To promote their newly released DuckTales Remastered, Capcom sent out 150 gold DuckTales NES cartridges to the press. It’s the same game with a gold painted cartridge and updated label. While it may not seem like much, this pisses me off because a) they seem like great collectors items, b) they actually work, c) they were made by iam8bit (who went all out with the reproductions) and, most importantly…d) I didn’t get one. Just like fucking Mega Man 9. I’m not bitter, it’s cool. Whatever. I don’t even care.
I even checked on eBay, out of curiosity and there are none at all listed.
Arkanoid was originally an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986 and later ported over to the NES. You control the “Vaus”, a space ship that basically acts as a paddle to bounce a ball against multicolor bricks. Some bricks take more than one hit to destroy and the player can grab upgrades along the way (expand the Vaus, multiple balls, or lasers). Once all the bricks are cleared on the stage, you advance to the next stage. However, if you miss the ball and it goes behind you, you lose a life. Continue reading Awesome Radical Retrospective: Arkanoid
Double Dribble, Vegas Stakes, and Ecco Jr. I think I only played Ecco Jr. (I got scared playing it, fear of deep water), so I can’t say if the other two are awesome and/or radical. What I do remember is seeing Vegas Stakes in bargain bins everywhere…you couldn’t escape it. The image of that box is burned into my brain: Continue reading Virtual Console Monday: 11/26/07
The Goonies II is a game I remember very fondly from childhood. I’m not really sure why I thought it was so awesome, the game was confusing to me and I just wandered around aimlessly. However, looking at my NES games this one just stuck out as a unique game play experience. Continue reading Awesome Radical Retrospective: The Goonies II (NES)
This week’s retro prospective spotlights A Boy and His Blob: Trouble in Blobolonia, which was first released in 1989 for the NES. The game was pretty weird but that’s what made it so awesome. Basically, it’s a side scrolling platformer, with a twist. The whole time you have a blob friend (named Blobert, apparently) that followed you around and helped you solve puzzles. Continue reading Awesome Radical Retro Prospective: A Boy and His Blob