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Game Dude (OP)

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Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« on: January 11, 2014, 12:57:16 pm »
Besides Kirby and Mario, what other platformers are easy and for the nes? No Mega Man please. I like it but it's too difficult.

lemmywinks

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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 02:45:33 pm »
The Adventure Island games are pretty easy, basically they are Wonderboy but not as nice to look at. Banana Prince is also pretty good.
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 10:02:29 pm »
Blaster Master
Duck Tales 1 & 2
Felix the Cat
Hammerin' Harry
Kiwi Kraze
Little Nemo
Little Samson
Tiny Toon Adventures

Sorry to hear you didn't like Mega Man. I've played through all six original NES games and I agree most of them can be unfairly difficult. Did you just try the first one? The first one's hard but the second one is a little easier. The 3rd, 4th and 5th ones got difficult but my favorite was the 6th. Most people don't like the 6th, but I felt they got the difficulty just right and perfected the gameplay, even though the music isn't the best. So give the 6th a try if you haven't yet.

Game Dude (OP)

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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 04:46:09 am »
I like them and I tried them all. It's just that Mega Man games are hard for me. In order to beat most of the games I use cheats.

lemmywinks

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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 09:37:43 am »
A lot of games from that era rely on the player memorising every stage rather than just having good reactions (like in Mario), Megaman takes that to the extreme and you need to memorise levels to a much higher degree. I'm not a fan personally, I was much more tolerant back in the day though!

Btw you can also get the 2nd Wonderboy game on the NES, it's called something else though that I can't remember.
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 02:37:45 pm »
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1/2

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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 04:26:12 pm »
Flintstones games
Zen the Intergalactic Ninja
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 09:59:41 pm »
Although it's only 2 levels in a collection of minigames, the platformer stages in Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom are pretty solid. It's Capcom, after all.

Bonk's Adventure. I've only played the PC Engine version, but if the NES port is faithful to the original, it should be worth a play.

Karnov is a little tough, but gives you unlimited continues.

The Wizards and Warriors trilogy is fun, and the second one stars Fabio as Kuros.
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 08:53:11 am »
- Kid Kool
- M.C. Kids
- Bucky O'Hare
- Journey to Silius
- Mystery Quest
- Monster Party
- MOON CRYSTAL (Eng. Translation)

Some may be more challenging than you may like, but all of these are particularly standout platformers regardless.

I put Moon Crystal in all caps 'cause it's one of the best and the most underrated / obscure platformers of it's time since it was never officially released outside of Japan. (Famicom only, damn shame..)
Thank goodness for the magic of emulation. 3-)

If you haven't played it, look for the English Translation version so you can get the most out of it.

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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 04:12:01 am »
100% agreed on Moon Crystal. One definitely not to be overlooked. Gimmick! is another underrated classic for the NES. It's challenging, but I don't think it's Mega Man challenging. Also; Kid Kool is incredibly difficult XD. At least, until you get used to the controls. I think Psycho Fox on the Sega Master System is much easier and well made, and it's very similar (same developer, pretty sure it uses a modification of the same engine).
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2014, 09:28:27 am »
Psycho Fox is ace, it has far too many leaps of faith in it though but I guess that's not much of a problem with save states. Used to love that game when I was a kid, need to pick it up to play on the Game Gear!
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Re: Good and not very hard platformers for nes?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2014, 07:20:46 pm »
Yeah, the level design is the biggest complain about Kid Kool/Psycho Fox for me. The Aladdin game on the master system is another solid 8-bit platformer. Not too hard, tons of fun.
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