I’ve been continuing to add all my newly acquired Famicom games to the Famicom Library, here’s some of the new additions! Click an image to find it in the Library ^_^
It’s not for the weak, and it is an advantage if you like whiskey ;D If you don’t then it can be taken like a shot instead. Me personally I love whiskey, so I’ve been sipping away on this thing every evening ^_^
The recipe is simple:
1 deciliter whiskey (of your choice, I chose Jim Beam)
1/2 lemon squeezed into juice
2 table spoons liquid honey
4-8 penny sized pieces of chopped fresh ginger (depending on how strong taste of ginger you want, more ginger=more effective against your cold)
Mix the ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake it!
Pour it out in a glass of your choice, I topped it off with a Pacman lemon wedge and some Pacman ginger slices in the drink.
Mind you, this is a strong and alcoholic drink that works wonders on a bad cold, however most people might not find it very tasty as a party drink ;D Skipping the lemon and ginger will make it more easily consumed for a friday night ^_^
I was planning on blogging about all my newly purchased games both yesterday and today, but I got distracted..
After coming home after work yesterday I sat down and got the idea that I should try to make some of that bead art in 8bit, since I had recently purchased a huuuge box of 20.000 beads for a bachelorette party I was hosting. However we never got to beading so I was just stuck with a bunch of beads!
My boyfriend came home after a fishing-trip at around 11 at night, and I had continued with new characters and hadn’t even taken the time to eat dinner! That’s how addictive it was! I had run out of black beads so I basically had to improvise with the colors..
At 1 past midnight I managed to go to bed… and today after work I said I wouldn’t bead (until I had gotten the new beads I purchased during my lunch hour! I bought 110.000 beads in sorted colours!…i’m serious……they were cheap…) But I still got stuck beading some more.. >_<
So today I took another trip to the Super Potato store in Akihabara. This time I spent hours just looking through all the retro gaming goodness they had to offer ^_^ And on the way to the store I took the opportunity to drop by a couple of arcades, like this one:
On the first floor they also had a bunch of Sega, everything from 8bit to Dreamcast ^^
On the third floor they had an arcade, and no regular arcade, they only had old games, 8bit and 16bit, like Pacman, Pac-Land, Donkey Kong, Final Fight, Splatterhouse, Ghost n Goblins, Street Fighter, Metal Slug, Space Shooters and lots lots more. I stayed there for a while and tried out most of the games, a japanese guy wanted to play Final Fight with me and we got quite far. It was a lot harder than on the console version O_o They also had this really cool chair made out of Famicom cartridges glued together! I sure hope those games weren’t in working order, otherwise it would be a waste :(
I still haven’t had the time to go through the Sega Saturn lot, I’ll see if I can do that tomorrow evening.
Tonight my boyfriend agreed to play some Nintendo Famicom with me =) We played some Super Chinese, Xevious, Twin Bee, Road Fighter, Door Door and Pac-Land! I bought a bunch of Famicom games quite recently, and Pac-Land was one of them. I figured it was a similar game to the regular Pac-Man. But no…
Pac-Land (パックランド) is a side scrolling platformer. You are Pac-Man (I assume… with a hat) and the ghosts are there, except they fly airplanes and drop down tiny ghosts on you (kind of like the tiny Goombas that the flying Goombas are dropping in SMB3). There are also cherries to collect, and a tiny Pac-Man head that make the ghosts blink. So far so good…
The weirdest thing about this game is the controls… To walk forward you press A, and to walk left you press B. Why not just use the d-pad for this? No, instead, pressing right left up or down on the D-pad makes Pac-Man with a hat jump. This is just fucked up..
And at the end of each stage there’s BREAK TIME.. the stages last barely a minute, but I guess the programmers thought people might be sick of this shit after less than a minute, so let’s give them a break from it!
Well, that’s it for Pac-Land. A bit of a disappointment, since I actually like Pac-Man, which this is NOT.
Today I gave this game another shot, just to see if it got any better. Well, after the third stage you don’t get to “Break Time” anymore, instead it’s.. Fairy land?!?
And on stage 4, you get stuck in limbo… it looks like you are back on stage 3 except that you are walking it backwards because you can’t move any further to the right. So I tried going back, but there’s a giant gap. A cherry appears in the pit and I jumped to grab it and I fell to my death. So on the last life I made a leap of faith into the pit to see if I could reach the other side, but I wasn’t even close. So that’s it for this game. Three levels, get to Fairy Land and then there’s no turning back… >_<
Btw, sorry for the crappy quality of my pics and videos, I had to use my ipod touch since my iphone’s memory was full, and I’m working on getting a recording device for my TV so the videos will kick-ass soon! =D