Now You Can Preorder a SNES Game

Now You Can Preorder a SNES Game

One company is now accepting preorders for Nightmare Busters, the first new Super Nintendo title in fifteen years.

Nightmare Busters was a 2D beat-em-up/shooter developed back in 1994 by French studio, Arcade Zone. The game was originally meant to be published by Sony, but that little falling out between Sony and Nintendo - you know, the one that lead to the PlayStation - left the game without a publisher. The project was later released on mobile phones as Flynn's Adventures, where it garnered respectable reviews.

Those looking to experience the game on the console it was originally intended for are in luck. Super Fighter Team, a small California-based company that specializes in producing games for dead systems, such as the Genesis and the Lynx, are beginning production on an actual, cartridge-based version of the game. The downside? It costs $68 with shipping. $75 for those of you with the temerity to live outside the US.

Pricey or not, Super Fighter Team is doubling its usual production run of 300 units to 600, in light of heavy demand.

There's no specified shipping date for the game just yet, save a vague 2013 date, and Super Fighter Team stresses that only the most enthusiastic fans should consider preordering. The game comes with a full color instruction manual (I haven't seen one of those in a while), a period-accurate SNES box and, of course, a copy of the game that supports both PAL and NTSC systems.

Now I was going to make a make a comment about a developer releasing a mindless, shoot-em-up with a ridiculously short campaign for $60 in this day an age. Then I realized that's what most developers are still doing. Hoho. Aren't I droll?

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hmmm... I remember there was a NES game that was released last year. Is there anything in the pipeline for the Genesis?

Hey! I still have one of those!

unfortunately, if I had that much cash to spare, I'd probably be pre-ordering Menace of the Underdark so I could have my own Guenwhyvar panther hireling

Grey Carter:
It costs $68 with shipping. $75 for those of you with the temerity to live outside the US.

GAWD! Why did I choose to live in a country with free health care?! I could have saved 7 dollars on shipping!

OT: I'm kinda interested to see how this does. Even though they're incredibly late, better than never I suppose right?

There's something wrong with that game...sure, if has brown but it doesn't seem to have grey and all of the colors look vibrant instead of being washed out. Also, where is the gun? /bad joke

Yeah, I'm going to be pre-ordering this...in about 3 weeks once I know I can pay for it. I dream of a world in which the cartridge comes back and the SNES and those games are back in production (however limited). Then Shaq comes into the dream and ruins everything.

Dammit, I need a paypal! Well, guess I should fix the fact that I don't have one yet...

temerity...

Added to the vocabulary.

Also I never thought I'd hear about SNES cartridges being produced again. I might just consider ordering one if I get the money and if I can get my SNES working again...

JaceArveduin:
Hey! I still have one of those!

unfortunately, if I had that much cash to spare, I'd probably be pre-ordering Menace of the Underdark so I could have my own Guenwhyvar panther hireling

I'm not a big fan of DDO, but I am a fan of The Forgotten Realms, due to all the games I've been tinkering with (and finishing very few of them) I've been trying to find a way to justify saving money for that same pre-order.

I probably won't do it due to needing to slog through like 18-20 levels of Eberron content in light of things I'd want to do more, just to get to the point where I could play the bits in the setting that actually interests me.

Perhaps at some point someone will actually do a full featured MMO setting set in The Forgotten Realms. To me it would be interesting if someone actually ever gathered up the maps and source material for say 2E D&D and produced a persistant MMO world with all inclusive enviroments to scale of the original products. Between like "Volo's Guides" and boxed sets like "City Of Splendors" you've pretty much got a blueprint for creating Waterdeep in it's enirety for example. Do something like that and gradually expand it out to other regions and I'd be interested.

Back when DDO first launched, not only was I somewhat underwhelmed by the entire Eberron setting, but I also didn't like the whole "go to a quest hub, step through doors for adventuers"... a sort of "choose an instance, grind it again and again" enviroment as opposed to a fully fleshed out WoW-type experience.... and I doubt that changed. I didn't stick around long for that reason. See, part of what helped sell me on other MMOs has actually been the backround details, even if I don't do them again and again, things like the Tram ride between Waterdeep and Ironforge in World Of Warcraft were awesome, especially the first couple of times. Even if I don't line up to do it again, simply knowing it's there is awesome. Being able to wander around and take one of Eberron's famed "Elemental Powered Trains" to begin with might have helped, but they really cut the corners there.

In the end part of my thought process is also that looking at their design mentality going to The Forgotten Realms is likely to involve little in the way of deep Realmslore, and mostly just a few of the most well known bits being dropped, along with the annoucement "your now in Faerun" and leaving it at that as you do the same old stuff that might as well have been in Eberron with the same amount of soulless non-depth.

