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SepticLemon

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So, I landed in the States to see my Dad and my half Sister (who's 10 years old), and to my surprise she got herself a Wii at Christmas, thing was she only has Wii Sports, Wii Fit, and some gaudy Horse riding game for it. So I thought to myself, my Sister is now playing games, time to get her into the good stuff! NES games! I tried to purchase points using my credit to discover that in the states you have to add your address details too, something you don't have to do on European models, plus my credit card doesn't come from the states, so that failed... So later on I go to a local Best Buy, did my bit to Retro Game Challenge and bought myself a copy proud but I then saw the point cards and bought myself a 2000 point card. Got it home and started to download some NES games from the Wii Shop channel, I downloaded Super Mario Bros, Excite Bike, and Bubble Bobble. Super Mario Bros was a clear choice, Excite Bike I downloaded because she wanted a racing game, and Bubble Bobble because it's awesome, I didn't download the WiiWare because I wanted to show her what games were like when I was little.

Well... She started to play and she was entranced, she first played Super Mario Bros, a wee bit on the tricky side for her, but she was able to bit the first two levels

Then she played Excite Bike, honestly I thought this would go totally over her head, but I was surprised to see her when she was getting Firsts and Seconds on the first few tracks.

Then she plays a bit of Bubble Bobble, started off a little confused, the idea of trapping enemies in bubbles and trying to pop them, but when she figured it out she got to the first 8 levels fairly easily.

So Far it's been a pleasant although now my Step mum thinks that I'm going to turn her into a game junkie, lol, but hey, it was a good treat I gave to her on my arrival to the states.

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Fear

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Lol, cool man! Just tell your step mom that you are teaching your half-sister History :P. Watch out though, she might start teaching you a thing or two before too long. When I get to visit with my niece, she always makes sure to let me know that she owns me at several wii games hehe...

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Stuffgamer1

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My favorite part of your post is where you bought Retro Game Challenge. :D

But yeah, I think it's important that people teach the youngun's all about old-school gaming. If I ever have kids, you'd better believe they'll be playing some classics alongside the newfangled stuff! :)

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SepticLemon

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Stuffgamer1 wrote:

But yeah, I think it's important that people teach the youngun's all about old-school gaming. If I ever have kids, you'd better believe they'll be playing some classics alongside the newfangled stuff! :)

Yeah, that's what I would do if I get any kids, they'll inherit my NES and Master System, play those and as they get a little older and with some experience put them on them on the SNES and megadrive and so on...

That's a point, any ideas on what to spend the last 500 points on? thing is I want to download something classic that isn't going to blow my Sis' mind with pure difficulty. Any suggestions?

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Adam

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Judging solely by what's fun, I'd say Balloon Fight. But if you are looking for something easy, Kirby's Adventure. Kirby is a nice complement to Mario. She'll be able to get farther in it, and it might maintain her interest in side-scrollers so that she keeps going back to Mario and getting better.

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SepticLemon

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Ok yeah, that's a great idea!

BTW, I found out that my sis' TV is an EDTV, if I buy Component cables for the Wii, do VC games play without the scanline? The TV is nice, but playing VC games on it look icky with all the scanlines going across the screen.

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Knux

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Let her play Kirby's Adventure,AVOID Mega Man.

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Honestly, as a kid, Balloon Fight would have probably bored me. Unless I had a friend to play with. Kirby's Adventure I would have adored. (Heck, I adore it now, and I didn't play it until I was 14 or 15 the first time.)

Mega Man would be way too hard for her to actually beat, but I do remember LOVING the Mega Man games when I was little. I could hardly beat anyone (the first boss I ever beat was Bubble Man in MM2, which I remember as a huge turning point in my life...for some very pathetic reason...) but it was still a lot of fun. Up to the person, I guess.

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metakirbyknight

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If I were you, I'd let her browse through the NES catalog and pick for herself. It will give you an idea of what she likes for her next year.
Maybe for a little variety, get her an SMS game.

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SepticLemon

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metakirbyknight wrote:

Maybe for a little variety, get her an SMS game.

I was thinking about that, but the only descent MasterSystem games out at the moment are Alex Kidd 1 and Fantasy Zone1&2. They need to put Astro Warrior and Haunhted House up on the VC.

Which makes me think about a few other things, Nintendo needs to release Space Invaders on VCA already for Europe and the States.

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TanookiMike

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Aww, that's so cool of you to do! :)

I would definately buy Kirby's Adventure, that game stands the test of time fairly well, and its enjoyable for all ages.

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Stuffgamer1

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Yeah, get Kirby's Adventure and component cables. That SHOULD fix the scanline problems (otherwise, it's a problem with the TV), and the game is definitely the best choice given the circumstances you've told us. :)

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metakirbyknight

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Yes, get Kirby. I have the cart and the VC version. It really needs more credit. It's never been re-released in a compilation except for VC.

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Stuffgamer1

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@metakirbyknight: You're correct that it's never been in a compilation, but it WAS remade on GBA as "Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland." That's the only reason I never bothered to download it on VC.

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@metakirbyknight: You're correct that it's never been in a compilation, but it WAS remade on GBA as "Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland." That's the only reason I never bothered to download it on VC.

True. It just kinda bothered me that the Kirby games are forgotten a lot.
Sure we had the KSS remake and KD remakes but Mario they've released Super Mario Bros. like a jabazaillion times.

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