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2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 25th, 2016, 12:16 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Feel free to comment on my latest Turbografx (PC Engine in Japan) reviews.

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 25th, 2016, 2:15 pm
by Tron
I think these two games have the Critic an excellent opportunity for us to examine artistic styles in games. Personally I loved Ordyne so I'm thinking Mr. Heli would appeal to me. Side-scrolling shooters are plenty on the Turbo & Ordyne is one of my faves. I think part is artistic style, yet perhaps even more is pacing. I like the pace of Ordyne, comparable to R-Type, which is another fave.

J.J and Jeff didn't appeal as much to me. Childish like Ordyne, but without the charm. More immature than childish I guess. I don't recall the controls being very good on this game. I remember lame looking kicks.

I'll have to see if I can find Mr. Heli & perhaps give JJ another chance.

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 25th, 2016, 3:07 pm
by Sonicx9
VideoGameCritic wrote:Feel free to comment on my latest Turbografx (PC Engine in Japan) reviews.


Critic, because you like JJ & Jeff, here is an import review request related with the game, the original uncut japanese version under the name Kato-chan & Ken-chan, because the US version was heavily censored, and the uncut Japanese release is far more funnier, here is the info from tcrf: https://tcrf.net/J.J._%26_Jeff#Regional_Differences it could also act as a separate review if you want to do it if their is enough differences, critic.

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 9:04 am
by Rev
Great reviews. JJ & Jeff is a very interesting game, it was one of several pc engine games that is completely different in Japan. This was actually a game about two characters on a popular Japanese television show. They censored quite a few things when this game was turned into jj and Jeff.

http://www.videogameden.com/hucard.htm?wat

The site is weird, to see the game you have to scroll down on the left and click on jj and Jeff, the site uses frames I think which are really outdated so hard to link.

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 12:15 pm
by Cecco
Hi,

It's not mentioned in the review that it's an arcade conversion. Just by the looks alone, it seems pretty faithful to the original. All the negative aspects included in the review have been inherited from the arcade game and because of that, it should be considered a good thing. In the end when you buy home versions of arcade games you want it to be as close as possible to the original. If that's what you get, the development team did their job right.

Besides, having played the original game, I would say it's just a matter of merciless difficulty more than a flawed game design.

Regards

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 12:17 pm
by VideoGameCritic
Great feedback guys thanks. I might not normally try to track down the Japanese games when the differences are minor, but since I really like the game, I just might do it.

Re: 2016/11/25: Turbografx-16: Mr. Heli (Japan), JJ & Jeff

Posted: November 26th, 2016, 1:57 pm
by Sonicx9
VideoGameCritic wrote:Great feedback guys thanks. I might not normally try to track down the Japanese games when the differences are minor, but since I really like the game, I just might do it.


Critic, their are two things you can do for the Kato-chan & Ken-chan review?

1. Have a separate review if their are enough major differences between Kato-chan & Ken-chan and JJ & Jeff.

2. Or have the main JJ & Jeff review text updated to have things from the Kato-chan & Ken-chan version mentioned if the differences or only minor.

It is your choice critic?