Back in the early 1990s a lot of the games I enjoyed were Midway arcade titles. When it came time to port them to home consoles Acclaim were usually the ones to do it. I had a Super Nintendo and Smash TV became Super Smash TV, Mortal Kombat II surprised us all with its major improvements over the first game’s conversion, and NBA Jam: Tournament Edition had a larger roster and battery saves.
This brings me to the Game Boy and its many ports of Midway games namely NBA Jam. At the time I had the original game for it and the controls were odd with Turbo on the Start button. Not the most comfortable way to play. Sadly my recent purchase of NBA Jam TE didn’t change this or help with using passwords. At least the roster was larger.
R-Type is the notoriously difficult shoot-’em-up from Irem. Upon a port to the Game Boy the original cartridge had both R-Type I and II. A number of “DX” releases of black and white games were colored when put out for the Game Boy Color. R-Type DX was one such title. It had R-Type I and II in color and had a “combined challenge” (as Giant Bomb put it) for R-Type DX.
I’m not much of a shoot-’em-up fan, but I look forward to getting my ass kicked by this cart nonetheless.
On a side note, I accompanied Usagi704 to GameStop the night he picked up his copy of Metal Gear Rising: Revengence. Here’s some video footage of it.
Of course, because I went back to get exchanges for the three NES games that didn’t work for me, I did end up getting more. Those I’ll be showing soon. Next up, however, is photos of the circuit boards for all four Street Fighter games on the SNES.
A few minutes ago I saw a picture of the awesome pre-order bonus that comes with R-Type Command for the PSP. It’s a replica of the R-9a “Arrowhead” and also includes the Force (its famous power-up weapon). Check out the photo here.
During this past week IGN revealed what they felt were the top ten most difficult games to beat. After viewing the list, I can say that I definitely agree with all of the games that were placed there. While I’ve only played a handful of the games on the list, I can atest to the legendary toughness of the other five from what I’ve seen and/or read over the years. Now onto the list.
10. Ninja Gaiden Black
9. Devil May Cry 3
5. Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts
4. F-Zero GX
2. Mega Man