2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 13th, 2015, 4:39 pm

How do you like this new set of Sega Master System reviews?

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby Verm1 » March 13th, 2015, 6:01 pm

And I co-incidentally ordered Golvellius a few hours ago. Go figure [tongue]


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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby Rev1 » March 13th, 2015, 6:58 pm

Nice to see the SMS get some love. I liked the reviews although I might end up picking up Penguin Land anyway. The guy at segadoes.com did a review for the game not to long ago and he seemed to like it more. I'll probably give it a shot once I start picking up some more SMS games (it'll probably be a while though).

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby JWK1 » March 13th, 2015, 8:04 pm

[QUOTE=videogamecritic]How do you like this new set of Sega Master System reviews?[/QUOTE]

Awwwww. I'm about the farthest thing from a SMS fan that there is but I actually really like Golvellius when I played it for the first time 3 years ago. I understand it's one of the better Master System games. I didn't think the controls were all that bad, but it's been a while.

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby BorntoRun1 » March 14th, 2015, 10:08 am

Thanks for the SMS reviews. I've always been an SMS fan, and I think it's because my best friend in middle school had one, and we had a blast with it, particularly with Outrun, Choplifter, Astro Warrior, Gangster Town, and Phantasy Star, which really impressed me at the time.

I agree with the Penguin Land review, but I rather liked Golvellius. It was created by the legendary company Compile for the MSX computer originally. Golvellius 2 for the MSX is even better. It's more like Golvellius 1.5, with better graphics and gameplay.

Aerial Assault is a fun blastathon

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby DPad1 » March 14th, 2015, 1:03 pm

I was surprised by the review of Golvellius, I never played it but I had only read good things about it. In fact, it was chosen as the 16th best game on the system in a poll conducted by SMS fans. I guess it can join Alex Kidd in Miracle World and form a "SMS classics the Critic doesn't like that much" club... [tongue]

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 15th, 2015, 1:27 pm

First of all, I'm glad to hear some people like Golvellius.  All games need love - good or bad. One person's trash is another's treasure.

However, I would most like to hear from people who have playing it recently (preferably now).  Memories tend to get distorted over time.  It would be interesting if someone could play this now and related their honest experience.

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby stika1 » March 15th, 2015, 3:36 pm

I'm frankly shocked at golvellius' score. I think it's an amazing game and I only discovered it like 5 years ago. I think it's on par with the original Legend of Zelda and even surpasses it in some ways (Especially if you use FM sound)

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby Oltobaz1 » March 15th, 2015, 4:29 pm

Originally an MSX game, Golvelllius is a serious contender for the best Master System Zelda like, Golden Axe
Warrior being another strong title as well. It really is a classic, but Dave nailed it, there's no accounting for taste.

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2015/3/13: Sega Master System: Penguin Land, Golvellius: Valley of Doom, Aerial Assault

Postby Bluenote1 » March 16th, 2015, 8:57 am

One thing I'm surprised you didn't mention critic is the 3 different gameplays/views it offers.  Yes, it has the overhead view, ala Zelda, and the sidescrolling view ala zelda 2, but it also has the vertical views.  I thought that was pretty cool and can't think of any action rpgs that offers that.  Pretty unique. 


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