Famicom World

Misc. => Other Gaming => Topic started by: michaelthegreat on April 08, 2012, 01:03:39 AM



Title: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: michaelthegreat on April 08, 2012, 01:03:39 AM
My boy cut his teath on Poko Nyan, which is the perfect starter game since you can't die. His favorite game right now is Kirby Wii. He has improved so much playing that game and can actually get halfway or so in the game before it gets too hard for him. He plays a little SMB1, but he can't get past 1-2 on his own. He has the same issues with SMBW.

What would you suggest next? It can't require reading. It can be NES, SNES, Famicom, Super Famicom, N64, Gamecube, Wii, PS2 or PS3. I also have a gameboy advance which I'm going to give to him once I find a couple of games that he can play.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: nintendodork on April 08, 2012, 05:19:18 AM
I started playing Pokemon when I was 4. Even if he can't read the words, he'd still probably like it. I know I did. :P


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: MaarioS on April 08, 2012, 08:24:31 AM
Road Fighter is a pretty good example :P . If you have Warioland 2 on GB, it's just a brilliant thing for him because you can't die there ;D


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: manuel on April 08, 2012, 10:07:07 AM
Mario Kart!
My son loves Double Dash since he was 3.
Mario Kart Wii should be good, too with the steering wheel.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Parodius Duh on April 08, 2012, 10:35:04 AM
I started playing Pokemon when I was 4. Even if he can't read the words, he'd still probably like it. I know I did. :P


wow. I was 16 when the first game was released....


as for some games that dont require reading and would keep a young kid entertained.....my 4 year old niece loves Tiny Toon adventures 1 & 2 and its all she ever wants to play when they come to visit me.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Nightstar699 on April 08, 2012, 01:31:40 PM
I started playing Game Boy when I was 3, and Pokémon Yellow, and Super Mario Land 2 were my favorites. Just a couple years later, I grew fond of Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Parodius Duh on April 08, 2012, 04:37:51 PM
I cant believe how many young as fuggg dudes are into the Famicom!!!! Thats awesome!

I thought it was mainly an old mans system (age 25+)


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: petik1 on April 08, 2012, 06:43:04 PM
Nope, there are quite a few <20 y/o members. I think I'm the youngest current active member, or one of.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: That Guy from Faxanadu on April 08, 2012, 08:10:31 PM
How about Bubble Bobble? You can retry the levels as many times you like with the infinite continues, and it´s a great game to play in co-op. It gets hard in level 57, but you´ve got a lot of fun levels before that   :bub:


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Cheetahmen on April 08, 2012, 09:19:24 PM
I'd say relatively simple platform games, arcade games and puzzle games are probably the best. :)


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Yelir on April 09, 2012, 12:00:42 AM
How about Balloon Fight (NES), or even Hello Kitty World (FC)? Those seem like pretty decent titles that are quite simple but now that I think of it some find these boring. :p


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Cheetahmen on April 09, 2012, 12:08:52 AM
How about Balloon Fight (NES), or even Hello Kitty World (FC)? Those seem like pretty decent titles that are quite simple but now that I think of it some find these boring. :p
Balloon Fight's one of my favourite NES games. :-\


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: michaelthegreat on April 09, 2012, 05:42:53 AM
Manuel: Yeah, I forgot to say that mariokart wii is one of his favorites too--I've intentionally not told him it's a race and he has a lot of fun driving around... :) And he loves watching me play "frog-cycles"  as he calls Excitebots.

nintendodork: Pokemon is his favorite anime. I won most of the DVDs (anime and movies) on ebay for a little over $100, so he had a pretty awesome Christmas (maybe I did too...). My plan for Pokemon games is for them to be a "I can read so I can play pokemon now" thing... :)

I think balloon fight and many of other games mentioned will fit in with SMB1--games that require more dextarity that I realized. I'd like him to play for fun and learn by playing without having to die over and over. I wish I would play more like that. I'm a perfectionist gamer who wants to play more for fun. So I'm looking just for fun to start him out...

Warioland 2 looks awesome for a first game for his gba! I love the hidden coins everywher. I think I'll find sml2 since that's easy. I found a gba for $5 at a yard sale (with games that are too hard and ones not for his age), so I'm going to tripple the price with these two games... :)

I hadn't really thought about gameboy games till the suggestions, so I looked around a bit more. I'm really interested in Trip World for him but I don't think I want to pay the bounty. Then noobow looks like it would teach some critical thinking--I agree that some brain stretching is great 80sFreak. Anyone have any idea what noobow goes for? I watched a youtube video and I love how he shakes his head no if you ask him to move off a ledge...  We need a shakes his head no Disk-kun icon...
 
Started him on Kirby Nes today since I remember that being pretty easy. He's having a blast. I was never a huge Kirby fan, but I can see now that he's going to have Kirby nostalgia in his 30s...

Really appreciate the help guys! Love to hear if you can think of anything else easy.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on April 09, 2012, 09:27:26 AM
GB:

-Super Mario Land 1 I remember being easy (I think I was 8 when I played it, & beat it, & it wasn't even my game)
-TMNT (maybe :-\)

NES:

-Mappy & Mappy Land <- very fun game, esp. Mappy Land
-Pinball
-Spot

N64:

-Cruis'n USA (this is what we had our little brother play when he was little ;D with a rubber band holding down the 'Z' trigger to accelerate ;D He even won some! :o Of course, he was playing as the Jeep ::))

Anything with penguins. ;)


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: manuel on April 09, 2012, 09:40:01 AM
This thread gave me the inspiration to buy Pokonyan for my son.  :)
I hope to have it here soon.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: nintendodork on April 09, 2012, 05:06:28 PM
Started him on Kirby Nes today since I remember that being pretty easy. He's having a blast. I was never a huge Kirby fan, but I can see now that he's going to have Kirby nostalgia in his 30s...
This reminded me, have you ever thought of Kirby Tilt & Tumble on the Game Boy Color? Almost the entire game is controlled by just moving the Game Boy around.

