Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

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Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by Riddler » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:38 am

Has anyone played these titles and rate them? I want to pick them up and wondered if they are good ports of the NES versions. I always wanted to play NES game portably and can't be bothered modding my PSP.

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Caslevania
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Legend of Zelda
Metroid

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Re: Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by dste » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:06 am

Funnily enough I completed the first Legend of Zelda a couple of days ago and really liked it. I personally find no problems at all with the port and found it quite easy to play on my DS.

I also have the second Zelda so will start playing that soon.
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Re: Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by GigaPepsiMan » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:11 am

All of the NES Clasics ports are pretty spot on though I would skip metroid because it is an unlockable bonus in Metroid Zero Mission.

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Post by random_dave » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:29 am

I'll swap my Nes Classics Zelda with you if you have anything you'd like to offer up to it

I dunno what it was about it, but it didn't really click with me on the GBA, and tbh I can't see me playing through it again anytime soon

It's a decent port of a genuine classic NES game though
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Post by Lorfarius » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:47 am

They are spot on ports but woefully overpriced. They were on release!
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Re: Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by Rayne » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:56 am

They played fine but it was a bit cheeky to have to pay £15 a piece when they could have fit all of them on a single cart.

I got the original zelda one back when they were released and it was solid fun. I'd have felt more ripped off if I had bought Excitebike or one of the other 'quick blast' games
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Post by Riddler » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:06 am

Thanks guy's i'll for sure be picking some of these up. on another note i saw a vid of the Double Dragon game which looks awesome and it two player.

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Post by QuantumCrayons » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:43 am

I got Pacman for £1 recently. I still don't think it was worth it :P

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Post by snowkatt » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:34 am

Rayne wrote:They played fine but it was a bit cheeky to have to pay £15 a piece when they could have fit all of them on a single cart.

I got the original zelda one back when they were released and it was solid fun. I'd have felt more ripped off if I had bought Excitebike or one of the other 'quick blast' games

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Post by chewy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:59 pm

I will admit that they were overpriced with hindsight, but it didn't stop me buying three at the time :oops:

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Post by nokgod » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:08 pm

strangely, i don't own a single NES classic game, i must get round to finding a few.
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Post by Lorfarius » Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:42 am

chewy wrote:I will admit that they were overpriced with hindsight, but it didn't stop me buying three at the time :oops:
Hindsight? They were overpriced when they announced them! I can even remember people complaining way back then.
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Re: Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by chewy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:06 am

I was blinded by the retro packaging and being able to play Mario on the bus I guess :)

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Post by killbot » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:03 am

I have the NES Classics version of Legend Of Zelda 1&2, principally because the NES versions change hands for £20 and the GBA versions cost me about 50p each. Having said that, I have subsequetly bought Zelda 2 for the NES.

They're both pretty good - certainly they're spot-on copies of the originals.
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Re: Gameboy Advance: NES Classics

Post by ToxieDogg » Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:11 am

I remember when these first came out in Japan, and Official Nintendo Magazine made a bit of a fuss at the time because they had nice packaging with the original artwork on and such. When they were released over here though, they had pretty ugly packaging and the RRP prices were way too steep for what is essentially just an old NES rom on a GBA cart.
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