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Post: # 2125Post SmarTeeMackxs
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:50 pm

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Star Wars: Bounty Hunter is a 2002 video game released for the Playstation 2 and Gamecube that centers around the character from Episode II, Jango Fett. The events of the game take place shortly after Episode I. Jango's main objective to hunt Dark Jedi Komari Vosa. It tells the story of how and why Jango Fett became the template for the clones of the Grand Army of the Republic, and also how his "son" Boba Fett. Both Temuera Morrison and Leeanna Walsman reprise their roles from the film, as Jango Fett and Zam Wesell, respectively.

A playlist of playthroughs is still up on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmWk4Vt ... 38E998948D

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Post: # 2145Post Garrett Gilchrist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjMP3WdrIJE

Ni No Kuni is a popular RPG for the PS3 and DS, featuring animation and design by Studio Ghibli.

I saw this being played when visiting some folks in Albany.


Neat about Mighty No. 9 and Shantae teaming up ... although it's odd to see creators of popular old-school side-scrollers begging on Kickstarter et al, and then teaming up to improve their begging further.

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Post: # 2165Post seaglass
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:23 am

Due to problems in translation of the magic book, there are no plans to localize the Nintendo DS version

aww ;-;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ni_no_Kuni#cite_note-9

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 2181Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Since 2010, and earlier, the classic Mega Man series (Rockman in Japan), which has spawned 127 games since 1987, has been mishandled by Capcom, with many games cancelled. Keiji Inafune and other members of the Mega Man team are now working on Mighty No. 9, an original variation on Mega Man done without Capcom's involvement.

The Mega Man series rank among the best-loved games for the NES (Famicom). The NES was particularly suited to platforming games, such as Super Mario Bros. The Mega Man series, especially the first three games, had a high level of difficulty and perfect use of the NES' platforming abilities for run and gun action.

In 1993, Mega Man X (Rockman X) was released for the Super NES (Super Famicom). A reboot taking place in a different continuity, this marked a successful transition to the Super NES for the series, and inspired many sequels of its own.

The series stumbled as it converted to 3D gameplay, and has always struggled to regain the popularity and gameplay of its 8-bit and 16-bit roots.

In 2008, Mega Man 9 was released, followed by Mega Man 10 in 2010 and Street Fighter X Mega Man in 2012. All three of these games, the latter originally being a fangame, were designed to mimic the 8-bit gameplay of the NES.

It's fair to say that Capcom wanted us to remember Mega Man's popularity on the NES.

The classic Mega Man had a run on 16-bit systems and Playstation, but these were never as popular. The transition to 16-bit was a little bit awkward and it's fair to say these games are a bit underrated.

These would include:
Mega Man 7 (SNES, 1995)
Mega Man 8 (Playstation/Saturn, 1996-7)
Rockman & Forte (Super Famicom, 1998) / Mega Man and Bass (GBA, 2002)

Rockman & Forte (Mega Man and Bass) is particularly notable for being an SNES title released well after the SNES' heyday, and therefore not released in the US. It was ported to the Game Boy Advance, but is an overlooked title either way.

Similar shenanigans nearly occurred with Mega Man 6 for the NES, which Nintendo released themselves in the US. It was not released in Europe and would otherwise have been a Japan only title.

Also in 1995 and 1996, Rockman: The Power Battle and Rockman: The Power Fighters were released to the arcades in Japan - fighting games featuring the Mega Man characters, later ported to systems like the PS2.

Mega Man Network Transmission was a 2D platformer for the Gamecube, designed to somewhat emulate the classic style. It was ported in a 2D style as Rockman EXE WS for the Wonderswan Color in Japan.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 2188Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:12 am

I'm no Atari fan, but I fired up the 1983 Pigs in Space game for about a minute. It's three games in one, and it's very ironic that Miss Piggy's game is basically Frogger. Think about it.

She's dodging asteroids, and what may or may not be the old Java Muppets, on her way to the Swine Trek.

Link Hogthrob is shooting Gonzo's chickens, Space Invaders style. They shoot back and turn him into a chicken with Link's head if he fails. This is funny.

Dr. Julius Strangepork is piloting the Swine Trek through a tunnel, while Gonzos attack from the side. It shoots bullets which fly out pathetically in a curved J formation and double back to hit the Swine Trek if you're not careful. Your weapon sucks.

All three games seem pretty hard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYmBv-bw3ng

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Post: # 2189Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:04 am

SNK's ever-popular NEO GEO fighting game series hit the Game Boy Advance in King of Fighters EX (The Neo Blood) and EX2 (The Howling Blood).

Had a quick play of the first one. A perfectly acceptable conversion especially considering the GBA's limitations. It looks a lot better than the old Game Gear "Fatal Fury Special" which I used to play the hell out of.

Nothing fancy, and the sound quality's poor, but it does the job. I picked Athena and beat everyone easily with throws and low kicks, mostly. I'm sure there's probably a higher level of difficulty in there though somewhere.

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 2288Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:39 am

Quick discussion of women in NES video games, via a Mega Man ripoff starring a female witch.
http://www.backofthecerealbox.com/2013/ ... inist.html

And with an arcade game called Ladybug ...
http://www.backofthecerealbox.com/2010/ ... -sexy.html

The Legend of Zelda, starring Zelda! An NES game hack.
http://kennastuff.blogspot.ca/2013/03/z ... story.html

Square's racist Tom Sawyer game:
http://www.backofthecerealbox.com/2012/ ... river.html

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 2289Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:39 am

Obscure system alert: The Bally Astrocade.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi7bKtnYlaA


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Re: The Video Games Thread

Post: # 2428Post GeoNine
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:43 pm

Newest Pokémon games are out and productivity of all people with a 3DS has dropped to zero.

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