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1. Posted: Mon 18th Apr 2011 12:32 BST
Adventure Island! Nes VC!
Well, I finally got around to finishing this little brutal whacky beast of game last night...And what a crazy sense of reward it gave me...Nowhere near the feeling I got with Ninja Gaiden III, but it was pretty satisfying. And make no mistake this is one of the most difficult Nes games of all time. World 8-2 is going down as the most difficult Nes platforming stage ever created in my handy dandy books! Although I'm sure SMB2 Lost Levels would like to think differently! The graphics were decent for an early Nes title and the game rocked some nice eye popping color, especially the water themed stages. But this game has some of the WORST Sprite flickering I've ever seen at times. The music while catchy doesn't exactly reach the greatness of something like Mario, but for what it is I it gets the job done. And I'm sure the first stage's track will most likely get stuck in your head instantly.
But what really annoyed me about this game were the lack luster Boss battles....They were all the same AND ridiculously easy. Some tall ancient monster with a different animal head that spat bouncing fire balls out if it's mouth. The only noticable difference was that they become stronger and faster with their attack the further you progressed. Anyways, this game was quite the hair ripping blast....And I enjoyed it just as much as i did as a child, yet now...I finally mastered it. Be prepared to get the infinite continue 'hudson bee' in the first stage. There's no way anybody on this planet will beable to finish this game with 2 lives. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves challenging games and who has a great deal of patience, because you'll need it!....Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania lovers, come get some if you dare muhaha.
Now if only Adventure Idland II would come sooner to the VC in NA! I'm dieing to give that game a go. Another nostalgiac trip through memory lane hehe. As a child, i remeber it being a lot easier, the levels had a different structure with platforms extending above the screen and you could ride Dinosaurs 'and' there was a world map with stages.
Graphics: 7 Sound: 7 Gameplay: 7Difficulty: Radically Insane!
OVERALL: 7/10 Tubular Taco's!
Edited on Mon 11th July, 2011 @ 07:49 by WaveBoy
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2. Posted: Tue 26th Apr 2011 05:14 BST
I recently went through and finally finished Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom.
3. Posted: Tue 26th Apr 2011 21:09 BST
brooks83 wrote:I recently went through and finally finished Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom.What Princess Tomato is on VC?
What Princess Tomato is on VC?
Yup, been there over a year now lol.
EDIT: Actually, it looks like Europe hasn't gotten it yet, if that's where you are.
Edited on Tue 26th April, 2011 @ 21:11 by brooks83
4. Posted: Tue 26th Apr 2011 23:58 BST
beat Golden Axe 3 last saturday, with the real ending! took a long time
Edited on Tue 26th April, 2011 @ 23:58 by ogo79
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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)
5. Posted: Mon 9th May 2011 23:29 BST
StarTropics! Nes VC!
What can i possibly say...Hands down one of the best Nes games I never played growing up, and if I had any ounce of nostalgia tied to this game, or as much full blown nostalgia when compared to something like Super Mario Bros 2, than there's no doubt that this would be one of my favorite games of all time...Hell, it's already fit tight and snug into my TOP 10 Nes games of all time and if you have already played the game than you would easily understand why as it's TropicAwesome I say.
I mean It's such an underrated classic, and it easily trumps The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: Adventure of Link without question. The level design is brilliant and plays around the control method perfectly. The graphics are colorful, bright and beautiful, the music is pretty memorable and perfectly suits the tropical island atmosphere and the game NEVER gets stale whatsoever. Chapters 1-3 imo were Golden 10/10 in my eyes...They were a total joy to play, along with the bosses. And the weapons? Mike Jones weilds a Yo-Yo, and as you earn more hearts your Yo-Yo gets an upgrade, while there are weapons you get along the way like a basebeall bat, deflective Mirror, flaming Basebeall,, ect ect. And it's all freakin' awesome!
Anyways, as much as I adored Chapters 1-3 especially, Chapters 5 and 6 were pretty damn fantastic and rutheless in terms of difficulty. I honestly can't point out 'one' single flaw that i had with this game, other than Chapter 7 and 8 which were imo nowhere near as mezmorising, intelligently designed or as fun as the previous chapters. 'That' part of the game takes place in Zoda's Spaceship, and I hated how there wasn't any puzzle-like switch gameplay going on, where you had to jump on specific tiles and the like, none of that was here....Instead it was all about getting more ammo for your laser gun, taking down alien baddies and finding those 3 Alien Cubes. I mean there weren't any single rooms really at all going on either, or unlockable doors and the like. Overall it was basically an ammo collecting and destroying enemies fiesto.
And the last boss battle while extremely tricky wasn't as grand or quite as awesome as i would of hoped. It actually came off a smidge sloppy if anything compared to the previous boss battles which were a total blast. But everything before those two chapters was absolutely amazing. And if it weren't for Chapters 7 and 8, I would of easily nailed this game as a 10.
