Posts Tagged With 'Super Nintendo'

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Supaboy: Handheld Super Nes system!

Do you miss playing you old Super NES games?  Do you wish you could play them on the go?  If so, check out the Supaboy!  The portable system packs a 3.5 inch screen and handles a standard size SNES cartridge.  The handheld can also plug into your TV via an AV cable so you can play your favorite games on the big screen.  If you want to play multiplayer games, you can plug in your favorite SNES controllers.

Don’t have any of your old SNES favorites?  Head on over to www.nintendosforsale.com and browse their selection of games!

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Original SNES controller design
Screen size (diagonal): 3.5 inches
2.5 Hours battery life
Measures: 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches
Weight: 11.5 ounces
Includes 2 Ports for wired controllers
Stereo sound
AV Out
Headphone jack
Adjustable volume control
Launch Date: December 1st
SRP: $79.99
Available at Amazon.com

Posted by Essel Pratt 09.01.2012 in News, Nintendo, Reviews, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
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NBA JAM Review for the SNES

Boomshakalaka!

NBA JAM possibly the best Basketball game ever to be released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This game is beyond fun. Rack up some serious dunks on your own or grab a friend and have him help you with a few assists. Hell it is so easy even your kid sister/ brother could play it.

But let’s get inside the game and take a look at its history. NBA JAM first came out as an Arcade game back in 1993, it was developed by Midway and designed/ programmed by Mark Turmell (who was also behind NFL Blitz and the hit Arcade game Smash TV). It is said that NBA JAM was the start of the Arcade-style sports games, such as NFL Blitz, MLB Slugfest, 2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge and even WWF WrestleMania, which are all phenomenal Arcade-styles games that even when ported over to the SNES of Sega Genesis, stayed pretty much true to their Arcade Machine roots.

What made NBA JAM so popular is the exaggerated nature of how it let you play. Players were able to jump above 10 feet in the air, making slam dunks that defied the laws of physics, take that Isaac Newton. You are also given a Turbo Meter which basically allows you to run faster and shove people over which takes about 1/4th of your Turbo Charge. Also there are no fouls, free throws, or violations except for goaltending and the 24 second violations, which if you play it right you should never even get the 24 second violation. The goaltending, well I seem to be able to make that happen pretty often.

Going,going and...Boomshakalaka!

But as if no rules (except for those two mentioned) weren’t fun enough you have something called “FIRE” which basically gives you unlimited Turbo, no goaltending and an increased shooting ability. To fire your player up you must get 3 consecutive points, if the other team gets one point you gotta start all over. Once you are fired up your player will be on fire until the other   team scores a point, simple right?

Want to hear another cool feature the game has? Well think about this….You got the ball, you are heading down the court at high speed, Blaylock and Willis behind you trying to steal the ball from you, you jump up, high in the sky, do a triple forward somersault and slam that ball into the rim as only Bill Clinton could. Wait what? No you didn’t read wrong, this game actually allowed you to play as Bill Clinton! Put in a certain code at the Record Keeping screen and you too could play as Bill,Hugo the Mascot of the Charlotte Hornets, Mark Turmell, Jazzy Jeff and even the Fresh Prince himself! In the sequel to NBA JAM, NBA JAM Tournament Edition you were able to play as Mortal Kombat Characters but this was removed from later copies of the game due to their violent nature, thanks to the NBA, really thanks guys.

This game is a must have for any sports fan and also any non sports fan. There is no reason not to like NBA JAM, it’s a fast-paced game that is easy to play and just all around fun.

So get some friends together and have some old fashioned Tournaments with this SNES Gem. Buy NBA Jam for Super Nintendo Here

Don’t have a SNES? Oh, well then just get it for the Sega Genesis or you could just get the remake for the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3. In my opinion though the SNES version is the best all around, just saying.

Anyway thanks for reading my review, comments and feedback are much appreciated.

Chaotic Out

 

 

 

Posted by Chaotic 03.09.2011 in Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
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Bart’s Nightmare Review

Bart's Nightmare Review

Not just another Nightmare

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Oh no which game could he be talking about? Nightmare on Elm Street perhaps? Bzzzt! WRONG! The worst game with Nightmares ever, this game IS my Nightmare well actually Bart’s Nightmare. This game makes me cringe. Just looking at the Cartridge makes me wanna throw the controller against the wall. In all my life I could never beat this game, why? Because it’s way too hard! Let’s take this game apart and see what I’m talking about.

The game starts off with Bart writing some essay in his room then falling asleep, everything turns gray suggesting that it’s the start of the Nightmare. The fan turns on and blows his papers out the window, Bart tries to go after the papers but falls into a black abyss, as you probably already gathered it’s your job to gather all those papers which sum up to a total of 8. And here we are walking around on the street looking for you papers. Jumping over crawling mailboxes, floating Jebediah Springfield head’s, walking Televisions, Basketballs and the such. But not his isn’t enough let’s add school busses, Old Ladies, Lisa who turns you into a frog, a Saxophone that makes you walk backwards, Principal Skinner and still more. Now when certain items hit you, you lose health which in this game is indicated by “Z”s. After you lose them all your vision becomes foggy and if you get hit once more you wake up thus ending the game.

