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#1 lushgirl_80 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:44 PM

I know LJN has a reputation for making some of the lousiest games for the NES.


But in it's defense I'd like to say I do enjoy playing a particular LJN game on Nintendo....


Is T & C Surf Design like the only good game LJN ever made???? I dunno why but I loove that game.




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Edited by lushgirl_80, Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:50 PM.


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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:21 PM

I could never get into that one.

I will say LJN made some pretty solid spiderman beat 'em ups on the 16-bit systems. Soundtracks by Green Jelly too.

Edited by Reaperman, Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:22 PM.


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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:50 PM

I didn't like the surfing part too much, however I did enjoy the skateboard part.

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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:56 PM

I didn't like the surfing part too much, however I did enjoy the skateboard part.


Yes the skateboard part rules...the surf bit is too hard!

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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:30 PM

I know LJN has a reputation for making some of the lousiest games for the NES.


But in it's defense I'd like to say I do enjoy playing a particular LJN game on Nintendo....


Is T & C Surf Design like the only good game LJN ever made???? I dunno why but I loove that game.




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T_C_Surf_Designs_NES_ScreenShot3.jpg


If anything I thought that game was one of the worst. I couldn't control the stupid surfing monkey.

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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:47 PM

Yeah everybody i know likes the skateboard part of the game and hates the surfing part.

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Posted Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:01 PM

The Punisher game was probably the best LJN game for the NES. Wolverine was pretty good too, when you compare it to sacks of crap like X-men and Spider-man.

T&C Surf Design was pretty fun, though.

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Posted Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:04 AM

I guess LJN bashing has become some sort of meme. I would put it ahead of Gametek, Hi Tech Expressions, and any unlicensed, non-Tengen publisher.

I like Karate Kid and Jaws.

LJN didn't actually develop anything. A big chunk of games, including T&C Surf Design, were done in Japan.

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:55 PM

Yea 2 of myfavorite nes games are ljn. Terminator 2 and Jaws

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:06 PM

I thought Jaws was supposed to be terrible?

I used to play T2 a lot, but I never really fully understood what I was doing, I don't think. I need to pick that back up and give it another go.

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:04 PM

Actually Jaws is pretty cool i forgot all about that game. :)

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:56 PM

Beetlejuice and Nightmare on Elm Street are alright as well. Playable at least, which is saying something for LJN.

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:20 PM

Personally I am not a big fan of most Sunsoft games.

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:32 PM

I enjoyed Nightmare on Elm Street AND I enjoyed Friday the 13th!

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:42 PM

I totally forgot Friday the 13th. THAT is the best LJN game hands down. It's actually kind of innovative for what it is. And as a movie translation it's way better than Back to the Future or games of the like.

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Posted Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:42 PM

Today I picked up "Major League Baseball" for the NES, which is an LJN title, for 60 cents. Man is it horrible!

T&C Surf and Skate or whatever it's called was one of the games I had as a kid, and I got it purely because the shirts from that company were what all the cool kids were wearing out here in California. I pretty much agree with the common consensus that the skating is pretty neat but the surfing sorta sucks.

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Posted Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:46 PM

I guess LJN bashing has become some sort of meme. I would put it ahead of Gametek, Hi Tech Expressions, and any unlicensed, non-Tengen publisher.


??? What about Codemasters (Camerica), some pretty good games from them. (probably the best unlicenced publisher next to Tengen)

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Posted Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:25 PM

The old WWF rubber figures are the best thing LJN ever did IMO. All off their games are 'pretty good for what they are' at best, and that's only a handful of them.

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Posted Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:48 AM

??? What about Codemasters (Camerica), some pretty good games from them. (probably the best unlicenced publisher next to Tengen)


Yeah, I didn't think of Codemasters and Camerica when I wrote that. I was thinking along the lines of Color Dreams and American Video Entertainment.

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Posted Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:35 AM

I know LJN has a reputation for making some of the lousiest games for the NES.
Is T & C Surf Design like the only good game LJN ever made???? I dunno why but I loove that game.


I think they have a few games that aren't too bad. Of course I'm jaded though since Wolverine for NES was my first video game ever (A game I'd probably only give a 5.5/10 today). But I think that Jaws is actually a pretty fun game other than the stupid end fight with Jaws which is just some of the worst programming I've ever seen. I also like The Punisher a lot and still play it fairly regularly (try playing it with the Game Genie code that makes Punisher move twice as fast).

I've never played T & C but I've always meant to give it a shot.

-Adam

Edit: Also, they made True Lies for SNES which is pretty well reviewed at gamefaqs (8.7/10) but I never played that one. There were definitely much worse developers around at the time (and still are, really).

Edited by KIWASABI, Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:38 AM.


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Posted Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:34 AM

But I think that Jaws is actually a pretty fun game other than the stupid end fight with Jaws which is just some of the worst programming I've ever seen.


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