1. Serebii

    Serebii
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    Just got informed of this. Sorry if there's already a thread. With the 3 new games today came this interesting thing

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    A very interesting thing to do
     
  2. Bowl0l

    Bowl0l
    Member

    Interesting way to introduce gamers to classics.
     
  3. Noppie

    Noppie
    Member

    That's certainly interesting.
     
  4. Atheerios

    Atheerios
    Member

    So those are the SP versions
     
  5. TheFireman

    TheFireman
    Member

    Wonder if the SP versions will all be just easy modes, or if we'll get more exciting things.
     
  6. Dremorak

    Dremorak
    Member

    So thats the first SP version, interesting....
     
  7. hughesta

    hughesta
    Member

    this is neat!
     
  8. Robin64

    Robin64
    Member

    Disappointing that SP (so far) means super easy mode.
     
  9. Ricky64

    Ricky64
    Member

    Uh, this one is not that interesting to me but the concept totally is
     
  10. Amalthea

    Amalthea
    Member

    They should've replaced Link with Tingle.
     
  11. Manfred

    Manfred
    Member

    I am waiting for more infos on that Second Quest.
     
  12. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member

    So they're official ROM hacks ?
     
  13. Nightbird

    Nightbird
    Member

    So SP games are modded versions of the original games? Okay then
     
  14. Volo

    Volo
    Member

    I think they are referring to the normal second quest in the original version of the game.
     
  15. BGBW

    BGBW
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  16. Volo

    Volo
    Member

    Wonder how this fits in the timeline.

    Destitute Link and wealthy Link.
     
  17. Manfred

    Manfred
    Member

    Haaaan yes I forgot about this one.
     
  18. Dark Ninja

    Dark Ninja
    Member

    Oh man can they put infinite lives and no game overs into some NES games
     
  19. IDreamOfHime

    IDreamOfHime
    Member

    When you boot the game, it should play Shane McMahon's theme song.
     
  20. FrakEarth

    FrakEarth
    Member

    I never beat this back in the day when NES was still a going concern because a) I was too young and b) it took me a long time, pre internet and without buying magazines or phoning help lines to know what to do. Having the magic shield and the blue ring be the first things you go after makes the game so much easier once you know to do that as soon as possible. It's ruthless otherwise, as lots of games were back then, because they needed to give you hours out of kilobytes.

    I kind of understand and like the approach to be honest. People more in tune with today's difficulty standards will be far more likely to progress with a good start. And the original is still there, so best of both!
     
  21. mazi

    mazi
    Member

    omg
    luxury hacks for nes games
     
  22. wiill64

    wiill64
    Member

    That's pretty cool. If they did something like this for The Adventure of Link I might actually be able to beat it.
     
  23. KillstealWolf

    KillstealWolf
    Member

    If you essentially releasing rom hacks, hurry up with a Randomiser one for a game. A Nintendo Made Randomiser would be interesting.
     
  24. protown

    protown
    Member

    Nice. Maybe I finally will play this game to the end.
     
  25. Wonder why they aren't making a bigger deal out of this, this interests me more than just the regular game.
     
  26. Lite_Agent

    Lite_Agent
    Member

    What were the other games listed as "SP" on the Nintendo website?

    Wonder how many of them they are planning to release, and if they will all be easy modes or something different.
     
  27. Rynam

    Rynam
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    Dr. Mario (SP)
    Metroid (SP)
    Super Mario Bros. (SP)
    Super Mario Bros. 3 (SP)
    Double Dragon (SP)
    Gradius (SP)
     
  28. Ink Red Abel

    Ink Red Abel
    Member

    I need Advance Wars to be on the Switch!
     
  29. That's actually really cool. Wouldn't mind more "official" rom hacks.
     
  30. Wonder what Gradius is getting, it's been my most played NES Online game so far.
     
  31. Cosmonaut X

    Cosmonaut X
    Member

    This is interesting, and promising for the future of the service. If they can make the NES catalogue a mix of emulated classics and throw in a good dose of NES Remix-esque alt versions like this they could have something really interesting.

    Remix got me returning to NES games I'd never clicked with after I had played the bitesize remixed versions, and if Nintendo can expand the SP versions to include that kind of ROM hacking playfulness it would be a valuable addition to their offering.

    Now, just up the pace of releases and add more systems!
     
  32. Truner

    Truner
    Member

    That's cute. My usual route involves collecting everything I can before even attempting Level 1, so this is basically useless for me, but it does take out a solid 30-40 minutes of finding random rupee and heart container locations, items to buy from the cheapest shops and exploring over 50% of the world before even starting the game for real.
     
  33. Schlomo

    Schlomo
    Member

    Metroid with an auto-map please!

    Edit: And full health after a death.
     
  34. TheMadTitan

    TheMadTitan
    Member

    ROMs with built in Game Genie.

    Paying for cheats, even in old games.

    I imagine a Contra version would just come with the Konami code activated from the jump.
     
  35. Lite_Agent

    Lite_Agent
    Member

    Thanks a bunch! Not surprised at this selection, it's all big, popular games.
     
  36. wiill64

    wiill64
    Member

    It would be cool if they added Game Boy games later on with an official randomised Pokémon game. These SP games have some potential.
     
  37. Sgt. Demblant

    Sgt. Demblant
    Member

    Huh. Not interested in a mode like this for Zelda myself but plenty of NES games could use it.
    I look forward to finally be able to beating Gradius. Even with save states, some of the latter stages are hell.
     
  38. Vampirolol

    Vampirolol
    Member

    So I will finally be able to play this?
     
  39. BGBW

    BGBW
    Member

    Super Mario Bros SP should just be the whole game like those Mario doesn't stop sliding levels found in NES Remix - complete with the show graphics.
     
  40. Protome

    Protome
    Member

    Most interesting of these is going to be Dr Mario. The others lend themselves to "start with lots of stuff" and other cheats pretty easily. Dr Mario doesn't really.
     
  41. Nemesis162

    Nemesis162
    Member

    Huh, that's certainly interesting. I'm probably giving it a shot
     
  42. Jacobson

    Jacobson
    Member

    you're paying for switch online though
     
  43. This is a great way to play older games that aren't as accesible for today's standards.

    Plus, the original versions are still there for those who want to have the original experience.
     
  44. TheMadTitan

    TheMadTitan
    Member

    My mistake, I was under some weird impression that these were adjacent to the regular lineup for some odd ass reason,

    So, not so much paying for Game Genie codes per game, but I still expect a Konami Code laden Contra SP.
     
  45. Champion

    Champion
    Member

    All this effort put into......NES games. I'm legit disgusted and confused at the same time.
     
  46. CaviarMeths

    CaviarMeths
    Member

    Check back again on the 30th for full explanation.
     
  47. paulc

    paulc
    Alt account. Member

    Man I wish they would just throw Dr. Luigi U on the eshop.
     
  48. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member

    Please make the SP version of Metroid having a longer range shoot.
     
  49. Datajoy

    Datajoy
    Member

    Vanilla LOZ is already on the service right?

    This doesn't count as one of this month's NESflix games right?
     
  50. paulc

    paulc
    Alt account. Member

    It's not one of the three. I mean, it says it right in the OP.