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Last week I ordered an old NES game for my Wife that she used to play as a kid called Adventure Island 2 off of Amazon which finally came in the mail yesterday. So I had to pull my old NES out of the big Rubbermaid container it was in and unwrap the green bubble wrap that was on it. I then had to locate the controller, which was easy, and then find the power plug which was hidden pretty well but I found it after about 10 minutes of looking. No, what took forever was getting the system to read the game. I forgot just how much of a pain in the ass it is to get a NES to read a damn cart. For clarification, this is the classic OG NES and not the revised top loader design that was released later in it's life cycle.

I only have 2 other games for it which is Mario/Duck Hunt and Tetris. After some messing around, and cotton swabbing with rubbing alcohol I was able to get Mario to work, but still couldn't get Adventure Island 2 to work. Not matter what I would only get a red screen. After a while I decided to try Tetris, which at first was giving me the same red screen but after quite a few times of taking the game out and sticking it back in I got it to work.

So out of desperation I decided to try Adventure Island again, and Amazingly it worked. Also something Amazing is that Adventure Island 2 is a lot of fun and very addicting. But also hard as alot of games from that era were and it was a lot of fun watching my wife and 7 year old son take turns playing and dying at the game.

If anyone has an old school NES i suggest checking this game out. I got it for $20. Or I guess you could emulate it I suppose, probably less of a hassle.

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I know I've played some of it, though I can't remember how much exactly. I've owned the original AI since I was little and that one gets pretty bullshit hard - one of those I decided to revisit and conquer as an adult.

Posted November 29th by Pirate_Ninja
Pirate_Ninja

If you blow the cartridge hard enough Super Mario 64 boots up.

I had NES for awhile when I was younger and played Super Mario World 3 all the time. Got it for my 3DS now through e-store and still can't beat last World.

Posted November 29th by Kaot0
Kaot0

" I've owned the original AI since I was little and that one gets pretty bullshit hard - one of those I decided to revisit and conquer as an adult."

Yeah, I consider myself pretty good at side scrolling platformers as I grew up playing them, but this game suckers you in. The first island is mostly easy , setting you up to think you are pretty good at the game. Then you get to the second island and it ramps the difficulty up. I haven't gotten past the second island yet as I really haven't had a lot of time to sit down and play it but this is a game I wish I had played as a kid.

"I had NES for awhile when I was younger and played Super Mario World 3 all the time. Got it for my 3DS now through e-store and still can't beat last World."

I haven't beaten SM3 since I was 12 on the SNES's super mario allstars pack, but I remember World 8 being a bitch to get through.

Edited November 29th by Q
Q
64 Bits of Pure Power!

I haven't beaten SM3 since I was 12 on the SNES's super mario allstars pack, but I remember World 8 being a bitch to get through.


@Q

3DS version comes with a restore point so I set myself up in first world with 22 lives, in racoon form with some goodies and the flutes. So I'm ready to go back to fire island any time!

Posted December 1st by Kaot0
Kaot0

Restore points are for chumps

Just kidding, I would have loved that feature as a kid. Atleast super Mario all stars let you stay in the world if you got a game over. You just had to play through all the stages again to get to bowsers castle.

Posted December 1st by Q
Q
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