10 Amazing Games You Can’t Play Anymore…


Date: September 25, 2017

01) 10 Amazing Games You Can’t Play Anymore

“There are many games out there that are no longer available or playable. Especially some online features of games like the Nintendo Wii or the original Xbox.
City of Heroes was an MMORPG released on the computer where players were able to create their own hero and fight crime with friends or strangers. Halo 2 was arguably the best one of the franchise as far as multiplayer goes. Many loved it but did not enjoy the campaign. Mario Kart Wii introduced motorbikes to the franchise and also gave players the option to play on new or old circuits. The 1989 version of Tetris is one of the best released but unless you have a copy it is no longer playable. The original World of Warcraft is easily one of the best MMORPG’s ever released. Players from all over the world have created accounts and it is one of the most iconic games to date. Metroid Prime Hunters was first released for the Nintendo DS and later the Wii U. Unfortunately Nintendo shut down their online servers so the game is no longer available for multiplayer. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game was a digital release for the Playstation 3. No physical copies were ever released and the game was no longer available after 2014. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition was only available for a short time from September 2011 – February 2012 and then a brief time in 2014. The game incorporated some new features that were not available in earlier released. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes was no longer available as of 2013 due to Capcom no longer porting the game. Phantasy Star Online was an online game for Dreamcast but unfortunately the servers have been closed for quite some time.
Have you played any of these games? Do you miss any of them?”


6 thoughts on “10 Amazing Games You Can’t Play Anymore…

  1. Yure

    Speaking of Tetris, the worst version of Tetris was the C64 one. People bought it just for the music, which was outstanding for the time, not in terms of technical capability, but in terms of passion and introspectiveness. Back then, I heard (I’m from the nineties, so I never played any C64 games), people would often buy C64 games just for the music, which were sometimes better than the games themselves.

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      I still have my Commodore 64…It works beautiful…I love that PC…It’s outlived every other modern PC I’ve ever owned.

      I played Tetris for the first time on my GameBoy original…because it came with the system…I don’t usually get into these kinds of puzzle games [I’m an RPG, fighting and simulation kind of gamer]…After that, I ran across some free coding [javascript, I think], that allows you to embed the game into a webpage…I’ve played that a handful of times, also…It’s faithful to the original game.

      The C64 was more complicated to use [though not that much], in comparison to cartridge consoles…But it was more powerful, and had so much more potential than the leading consoles on the market, at the time.

      The music the C64 could produce, was nothing to turn one’s nose up at…especially not during it’s own prime time.

      …In fact, my very first music synthesizing software I ever purchased, was for my C64…I still own that, along with saved copies of the musical messes I created…

      I’ve thought about using my Pinnacle Home Studio HD encoder, to make digital copies of some of the stuff I did with my C64, when I was a teen…Maybe, I eventually will.

      1. Yure

        I’m a platformer kind of person. My favorite is the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy for SNES. DKC1 both made furry and got me into game music, at age eight. Dad bought the console from my uncle. Back then, it was sold for a whole minimum wage. Thankfully, dad had a good job that paid well… But, because cartridges would cost the eyes of your face, I didn’t have a lot of games. If I got a cart, I would need to play it until it broke, because I wouldn’t get another for a long time.
        I now listen to game music as hobby. It’s the kind of music I listen most to. I almost always listen to music from games I never played. For that, I have Kodi as player with Modland add-on.

      2. eqfoundation Post author

        I never owned an NES [I did buy a Retron 5, however…so, I can play the cartridges]…But my first game console was the SNES…and I loved it.

        My parents didn’t allow us to have a game console as kids…or a computer, for that matter…PC prices aside, I never knew why this was.

        When my parents got divorced, dad finally bought me my C64…under the pretext that I could learn how to program with it…I think it was really more of an enticement, to get me to live with him over mom…

        …I did learn a tiny bit of programming with it…but, mostly it was my defacto “game console”…I didn’t own a proper game console, until I reached my twenties…and I decided that I was going to buy myself one…The SNES was one of the frontrunners at the time…Later I got a Genesis…and a Sega CD…a PlayStation one…a Saturn…a Nintendo 64….a Dreamcast…A PlayStation two…a Game Cube…And a PlayStation three…Plus, I have all major incarnations [Original, Color, Advanced] of the GameBoy.

        …I still own all of these, today…They are my “electronic children”… 😉

        I find that you can snatch up a lot of old games for these systems…often for not a lot of money.

        Game music…

        I’ve shared YouTube videos of it here, in the past…Not sure how much of it is still available…Copyright claims…and sometimes people get weird about it, when they find out I’ve embedded their video here.

        …But there is some really great video game music out there.

      3. eqfoundation Post author

        Well…I purchased most of these over fifteen years, or so…as an adult, who liked collecting such things.

        If I’m not mistaken…my Retron 5 can also play Famicom cartridges…But I don’t have any Famicom games.

        That system wasn’t especially huge, in the U.S…Or, so I’m told.

        I never owned a Wii…which has kind of been a regret…Nor have I ever owned an X Box…As systems kept getting more expensive, I started scaling back.

        I sort of ran out of steam, at some point…There’s still a bunch of old games I’d like to buy and play.

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