The Paradox of Kirby: Suckage = Ownage ^_^
I wanted to make a thread specificially for the classic retro games. In light of the 3DS Ambassador Program with the 10 NES and 10 GBA titles, I thought it was time for people to speak out and speak some words of appreciation about the games that for many people were the first console game experience.
I've tried some of the VC games (on the 3DS), and it felt like a blast from the past. Games like Ice Climber, with a preset number of stages, increasing difficulty, having to get to the top, kicking some ass, attaining a highscore (much like with Donkey Kong Jr and Balloon Fight).
Then there's Mario & Yoshi, the classic Super Mario Bros (I almost forgot you couldn't run back to the left in most stages), again a highscore system, time limits...
And Metroid, oh gosh, yes I finally played it for an hour last night and it's pretty crazy. It's a lot like Mega Man, without the linearity. It's an adventure game in essence, and you immediately feel like you're in this big AoL-like dungeon maze, having no map or compass, enemies respawning pretty fast, and no clue where to find powerups and exactly where to go. I'll be needing a walkthrough, but I do feel I should try to beat it any way I can. I find the password system confusing though - are you supposed to always start at the first screen of the game again? Or when you save can you also be dropped in the location you saved in?
Saving in these games is pretty annoying though. Many games don't even allow for it, and with the Zelda games for instance you have to press L+R+Y, press Y to switch to player two (you need to be on the Start menu first), and there press Up+A to make the save window appear, then switch back to player 1, and use Y and click START to save. That's a lot of work. I want the GC Collector's Edition again, where you can save by simply pressing the X button I think on the START subscreen. Ah well.
Feel free to discuss your experiences with the Classic games (including the likes of Kid Icarus, which I've also yet to play).