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StarBoy91

I thought Virtual Bart was an enjoyable experience when I was little. But when I grew up and my tastes were maturing, Virtual Bart turned out to be unenjoyable from that moment on. Some controls are awkward, because it's Acclaim (ok, not really, but the controls are mostly bad). The Tomato Throwing and Baby Bart ones (mini games) are nice, but the others just dampen an otherwise nice licensed-based experience. [sigh]

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DjPhatskillz

alot of ps1, ps2, and n64 games i used to like are god awful to play now. i think those console have the hardest time staying timeless.

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Blue_Protoman

I don't think I've ever been really betrayed by nostalgia. These are the games I had in the late 90s that I have now;

-Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3-good fun
-Bugs Bunny: Carrot Crazy-fun, but really easy
-Super Mario 64-lots of fun
-Mario Kart 64-see above
-Star Fox 64-see above
-Kirby 64-not as fun, but still pretty good
-Super Mario Bros. Deluxe-it's Super Mario Bros. What's not to like?
-Sin & Punishment-just kidding.

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Stuffgamer1 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think the original Super Mario Bros. has aged well. The controls just feel off now. Interestingly, it's much less of a problem with the GBC version.

The controls have become different then your regular platformer. I was having trouble with the control for a bit when I got it on the VC, but once I got them down again, it was as great as ever.

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DjPhatskillz wrote:

alot of ps1, ps2, and n64 games i used to like are god awful to play now. i think those console have the hardest time staying timeless.

I can agree with the PS1 and N64 part, but PS2 has no problems remaining timeless!

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StarBoy91

I have to disagree about the PSX games being timefull. I still think some are pretty timeless, though maybe that's because I grew up with the console in Italy. [bashful smile on face]

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Stuffgamer1

@StarBoy91: Well, mileage may vary, of course. But most of them, whether you still enjoy them or not, suffer somewhat from visuals and/or controls (especially the controls, for me).

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CanisWolfred

Kirby 64. Used to be my favourite N64 game, but after I completed it over the summer, it's now one of my least favorite games ever. It was simply horrible! I can't even remember why I used to like it at all as a kid!

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StarBoy91

I agree about the visuals having aged (just look at a shot from Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time and you'll see what I mean). Controls, not so much. Sure, Croc: Legend of the Gobbos has an awkward play control at first, but then it totally becomes second nature once you get used to it (I know I have). Plus, some PSX games I own are in 2D format, like Tarzan and Hercules (my first PSX game) and control well. Well, to me, that is.

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CanisWolfred

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

To be honest, I don't think the original Super Mario Bros. has aged well. The controls just feel off now. Interestingly, it's much less of a problem with the GBC version.

Oddly enough, the original Super Mario Bros. is the only Mario game were I don't have game-ruining control problems - when I die, it actually feels like it's my fault!

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StarBoy91

Super Mario Bros. 1 is one 2D Mario game I've yet to beat. Yeah, I still haven't done so in either version of it. It's confounding!

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CanisWolfred

StarBoy91 wrote:

Super Mario Bros. 1 is one 2D Mario game I've yet to beat. Yeah, I still haven't done so in either version of it. It's confounding!

I've yet to beat it either, but only because I'm lazy. I know I could beat it if I tried. Granted, I never got past World 4, so I'm not sure how hard it gets by the end. However, it's the only Mario game where I've actually gotten past the 2nd world, so that's saying something.

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Starkiller

Why has no one mentioned metroid? I wasn't around in the NES era, but I know that this was a great game in its time. I tried it, but was very frustrated with pretty much everything in that game.

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CanisWolfred

Starkiller wrote:

Why has no one mentioned metroid? I wasn't around in the NES era, but I know that this was a great game in its time. I tried it, but was very frustrated with pretty much everything in that game.

I was frustrated at first, but I got used to it. I honestly can't say I've disliked any Metroid game, yet at the same time I've been frustrated with each and everyone of them at some point, usually at the beginning.

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Starkiller

My main complaint with metroid is NO ENERGY RECHARGE STATIONS! It takes forever to fill up all my energy tanks before any boss!

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Digiki

Mickeymac wrote:

Kirby 64. Used to be my favourite N64 game, but after I completed it over the summer, it's now one of my least favorite games ever. It was simply horrible! I can't even remember why I used to like it at all as a kid!

Maybe because for some reason you've become the worst person in the world at it now, and as a child you weren't terrible at it?

Stuffgamer1

I still like Kirby 64, and I have no idea why it's generally unpopular. Of course, I wonder the same thing with Kirby's Dreamland 3. I think people are just nuts.

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StarBoy91

I'm kind of the only person, I think, to rank Kirby's Dream Land 3 as my Top 4th Favorite Game of All Time. Minority laws must have its perks, right? ...right? Kirby Super Star is great, but not as great as KDL3, imho.

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CanisWolfred

Digiki wrote:

Mickeymac wrote:

Kirby 64. Used to be my favourite N64 game, but after I completed it over the summer, it's now one of my least favorite games ever. It was simply horrible! I can't even remember why I used to like it at all as a kid!

Maybe because for some reason you've become the worst person in the world at it now, and as a child you weren't terrible at it?

Actually, all I did was screw around on level 1 as a kid. I actually played it over the summer, and it was terrible! When it wasn't frustrating, it was boring. Asside from a few "reprives" every now and then, there's simply nothing going on during most of the levels. It's boring as hell and the worst game I ever beat!

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Stuffgamer1

@Mickeymac: Either you haven't beaten most of the games you've played, or you've had AMAZING luck playing only awesome stuff. Or you're exaggerating. I bet it's that last one.

If you get right down to it, all Kirby games are really more or less the same. They have little tweaks here and there, and some have somewhat better level design than others, but overall, there's very little difference. That said, my two favorites are most people's two LEAST favorites. No idea why. Recent stuff (especially Squeak Squad) is just garbage, IMO. Maybe I've just played too many Kirby games over the years, I dunno. I DO know that Kirby 64 is great, though.

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