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9  |  Basscomm figures out how to play NES games on his PC.
basscomm , 4/27/2003 8:38:24 PM
I went to my local Electonics Boutique the other day, and nearly evacuated my bowels when I found what is one of the best things that Konami has put out in a long time, Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra.

So, what exactly is Konami Collector's Series: Castlevania and Contra? Essentially, it's five classic NES games (Castlevania, Castlevania 2, Castlevania 3, Contra, and Super C) packaged with an emulator, and sells for $10 (marked down from $20).

What does all this mean? I don't have to fight my Nintendo whenever I want to play one of these games and, more importantly, I got them all for really cheap (Castlevania 2 runs $10 by itself in cartridge form around here).

So how does it look?

The games themselves look exactly the same as they did when they were released. No effort was made to 'bring them up to date' graphics-wise, and that's just fine with me.

So how does it sound?

The sound is as accurate as you can get. It sounds like you have a Nintendo wedged in your computer somewhere.

I think this is a great idea and I hope it sets a precedent for other companies. I'd love to see other classic compilations for my computer. Especially games that are super tough to find (and consequently super expensive), Nintendos starting to finally wear out, and at the bargain price, you can't go wrong.

Besides, being able to play my NES games on my computer legally still boggles my mind.

I'd give this game a solid 9.

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