My Famicom collection page was getting so massive that I had problems loading it even when I was just trying to edit! Therefore I have now re-designed the page and split it into sorting games from A-Z! (and yes, I actually have Famicom games in every single letter, except for X…)
This should hopefully make it easier to browse through the games for the visitor as well ^_^ Both in the top and bottom will be an alphabet of links to each page, like this:
I have also added a few new games to it. So far there’s 481 games in the list, I do however have a bit above 100 more to put in there under various letters. I’ll get to that soon ^_^
Every game is also labeled with their code on the cartridge, so if you are searching for a certain game that you have but need the name of you can search it in my search box and the correct page will pop up! :D
Oh, and I’ve also added three stars to a few of my personal favorites ^_^ So if you see stars it might actually be a f*cking awesome game!! :D ★★★
Once again it’s winter-een-mas, the gaming holiday so many have started to celebrate thanks to Ctrl+Alt+Del ^_^ In celebration of winter-een-mas me and my friend set out to finish as many games as possible, both new gen and retro, in one weekend! We ended up finishing 11 games :D I finished 6 games, NinjaBrite finished 4 games and my bf chipped in and beat the campaign of Battlefield 3.
I had set up the whole living room into a comfortable gaming zone, 3 screens with xboxes and a famicom connected ^_^
I started on Friday night to play an Xbox 360 game called Brave a Warrior’s Tale. This game took the entire evening and a bit of the morning after, but eventually I beat it. The most frustrating part was that half way through the final boss they cut you off and put you in a village with the elder indian who was “telling the story” and then you had to go do a bunch of bullshit chores for him before he would finish the story! What an anti-klimax! >_<
Second game I started playing through was Bee Movie Game for Xbox 360. It was actually a pretty good movie themed game, they had put som effort into both re-enacting the movie but also creating various gameplay factors that was both fun and well made. This game took until past midnight on Saturday to finish though. A whole day! But 100G was almost worth it ;D
The third game I choose to finish was Gunman Clive for the 3DS. This game was a lot of fun. I love the unique graphics and the gameplay is simple yet challenging ^_^
After this I connected the Famicom and tried completing some retro games. the first one was this really cool “whack-a-mole” type game called Pokkun Mogura. I recently bought it complete with box and the accessory Tap-Tap-Mat with a mallet. I previously only had the loose cartridge and didn’t know how to play it.. I thought it was a light gun game, and I didn’t have a light gun for the Famicom either ;D But now I was able to beat it! :D
It had various stages using various layouts of the Tap-Tap-Mat. And the Tap-Tap Mat was surprisingly responsive! :D It was fun to whack-a-way ^_^
The fifth game I finished was Happy Birthday Bugs, also for the Famicom. I’ve started the game many times but never played very far. This time it blew my mind, so many various stages, a lot of great music and challenging precision jumps ^_^ It was a great game, and surprisingly long! However, after each stage you got to play bonus games with all the carrots you had collected and it was quite easy getting extra lives with a bit of luck ^_^ At the end I had almost 80 lives! There were also loads of boss fights with various Tiny Toon characters.
The final game I finished was Hoshi no Kirby for Famicom. I had actually never played this game before, and now I am in love with Kirby ^_^ Great game! Great fun :D The final boss consisted of 3 consecutive bosses, it says everywhere that it’s a simple game adapted for a younger audience, but I thought it was actually quite challenging! Then again you have unlimited of continues so that makes it easier ^^ (I had to use a few…)
My friend NinjaBrite finished these games on Xbox 360: Feeding Frenzy, Bastion, Portal and Battlefield Bad Company. You can read about it (in Swedish or use google translate) on her new blog about Xbox gaming ^_^
First time starting up my PC Engine Duo and it works perfectly! Also I was able to capture gameplay footage through the Elgato! :D Yay!
Akumajou Dracula X Chi no Rondo.. that’s what I’ve been playing tonight, and damn this game is good!! :D
I recorded a movie of the intro, it’s awesome! And odd!! There’s a German voiceover, which made me think I had bought the wrong game. Then I realized it was only released in Japan and seeing the japanese subtitles made me come to my senses and understand that this was the way it was supposed to be..
