Tweet embed The MD set was a good set of high quality games, but it was a flash on an emulator with tons of lag, sound issues, etc. This is 4/5 games completely rebuilt from the ground up in a modern engine with many additions and modifications and most importantly a large number of unlockable items, challenges, scoring attacks, time attacks, leaderboards, mirror modes, bosses dash, special stage only modes, etc. To make it a much better longevity for those who really care about these things and have played these games hundreds of times, and want to continue to do so in interesting new ways.
$44 seems like a bargain to me, especially compared to say $60 for 3 barely touched ROMs in Mario 3D All Stars. (And by the way, I also luckily bought because I love those three games. I’m not a Mario hater.) But of course, your perspective will be on how interested you as an individual are with these specific games. From where I stand, this will be the definitive way to play 5 of my all-time favorite games – which I bought in the ’90s and haven’t stopped replaying since. But for someone who is only vaguely interested, perhaps the Megadrive rom (or NSO expansion pack) will provide better variety to dive in and out of. I understand this perspective too, although it couldn’t be further from my own, I respect it.
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