||[Mar. 2nd, 2010|12:21 pm]
Eddie from Jersey
Games for febrrrrruary|
Space Invaders Extreme 2 - NDS
Square Enix does not disappoint. The game plays a lot like the first Extreme they made, but it seemed a little shorter to me. Anyway, it's a fun and slightly easier shooter than most. Either that or I'm getting twitchier.
ROM CHECK FAIL - PC
A little indie game that you can probably download somewhere that plays like an arcade game, except the sprites are all mixed up and change every few seconds. Quite amusing, especially for anyone who played arcade (and NES) games in the late eighties, early nineties. Arkanoid, Zelda, Gauntlet, etc.
Ninja Gaiden - NES
Hurray! And thank mythical supernatural being (or developers) for unlimited continues! This game is tough. But thankfully, if you get to 6-1 and don't turn off the console, you will always start at least from there. If you get to 6-3, you continue from 6-3. Unfortunately, when you get to the final boss (who has 3 stages) and die, you go back to 6-1. Fortunately, if you beat one stage of the final boss, the next time you get to him, you don't have to fight that stage again. Time and effort pay off. So does memorizing enemy patterns.
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom - NES
Hurray again! This game has some improvements and some terrible negative changes from the first two in the series. First, the bad: Limited continues. That's right; whereas in 1 and 2, you could continue all you wanted, in 3 you only have 5 continues. Also, there are 7 stages now. Thankfully, those are the only harder thing about 3. The enemies don't respawn at all, which is really helpful. You get the sword upgrade in every level which makes swiping at enemies a lot easier. Also, the first 5 stages get easier each time you play, so after a couple times get to stage 7, I could pass the first 5 without losing a life. When I finally beat the game, it was actually on my last life of my last continue with one bar of health left. Quite a relief.
Within a Deep Forest - PC
This was an okay indie game, possibly written using Knytt's engine. You control balls. They bounce, and you control how hard they bounce. You accumulate new balls as you go along. There aren't too many hard parts, except where you need to use the glass ball. It's just okay.
Karoshi and Karoshi 2.0 - PC
These games aren't exactly hard, but they are fun and they fuck with you a little bit. Karoshi means "death from overwork" according to wikipedia, and in this game you play a businessman (or "sarariman" (salaryman)). The point of the games is to kill yourself, usually with spikes. They play like a series of puzzles, which are very short. I recommend looking them up if you want to waste some time here and there. Very amusing.