Cheap NES Favorites from Childhood

Discussion in 'Game Discussions' started by McMurphy, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. McMurphy

    McMurphy Apostate Against the Eloi

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    Everyone remembers the big-budget NES classics, but how about those hidden treasures that we played because, if not for any other reason, they were cheap. I can think of three all time examples from my childhood:

    Excitebike. Nevermind the fact that your biker isn't going around in a circle yet somehow makes laps. It was fun, simple, and players could even make their own tracks. Too bad the "Save" and "Load" options were, as the manual put it, only to be functional in later editions....which never came out, by the way, unless you count Excitebike 64.

    Yo Noid! Remember this '80s mascot for Dominos Pizza? The game was dirt cheap, but somehow addictive. The programmers must have been strapped on time and resources because the game would freeze up if Noid tied the opponent in the pizza eating contests. The funny thing is that the makers even addressed the fact in the manual. The expired coupons that came with the game was also a nice touch.

    North & South. The game was boring as a single player cart, but I remember a friend and I staying up all night playing this pixel version of the Civil War.

    What were your favorite cheap NES games?
     
  2. Neon

    Neon Brighter than a lightbulb

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    I totally agree about Excitebike, it was awesome. Some of my other favorites include:

    - River City Ransom
    - Bionic Commando
    - Blaster Master
    - Ice Climber (I think that's the name)

    NES will forever remain a classic.
     
  3. BionicGriff

    BionicGriff Where is everybody?

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    I love Excite Bike and Bionic Commando.

    My contribution though will have to be Snake Rattle 'N' Roll!
     
  4. BionicGriff

    BionicGriff Where is everybody?

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    Oh, and also Silk Worm.

    Kind of like what McMurphy said about North and South. It was ok by itself, but me and my friend used to stay up all hours of the night with that one, lot of good memories there.
     
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