Would you buy a modern NES?

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#1 Edited by Cabbage_TheMan (268 posts) -

I was just thinking that there is a huge market for people that want a game system but don't want to spend a lot of money. The system would basically have the graphical power of a 3DS, but be a home console. They could re-release some of their best games on it. Ideally use cartridges again (fuck yeah). The games would focus on story a lot more, etc.

What do you guys think? If the price is right (around $80 bucks probably) I would buy the shit out of that.

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#2 Posted by Cloudenvy (5896 posts) -

Nah, as much nostalgia as I have for some older NES games I'm not really interested in seeing remakes of them.

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#3 Posted by Cabbage_TheMan (268 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: What about new games?

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#4 Posted by leinad44 (629 posts) -

I really cannot see that catching on, considering we have the online stores to buy old games built into our current gen consoles.

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#5 Posted by Cloudenvy (5896 posts) -

@Cabbage_TheMan: What's the point if it's entirely new games? if it has the graphical power of a 3DS just release them on the 3DS.

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#6 Posted by Cabbage_TheMan (268 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: The idea is that it would be way way cheaper than the 3DS because you don't have to make it with a touch screen, 3D, or super compact.

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#7 Posted by JasonR86 (10246 posts) -

No. We have the old NES. A new one wouldn't be the same.

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#8 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

Isn't this what the Bob's Game guy is doing.

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#9 Posted by DeF (5439 posts) -

what you're talking about is basically a Wii (except for the cartridge thing)

-NES style controls (wiimote on the side) with some other options

-3DS-like (simple) graphics

-"pure" gameplay-focused game

-wide variety of classic games available

-ultra low-budget

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#10 Posted by Cloudenvy (5896 posts) -

@Cabbage_TheMan: Not interested then, the touchscreen (which you don't have to use) could lead to streamlining of UI for the better, 3D in 2D games is super neat and I don't really mind how compact handhelds are.

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#11 Posted by rockman29 (13 posts) -

I would buy it, if developers supported it. I feel like this would be Nintendo's domain. I wonder how they could get it to work in tandem with 3DS. Maybe it could support similar games or even the same games as much as possible.

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#12 Edited by Justin258 (15643 posts) -

...or you could sell a 3DS with a peripheral that lets you plug it into the TV and play it like a console.

For NES games and other older games, use an emulator or take the less shady route and buy them on the Wii. Me, I prefer my emulators. Way more options and I can use whichever controller I wish.

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#13 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

I didn't like the NES as much as I would like to see it return. I think most of the games were bad by today standards, and had really basic plots. Not Ninja Gaiden though. 
 
But I would be for a less powerful hardware more third party friendly.

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#14 Posted by oldjack327 (150 posts) -

Why do we need a new console? Why not just release new NES consoles as is... since there's a crazy large back catalog of cheap used games, and there are people still making new games for this 26 year old system.

Like... Battle Kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQzmvefrl5w

Speaking of which, I still have my NES plugged in... and I haven't beaten Battle Kid yet... hmmm.

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#15 Posted by Cabbage_TheMan (268 posts) -

@oldjack327 said:

Why do we need a new console? Why not just release new NES consoles as is... since there's a crazy large back catalog of cheap used games, and there are people still making new games for this 26 year old system.

Like... Battle Kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQzmvefrl5w

Speaking of which, I still have my NES plugged in... and I haven't beaten Battle Kid yet... hmmm.

I would buy that too! I had no idea people were making games for the NES still. Can you get Battle Kid in cartridge form?

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