Saturday, March 5, 2016

Backlog Blitz: Master System, Week Two, "Vanished Enjoyment"

Want to know what I'm obsessed with replaying? "Brotherhood of Man" by Motorhead. Want to know what I'm not obsessed with replaying? THESE GAMES.

Ancient Ys: Vanished Origin

So the graphics are pretty bog-standard, the combat isn’t amazing, the dialogue is okay, the controls are okay, the music is terrible… Basically, this is about par for the course for a Master System game, is what I’m saying. It’s not horrid, just…lackluster? I’m not feeling any draw. There’s no desire to keep playing.

Bubble Bobble

Um? It’s…it’s Bubble Bobble? What more do you want from me?

Cool Spot

You know how sometimes it’s really obvious that a company is trying desperately to have a hip, cool mascot? Cool Spot is one of those attempts. It fails on so many levels. That is all.

Cyber Shinobi

This is the anti-Ninja Gaiden. Slow, clunky, unfun. And you see that bar across the top half of the screen? There’s no way to make that disappear. Seriously. This is…pretty atrocious. Everything about it is sub-sub-par. The controls suck, the sound sucks, the gameplay sucks... The only good thing is the graphics, which aren't too bad.