I may have to buy this for novelty's sake. It's going to stand out in my SNES collection. Lol.

I would love to see this game sell like hot cakes just for the lulz and seeing the reactions of all the developers and publishers lol.

I do kinda want to buy this, but 75 bucks is a bit steep. Especially when I need to pay a total of 116 dollars in total. I hate our toll system...

orangeapples:
hmmm... I remember there was a NES game that was released last year. Is there anything in the pipeline for the Genesis?

I don't know about in the pipe, but there was one released somewhere around 2010. Some RPG made by a Chinese developer at the end of the system's life. It looked pretty cool, too.

Grey Carter:

Now I was going to make a make a comment about a developer releasing a mindless, shoot-em-up with a ridiculously short campaign for $60 in this day an age. Then I realized that's what most developers are still doing. Hoho. Aren't I droll?

Needs more brown. And Achievements. And a shorter single player campaign.

http://www.piersolar.com/

That's a fully functional Genesis game that was released recently. I would definitely get games for my older consoles if they were much cheaper. I can't justify paying $60 on new current gen games, there's no way I'm going to spend more than that on a third gen game, no matter how much I love my SNES and Genesis.

If only I still had my SNES... and some spare money... lots of it... this kinda reminds me of a recent Genesis game that was released, I think it was an RPG, I'm not sure.

EDIT: Ninja'd and with proper information.

Therumancer:

JaceArveduin:
Hey! I still have one of those!

unfortunately, if I had that much cash to spare, I'd probably be pre-ordering Menace of the Underdark so I could have my own Guenwhyvar panther hireling

I'm not a big fan of DDO, but I am a fan of The Forgotten Realms, due to all the games I've been tinkering with (and finishing very few of them) I've been trying to find a way to justify saving money for that same pre-order.

I probably won't do it due to needing to slog through like 18-20 levels of Eberron content in light of things I'd want to do more, just to get to the point where I could play the bits in the setting that actually interests me.

Perhaps at some point someone will actually do a full featured MMO setting set in The Forgotten Realms. To me it would be interesting if someone actually ever gathered up the maps and source material for say 2E D&D and produced a persistant MMO world with all inclusive enviroments to scale of the original products. Between like "Volo's Guides" and boxed sets like "City Of Splendors" you've pretty much got a blueprint for creating Waterdeep in it's enirety for example. Do something like that and gradually expand it out to other regions and I'd be interested.

Back when DDO first launched, not only was I somewhat underwhelmed by the entire Eberron setting, but I also didn't like the whole "go to a quest hub, step through doors for adventuers"... a sort of "choose an instance, grind it again and again" enviroment as opposed to a fully fleshed out WoW-type experience.... and I doubt that changed. I didn't stick around long for that reason. See, part of what helped sell me on other MMOs has actually been the backround details, even if I don't do them again and again, things like the Tram ride between Waterdeep and Ironforge in World Of Warcraft were awesome, especially the first couple of times. Even if I don't line up to do it again, simply knowing it's there is awesome. Being able to wander around and take one of Eberron's famed "Elemental Powered Trains" to begin with might have helped, but they really cut the corners there.

In the end part of my thought process is also that looking at their design mentality going to The Forgotten Realms is likely to involve little in the way of deep Realmslore, and mostly just a few of the most well known bits being dropped, along with the annoucement "your now in Faerun" and leaving it at that as you do the same old stuff that might as well have been in Eberron with the same amount of soulless non-depth.

Wrong thread? I think you might want to check out the this thread

I bought an unopened copy of Super Mario All-Stars from a local game shop three weeks ago.

And I paid less than 65.

Do I finally get a win sticker? Seriously... Don't see what's so special about this. Just a cash-grab imo.

Akisa:

Therumancer:

JaceArveduin:
Hey! I still have one of those!

unfortunately, if I had that much cash to spare, I'd probably be pre-ordering Menace of the Underdark so I could have my own Guenwhyvar panther hireling

I'm not a big fan of DDO, but I am a fan of The Forgotten Realms, due to all the games I've been tinkering with (and finishing very few of them) I've been trying to find a way to justify saving money for that same pre-order.

I probably won't do it due to needing to slog through like 18-20 levels of Eberron content in light of things I'd want to do more, just to get to the point where I could play the bits in the setting that actually interests me.

Perhaps at some point someone will actually do a full featured MMO setting set in The Forgotten Realms. To me it would be interesting if someone actually ever gathered up the maps and source material for say 2E D&D and produced a persistant MMO world with all inclusive enviroments to scale of the original products. Between like "Volo's Guides" and boxed sets like "City Of Splendors" you've pretty much got a blueprint for creating Waterdeep in it's enirety for example. Do something like that and gradually expand it out to other regions and I'd be interested.

