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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by xan_racketBOY_fan Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:54 pm

If you can, buy it while it's still available!

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Funny thing is I don't have my original Nintendo - I play a repro Famicom game, in the form of an NES cart, on my Famicom console via NES adapter :lol:
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by o.pwuaioc Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:12 pm

This is relevant, and I wish I had remembered this thread before starting a discussion in that one.

Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?
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by harper Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:27 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?


I have, very briefly, on NES.

Of course because we're talking about NES games. :P
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by MrNash Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:51 pm

I wasn't a huge fan of shmups until the 16-bit era, but I do like me some Gradius and Life Force. Oh, and Gunnac was pretty darn snazzy too, but came out as the SNES was heading our way, so many didn't take notice of it out our way.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by TEKTORO Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:58 pm

o.pwuaioc wrote:This is relevant, and I wish I had remembered this thread before starting a discussion in that one.

Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?


I was actually surprised to find out this was a strategy/shoot'em up when I had it.Need to get it back since Im into the genre now. :)
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by ExedExes Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:25 pm

TEKTORO wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:This is relevant, and I wish I had remembered this thread before starting a discussion in that one.

Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?


I was actually surprised to find out this was a strategy/shoot'em up when I had it.Need to get it back since Im into the genre now. :)


It's amazing and in some aspects, refreshing. You just didn't see a fantasy/RPG themed "shmup" back in 1989 :lol:

What a hidden gem on the NES!
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by J T Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:58 am

I just read through this thread again and sadly there is no mention of Section Z. That game was rad. Plus it had some of the best music on the NES.
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by pakopako Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:11 am

harper wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?

I have, very briefly, on NES.

You poor poor bastard. That game... well... The individual stages are decent for their time, but the end was just a royal cluster-job. I enjoyed Dragon Strike, as monotonous as that was, better.
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by ExedExes Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:37 am

J T wrote:I just read through this thread again and sadly there is no mention of Section Z. That game was rad. Plus it had some of the best music on the NES.


That's only because I'd enjoy the arcade version much more than the NES. But playthroughs on YouTube and a recently unearthed detailed map of the game are making it a bit more appealing.

pakopako wrote:You poor poor bastard. That game... well... The individual stages are decent for their time, but the end was just a royal cluster-job. I enjoyed Dragon Strike, as monotonous as that was, better.


This is a game that needs a bit more recognition. I had fun with Dragonstrike, and not knowing it was a game from the sometimes good/bad AD&D NES series until much later.

Loved those kinda goofy mission screens too. May the winds be at your back always.
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Re: Let's talk about NES shmups

by o.pwuaioc Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:23 pm

pakopako wrote:
harper wrote:
o.pwuaioc wrote:Anyway, has anyone besides ExedExes played King's Knight?

I have, very briefly, on NES.

You poor poor bastard. That game... well... The individual stages are decent for their time, but the end was just a royal cluster-job. I enjoyed Dragon Strike, as monotonous as that was, better.

Thanks for the recommendation. Time to find it now. :D
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