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Mario 3 had no save...Are Gamers getting wimpy?

07-15-2010, 03:01 PM
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Mario 3 had no save...Are Gamers getting wimpy?

Just a general discussion to hear some points of view.

I have seen a lot of reviews lately saying "this game is too hard, 1 star"
Some of which are quality games. I was reading a review of OMG Pirates when it got me thinking. Like that game or not is "too hard" criteria for basically crapping on a game?

Maybe we are just getting spoiled with too many games. No need to hold our attention when we can just move on. I myself often move if i get stuck but i dont trash a quality game for it! Or if it sucks I say why it sucked.

Being in my 30s i grew up in the 80s. If your parents got you even the crappiest game you finished it. I think the appreciation for a game is going the way of the dodo.

Does anyone else remember pounding on your little brother when he tripped over the power cable on world 6-2
07-15-2010, 03:23 PM
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WHAT?!?!?!?! lol

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Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Just a general discussion to hear some points of view.

I have seen a lot of reviews lately saying "this game is too hard, 1 star"
Some of which are quality games. I was reading a review of OMG Pirates when it got me thinking. Like that game or not is "too hard" criteria for basically crapping on a game?

Maybe we are just getting spoiled with too many games. No need to hold our attention when we can just move on. I myself often move if i get stuck but i dont trash a quality game for it! Or if it sucks I say why it sucked.

Being in my 30s i grew up in the 80s. If your parents got you even the crappiest game you finished it. I think the appreciation for a game is going the way of the dodo.

Does anyone else remember pounding on your little brother when he tripped over the power cable on world 6-2

07-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robotsvswizards.com View Post
Just a general discussion to hear some points of view.

I have seen a lot of reviews lately saying "this game is too hard, 1 star"
Some of which are quality games. I was reading a review of OMG Pirates when it got me thinking. Like that game or not is "too hard" criteria for basically crapping on a game?

Maybe we are just getting spoiled with too many games. No need to hold our attention when we can just move on. I myself often move if i get stuck but i dont trash a quality game for it! Or if it sucks I say why it sucked.

Being in my 30s i grew up in the 80s. If your parents got you even the crappiest game you finished it. I think the appreciation for a game is going the way of the dodo.

Does anyone else remember pounding on your little brother when he tripped over the power cable on world 6-2
LOL its the casual gamers that are the sissys I still appreciate my games and finish them before starting another or at least trying. I didnt have a brother to hit, but I did lose my head when I was far on double dragon on my NES and then it froze.

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07-15-2010, 03:26 PM
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lol.
07-15-2010, 03:27 PM
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The shorter the game, the harder it was, back in the day, simply because this was how a game with such limited software resources justified it's price. There was a day where replayability equated to tough as nails. Try some of those Atari games, then you can really kiss your ass good-bye. But the NES was notorious for its hardcore difficulty level as well. Brutal difficulty to cover for the overall shortness of the game.

God, I am glad we are beyond that. Honestly, I owned Mario 3 for the NES back when it was a brand new game. I smashed the hell outta my controls and my systems back in the day. Seriously, I would physically assault my NES and my Sega Genesis. I would punch them. I would pound on them. I would toss my controllers across the room. I'd smash my controllers.

I don't even have a bad temper either. I never experience temper spats during the course of modern gaming. Well, online occassionally. I get frustrated a little here and there. But never do I feel the actual urge while playing the campaign mode of a game to beat on my 360.

In short, if you under the age of say, 30 or so, you have no idea. You have no idea how vindictive and torturous video games used to be.

I don't miss it. I don't miss it at all.
07-15-2010, 03:28 PM
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NOBODY F*CKING RIPS ON OMG PIRATES JUST CAUSE IT'S HARD! wtf????
what nooby reviewers.

also, i disticntly remember mario 3 had saves? is this the one with the raccon tail?
and modern games can be unforgivingly hard as well. try ninja gaiden. or ultimate spiderman for GBA. that was a pisstake, but i loved it.

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07-15-2010, 03:35 PM
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also, i disticntly remember mario 3 had saves? is this the one with the raccon tail?
and modern games can be unforgivingly hard as well. try ninja gaiden. or ultimate spiderman for GBA. that was a pisstake, but i loved it.
Unless ive lost my mind, Im 99.9999999999999999 + infinity sure it had no save.

I'm sure it could be verified. They may have added a save on the "lost levels" addition
07-15-2010, 03:36 PM
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Mario 3 might have had saves, but I also kinda remember always having to play all the way through. It's a little vague though.

There was a level in the 8th world where you have to fly across the entire level using the P-wings. You have to fly blind, up at the top of the screen, and drop down on the star, even though you could never quite tell when you were at the end of the level. If you dropped down too early, you would die. There was a place where you go the P-wing earlier, but you only had one. If you failed to P-wing that level, you had to turn off the game and start all over again from the beginning. Essentially, this level without "cheating" could not be beaten. It was demonic beyond comprehension. I remember failing at that point and having to restart numerious times.

In the end, I beat this game six or seven times. I have a tad bit of video game A.D.D., so for me that was a record.

The difficulty level of these NES games. Oh, the difficulty level. Cruel doesn't even begin to describe it.
07-15-2010, 03:40 PM
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I used to watch this adult I knew back when I was a kid play the original Castlevania and she was good at it too. She was really good. But she never beat it. She never came close. You'd have to be some kind of video game savant to have actually beaten those games.

And if you've ever played Mike Tyson in the NES version of Mike Tyson's punchout. Jesus Christ. That's all I gotta say about that. Jesus Christ.

I played probably a hundred NES games. Outside of 4 or 5 of them, I could not come anywhere near beating any of these games. I could've played them for 100 hours and still, I'm telling you, no chance.
07-15-2010, 03:45 PM
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Unless ive lost my mind, Im 99.9999999999999999 + infinity sure it had no save.

I'm sure it could be verified. They may have added a save on the "lost levels" addition
There is no save in SMB3 for the NES.

The SNES and GBA versions save, though.

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