Submitted by penguinhunter 945d ago | image

What if NES Games Were Developed with Today’s Industry Standards

Gaming has changed a lot since the NES days. And I’m not just talking about the graphics, sound or even 3D environments. I’m referring to how the industry as a whole reshaped. Tutorials, micro-transactions, achievements, making the game more accessible to everyone etc… All that stuff, plus more, has transformed the industry. I’m not complaining, nor do I think video games are worse now then back in the 80s. (Culture, Retro)

penguinhunter  +   945d ago
I really miss codes...
admiralvic  +   945d ago
Some games still have codes. One of the most recent I can think of is BioShock Infinite.
DeadIIIRed  +   945d ago
Really though the code in Bioshock Infinite is more of a nostalgic throwback than anything else (1999 Mode).
admiralvic  +   945d ago
@ DeadlllRed

Does that really matter? Penguinhunter said they missed codes and noted some games (which do totally exist) still have them and the most recent was BioShock Infinite, which you yourself admit has a code. So I really fail to see your point.. Sure they can't all be like Shank 2 (unlocks a special character in the hoard mode), but still a billion times better than...

"1999 Mode Early Unlock - $.99
Play the hardest mode in BioShock Infinite right off the bat. For a limited time get it for $.99, which is half off the normal sale price."
L6RD7BLU3  +   945d ago
I miss extra content when you beat a game...Oh wait no there still here but as PAID DLC, man that sucks.
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n4f  +   945d ago
after seeing those picture, i shed a tear
its so true
refocusedman  +   945d ago
You would have had to pay $5.99 for the konami code as in game dlc.
crazysammy  +   945d ago
Haha I got a good laugh from the pictures. Especially Neal Anderson from the bears on Tecmo Super Bowl. That dude always got hurt.
yugovega  +   945d ago
gaming would have died 30 years ago. just like it is now.
josephayal  +   945d ago
too bad Most games today have Hollywood movie budgets
andjudunno  +   945d ago
Wow that punchout screen was scary
Blank  +   945d ago
Wow excellent article, I have always thought about this myself and seeing those images were pretty disheartening like the article said the gaming industry was more innocent back then *sighs*
tweet75  +   945d ago
One thing i would like to have on my nes games is updating fix all the bugs
Auron  +   945d ago
there would be a lot less Nintendo games that's for sure.
mydyingparadiselost  +   945d ago
This is our fault as consumers. If less people would give money to some of these awful business practices we would see less and eventually none of them. Technology only advances in the direction the money goes.
ACEMANWISE  +   945d ago
If NES Games Had Today's Standards
1) Zelda would search for Link and have survival skills.
2) Mario wouldn't be a plumber. He'd be a soldier on pills.
3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wouldn't be mutants.
4) Ninja Gaiden wouldn't be hard.
5) Mike Tyson's Punch Out would include map packs of jail.
6) Contra wouldn't need 99 lives...just 9 seconds to regenerate health.
7) The Power Glove would have been a facepalm protection device.
8) Blowing into a cartridge would be a new form of DRM.
9) The blinking title screen is actually an improvement over today's updates.
10)R.O.B. the Robot would be a hacker instead.
11)Castlevania would be about castles, vampires...and an angry 6 year old who just reported you for winning a whipping contest.
12)8 bits wouldn't be a hardware spec... just another form of online currency that equates to one millionth of a cent.
13) Tetris would look exactly the same.
14) N.E.S. would stand for Neural Entertanment Soapbox.
15) There would never be a Dragon Warrior 3. It would be part 1 with an insane amount of add-ons.
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