This wasn’t exactly the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Game, but it was still great to play for a few hours here and there – pretty much the perfect Super Nintendo rental back in the day!
Posts Tagged ‘SNES’
AKA SUPER PROBOTECTOR IF YOU WERE EUROTRASH LIKE ME
Hey don’t knock Super Probotector. I liked that you played as robots! I thought they looked cool. I had no idea that this game was a sequel to Contra, which was called Gryzor over here.
Man. There are so many incredibly moments in this game.
The bit where you’re in the air hanging off a missile attached a helicopter and then the helicopter fires you off and you jump from missile to missile while in the air, so there must have been like a billion helicopters behind you all firing missiles at the end of level boss and you’re all Keanuing from missile to missile!
The bit where you’re on motorbikes and just crushing everything in your path because you’re super cool robots with infinite homing missiles and you’re on motorbikes!
The bit where the music goes quiet and you hear this THUD and then these giant claws come out and rip the background out and there’s this giant robot head you have to shoot!
The bit where you finish a level and then you see this map and then the camera goes ZOOOOOOOM and you’re playing this fantastic Mode 7 level and it’s incredible and you’re happy you bought a Super Nintendo!
The bit where you’re standing on a platform and then this plane comes out of nowhere and drops some bombs and then EVERYTHING IS ON FIRE GOD DAMN DO I LOVE THIS GAME.
This is a game where you play a schoolgirl that pulls fish out of the water and stuffs them in her backpack.
The comic kind of wrote itself.
The best Zelda? Yeah probably the best Zelda.
It was my first Zelda, so that’s definitely reason to look back at it fondly. I bought it without really knowing much about it besides a breathless review in Mean Machines magazine, and it’s funny looking back on it to see they really didn’t play much of it before giving it a great score.
I fired up my trusty SNES cartridge the other week and my save file still works! HOW DO NINTENDO CONTROL SUCH BIZARRE VOODOO MAGIC?!
Back when I rented Super Nintendo games a lot I rented Actraiser every weekend until one weekend the game wasn’t there and then the following weekend it was there again but when I rented it again my save game was gone and that’s the end of my Actraiser story the end.
If you or someone you know was picked on as a child because their parents bought them Math Blaster join our class action lawsuit, call now.
The worst pun I’ve ever done and I’m not even sorry.
Puyo Puyo is awesome! Some people might also know it as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, but either way it’s a furiously fiendish puzzle game about attacks and counter-attacks and counter-counter-attacks and I just love demolishing people in it with my super secret technique.
OK fine my super secret technique is just piling up everything on the left hand side and hoping chain reactions happen before I have to fill up all the right hand side I am not very good at videogames.
Worms is the greatest! I love Worms to bits. I even loved the Game Boy version, with its impossibly teeny tiny Worms on that itsy-bitsy screen. Of course many hours were spent on the PC version, and I would like to say once and for all that anyone using the Ninja Rope in Worms is a cheap-ass punk that I have no respect for.
(This comic was a bonus extra for my beloved Patreon supporters that I posted over a year ago – become a supporter for only $1 a month to get lots of behind the scenes goodies!)
I was first introduced to Tetris Battle Gaiden by my friends Paul and Brad, who kept raving on about how wonderful it was 15 years ago on IRC.
(IRC was…kinda like Twitter, I guess? Ask your parents about it)
And a little while later I got to play it with them – and a bunch of other people from IRC – in a cramped Holiday Inn hotel room for hours on end after hours during E3 in…’99, I think? While everyone else was out partying we were huddled around a crappy hotel TV having an absolute blast, we were dorks but we were happy.
It’s a great game, one of my favourite two player puzzle battle games ever, but man is it dense! You can spend weeks learning about all its weird and wonderful strategies.
Eh enough talking, check out this video of my pals playing it so many years later:
Street Fighter Alpha 2 is my favourite Street Fighter game, and the one game that’s been there for me through thick and thin ever since the day I first started playing it way back when. It’s such a perfectly balanced fighting game and I’m still learning new skills to develop in it every time I play. I can’t thank it enough for what it’s given me over the past 20 years.
I’ve rebought this damn game so many times I’ve lost count. It was the game I wanted a Saturn for first and foremost, and how crazy / awesome was it that there was a SNES version? I loved the SNES version!