Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Mr. Goemon (Arcade)
It seems that poor Goemon has managed to piss off basically everyone who lives here somehow, as angry people are piling on screen from all directions. I guess I'm playing as the one that's jumping and swinging a gold pipe, though it's hard to tell. And for some reason I'm struggling to get him to move.
Obviously there's some core gameplay concept I'm just not getting here.
Also Goemon can knock enemies around by jumping into them, and if he's captured I have to waggle the stick to get them off me.
I've also managed to get a fan embedded in my hair, but that's a mystery for later.
I guess I was premature in thinking I'd gotten past the first stage, as the number in the top right corner still says '01'.
I don't know what that thing is, but it's throwing lightning at me and I think hitting it with a pipe may just make it angrier.
That's interesting. It seems that all these items lying around are actually single use, long range, one-hit kill weapons for me to equip. I think I may have just gained a tactical advantage against that boss.
I'm liking the music on this level, I hope I manage to survive long enough to listen to it for a bit.
It's a strange game, but it's not actually that bad, and I'm not sure whether I should give it a gold star. One the one hand, it's a cruel bastard of a game that likes to do things such as throwing a knife into your back at point blank range, and then laughing about it when you inevitably die. Seriously, the characters laugh at you. Plus the game has no continues, you get three lives and that's it. But on the other hand... well, I really did like that stage two music.
I'll give it two thirds of a gold star.