The List

Here's the list of every game I'll be playing- eventually.

The List

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ahh... I did a bad thing

Sorry about the drop-off in posts everybody, I'm getting a new job right now, and a few other things have cropped up as well.

Played through DK Country, half of the thing is written, plan on posting it and getting things back on schedule on Monday.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Power Moves

Okay, now for a bit of an oddity; Power Moves.

Except I accidentally held Ctrl again after Ctrl + I instead of Shift, and did Ctrl + P, which prompted my desktop to inform me there is not a printer installed.

...It was startling.

Anyway Power Moves. 

This is like a... B-list fighting game, I guess. Pretty derivative of Street Fighter and a few others, with some pretty racially insensitive characters, to boot. It's not that this is the poor man's Street Fighter- we had two SF games- it's just a bit.. Different.

I do love the characters, though. Let's give 'em a look:






The Spaniard.


Oh, and I, Joe, am an American. 

The combat basically consists of move about, one punch, one kick, a throw, and two special moves: a projectile (back, forward + punch + kick), and a utility move (forward + punch + kick). The pattern's easy to memorize because everyone has the same god damned move list. So after a while you end up just getting lazy, backed in a corner, waiting them to use a utility move so you can melt their face with your Hadouken rip off. 

Pictured: Joe, Ladies' Man 

There is one hurdle, though. And it is a MASSIVE one.

Ranker, the boss. The only other American in the game, and he is a complete douchebag.

He's fast, strong, and he has two killer techniques- Tsundere Beef, and Yawn, Sah. (Okay, it's really Thunder Fist and Ground Strike, but we didn't discover this 'til many years later- it's exactly what he sounds like.)

Not only that, but his regular punches take fight priority over your super-duper-double fisted air strike utility move. What's that? You finally managed to catch the muscular bastard in the air and wen to give him a fist enema?

Too bad- the underside of his thigh made contact with your wrist. DOWN.

 It does feel good though, when you finally manage to put him on the ground. You ever get in a fight with your dad? Like a fist fight? Did you manage to hit him? Yeah, it felt kinda like that... Even though you know he's about to get up and obliterate the very idea of your existance

Oh, and when he does crush you, he remains poised, and gives a stoic thumbs-down. 


Needless to say, I did not overcome my childhood on this day- these games are MUCH harder than I remember; not sure if I'm getting dumber, or it's just because I'm having to use the keyboard instead of the luxurious plastic contraption, but I got cleaned today. This game is what I spent the majority of my time doing.  

But aside from all that, one of the biggest reasons I love this game? The music and samples.

The voice samples they use for this game are simply... Incredible. If you're into ROMing, download Power Moves next time you get the chance, open the options, select sound test, and enjoy yourself- you won't regret it. 

Alright, so, next session I move on to some more games, maybe some Lemmings, I dunno yet- I do, however know the first BIG game I'm going to cover will be... 

Here's a teaser: 

Did you just get goosebumps?

The Lion King

Okay, do NOT judge me, but this game was completely awesome when I was younger- I spent hours every week, on the side, beating this thing. Of course, back then I had a bit of a fetish for anything Lion King, with my brother, but I like to think it was the rich gameplay, and the... The...

Ehh, it was mainly the music and Pumba. And Scar.

Oh, holy shit, Scar. I had this weird obsession with Scar when I younger- Scar, and Anthony Hopkins, both.

Greeaat shot of some dramatic tension toward the end of the game... I only wish they had put some more of Scar's voice acting in...

Oh, and a shot of me getting mauled, shortly thereafter. Neat.

Now, I'm not going to say that it's a rad game, but my nostalgia while playing it made sure I had a blast the whole way through.

There is one, little thing that always bothered me...

In the game, there's a code you can put in that unlocks some stuff- level select, mainly. What bothers me is that the code is 'B, A, R, R, Y'. Like a Berry. Because they're in the jungle. Isn't that clever? Except that 'Barry' is the name of the guy who comes into JalapeƱo Tree four times a week for a Russian Bulldog, not a delectable jungle treat that lions don't even partake of to begin with. 

Agh, so much nerd rage... Does that bother anyone else, really?

AAAHH!!! Real Monsters

Okay, first off: no this is not one of those cherished childhood memory games I was talking about earlier; I just hadn't heard of AAAHH!!! in such a long time I had to check it out.

The game's not fantastic- a team-based platformer- but really, why's anyone playing this game? Because it's friggin AAAHH!!! Real Monsters. Kinda has a feel that reminds me of Norse By Norse West, for some reason, but WAAAY dumbed down.

I told myself I was going to make it past at least two levels in, but couldn't- it was a blast running around as Ickis, but there were bigger, heavier things to move on to.

Starting on The List

While normally, the thing to do would be to calmly and methodically tackle a 700+ item list alphabetically, or, lacking that, just starting at the top, I couldn't help myself. I spent the last four hours playing a few of the games that stuck out from my childhood, and holy SHIT are they harder than I remember.

It's not too bad, haha, but I had to struggle to make any progress with 'em. I'll be doing each game individually, in just a sec.

The List

The List is not compiled yet, but it soon will be. And maybe it'll look fancy.

For now, refer to here for the first half of the list.


So after realizing that the amount of fun I was having was severely limited, I've decided to turn my gaze from the NES to the SNES- the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the console I hold dearest to my heart. Super excited about this now- I'll upload a complete list of all 784 games that I'll be trouncing here in the coming year or so soon, but for now I'm going to set about searching for a new emulator.

Joey Keeling, very excited.