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Freeon-Leon

Tetris, Link's Awakening and Pokémon vs Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Megaman 2? Even though I never owned a NES, I can't choose between these two, both were amazing consoles with amazing games.

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I don't find any Arcade -> NES port acceptable. (Good 20 years ago is not good enough now).

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(Imo) GB.

To tell the truth I have never been able to fully appreciate the NES as a console, outside of a few games even I could enjoy, most of its game feel old and clunky to me.

I grew up in the window of time where the GB started to imitate the SNES.

Edit: ok that was the last edit.

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Wavey84

bezerker99 wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

This shouldn't even be a question.
Do you like Black & White visuals, with inferior sound, much crappier NES ports & sequels all displayed on a tiny screen?

You could have ended your comment there. You nailed it, bro!

haha, indeedy! It bums my little nooder' dooder' that game boy games are presented in lifeless black and white graphics. it hurts every single GB experience big time. The original Monochrome pea soup green 'look' was kind of neat, but the motion blur completely bogged down the games. Still, the GB was better than the GBC, the GBC had a pretty lousy line up of games in comparison imo, but at LEAST they were in color. Comparing the GB to the NES is like comparing moldy snail doo doo to the Back to the Future DeLorean

There isn't one single game on that handheld that can't compete with it's brothers NES counterpart unless your a bionic commando. Colorless graphics already hurt the experience enormously, making every single game look a dreary piss party to the point where it's hard to differentiate environments/stages. Mega man V had little impact on me. nothing stood out, darn B&W visuals!

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I put 4 brand spankin' new Double A batteries in my original Gameboy last night and I noticed it had a bunch of vertical lines on the screen.

When I get more time on my hands (and the proper tools in my possession), I plan on googling how to fix this. But, as you said, the motion blur on the original Gameboy games is so horrendous that it's almost not worth it.

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Chaoz

WaveBoy wrote:

There isn't one single game on that handheld that can't compete with it's brothers NES counterpart unless your a bionic commando. Colorless graphics already hurt the experience enormously, making every single game look a dreary piss party to the point where it's hard to differentiate environments/stages. Mega man V had little impact on me. nothing stood out, darn B&W visuals!

You don't have much of a imagination, do you my friend? NES visuals can be a complete eyesore at times. Hell, Mario sprite in Super Mario Land 2 looks miles better than any Mario on the NES. Same goes for Link, Samus, and pretty much every game series that got brought over to the GB.

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Chaozrush21 wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

There isn't one single game on that handheld that can't compete with it's brothers NES counterpart unless your a bionic commando. Colorless graphics already hurt the experience enormously, making every single game look a dreary piss party to the point where it's hard to differentiate environments/stages. Mega man V had little impact on me. nothing stood out, darn B&W visuals!

You don't have much of a imagination, do you my friend? NES visuals can be a complete eyesore at times. Hell, Mario sprite in Super Mario Land 2 looks miles better than any Mario on the NES. Same goes for Link, Samus, and pretty much every game series that got brought over to the GB.

You really have a lot of imagination.

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Even though I grew up with Pokémon, I'd still say NES.

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Bass_X0

The original Monochrome pea soup green 'look' was kind of neat, but the motion blur completely bogged down the games.

If we were comparing the actual consoles and not just the games, then yes - the NES would win. The green blurry screen and battery life are huge flaws of the original version of the Game Boy.

As far as games go, I think the NES has the better Kirby, Contra and Double Dragon games. But you're lying if you think NES Zelda is better than GB Zelda.

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The sprite flicker that the NES has far too frequently I think is worse than any of the flaws in the Gameboy. (Causes migraine for me - far worse than any of the other issues).

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bezerker99

Bass_X0 wrote:

The original Monochrome pea soup green 'look' was kind of neat, but the motion blur completely bogged down the games.

If we were comparing the actual consoles and not just the games, then yes - the NES would win. The green blurry screen and battery life are huge flaws of the original version of the Game Boy.

As far as games go, I think the NES has the better Kirby, Contra and Double Dragon games. But you're lying if you think NES Zelda is better than GB Zelda.

Not only do I find the original LoZ on NES to be vastly better than Links Awakening, I see it as one of the best and most influential games of all time. Most people view Ocarina of Time as groundbreaking. I can see that.

OoT changed our perceptions of what a Zelda game could be. The original Legend of Zelda changed how we perceived video games, with the first concept ever of an "open world".

Link's Awakening, that poor little thing, is a wannabe clone and a carbon copy, at best, of the greatness that was started in The Legend of Zelda on NES.

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CM30

Oh god that's a difficult decision. On the one hand, I really liked the handheld games in the Mario and Zelda series, and both the Pokemon and Wario Land series with Game Boy exclusives (and favourites of mine). On the other hand, Super Mario Bros 3 is a better game than the Mario Land titles, and the original Zelda game might be better than Link's Awakening.

Sorry, but I have to go the Game Boy. How can I not pick the console with Wario Land 1 to 3 on it?

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Well, the GameBoy games ran better on Super GameBoy, GBC, GBA, and GameBoy Player. So it depends on what GamBoy device you had, because the games did run better on other GameBoys, aside from the original and pocket.

I played on GameBoy Color, so they were basically tied for me, but I otherwise agree that the GB games weren't nearly as good on the original and pocket GameBoys.

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Wavey84

SuperWiiU wrote:

Chaozrush21 wrote:

WaveBoy wrote:

There isn't one single game on that handheld that can't compete with it's brothers NES counterpart unless your a bionic commando. Colorless graphics already hurt the experience enormously, making every single game look a dreary piss party to the point where it's hard to differentiate environments/stages. Mega man V had little impact on me. nothing stood out, darn B&W visuals!

You don't have much of a imagination, do you my friend? NES visuals can be a complete eyesore at times. Hell, Mario sprite in Super Mario Land 2 looks miles better than any Mario on the NES. Same goes for Link, Samus, and pretty much every game series that got brought over to the GB.

You really have a lot of imagination.

I lol'd.
Yeah, Super Mario Land 2 visually speaking was nice.....until you saw it in motion, sort of. it flowed terribly and suffered from bland kitchen sink design. it controlled like a clunky mess....It's a mediocre Mario platformer at the core, but seems to do everything everything else right. I still find the original SML a more enjoyable experience.

But I disagree about many NES games being a complete eye sore....Drift off into cheap cookie cutter ulicensed NES cart territory and i'll agree with you, but most of the high quality stuff developed by renowned developers such as Capcom, konami(ect) still look fantastic. it's timeless....can't say the same for most N64 games.

And I don't have much of an imagination? Oh man....that was a good laugh.

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