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Let's talk Handheld VC (and exclude the Nintendo stuff)!! [roundtable]
 
Were there actually any good Game Gear games? Exclusive ones, maybe? I want to know what to look forward to on the service.

Do you guys think we'll see some of the TG-16 classics that never hit the VC, like Legendary Axe? Or just the same stuff again? With a brand-new price-tag? What are the odds that our VC purchases will carry over for identical titles? 1:1,000,000? 1:500,000?

Can NGPC be far behind, considering that the VC already has (overpriced) Neo-Geo games? Who owns the rights to the Wonderswan? Should we even care?

Will we see a Handheld VC Arcade? With 3D Vector games???

Is Nintendo going to whore out Game & Watch yet again, instead of giving us a proper collection? Will we be able to play Chef in full, meaningless 3D?

If the Handheld VC just sticks to handheld consoles, I don't think it will hold the untapped riches that the regular VC does. I think those riches might get tapped pretty gd fast, frankly.

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Posted: 03/09/11, 17:54:14
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Wait. They're bringing old 2D titles and making them run with a 3D effect?! SIGN ME UP!
Posted: 03/10/11, 16:41:27
Simbabbad said:
And I'm not sure why learning Nintendo spent a lot of time and effort on this is good news...
carlosrox said:
Wait. They're bringing old 2D titles and making them run with a 3D effect?! SIGN ME UP!
Haha.
Posted: 03/10/11, 16:43:15
@Zero
Honestly, I think Nintendo can emulate the FX chip just fine. Like you said, these titles would benefit from stereoscopic 3D and that's why I think they saved them. I'm pretty sure they demoed Yoshi's Island in 3D at E3, so that's coming for sure. I picked up a used copy of the GBA version of Yoshi's Island recently and I'm happy enough. -1 sale, Nintendo. Though, I'd be very interested in Star Fox (SNES).
Posted: 03/10/11, 16:53:56  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/11, 16:54:29
If they did Starfox, I'd rather have a more substantial remake than just added stereoscopic 3D. Just a framerate bump would be extremely nice.
Posted: 03/10/11, 16:58:28
I thought they fixed the framerate in the VC release of StarFox 64, so it's quite possible.
Posted: 03/10/11, 16:59:32
Oh, so that's what happened...hmm, well I've never played the original so it would probably still be fun, bad framerate and all. And in 3D!
Posted: 03/10/11, 17:02:26
@Simbabbad I'm confused, how does a better framerate harm things!?
Posted: 03/10/11, 17:39:34
It probably juiced the game speed, like in certain modes of the pre-patched Mario Kart 64 on VC?

@Pandareus
We are TOTALLY going to do up Four Swords Adventure in NYC. GBA and Gamecube both!!

And Mr. Driller Drill Spirits! Start practicing!
Posted: 03/10/11, 17:49:35  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/11, 17:52:02
@anandxxx

Alright, I'll at least crack Mr Driller's case open.

And I'd really, really like playing FSA. Do you own it?

The stupid thing is that I once had at least a GBA SP and a cable. Why did I get rid of them? Stupid me. Now I have/want to track some down.
Posted: 03/10/11, 18:22:19
Whoops, I totally misinterpreted Panda's post.

I was not responding to his comment about people wanting to buy 3D classics. I thought he was saying that the method of stereo 3D that they used for sprite-based games was the 'gimmicky' trick some emulators use to get left and right images. What I meant to say was that the 3D Classics don't use that trick, but are actually re-done in 3D. The latter method yields a completely different result and the environments actually look 3-dimensional, instead of the typical foreground/background gimmicky layer effect, which is what I thought Panda was talking about.
Posted: 03/10/11, 19:50:58
@Pandareus
I do own it, yeah. And I have a GBA SP and an original GBA, but the original is kind of unreliable, with no battery case. I can bring both, though, along with a bunch of link cables (and a 4-way GBA Link Cable).

I might even bring two sets of bongos. Donkey Konga is a pretty fun party game.
Posted: 03/10/11, 23:30:28  - Edited by 
 on: 03/10/11, 23:31:17
Forgive me for bumping old topics, but I'm bored.

