Gate of Thunder is one of the most famous shooters on the system. They pull off a lot of fantastic tricks with the hardware that Chris Covell himself would be proud of, but underlying that, is the years of experience the Technosoft staff and Red/Hudson have put into this exemplary shooter. Everything about it is precise, jaw dropping, and explosive. I can't imagine how it must have been to experience this in the 90's, but even years later, it's enough to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. And let's not forget a banging soundtrack. This is one of the reasons to own the system, and it's rightly regarded as one of the best shooters of the era - on any system.
Bomberman '93 was the first improvement to the basic formula of Bomberman. Here we see an improved single player campaign, far more interesting with vastly different stage themes (and some awesome music btw, some of my fave on the system - fun fact, Slammin' Sea used to be my alarm tone, and it's great). Really entertaining boss fights, and that's just the single player! Now in Multiplayer mode, we have all new arenas, each with quirks to stop things from getting stale (and to increase the mayhem dramatically - especially the teleport stage). Perhaps the great thing about Bomberman is the fact that it's so easy to pick up, but the difficulty curve between beginner and expert is still pretty fair to beginners. I've been playing for years, and I still lose, I still make daft mistakes. Some say this is the best original Bomberman, and while I prefer '94 slightly, there's not a lot in it.
_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
spenoza: Yeah, get some Richter up in that house.
Aug 9, 2023 14:06:01 GMT
audreyhepburn: I for one, enjoyed Castlevania Nocturne
Nov 8, 2023 23:15:11 GMT
tron: Lately hasbro is in bad shape spenoza.Beside there price increased for there toys and they still have distributing problems and recently they had a massive layoff and now there licensing out there ips. www.cnbc.com/2023/12/11/hasbro-layoffs-weak-to
Jan 4, 2024 9:12:15 GMT
spenoza: Yeah, but Wizards of the Coast is the one division that's actually profitable and making good ROI.
Jan 8, 2024 15:31:11 GMT