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TheMidnightSnack

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Pong on NES?
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:26:18 pm »
Are there any good ports of Pong for the Nes that I should know about? I wouldn't think that any official ports would exist, but I've been wrong before. Anyways, anything anyone can direct me to? With a computer opponent or otherwise; I just think a Pong game on Nes would be fine.

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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 02:03:33 pm »
It exists, but because most adults (older than, say, 24) want to stay out of legal trouble, it is impossible to tell you exactly where to find it.
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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 02:44:10 pm »
It exists, but because most adults (older than, say, 24) want to stay out of legal trouble, it is impossible to tell you exactly where to find it.
Oh? Is there a particular story I had missed on why NES homebrew pong or something would be tricky? I know the tetris people get a bit uppity about homebrew versions of tetris but as far as I was aware pong was in the clear, and arguably the main "my first more than hello world" homebrew on most of the systems I have followed.

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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2019, 03:21:49 pm »
I have no real comment about whether pong is tricky because I got into the scene so late, and haven't followed news of this sort until joining this forum. It seems like many people began to hoard games as early as 1996. I used to think stealing was bad  :woot!:, but now I think preservation of video games is important.
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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 04:57:31 pm »
I have no real comment about whether pong is tricky because I got into the scene so late, and haven't followed news of this sort until joining this forum. It seems like many people began to hoard games as early as 1996. I used to think stealing was bad  :woot!:, but now I think preservation of video games is important.

:huh: Okay then.

So browsing through the GoodNES set, Battle Ball by UDISI is a simple pong game. There are better ones if you, y'know, type "pong nes" into Google. ::)

Like this: https://github.com/TomBrannan/NES-Pong
Or this: https://dendy.club/homebrew/3500-pong-for-the-nes.html

And of course they're all homebrew public domain games, so obviously there is no "legal trouble" that POWCo-op refers to. Though to be honest, if you want to find a more interesting game of pong, I'd recommend Nogginknockers 2 for DOS. I'll let you Google that one. ;)

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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 12:38:36 pm »
Or this: [censored]
That links to a website with full retail NES games for download. Some legal trouble for sure. ;)

I once read there was a many games in 1 bootleg with a decent version of Pong on it, but I've no idea which one it is.

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Re: Pong on NES?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 06:24:36 pm »
That links to a website with full retail NES games for download. Some legal trouble for sure. ;)

If so, I wasn't aware, and I'm happy to remove the link if the mods so desire.

To be honest, it probably would've been better to just make a lmgtfy.com link and be done with it. :D