Retro Revival Week – Day 2

Today was a one game day. I didn’t plan it this way, but since I had to work all day (and I’ll have to do it tomorrow too) I didn’t have much time for RRW, but I did get one game in: Guilty Gear for PlayStation. This game is something I just acquired from an eBay auction and being a fan of GG, but having never played the original, I was excited to see what the beginning of the series was like. Much to my surprise, it plays a lot like the newer games in the series, meaning it plays very well and is a lot of fun! The only problem I had with this game was that the Instant Kill moves are way too easily abused. You can literally end an entire match in seconds by landing one of these moves. Luckily this is much harder to do in the sequels.

After some practice I played the arcade mode with my chosen fighter, Millia Rage. I was able to easily run through everyone up until Testament, where he proceeded to rip me a new one until I pulled out a win after about 5 or 6 matches with him. Then it was on to Justice, I believe is his name. You wanna talk cheap bosses? This is about as cheap as they get! I know the true final boss in this game is Baiken, but I couldn’t get to her. That’s alright since it was fun regardless and I came away fully impressed with Guilty Gear’s first outing.

Until tomorrow…じゃあ、また!

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Two images of me laying the smack down!

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Next up…a serving of whoop ass!

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Getting my ass handed to me by Testament.

ギルティギア

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Retro Revival Week – Day 1

My first day of Retro Revival Week started out slow as I didn’t feel very good for most of the day. Later on, I finally got in the mood and started it off with Panzer Dragoon for Saturn. Two things I learned from playing this game was that it still has incredible music and that it kicks my ass! I had quite the time with stage 2 and even died once on stage 1, :lol:.

Next on the list was House of the Dead for Saturn. My brother and I teamed up to blast those hordes of zombies and had quite a bit of fun doing it! I’m so used to playing easier light-gun shooters like Die Hard 2 from Die Hard Trilogy and the Virtua Cop series that I was taken aback at how ruthless this game is after stage 1. I also learned that old light-guns won’t work on LCD HDTVs, so we had to move my Saturn to a CRT to be able to play it.

After that, we played World Heroes 2 for SNES. I came out on top with a match score of 9-7, thanks in part to the ownage that is C.Kidd. Must be the power of the pirate. ^_^

The final game we played for Day 1 was Contra III: The Alien Wars for SNES. That game is still super tough sh!t and proceeded to whup us at the end of stage 3. I personally made super short work of the stage 2 boss with my laser and a single bomb. I think I finished it off in less than 30 seconds!

Hope the rest of you are enjoying Retro Revival Week if you are participating. See ya next update! 驚くばかり!

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Opening CG sequence where our hero obtains the dragon from the previous master.

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On to stage 2.

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Cutscene at start of stage 2.

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Die zombie!

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High score screen after second play.

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Player select screen.

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Fuuma vs. C.Kidd

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Fuuma wins first round vs. C.Kidd.

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C.Kidd wins third round and is victorious!

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Final standings.

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Beginning of stage 1. Bill and Lance talk it over shortly before getting it on!

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Rest 00. Game over.

魂斗羅

January-March ’07 Games

Here are the games I bought throughout the first three months of 2007. Take a look at them here!

PlayStation 2
Hokuto no Ken
Ar tonelico
Bloody Roar 4
Castle Shikigami 2
Demon Stone
Lumines Plus
Alien Hominid
Mega Man X Collection
Wild Arms 3
Shining Force Neo
Silpheed
Psyvariar: Complete Edition
Psyvariar 2: Ultimate Final
Radiata Stories

PlayStation
Mega Man Legends
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2
Medievil
Medievil II
Air Combat
Silent Hill
Wild Arms 2
Tenchu

Saturn
Golden Axe: The Duel
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Guardian Heroes

Nintendo DS
Ridge Racer DS
Gunpey DS
Lunar Knights
Phoenix Wright: Justice For All

PlayStation 3
MotorStorm
Virtua Fighter 5
Resistance: Fall of Man
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

Xbox 360
Crackdown
Samurai Warriors 2 Empires

Game Boy Advance
Akumajo Dracula: Circle of the Moon

北斗の拳