Saturday, January 22, 2011

In Defense: Super Meat Boy

In all honesty, I should've gotten around to this fuckin' review waaaaaaaaaay earlier than I have. Super Meat Boy came out as a downloadable game for the Xbox 360 in October, and it sure as hell came out with a bang. Not only did review sites rave about it, giving it insanely high scores, but it also came out for a discount during its first week on the e-market, meaning those that were interested enough to get it right when it came out were on the receiving end of a nice little bonus. That's not to say that SMB is only worth its weight in cash at a fact it's quite the opposite, and I almost feel like a thief for purchasing such a gilded creation at its lower discount price.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One of Square's little secrets

Just found this nifty little article. It seems that an NES game has surfaced, which was made by Square but never released for the system. It had a release on the MSX, but never made it to Nintendo Systems.

Aliens NES feature on 1up

Pretty cool if you ask me. The playthrough of the game takes around 13 minutes, so it's not terribly long. If this game was released at the time, it probably would've been pretty fuckin sweet! Upgrades to weapons, non-linear level design (sort of), and tons of other pickups to find...for a game created in 1987, that's pretty good. My only gripe is that the final boss is pretty terribly done.

It kinda blows my mind that this game has just suddenly shown up after not being seen for so long. Finding a brand new NES game in 2011? That just seems insane! Check it out!