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Old 08-11-09, 09:05 PM
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Digging out my SNES

Over the weekend, I played some Super Mario World and got the itch to play it without all this VC nonsense. (That, and I my Wii is out on loan).

I dug up my old SNES and, to my surprise, found that I still had a bunch of games that a friend had given me. I've never played any of these. Which do you recommend for me to play?

I'm not usually a huge fan of RPGs. I like ones that make sense and don't have a lot of grinding or puzzles, although some grinding I'm OK with. I don't like any games generally where to get from one level to the next you had to hit an exposed brick on a hallway that you can't see unless you're right next to it, for example. Or throw a special type of potion into a flowerpot in someone's basement. That type of thing.

And here they are:

Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Ultima: The False Prophet
The 7th Sage
Super Mario RPG Legend of the Seven Stars
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest


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Old 08-11-09, 09:10 PM
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I say throw that crap in the trash and kick some zombie ass on WaW!!!!
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I wouldn't play any of them unless you're willing to have your saves disappear halfway through the game. Those batteries are dead, dead, dead.
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Can they be replaced?
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Looks like there's some work involved:

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/2006/...e-battery.html
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Re: Digging out my SNES

Final Fantasy II playing that on my PSP right now
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Final Fantasy II playing that on my PSP right now
Except Final Fantasy II for SNES is actually Final Fantasy IV, which isn't available for PSP (unless you're remote playing it from a PS3, of course).
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Can they be replaced?
Yes. But I really wouldn't worry about it, I have a few hundred NES/SNES games and I don't think I have any that have bad batteries. That's not to say it won't be a problem, but in my experience it's not very common. Mystic Quest and Mario RPG are probably the better choices for someone new to (or casual fan of) RPGs. FF II/III are ultra classics but they made much improved versions on the GBA (as IV and VI, of course). If you're looking for other suggestions for SNES games to look for, I can help with that too.
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For how you describe what you want to play: Super Mario RPG — Legend of the Seven Stars.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket View Post
Yes. But I really wouldn't worry about it, I have a few hundred NES/SNES games and I don't think I have any that have bad batteries. That's not to say it won't be a problem, but in my experience it's not very common. Mystic Quest and Mario RPG are probably the better choices for someone new to (or casual fan of) RPGs. FF II/III are ultra classics but they made much improved versions on the GBA (as IV and VI, of course). If you're looking for other suggestions for SNES games to look for, I can help with that too.
Really? That's odd. Because of all the battery cartridges I've had, I'd say roughly all of them have failed.

What a strange technology.
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Final Fantasy II
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Really? That's odd. Because of all the battery cartridges I've had, I'd say roughly all of them have failed.

What a strange technology.
Really and honestly. I bought a nice pack of CR2032s a while ago to prepare for this but haven't had to use any of them yet. I just popped Super Metroid in a couple of week ago and had my old saves on it. When you have had batteries die is it right off the bat (like dusting off an old game) or as you're playing an older game (like, a few days in)?
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Sorry...but what does all this dead batteries in games stuff mean? There are batteries in cartridges?
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Sorry...but what does all this dead batteries in games stuff mean? There are batteries in cartridges?
Yes, they keep a very small charge active in order to maintain the small bit of RAM that stores the game's save data.
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Yes, they keep a very small charge active in order to maintain the small bit of RAM that stores the game's save data.
Thanks for the heads up. I had no clue about that.
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Originally Posted by starseed1981 View Post
Thanks for the heads up. I had no clue about that.
When they first started putting batteries for save games in cartridiges (first one I remember that that had one was Legend of Zelda on the NES), there were stickers on the back of the cartridges telling you about the battery, and the fact that the battery shouldn't be expected to last longer than 5 years.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket View Post
Really and honestly. I bought a nice pack of CR2032s a while ago to prepare for this but haven't had to use any of them yet. I just popped Super Metroid in a couple of week ago and had my old saves on it. When you have had batteries die is it right off the bat (like dusting off an old game) or as you're playing an older game (like, a few days in)?
Well, what happens is either that it won't hold a save at all or the save will randomly disappear.

Honestly, now that I think about it, the latter sounds more like a physical problem with the RAM.
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Except Final Fantasy II for SNES is actually Final Fantasy IV, which isn't available for PSP (unless you're remote playing it from a PS3, of course).
Or he's got a SNES emulator and a ROM on a hacked PSP.
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I love the SNES and this thread has inspired me to bust it out one of these days. I was tempted to sell off those games that are on VC since the batteries are going to die eventually, but can't seem to bring myself to part with 'em. Too nostalgic...
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I sold off all my systems as I upgraded and I regret that now.
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Man, the Super NES was the best system EVER produced! I wish I still had mine. Damn lesbians that stole mine!
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If I would've known lesbians liked the SNES so much, I definitely would've kept mine. Perfect trap to leave on the nightstand.
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I sold off all my systems as I upgraded and I regret that now.
That happened to me too.

Spoiler:
Actually, more accurately, I just wanted the cash for smack (or fast food, I can't remember which) and I was 18, no upgrades involved. Hell, if I had waited until PlayStation came out I would have quickly seen how valuable those old games were.
Thankfully, I more than made up for it when GameStop was basically giving away cartridge games (40% off plus an extra 10% with the Edge card plus buy two get one free). I hit pretty much EVERY GameStop in the DFW area and cleaned all of them out. I have multiples of all the good SNES RPGs that I need to unload eventually, thanks to that.
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If I would've known lesbians liked the SNES so much, I definitely would've kept mine. Perfect trap to leave on the nightstand.
LOL! I don't know if all lesbians like the SNES, but, these two that I knew did. They asked me if they could borrow it, and, since we had been good friends for so long, I thought, "Why not?" Well, that was a mistake! I never saw that SNES, again. Man, how I miss that system!

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