We are kicking off 2015 in old school fashion here at theretrogamers.com. This blog section, you will get exactly what one would expect… my thoughts, Anthony’s thoughts, guest writers thoughts… all about a common hobby we all grew up with… Retro Games.
Now the debate may occur from time to time. Which is better, playing retro games on retro systems or taking advantage of instant ownership via a virtual console (VC). Either way, the essence of the game is still there.
Most recently Nintendo had a sale on Mega Man games. This sale prompted me to buy Mega Man 1-6 on NES, Mega Man 7 on SNES, and Mega Man 1-5 on GameBoy. Now all these copies are via the Wii U/Nintendo 3DS. I have the games on GameBoy already, but, in my opinion, something about the clarity and freshness of the VC copies makes me want to replay the games. I don’t have to fight for the proper lighting to see my GameBoy (especially since I lost the lamp I had for it about 10 years ago).
Between having to sell my games years ago (not forseeing this “retro craze”) or losing all my old systems in Hurricane Sandy… I personally enjoy the VC because it allows me to own and replay the games I grew up with. And how quickly I learned how much of a pain in the @$$ Mega Man games are.