Sunday, January 25, 2015

Backlog Blitz: NES, Week 12, "K-Street Shuffle"

Heyo! How's it going? I spent the week training new employees at work, which was fun. And I got in some time with more modern games. The highlight was Betrayer, which uses a color palette of white, black, and red. It's really fascinating, and pretty solid fun. An interesting story with multiple interpretations, stealth/action gameplay, and yeah, the color palette is cool. There's a free demo on Steam if you're interested. Anyway, I also played some old games, and that's what you're here for, right? So let's hit it! *record scratch* hit it!

Kid Icarus
Ah, this theme music is classic. And the weird way the screen loops around—it feels so intuitive but games never use it. Honestly, I wanted to Ice Climber to play like this. Shooting works well, the enemies are totally weird as expected from Hades, and it’s just…eh, this is a classic, because I say so.

King’s Quest V.
Heh. This is kinda witty. That said, point-and-click adventure games…are not exactly the NES’ forte. It could be fun though. I want to play the earlier games on PC before I say anything for sure, but I’m betting this is a pretty solid port.

Kirby’s Adventure
I like that the intro shows you how to draw Kirby and the start screen demo shows you a tutorial. Especially since I don’t have instruction manuals for any of these games. The enemy-copying and float jumps are so much fun… It’s up there with the great NES platformers, in my book. Controls are great, it’s different, it works well.

Kung Fu
I’m not going to lie and say I’m good at this game. By no means. But hot dang is this fun! Kicking hordes of mafuggers in their face, and then punching their friends in their stomach! It’s pure game. No story. But it’s fun and challenging. This kind of brawler gives me happy chills. (Unlike YOU, Double Dragon!) I like the Kung-Fu noises, too. They’re so awesome.