PS: And what was up with whole reference with Mike having Banana's stuck in his ears? lol
Graphics: 10Sound: 8.5Gameplay: 10Difficulty: Ultra Hardness!!!
OVERALL: 9/10 Tropical Yo-Yo's!
Edited on Sun 10th July, 2011 @ 23:50 by WaveBoy
6. Posted: Mon 9th May 2011 23:35 BST
I have a habit of not beating VC games so the last one I beat was Ocarina. A great game but I think Wind Waker was a tad better.
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7. Posted: Mon 6th Jun 2011 00:27 BST
Mega Man X SNES VC!
I've already got my fair share of MMX when I was a youngster back in the SNES's glory days, so most of this was stale, yet awesome territory for me. Sting Camealions stage and Boss battle brang back a healthy crazy dose of nostalgia right off the bat and it was the first stage/boss I picked because of that reason. But yup! The music was great, although I don't think a lot of it was as memorable as some of the tunes rocking in MM2 or MM9. There are classics to be found no doubt, but it takes on a different sound and approach. What can I say, I Just love my 8-Bit chip tunes, but X's soundtrack brings down ze' house. Storm Eagle, The intro Stage, Sigma's 2nd Stage and Sting Chamelion are some of my favorites easily. The controls are superb, once you get the dash ability you'll start feeling like a Ninja....
But be warned dont get X's armor during the main game against the 8 robot masters, otherwise it will make the game incredibly easy, you'll jump into situations because you'll hardly take any damage causing you to be careless. Destroys any sense of challenge and mastering patterns. However you'll most likely need it for Sigma's stages. Graphics are beautiful, it was one of the most beautiful games on the SNES for sure. Sting Camelians stage looks the most impressive. Taking a look at Woodman's forest in MM2, and then the 16 bit forest in Sting Camelions forest stage is like night and day.
Graphics: 9Sound: 8.5Gameplay: 8.5Difficulty: Pretty challenging!
OVERALL: 8.5/10 Mondo Mega Cookies!
Edited on Thu 4th August, 2011 @ 06:41 by WaveBoy
8. Posted: Fri 10th Jun 2011 20:38 BST
Jesus is the only way.
It's OK for someone to have an opinion. This ain't the Soviet Union you know.
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9. Posted: Fri 10th Jun 2011 20:39 BST
Super Mario Land. And it was TOUGH.
When I close my eyes, I see pixilated blood.
10. Posted: Sun 10th Jul 2011 23:42 BST
Final Fight 2. Easy setting, still died a lot. Used four continues.
Edgey, Gumshoe, Godot, Sissel, Larry, then Mia, Franziska, Maggie, Kay and Lynne.
I'm throwing my money at the screen but nothing happens!
11. Posted: Mon 11th Jul 2011 00:11 BST
Mega Man 5! Nes VC!
Here I was, completely pumped to relive part of my Mega Man 5(although i only played parts of it at my best friends house) Nes child hood experience while rocking an 80's jean jacket and Pink shirt-get up haha. I'm crazy. Anyways! I was actually a bit dissapointed and left unsastifyed by the time the game was over....And that's mainly because it was just too bloody easy, while the Robot Masters themsevels were just dumb for the most part and unchallenging. Star man however was a bad , i really enjoyed his stage as well, along with the uniqueness of Gravity man's stage, or decending from a tropical jungle to a purple vivid cave in Napahlm man's stage, and those little platforms that would make Mega Man spin around in 8-bit glory.
The Color pallette this time around, like MM2 was colorful and pretty, but many of the stages felt bland design wise, while the music was just 'ok'...I mean it was nice here and there, but it felt all too melow and un Mega Man-like and most of it sounded fitting for a space stage. most of it didn't capture the setting of the stage you were in which was a shame.
And once again, MM5 proves 'again' why I HATE the Super Mega Buster shot....because the bosses are built around it, where as I'd rather use the pea shooter to pick off their little snippets of life one by one, but you can't do that in MM5 beacuse they flash after one little hit and are invincible for a little period of time which sucks.
Ayways, the easiest, blandest, weakest sounding Mega Man is no doubt MM5 out of 1-5....Ya ya, still haven't played MM6 yet.It's by no means bad and is obviously not great, for me it just ranged from 'OK' to decent at best, while just feeling alright while having sprinkles of radness here and there through out. It's almost like Inafune wasn't incharge this time around because MM5 didn't carry the same vibe whatsoever of the past 4 as it felt like quite the departure in ways. Here's hoping 6 will deliver once it hits the VC in the year 3000!
Graphics: 9Sound: 7Gameplay: 7Challenge: What challenge?lol
OVERALL: 7/10 Galactic Star Man twinkies!
