May the 4th be with you – Star Wars retro games

In celebration of May the 4th (Star Wars day!) I thought I’d share some of my beloved Star Wars retro games! ^__^

First up is the weirdest Star Wars game I have, Star Wars on Famicom:


This is a really interesting game! I think it’s a fun platformer, but it gets very challenging after a while. It’s got some really weird things in it, like Darth Vader magically transforming into a scorpion or crab-like creature or Luke Skywalker having black hair in game but yellow in the cutscenes haha ^^ It’s definitely an interesting game though that I urge any Star Wars fan or 8-bit platforming action game fan to try out! It’s also a great addition to any collection with it’s sparkly silver cartridge :D So pretty ^__^


Next up is the Super Star Wars thrilogy on Super Famicom:




These three are amazingly well done and really fun ^_^ Sometimes a bit challenging, for example, I got stuck on the Empire Strikes Back and couldn’t get past one of the later levels because there was a jump that was nearly impossible to make! Otherwise they’re well rounded and stay fairly true to the movies :) I also have the first one on Super Famicom, I have been considering getting the other two as well, but it’s not really necessary since I already have the games ;D I do enjoy the Super Famicom artwork a bit more though…


Next up are some Nintendo 64 games with Star Wars. These I haven’t played a lot, basically just started them to make sure they worked. I’m not really a fan of the N64 :/


One Star Wars game I have that I haven’t even been able to play is the Star Wars Arcade for the Sega 32X. I don’t have the 32X expansion for my Sega Mega Drive yet :( The artwork looks amazing though!


I also have Star Wars games for several other platforms, but I chose to picture the ones that are nice and complete ^_^ There is another one that I find really charming though, The Empire Strikes Back for Atari 2600 :D So I pictures it here with my awesome Darth Vader lunchbox! :D


I hope you have enjoyed some retro gaming Star Wars love! On our Geeky Gals instagram account we’ve also shared loads of various geeky pictures related to Star Wars today! Go check it out here >>

May the Fourth be with you!! ^____^

Retro Market at Pixel K.A.F.E!

Yesterday was the second time I visited Pixel K.A.F.E. in Malmö! This time it twas mainly because they were hosting a Retro Market there, selling off games and consoles and other nerdy things! Unfortunately it’s not going too well for Pixel, but I hope the contributions and sales today will have some effect and make it turn around! Because it’s an awesome place! :)

There were so many things for sale! Both Nintendo and Sega games, both PAL, NTSC and Japanese! Even Neo Geo games!!! Both AES and MVS, right next to the My Little Ponys ^__^ There were Vintage Toys, consoles, even arcades! And also something I really wanted, but it was too heavy for me to carry home on the train >_< Namely a custom built arcade controller for the Playstation 2 to be used with Pop ‘n Music!! So pretty ^__^

game-boys   sega-games
more-toys   toys
NES-games  PS2-Xbox-Games

Apart from this, the owner showed me around arcade town! I even got to see the insides of a Blast City cabinet! :D So cool! The key to the cabinet had “SEGA” written on it ^_^ It’s all about the details ;D

the-key Blast-City-Arcade-Inside

So this is what i scored! First up is a bunch of Neo Geo MVS cartridges!! :D :D I’m totally excited about these! And NONE OF THEM are fighting games :D I’ve bought a converter for my AES so that it can play MVS cartridges as well. This is mainly because the collecting will become more feasible and cheaper! I will buy shockboxes for these carts, then they will blend in with the rest of the AES games on the shelf ^_^ The games I got was Spin Master, which is a really cool platforming game, Puzzle Bobble, Puzzle de Pon and League Bowling ^__^ I’m eagerly awaiting my converter to arrive so I can play these!!!

Neo-Geo-MVS-carts Neo-Geo-MVS-cartridges

One of the cartridges is transparent, the others are black.

Neo-Geo-MVS-transparent-cartridge   Neo-Geo-MVS-black-cartridge

Apart from this I also found some Sega Mega Drive games. These were The Tennis Tournament Grand Slam, RoboCop 3 and NHL 95. The last two lacked a manual, but Grand Slam was complete.

SMD-Grand-Slam   SMD-NHL-95

I also found some Super Nintendo games and a Super Famicom game. Even though this NTSC version of Final Fight was in pretty bad shape and lacked a manual I still had to get it, because that boxart is amazing!! I fell in love with it ^_^ I also found Final Fight for SFC, so I got that one too. It’s really fun to just see the differences in the artwork between the North American version and the Japanese :D Apart from these two I also found a really nice version of Tetris Attack!! I didn’t have Tetris Attack previously, but I have Panel de Pon, which is basically the same game, they just switched out the characters ^_^

SNES-Final-Fight SFC-Final-FightTetris AttackSNES-Tetris-Attack-complete-sq

I couldn’t help but look at all those amazing vintage toys that were there as well ^_^ They are just so charming! :D I ended up buying four figures for Pepparkaksninja that he wanted. He collects vintage toys, takes cool pictures of them and makes even cooler videos (check out his amazing collection here!). I also got a little something for myself that I think will fit perfectly in the game room! :D


When you move his arm the ghosts appear in his mouth!! :D Pac-Man <3


Star Fox for Super Famicom

I’ve actually never played this game before, since I didn’t grow up having games of my own I just never encountered it. I’ve heard a lot of people through the years praising it though so I finally went ahead and bought it! Star Fox is what it’s called in Japan. This popular series has also gone by the name of Starwing and Lylat Wars, mainly in Europe.