Good thing for me though, since I can’t read kanji fluently but I can understand German! :D
Great intro ^_^ watch it >>
The graphics were stunning, you can really tell that they used the full potential of Super CD-ROM! ;D It’s a big difference from the HU-card games.
You control Richter Belmont, and he has a whip just like Simon and the others, and you collect hearts to use your special weapons, like the knife, axe, holy water etc. The first boss was a fire breathing flying purple dragon-thingy, a step up from the bat ^_^
You still collect orbs after each boss battle at the end of the stage like in the first game:
The second stage was extremely similar to the first stage of the first Castlevania game! You fought ghouls and you were inside the castle and it looked the same! Just better graphics ;D
All of a sudden though I got chased by this giant beast! That freaked me out..
But I got away, and looked back to find that the giant beast had run into a wall.. and lost his head!!? lol, he must have been running really fast for that to happen!
The second boss was a pain in the ass.. I was stuck there for a while, even had to use a continue >-<
However, on one of my attempts in reaching the boss I found a key and went into a looked door to find a girl in need of my rescue! :D This added up to a cutscene:
On the third stage I encountered the seamen, much like the second part of stage one in the first Castlevania. It feels nice to get that feeling of recognition, while still having to find new ways of getting past enemy patterns :)
The sceneries are beautiful, and it really feels like you’re playing a Castlevania game!
Some parts also felt a bit like Symphony of the Night. It wasn’t as linear as previous Castlevania games, yet not as extent as SotN though, you still had the option to go in different directions but still reaching an end of a stage.
Most of the enemies could be recognized from earlier games.
And some appeared in this game that later appeared in future sequels like SotN, AoS, etc. Like this third boss ^_^
I bumped into these guys, the axe-throwing-maniac-knights. The difference between these dirt-colored maniacs compared to the regular axe-throwing-blue-knights is that these ones just charge you repeatedly and it’s super hard to dodge >_< At least the blue ones have a dodge-able pattern… This guy killed me over and over again, and I eventually gave up for tonight.
Thankfully this game has a save function so I can give it another try tomorrow ^_^ I wonder what “Player Change” does though.. it wasn’t there before..
For those of you who don’t have the PC Engine but still would like to try this game out it can be downloaded for the Wii Virtual Console, and there’s also a remake (which also contains the original) on the PSP called The Dracula X Chronicles.
This game is an excellent example of why I hold Konami so dear ^_^
Finally I have gotten myself a fully working PC Engine Duo! Thanks FredJ ^_^
It’s so pretty! Finally I can play all the PC Engine CD-ROM games I have bought :D
I already have some new CD-ROM games as well that I can’t wait to try out ^_^ First of all I will be playing my Castlevania Rondo of Blood, but after that it will be Rainbow Islands, Super Darius II, WonderBoy III and Star Parodier! :D
2 days ago it was 1 year since I started my site retro-video-gaming.com! I can’t believe a year has gone by so fast!
I would like to thank all my followers and friends that has stuck with me this whole year, and I am happy to have met so many nice retro gaming friends and collectors all around the world! I will continue to spread my love for Retro Gaming on my site for many more years to come ^_^
In celebration of Retro-Video-Gaming’s anniversary I will have a little contest! The contest will be up for 1 week and there will be a winner who will get a secret prize! :D
The question that need to be answered is:
How many Famicom Disk System games do I have?
Everybody gets 1 guess, and the closest answer will win the prize! :D
You can compete by either leaving your guess in the comments here, or on my twitter, tumblr, facebook or instagram! Still you can only have one guess no matter where you leave your answer! ;D
EDIT: I am now ending the competition and announcing a winner! TheSegaDude was the closest at 44, the correct answer is that I have 45 Famicom Disk System games ^_^ I would like to give a big thanks to everybody who joined the contest! I will announce what the secret prize is as soon as it has arrived to TheSegaDude (because I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise) ;D