Edit* Also, back on the Pokemon thing, I myself feel like a little kid who can't read, as I'm currently playing through Pokemon Green (which is all in Japanese). Granted, I've played Pokemon so much I don't need to read much to know what anything is, but when I'm too lazy to look up online what something means, trial and error teaches me just as well. I like what you're doing with it though. :) You'll have trouble getting him away from his Game Boy once he can read and play all by himself. ;D


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: L___E___T on April 10, 2012, 11:52:12 AM
Rythum Tengoku / Paradise / Heaven on GBA, DS or Wii when it comes.  Good for dexterity right?

  ~ and Hogan's Alley of course!  OK it's a gun game (you may have a policy), but kids do love toy guns and this one has a built-in morals feature!


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on April 11, 2012, 02:12:11 AM
The Simpsons Arcade.

On Xbox LIVE it costs 800 MSPs, dunno about on PSN, maybe $10.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: michaelthegreat on April 11, 2012, 07:27:26 AM
Thanks for so many ideas!

Manuel: You will not regret Pokonyan. My boy learned to jump and move right in that game, and He's just now exploring the upper parts of the levels. Every boss can be beaten by standing to the edge and jumping over and over again, but a kid can develop better stratagies as he gets better. Very varried levels, some with interactive set pieces. I haven't even shown him how to shapeshift yet. I wish the gameboy one looked as interesting.

Tilt and rumble does sound cool, but the controls would be backwards on a gba so I'm not sure about it till I find a gbc. I have to say, I think I need to make a video of myself playing tilt and rumble with a gamecube with gb player--too awesome!


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: manuel on April 11, 2012, 07:32:17 AM
I got Pokonyan today and my wife was reminded of her childhood by the cute label art.
Now I only need to find and hook up that AV multi box (now where did I put that again...), because my TV doesn't have any free connectors...


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Parodius Duh on April 11, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
my buddy and his 5 year old son have been enjoying the super monkey ball and boom blox games for the wii, theres enough levels for a young child to figure out on his own, as well as harder ones that an adult can beat.

Noobow varies, I just picked a copy up for cheap after a long wait, but Ive also seen it go as high as $35 cart only....ebay price  >:(


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: L___E___T on April 11, 2012, 12:04:57 PM
I've got that tilt 'n' tumble game - all the commands are reversed when I play it on my GBA SP!


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Jedi QuestMaster on April 11, 2012, 05:43:51 PM
I think I need to make a video of myself playing tilt and rumble with a gamecube with gb player--too awesome!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBhJvnERukE ;D


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: nintendodork on April 12, 2012, 01:46:51 AM
Tilt and rumble does sound cool, but the controls would be backwards on a gba so I'm not sure about it till I find a gbc.
I assume you mean GBA SP? The GBA would still the same as the GBC, since the cartridge still goes in upright.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: Phosphora on April 17, 2012, 04:04:44 AM
I got my NES when I was just 4 years old in 1987 and absolutely loved Super Mario Bros. I'd say just get him an NES and any non-RPG games. I loved an easy 80% of the NES software library as a kid.  ;)
If you're willing to sit down and play with him, so many of the multi-player Co-op games were epic. My dad was a big gamer in the 80s, and I enjoyed that aspect of him.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: jpx72 on April 19, 2012, 10:44:46 AM
Give SONIC to children! Any SONIC! WAAAAAAAAAAAAa
...Sonic games on Megadrive influenced my whole life :D (played since 12y)


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on April 19, 2012, 05:40:02 PM
Since you don't have an Xbox 360 you can't experience the awesomeness of Trials HD or Trials Evolution (Released just yesterday!) so alternatively and free, RedLynx has released a free version for PC users.

http://games.softpedia.com/dyn-postdownload.php?p=78255&t=4&i=1

Edit: Sonic 4 Episode __ are total crap, so stick with Sonic Generations which is way better and the Sonic game Sega should've have had done years ago instead of Sonic Unleashed or Sonic 2006 (shit).

SU's great but the night stages kill it for me.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: nintendodork on April 19, 2012, 10:53:08 PM
I'm sure MTG's son would settle for less than the current generation. ::)


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on April 19, 2012, 11:02:05 PM
I'm sure MTG's son would settle for less than the current generation. ::)

Trials Legends' could be considered pretty outdated.

Though, I wish RedLynx would've released Trials Legends on Xbox LIVE Arcade too, it's nowhere near as good as Trials HD or Trials Evolution but it's still playable.


Title: Re: For my 5 year old boy...
Post by: michaelthegreat on April 22, 2012, 06:48:46 AM
HA HA HA. That video made my day! Thanks Jedi... The bongos for A button are too much.  That would make an awesome gamecenter episode.

Yeah, I meant I have a gba sp for my son, sorry for the confusion there. I'm going to look for a cheap kirboy pinball cart to see if I can mod the sensor.

Thanks for the mass of ideas guys! I'm getting him warioland 2 and 3 now and will start looking for some of the other suggestions!