Gaming sessions – 4 January 2009

Obviously I was enjoying my last weekend before heading back to work around that time 🙂

Anywho, played through a couple of retro games – first up are a few screen caps of Asterix on the SMS. This was the first game I bought for my SMS after I got it for my birthday back in 1992, and I bought it primarily based on the cover and the fact I liked the Asterix cartoons I saw on TV and the comics I read 🙂 Turned out to be an awesome purchase, it still holds up as a great platformer today.

The cool thing about it is that I actually finished the game in one sitting – I’d never finished it when I was a kid, so that was pretty awesome. The last screen is of the ending.

Next up is Rocket Knight Adventures, an absolute cracking piece of original IP from Konami on the Mega Drive. While the sequel was pretty lackluster on the SMD (must have been a different studio working on it), this one exudes charm, precision, beauty and a bit of typically Japanese quirkiness. I originally got this one for my birthday in… 1994 I think, I still remember playing it for a few minutes before school that day too!

I was actually sending the pics in this set to my brother who is teaching up in the country while I was playing – he paid me out for pausing the game to take screen shots, so there are a few in there I slipped in whilst trying not to die 😛

Finally there’s Jeffrey from Virtua Fighter Kids on the Saturn. Because he’s awesome.

Gaming sessions – 3 January 2009

This is the first of what will hopefully be an on-going series of image blogs. The image quality isn’t crazy-awesome, but I’m working on the basis of convenience, and since my mobile phone’s camera does a better job taking photos of images on a CRT than my point and shoot digital camera, this’ll suffice 🙂

For this session, I’ve got some snaps from Konami’s excellent licensed Mega Drive platformer, Tiny Toons: Buster’s Hidden Treasure, a few scenes from the intro of Zero Wing (aka the game that inspired the whole All Your Base thing from many years ago, see the Wikipedia entry if you missed it), and a couple of shots from everyone’s favourite mascot game, Segata Sanshiro Shinken Yugi 🙂

Click the thumbnails for full-sized images and commentary.

First post!

Awesome, the blog’s working 🙂 Fingers crossed I didn’t mangle anything when I tweaked the code!!

Anywho, I’m going to start adding some posts shortly. Watch this space!