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Blaster Master Review

Posted on 06/21/2020 at 11:51 PM | Filed Under Review

I definitely recommend playing Blaster Master Zero on the Switch. I hear Blaster Master Zero 2 is good as well.

Blaster Master Review

Posted on 06/21/2020 at 11:50 PM | Filed Under Review

I'm sure you'll enjoy what the game has to offer. Much of the game's difficulty is with the boss battles later, but you stand a good chance of making it pretty far in the game as long as you are very careful.

Blaster Master Review

Posted on 06/21/2020 at 11:48 PM | Filed Under Review

Yeah, the Japanese version had a more interesting story, but that was typical of games that had a US counterpart...especially if it was a Konami game. The American arm of that company didn't give much importance to the story of their early NES games.

Blaster Master Review

Posted on 06/16/2020 at 09:12 AM | Filed Under Review

When I first saw Blaster Master, we only got up the first level boss (the big brain thing) and we didn't realize you were supposed to use grenades to defeat it quickly. But yeah, the game gets pretty difficult fairly quickly in some sections.

I have Blaster Master Zero on the Switch. I haven't played it for long, but I did like what I played so far. From what I have heard, Zero is much more approachable in terms of difficulty.

Dr. Mario Review

Posted on 05/19/2020 at 04:46 PM | Filed Under Review

That 2nd ROB game was Stack Up.

Retro Review: Phantasy Star IV

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 01:56 AM | Filed Under Blogs

I started playing Phantasy Star IV about 2 years ago. I got probably about halfway through it and never finished. I was trying to play along with a podcast (Square Roots), but I was having trouble keeping up after a while. But I did enjoy was parts I got to finish.

Great RPG for the Genesis. It was just a shame that the names of spells and items were almost incomprehensible. You needed a guide just remember what all the various spells do because they're so poorly named.

Dr. Mario Review

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 01:47 AM | Filed Under Review

Duuuude, Tetris Attack! Yes, I would pick that over Dr. Mario any day. My brother and I used to play Tetris Attack to death. I think what put it's over mane like Dr. Mario is that you can easily build up chain combos. It's always fun to see how many you could string together in Tetris Attack.

The original Japanese version is getting released on Nintendo Switch Online service if it hasn't been already. I'm really looking forward to playing it again.

Dr. Mario Review

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 01:43 AM | Filed Under Review

I had to factor this in when scoring the game. I can tolerate not having a fast drop feature, but only because I'm familiar with Tetris and Dr. Mario back when they first came out, so it doesn't bother me as much. But it's a big ask these days to expect a newcomer to pick up NES Dr. Mario and not feel like something is missing.

Dr. Mario Review

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 01:40 AM | Filed Under Review

I've only attempted to play Gyromite on the NES flash cart I have. Unfortunately, I've never had access to a ROB robot accessory, so Gyromite has been unplayable. I thought I read somewhere that you can play it with just the controller, but I never figured out how it works.

Dr. Mario Review

Posted on 05/18/2020 at 01:37 AM | Filed Under Review

I've always had a hard time with Columns on the Genesis. It seems to speed up too early into the game. But it's been years since I last played it so I could be wrong.

And yeah, I really enjoy Hip Tanaka's music as well.

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