Sunday 3 May 2009

Some New Games

Here's a few of the new titles that I recently picked up. All were very reasonably priced. I've been so damn busy lately, that I haven't really had time to do any 'real' gaming or write any reviews, but as soon as I have some time, I'll be filling up the posts. But just some general thoughts about each of these games:

Vampire Savior: awesome fighting game. I actually have all 3 titles in the Vampire/Darkstalkers series now. Any game that let's you be Red Riding Hood with a machine gun.....rules. I can definitely see where the 4Meg RAM cartridge went to work here. Nice animations, sounds etc. I'm a big Capcom fighting game fan, so this one fits in my library very nice.

Real Bout Fatal Fury Best Collection: I never really played much of the SNK fighiting games back in the day, and it hasn't been until more recently why I see that they have had so much support over the years. I think these games are geared towards a slightly more adult audience that the Street Fighter series. I haven't really played this one too much, so I can't really say much at this point.

Street Fighter Zero: I actually owned the original US verson for SS back in the day, and have another copy of it as part of the Street Fighter Alpha Anthology for PS2. This was very cheap on Ebay so I just had to pick it up. The Zero/Alpha series is my favorite of all the SF games. Zero doesn't really hold a candle to Zero 2 or Zero 3, but it is the game that introduced what would be the framework for the Alpha/Zero I have to give it credit for that. It just feels clunky compared to the latter titles in the series.

Marvel Superheroes: Cool game...not my favorite of the Capcom fighting games though. Basically just an extension to X-Men: Children of the Atom. Again, mostly picked this one up as a collectors I haven't played it too much. I think the overall fighting system is quite a bit different than the regular Street Fighter games, so I'm just trying to figure out moves and combos right now. Solid graphics, and has some cool game elements (high jumps and dashes) which made their way to the X-Men vs. Street Fighter et, al series.......which I totally love by the way.

Radiant Silvergun: This game totally fucking sucks.....a waste of money in my opinion. I'm glad I found this at a local garage sale for $2.00. I don't know why every one raves about this game.

Princess Crown: Really cool! I have Odin Sphere, but I never knew this game existed until not that long ago. Beautiful hand drawn graphics, with characthers that compltely fill up the screen. Great music, and as for the story.....I don't read It's kind of wasted on me. I just picked this one up a few nights ago, but so far I'm really impressed. I need to pick up a walkthrough so I can figure out what's going on. This is a pretty collectible game, and I got it at a very good price whcih I'm proud of!

For those of you who have made it this far in the post....thanks for reading, and I have a treat for you. I bought a stand alone copy of Vampire Savior from Ebay not that long ago, and I'm not gonna lie, it looks like some one jizzed inside of the manual. I'm not surprised if that actually happened, because it is a pretty awesome game. Anyways, I was a bit sad that I had bought a copy that really isn't in very good condition, so I spent some time on Ebay and eventually found the (box set) copy that is shown in the picture above. Anyways, the jizz copy (which I will refer to it from now on) is up for grabs. I mean, if you want it, just let me know and I will mail it to you. The game plays fine, and the front cover of the manual is decent looking, so it looks OK when it's in a case. There is no back cover because it is the version that came with the box for those of you who own any Capcom fighting game box sets you will know what I am talking about. Also, the game is NTSC-J so you will need a SS that can play Japanese games, and it also requires a 4Meg RAM cartridge to play. The other condition is that upon receiving the jizz copy, you must make a video about how awesome it is that I sent it to you and post it here. By the way, if you actually believed my comments about Radiant Silvergun, then I'm not sending the game to you.


CptFishStick said...

I think you picked up some decent titles there! All should be playable by non-japanese speakers except for princess crown, which will pose some difficulties.

As to my thoughts on Radiant Silvergun, thats a little tricky. It has a vicious learning curve, and isn't as easily played as 1941 or aero fighters, and it is also NOT as fun. Radiant silvergun is a shmup for hardcore shmuppers only. It a game that requires a pretentious amount of practice to master. So its not a game for people like me.
With that in mind, I too think it is extremly OVERRATED. There are better shmups for all skill levels. Take Soukugurentai for instance. Cheaper, great looking, more fun, etc.

Hope you have a great jiz free experience with all you games though.

elend said...

But Radiant Silvergun is an incredible visual feast for all Saturn users. :D

CptFishStick said...

That is true, Radiant Silvergun is very good looking, and a testament to the capabilities of the system. However, retro gaming for graphics sake may not be the best choice. Gameplay weathers far better. Plus, the difficulty of the game can make most of the visual splendor beyond ones reach.

fatherkrishna said...

"I'm not gonna lie, it looks like some one jizzed inside of the manual. I'm not surprised if that actually happened, because it is a pretty awesome game."

Ha! Ha! I just laughed my self stupid at that! Fucking priceless!

Excellent little round up! You are the first person I know who has a proper copy of Radiant Silver Gun. I'm actually pleased to hear it's not all that. I'm only an amateur SHMUP fan. That copy of Marvel Super Heroes is the one I have and I have the PAL version of SFA - 0.

If you really would be kind enough to send me Vampire Savior, I'll hapily make you a video of how great you are! ;)

fingersmaloy said...

Wow, did anybody even read the whole post?

chipperkwah said...

Plushiest! Send it to me please, I would love it!!! Plus, the video that I make you will be so mighty and powerful that lesser men will shake in their boots!!! Shoot me an email at and Ill give you my address!!

The Plushiest said...

OK FK, evern though you didn't read alllllll the way to the end of the post I'll still send the copy to you....mostly because you like my comments about the jizz manual.

fatherkrishna said...

If you're talking about the "if you beleieve my comments about Radiant Silvergun..." bit, I did read it and was too stupid to realise that precluded me from getting it! LOL!

So I did read it all the way to the end, I'm just a tool at times. Still! All's well that ends well! And as a couple of other people here at the Yard might tell you, we have a history of sending each other gifts... So you can expect something Saturnesque from me in the future! :)

chipperkwah said...

Oh man... Makin' my sad face...

NebachadnezzaR said...

Don't be sad, chipperkwah. Here, have a cookie :)

chipperkwah said...

Haha oh thank you! All is well now.