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Which generations should be included

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HylianSwordsman said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Well from what I've seen side-scrolling games like Mega Man and Sonic Mania are still relevant, but what's been keeping them relevant?

Not chasing modern trends, that's for sure. They just sold on their own merit.

But I thought mostly people like me, who grew up with side-scrolling games, bought them.



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James Pond. Never heard of that but it doesn't look too much like a Bond parody other than its name.

HylianSwordsman said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Well from what I've seen side-scrolling games like Mega Man and Sonic Mania are still relevant, but what's been keeping them relevant?

Not chasing modern trends, that's for sure. They just sold on their own merit.

Sonic Mania 2!!!! ......

 

online only battle Royale game

*gun to temple*



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Ganoncrotch said: 

I think the SNES possibly didn't include some stages which were upsidedown for a technical reason, stages actually had me and my bro at the time sitting on the couch upsidedown to play it with our heads hanging off the pillows, was great lol.

There was also a part 3 which was a hell of a lot faster paced more in the lines of Sonic than the first 2

I didn't get into it quite as much as the first two games.

Also there was an amazing sports game featuring James Pond in the Aquatic Games, absolutely great for breaking megadrive pads and bleeding from the knuckles to get gold medals in this.... ahh... before the advent of turbo fire pads.

 

so the mega drive versions are definitive... interesting to know.

fast james pond? now that blows my mind lol. is the stretching mechanic still intact?

seeing as i want to preserve my controllers, i might avoid that sports game.



HomokHarcos said:
James Pond. Never heard of that but it doesn't look too much like a Bond parody other than its name.

the first game is almost all underwater, the second game you are out to save Santa so that he can deliver presents at christmas time.... there is the track and field games? :D

He also doesn't have a gun and his main ability in the second game at least is the ability to stretch his body up to the sky... ya know... just like in Octopussy!

I do think the "parody" ended at his name, and some of the music for the second game being a clear rip off of Robocop (operation Robocod)

You'll need to skip to 1:30 in this



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CaptainExplosion said:
HylianSwordsman said:

Not chasing modern trends, that's for sure. They just sold on their own merit.

But I thought mostly people like me, who grew up with side-scrolling games, bought them.

I mean isn't that the point? There's a lot of us. We still like those kind of games. You can still earn a profit off them. Sonic doesn't need to be an open-world first person shooter with battle royale mode and zombies to succeed. It can just be what Sonic always was, but with new levels and some new mechanics mixed in, and a couple old design flaws worked out here and there.

I can't believe I have to argue for the existence of a retro gaming market in a retro gaming thread.



Thechalkblock said:

Ganoncrotch said: 

I think the SNES possibly didn't include some stages which were upsidedown for a technical reason, stages actually had me and my bro at the time sitting on the couch upsidedown to play it with our heads hanging off the pillows, was great lol.

There was also a part 3 which was a hell of a lot faster paced more in the lines of Sonic than the first 2

I didn't get into it quite as much as the first two games.

Also there was an amazing sports game featuring James Pond in the Aquatic Games, absolutely great for breaking megadrive pads and bleeding from the knuckles to get gold medals in this.... ahh... before the advent of turbo fire pads.

 

so the mega drive versions are definitive... interesting to know.

fast james pond? now that blows my mind lol. is the stretching mechanic still intact?

seeing as i want to preserve my controllers, i might avoid that sports game.

https://youtu.be/u8dS_yEXOfI?t=3m53s

 

Nope, no stretching from what I played of it, but that really wasn't a whole lot.

 

Also, upsidedown stage from James Pond 2.... man I loved this game so much.

https://youtu.be/kZPA1F4hTBs?t=9m42s



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HylianSwordsman said:
CaptainExplosion said:

But I thought mostly people like me, who grew up with side-scrolling games, bought them.

I mean isn't that the point? There's a lot of us. We still like those kind of games. You can still earn a profit off them. Sonic doesn't need to be an open-world first person shooter with battle royale mode and zombies to succeed. It can just be what Sonic always was, but with new levels and some new mechanics mixed in, and a couple old design flaws worked out here and there.

I can't believe I have to argue for the existence of a retro gaming market in a retro gaming thread.

Sorry if I made you feel like that. What I meant was how can side-scrolling games appeal to the new generation?



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CaptainExplosion said:
HylianSwordsman said:

I mean isn't that the point? There's a lot of us. We still like those kind of games. You can still earn a profit off them. Sonic doesn't need to be an open-world first person shooter with battle royale mode and zombies to succeed. It can just be what Sonic always was, but with new levels and some new mechanics mixed in, and a couple old design flaws worked out here and there.

I can't believe I have to argue for the existence of a retro gaming market in a retro gaming thread.

Sorry if I made you feel like that. What I meant was how can side-scrolling games appeal to the new generation?

I think if a person doesn't enjoy the likes of Sonic Mania there is little else to get them roped in. It's one of those Genre's where that's what they offer, unless you add in co-op like Sonic and Tails... but that's in Mania or I dunno... dubstep?



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Ganoncrotch said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Sorry if I made you feel like that. What I meant was how can side-scrolling games appeal to the new generation?

I think if a person doesn't enjoy the likes of Sonic Mania there is little else to get them roped in. It's one of those Genre's where that's what they offer, unless you add in co-op like Sonic and Tails... but that's in Mania or I dunno... dubstep?

Dubstep? Then this generation is fucked. -_-



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