SFC Star Fox - Starwing

A lot of people are probably gonna hate me now, but I don’t really care, everyone is entitled to their own opinion! ;D

I didn’t like it.. It might be because I don’t have any nostalgic memories when playing it. I bet it was all amazing and such when it came out, but it hasn’t’ aged well in that case. The controls were a bit stiff and I found it hard to aim and hit the targets.. I did give it a good hour or so before quitting.

Star-Fox  Star-Fox-Training-2
Star-Fox-Scramble!  Star-Fox-First-Boss

I also tried several different routes you could choose from, and reached a couple of different bosses, all but one of which I couldn’t beat..

Star-Fox-Stage-Select  Star-Fox-Corneria
Star-Fox-Asteroids  Star-Fox-Second-Boss-2

I have to admit that the graphics are unique for the SNES and the polygon shapes are somewhat charming, but this type of shooter (rail shooter) just isn’t my type of shmup. I prefer sidescrolling shooters, horizontal or vertical or fixed shooters like space invaders :) Bullet hell shooters are also quite fun ^_^

Star-Fox-Fly-out Star-Fox-Red-stage
Star-Fox-Stage Star-Fox-Game-Over

I will put this in my shelf, to await that nostalgic friend that will visit me and ask for it. Then I will gladly pull it out, let them play it for all the hours they want while I watch and in my mind being glad that I don’t have to play it again ;D


OMFG SFC overload!!

In the last month A LOT of Super Famicom games have arrived in the mail… and I’m still waiting for more to arrive ;D

I’m super happy about Cotton 100%!! I paid around $160 USD for it, but it was complete even with a tiny music CD and in great condition ^_^ I’ll make another post about this game itself soon :)
SFC -Cotton100_

Doremi Fantasy!! I’m so happy to have it! And it’s an amazingly cute little platformer ^_^  I’ll make a post about this one too soon!
DoReMi Fantasy_

Dai Makaimura is awesome ^_^ the sequel to Makaimura which is also a great game! It’s quite different from the Sega Mega Drive game with the same name, I’ll make a comparison in a later post :)
Choh Makai Mura_

I looove Final Fight, so I just assumed Final Fight 2 would be just as good, and it was :D
Final Fight 2_

I also went and got Final Fight Guy, I haven’t tried it out yet, but from the looks of it I think it’s a fighting game and not a beat’em up  :( But at least there’s a mini CD in the box! :D
Final Fight Guy_

I had never heard of Dino Wars, but when people started bidding on it, I’m not the one that quits.. that just makes me want something even more ;D It’s a really fun platform game where you ride a dinosaur! :D
Dino Wars_

Hansei Zaru Jiro-kun no Daibouken, a very cute puzzle type platform game where you have to collect keys to enter the next stage. In the beginning I found it very childishly easy and didn’t think much of it, until it started getting quite tricky! :D
Hansei Zaru Jiro-kun no Daibouken_

Poi Poi Poitto!! Looks awesome!! And I bought it only for the cover, since I love puzzle games, but it’s actually not that fun.. shit keeps happening and I don’t understand why.. Like I’m about to win, and then WHAM shit just falls down without the opposing player even doing anything! It’s a game that doesn’t like winners >_<
Mahou Poipoi Poitto_

Super Gussun Oyoyo! This puzzle platformer is fun, but I prefer pure puzzle games… if I get stuck I give up >_< …. which I did ;D
Super Gussun Oyoyo_

Super Back to the Future Part II!! :D Check out my post about it here >>
SFC -Super Back to the Future Part II_

Ranma 1/2, I thought this was a fighting game and almost didn’t buy it at first. But at a second glance at the back I got super excited to find out it’s a PUZZLE GAME! :D So I had to get it ;D It’s really unique! In the beginning I didn’t get it, I tried to match colours and pictures on the blocks, until I realized that it’s a Janken game! (Rock Paper Scissors) So if you have a stack of stone hands you have to throw a paper hand on it for them to disappear :) It’s really tricky to try to beat the computer who is awesome.. but as a two player games it works great :D
Ranma Nibunnoichi_

Rockman X2! Rockman is always awesome ^_^ Now I have Rockman X, Rockman X2 and Rockman X3 :D still on the lookout for more Rockman games ^__^
Rockman X2_

Konami is my favorite game company <3 I’ve never really understood the Goemon games though, sometimes they’re a fun platformer and sometimes they’re just weird.. but this was the first one I tried for Super Famicom and it rocks! You run around beating ninjas with your stick and you can ride on a fish and much much more! :)
Goemon 2_

I also found Ganbare Goemon 3, so now I’m just looking for the first one as well ^__^ Fun platformers!
Ganbare Goemon 3_

Keeper was an interesting puzzle game and very cute ^_^ You run around in a square as a little keeper and you push blocks to match them, new blocks keep appearing though so you will easily get stuck and when the board is filled it’s game over.

