Zelda 2 is awesome! First Zeldagame I ever played :D
Yea I never much cared for Zelda 2.
I wish I could save in these, because I will never play through one of these games in a sitting.
As someone who got both the price drop and the ambassador benefits, I find it hard to be upset about anything.
Decent list. I'd probably trade one of those for Punch-Out!!, but I guess you can't win them all.
Zelda 2 is definitely an underrated game. I wouldn't call it my favourite in the series, but a lot of people dismiss it too quickly because of the difficulty.
For the most part, I think this is a pretty good list of games. Kid Icarus would have made more sense than Yoshi's Egg, it could have helped hype up the new game coming.. but I'm not complaining. Whether or not this will make up for the massive price drop is another matter all together though. I'll enjoy the free games, but as a loyal Nintendo supporter, I definitely won't be buying any of their systems at launch ever again.
I actually preferred zelda 2 to the original. Am I crazy?
It was hard as hell, but I loved it for that. Then again, I loved Demon Souls, and Dark Souls is my 2nd most anticipated game this year (after Skyrim).
meanwhile random person:dont i have all these games on my nes emulator beat and save stated kinda late to be bringing these out nintnedo
Yup, and why buy the Witcher 2, Portal 2 or Skyrim? I can download them all for free! lol!
Yeah, sorry, but some of us aren't thieves.
No thank you 3DS.
@XxRANGAxX said:Where the fuck is A Link to the Past!!!?!??I dunno....must be that whole thing about this being a collection of NES releases. Funny how that works.
Where the fuck is A Link to the Past!!!?!??
I dunno....must be that whole thing about this being a collection of NES releases. Funny how that works.
Yes I guess i read it in much excitement hoping they where finally going to say "A Link to the past" and read SNES rather than NES........sorry if I coursed you any inconvenience and have a good day :)
I'm at least hoping for it to be a GBA ambassador game, but I'm not sure how Capcom's involvement with the original GBA release would affect that.
I'll be perfectly happy if a SNES VC popped up though.
It would be nice to get something in 3D to play on this 3D system.
Word. I am still convinced that this whole "3D Revolution" of home entertainment is going to turn out to be an overblown fad. Sales don't lie, so these companies need to put up or shut up.
It would be nice to get something in 3D to play on this 3D system. So far I'm sort of at a loss since the games I have so far are franchises that are great on anything but a 3DS for various reasons, and there's nothing else out right now I'd buy... Little tech demo toys would be enough, but I've played NES games on everything by now.
No Punch-Out, Kirby Adventure, Kid Icarus, or Super Mario Bros 3? Awesome.
No honour amongst thi--commenters claiming that these games are 'widely available'.
All of these ambassador games are worth maybe $20 to me max - not $80. I have played all of these games through the years and they've all not aged too well. I see absolutely no reason I'd ever want to play one of these games over a more modern game I have on hand. I'd feel it a much better deal if Nintendo sent out some free 3/DSWare in this deal, but those platforms are still a little underwhelming.
@Redbullet685: I know right? Blew my fucking mind.
@Gredler: Thanks, I'm all set now. These games come out on my birthday, what a great gift!
Wow. The umpteenth port of the first Super Mario Bros. and Zelda again. Thanks Nintendo! Also, stuff nobody wants like Donkey Kong Jr., NES Open Tournament Golf and other relics. Like Metroid - jeez laweez; that game sucks. I HATE it when people treat it like it's awesome; it's a poor, poor game. Just like practically every other first gen "black background" NES title from Nintendo. Considering the amazing games that came out between '89 and '92 for the NES, I'm really getting sick of Nintendo recycling stuff from, like, '86 or something. This is horsesh**, to be honest. I'll pick up Zelda 2 since it's different and HASN'T been recycled endlessly by Nintendo so far. I'm also curious about Wrecking Crew and Ice Climbers, but mostly this is a whole lotta "meh".
