- Luigi's Mansion (a truly horrible game in terms of gameplay) - Super Mario Sunshine - Super Smash Brothers Melee - Sonic Heroes - Sonic Adventure (both)
..etc. In other words, typical Nintendo and Sega licensee crap (although I like the Sonic games). However, they *also* enjoy the following:
- Pac Man (emulated) - Sonic The Hedgehog (original Genesis, 1990, on a real Genesis) - Marble Madness (emulated) - Rampage (we have emulated, gameboy, lynx versions :-) - Donkey Kong (Colecovision port, on a real Colecovision) - Super Mario Bros. (NES emulated) - Boxing (Activision, Atari 2600, on a real 2600)
They are *much worse* at the classic games in terms of skill, but they still *enjoy playing them*. And to hear them laugh when they play Boxing against each other is to die for. THAT is having fun. That is what games are all about.
(Along those lines, I have no problem cheating in games if they are starting to frustrate me. I tried to get past the final boss in Luigi's Mansion for 3 solid hours before I just went and got an Action Reply to get past the thing. Games aren't fun if they're unfair.)
Dan Chisarick wrote:
Well, this answers a lot of questions about the current state of video games... I LOL at a couple of the comments, most of them from "Donkey Kong".
On May 31, 2004, at 3:20 PM, C.E. Forman wrote:
I saw this too. Hilarious! I loved the fact that they were
over-thinking, over-analyzing everything, believing the different
colors on the blocks in Tetris meant something, wondering if you can
do stuff with the umbrella and purse in DK, rapid-fire in Space
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