Back when DDO first launched, not only was I somewhat underwhelmed by the entire Eberron setting, but I also didn't like the whole "go to a quest hub, step through doors for adventuers"... a sort of "choose an instance, grind it again and again" enviroment as opposed to a fully fleshed out WoW-type experience.... and I doubt that changed. I didn't stick around long for that reason. See, part of what helped sell me on other MMOs has actually been the backround details, even if I don't do them again and again, things like the Tram ride between Waterdeep and Ironforge in World Of Warcraft were awesome, especially the first couple of times. Even if I don't line up to do it again, simply knowing it's there is awesome. Being able to wander around and take one of Eberron's famed "Elemental Powered Trains" to begin with might have helped, but they really cut the corners there.

In the end part of my thought process is also that looking at their design mentality going to The Forgotten Realms is likely to involve little in the way of deep Realmslore, and mostly just a few of the most well known bits being dropped, along with the annoucement "your now in Faerun" and leaving it at that as you do the same old stuff that might as well have been in Eberron with the same amount of soulless non-depth.

Wrong thread? I think you might want to check out the this thread

Yes and no, since the guy I was responding to was in this thread. Still, apologies since that was a bit long given that it's a response to a side comment.

orangeapples:
hmmm... I remember there was a NES game that was released last year. Is there anything in the pipeline for the Genesis?

don't know about the future, but I think in the last 5 years or so there was Beggar Prince and Pier Solar

The_root_of_all_evil:

Grey Carter:

Now I was going to make a make a comment about a developer releasing a mindless, shoot-em-up with a ridiculously short campaign for $60 in this day an age. Then I realized that's what most developers are still doing. Hoho. Aren't I droll?

Needs more brown. And Achievements. And a shorter single player campaign.

And DLC. Can't forget DLC.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Grey Carter:

Now I was going to make a make a comment about a developer releasing a mindless, shoot-em-up with a ridiculously short campaign for $60 in this day an age. Then I realized that's what most developers are still doing. Hoho. Aren't I droll?

Needs more brown. And Achievements. And a shorter single player campaign.

Christ. That video gave me motion sickness.
And $85 for a game for a 22 year old system? What the fuck?

Alexander Cunningham:

And $85 for a game for a 22 year old system? What the fuck?

If you think that it's overpriced then maybe you shouldn't buy it.

I assume the price reflects that the technology required to make these games isn't easy to get one's hands on, though I could be wrong about that. Likely they it wouldn't be worth their while making the game if they sold it for less, having a business to run and all. Anyway, I suppose anyone dedicated enough to still want games for their old 16-bit machine would have the money for this.

Alexander Cunningham:
And $85 for a game for a 22 year old system? What the fuck?

It's probably not very cheap to whip up a fresh new SNES cartridge when nobody is mass producing them anymore. While obsolete tech may be cheap if you're buying it used, buying a brand new fresh off the factory piece of obsolete tech is damned expensive since the parts for it are usually scarce and no longer made.

Alexander Cunningham:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Christ. That video gave me motion sickness.

I think you mean AWESOME sickness! ;)

I dunno, the music was horrid, didn't look there there was any other game modes. I know there's a market for this, but it's a niche, if they added more to it there would be more bang for the buck. Printing limited copies and setting the price that high will make it a collectors item, so the value may increase over time, but not much to make it any sort of investment.

that game looked really lame, and i've played some crappy SNES games, not to mention the dood demoing it seems to suck at it

Alexander Cunningham:

Christ. That video gave me motion sickness.

I bet if you played it yourself you wouldn't get motion sickness. The same idea as it's rare to find someone who gets carsick while driving.

I'm not going to say that all faster-paced shooters like Quake are better than all slower-paced shooters like Modern Warfare, but it would certainly be nice to have more variety in the modern market, instead of having to resort to playing 10+ year old games to get a shooter where you can walk more than 2 mph.

I really want to know how this business model is sustainable.

A SNES game... 2013... SNES... 2013...
Somehow these two words really don't fit into the same sentence. Ow.

Lol, i think im gonna pass. Out from laughing this hard.

These guys are asking how much nostalgia is worth. Silly SNES dev, tf2 is free!

The_root_of_all_evil:

Alexander Cunningham:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Christ. That video gave me motion sickness.

I think you mean AWESOME sickness! ;)

No it was definatly motion.

Haha, what? Seems like quite an insane project to me. I have to wonder why someone would actually buy this apart from novelty reasons. The game seems to be pretty average and doesn't offer anything new in no possible aspect. If you still have a SNES you most probably have better games from this genre, not to mention that there're more than enough similar concurrent games on any platform which are vastly superior than this one. So yeah.. Why? Why would you make this?

 

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