Saturday, April 30, 2016

Backlog Blitz: Master System, Week Ten, "A Lackluster Finish"

FINALLY. I'm finally done. No more Master System games. Thank you! THANK YOU! PRAISE THE INCANDESCENT SUN! OH IT'S GOOD TO BE FREE. FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST! (No, I am not comparing playing the Sega Master System to slavery and the civil rights movement). 

Star Wars

Wow, this is awful on so many levels I can't even begin to comprehend it. 

Streets of Rage

I want to start off by saying I LOVE the overall aesthetic of this game. The neon signs, the wacky-looking opponents... It's all very 80s cyberpunk and that makes me immensely happy. But...why am I fighting a man in assless chaps? Why is there input lag? Why do I only punch? The game is good, but has some issues... 


Gotterdammerung. The jumps in this game take literal seconds to finish. The hang time is ridiculous and make the game...not that fun to play... Overall it just feels like a bad port of the NES Strider

Thunder Blade

One-hit kills, no powerups, and ground enemies you apparently can't kill. I'm calling shenanigans. If those elements were fixed, this would be a halfway decent game

Time Soldiers

It's just another flipping terrible Ikari Warriors clone, but with time travel. ARGH. 

Zool - Ninja of the Nth Dimension

Mario meets Ninja Gaiden meets a Chupa Chups ad. It does not make good things. It makes slidey controls, imprecise platforming, and stupid stuff.