Mega Man Collection

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Oh Mega Man, you beautiful blue bastard. A long time ago, when I was a small kid,I got Mega man 3 for Christmas. That was my first of many experiences with Mega Man. This collection was a huge surprise for me as i didn’t know it existed until it was released.

The collection contains Mega Man 1 through 6 and also has a museum and a fun challenge mode. The experience hasn’t much changed in all these years, 1 is still fun but a complete pain in the ass and 2 is still has magical as it has always been. That being said these games are old and they at times feel their age, the sound while amazing on the nostalgia front it is still outdated as are the graphics which for many will be a great thing, others may find it annoying. personally I loved it and will play it many more times i’m sure, I highly recommend checking this out if you are either a retro gamer or simply a fan of gaming history.

 

 

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A Link to the Past

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One of my first games on the Super Nintendo was the legend of Zelda a Link to the Past. Before this game I wasn’t a very fan if the series but for some reason this game just got me hooked. Somewhere between finding boots to help me run and being launched into the dark world I fell in love. Realistically tho I can’t say why. Graphically it has always been pretty average, the sound while nice wasn’t anything special. Now i’m not bashing the game, most games fall into these categories and most even novice computer nerd could recreate it i’d guess. Be that as it may, this game is rightfully a classic and I’m not sure you can even call yourself a gamer without having at least watched someone else play it. As always thanks for joining me and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Ataribox

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After years without a major console release Atari seems to be making a come back with what is called the Ataribox. Not a ton is know about it tho more info can be found below.

http://whnt.com/2017/07/18/atari-reveals-new-game-console-the-atari-box/

Honestly, if this ever actually releases I will be surprised. I hope i’m wrong, but despite that it would be fun to see a hybrid retro console with some newer things along with it. I won’t pretend to know how this turns out, but it would be nice to have a 4th console choice.

Shining Force

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Shining Force was originally a Sega Genesis game that was later released as part of other collections and even as a gameboy advance game, tho oddly I have met very few people that have played it. The game itself is heavily based on story and the battle system is a tactics style game that changes view for the combat scene like shown below.

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The story involves a young man chosen to lead the Shining Force when strange creatures from a foreign land investigate a nearby ruin his kingdom is sworn to protect. With plenty of characters to choose from and command and plenty of battles to enjoy any fan of the genre should check it out. As always thanks for joining me, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

The Center of the Galaxy

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As some of you may know I decided to make the long trip in Elite Dangerous to Sagittarius A, the center of the galaxy. After hundreds of jumps and probably 12-20 hours I finally arrived. I’m admittedly not sure how long it took since I mostly was busy putting a ship together and planning my path 1000 light years at a time. The first picture was the super massive black hole at the center. The next is the view looking away from the black hole.

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All in all the trip was very very long and very uneventful. That being said i saw tons of interesting things, some of which literally nobody else ever has, and judging from the fact the game has around 400 billion systems no one may ever see them again. If you are very patient and have plenty of time to spend i’d suggest making the trip. Now all that’s left is the return trip. As always thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Mario RPG

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Mario RPG is viewed by many, including myself, as possibly the best Mario game ever made. The battle system is simple,yet elegant with timed button presses or other button moves to do extra damage or healing. The game also has an amazing story that involves many things including Bowser being kicked out of his castle, Mario collecting pieces of stars and even fighting what are basically power rangers. The first time I played this game I wasn’t expecting all that much. Just a short average at best RPG, and I’ve never been so happy in my life to be wrong. Visually this game was one of the best the SNES had to offer, the sound and story were amazing and the world itself was a mix between charming and deadly with a mix of comedy with a few easter eggs to the Final Fantasy series to finish it off. This is a must play game for RPG and Mario fans alike. Until next time, may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Act raiser review

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Act Raiser is an old Super Nintendo game where you play as a god that has lost his powers thanks to the people no longer believing in you. So you take control is a side scrolling action segments in order to rid the land of a powerful enemy so the land becomes inhabitable again.

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After the side scrolling event you will start on a sort of Sim City type game play where you guide your village  to grow and discover new technology such as wheat or bridge building which you can then give to your other towns. This simple formula actually makes for a great and fun game as your villages grow, find you new spells and items and even help other towns grow. This is definitely one of those games you would be doing yourself a huge favor to try out. Thanks for your time, and may the gaming gods bring you glory.