Let's Fail At Old Games: Super Mario Bros

Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

I thought of an interesting experiment. 
 
How about I take an old classic game that I haven't played in several years, and record my attempt at playing it now? This will be a pure, unedited run. I will take a game, hit record and see how I do after several years. We all would like to think that some things are never forgotten, and if we'd sit down in front of one of these games we would run to the end on a single life on our first attempt.
 
As it turns out, things are much more grim than that.
 
   
  

  Please don't laugh too hard.
#1 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

I thought of an interesting experiment. 
 
How about I take an old classic game that I haven't played in several years, and record my attempt at playing it now? This will be a pure, unedited run. I will take a game, hit record and see how I do after several years. We all would like to think that some things are never forgotten, and if we'd sit down in front of one of these games we would run to the end on a single life on our first attempt.
 
As it turns out, things are much more grim than that.
 
   
  

  Please don't laugh too hard.
#2 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Mario is way too floaty in the first game. I can't play it anymore. Mechanics have just improved so much since then (yes, games are better NOW). So I feel your pain.

#3 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@PrivateIronTFU said:
" Mario is way too floaty in the first game. I can't play it anymore. Mechanics have just improved so much since then (yes, games are better NOW). So I feel your pain. "
I didn't have problems with the handling at all, it worked just as I remembered it.
#4 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

Also totally taking requests by the way, I understand Battletoads should appear in this thing?

#5 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

why didn't you use the world 8 skip...

#6 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

Rayman, or is it too long? I went back to Rayman, and I found it bloody hard.

#7 Posted by Butano (1728 posts) -

I'd be down for Battletoads. 
Also, what consoles would you be using to play? Or are you just running emulators?

#8 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Megaman would be a real ass kicker.

#9 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@dbz1995 said:
" Rayman, or is it too long? I went back to Rayman, and I found it bloody hard. "
Too long? The overall game length and the length of time it takes for me to get a Game Over screen will be wildly different.
 
@Butano said:
" I'd be down for Battletoads. Also, what consoles would you be using to play? Or are you just running emulators? "

I'm thinking NES/SNES, as those consoles have the classic games I actually have some experience with in my life, but I wouldn't mind throwing a Sonic game into a Genesis maybe?
 
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" Megaman would be a real ass kicker. "

I'll probably do Megaman II eventually.
#10 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

Dark Forces
 
DO IT

#11 Posted by Butano (1728 posts) -

Ah, Earthworm Jim then!

#12 Posted by skrutop (3615 posts) -

It's funny watching this, because I had a pretty much set way of going through SMB.  It's weird to see someone else play.  Great idea for a series! 
 
Mega Man 2 would be my recommendation.

#13 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@Butano said:
" Ah, Earthworm Jim then! "
Duuuuuude, I don't think I've ever not-failed at that game. Great one!
#14 Edited by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

Killer Instinct!
 
The last death almost had me in tears-this is a brilliant idea.
 
Keep in mind that normally I rage on my first death in SMB-which is normally falling at the elevators in 1-2.

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