Tag Archives: Retro Gaming

#77-79: Shredders Revenge and more.

Waking up on Friday after work I felt like I had sandpaper stuck in my throat, great start ^^ With energy levels real low I started out by beating Ufouria (#77) early Saturday morning. It’s a good game and kind of a hidden gem for the NES. It plays a bit like metroid and the different characters you play as are fun. I got stuck once because of a glitch but I saved a bunch of passwords so it was fine. I just saw that I played this before, in 2015, and I have to agree with my past self…only having 10hp after dying is a bit ass. Lots of farming for life. Still a good game though πŸ¦†

After some sleep it’s Saturday night and I feel even worse ^^ A friend comes over and we play through Turtles: Shredders Revenge (#78)with me constantly yawning …yeah, energy levels are below low at this point πŸ˜‘ At least the game was good! Probably the best Turtles game ever and one of the best new-retro games I’ve played 🐒 It would be cool to get some people together and actually play 7 player co-op ^^

Wanting to pad the numbers a bit I ran through Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan (#79) for the OG Gameboy. I died on the second to last boss so it actually took 45 minutes! Yeah, I feel kind of cheap playing games like this 😏

Now I need to get some sleep and hope that this cold fucks off. This year keeps being shit…at least I’m not having a fever AGAIN…knock on wood 😐

#74: 80’s Overdrive + #75 and #76

#74: 80’s Overdrive (PC)

It’s a racing game in the style of the oldschool, outrun, looking games ^^ Win races, earn money and upgrade your car, simple stuff, really easy…until you get to the final race! A one on one against a car that is faster than your car so you can’t just drive clean and win…you have to boost past and block the cheater from passing you ^^ Oh and you only have 2 boosts so you use one to pass him and then you have one left in case you fuck up and let him overtake. The game got a real boost in difficulty right at the end 🐊

5/10 Angry cops

#75: Wonderboy: Dragon’s Trap (PC)

This is nostalgic for me me and my brother had this for the Master System back in the day ^^

Here we have a remake with real nice artwork that stays faithful to the original sprites and music that, while beautiful, can get a bit too…much. I just like the simplicity of the old music ^^

The great thing is that you can, with the press of a button, change between original sprites and the new, hand painted sweetness AND the same goes for the music so you can have the new art with the old soundtrack or vice versa πŸ‘

If I remember correctly the gameplay is the same as the original, with the added challenge of the area called “The unknown”. I have not played through that stuff but it feels like a challenge-thingie and I don’t have time for that, I need to play more games πŸ¦†

6/10

#76: Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)

I’ve played this before (duh) and it’s one of the best games for the GBA and one of the best remakes of all time! The only part I do not like is the mother brain fight. You feel like a pinball getting pushed around by small canons, doughnut canons and mother brains hadouken…oh and the floor is lava…and I was swimming in it for most of the fight 🐟 Still a great game πŸ‘Œ

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Now I need to figure out what to play this weekend…Ufouria for the NES? Metroid Fusion? Sonic 3? Do I play it safe and run through Turtles fall of the foot clan for Gameboy and maybe Bust-a-move 2? I know I’ll lose a weekend to Halloween because I’ll probably drink a couple of stiff drinks with people from work so I’ll probably have to play this safe for a bit…

#70-73: Sega Games!

Land of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (SMS)

Played it before! It’s still pretty impressive for a 8-bit game and It’s good too! Give it a go ^^

The Lucky Dime Caper Starring Donald Duck (SMS)

Played it before! I managed to get killed by a ghost on the last level and the game froze…a dude in chat told me it was a known bug so, you know…AΓ€ARGH!! Had to go to the gym and rage-lift before I could fin the chill to start the game over 🦏 It’s still a pretty sweet game for the Sega Master System and I’d recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the system ^^

7/10 Huge rewards for a job well done…πŸ¦†

Turtles Hyperstone Heist (SWITCH)

The SECOND game I have not streamed on twitch this year. A friend had the Turtles Collection for the Switch so we ran through it in co-op ^^ Pretty different from Turtles in Time, even though they share a bunch of stuff, and not as good but worth your time if you liked that one. It was originally for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis but it’s one of the games I am missing in my collection.

6/10 Hero Turtles (because Ninja was a dangerous word in Europe back then)

Quackshot (GEN)

Played it before but it seems it was before I started this blog…

It’s a platformer with Donald Duck in search for a great duck treasure! There’s some backtracking to find items that’ll let you progress so that’s pretty cool. As with most of the Disney games of this era it’s well animated, looks real nice and the gameplay is pretty good too.

