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by mbd36
September 2nd, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: Reader Reviews
Topic: Twinkle Tale - Sega Genesis
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Twinkle Tale - Sega Genesis

Haha, the Twinkle Tale footage immediately reminded me of Elemental Master and that was one of the recommended shooters.

But this looks even better than that game which I like a lot.
by mbd36
August 22nd, 2015, 11:10 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.

Anybody play the NG Trilogy on SNES? How does it compare to the original? People usually complain about the music being worse than the original versions.There are a few minor changes for the worse. Like in NG2, there is a level that is very dark but that periodically illuminates so you can see wher...
by mbd36
August 21st, 2015, 1:07 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.

OMG, the Japanese "Ninja Gaiden III" is SO MUCH EASIER. I played it for the first time tonight and I finished it in a few hours. Mind you, I've never even made it past the third act in the American version. The inclusion of a password feature for a game this relatively easy is silly. I thi...
by mbd36
August 20th, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Game Review Recommendations?
Replies: 49
Views: 5105

Re: Game Review Recommendations?

"Skyblazer" is a solid SNES platformer. It's short, not too difficult and has a password feature so you should have no trouble finishing it to review. I would be interested in your take on "Dracula X" for SNES. I haven't played it, but I'm a big fan of "Dracula X" for t...
by mbd36
August 20th, 2015, 2:56 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.

I tried the third game and the Critic is right that the difficulty really ramps up on the second stage. I might just take a break from NG for now. Since you are using emulation, you should try Ninja Ryuukenden III, which is the Famicom version of Ninja Gaiden III. It's quite a bit easier than the g...
by mbd36
August 19th, 2015, 2:43 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: All the way through?
Replies: 645
Views: 45673

Re: All the way through?

"Batman" for the NES. The rest of the game is like an easier Ninja Gaiden, but the Joker is a royal pain in the butt. Feels great when you finally beat him.
by mbd36
August 16th, 2015, 2:54 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

Re: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.

Congrats on beating these two tough games. I've taken cracks at them before and both games are definitely in the legendary "Nintendo Hard" category. They require a lot of memorization and quick reflexes. Congrats. The first two "Ninja Gaiden" games are surprisingly doable with s...
by mbd36
August 12th, 2015, 4:45 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Hardest Donkey Kong Country Levels?
Replies: 8
Views: 1628

Re: Hardest Donkey Kong Country Levels?

These levels gave me the most pain: Screech's Sprint (DKC2) ... Ugh. Final boss (DKC2) Lightning Lookout (DKC3) ... Double ugh. Poison Pond (DKC3) ... I had to turn the controller upside down and it was still tough. The mine cart stages from the first game are also kind of annoying. I beat these pla...
by mbd36
August 12th, 2015, 3:27 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.
Replies: 15
Views: 1522

It feels good finally beating the first two Ninja Gaidens on the NES.

I'm in my late 30's and have been playing these on and off since I was a kid, but never beat them until now. I used an emulator but didn't resort to save states. What makes the first NG so hard is that you're back at 6-1 whenever you die on the final bosses. In order to beat the game you must get go...
by mbd36
August 8th, 2015, 5:12 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Most and Least Comfortable Controllers
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Most and Least Comfortable Controllers

In terms of comfort, I'd rank the 7800 dead last. In addition to being ultra-stiff they are the most cheap-feeling controllers. Thank goodness you can use other Atari joysticks for most of the 7800 games. Not to mentioin 7800 pack-in title requires you to hold down a button the entire time you're p...

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