I like Solar Jetman for the NES. You basically visit a bunch of different planets to find pieces of a golden spaceship, and each planet has different gravity levels so the difficulty in controlling your pod varies. It's quirky and fun.
Awesome game that. Utterly revolutionary. A Tank Commander is You, now lead your troops forward and bring freedom / socialism (delete as appropriate) to the farthest reaches of the solar system.Battlezone
Yeah, sorry about that. Sometimes I get stuck in my early 2000s phase when it comes to video games. Thanks to the current indie landscape there are definitely a lot more clicking adventures coming out than they were back then.Awesome game that. Utterly revolutionary. A Tank Commander is You, now lead your troops forward and bring freedom / socialism (delete as appropriate) to the farthest reaches of the solar system.
And point and click adventures are not dead. Why in the last few years, there's been:
- Lamplight City
- Leisure Suit Larry in Wet Dreams Don't Dry
- Deponia 1-4
- 1954 Alcatraz
- The Blackwell series
- Chains of Satinav / Memoria
- Heroine's Quest
A lot of those remind me that the reason a lot of point and clicks were memorable was because they were funny when most other games weren't.Yeah, sorry about that. Sometimes I get stuck in my early 2000s phase when it comes to video games. Thanks to the current indie landscape there are definitely a lot more clicking adventures coming out than they were back then.
Come to think of it, back then Point'n'click games really were the closest thing we got to cinematic gameplay, what with the lavish hand drawn animation, usually great plot and witty dialogue. It's kinda funny how the title of most conematic genre has been tossed around from adventure games to platformers (like Oddworld or Heart of Darkness) to FMV heavy JRPGS to today's cinematic action games like The Last of Us or Uncharted.A lot of those remind me that the reason a lot of point and clicks were memorable was because they were funny when most other games weren't.
The gameplay was never the strong suit.
Do you have any LJN games ala AVGN too?Soon I'm gonna make a new "Retro Game Collecting" thread as soon as I have more free time, because me talking about this is technically off topic, but just got my last shipment of several games I purchased off eBay as a late Christmas gift for myself.
NES pick ups.
Dragon Warrior (CIB)
Little Nemo the Dream Master
SNES pick ups.
Plok (came with manual)
Street Fighter II Turbo
N64 Pick Ups.
Diddy Kong Racing
Wave Race 64
Game Boy pick ups.
Super Mario Land 1 & 2
On the islands I live on, Retro Game collecting is virtually nonexistent. People have their old Nintendo's sure, but no one would want to get rid of them and if they did, the price would be far higher than necessary. Even Pawn Shops that have PS2 games sell them for $50 no matter the title.
Eventually, I gave up on being envious of others, and just went and ordered some more games, even after my trip to the Retropalooza video game convention last year. Now my NES count is 37!
This time last year, my NES count was 8. With garbage titles such as Cave Man games.
I got the Karate Kid, which is a game I frankly always liked.Do you have any LJN games ala AVGN too?
I think Nightmare on Elm Street is very, very playable compared to how the AVGN portrays it. Its got power ups, cool music and follows the plot of the movies better.On the subject of LJN game on the NES, the only one I recommend is the Punisher, it plays like Dynamite Duke/Cabal but pretty violent for a NES game.
Much of this review is amusing since he criticizes the game for being too simple when nowadays if you play it now it feels far more complicated than most games today. And most games with complex combat at the time play much more awkwardly in comparison if you go back to them now.