You can retrieve Zs by blowing bubbles at them, which you can only do a certain number of times depending on how much gum you have and finding new gum isn’t easy or by riding your skateboard which you get if you jump over the basketball. Still I can live with all of this, what I can’t stand are some of the Mini-Games. See, each time you come across a piece of paper you have to jump onto it which will then transport you onto the page where you get to select between 2 doors. Each door has a certain color with each color being a certain Mini-Game. Green being Bartzilla where you run around Springfield destroying everything and fighting of Jets and Tanks. After getting zapped by a shrink ray you have to fight off Homer Kong and Momthra which is not easy at all.

The Violet Door makes you journey into a blood stream where you use and air pump to inflate germs until they explode then after a while you collect Smiling Joe Fission. 5 is the magic number that gets you that page.

Now the Yellow Door brings you to the Itchy and Scratchy World where you run around the house and fight off various household object and also Itchy and Scratchy. This mini-game is entertaining at first but just gets annoying as hell after a while.

The Blue door brings you to the world of Bartman where you must fly over Springfield and fight off Sherri and Terri, Barney Gumble, Waylong Smithers and of course Mr. Burns these characters are what you would consider bosses for this mini-game. Along with them you have to fend off rockets and avoid radioactive clouds.

The final door, Orange, brings you to the Indiana Bart world, where you jump from platform to platform in “The Temple of Maggie”.

They all sound pretty easy right? Well they aren’t. Here is a quick run through. I’ve never seen Homer Kong nor Momthra, never gotten the page in the Itchy Scratchy World, I’ve never gotten anywhere close to beating Mr. Burns and I always seem to jump on the wrong platform and die in the Temple of Maggie. This game makes me rage. It is impossible to enjoy yourself while playing this game because it’s just too damn tedious. I used to play this game at my cousins house all the time when I was a kid but never did I get anywhere close to all 8 pages and even now at the age of 22 I still suck. I’m playing it right and this moment and I can’t even get one page anymore. That’s how bad I’ve gotten. Least back in the day I was able to get one maybe 2.

This is the bottom line. Simpson games suck, the only decent ones where released back in the 2000 era like “Hit and Run” and whatever the last one was. But all the Simpson games on the NES, SNES, Genesis and Game Boy are just horrible. They are too frustrating to enjoy and just lack that certain control in difficulty. This game is a true pain in the neck for me. The only reason I’d get this game is to have all the SNES games in the world, seeing as that will never happen I don’t see it ever ending up in my hands again. Unless right now, thanks cousin Grrrrr.

That’s what I usually get

Anyway, as always Comments are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for reading my review/ rant.

PS: I just read the best line ever. “Play the game reviewers are losing sleep over!” Hahaha, yeah i wonder why.

Posted by Chaotic 10.12.2010 in Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
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5 Best Things About The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Hey peeps!

Eric here, newest blog writer on the NintendosForSale.com staff!

The Super Nintendo. If I had to name one gaming system as my favorite, this would be it. No doubt it’s one of Nintendos’ crown jewels, and the source of many hours of joy in so many gamers childhoods (and even some of our adulthoods!). So without further ado, the top 5 best things about the SNES:

5. The games are cartridges.

One of my pet peeves about modern consoles (and a reason I prefer the Nintendo DS to the Sony PSP) is the cartridge. Fast load times. No memory card required to save. No worries about scratches or smudges. If your game doesn’t work, take a Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol, clean it, and you are back to gaming in 5 minutes flat. Simply awesome.

4. Games based on gameplay, not graphics.

I would argue that  the Super Nintendo is one of the best gaming systems ever made for this reason alone. SO many of today’s games are made based on graphics and not gameplay! Even in most of the truly great games made recently I feel there were corners cut in terms of gameplay to ensure graphics were the best technology has to offer. (Here’s looking at you, Microsoft and Sony!) With the Super Nintendo, the limits were 16 bits of graphics, so every game developer had to focus on making the game as fun as possible, because no matter what, people weren’t going to play it for just the visuals.

3. Donkey Kong Country 1-3

To prevent a terrible mass riot, I’m going to avoid naming a “best” game of the 3. I personally love them all! The original Donkey Kong Country will always be my favorite, partly because it’s the first game I can remember waking up and playing on Christmas day. It was a truly memorable time in my life. If you’ve never played the series, you really need too.

2.   Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

I spent more than one day playing hookie to play this game. I won’t spoil the story for you, but Baby Mario was being carried by the stork and got attacked by Bowsers minions. It’s up to the Yoshi’s to get him safely to his destination. Overall an AMAZING platformer, easily one of my favorites and a reason to buy the Super Nintendo that stands on its own.

1. Super Mario World

It was a tough choice picking the #1 best thing about the Super Nintendo, but I finally decided on this one, after busting out my SNES and playing through all my old games. This one most definitely brings back the fondest memories, and I unlocked every secret passage, every star world, every color of Yoshi. The game has so many awesome things to discover and explore, and it’s one of the few retro games I actually enjoy taking turns to let a friend play Luigi. :)

Posted by thesocialrockstar 25.10.2010 in Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Top 10 List
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