SuperFamicomGuy recommended Thunder Spirits so I had to get it ^_^ and he was right, it’s a totally “belted” game ;D (did I use that correctly?)
Thunder Spirits_

Syvalion was another shooter I bought straight from Japan through the Mandarake shops online! I haven’t tried this one out yet, but I’m thinking it will be great ^____^

The Mickey Mouse games on the Famicom are just as great as the Sega Mega Drive ones :) I’m trying to catch them all ;D 
Mickey no Magical Adventure_

I’m not really that into fighting games, but I got these three in a lot on eBay and it can always be fun to have since a lot of my friends enjoy playing them ^_^
Street Fighter II-_  Street Fighter II Turbo_  Super Street Fighter II The New Challengers_

I also got curious about Sailor Moon, I heard there were a few really good ones, and I got confused when looking through them all on eBay.. so I just ended up buying them all ;D
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S Kondo ha Puzzle de Oshiokiyo!!_     Panicin Nakayoshi World_ Sailor Moon__     Sailor Moon Super S senin Sanka!! Jyuyaku Soutatsusen_ Sailor Moon S Jyuukai Rantou?! Jyuyaku Soutatsusen_     Sailor moon R_ Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon Super S Fuwa Fuwa Panic_      Sailor Moon Another Story_

And here’s even more new ones:
Asameshi Mae Nyanko_
    Little Master_    Magical Tarurutokun Magic Adventure_ Mahoujin Guruguru_    Mario to Wario_    Metal Max 2_ SFC -Chou Aniki_    Down the World Mervil's Ambition_    Battle Robot Retsuden_ Barbarossa_    Super Pon_    Bishin Densetsu Zoku_ SFC -Fire Emblem 3_    Spindizzy Worlds_    Power of the Hired_

Super Back to the Future Part II

So I finally went and bought myself Super Back to the Future Part II for the Super Famicom! I have been wanting this game ever since I saw the AVGN episode Back to the Future ReRevisited and he explained that it was the only GOOD Back to the Future game released! haha

Super Back to the Future II boxed

I found it complete and in nice condition on eBay, and lately I’ve been really into buying SFC games, so I just had to get this one ^_^
Super Back to the Future Part II CiB

I tried it out a bit tonight and it was a fun game, and it looked really great! The music was also awesome ^_^ Compared to the other Back to the Future games that has been made for various systems this one was just so much better in every way! I can’t understand why it never got an overseas release..

Here are some screenshots from the game, unfortunately I wasn’t able to hook up my second SFC for recording since I couldn’t find a certain cord.. so they’re taken with my iPhone..
Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot start Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot beginning1 Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot beginning2 Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot beginning3 Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot stage 1 Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot Marty Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot boss 1 Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot boss1Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot boss 1 defeatedSuper Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot stage 2Super Back to the Future Part 2 screenshot Marty dead

The animations are just awesome ^_^ The only bad thing I have to say about it so far is that the controls are a bit stiff, but the game makes up for that in so many other ways :D

All my boxed Super Famicom Games!

This has kept me busy the last couple of weeks. Scanning, cropping, and uploading all my boxed Super Famicom games! But now it’s done, check out the Super Famicom Library for information and big pretty images of all my SFC games ^_^ There pictures of both back and front on all of them :) I have quite a lot of unboxed games as well.. but those turn out shitty when I try to scan them so I’ll just leave that for now…

Here are some thumbnails of some of the games I really enjoy ^_^
SFC -Alcahest_     SFC -Assault Suits Valken_     SFC -Axelay_

SFC -Battle Cross_     SFC -Chatting Parodius Jikyou oshaber     SFC -Castlevania Dracula XX (Vampire's Kiss) JP_

SFC -Contra Spirits_     SFC -Darius Twin_     SFC -Demon's Blazon_

SFC -Go Go Ackman 2_     SFC -Gunforce_     SFC -Hello! Pacman_

SFC -Kouryou no Mimi_     SFC -Libble Rabble_     SFC -Magic Sword_

SFC -Magical Drop_     SFC -Pac-in-Time_     SFC -Panel de Pon_

SFC -Parodius_      SFC -Pop'n Twinbee_     SFC -Rockman X_

SFC -Rockman X3_     SFC -Super Aleste_     SFC -Super Puyo Puyo 2 Remix_

SFC -Super Puyo Puyo_     SFC -Super Star Wars_     SFC -Sword Maniac_

SFC -Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Tō_     SFC -Tsuyoshi Shikkari Shinasai_     SFC -UFO_

SFC -VS. Collection_     SFC -Zig Zag Cat_

SFC -Hamelin Violinn HIki (Violinist of Hamelin)     SFC -Castlevania 4_

SFC -Sanrio Club Smash Ball_     SFC -Gradius III_

Don’t forget to check out all my SFC games on my new Super Famicom Library page! :)