— Nintendo Enthusiast: While most gamers rave over the Nintendo Switch Online NES collection, one writer just doesn't see the appeal.
Most NES games provide basic experiences I’d rather get free Switch games monthly
hopefully some day..
even in the 90s i wasn't fan of NES console. i had a 16bit console and NES games really looked and played aweful. i wouldnt play a NES game today. 16bits games on the other hand sometimes exceed the quality and fun factor of most games nowadays
@bouzebbal - I have to think we will see SNES games on the online service some day. Would be awesome to have some of the classic SNES games with online multiplayer :D
Yeah. Even if they offered stinkers like 1,2 Switch i'd gladly accept it.
Yes, any switch games every month or... it doesnt even have to be a switch game. A free current gen indie game would be better than nes games.
Thiz is Greedtendo you are talking about. Not gonna happen.
Exactly, id love for Nintendo to adopt the others online services by giving 1 switch game and 1 indie game every month. Nes games are fine and all but i doubt theres a large group of people paying 20$ a year to play these games when its mostly people paying to play online. Id gladly pay 60$ a year if it came with 1 switch and 1 indie game every month
Ive said this from the jump. Nes is good for its time. It didn't age well like SNES. Also didn't have a powerful lineup that can warrant this. Nothing on Nintendo is a must have that isn't already easily accessible. If SNES games like turtles in time, dkc 1-3, Mario world. Battle toads s double dragon etc. It would make sense but not nes games. N64 games would have been perfect since they're all pretty big on multiplayer
Believe it or not... most the 1st partys we are still playing to this day on Nintendo came from the snes and n64 gen. Nes had its exclusives like mario zelda and metroid and gamecube perfected mario zelda and metroid. I even remember playing smash bros for the 1st time on the n64... its crazy how long ago that was. And also remember playing mario kart for the 1st time on the snes. Such nostagia in Nintendo as it was my 1st console with so many memories.
Exactly. All the iconic games are on SNES and N64. I started on Nintendo and my father gave me his snes at like 3 and never went back to nes. SNES has iconic games and they all aged amazingly. N64 had the best Multiplayer Experience and most games controlled great. I don't think Nintendo realizes this though :'(
Hopefully it will continue to grow. As it stands, I've not played most of these games provided. They are fun for a short time, but only if I am basically desperate. As you say, they haven't aged very well. They really should have modernized the controls to support more than two buttons. Hitting two buttons to jump in the two beatem ups is kind of strange when we have 4-6 other buttons we could use that aren't being used.
For Nintendo its loyal fans only deserve NES games or in terms of money ...just pennies. SNES games are too much of a loss in sales for Nintendo to give away. That is how greedy Greedtendo is. Mean while at PS Plus Sony thinks PlayStation gamers deserve current gen games even AAA games at that.
Agree with article.
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NES games have not aged that well. Nostalgia? What nostalgia? All i remember is that I was so frustated with some of those games, they were unfairly difficult.
Nostalgia on NES is a really interisting case where most of people developed feelings about a console that they didn't have.
Legend of Zelda, TMNT, TMNT Arcade, Xevious, Joust, Jackal, Marble Madness (made by Mark Cerny himself), Contra, Super Contra, Mario, Mario 3, Chip n Dale, Duck Tales, Duck Hunt, Double Dragon, Dr. Mario, Paper Boy, Super Dodgeball, Tennis, Mario Golf...I can still play all of these today with no complaints.
Id add metroid, q bert... dr mario is so amazing! Still to this day.
Master Blaster is timeless
Blades of Steel is still one of the best Hockey games ever made.:)
I think whether it aged will or not is dependent on the game. A lot of games were unfairly difficult, and that's because they were trying to extend the game time. But more than being difficult, many of them actually required that you learn how to play well, and learn sections of the game to actually get past them. Many games nowadays don't really require that you know how to play well, and button mashing can get you through most of them, and most quite literally have little arrows telling you where to go, or "hints" telling you how to overcome something. Some obvious exceptions exists, but overall, games have become too easy nowadays, so if that's what you're used to, then playing these old games would feel frustrating....which they could be at times back then too.
I had an NES, sure there is nostalgia, but I also didn't have a majority of these games on it. What I really want is the SNES, because I went straight from NES to Genesis and never had a SNES. I played a few on virtual console before, but most I haven't tried. Hopefully what they are trying to do is keep growing the library as a sort of gaming history lesson working its way up to more current gen. What I would prefer them do is to pick some from each gen and add those so there is a sample of games. I just wonder how long it will take to get past NES. Could be a very long time.
I hope so. I just can't get into NES games anymore. SNES games on the other hand, I'm all for it.
Oh gee ya think?
Agree. Unless they add a coop campaign mode to the original Zelda, I do not feel like playing that game today, where I could play A link to t he past or better yet Breath of the wild. That is true for all NES games for me. Additional multiplayer/network features have to be substantial or they won't improve the experience for me. Since I have not much nostalgia for NES games and they haven't aged too well, I don't see me playing them at all.
Some of those games are much more fun than what we have today.
not at all, many of these games are timeless because they are fun to play period. Many gamers don't seem to get it because they play games mostly to progress the story.
all crap cant believe i played that shite back in the day
why would anyone want to play nes games in 2018? this thought is wayyyyy beyond my comprehension.
Same reason you would want to play a game from, snes, n64, GameCube, ps1, ps2, PS4, etc. today. Because video games are fun.
I wanted SNES games tbh. The online for Switch has been shite.
I was too young for the NES, there's no nostalgia value for me. But the 16-bit era I'll be all over.
NES was AMAZING in its time but it's really hard for me to go back to playing 30 year old games in this day and age..I might play Mario or Zelda for a little while but it will get old pretty fast...now SNES games on the other hand has aged so much better..than are quit a few SNES games I could go back to..Link to the Past will forever be greatness as well as Super Mario 3,Super Mario World,Battletoads,etc....retro games are just weird to me these days...I would rather play 2D SNES games than 3D PS1 games..these days it is so hard to go back to the horrible controls of early 3D games
Lol I’ll pay them to not give them to me.
I do not recall that many people raving. It was actually the opposite, it was a let down.
Agreed. Boring AF....were the hell are the Gamecube and n64 games????
I tried the free 7 day thing for darksouls beta. Didn't like the game, so tried the online freebies. Rushed through a couple of minutes in each but none were to my interest. I'd wait till SNES titles are introduced in the service.
I am really amazed at the martyrdom and long suffering Nintendo loyalists put up with such a stingy company like Scroogetendo.
If World Cup has online function, then it's beyond worth it for $20 a year just for that. I'm not sure what games are on right now, it's only going to get better. It's boring, yeah, I get it.
Should have included other games from the SNES, Gamecube, N64 and not rely on the NES alone. I like the online 2 player aspect but I'll just stick with my NES mini it has just about all the games Nintendo offers for the NES online.
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