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    There’s no doubt Nintendo are just as culpable as Sega when it comes to releases. They particularly love to farm out their NES catalogue, largely to the detriment of their arcade games. All the big companies do it though; it just makes good business sense. For example, how many times are Namco going to re-release Pac-Man?

    SRG, where you thinking of Punch-Out!!, Arm Wrestling or DK3?

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    Re-releasing good games like Pac-Man is one story, but doing the same with bad
    ones is what I find stupid.

    I mean, come on, do they think people didn't suffer enough from Super Thunder
    Blade the first time around? I thought it should be at least clear, that the game has
    bad reviews from fans on the internet.
    If I would be a company re-releasing my old stuff in a time where retro gets really
    popular I'd just go watch Classic Game Room HD and rely on what that guy thinks is
    good. Because, quite obviously, the man has a huge following. It's like getting free
    advertisement and a sort-of buying insurance.

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    I still think it ends up hurting Sega in the long run. Why put forward crap efforts like Thunder Blade and remind people of the bad games when you could work that nostalgia and bring out forgotten classics like Comix Zone, Vectorman, Sonic CD, Shadow Squadron, Gaires, Sagaia, Vapor Trail.....I mean geez, I could think of over a hundred games on the Gen, CD, and 32X that'd be better than frickin Thunder Blade.

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    I would say that Thunder blade is better know, particularly among lapsed gamers, than many off those and that is the reason it was included. I'm sure it's also meant as a filler title for buying the bundle too. Whether or not this type of strategy hurts Sega in the long run remains to be seen.

    Also, just because a game is derided on the web doesn't mean it doesn't have it's fans. Guilty pleasures and all that. Having said that I think Thunder blade is a pretty poor game!

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    I actually kind of liked Super Thunder Blade when I was younger.

    Of course I play it now and wonder what the hell I was thinking. lol I don't think it's TERRIBLE on it's own merits (not saying it's good of course), but it's a pretty pathetic arcade port.

    But for some reason I just liked it when I played it at a friend's house when I was younger.
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    I suspect that's exactly the nostalgia companies hope to tap when re-releasing these types of games on new platforms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meu2 View Post
    SRG, where you thinking of Punch-Out!!, Arm Wrestling or DK3?
    As I said in a post the other day, I am pretty happy with the crappy DK3 ports we have gotten, plus when I play it I do it in MAME. I was thinking there was another game similar to Popeye?? hmmm I am still blanking I will look in MAME later.

    Oh man, Punch Out and Arm Wrestling, I really don't think those could be done well in any port. In my opinion you really need the big KO button to make Punch Out work hehehe...

    Arm Wrestling, gawd I still play the crap out of it. My local arcade had it for years, and at one point they had it for sale like $225 or $250, I could have saved up and got it I never did I get the chance again I am all over it!! Ok I have a question, has anybody ever beat it? I can easily get to Alice and the Robot, I have gotten to the point I can beat them, but I cannot beat Frankie

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    Okay, I'll admit it. If the packs for these go on some MASSIVE sale for Black Friday or something, I'll snag them. Just sayin' :P

    I tend to save almost all my Steam buys for when they go on sale. That's the reason I have 120somethin games on Steam and I've barely spent a $150 total. I think the most money I've spent on any "one" thing on there was about 30 bucks, and that was for the "id Super Pack" which has :

    The Commander Keen Collection
    Doom 3
    Doom 3 : Resurrection of Evil
    Doom II
    Final Doom
    Heretic : Shadow of the Serpent Riders
    HeXen II
    HeXen : Beyond Heretic
    HeXen : Deathkings of the Dark Citadel
    Master Levels for Doom II
    Quake
    Quake II
    Quake II Mission Pack : Ground Zero
    Quake II Mission Pack : The Reckoning
    Quake III Arena
    Quake III Team Arena
    Quake Mission Pack 1 : Scourge of Armagon
    Quake Mission Pack 2 : Dissolution of Eternity
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Spear of Destiny
    The Ultimate Doom
    Wolfenstein 3D

    And that was only 25 or 30 bucks when it went on sale.

    Also got the "Unreal Deal Pack" from there for $12. Has ...

    Unreal 2 : The Awakening
    Unreal Gold
    Unreal Tournament 2004 : Editor's Choice Edition (which I also have though GOG.com lol)
    Unreal Tournament 3 Black
    Unreal Tournament : Game of the Year Edition

    Both were worth every fuckin' penny too. :P
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