Elwood wrote:Sooj wrote:djkm77 wrote:I can't even explain how much fun it is playing on these old systems with all these games. Good times.
Can only imagine. Pretty damn incredible - I had no idea stuff like this was out there.
Yeah, there's something like this for virtually any cart-based system at this point (personally I've considered getting an N64 one, but money's tight atm). I have a flashcart for the Nintendo DS and it works without a hitch for playing DS and most GBA games (a small handful are too big, unless you have a extra RAM cart for the GBA slot). There are emulators for these, so you can play classic Game Boy as well as some NES games.
These devices get better when you throw-in DIY stuff. For instance:
http://mendelpalace.tumblr.com/post/151 ... y-and-game
That's someone's modded GBA (with added backlight) running the Goomba Color, which not only plays all GB and GBC games, but has options to use the special borders for the Super Game Boy device.
BTW, a good obscure game I'd forgotten: the Japanese Famicom version of Rampart. The original Rampart, for those who don't know, was an arcade game by Atari, a light strategy game where, after choosing a fortress, you alternate between firing at enemy ships/troops and laying Tetris-like pieces to fill in holes in your fort (if there's any holes left when the round ends it's Game Over).
Most versions of the game are straight ports, including the US NES version by Tengen. But a Japanese version was made by Konami, and while the central gameplay is intact, it mixes things up with more board variety, different themes for stages (Fantasy, Military, Fairytale and Samurais) and having an actual campaign mode. Plus an English translation patch came out pretty recently, so that's a bonus.
I must have rented the NES and SNES ports of Rampart dozens of times. Used to play that game for hours. Even played it when it was in the arcade, although you had to play it with a track ball and that just killed me.