Today I'm taking a quick look at Duke Nukem.... Advance. I didn't even know there was a Duke Nukem game on the Game Boy Advance until recently, which isn't usually a good sign. Not that I could even name more than like 20 GBA games (and that's using this site's game list to cheat).
I imagine it's either going to be a platformer like the first two games, or an isometric shooter like Max Payne Advance. Anything but a straight port of Duke Nukem 3D works for me, because I've written enough on the game already. Though I'd be impressed if they managed to get that running on a GBA.
This game was a request. Well actually they requested that I take their copy of the game for free and get it out of their sight. So, yeah I've got high hopes for this one.
Ocean played Might and Magic VI for the site last year, but this is the first game is the series I've actually played myself. All I know about the game is it's going to be a fantasy RPG, and it'll probably be in first person. I'm using the unofficial GrayFace patch just to get the game to run at all on my modern day OS, so things may not be entirely true to the official version.
(Sorry about the crappy jpegs, click the pictures for the original lossless png screenshots.)
Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū Aka. Mystical Ninja. This is the second of the Goemon games, and the first to be released on home consoles. Or so wikipedia claims.
This title screen hangs around for exactly three seconds before the game goes into demo mode, and I can certainly understand why they wouldn't want players to get a good look at it. It wouldn't be a finalist in a 'greatest NES title screens' tournament for sure.
Today I'm playing Konami's adaptation of the Goonies, on the NES.
I have to admit, I've never seen the movie this is based on. All I know about the film is that it's got a pirate ship in it, and is a bit like Indiana Jones, except with teenagers. Or maybe it's not, I dunno.
There's been a few explanations for what M.D.K. stands for. "Mission: Deliver Kindness" (in the manual), "Max, Dr. Hawkins, Kurt" (the main characters' initials), "My Dear Knight" (on the back of the Japanese box), or "whatever we say it stands for on any given day". Though everyone knows it's actually supposed to be 'Murder Death Kill', like in the movie Demolition Man. Probably.
This one's another request, Buck Rogers on the Mega Drive/Genesis. Or maybe they asked me to play the DOS version, I forget... either way this version's what they're getting. In fact a few people have asked me to play this, which surprises me because I've barely even heard of the game..
All my knowledge of Buck Rogers comes from watching the intro to the 80s TV series on youtube, so I probably won't know anything about anything. The game's made by SSI though so I'm fairly sure it's going to be an RPG at least.