2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

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2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2017, 5:59 pm

These are my first new Saturn reviews since July 2015! Way overdue!

Fighting Vipers is a re-review (upgraded from B- to B+) and Bulk Slash is new.

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 16th, 2017, 7:38 pm

Good reviews, I did get the chance to play Bulk Slash via SSF emulator, and it is a very good game from Hudson Soft (who IP are own by Konami BTW). The game itself would indeed benefit from a HD remake because the Sega Saturn 3D capability did indeed ham strong its 3D exclusives. Also the game does have similarities to the popular Anime franchise known as Macross aka Robotech for its transforming mecs/other similar elements if you have seen the original Macross series and play this game side by side. And the original 1982 Macross series is an awesome must see anime as well. Yes I know that I am bribing up a non video game thing in response to the review, but being that Anime and Japanese made Video Games often go hand and hand, this is worth pointing out for some.

As for Fighting Vipers critic, I would highly recommend you to do a possible seprate review of the uncensored Japanese version as it does add extra content/is uncensored as well. If you want more info on this check out these links: https://segaretro.org/Fighting_Vipers#History, but if the diffrences or minor, you can just update the main review and put it in as a note. Also it maybe possible for you to even do a update review its related spin-off game Fighters Megamix which is a cross over of other Sega Fighting game IP's, but it is more in line with the Fighting Vipers series in terms of Gameplay. And like the first Fighting Vipers game, has also regional/censorship changes with info here: https://segaretro.org/Fighters_Megamix#History Also a dumb down Sonic Spin-Off game called Sonic the Fighters also has relationship with the Fighting Vipers series with more info here.: http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Fighters, which is available on the Sonic Gems Collection on the GameCube.

(note: I wanted to link tcrf links, but they do contain stuff that is NSFW, and will be posted as a separate post after this one gets released.)

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 16th, 2017, 7:45 pm

I also forgot the Bulk Slash and Fighting Vipers are worthy of the Hottie icon!

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 16th, 2017, 9:39 pm

Here is the Tcrf regional differences details for both Fighting Vipers 1 and Fighters Megamix:

(Warning: Links are NSFW)

https://tcrf.net/Fighting_Vipers_(Sega_Saturn)

https://tcrf.net/Fighters_Megamix_(Sega_Saturn)

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby MoarRipter » March 17th, 2017, 12:02 am

Speaking of Macross, the VGC should review Macross DYRL for the Saturn. It's a Japanese only title that plays as a 2.5D side scrolling shooter, based on the movie of the same name.

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 17th, 2017, 1:10 am

MoarRipter wrote:Speaking of Macross, the VGC should review Macross DYRL for the Saturn. It's a Japanese only title that plays as a 2.5D side scrolling shooter, based on the movie of the same name.


I am aware of that game, but it was only released in Japan because of the infamous Harmony Gold licensing issues thanks to them owning the non-japanese rights for the franchise, more info from Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/5990702/why-you-haven ... y-15-years. And it is also worth mentioning that both Bulk Slash and Macross DYRL came out around the same time on the Sega Saturn competing with each other!

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Stalvern » March 17th, 2017, 1:25 am

Sonicx9 wrote:Here is the Tcrf regional differences details for both Fighting Vipers 1 and Fighters Megamix:

(Warning: Links are NSFW)

https://tcrf.net/Fighting_Vipers_(Sega_Saturn)

https://tcrf.net/Fighters_Megamix_(Sega_Saturn)

I usually find localization changes/censorship pretty irritating, but I have to say these are improvements. Some tasteless, pandering stuff in the Japanese columns.

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 17th, 2017, 10:51 am

Good feedback guys! I think I'll add the hottie icon to the Fighting Vipers review but not the Bulk Slash.

I am definitely going to try to get a copy of that Macross game.

Also, my review of Fighting Vipers 2 (Dreamcast) is coming up. That was the main reason I re-reviewed Fighting Vipers 1.

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 17th, 2017, 11:06 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:Good feedback guys! I think I'll add the hottie icon to the Fighting Vipers review but not the Bulk Slash.

I am definitely going to try to get a copy of that Macross game.

Also, my review of Fighting Vipers 2 (Dreamcast) is coming up. That was the main reason I re-reviewed Fighting Vipers 1.


Critic, will you consider doing a possible separate review of the uncensored Japanese version as it does add extra content/is uncensored as well, but if the differences or minor, you can just update the main review and put it in as a note. Also it maybe possible for you to even do a update review its related spin-off game Fighters Megamix which is a cross over of other Sega Fighting game IP's, but it is more in line with the Fighting Vipers series in terms of Gameplay. And like the first Fighting Vipers game, has also regional/censorship changes, that could also be a possible separate review/or just update the main review and put the info in as a note. Also a dumb down Sonic Spin-Off game called Sonic the Fighters also has relationship with the Fighting Vipers series with more info here.: http://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_the_Fighters, which is available on the Sonic Gems Collection on the GameCube.

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Re: 2017/3/16: Saturn: Fighting Vipers, Bulk Slash (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » March 17th, 2017, 11:06 am

Stalvern wrote:
Sonicx9 wrote:Here is the Tcrf regional differences details for both Fighting Vipers 1 and Fighters Megamix:

(Warning: Links are NSFW)

https://tcrf.net/Fighting_Vipers_(Sega_Saturn)

https://tcrf.net/Fighters_Megamix_(Sega_Saturn)

I usually find localization changes/censorship pretty irritating, but I have to say these are improvements. Some tasteless, pandering stuff in the Japanese columns.


Stalvern, how so?


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