So people are actually gona rebuy nes games? I mean come on, these things can be found anywhere. Nintendo needs to stop milking these old games. Just put them in the brower for free for anyonne with a ds3.... Or put it on a nice page where anyone could play them on a ds3.
ehh... not liking these. really feelin meh about these.
the first 5 NES games - AWESOME last 5 (newly announced) NES games - Fucking Horrible that averages out to MEH.....god dammit Nintendo I give you some hope and then you slap me in the face. what happened to the ORIGINAL Mario Bros, or DONKEY KONG, or Mario 2 and 3 ....HOLY SHT
Zelda II is the best Zelda game next to Wind Waker.
the first 5 NES games - AWESOME last 5 (newly announced) NES games - Fucking Horrible that averages out to MEH.....god dammit Nintendo I give you some hope and then you slap me in the face. what happened to Original Mario Bros !Donkey Kong !SMB2 !SMB3! Kirby !Kid Icarus!BATTLETOADS! TETRIS! anything besides wrecking crew, mario golf, zelda 2, and god damn yoshi. you should have just made it the worst 5 games ever and replace metroid with donkey kong jr math! GOD DAMMIT
Wow...That was really worth me getting raped $100... Thanks Nintendo.
Either way I knew it was a stupid thing when I bought it, part of the reason I wanted it.
Awesome!, something to do on my 20 hour flight to Sydney
no where near as good as the rumerd list and most of the new games on that list do not appeal to me. but metroid and zelda 2 nice job nintendo
While it's nice that Nintendo is doing this, I can't help but feel that they just chose whichever games they figured wouldn't sell well due to everyone already having them in some form or just not being very popular (NES Open Tournament Golf? Really?) and it seems like they may have missed out on some potentially great advertising opportunities via this 'gift'. In particular, the absence of Super Mario Bros. 3 seems baffling just because the upcoming Mario game is hyping up the return of the raccoon suit like crazy and the inclusion of SMB 3 would have likely helped to fuel the hype among 'ambassadors'. The inclusion of Metroid instead of Kirby's Adventure or especially Kid Icarus is also an odd choice as there is no upcoming Metroid game but both Kirby and Pit have new games coming out on the 3DS quite soon (even if the gameplay is completely different, it would still likely fuel hype). The only reason I can think of for why Nintendo didn't include at least 1 of these games in the hopes of generating hype for the upcoming entries in their respective series is they are confident that the 3DS games will sell well and hope to get a surge in sales on people downloading the NES games once they become purchasable, but since Nintendo tends to take the safe route that's an odd path for them to choose over 'cheap hype in the form of apology gifts' in my opinion.
All this does is make me not want to buy a this-model 3DS even more. I mean, it's $170 for a first-iteration 3DS model with 20 games a few weeks ago, or $170 for a first-iteration 3DS model without any of these games, in the next year or year-and-a-half. Thanks anyway.
I didn't even know Yoshi had his own game before Super Mario World. Edit: Wow, according to the wiki, Yoshi came out (On the NES) after SMW.
Can we trade Yoshi for Yoshi's Cookies, Golf for Pro Wrestling, and Ice Climber for Popeye? Other then that great selection though I hope Wrecking Crew is as fun as my 6 year old brain remembers it.
Great, now people have something to play at least.
Nothing in this sentence makes any sense....
Zelda II is the best Zelda hands down with Wind Waker running a close second. If you get a chance to play either one to completion go for it.
So, let me get this straight- Nintendo is trying to get me to buy a 25 year old game that's been released on nearly every system since the NES? Where's the new stuff, Nintendo?
The... new... NES games? ...That they're trying to get you to ...buy.... by giving them away for free...
Cool Metroid and Zelda 2! These games were too hard for me when I first started playing games in the mid 80's, so I sadly missed out on enjoying these classics. But not for long. And I've never heard of Wrecking Crew.
I remember trying and hating Zelda 2 because it wasn't like the first one, and it was goddamn difficult to me. But I watched my babysitter fight dark Link and it was mind blowingly awesome at the time.
Man, I feel worse and worse for all you poor saps every time. All of the games I didn't recognize are just clones of Mario's origin story. Blah.
What the hell are you talking about?
You are going to continue to never play Zelda 2. That game is impenetrable.