2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

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VGRobot1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby VGRobot1 » October 7th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Agree on the cover for Beast Wrestler, though you missed something that makes it even cooler...

That is not a sword the large dragon is holding, it is the torn off head of the fallen opponent on the ground. Both characters are in the game, too.

velcrozombie1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby velcrozombie1 » October 7th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Does Beast Wrestler have a weird single-player mode where the
creature you start with is periodically mutated between a series
of fights with the computer opponents? I rented a game where that
happened around 20 years ago and I could never remember the
name of it. Seeing that cover stirred up a sense of recognition
inside (although I guess it could just be because the cover is
so awesome).

I watched the Game Grumps play a bit of DJ Boy and it looked pretty
amusing, although I could tell it was a pretty crappy game.

JIMX860001
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby JIMX860001 » October 7th, 2013, 10:33 pm

I was honestly expecting the Beast Wrestler one to receive an F MINUS when I saw it in "coming attractions." I think the main reason is because someone made a video called "Top 20 Worst Genesis Games" and put it higher than FIGHTING MASTERS, DARK CASTLE, and Even FREAKING HEAVY NOVA on that list!!!!!

On a side note, I WOULD like to see you review the Shadow of the Beast series, along with Last Action Hero, and BOTH Versions of Action 52.

Number1Star1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby Number1Star1 » October 8th, 2013, 12:35 am

Ristar is great and from a graphics, music and game play perspective can go toe-to-toe with any platformer of the era. (I love how each world has a distinctive idle animation for Ristar) Like making a mini snowman in the winter stage, just so polished.

Still waiting for a review of Golden Axe 3 (1 and 2 got great scores interested to see if the critic will bash it like some do which puzzles the heck out of me)
- Just give the game sometime realize how deep the move sets are and all the possible routes through the game. The best Golden Axe on the Genesis and they were all good.

Verm1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby Verm1 » October 8th, 2013, 4:06 am

[QUOTE=velcrozombie]Does Beast Wrestler have a weird single-player mode where the
creature you start with is periodically mutated between a series
of fights with the computer opponents? I rented a game where that
happened around 20 years ago and I could never remember the
name of it. Seeing that cover stirred up a sense of recognition
inside (although I guess it could just be because the cover is
so awesome).[/QUOTE]

Killing Zone for PS1, has a mode called 'auto mode' where your act as ring side trainer to an AI monster that levels up and, according to the manual, physically changes, as you progress through various tournaments.

That game is 17 years old. I did a review for it back when there was a reader forum: http://dmrozek.websitetoolbox.com/post/killing-zone-psx-3593821

rift1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby rift1 » October 8th, 2013, 12:00 pm

[QUOTE=Number1Star]Ristar is great and from a graphics, music and game play perspective can go toe-to-toe with any platformer of the era. (I love how each world has a distinctive idle animation for Ristar) Like making a mini snowman in the winter stage, just so polished.

Still waiting for a review of Golden Axe 3 (1 and 2 got great scores interested to see if the critic will bash it like some do which puzzles the heck out of me)
- Just give the game sometime realize how deep the move sets are and all the possible routes through the game. The best Golden Axe on the Genesis and they were all good.[/QUOTE]
GA 3 was never released in the usa on genesis.  He did sort-of review it in one of the Sega Genesis Collection disc reviews

Blueguy1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby Blueguy1 » October 8th, 2013, 12:11 pm

RISTAR REVIEW AT LONG LAST!!!!!

Though I kind of disagree with the B+ rating. Your review makes it seem like an A- at best. I think it's A class all the way. One of the best platformers ever. Great to finally see your review.

VGRobot1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby VGRobot1 » October 8th, 2013, 11:35 pm

[QUOTE=velcrozombie]Does Beast Wrestler have a weird single-player mode where the
creature you start with is periodically mutated between a series
of fights with the computer opponents? I rented a game where that
happened around 20 years ago and I could never remember the
name of it. Seeing that cover stirred up a sense of recognition
inside (although I guess it could just be because the cover is
so awesome).
.[/QUOTE]

Yes, Beast Wrestler is indeed the game you are thinking of. Your character has two times in the story where it can fuse with a defeated monster.

Captain_Crunch1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby Captain_Crunch1 » October 9th, 2013, 8:18 am

I know, a lot of people really like Ristar (and I must say the game looks and sounds excellent), but I have never been able to really get into it... I'm not sure why, maybe it's because of the 'confusing at times' that also the Critic notes. 

velcrozombie1
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2013/10/7: Genesis: Beast Wrestler, DJ Boy, Ristar

Postby velcrozombie1 » October 9th, 2013, 9:58 am

Thanks to both Verm and VGRobot for their help. This is definitely
the game I played many years ago and still occasionally thought
about. I don't even remember the game being that fun (it was
more frustrating than anything) but the fact that I forgot what
it was called bothered me. I'll play it for a few minutes and then
get on with my life.

Never played Ristar before. It was made by Sonic Team, so I'll
have to give it a shot.


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