2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 14th, 2012, 7:14 pm

Check out the new Genesis reviews.  B.O.B. is brand new.  I like this game.  Is the SNES version worth checking out too?

Flashback and Trouble Shooters are updated reviews. 

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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby Adamant1 » March 14th, 2012, 8:11 pm

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic] B.O.B. is brand new.  I like this game.  Is the SNES version worth checking out too?[/QUOTE]

Never played the Mega Drive version, but from what your review says and what the picture shows, they seem to be pretty identical.

As for issues with Flashback, how about the poorly paced distribution of passwords? While the latter levels are short and sweet enough, the first two (particularly the second, but you'll spend a lot of time making very slow progress on level 1 while you're still learning how the game plays) are way too long for their own good. There are respawn points all over the place, and you have infinite lives anyway, so why do you have to devote multiple hours to playing the eternally-long level 2 in its entirety instead of getting a couple passwords along the way?


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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby Samael » March 14th, 2012, 9:22 pm

If you enjoyed Trouble Shooter, it may be worth it to hunt down the sequel, which doesn't lack for enthusiasm and charm. Just don't expect to get it cheap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmUhm_0m-zM

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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby Silver_Fox1 » March 15th, 2012, 2:14 am

I agree with the Trouble Shooter review, that was a really fun rental, back then. A different type of shoot-em-up. I remember this game getting a perfect score from Gamepro(they did this way too often though). Vic Tokai put out some decent games in it's 8 and 16-bit heyday. I wish there was a "where are they now" type of website, who could track down and interview some of these more unknown, now-defunct Japanese(and other) programmers of that era.

What's up with the lame Sheen reference? Although I did get a good laugh out of this line, "Madison is the blonde who always faces forward, and Crystal is the brunette who always has her back."

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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby 0-Storm » March 15th, 2012, 8:12 am

Flashback review was "dead-on" for me. I remember being impressed with it, but quickly got frustrated with it. I also thought it was really really strange that you couldn't see the bullets. In fact it was a turn-off. I really liked the innovation of this game, but the frustration got the better of me. Now that I'm older & slightly more mature maybe I should give it another try.


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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby Video E » March 16th, 2012, 9:52 pm

What exactly does B.O.B. stand for?  The internet doesn't seem to know.

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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby Adamant1 » March 17th, 2012, 1:49 pm

[QUOTE=Video E]What exactly does B.O.B. stand for?  The internet doesn't seem to know.[/QUOTE]

This very forum actually knew.


"Bug Outer space Bot", for the record.


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2012/3/14: Genesis: B.O.B., Flashback, Trouble Shooter

Postby DanZero1 » March 18th, 2012, 4:24 pm

I would check out the SNES version of B.O.B. it might look and play a little better.


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