Star Tropics : NES game

  • Star Tropics : NES game

    Posted by m____j on January 19, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Just finished Startropics for the NES (on the switch virtual console). It was amazing. I was blown away by the quality of an 8 bit game released in 1991. Surprising.

    mazalb91 replied 10 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • HugeJackedman

    Member
    January 21, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    It was really clever, but man, could they troll. I don’t know if you found the trap room where you could walk forward and get items, but walk too far and it’s a death trap and you may have to start completely over. Brutal.

    • m____j

      Member
      January 21, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      Yeah you could pretty much get away with anything game design wise during that era.

  • HugeJackedman

    Member
    January 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    It’s true. With there being so little definition to what a game was, they could take a lot of risks and innovate.

    I hope an increased risk tolerance comes back to the industry. I’ve noticed that during several year lull periods, we get a lot of titles that feel a bit like they were developed in focus groups rather than something daring. I’d personally rather have something imperfect and new – looking at you, Psychonauts – than something that’s polished but feels super well-worn.

    Though I’m ok if they leave out the deathtraps and invisible doors required for completing the game!

    • m____j

      Member
      January 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm

      Psychonauts was incredible 🙂

  • wanderingi

    Member
    January 24, 2022 at 1:22 am

    I’m familiar with the name of the game but I’ve never played it. I saw a documentary about the game a while back.

  • mazalb91

    Member
    January 24, 2022 at 5:32 am

    I do not know the game, I will inquire. I prefer small online games to play directly on the sites that host them like https://crazyfunnygames.online