Oh, well emulators don't affect the game companies
The games are so old, that Nintendo stopped producing them. They don't get any money for those games anymore.
Using a ROM would not effect the company AT ALL.
Even buying a NES Cartridge from a flea market or Ebay would not give Nintendo any money, since you are buying it off of a PERSON, and not the COMPANY.
And old games like that, you're only going to find them on Ebay or from a person on the internet/flea market.
So, I think saying "using ROMs cheats the companies" is a tad ridiculous of a reason...
UNLESS the games are currently on the market as "New".... but then it's piracy at that point, and not a harmless emulation.
Also, If you are like me, then you'd play the ROM, then find the cartridge online and buy it.
I'd rather have it physically in my hand. Though, I play ROMs all the time.
There are ways to play ROMs on a computer while still using a controller.
Just look up "USB to PS2 converter" or "USB Gamecube" or "USB Wii Classic" on Amazon.
They have pretty cheap converters that work SWELL. I ALWAYS play my Emulators with PS2 and Wii Classic controllers ^^
They're around $5 to $10 each. And most of them have two controller slots.
Or, you could find a cheap generic computer controller relativity cheap.
I have this Final Fantasy XIII USB controller that works GREAT. It's basically just a Playstation controller for the computer.
It was only $14 online. I liked it because it was white, and Playstation-like. I don't really know much about the FF games, besides what I know in Crystal Chronicles and Kingdom Hearts.
Yes. ALL main-title Kirby games are SIDE-SCROLLING platformers. Hey, not all side-scrolling games are hard. Kirby is fairly easy, compared to what I've played in the past. (as for side-scrolling platformers)
Yeah, that could be a good Xmas idea! ^^
Well, Canvas Curse and Mass Attack are- well- DIFFERENT. They are not traditional Kirby games, but I would say CC (Canvas Curse) is an alright game on its own....
but I would only recommend it to a long-time Kirby fan, since it's not a traditional Kirby game. Though, I haven't played it on YEARS.....
ALSO. There is one Kirby game that is 3D-perspective and NOT side-scrolling. That would be Kirby Air Ride. HOWEVER, Kirby Air Ride is ALSO non-traditional, though it's LOADS of fun.
But, again, I would not recommend it to a first-time Kirby player, since they'd need to play a traditional Kirby, first. (in my opinion)
ALSO! If you have a DS, get Super Star Ultra. It's a re-release of Super Star, only with extra features. It's also has (limited) DS-to-DS multiplayer.
ie: You can only go to Spring Breeze unless you both have a copy of the game, sadly.
But anyway, Canvas Curse is a good game, though not traditional. Though, some of the newer games are straying away from the "traditional", though that's not always bad. (at least not with Kirby)
Sorry- I repeat myself because I'm hoping I answered your question. I am not sure if that was what you were asking or not.