I’ve decided to take this time to fill you all in on what I’ve been playing as of late. As you know, my normal schedule for such blogs is once a month, but since I’ve already played about seven games so far, I figured why not now.
Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
This was the next game in the line of unfinished games that I was trying to finish. My roadblock became a boss at the halfway point by the name of Saint Germain. His ability to poison with a special strike and speeding up time to make the poison more effective was pretty frustrating.
I’m taking a break from finishing the unfinished for now to play some games that I haven’t touched. In the time I was doing it I was able to get through eight games. Not to shabby if I do say so myself.
This was an unplanned purchased when it was released last week on the PlayStation Network. I never knew it was becoming multi-platform until I noticed VixDiesel and s0njas0n playing it. It’s pretty expensive at $10 for something as simple as Uno is. I was drawn to such a casual game for the sole reason to do something to pass the time while “shooting the shit” as they say. In that regard it has worked well.
As far as where I am in the game. I’ve beaten the game offline in the tournament mode and had a number of matches against the previously mentioned light-hearted gals.
I busted this game out for some fun on the SNES with usagi704. After some complains of “reversed controls” regarding the pass and shoot buttons, we were able to compete head-on without any perceived barriers.
In the final match-up I chose the L.A. Clippers and usagi picked the Chicago Bulls. To keep this in perspective, the game was released in 1993, which means that these are likely reflecting the 1992 NBA season where the Bulls were in the middle of their first “three-peat.” I ended up winning by 5 points. I guess I’m that good. :lol:
WWF Super Wrestlemania
I have played both versions of this one and the main draw to the Genesis version is the inclusion of finishing moves. It was the reason that I bought it, but upon playing with them I found the implementation not so great.
Unlike its sequel, Royal Rumble, you don’t need to have the opponent low on health to perform the move. Just do it whenever you want. That sounds great until you realize that some can be abused (ie: British Bulldog). Others are outright useless like Ultimate Warrior’s splash.
Another problem was that in the Survivor Series mode it doesn’t seem possible to switch characters on the apron of the three available. At least that was easy with the Select button in the SNES version. If the Genesis game can do it could someone let me know how? Thanks.
In closing I’d also like to quickly mention that I started up Conan and Tetris (NES & GB). Until next time, thanks for reading!