The NES AI2 is also supposed to be really good. You ride dinosaurs and shit. Dinosaurs! And shit!
Anyone else watched the Go! Go! Kokopolo trailers on there? Yes, trailers plural: a 3 minute one showing in-game footage, and a live-action one. I was mesmerized. They really seem to believe in their product. And to be fair it doesn't look bad at all. I wouldn't be surprised it if was meant to be a full retail release at some point.
Hmm, I must not have played that one but I was never a fan of the original Adventure Island. Super Adventure Island II is also quite a departure from the original formula though which is why I love it so much. Or maybe that's just nostalgia... it's probably a terrible game. I'm still purchasing it though
Ooooh, some parts I had forgotten but this is awesome Shields, armors, weapons, an overhead map area with random battles, different levels that link to each other kind of in a Metroid fashion. Awesome!
Games could get lost in the shuffle that way, and I suppose Nintendo is wary of that. Even if it's just a "ROM dump", it's pretty expensive to publish on the eShop because Nintendo is part of the ESRB and therefore you need your game to be rated to be published on their platforms. And that costs a couple grands at least.
@Guillaume A couple of grand? Really? Well, that's bullshit, especially on games that are simply ROM dumps. Nintendo can't break the code for these games? Isn't the ESRB a self-regulatory body? Would Nintendo get fined for not complying?
I wish I could find again the article I got that info from. It broke down the costs pretty well, and the gist of it was basically that making old games available is more expensive than it sounds. All sorts of people and copyrights to tracks down, even if you don't count the ESRB fees.