6/10 Tigers πŸ˜’

Yeah I needed to beat a bunch of games…three every week until the end of the year if I’m mathing correctly…that’s going to be a bit stressy πŸ˜…

and now I’m tired and I need to get to bed so that I can work tonight πŸ˜‘

#68: A Story About My Uncle (pc) and #69: Bust-A-Move 4 (ps1)

Never played A Story About My Uncle before but I had heard that it was pretty fun and pretty short…and I’ve had it on the Epic Launcher for a while so it was time.

It’s a cool first person platformer with lots of grappling beam swinging and rocket boot flying. The gameplay is real nice, the voiceover is…there, the story is fine and the game looks pleasant. It WAS short and took only 2 hours to beat.

5/10 trips to the abyss

Bust-A-Move 4 (PS1)

The first game I did not stream on twitch! “I’ll just see if it works on emulator…yep, seems to be working…cute dinosaur, yes πŸ¦†” and then 4 hours had passed and the game was beaten sooo…yes 😐 I took a picture of the ending screen so at least I got that.

It’s the classic Bubble Bobble spin off where you shoot bubbles of different colors with the goal to stack three or more to clear them out. Simple but addicting ^^

6/10 Tarot cards :s

I have four more games that I have beaten THIS weekend but they’ll get a separate post πŸ¦†

#58-#65: Last week of vacation.

I’ve not really played a lot of games during my vacation and so I fell behind even further. As you see by the title I did plow through a bunch of games this last week.

#58: bit Dungeon (PC)

Never played this one before! It’s like The Binding of Isaac with randomized dungeons, item upgrading and a cute/disgusting style. I played this for 3 hours but that was because I did not know how to stop the game from looping…you need to click the heart in your inventory and that will take you to the final boss. The game was simple and I got bored of it pretty fast…and my clicky-finger got tired. It’s ok, nothing special.

4/10 Bits

#59: Streets of Rage 4 (PC, co-op)

Another new one for me! It’s Streets of Rage and that’s all I have to say about it. It’s a beat em up and beat em ups are always more fun with friends ^^

6/10 Neon signs

#60: Fight ‘n Rage (PC, co-op)

Played it before but it’s actually a fun game so after Streets of Rage me and my friend played through this too ^^ The best thing with this beat em up is that, if you die you can come back as long as your friend can stay alive until your timer counts down! Oh, the pixel graphics are nice and so is the music. It’s good stuff πŸ¦† Oh and the game has a bunch of different endings and unlockables so if you like the game it has some replay value.

7/10 Doorframe-breaking-bull-mutants 😁

#61: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)

Hmm, I don’t know about this one…I’ve played it before and really liked it…but now I’m not so sure. There are some cool bosses and the egg throwing is pretty fun but the game feels…depressing? Can’t put my finger on it. The game is a bit slippery and sometimes the flying/floating move didn’t work. Could have been the controller…I killed that controller 😐 Oh and the last boss, as cool as it looks, plays like shit. You think you know when to throw your eggs but no, you don’t! πŸ˜‘

This one makes me confused…I’m sure I liked the game last time I played it!? RIP Retro-bit controller.

5/10 Cracked Yoshi eggs.

#62: Turtles in Time (SNES, co-op)

A classic that’s a must play title for SNES! Oh and of course it should be played in co-op ^^

8/10 Pizzas (with pineapple…handle it)

#63: Kirby’s Dream Land (GB)

Well this was easy and so cute it hurts. That a small blob could be so expressive on the original Gameboy is pretty amazing. The game is almost too easy but it’s fun and you’ll beat it in around 30 minutes. Good little platformer ^^

6/10 Hungry orbs

#64: Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES)

I played it back in 2015 and nothing has changed, it’s still my favorite DK game on the snes, it’s still a 7/10…the monke is still slippery πŸ¦†

#65: Kirby’s Adventure (NES)

Kirby in color! A step up from the Gameboy game, for sure! Swallow enemies and get their abilities ^^ Favorites include the fire breathing, the sword and the wheel ^^ It’s a step up in difficulty too but it’s still a pretty easy game as far as NES games go. The game looks nice, the music is upbeat and fun, bosses are cool and the only bad thing I can say about it would probably be that it gets a bit boring between bosses.

I still think it’s one of the better games on the console and you should probably try it out if you’ve managed to miss it πŸ¦†

7/10 Devoured enemies

I would love to work my way to 70 beaten games before August ends but we’ll see what happens…115 beaten games seem pretty far away πŸ€”

#51 and #52: Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros (snes)

Trying to claw my way back to 10 games a month! 8 more games in 5 days does seem kind of stupid though πŸ¦†

I need to play more games like Super Mario World, games that take an hour or two to beat x) I want to be able to play something longer this fall without falling behind too much…I have my eyes on some RPGs.

