2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

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2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 16th, 2021, 6:12 pm

I think you'll enjoy this latest set of brand new NES reviews. It also proves that even short reviews can benefit from the new paragraph format. Feedback encouraged as always!

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » March 16th, 2021, 6:53 pm

Damn. I really hoped I was wrong about Afterburner.

Like you said, the small sprites could actually work in your favor, and there's just something appealing about an ambitious port designed to work with a system's limitations, instead of fighting them.

All it really needed was a way to telegraph those missiles.

X-Men, meanwhile...is it the worst superhero videogame ever made?

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby ActRaiser » March 16th, 2021, 8:23 pm

Great reviews and fun to read!

I found a typo in Afterburner. You may want to remove the word "play" in between "to play avoid".

And not to be that guy, but I'm going to be. X-Men did not change it's name to the The Uncanny X-Men until issue 114. If it makes you feel any better imagine me saying that in the voice from the comic book guy from The Simpsons. :)

The series title was changed to The Uncanny X-Men with issue #114 (October 1978).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_X-Men#1975%E2%80%931991:_Chris_Claremont_era

Fun reviews! And I love the paragraphs they are much, much better.

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby CharlieR » March 17th, 2021, 7:53 am

This begs the question, has there been a good X-men game (besides the obvious arcade game?)

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby mbd36 » March 17th, 2021, 8:22 am

CharlieR wrote:This begs the question, has there been a good X-men game (besides the obvious arcade game?)


X-Men 2 for Genesis looks good.

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » March 17th, 2021, 9:58 am

CharlieR wrote:This begs the question, has there been a good X-men game (besides the obvious arcade game?)


They have more good games than most superheroes. Nowhere near Batman and Spider-man levels, but...

X-Men Origins: Wolverine and X-Men Legends 1&2. Their worst flaws seem to be the repetition of any beat-em up. Still, each makes good use of the license. The Legends series hits every story beat you'd expect - new student acting as audience proxy, X-Men forced to team up with Magneto..

And the Wolverine game doesn't shy away from the violence of the character.

Some people really enjoy the SNES game and the second Genesis title - they're generally regarded as solid B/B- range titles by their fans. The punishing difficulty is the only thing holding them back: I enjoy games like Cuphead and Ghouls N' Ghosts, but these games don't feel quite as polished.

And which arcade game did you mean? There's the multi-screen Konami beat-em up and the Capcom fighting game series. Both are considered classics in their genre.
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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby CharlieR » March 17th, 2021, 11:13 am

I was referring to the arcade beat 'em up by Konami.

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby Gentlegamer » March 17th, 2021, 1:00 pm

CharlieR wrote:This begs the question, has there been a good X-men game (besides the obvious arcade game?)


X-Men Legends

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby lynchie137 » March 17th, 2021, 2:41 pm

I remember renting X-Men from our local video store in town back in the day. I took it home, played it a few times, then put it aside and played Super Mario Bros for the rest of the weekend. Never played it again since, as it is not only one of the worst superhero themed games ever made, it has to be considered one of the worst games of all time. Clearly no thought was put into it and even less thought went into play testing the thing. But then again, if I were a game tester in those days, I'd hardly be lining up to sit down and attempt to work out the bugs and glitches in it. Of which there are plenty. Like I said, easily one of the worst games ever...

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Re: 2021/3/16: NES: After Burner, X-Men

Postby djc » March 17th, 2021, 3:11 pm

I really don't think the port of Afterburner on the NES is that good. I know not everyone agrees but growing up with the Master System version, I always enjoyed that one more despite the obvious limitations.

My favorite versions are the Turbografx (PC Engine) which is pretty impressive and the 32X (close to an arcade port).


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