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Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rapper

Postby fatgangsta » 06 Apr 2013, 19:48

Super Mario kart was awesome and a classic
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby Agent75 » 06 Apr 2013, 20:08

Super Mario Kart was the best game on the SNES, I'd say a close second was Super Mario All Stars with Super Mario World included. Stunt Race FX and Donkey Kong Country went down as classics, plus the forgotten Legend of the Mystical Ninja. If Super Mario World was the top selling game, it was packaged with the console, so it had a head start over other games.
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby Rammsoldat » 06 Apr 2013, 20:53

I love some of the musical games that came out of japan parappa was much fun. far and away my favorite is Gitaroo man, got that on the ps2 bought the soundtrack and then got the psp game because it had 2 extra songs.
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby tanukilou » 06 Apr 2013, 23:20

"colours not found anywhere else"... bwahahahahahahaha
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Postby Old Skool Gamer » 07 Apr 2013, 06:59

Agent75 wrote:Super Mario Kart was the best game on the SNES, I'd say a close second was Super Mario All Stars with Super Mario World included. Stunt Race FX and Donkey Kong Country went down as classics, plus the forgotten Legend of the Mystical Ninja. If Super Mario World was the top selling game, it was packaged with the console, so it had a head start over other games.


Loved those games, shows that simple gameplay is where it is at, games nowadays just don't cut it like they used to.
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Postby chunkyboymania » 07 Apr 2013, 08:21

Great Retrovault- Maniac Mansion, Mario Kart and Street Fighter all absolute classics.

Also WWF WrestleFest brings back memories of the arcades - Skegness 92
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby toaplan » 07 Apr 2013, 10:07

tanukilou wrote:"colours not found anywhere else"... bwahahahahahahaha


There are colour differences between the SNES and Mega Drive versions. For example, on Ken's stage the sky is orange in the MD version, whereas on the SNES it's yellow. On Vega's stage, the floor is blue on the Genesis, and green on the SNES... and the background dancers wear orange dresses on the Genesis, but lila on the SNES...
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Postby razors edge » 07 Apr 2013, 17:02

I loved Wrestlefest and used to get really into it, particularly Royal Rumble mode.

Once was so engrossed in the game that I didn't notice someone had stolen my wallet from my jacket pocket. It was my christmas money which I was using to buy a Game Gear, thankfully Grandma had deep pockets and I still got my portable Shinobi fix.

True - if slightly depressing - story.
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby ricflair » 07 Apr 2013, 17:19

Super Mario Kart is close to be my favourite ever game. I would give my right arm for a reboot with proper 8 person online multiplayer.

Wrestlefest was one of my favourites in the arcade too!
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby Reegeee » 07 Apr 2013, 17:49

I think it's time we all admitted that Parappa the Rapper was actually a bit s**t. It was funny and a nice novelty, but a bit s**t.

Speaking of Wrestlefest there's a quandry about that game. There is DLC for it on the PSN store but the game itself isn't.
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Postby Funkymonk » 07 Apr 2013, 19:42

I was a rabid Megadrive fanboy back in the day but one SNES game shut me up and that was Mario Kart! Simply one of the best games ever made.
Reegeee is right about Parappa though. I've always hated that game. Original or not it's still gash.
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Postby roland82 » 07 Apr 2013, 21:26

I was a massive fan of the first Parappa. Its crazy to think that was a first party Sony game back then.
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Postby Reegeee » 07 Apr 2013, 22:31

Funkymonk wrote:I was a rabid Megadrive fanboy back in the day but one SNES game shut me up and that was Mario Kart! Simply one of the best games ever made.
Reegeee is right about Parappa though. I've always hated that game. Original or not it's still gash.


Totally. I remember the first time I saw F Zero as well with all the mode 7 going on. It was like nothing could possibly ever look any better. :lol:

Surely a new F Zero would be massive for Nintendo. Why in the bloody hell don't they do one?
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby Funkymonk » 08 Apr 2013, 22:28

Well ther's not many decent futuristic racing games about right now, so the time could be right for a new F Zero.
Many of us have also been crying out for a new Road Rash for years but I wouldn't hold your breath on that one :roll: .
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Re: Retro Vault: Mario Kart, Maniac Mansion, PaRappa The Rap

Postby GlynCR » 09 Apr 2013, 12:52

I would love a 3rd Parappa game or even the first 2 and um jammer lammy on psn would be cool
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