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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by alienjesus Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:05 am

Michi wrote:I've made it up to the Valley segment of Pokemon Snap this weekend. Not having played it for many years (many, many years...), I forgot how arbitrary its scoring system is. As a photographer, it irks me when I end up taking a sweet looking shot, only to have Professor Oak nitpick that the Pokemon isn't located dead center of the damn picture :?

That aside, it's still a really fun little game and I'm sort of sad that it never received some sort of sequel. I'd totally buy a modern Pokemon Snap with a better scoring system and larger roster.


Professor Oak doesn't know the rule of thirds.

Pokémon Snap not getting a sequel on Wii U is one of those open goal misses that Nintendo sometimes have, like not putting out a Four Swords game on DS line consoles or not putting out Virtual Boy titles on 3DS Virtual Console.
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by BogusMeatFactory Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 pm

alienjesus wrote:
Michi wrote:I've made it up to the Valley segment of Pokemon Snap this weekend. Not having played it for many years (many, many years...), I forgot how arbitrary its scoring system is. As a photographer, it irks me when I end up taking a sweet looking shot, only to have Professor Oak nitpick that the Pokemon isn't located dead center of the damn picture :?

That aside, it's still a really fun little game and I'm sort of sad that it never received some sort of sequel. I'd totally buy a modern Pokemon Snap with a better scoring system and larger roster.


Professor Oak doesn't know the rule of thirds.

Pokémon Snap not getting a sequel on Wii U is one of those open goal misses that Nintendo sometimes have, like not putting out a Four Swords game on DS line consoles or not putting out Virtual Boy titles on 3DS Virtual Console.


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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by noiseredux Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:35 pm

alienjesus wrote:Pokémon Snap not getting a sequel on Wii U is one of those open goal misses that Nintendo sometimes have, like not putting out a Four Swords game on DS line consoles


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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by alienjesus Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:43 pm

noiseredux wrote:
alienjesus wrote:Pokémon Snap not getting a sequel on Wii U is one of those open goal misses that Nintendo sometimes have, like not putting out a Four Swords game on DS line consoles


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You know what I mean :lol:

Everyones big complain with Four Swords Adventures was the need to connect GBAs to have 2 screens for multiplayer. Nintendo then spends the next 13 years actively selling a console with 2 screens by default and somehow the 2 concepts pass on seperate trains in the night, never to meet.
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by noiseredux Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:58 pm

Haha, yes I know you mean.

On that thought - Ninty seems pretty intent to continue the 3DS line basically until people stop buying games for it. I almost wonder why they haven't figured out a way to use the 3DS with the Switch then. Much like using GBA's on Gamecube, you could have the Switch docked for big screen and 3DS for "controllers" with other stuff on the screen as well. Again... Four Swords would be the obvious showpiece.
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm

I think we can all agree, though, that the lack of Virtual Boy games on the 3DS virtual console was a big miss. The lack of a Panzer Dragoon game for the Wii was another, but that’s not all on Nintendo.
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by cward24 Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:12 pm

I dug out my old copy of Elemental Gearbolt and light gun but I realized that I no longer have a crt television to play it on. :(
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by pook99 Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:59 pm

I plan on playing Panzer Dragoon on Saturn and Wild Guns reloaded on PC, although I guess that is cheating since reloaded came out pretty recently, I bought it on the steam sale so I figure this is as good of an excuse as any to play it.

I probably won't get to either until my vacation next week unless I get a snow day tomorrow

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I never played space harrier, I've heard lots of great things about it over the years, maybe this month is a good month to finally play it. Assuming I can play any version do you feel the PCE version is the best? Or should I just MAME it and do the arcade original?
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by prfsnl_gmr Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:08 am

cward24 wrote:I dug out my old copy of Elemental Gearbolt and light gun but I realized that I no longer have a crt television to play it on. :(


<sad trombone>

I feel you on this. I need to get through that game someday, and I’m not sure how I’ll do it. It’s supposed to be pretty great.

pook99 wrote:I plan on playing Panzer Dragoon on Saturn and Wild Guns reloaded on PC, although I guess that is cheating since reloaded came out pretty recently, I bought it on the steam sale so I figure this is as good of an excuse as any to play it.

I probably won't get to either until my vacation next week unless I get a snow day tomorrow

marurun wrote:My personal fave Space Harrier is the PCE version (no surprise). It is pretty fast and holds up well.


I never played space harrier, I've heard lots of great things about it over the years, maybe this month is a good month to finally play it. Assuming I can play any version do you feel the PCE version is the best? Or should I just MAME it and do the arcade original?


I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again...3DS is the way to go on that game. Once you’ve experienced scaling sprites in 3D, you can’t go back. Also, M2’s port is amazing.
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Re: February Together Retro: Off the Rails

by marurun Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:24 am

At the time, the PCE port was as good as any other, and better than most might give it credit for. That's my main reason for loving it: nostalgia.
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