Retro Revival Week – Day 2: Load Failed!

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Day number two for Retro Revival Week started with helping Usagi704 by taking photos while he was playing Guilty Gear. As much as he likes to keep telling me otherwise, I still like this specific screenshot that I took.

Anyways, onto the games.

The first game of the day was Mortal Kombat II for the SNES. I chose Scorpion (not a usual choice) and I was able to perform a somewhat difficult combo majority of the time. I’d do a deep cross-up jump kick and immediately catch my opponent with the Spear followed up with the classic uppercut. Soon, however, I lost the fourth match to Raiden, but not before making Jax take the plunge. :lol:

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Next up was WWF Royal Rumble. I chose “The Bad Guy” to take on this game’s madness. Yeah!

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I used the Razors Edge to finish off the final guy to win in 6 minutes and 25 seconds.

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A little while later I was ready for some Genesis action. I had a saved game on Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2 via the Sega Genesis Collection that I wanted to continue with. Unfortunately, it was not to be. I don’t know how it happened, but…just take a look.

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After that wonderful disappointment, I quickly switched back to my Super Nintendo for some NBA action (and, no, it doesn’t star David Robinson) in the form of NBA Jam TE. I decided to go with my home state’s Cleveland Cavs.

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The Huston Rockets stepped up to become my opponents only to get dunked on.

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The 3rd quarter was a close one, but then I took a huge lead in the 4th to win with a final score of 54-25.

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All in all the second day of retro goodness was great even if I did have a corrupted Sega Genesis Collection save on my memory card.

Have an awesome Day 3!

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GBA Madness…and Some PS2

Within the past month the following games are the newest additions to my collection. All games were new and for $20.

Sega Genesis Collection (PS2)
Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA)
Sonic Advance 3 (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA), exception – free

These next two games were Christmas gifts.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (PS2)
Capcom Classics Mini Mix (GBA)

Now Playing: December ’06

“Now Playing” is back at ya with last month’s carry over of Mortal Kombat II via the SNES and Final Fight One for the GBA.

Games that I’ve finished were: Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Ridge Racer V, and Astro Boy: Omega Factor.

Astro Boy was a surprisingly simple yet somewhat difficult game that was extremely fun to play. I still like going back to it. The same can be said for Ridge Racer V even though it’s super short. That’s to be expected since the game’s on a CD and not a DVD. CoD’s Big Red One is unlike any of the other games from that series. It’s story sticks with one group of guys instead of shifting off to a different group right before you get to know the characters. It’s also a bonus that a couple of the cast members from the Band of Brothers mini-series did the voice work.

A game that I’m close to finishing is Gears of War. I’m near the end of the train segment with the big baddie that was the first to take out one of the Delta squad members earlier in the game.

Other games that I put my hands on this month were: Half-Life 2, Call of Duty 3 (PS2), Sonic Advance 3, Assault Heroes, Sega Genesis Collection (PS2), Capcom Classics Mini Mix, and Street Fighter II Turbo.

The Sega Genesis Collection had all new games, at least to me. I never had a Genesis during the 16-bit era so whether I knew of the games included or not, I had never played any of them before. I liked the two Sonic the Hedgehog games way more than I thought that I would. What helps with that is that you can save your game anywhere and at anytime. It’s just like “save states” in PC emulation. It’s an awesome feature that I’m super happy that was added thanks to Digital Eclipse! Shinobi III, Comix Zone, and five early Sega arcade games (ie: the original Altered Beast) are there to sweeten the pot. RPG fans will be really pleased that no less than four games from that genre are on this PS2 disc. The lesser known Sword of Vermilion and Phantasy Star II, III, and IV. Other multi-game series’ included in the package are Ecco the Dolphin (3), Golden Axe (3), Shinobi (2), and Vectorman (2).

All in all it was a great month of gaming!