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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A New Goal

There were a lot of crap games for the NES. We remember all of the good ones: Zelda, Mario, Mega Man, and the like. We don't remember a lot of the crappy ones, and there were a lot of crappy ones. All told, the NES had about 700+ games released for it, so there's bound to junk in there.

And I'm going to play them all.

I don't mean that I'm going to play them all in a "Mwa-ha-ha, I will play all of you puny games!" I mean, I am going to play every NES game ever made, from A-Z, and report back.

Here are the rules:
  • I will use emulators and ROMs. If you have any ethical quandaries about emulators and ROMs, then you find me a working NES and every single game ever made, even Bible Adventures, and then we'll talk.
  • Every game will be played for 20 minutes, no more, no less. This is because I'm not going to sit and play a horribly crappy game for hours on end, and rare is the NES game that slowly reveals its mysteries over hours of play. If an NES game sucks, you know it sucks right off the bat, honestly.
  • The games will be graded by three grades: Ugh, Meh, and Yay. Those should be self-explanatory.
We'll be making articles of these, hopefully one every week.

"But what makes you think that this feature will last? You started doing the GOG.com Replay and stopped!"

Yes, that's true. That's because GOG games are very substantial. In order to make an honest-to-God review of each game, it's a tremendous time commitment. I don't have that kind of time. With these? Heck, I can knock out ten in a day if I have an afternoon to myself.

The first two games will be 10-Yard Fight and 1942. I'll have an article up at some point.