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My list of NES games best graphics

Post by dougeff » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:28 am

I like to make lists. Let me know if I forgot any games.

https://nesdoug.com/2018/06/16/nes-graphics/

The games mentioned were...

Super Dodge Ball

Crash N The Boys: Street Challenge

Kick Master

Joe & Mac

Ninja Gaiden III

Shadow of the Ninja

Batman – Return of the Joker

Chuka Taisen

Felix the Cat

Kirby’s Adventure

Fire ‘N Ice

Gimmick!

Ufouria (Hebereke)

Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers 2

Stanley: The Search for Dr. Livingston

Little Samson (2 images)

Bucky O’Hare

Vice: Project Doom

Moon Crystal

Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Shatterhand

Gun Nac

Little Nemo: The Dream Master

Gargoyle’s Quest II

Megaman 2

Megaman 6

Castlevania III

Double Dragon III: The Sacred Scrolls

Gradius II

Radia Senki: Reimmeihen.
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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by tokumaru » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:32 am

Cool list! I'm having trouble coming up with more games that should be there, but, for now, I have the following:

Sword Master
Mitsume ga Tooru
Battletoads

Let me know if you agree with me.

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Post by dougeff » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:48 am

Hmm, I thought I had Sword Master in there.

I haven't played / seen Mitsume ga Tooru.

What level of Battletoads did you have in mind?
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Post by nesrocks » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:21 pm

The first Batman has amazing backgrounds too.
ps.: never heard of that stanley game!
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Post by gauauu » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:45 pm

Agreed on Batman.

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by tokumaru » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:31 pm

I think that textures in general look great in Battletoads, and the sprites are pretty damn good too.

Mitsume ga Tooru has large sprites and an awesome cartoony look.

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by Bregalad » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:09 pm

I already made a topic about this subject, you can continue it rather then open a new one. Even if the topic is old we're talking about still even older games so the conversation is still valid.

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Post by bazza » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:23 pm

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by Fisher » Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:20 pm

That's great!!
I found Doki! Doki! Yuuenchi: Crazy Land Daisakusen, wich I knew only by Crazyland, to have nice graphics.
Also, I liked Adventures in the Magic Kingdown and Turtles 2 and 3, not the best graphics but still fine.

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by koitsu » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:40 pm

No mention of Magician? Sad panda.

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by tokumaru » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:09 pm

koitsu wrote:Magician
Very impressive! I had never seen this before.

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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by FrankenGraphics » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Honorable mentions:
Ironsword (Wizards & Warriors II) - The backgrounds etc won't win any awards, but i think some of the characters are well designed. Kuros (main character, very dynamic with both clipdoll and jumping jack-esque features), the bird king (because of the animation which felt very smooth for its time, though today you might've tweaked the timing) and the frog king (because of sheer size - kinda precursor to the troupple king in shovel knight?) were all pushing my expectations back when.

Solstice - despite fighting an uphill battle against the PPU with its isometric view, it looks pretty great. I love the robed eyeball enemies, they're so eerie even though they have a cartoony clarity.

The Immortal - same justification as solstice. Despite having some assets cut from other versions, particularily in the fights, i think the NES version is the one with the best looking dungeons. Love the doors and the ligh comming out of a crack in the wall on a certain stage. The barrel ride is quite nice looking, and so is the final fight.

Metal gear 2 - mainly because of the impressive searchlight effect right at the beginning.

Super Mario Bros 3 - hidden in plain sight because of its popularity/neutrality. Still looks pretty great. It's another kind of great than the natsume / sunsoft formula.


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Comments on games that have been mentioned:

Kickmaster - this is a really mixed bag of highs and lows for me. It is both raunchy and beautiful; often at the same time. The palette choices are sometimes ingenious, yet at other times really messy. I sometimes feel a disconnect between the often beautiful assets and the medium they were targeting. I'd be interesting to be a fly on the wall in the studio who made it. The level "The bottomless crevasse" is among one of the most interesting approaches and beautiful far backgrounds to be seen on the NES, even without the parallax effects. Interesting and memorable choice of colours, great looking sky.

Magician - i don't know how this could've gone under my radar for so long. O_o
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Re: My list of NES games best graphics

Post by UltraEpicLeader100 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm

The Pokemon Yellow bootleg improvement made by Lugia2009

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