Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti for Famicom

I’ve been looking for this game since I found out about it’s existence, and it’s always been really expensive.. but finally I found it for a decent price on Ebay :D I paid 48 USD and it’s in excellent condition!

It even had all the little notes inside the box

And the manual is so colourful and filled with cute animations ^_^

I wrote a review about the gameplay on Findyourinnergeek, you can check that our here >>

Pirated Famicom carts – Super Mario IV 4 Armadillo & Caveman Games

I’ve never been into Pirated games, but the other day I found these quite cheap and I was in a Famicom-cartridge-shop-a-holic state of mind and they just happened to slip into my possession thanks to my itchy auction-bidding-index-finger ^^

The name of the first game intrigued me, so I googled it. Super Mario IV (4) Armadillo is actually the Armadillo (アルマジロ) game for Famicom that has just been hacked to contain Super Mario as the main character instead. It’s basically the same game, I suggest getting Armadillo instead, the cartridge is prettier ^_^

The original Armadillo cartridge looks like this:

And this is what the pirated fusion of Armadillo with Super Mario Bros 3 looks like compared to the original (the original is on the left):

Mario cannot kill enemies by jumping on them, he has to transform into a ball like in the Armadillo game.

When you turn into a ball to kill enemies it’s basically exactly the same game.

They haven’t even bothered to change the life icon from Armadillo’s head to Mario’s..

Caveman games was released for NES with the same name. It’s a fun sports mini games type of game set in the stone age with cavemen. You can choose different characters and different game types.

They have some really funny competitions like Mate Tossing:

Or Clubbing:

Dino Race:

And various other sports:

Caveman Games is a fun game IF you have a friend to play and laugh with.

Charity game collecting!

Recently I stumbled upon a retro gaming blog focusing on purchasing games through charity organizations. I don’t remember the name of the blog, I accidentally closed the tab after following a link to Oxfam’s webshop where they indeed had some retro games! I found three neat Sega Mega Drive games there in great condition to a very decent price, between 3-5 GBP each, and the money goes to charity! :D The games I got there were Earthworm Jim 2, Mega Games 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Wow.. only sequels o_O I also got Space Invaders Anniversary for the PS2 ^_^

There was of course a lot of crap as well, but it’s worth checking out once in a while, here’s a link to Oxfam’s webshop >>

I have also gotten a bunch of other Sega Mega Drive games recently, Asterix and the Power of the Gods was apparently a quite rare one according to retrocollect.com. I also got Pocahontas which was supposed to be a fun Disney game, however I got stuck on the first screen of the game and couldn’t get any further.. I might give it another go soon though. Also got True Lies since it’s starring Arnold Schwarzenegger! and  Cheese Cat-astrophe starring Speedy Gonzales, a fun platformer. Revolution X was a game based on Aerosmith, you get to see some cutscenes where they are performing but apart from that you are just steering a cross around and shooting guys popping up everywhere, it got kinda boring after a while.. Alisia Dragoon was however a cool platformer where you’re a girl with a dragon. I also got Mega Games 6, it had World Cup Italia, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, The Revenge of Shinobi, Super Hang-On and Columns in it.

I also got a few Master System games this last week.
Dragon the Bruce Lee Story, a platformer where you run around as Bruce Lee, no music just crappy sound effects, slow movement speed and lack of kung-fu moves…
Spiderman Return of the Sinister Six was pretty cool though, I loved shooting Spiderman’s web and swinging around ^^
Back to the Future Part III sucked just as much as AVGN said it did.. I couldn’t get past the first stage either..
The Flash was fun and really fast! Just like the Flash should be ^_^ Made me think of the Big Bang Theory and Sheldon when I was playing it.. zoom zoooom!
Mercs was just like Commando or Ikari Warriors, but the music wasn’t anything special. You had only one life, but quite a lot of health.
Tom & Jerry the Movie was a platformer where you play as Tom and you have to chase Jerry, and if you make it to the end of the stage he actually catches Jerry (even though he never manages to do that in the series!?) It got kind of repetitive after a while and the steering was really stiff..
Aztec Adventure was fun until I died and realized i had to start all the way from the beginning again!! wtf.. I was really into it, changing weapons to get further ahead on the Zelda-look-a-like map areas but as soon as I died they put me all the way back at the beginning of the maze, then I gave up…
Running Battle was at first sight like a Streets of Rage kind of beat’em up until my boyfriend who was trying it out realized he had a gun as well (!) and then it got super easy just shooting all the foes in their faces ^_^
Cyborg Hunter is a platformer where you run around on different levels trying to pick up items that you needed to advance, but the problem was that you had to take an elevator to get to the different levels to search for the items, but the elevators where so hard to maneuver, we couldn’t figure out how to make it go up or down or even how to exit it, it all seemed to happen randomly.. maybe we just couldn’t figure out the controls.. I dunno..

So that was it for my latest  Sega purchases, let me know if there’s any game in particular you’re interested in seeing a deeper review of and I’ll make one ^_^

New Famicom addictions! Crisis Force, Kage, Hitler no Fukkatsu etc..

This weeks I’ve gotten many packages, but this one got me most excited! :D

The games I got were Kage, Zelda, Battle of Olympus, Doki Doki Yuuenchi, Crisis Force, Street Fighter 2010, 1999 Hore Mitakotoka! Seikimatsu, Great Tank, Hitler no Fukkatsu, Hokuto no Ken 2, Hoshi no Kirby, Abadox and Eggerland (which didn’t fit in the picture).

They were all in such great condition! The ones that I am most happy about are these:

Crisis Force from Konami! A great shooter, and the cartridge looks like new!

Hiter no Fukkatsu! Because Adolf is on the cover! lol

Kage! Because it’s a great Ninja platforming game ^_^

Hoshi no Kirby Yume no Izumi no Monogatari! Because believe it or not I didn’t have this one before! ^_^

Street Fighter 2010 by Capcom, because it’s not really a street fighter game, it’s a really cool futuristic platformer! ^_^

and Zelda no Densetsu, because I might have to give it another try.. even though I don’t like Zelda games.. I’m falling for the group pressure >_<

I will update with more of my additions soon, I also have a lot of new Sega games ^_^


Now it’s up, it’s not completely finished, I’ve gotten to ‘M’ right now.. but I will continue to update frequently! It’s still a bit more than halfway through all my Famicom games so far ^_^

You can find the list either through this link >
but it can also be found on my homepage underneath my pages on the right hand side here >>


Alex Kidd in Shinobi World for Sega Master System

I recently got a few new Sega Master System games, one of the was Alex Kidd in Shinobi World. I love the Alex Kidd games, so I was excited to try it out. However, on the second stage I got stuck… Watch my video below to see how I dealt with it!