Friday, 30 July 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Everything was a bit cryptic about this game until recent location test videos sprung up:
I really like what I've seen so far the first thing that springs to mind is how much the game resembles progear,those backgrounds are pure Dodonpachi, and I really like the look of the insane boss battles. One to watch out for I think.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Not many of you know this but for the last 8 months myself and my sister have been caring for our terminally Ill grandma. Unfortunately she passed away yesterday. I've got a mixture of emotions going through my head at the moment and writing this blog is helpful. I may take a short break from retroing but I'll be back!
Sunday, 18 July 2010
As some of you may know my favourite Saturn shooter is Thunder Torce V, there's something inherently appealing about the game to me. It's the combination of fast pace, rocking soundtrack, and an intuative weapon system that makes it head and shoulders above the rest. I've always wondered how the Playstation version of the game compares, apparently whilst not looking as good the game has extras not included in the Saturn version:
- CG rendered movie sequences
- Extra Artwork
- Enhamced sound
- More game modes
- Easter eggs
- Less slowdown
This week I actually won a Japanese copy of the game for a bargain price of £11, a full £20 cheaper than the game should have been! Admittedly the copy I won didn't have a spine card but I can live with that.
Looking forward to adding this to my expanding PS1 shooter collection and seeing how it compares to the Saturn version..
Watch this space I feel a video coming on...
THUNDERFORCE V THUNDERFORCE
Saturday, 17 July 2010
Ahh the gorgeous R-Type III more on this later, cost me £21
Friday, 16 July 2010
Blast Wind - Saturn
Harmful Park - PS1
Radiant Silvergun - Saturn
Ibara - PS2
Mushihimesama Futari Ltd Edition - 360
Glaylancer - MD
Gigawing 2 - DC
Zero Gunner 2 - DC
Rayxanber III - PC Engine CD
Last Resort - NEO GEO AES
Cotton 2 (Special Edition with Tea Cup)- Saturn
Star Soldier - PSP
Deathsmiles 2 Limited Edition - 360
Hyper Duel - Saturn
At one point Espgaluda II Special Edition (360) was on the list but I managed to pick it up cheaply, so Glaylancer replaced that game. Rayxanaber III will probably leave the list as it’s purchase is dependant on getting a PC Engine DUO (Final Soldier is looking good at the moment).
So what am I going to do with this list? Well the project was always going to be a series of Youtube videos charting my adventures in acquiring all of these dream games over 12 months with a budget of £1200.
Now the exiting news that I’m almost financially able to actually start buying!
Watch this space over the coming month for more news!!
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Talking about Snes shmups, this month's "Let's all play" on the Retro Gamer forum is all about Axelay. There are always lively discussions when it comes this monthly thread, give it a go you might even get published in Retro Gamer. Not the biggest fan of the game to be honest, it's good but not great my thoughts from the thread:
"There's no denying the greatness of Axelay, however it's nearly fatally flawed by those vertical levels. They look and play quite crudely in comparison to the more refined and enjoyable Horizontal sections. It's like two different games have been haphazardly squashed together."
Monday, 12 July 2010
This week I'm going to make it my mission to finish a game I've had on the back burner for a long time, FEAR for the 360. I picked this up for about £20 including the Orange Box and Condemned 2 from my mate. I've finished both the other games but I'm still grinding my way through this one. I do quite like the game but the levels just merge into one in my mind and it's a bit samey. On level 7 so hopefully I'll get it finished this week, I need space on my shelves!!
Been checking out videos for the game Vanquish by Sega, really exited by this game it looks smart. I'll be preordering this one in the coming weeks.
Bought a couple of replacement games this weekend:
- Rage Racer PS1 - Had a copy since release but it hasn't got a front cover so I finally got a replacement.
- Pocket Fighter PS1 - Another Japanese copy, picked this up cheap and this copy has got the spine card!
- New Zealand Story Evolution DS - Not a replacement but I've always fancied this game.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
- I finally got my 360 Street Fighter control pad working with MAME, piece of piss when you know how! Played some great shmups, going to spend a day playing Cave shmups tomorrow!!
- Got some plans ready for a 300 sub Youtube competition, watch this space.
- Another 360 limited edition turned up today, Splinter Cell Double Agent:
This special edition includes an LED light and cost me the princely sum of £10 - an absolute bargain.
Thursday, 8 July 2010
My vid can be found here:
Also some images: