More Reviews
REVIEWS The Sims 4 Get to Work Expansion Review
Electronic Arts hopes that Get to Work will make you Get to The Sims 4.

Axiom Verge Review
A single man spends five years on a solo project and the result is Axiom Verge. It was worth the effort.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Dirty Bomb Preview
Looking for a more competitive, challenging online FPS multiplayer game? Splash Damage is introducing just that by dropping a Dirty Bomb on the free-to-play game market.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones
Release date: 04/01/15

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Release date: 04/07/15


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Kevin Spacey Is A Part of Call of Duty's Evolution, Says Sledgehammer Games' Dev
At the Call of Duty World Championship, Mike Mejia explains the success of the tournament and how Call of Duty needed to evolve.

BAMF Babes #4: Kitana
She slices she dices she kicks ass!
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Top 50 Pokémon of All Time
Can you believe there are now six generations of Pokémon? Six!! That's a crazy amount of different creatures to collect. But which are the cream of the crop? Don't worry, Magikarp isn't actually one of them.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
Re-Masters - Next-Gen Backwards Compatibility?
By shandog137
Posted on 03/30/15
I am a PS3 owner and someday hope to be a PS4 owner, yet I am not at all dissatisfied with my choice to delay purchase, solely based on the current PS4 library. When I transitioned from a Playstation 1 to a Playstation 2, I was pleasantly surprised that I could for the most part rid myself of my PS1...

DAILY MANIFESTO

New SNES Multi-Cart Game Coming Soon: Why?

Posted on Thursday, August 23 @ 09:27:08 Eastern by


No, it's not Nightmare Busters—another new SNES game project we covered this year. Yet another developer, RetroQuestGames, has come up with the brilliant idea of releasing a game, or in this case multiple games on one cart, for a console that's been dead for well over a decade.

I heard about this from one of the developers who reached out to me via email, telling me it will release "complete in box like old times". They also sent over the promo video at the top. It's got dubstep, so it must be cool. Right?

I just don't get it.

I know Nightmare Busters and the devs received a decent amount of free press and buzz being the only people ballsy enough to release a game on a such an old platform. It's not a good idea. How many of you still have an SNES laying around?

Okay, I guess there's a decent amount of you. But remember, we're not the norm, here. Most people don't have an SNES still, so their market is extremely limited.

Now let me ask you this: How many of you are willing to shell out upwards of $60 for a SNES game right now? Yeah... didn't think so. No price was mentioned or confirmed for whatever this multi-cart game ends up being called, but $60 plus $8 shipping is the going rate for Nightmare Busters, which we assume to be a standard rate in producing these ancient game catridges.

While it sounds cool and all—even nostalgic—releasing a game on the SNES now-a-days is a bad idea, and they should feel bad. They're gonna have a bad time. But hey, watch the video, it's got dubstep—and we all know how much that helps sell video games.

On one hand, I don't want to knock creativity or risk-taking. On the other hand, I can't stand to see really poor business decisions.

Tell GR: If you still have an SNES, will you buy this?
Tags:   SNES, dubstep
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution