Violinist of Hameln for Super Famicom

violinist of hamelin

There’s this little cute guy, wearing a hat, a cape and carrying a violin, that comes to a village and plays for the monsters and makes a friend. A girl in a red hat with a white bow…
Hamelin Violin Hiki - intro1Hamelin Violin Hiki - intro2Hamelin Violin Hiki - intro3Hamelin Violin Hiki - intro4

This story is about the Violinist of Hameln ^_^ On Super Famicom, by Enix!
Hamelin no Violin Hiki_1K

This weekend me and my friend Gabriella played through the entire game, almost twice! ;D On saturday we sat for hours playing through until the second to last boss, and then.. forgot to press continue on time when we got distracted by our 3DS’s >_< This game lacks cheats or passwords so there is no way to skip ahead, you have to play through it all in one go!! But on sunday we gave it another go, and beat it without ever even getting a Game Over and we had 25 lives to spare! :D

Hamelin Violin Hiki - Start Screen_800

The best thing about the Violinist of Hameln is his buddy, the girl that can transform into almost anything!! Of course you have to discover the various powers first to unlock each creature she can turn into. The creatures will help you along the way. And if nothing else, you can always pick up and chuck the girl straight at enemies or walls :D It works!  The Violinist can only jump, glide a bit with his cape and shoot notes from his violin, so having the girl around is very helpful! Here’s a chart of all the characters you can unlock and choose from in the start menu:
Hamelin Violin Hiki - Kigurumi Select

And here they are in action:

Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Ostrich Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Frog
The Ostrich buddy: Walks over spikes
The Frog buddy: If you stand on
her you can jump up on hard to reach
platforms
Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Robot  Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Curling
The Robot Buddy: Can walk over
spikes and punch rock walls if you
jump on her.
The Curling buddy: Can be thrown
and will glide into narrow spaces and
is effective against enemies
Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Gorilla5 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Penguin
The Gorilla Buddy: Can walk over
spikes, but is mainly meant for you
to get passed a certain stage where
you have to transform your buddy
into the gorilla to impress a guy..
See the gifs below for more
Gorilla action ;D
The Penguin Buddy: Let’s you swim
passed water, if you jump on the
penguin she dashes forward and
destroys enemies in the water.

buddy gorilla 2buddy gorilla 1

 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Fish Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Duck
The Fish Buddy: If you step on it it
will float upwards! If you press down
it will drop, but you can’t steer side-
ways unless the wind takes you there.
The Duck Buddy: Can swim over water
but also dive if you jump on her.
 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Monkey  Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy UFO2
The Monkey Buddy: Can climb walls!
You just tag along and shoot whatever
comes in your way ^_^
The UFO Buddy: Hovers around you
constantly and is good when you need
the girl to follow you (BECAUSE SHE
SUCKS AND WALKING AND CAN’T
JUMP AT ALL!!) >_<
 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Monster  Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Frisbee
The Monster Buddy: Is useless, but
you need it to get passed a road
block. A guy needs to see the monster
to let you pass to the next stage.
The Frisbee Buddy: You’re actually
not supposed to stand on her, just
throw her like a frisbee at enemies :)
 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Elephant2  Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Bird
The Elephant Buddy: Can put out
fires if you jump on her! Pffrrrsshh!
The Bird Buddy: Can fly!! And you
can steer her! :D Be careful not to
fall off though >_<
 Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Octopus Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Bomb
The Octopus Buddy: Let’s you swim
under water! :D
The BOMB Buddy: You can throw her
and she goes BOOOOOM!* Works like
a charm on all following bosses :D
  Hamelin Violin Hiki - Buddy Bomb2
Here’s a closeup of your buddy
BOMB blowing up! ;D LOL

boss fightThe entire screen flickers when the BOMB is thrown ^_^

There are four world maps, each filled with several stages followed by a boss at the end.
Hamelin Violin Hiki - world1    Hamelin Violin Hiki - world2
Hamelin Violin Hiki - world3    Hamelin Violin Hiki - world4
Hamelin Violin Hiki - map

In the beginning of each world map there’s a village which you can re-enter at any time between stages on that map. Here you can talk to people, regain health at an inn and buy stuff! :D Like shields, extra time for stages, a better cape and also some of the stuff that your buddy can turn into, like the UFO (but you will find this one on a stage later) and the missile (I’m not sure if you can find this one, so I’d suggest buy to it!)
Hamelin Violin Hiki - village

During stages you can find stars, when you have found 4 stars you will get to a bonus stage where you can find an extra life and also get loads of coins!
Hamelin Violin Hiki - area clear

The stages are all very varied, and with pretty graphics ^_^
Hamelin Violin Hiki - Stage 1.1Hamelin Violin Hiki - stage lateHamelin Violin Hiki - stageHamelin Violin Hiki - world 1

The bosses were a lot of fun! And not too hard, we only had some problems with one, which was the second boss. But eventually we figured out how to beat this one too ^_^ You’re just supposed to throw your buddy straight upwards towards the boss’ platform and he’ll fall down so you can hit him :)

Here’s screenshots of all the bosses:
Hamelin Violin Hiki - boss 1Hamelin Violin Hiki - boss 1.1
First boss, not that difficult, keep throwing your buddy at his face :)

