Bond 50

A couple of weeks ago I was watching For Your Eyes Only. It’s the 1981 Bond film starring Roger Moore. In fact, it’s the only one I like out of his tenure as 007. I skipped the opening pre-title sequence because it seemed to be their way to quickly kill off Blofeld after they lost the rights to use the character plus it has zero to do with the story post-titles.

During the viewing I started to feel a want for a better quality video transfer. I do, after all, own every film up to The World Is Not Enough of the early 2000s Special Edition DVDs. This is something I don’t usually care about one way or the other, but for whatever reason I did this time. I started looking for Blu-ray releases and found reviews on Blu-Ray.com of singles of the whole “Bond 50” anniversary set. I decided to purchase just the few I really enjoy so as to get what I want without breaking the bank for the $200 set.

I found the five I wanted at Target (The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill, and Tomorrow Never Dies) and at Wal-Mart (For Your Eyes Only and Goldeneye). I was happy to see that all of the many extras which were on my DVD versions were also present here along with, sometimes, more (ie: a third ‘Eyes Only audio commentary by Roger Moore).

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RRW6 – Day 7: Summary

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TOMORROW NEVER DIES
In the last day for RRW for myself, I played some more of this game. I completed two more levels. There are two left, but time, again was limited. Oh well. Here’s those screenshots of my level ending stats.

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SUMMARY
Here’s the list of games that I played over the last seven days.

Mega Man 8
Bubble Bobble
Operation Wolf
Return of the Invaders
Space Invaders Part II
Rastan
Operation Thunderbolt
Thunder Fox
Fatal Fury 2
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Aladdin
Wolfenstein 3D
Tomorrow Never Dies
Twisted Metal
Rage Racer
Mega Man X4
Final Fight CD

18 games in total made up my week of retro goodness. For those that still have two days left have fun!

RRW6 – Day 4: PlayStation Explosion

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TOMORROW NEVER DIES
Continuing with this game from the day before, I completed four more missions with only a few left. Here’s the results of those missions.

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TWISTED METAL
The game really was much improved with the sequel about a year later. However, there’s no denying that the majority of what the first game was made the core of the series that’s still fun today. I was able to get past the the first one-on-one battle and the “triple threat,” but after that it became pretty difficult.

RAGE RACER
I played a number of races in this game totalling around 53 minutes of game time. It’s a pretty relaxing game and I can atest to that since I was surprised that I had played that long. The screenshots below show my first and my best race ranking and stats.

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And who says that trophies are a recent thing for PlayStation games? Rage Racer has them. :P :D

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That’s it for today. Catch you tomorrow when I expect to hit up Mega Man X4 for a run. Until then, Retro Rules! :)

RRW6 – Day 3: 007

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WOLFENSTEIN 3D
I played some more of this game today. This time using god mode and the password to the boss that I stopped at yesterday. The game is definitely longer than I expected.

My progress was finishing Mission 5; Floor 1 with a score of 134,290.

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TOMORROW NEVER DIES
In this PS1 007 game, I played and completed the pre-title missions, of which there were two. My level ending stats for both levels can be seen below.

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Today was a much shorter day for gaming, but that should change later this week if not tomorrow.

Retro Rules! :)

Retro Revival Week Game List

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Here’s the 17 games that I plan on trying to play during next week’s Retro Revival Week.

GAMES I MUST PLAY
Mega Man X4 (PS)
Mega Man 8 (PS)
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (GEN)
Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)
Fatal Fury 2 (SNES)
Tomorrow Never Dies (PS)
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN)
Taito Legends (PS2)
Twisted Metal (PS)

GAMES THAT I MAY PLAY
Aladdin (SNES)
Brawl Brothers (SNES)
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (PS)
One (PS)
Rage Racer (PS)
Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS)
Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)

Retro Rules! :)

Mega Games 38X

With the cash that I received I went out and grabbed 19 new additions to my collection. The grand total is now 309! Two NES games that I had that didn’t work out were Bases Loaded and Gradius. I did have a third game, Bad Dudes, that I tried to get in the past and this was the third time and it was the charm.

Altered Beast (GEN) – game only; poor
Contra 4 (DS) – new
Tomorrow Never Dies (PS) – complete; bad
The World Is Not Enough (PS) – complete; fair
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PSP) – complete; great
Mega Man X (SNES) – complete; excellent

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Details: Mega Man X | TND, TWINE, Darkstalkers, Contra 4, & Altered Beast

Virtua Racing (GEN) – game only; great
Samurai Shodown (SNES) – game only; excellent
Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES) – game only; great
Crue Ball (GEN) – game only; good
Road Rash II (GEN) – game only; excellent
Time Lord (NES) – game only; great
Bad Dudes (NES) – game only; excellent
Ninja Gaiden (NES) – game only; excellent
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES) – game only; great
Rygar (NES) – game only; great
Mega Man 3 (NES) – game only; excellent
Mega Man 8 (PS) – new
Raiden III (PS2) – new

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Details: Samurai Shodown, Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest, Crue Ball, Virtua Racing, & Road Rash II | Mega Man 8 & Raiden III | Time Lord, Bad Dudes, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania II, Rygar, & Mega Man 3

Condition scale: Excellent, Great, Good, Fair, Bad, Poor