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Gunblade NY [Wii] – Score Attack Remix Playthrough

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Random Game #39 – Arcade Hits Pack: Gunblade NY and L.A. Machineguns [Wii]

Arcade Hits Pack

When you have a video game collection like mine, it can be hard to play all of the games. This is especially true when additions are made on an almost weekly basis. Still, I appreciate nearly every game I’ve accumulated for this reason or that. In the hopes of improving my writing through continuous effort and promoting ongoing learning of these games, I’m going to compose brief, descriptive articles.

This is a surprise recent acquisition of mine. Having gone through a period seeking out arcade compilations on home consoles, this game was of course on my radar. But, I never found a copy in the price range I was expecting to pay. Just a few weeks ago, Jenny and I made a trip to the mall to get a filter for our fridge, and I felt like popping into GameStop. They had a display of heavily discounted Wii games along with loose GameCube and PS2 games. This was in the bunch, complete for a few dollars. Eureka, my search had ended! I also picked up Sin & Punishment: Star Successor for a few dollars as well; complete no less.

Both games hail from your movie theater lobby, circa 1999. Actually, Gunblade NY was released in 1995 while L.A. Machineguns followed in 1998, but you get my point. Sega was responsible for both, and since I haven’t played this compilation yet I can’t say with certainty, but I believe they were developed by Sega AM3. This compilation was originally released for the Wii in Australia on August 26, 2010, with releases following in Europe and North America on the 27th and 30th, respectively. After enjoying Ghost Squad, I’m looking forward to these. Plus, they’ll take around twenty or thirty minutes to beat and should provide a fun co-op experience.

Random Game #28 – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearer [Wii]

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers

When you have a video game collection like mine, it can be hard to play all of the games. This is especially true when additions are made on an almost weekly basis. Still, I appreciate nearly every game I’ve accumulated for this reason or that. In the hopes of improving my writing through continuous effort and promoting ongoing learning of these games, I’m going to compose brief, descriptive articles.

I’m drawing on a blank on where and when I acquire this game. I’ve played this game with a friend as it has limited co-op functionality. We played for about an hour, so we didn’t complete the game or anything, but what we experienced was enough to make me want to revisit it. Rather than a traditional Final Fantasy RPG system, or a Crystal Chronicles action-RPG system, this game was an action-adventure affair. I ran around as the player-character and interacted with a variety of objects, inspecting them and using them to fight enemies. My friend could do the same. There seemed to be a lot of diversity in the gameplay, a well-presented story, and colorful graphics and designs. A game I’ll have to revisit.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers was developed and published by Square Enix. It was released for the Wii in North America on December 26, 2009.

Random Game #22 – Super Mario Galaxy 2 [Wii]

Super Mario Galaxy 2

When you have a video game collection like mine, it can be hard to play all of the games. This is especially true when additions are made on an almost weekly basis. Still, I appreciate nearly every game I’ve accumulated for this reason or that. In the hopes of improving my writing through continuous effort and promoting ongoing learning of these games, I’m going to compose brief, descriptive articles.

According to GameRankings, this is the third best reviewed video game of all time, or at least, of a modern age. Just above it is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario Galaxy. I have played this game before… for a few minutes. I just purchased it this year so you can’t really blame me for not playing it too much yet. Then again, I somehow found time to play Heathcliff: The Fast and the Furriest, so maybe you can blame me… From what I’ve heard about this game, it’s Super Mario Galaxy with Yoshi and tougher stages, akin to Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Lost Levels, you know the real sequel). I’m looking forward to playing it, although I should really finish its predecessor first…

Super Mario Galaxy 2 was developed by Nintendo EAD (Entertainment Analysis & Development). It was published by Nintendo in North America on May 23, 2010.

Random Game #5 – Bit.Trip Complete [Wii]

Bit.Trip CompleteWhen you have a video game collection like mine, it can be hard to play all of the games. This is especially true when additions are made on an almost weekly basis. Still, I appreciate nearly every game I’ve accumulated for this reason or that. In the hopes of improving my writing through continuous effort and promoting ongoing learning of these games, I’m going to compose brief, descriptive articles.

The Bit.Trip series was one of the big things to happen to Nintendo’s WiiWare service. The series of six games had retro gameplay, a distinct graphical style, and chiptune soundtracks before every indie game had those specific bullet points. Gameplay was varied between each, but all contained fundamentally simple rule sets that were easy to learn, difficult to master. Like, really tough! A conceptual storyline following Commander Video connected the games together, but most of the fun was following the developer’s blog. Unique to this compilation are additional challenge stages for each game and a sampler sountrack.

Each game was developed by Gaijin Games (now known as Choice Provisions) and released onto the North American WiiWare service from March 16, 2009 to February 28, 2011.This compilation was published by Aksys Games on September 13, 2011.