Hamelin Violin Hiki - Boss 2Hamelin Violin Hiki - boss 2.1
The second boss, we were stuck here for a while since it was hard to dodge all the snakes that kept spawning while also dodging his spiked he kept shooting in all directions >_< but shooting your buddy from below the platform worked like a charm :) The non-blurry screenshots were taken while we were figuring out what to do and thought the UFO was a good idea.. but just throwing the girl worked a lot better ;D

Hamelin Violin Hiki - boss 3
This is the third boss, some skeleton guy on a really weird horse that has no face!!! LOL He wasn’t too difficult if you had the missile. I came into the boss fight for the first time with only one heart of health and I managed to beat him, while taking photos with my iPhone!!  ^_^

Hamelin Violin Hiki - final boss stage
During the final boss this guy with a grand piano on his back came in and joined the fight. You met him previously in the village, but I didn’t quite get what he said, so during the entire battle I wasn’t really sure if he was on my side or not.. but it turned out that he was on my side when the credits started rolling ;D

final boss

During the entire game you got the feeling that the Violinist wasn’t all that nice. He was quite mean to the girl, throwing her around and she looked pissed most of the time. And also during some cutscenes between stages this is what you saw:
Hamelin Violin Hiki - cutscene1
Hamelin Violin Hiki - cutscene2

But in the end it seemed like they made friends after all ^_^ This was a great game, and totally worth the high price :D
Hamelin Violin Hiki - cutscene3-

Hamelin Violin Hiki - the end

New GameBoy additions.. OCD buys!!

My OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder) really got to me when I was creating my Game Boy collection with scanned cartridges.. I had this one game that was still sealed and in pretty much awesome condition, and I couldn’t bring myself to open it up just to scan the friggin’ cartridge.. but I really really REALLY wanted to!!! It really pissed me off  because it made the entire library assymetrical with that one boxed game among all the carts >_<
Oddworld Adventures

Damn you Oddworld for being so pristine, pretty and unopened!! >______<

So I eventually just gave up and started looking for the loose cartridge, and found it almost instantly :D I bought it and threw in Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3 while I was at it ^_^
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3Oddworld Adventures cart

Now I can sleep at night knowing there’s symmetry in my Game Boy Collection Library again ^__^ AND I will also be able to play Oddworld whenever I feel like it :D

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GameBoy - Oddworld gameplay2 GameBoy - Oddworld gameplay
Oddworld! :D It’s difficult but fun ^_^ Bugs Bunny’s Crazy Castle 3 is also a great game, much prettier and more colorful than it’s prequels ^^
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3 gameplay
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3 gameplay2

All my Sega Master System games scanned!

The last two evenings I’ve kept myself busy scanning all my Sega Master System games! This mainly because I’ve only uploaded libraries of Nintendo and PC Engine games so far and thought it was Sega’s turn, and Sega Master System suits well now that Retro Gamer magazine has just had that system as their main headline in their latest issue ^^ And also since I know it would make theSegaDude happy ;D

I only have a few japanese Sega Master System games, maybe like 5 or so, the others are all PAL. So I just included the Japanese ones in the same collection list ^_^

So here’s a little collage where you can see all the games easily, and if you wanna read more info about each game then please visit the uploaded Sega Master System Library that always can be found in the left menu :D

Action FighterAfter Burner Alex Kidd High-Tech World Alex Kidd in Shinobi World Alex Kidd The Lost Stars Altered Beast Arcade Smash Hits Assault City Asterix Astro Flash Astro Warrior - Pit Pot Aztec Adventure Back to the Future Part II Back to the Future Part III Bubble Bobble California Games II Captain Silver Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Champions of Europe Columns Cool Spot Cyber Hunter Daffy Duck in Hollywood Danan The Jungle Fighter Deep Duck Trouble starring Donald Duck  The Lucky Dime Caper starring Donald Duck Double Dragon Dragon Crystal Dragon the Bruce Lee Story Dragon Wang Dynamite Dux Fantasy Zone The Maze FIre & Forget II Gangster Town Gauntlet Ghostbusters Ghost House Ghouls'n Ghosts Global Defense Global Gladiators Golden Axe Indy Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Laser Ghost Lord of the Sword Marksman Shooting - Trap Shooting - Safari Hunt Master of Darkness Mercs Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse My Hero Out Run Parlour Games Phantasy Star Poseidon Wars 3-D Power Strike Psychic World Psycho Fox Putt & Putter R-Type Rastan Road Rash Rock n bolt RoboCop 3 Running Battle Sagaia Satellite Secret Command Sega Chess Sega's World Tournament Golf Shanghai Shinobi Slap Shot Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Sonic The Hedgehog Chaos Space Gun SpellCaster Spider-Man Return of the Sinister Six Star Wars Strider II Super Monaco GP Super Space Invaders The Cyber Shinobi The Flash The Flintstones The Newzealand Story The Ninja The Simpsons Bart vs. the Space Mutants The Smurfs Thunder Blade Tom & Jerry The Movie Transbot Vigilante Wolfchild Wonder Boy Wonder Boy III The Dragon's Trap World Games Xenon 2 Y's The Vanished Omens Zillion Zillion II