Monday, March 30, 2020

Goof Troop (Super NES, 1993)

What's this? I was asking the same thing. It's an old Capcom game with great music, and it's like an hour long. Probably not ideal in-era, but here we are in the age of being cooped up inside, so why not play the long-forgotten prequel to Kingdom Hearts?

Note: not actually prequel to Kingdom Hearts

Friday, March 27, 2020

Seiken Densetsu 3, Part 3 - Decision Bell

A lot of this game takes place at night, and it's glorious. Today, I decide on a main character.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Virtua Fighter II (Sega Saturn, Arcade, 1995)

It's about time I covered a game that was on Sega Saturn. Or played a Virtua Fighter at all. It's pretty sweet.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Dragon Quest III #9 - Castles of Sand

Our heroes arrive at Zoma's Castle, only to discover the shocking truth: Zoma is Russian. Dammit Nintendo! The Cold War ended a long time ago!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mega Man (Sega Game Gear, 1995)

Interesting portable Mega Man game here. As it came out after Mega Man IV for the Game Boy, it had the potential to tie up any loose ends that the Game Boy series didn't cover...and it kinda did. Problem is, only kinda. I can't tell if this was supposed to be a follow-up to MMIV or a remake, because it's about half and half.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dragon Quest III #7 - Orpheus

Our heroes bring down the apocalypse by throwing a sword into a volcano, completely decimating an ecosystem. Dragon Quest III!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Seiken Densetsu 3 (Super Famicom, 1995)

The aptly-named Legend of Holy Sword 3 is the final part of our Mana journey, at least until the remake comes out. This is something I wanted to cover on here ten years ago. Now that it's got a Switch port, better late than never.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Dragon Quest III #5 - Angel Begins

The next goal is to collect a bunch of orbs. I believe there are six of them. The first is very simple to get... you talk to a prisoner in a jail. In this installment I hunt down the other five orbs and battle the dastardly Orochi, stopping only occasionally for four-ways.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dragon Quest Master Post

Links to all of the Dragon Quest series posts on this site, in an organized list. There are so many of them that it became necessary!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Terminator: Dark Fate (iOS/Android, 2019)

When I heard that Terminator: Dark Fate has a "crappy mobile game" it didn't take long for me to book it over to the nearest phone and give it a shot. Wait, crappy? What do you m-

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Dragon Quest III #4 - Vintage Kandar

Angel gets his signature coat as I go shopping. In other news, this game is exponentially better than any actual Buffy game that has ever existed. Licensed games just can't catch a break.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dragon Quest III #3 - Cadenza

I love healing springs in games like this. I could do lots of level-grinding here with all the free healing.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Dragon Warrior II (Game Boy Color, 2000) - Epilogue

I have unfinished business with Dragon Warrior II for the Game Boy Color. I asked around online to find out what the level cap was for this version, and couldn't get a straight answer anywhere. So I decided to find out for myself. Is it 50/50/50 like the Android remake or 50/45/35 like the NES original?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Yakuza 4 Remastered - Boss Fights

Continuing the tradition of Yakuza boss fight videos with yet another one. These boss fights are becoming more and more fighting game esque as the series goes on.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Dragon Quest III (Super Famicom, 1996)

The third game of the series got a bunch of remakes over the years, re-releasing on multiple systems. The original 1991 NES version is a classic, and it also got a Game Boy Color version later on that I want to take a look at. One remake that never saw the light of day in the U.S. is the 1996 Super Famicom version, and that's the version I'm playing for this installment. The visuals of this version were more or less repurposed for later phone versions of the game, as well as the phone versions of the first two. So we owe a lot to this one particular remake.