Need for Speed had more content and better framerate when it was ported to other systems afterwards.
Having said that, if your looking to build a library for collecting purposes rather then as primary means to play the games, then there is a bunch of other stuff I can recommend.
Just scored Pikmin 1 and 2 for GameCube off of eBay, along with an N64 Transfer Pak so I can play Pokémon Red via Pokémon Stadium.
The 3DO versions of Doom and SSF2T are still useful though, because their soundtracks can be ripped and reused with other versions of those games.
Got to admit the Super Turbo music is awesome, much better then what they used in HDR and Ultra.
I like the Doom music on its own as it sort of sounds like a John Carpenter Doom movie, but i'm not a fan of it in game as the speed is off compared to the original MIDI and that's really off putting for me when it comes to that game in particular. There is a really good high quality pack for zDoom that i'm intending to use the next time I play through it though - ZDoom • View topic - [Music] HQ Doom Music (2016 Updates) [WIP] [Link]
I'm not usually the dude that complains about shit being better in the old days, but I really miss big games having distinctive music rather the generic movie score stuff that most of them have now. The last games I played from major publishers that I though were elevated by their music in a big way were probably Mass Effect and Metal Gear Rising.
Like RabidYak said there's not a ton of premiere console exclusive titles. Jurassic Park is...disappointing. You can see where they were going with their idea but it just ended up being a collection of mini-games of varying quality. I would skip Doom and go for Killing Time if you want a good first person shooter. Most of the other decent console exclusives though are going to cost a pretty penny or two. Crash 'N' Burn is a guilty pleasure of mine though it's not very good but I have fond memories of that game as I used to play the demo often at the store.
For multi-platform, Road Rash and Madden are as good if not better than their counterparts on other systems. Return Fire is great (especially if you've never played it before) and the expansion Maps O' Death is a system exclusive. It also had the best version of Night Trap (at the time) if you're into crappy nostalgia. (But that's a bit like being the prettiest girl in the leper colony.)
I hear the 3DO version of Stellar 7 is pretty good.
I know some of the games are pretty terrible (notably Jurassic Park and Doom) but I try to buy any version of JP or Doom I can get and the Doom 3do soundtrack is one of the best versions. Crash 'n' burn looked interesting and reminded me a bit of Mega Race. I will definitely make a note of same of the games mentioned here though because up until a few days ago I couldn't even name more than a handful of games that were released for it.
One thing that is interesting about the 3DO library is that it's like a greatest hits compilation of all the stuff that was supposed to be the next big thing during that period. It has FMV games, games with digitised actors for sprites, software from the whole interactive television fad, terrible looking 3D games that were trying to look realistic beyond the ability of the hardware and the dodgy attempts at making Japanese style games by western developers. As well as that stuff, it even has porn and the obligatory selection of super obscure niche Japanese games.
It's a good piece of history to have on the shelf, even if you don't end up finding much you want to play on it.
Goldstar controllers were garbage btw. I waited desperately for Panasonic ones to be in stock.
Played through SFC Return of Double Dragon for the first time in a while yesterday.
I played the hell out of SNES Super Double Dragon when I was younger, and RoDD just makes it seem like an unfinished POS. So disappointing that US consumers got shafted.
Going back to this for a second, there are no end to the disappointments that Sonic Mania is making up for -
Anyone able to get a copy of Night Trap for the PS4? This pesky thing called a job got in the way of getting one. By the time I was able to see if I can secure a copy, it was sold out.
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