« on: October 07, 2012, 10:07:23 pm »
These are some great examples. Wish I had more time to try these games out at the moment, but I plan to eventually. A few more games I'd like to add:
I found this to be a fun platformer. It has a great difficulty curve and when you beat the game, you get to play a harder mode, which I found to be one of the most difficult modes of any NES game out there, but still fun.
One of the best racing games I've played on NES. Comparable to RC Pro Am, which was more popular, but you could actually jump in this one, and it's set in a futuristic era.
Mouryou Senki Madara (J)
A game I found through RHDN's news feed, this is one of the best RPGs I've played on the NES. Excellent music, fun strategy-based battles, and a game with an actual storyline.
Not terribly obscure, but worthy of mention simply because I don't think it gets enough recognition for how fun it is. It's way different from the arcade version, which I found to be next to impossible - this version is really hard, but playable and beatable. I have made it as far as the last stage on the actual console.
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Another well-designed game by Capcom. It's an action-adventure platformer with extremely memorable music. Must be given a chance.
Okay, this game isn't amazing, and I don't think it's all that obscure either. But it is a testament to Squaresoft's non-RPG work, and even includes original music by Nobuo Uematsu, which bears resemblance to music in Final Fantasy games. The gameplay itself can be frustrating, but fun if played the right way.
And now for a few games that I find to be grossly overrated:
Any game in the Wizards and Warriors series
I just don't get it. These games are absolutely terrible, and my main complaint are the controls. There is nothing fun about the knight's movement scheme, in fact, it feels like I have virtually no control. His weapon is the worst part - you can't hit a damn thing.
Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
Maybe I just don't get it, or maybe I don't have a knack for sports games. I just don't find this to be fun.
Say what you will, but in reality, it's just a hastily-made adventure game using a primitive Metroid engine. It's also too damn hard.