Do anyone here still play using PS2? I own the Slim PS2 version and i haven't upgraded my console till now. I love Here Comes the Pain game in PS2 and i play it occasionally.
I recently sold my old PS2, but kinda regret doing so..
Even though I now own the majority of my favourite games from the platform in their "remastered" form on PS3/PS4, there's still a few that I would like to play again.
The problem now will be trying to get one in a similarly good condition to the one I sold!
I soft modded the original xbox but haven't modded anything since. I played spiderman on PS2 when I was about 11 or 12 but I never owned one. I did however own a PS1 and remember Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Yeah I soft modded mine, but many games didn't play 100% from the hard drive due to utilising emulation..I own PS2 and still play it to this day it is amazing system I really enjoy it
I have soft modded my PS2 by Installing Free Mcboot Home Brew Software on PS2 Memory card it is amazing
I think a lot of it is nostalgia and some modern games have a tendency to over complicate things.
Using your example of Super Mario Bros, the appeal is that the controls are literally 'run' and 'jump' - even non-gamers could easily pick it up within moments.
Some of my favourite platformers are retro games!