Again, I have beaten both Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros so I won’t talk much about them. World is one of the greatest platforming games of all time and it still holds up well today. Super Mario Bros is…slippery and acceleration of the little plumber is a bit weird 🐊

Yeah I’ll probably be 7 games short this month ^^ Will be playing The Quarry later today and I think that will probably be it for July 😐

My left ear is still pretty much deaf and it’s starting to annoy me πŸ˜‘

#50: Mega Man 4 (nes)

Glurgh…words and things πŸ¦†

My cold evolved into one of them ear infections, everything sounds weird and it hurts 😐

Anyway, I played some Mega Man 4! In my opinion the best of the NES Mega Man games. You have the slide and the charge buster and, if my memory serves me right, it does not have as many places with slowdowns as Mega Man 5 and 6 ^^

It’s Mega Man and I have beaten it here before so there is not much to say. Kill evil robots and absorb their powers then go give Dr. Wily the smackdown. Simple πŸ‘

The only real annoying part is the second Wily boss because it is really hard hitting the weak spot, you have to fire right at the apex of your jump and even then it feels like a crap-shoot 😐 I Found that a charged up lemon works the best…I have no idea how people manage to hit it with the drillbombthing.

I do find it harder to play with the earache, it gets pretty sloppy at times and I get easily annoyed so I’ll se how much I’ll play while this shit heals πŸ˜‘

#49: Batman (nes) and Sweden Rock Festival.

Yeah I “ran through” Batman…it’s still hard and the hoppy guys in the sewers are ass but it’s a good game.

In other news I was at Sweden Rock Festival and let me tell you; I am not 20 anymore, me and tents don’t mix 🐊 So yeah, I got sick for the THIRD TIME THIS YEAR! I mean, that’s a record for me 😐 I also bought a bunch of vinyl records because after so many listens on Spotify I feel like I should own a physical copy πŸ¦† Cannibal Corpse – Kill (repress), Black Dahlia Murder – Nocturnal (picturedisc), Nightrage – Abyss Rising, Lamb of God – Lamb of God (deluxe set) and Lamb of God – Sacrament (expensive πŸ˜…).

So yeah, my record collection has been growing a fair bit this past week…I ordered some more after I got home…because I have problems πŸ‘ Well, hopefully they’ll hold or even go up in value.

Now I just need to beat 11 games in 13 days and I’ll be back on track πŸ‘Œ Will continue with Mega Man 4 after I’m back from the store. Early shopping to avoid people in case I have the roona again πŸ¦†

#45-#48: 8-bit weekend!

I just replayed some old classics to pad the numbers because I am going to Sweden Rock Festival this week πŸ¦†

#45: Chip N Dale (nes). Chipmunks throw boxes while hunting a fat cat. It’s pretty good stuff. Easy.

#46: Probotector 2 (PAL Super C, nes). Not as easy as I was hoping it would be but I got it done. Robots-shoot-pewpew-explosions.

#47: Kabuki Quantum Fighter (nes). Pretty good platformer for the old Nintendo with some bullshit ice physics being the only thing that pissed me off ^^ 8-bit, 2D, headbanging simulator.

#48: Sonic Chaos (sms). What’s a Master System game doing here!? I was gonna play it last weekend, I had it beside the console, but I…I don’t know πŸ¦† Hog of the Hedge hunting round mustache guy.

So now I’m only 2 games of schedule …well, I’m one weekend into June and I’ll probably not beat any game next weekend so…yeah 😐 Maybe I’ll play some Super Mario or something later ,after the gym.

#40, 41, 42 and 43…Master System Weekend.

#40: Aladdin (snes)

This was before last weekend…I think…I forget 😐 So now I’ve played Aladdin on 3 systems and they are all different! Megadrive/Genesis and Snes are pretty close but you have no sword in the SNES version, only apples for attacking. The game is fine, capcom and disney had some good stuff during the late 80s early 90s. Worth playing if you like platformers πŸ‘

#41: Submarine Attack.

Good game if you want to get into shoot em ups ^^ Pretty easy and looks nice for 8-bit. Collect powerups and shoot the enemies. Simple stuff πŸ¦†

#42: Sonic

Completely different from the Megadrive/Genesis game but a pretty good platformer for the old 8-bit Sega. I only found one chaos emerald…

#43: Sonic 2

This felt smoother than the first one πŸ€” It’s the same cart I got way back in the day after a dentist visit xD I actually got the Sonic 1 box + manual and the Sonic 2 cart…dude in the toy store was not paying attention to the letters and numbers 😐 Hedgehog goes fast, kinda πŸ¦”

Yeah I’m a fair bit behind right now…I should play through Sonic Chaos and see what Sonic game I like the most on the Master System.

Long weekend this week, no work Thursday and Friday, but I’m invited to a bbq on friday and Saturday we have some kind of company party so who know when I’ll play games…now, maybe? Gym in 2 hours…I can beat another Sonic game in that time πŸ¦”

Still streaming everything on Twitch/reless but I’ll keep my mic muted unless someone wants to talk to me πŸ‘