I read in Retro Gamer about the old Super Star Wars trilogy and about how amazing it was. They apparently put a lot of effort into the graphics and retelling the story true to the movies. This got me wishing I had it so I could play it! Just look at those intriguing screenshots of Chewie and Luke! (pssst…you can click all the pictures to view original size)
So after some E-baying I got my Super Star Wars complete trilogy for Super Nintendo by mail today!! I’ve also previously gotten the Nintendo Power issue for Super Star Wars, and I also have the Nintendo Power issue with Yoda on the front for the Empire Strikes Back. Now I just have to keep an eye out for the final Nintendo Power issue regarding Return of the Jedi!
This weekend will be filled with fun nostalgic 16-bit Star Wars gaming!
Here’s the Nintendo Power issue containing The Empire Strikes Back:
It has an annoying sticker on the front though, with the address of the guy who probably subscribed to it.. but other than that my Nintendo Power issues are all in really great condition, considering that they’re almost 20 years old!! o_O
Here’s the first Super Star Wars article in the Nintendo Power issue with Darth Vader on the cover:
I’m not really that into fighting games.. I think it’s mainly just button mashing. Sure you can print out a chart with all the special moves for every character, sit down for hours and memorize them all and then be able to pull them off while playing, but still a n00b can go up against you and be totally unpredictable and just beat your ass by repeating a single kick-move.. basically I’m the n00b, but I still don’t find fighting games enjoyable.
I bought X-men Children of the Atom for Sega Saturn thinking it was more like previous X-men games (like the ones for NES or the old Arcade game) where you run around 1 or 2 players and kick butts and collect power ups, but it turned out to be a fighting game.. how disappointed was I! >_< (I know I could have done some research before, but most of my purchases are done on impulse, I like being surprised) ^^
So this is not really gonna be a review, but for those of you who are interested in seeing some gameplay of X-men Children of the Atom, or just see me get my ass handed to me since I suck horrendously at fighting games, then by all means enjoy this video!
I bought a game for the NES recently, which i had never heard of. It was called Trog! I thought you would be this caveman running around clubbing things and running from dinosaurs (kind of like Chuck Rock for Sega) since it’s a big picture of a caveman on the cartridge.
But no, you’re actually playing as the cutest little dinosaur! I guess his name is Trog, and you collect dinosaur eggs while avoiding cavemen, who wants to EAT you!! o_O
It’s basically like a puzzle-platformer, reminds me a bit of the original Pac-Man with the grid and stuff to pick up. You have to collect all the eggs then exit where the HOME platform appears. There’s a lot of objects to pick up or avoid on the way, like:
Flowers that speed you up
Mushrooms which slow you down
Books that freeze the enemies
Fire to shoot fireballs
Fire that makes you burn
Tar pits that you sink into and die
Pineapples which turn you into a giant T-REX!
(Awesome!!) and you can eat all the cavemen ^_^
…and probably some more things that I forgot to mention… oh yeah, like the horseshoe.. have no clue what that thing does o_O
The gameplay is smooth and can be quite fast if you take enough flowers and avoid mushrooms. You can hit the cavemen to avoid them eating you, but you have to make sure to hit first, cause if they do then you are dead.. Also you can fall of the edges of the platform which you are running around on, so you have to make sure to turn quickly!
AAAHHH! FALLING OFF EDGE!!!! >_<
The game was easy to grasp and easy to progress through in the beginning but the difficulty increased with each new stage. The cavemen got smarter, started using new ways of reaching you, and more enemies were introduced, like wheels that were faster than you etc.
This was all in all a very enjoyable game, lots of stages and different difficulty modes, which seemed to actually just start you off further into the game instead of increasing difficulty, but that’s OK since the game didn’t have a save feature or passwords.
Here’s a movie I put together of the gameplay. I’m sorry for the sound quality but my NES insisted on growling in the background >_<