Naxat's Devil Crash is a widely acclaimed masterpiece. It wouldn't take long for more advanced ball physics to appear on other platforms, but in terms of playability, and sheer inventiveness, it's easy to argue that there's never been such a leap in terms of video pinball. Devil Crash was THE pinball game for a long time, and remains very playable to this day - and the PC Engine version is the definitive version. Graphically, it's a very well presented gothic theme, music is very good etc. This is one of those titles that evokes the "just one more turn" kind of feeling. Classic.
Air Zonk, is a Hudson adaptation of the prehistoric Bonk series into a futuristic shoot-em-up. As noted, the Cute-em-up Coryoon was something of a dry run for this game, featuring some similar mechanics. This game features a banging soundtrack, whacky enemies, and some top notch shooting action. This one is actually one of my fave shooters for the Engine, it's not too difficult, but it's also not afraid to try different things. You can join up with a friend halfway through a level to for a humungous beast with some insane firepower, or alternatively sometimes you can miniaturise yourself for help dodging bullets. Bosses are quite challenging, but very inventive (and very large). There isn't anything quite like this anywhere else, and it's great.
Posts: 314 Fave PCE Shooter: Mr. Heli, Salamander, Truxton Fave PCE Platformer: Bonk's Revenge, Liquid Kids, Parasol Stars Fave PCE Game Overall: Bomberman 93 Fave PCE RPG: Ys IV Dawn of Ys, Dungeon Explorer Currently Playing: Fatal Fury Special
_jash: SLG= Silly Lunatic Games/
Feb 2, 2023 19:04:13 GMT
tron: I hate strictlylimitedgames jash even more so when they get the rights for physical release of anything by taito.
Feb 5, 2023 11:22:34 GMT
spenoza: It occurs to me that this same limited physical release approach has hit other hobbies as well, like tabletop role playing games. Companies in that space that aren't Hasbro are all small and so they tend to do limited prints of books and then lean on pdfs.
Mar 8, 2023 20:23:43 GMT