Hart & Usagi #69: The Super SNES

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It’s time for another scintillating Hart & Usagi Podcast episode. We talk about DigitalTrends.com’s Top 25 SNES games article, the cancelled Jak 4, and we get excited for announced titles such as Mafia 3, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, and Dark Souls III. All this and more!

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* Here Are The Top 25 Games That Made The SNES, Well, Super
* USgamer Community Question: Which is Best – Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis?
* Consumers complain to FCC about ‘data caps’
* Beautiful Concept Art from Naughty Dog’s Jak and Daxter 4 Canceled Game Surfaces
* Scathing Nikkei Report Hints At Shameful Treatment Of Staff By Dictatorial Konami Management
* PlayStation Game-Streaming Service Officially Hits PS Vita Tuesday
* Need for Speed Series Had Too Many Games, Too Quickly, Dev Says
* Why New Need for Speed for Xbox One/PS4/PC Is Always-Online
* Activision Blizzard CEO Donates $50,000 to Chris Christie Presidential Bid
* Reddit bans some of its most well-known racist communities
* Mafia 3 Tackles Racism and the Vietnam War in 1960s New Orleans
* Why Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is a Frontrunner for Gamescom’s Best Game
* Dark Souls III is Faster, Smoother, and More Fluid Than its Predecessors
* 90 Minutes with Dark Souls III Put My “Sequelitis” Fears to Rest
* Street Fighter 5 is a Bolder Reinvention Than Looks Suggest
* Crackdown 3 to Include “100 Percent Destructible Environments”
* Crackdown 3 Destruction Restricted to Multiplayer
* Sony’s New PS4 Projector Costs As Much As The Console
* Sony Explains Decision to Increase PlayStation Plus Three Month Subscription Price in Europe
* PS4 System Update 3.00 Adds Twitter Video, YouTube Broadcasts, and More
* Resident Evil 2 Remake Confirmed
* Wow, Spotify’s New Privacy Policy is Atrocious

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Two Games Beat, Two Games Revived

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GAMES FINISHED
I’m happy to report that I’ve added two more games to my finished list for 2010.

Yesterday I beat Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil with all of the Momett Dolls. I only had to go back and get the last star from The Ark Revisited level, which is the most difficult to get in the game by far. It looks easy in this video, but it’s not. In fact, I had Usagi704 do it for me when he was available. At least I got all of the others.

The other game I finished was Final Fight One on GBA earlier today. I mainly played that game to get “Mad Geared” up, if you will, for Final Fight: Double Impact. Check out the sweet press kit that has the soundtrack on cassette!

All eight finished games can be viewed here.

SECRET OF MANA
I hate to keep bring this up, but I do have three additional games that I’m selling.

If you’d like to purchase one or more of the following games from me please PM me with the titles of the ones you’re interested in. At that time I’ll provide you with photos of the product. They’ve all been tested and are in working order. Any major wear and tear on them were from previous owners. All prices include shipping. Payments are to be made through PayPal as a Personal Gift.

Daxter (PSP; disc only; $3)

God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP; complete; $8)

Secret of Mana (SNES; complete; $60)

The rest are listed here.

DOWNLOADED GAMES
Along with Final Fight: Double Impact, I’m also thinking of tripling my beat-’em-up pleasure with Revenge of the Wounded Dragons. If anybody has already played it, please leave your thoughts below.

After not hearing about Rocket Knight for awhile, it finally got a more firm date and new trailer. I’m also happy to see a new attempt at the long forgotten Konami game Rush’n Attack (aka Green Beret) with a trailer for Rush’n Attack: Ex-Patriot.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

eBay SNES Games incl. Secret of Mana

As I mentioned a week ago, I had bought two SNES games off of eBay both from the same seller. The first is Super Double Dragon (game only) and because of a few bucks off of shipping charges, I decided to select another. If eStarland.com had this game it would’ve been $30 more for the same complete copy so that’s why I went for Secret of Mana.

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Details: Box | Game | Manual | Map | Poster

As you can see from the above photos, the contents are in great shape. These hard-to-find games are ones that I’ve been looking for and it’s great to no longer have to.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos or Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. I did find them both locally, but neither worked at all even after much cleaning and testing. Those would’ve completed the Ninja Gaiden NES trilogy for me. Some other time I guess.

Usagi704’s copy of Street Fighter II on the SNES didn’t work for him, but it did for me. My copy, however, did work for him so we did a quick trade, SFII for SFII. We tried the same thing with Cybernator, but that didn’t work out regardless of which copy it was. One is better than none, though.

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Other local purchases were Killzone Liberation, Haze, and another hard-to-find SNES game and Capcom beat-’em-up, Knights of the Round.

Possible upcoming topics
The resume of my Game of the Year series with 1998 and some type of high score challenge for all to take part in.