So. 7 months later. We haven't heard anything about the Game Gear games, or TG-16 games, or anything of the sort.

NES games made their appearance, but the emulator is apparently still being worked on. Plus, we got confirmation we will have to re-buy these games, they won't transfer over.

GBA games are coming, but the emulator is apparently even less finished than the NES one.

3D Classics have focused on old games that aren't necessarily "classics", there is very few of them, and they will stop getting made pretty soon, from what I understand.

Is this where you thought the 3DS VC would be at this point? Do you intend to re-buy your VC collection on the 3DS once Nintendo puts NES games (and more?) on the eShop? Why is Nintendo releasing such a small trickle of VC games when now is the perfect time to sell them before the 3D eShop games come out?
Posted: 10/01/11, 01:24:21
My Cousin had a Game Gear and I used to borrow it quite often. I remember being particularly fond of Donald Duck and Talespin although I think they may have been Master System ports.
Posted: 10/01/11, 03:17:08  - Edited by 
 on: 10/01/11, 03:21:10
Is this where you thought the 3DS VC would be at this point?

At this point? Yeah, pretty much.

Do you intend to re-buy your VC collection on the 3DS once Nintendo puts NES games (and more?) on the eShop?

My *entire* VC collection? Nah. But maybe a few classics that I love..... yeah. I'm a sucker for certain games, like Wario's Woods and nearly anything with Castlevania in the title. But I won't re-buy everything all over again.

Why is Nintendo releasing such a small trickle of VC games when now is the perfect time to sell them before the 3D eShop games come out?

I'm going to use a rather new (or at least, more recent) internet meme to answer this: Nintendo's gonna Nintendo.
Posted: 10/01/11, 08:53:28  - Edited by 
 on: 10/01/11, 08:54:01
@Guillaume
A roundtable within a roundtable!

Is this where you thought the 3DS VC would be at this point?
Yeah. Maybe even a bit better. We've gotten some heavy hitters, including two Mario games that I've never played, and not much shit, as of yet. (And the Game Boy certainly had a lot of it.)

Do you intend to re-buy your VC collection on the 3DS once Nintendo puts NES games (and more?) on the eShop?
Hell to the naw. The Ambassador games are kind of nice, because I wouldn't have picked them up otherwise.

Why is Nintendo releasing such a small trickle of VC games when now is the perfect time to sell them before the 3D eShop games come out?
I personally think that the VC is already overshadowing the original (DSiWare) offerings, much like on the Wii. That's a bit dangerous, perhaps. I guess now would be the best time to shoot their load, but I've already got a backlog of 3DS VC stuff. I don't need a faster flow of games.
Posted: 10/03/11, 19:44:22
The eShop VC has made me realize I'm a big hypocrite, by the way. I've always told people that they should try to view the Wii's VC as a means to discover hidden gems they missed out on, instead of just rebuying the same games they've played to death already, but that was pretty easy to say for me given I never owned an NES or N64, and got the SNES late.

I was a Game Boy kid, and I now understand people's desire to see the games from their childhoods make it on the service. I've bought the Mario Land games, Link's Awakening, and I can't wait for the Final Fantasy games to be announced one day.

I did purchase potential hidden gems like Fortified Zone and Radar Mission, but... heh.
Posted: 10/03/11, 19:53:46
I planned on only picking up games I missed out on (like Mario's Picross and Gargoyle's Quest, which I did buy) and not falling into the trap of rebuying all the games I already have, but I somehow ended up buying Mario Land 1 and 2 and Link's Awakening. But to be fair, I've been picking up a lot of older GB games on cartridge at a local shop I discovered - the Ninja Turtles games, Donkey Kong Land, and Bionic Commando: Elite Forces to name a few.

Overall, it's looking better than I expected it to at this point. A lot of the best (and best-known) GB games are already out (Mario Land 1/2, Link's Awakening, Donkey Kong '94, Kirby's Dream Land, etc). I'd like to see some more third party gems, but I can wait.
Posted: 10/03/11, 20:00:15
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