Edited on Fri 26th August, 2011 @ 23:30 by theblackdragon
12. Posted: Tue 12th Jul 2011 00:23 BST
I love this thread, WaveBoy, keep it up!
I recently played through Chrono Trigger for my first time ever and I must say, daaaamn.Easily one of my favorite games of all time. I could launch a brick of text at you but words can't really fully describe how amazing the game is. Best 800 points I've spent on the VC, no doubt.
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13. Posted: Wed 13th Jul 2011 11:36 BST
I love this thread, WaveBoy, keep it up!I recently played through Chrono Trigger for my first time ever and I must say, daaaamn.Easily one of my favorite games of all time. I could launch a brick of text at you but words can't really fully describe how amazing the game is. Best 800 points I've spent on the VC, no doubt.
lol. 11 replies, and over 700 views. This thread may be on major life support, but I'm keeping it alive! lol
And Chrono trigger may not be my cup of tea considering it's an RPG, a genre that i'm not exactly too fond of, but during the 8 hours i put into it i totaly sensed the magic and greatness that everybody is talking about. I loved the beginning during the festival especially, and going back to the medieval ages ect ect. But the turn based combat grew stale for me and i actually started to get irritated.
If Chrono trigger had a 2D zelda-like combat system where i could actually roam freely around and do my attacking, dodging, blocking and deflecting i would of been all over it.
Edited on Wed 13th July, 2011 @ 11:39 by WaveBoy
14. Posted: Wed 13th Jul 2011 12:15 BST
Chrono Trigger! SNES VCI was never a big SNES gamer. I only had a few games, and I missed out on a lot of classics. I played Zelda, Mario World, and Mario Kart, but never got to play Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III (VI), or Chrono Trigger.I've been waiting for this game to come out since the day I beat Super Metroid on the VC. I've seen it compete in several Top 10/50/100 SNES games, usually vying for the number 1 spot with Super Metroid.Boy did this game live up to the hype.
It has an innovative battle system, a colorful overworld map that changes from bright and colorful in 1000 A.D. to dark and dreary in 12,000 B.C. The boss battles are tough, but never so tough that you need to leave the area to grind out a few more levels. They can almost always be solved by formulating a better strategy, improving your menu-navigation speed (of course, I played it in Active mode), and sharpening your reflexes to give your party a team-heal at a crucial moment.The only time you feel under-leveled is when you go into the final area (The Black Omen). Hey, no problem, you still don't need to grind. There are tons of sidequests to do in this game, and they're all loads of fun.Unlike some games, the random encounters in this game never get annoying. That's because there are virtually no random encounters. Most enemies you will be able to see on screen before you engage them, and you can choose to avoid them if you maneuver carefully enough.The humor in this game is wonderful, too. I couldn't help but laugh as Ozzy kept devising new, crazy traps to throw my way while he made his retreat toward Magus. He led me straight to him and gave me tons of powerful weapons and levels along the way. Oh, Ozzy, you make me giggle.Honestly, I don't have much to say about the music. It's awesome. And one of the themes has a remarkable resemblance to a certain Rick Astley song.
Anyway, I was just trying to talk as much as WaveBoy did in his posts, so let's move on to the ratings.
Graphics: 10Sound: 10Gameplay: 10Difficulty: Just Right.
Overall: one billionTurn on your Wii and buy this game immediately!!
15. Posted: Wed 13th Jul 2011 18:49 BST
@NotEnoughGoldsHold up, heeeey. When is that giant frog battle pictured above?? I did all sidequests and went through the Black Omen, and I DO NOT remember that battle...?
@WaveBoyHave you played Secret of Mana? Might be up your alley if you require a little action in your RPG combat.
16. Posted: Thu 14th Jul 2011 03:27 BST
That giant frog is not an enemy, but a magic attack from party member Frog.
17. Posted: Fri 15th Jul 2011 01:05 BST
aaaaaah, i see. never cast that one. thx SKTTR!
18. Posted: Fri 15th Jul 2011 19:03 BST
@NotEnoughGolds Love you N'life nickname and also enjoyed your Waveboyish style review
Edited on Fri 15th July, 2011 @ 19:03 by Ryno
I miss Japanese games, the good stuff... Games that are imaginative, have good and unique gameplay, a great soundtrack, and replay value.
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19. Posted: Fri 15th Jul 2011 20:26 BST
Super Castlevania IV! SNES VC!
Now how does one write a review that will properly portray the epicness of one of the most SPOOKTACULAR games of all time? I only hope that I do it justice for if you have never played this game before you must pencil it in to your calendar NOW! Gothic and horror themes are hit and miss in video games but Super Castlevania IV nails is perfectly with the slightly dreadful invoking brown hues and old decrepit settings present in each level. This never gets depressing though because you control the iconic Simon Belmont who now has more moves than Michael Jackson. His 8 direction precision whip-wielding almost makes it unfair to Dracula and his mindless minions as they stand very little chance of surviving the great Vampire Killer. Simon can now jump on stairs and go all Indiana Jones style when he needs to swing over to a hard-to-reach ledge. All these new gameplay mechanics make Simon feel like he is Brian Boitano compared to the previous installments and just add to the overall fun factor of playing as the most famous of vampire hunters. Another nice touch (literally) is that you just have to touch “R” button to use a sub weapon as opposed to holding “UP” and the “ACTION” button.
All your favorite baddies like the Grim Reaper, Madussa, and Frankie are back and more glorious than ever in all their 16-bit glory including some new faces like the mammoth Rock Monster and the Hydra. Though the bosses are not as challenging as in previous Castlevania games they still put up a good fight and will require a couple of tries before you will develop the pattern to deliver the final whippin’ and receive the magical all-restoring red orb. Lesser enemies like skeletons and those pesky fire breathing 2-headed statues look great as well and satisfyingly explode when destroyed. Yes, the annoying bats and flying madusa heads are back to knock you off the platform but as with any NES Castlvania game repetition is key and its all about whip, move, wait, whip. move, wait, whip, move, wait…
The Mode-7 graphics look nice as you get a room that rotates as you hang on for your life as well as a tunnel that rotates in the background as you frantically hop from ledge to ledge. All nice touches.
This game may have been on of the first SNES games but the music is one of the best. And when I say best, I mean best video game soundtracks of all time! The soundtrack to this game makes the SNES sounds like it was built with an orchestra All of your favorite tunes are there including Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears, and Beginning along with some unbelievable all new material such as Forest of Monsters, The Cave, Waterfalls, and The Pillard Corridor just to name a few. But the level 1 song, Dance of the Holy Man (Simon’s Theme) may be the most memorable. This song alone makes me want to play level 1 over and over again. One of the coolest moments in video gameing for me is when you are at the final battle with Dracula and you have knocked out half of his life and then Simon’s Theme starts playing. After hearing that tune, Dracula knows his end is near and you see his true nasty demonic face come out!
This game is so great I could write about it forever and still not feel like I could capture how awesome it is. You MUST experience this game! I think this is the best Castlevania game created and is my favorite game of all time. Simply put, it is a Masterpiece. To extend your enjoyment with the game they included a 2nd quest that amps up the difficulty. Thank goodness too because like me you will want to play it again, and again, and again...
Graphics: 10Sound: 10+Gameplay: 10Challenge: 8
OVERALL: 10/10 Holiest of Holy Waters!
Edited on Mon 18th July, 2011 @ 17:55 by Ryno
20. Posted: Sat 16th Jul 2011 06:41 BST
Hell ya to the copy cat reviews, that's what I'm talking about! lol And Ryno that was one hell of an entertaining review and easily the coolest in-depth, funky and radshmastic SCIV review i've ever read haha., and i completely agree with what you said. SCIV is not only a masterpiece, but it's thee' greatest traditional Castlevania game for those reasons you mentioned above. Your review made IGN's(even though they're not exactly even worth noting, but hey!) seem like completely boring, monotone, lifeless, unfun, run of the mill 'computer' dribble in comparison.
Your Review kind of reminded me of some of the stuff that I read on Destructoid, where they put a lot of flavor, heart, personality, fun, wit and overall offer some funky meaty deep entertaining stellar reviews instead of most of the boring 'playing it safe', highly generic so called 'proffesional' junk you see online nowadays. Destructoid on the other hand tends to get much more personal and show that they're gamers and use a lot of fun references or their past child hood experiences for the franchises they're reviewing.
And I sound like a completely broken record, but man....Jonathan holmes from Destructoid.com is easily hands down thee' best Online videogame reviewer on the net. I've got a lot of respect for that dude. You should totaly check out his Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 review, they're top quality mondo awesome stuff I say!
Mega Man 9 'Review' - Jonathan Holmes - Destructoid http://www.destructoid.com/destructoid-review-mega-man-9-1049...
Mega Man 10 'Review' http://www.destructoid.com/review-mega-man-10-166072.phtml
Anyways! As Much as I'd love to be cruising around on the VC, I've got a teeny weeny date with the '3DS's' VC hehe. Yup! Link's Awakening DX is flat out amazing and it's the greatest Zelda title I've ever layed my mega mits on and is easily hands down thee' best GB title period. Ya...how suprising since that's what the majority of Nintendo freakaZoids usually hail as the 'god' of Gameboy.
But it's brain dead easy to see why! And Ryno, 10/10 Holiest of Holy Waters huh? Love it! BUT I'm afraid it can't top Mega Man 5's 7/10 Galactic Star Man twinkies! haha. Holy Water just can't top a galactic twinkie bud!
And out of pure randomness, because I'm feeling the 80's right now ....
Edited on Sat 16th July, 2011 @ 09:06 by WaveBoy