Friday, February 19, 2010

The Best SNES Game and Zelda Game of All Time!?

Another classic in the books. It was my first time but I finally put to rest Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. According to everyone, this is considered the best Legend of Zelda game of all time. Well, I might have to agree. I did enjoy myself playing through this game. The grahpics were nice, and the game play was great. There was a ton a new items to get and the story was quite epic. I starting to think this is the best SNES game on this system.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is not either a sequel nor a prequel to the previous NES games. This is pretty much a whole different story, setting, and world. Link doesn't know who Zelda is and Zelda doesn't know who Link is. The story explains it self in the start of the game where Gannon was trying to take the power of the Triforce but the so called wise men sealed Gannon away to another alter world called Dark World. Meanwhile, an evil wizard Agahnim, was on the verge of breaking the seal to release Gannon. While doing this, he has sent the seven wise men into Dark World and was after Princess Zelda next. This is when Zelda communicates to Link while Link is at home asleep. And so, his adventure begins.

The whole purpose of the game is to rescue Zelda and the seven wise men who have been sent to the Dark World. Before doing so you must get the Master Sword and rescue Zelda first. Once this is done, the evil wizard Agahnim sends you on your way to the Dark World to get rid of you. In Dark World you must conquer 7-8 dungeons. Each dungeon contains a boss and one of the seven wise men. Each time you beat these dungeons, you also grab an important item to help you along your way. One you have completed all your tasks, and brabbed all your items now it's time to face Agahnim and Gannon. The seven wise men break the seal around Gannon castle and so begins your final quest. Once you defeat Agahnim and defeat Gannon, the Dark World is no more and Link returns back to Hyrule and everything is all back to normal.

Wow! What a game. If I were to decide which SNES game is the best so far between, Super Castlevania IV, Super Metroid, or Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, well, I have to give the nod to Link to the Past for now. And so ends another Zelda game in my Zelda game collection. My next game is on GameBoy. The next adventure is Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Best SNES Game of All Time!?

Yes and no or maybe I haven't decided just yet. Last night I finally put to rest what some gamers have claimed to be the best SNES game during the life run of the SNES. Well after I concluded Metroid 2 on GameBoy, I quickly got on eBay and bought Super Metroid. I believe I began playing this game in late November and finished it on January 1, 2010. So does this game surpass Metroid 2? YES IT DOES!!! I commented on Metroid 2 once I beat it and stated I did not like that game. But don't worry cause Super Metroid / Metroid 3 makes up for it. What Metroid 2 lacked Super Metroid made up for it.

The game starts off with a odd intro screen with a lab of scientists already killed and the baby Metroid, which you saved in Metroid 2's conclusion, being held in a chamber. When you began the game everything becomes clear. You get to watch the intro as it starts off with:

"The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace."

While Samus handed over the baby Metroid to the scientists trouble began as Samus wasn't to far off into space when she gets a distress call from the space station she left. She arrives only to find all the research scientists killed and the baby Metroid missing. You find the baby Metroid only to be taken away by Ridely. And so your new quest begins as you must go back to the planet you first played back in Metroid on NES and find out what's going on and who is behind all this. When you arrive back on the Planet Zebes, you get to explore the old familiar settings from the NES version of Metroid but once you go deeper in the game, you get to see that Planet Zebes is pretty huge compared to it on Metroid on NES. Like in any other Metroid game, you explore the planet, kill off a ton of creatures that get in your way, find power ups, and this time around gain as many energy tanks than ever before. The new things in this game are the new weapons and the new save feature which can be found in ceratin rooms spread through out the whole planet. Oh yeah, no more passwords!

You ask, how many bosses we have this time around? There are five mini bosses which get in your way before you meet up with the big bosses, and five huge, big time bosses to cap off each section of the Planet Zebes. Not a bad list of bosses. My only gripe about them is why do we have to use the missle rockets against them? What's the point of using your beams if they won't work against them? The key to the game is to find all the weapons, power ups, upgrades, and beat all the bosses so that once you do so, the lair where Mother Brain is hiding is unlocked. Speaking of Mother Brian, yes, it's back. Once you reach Mother Brain you battle it just like you did in the NES game but once you defeated it you think's it's over? Nope! Mother Brain comes back in a tall like monster trying to take you out. During the fight, once you have her beaten, there's a moment where she actually beats you, drains all your energy, and is about to deliver the final blow till the baby Metroid, which isn't a baby anymore, comes to save you! It actually gives up it's life for you just to give you incredible powers to defeat Mother Brain. How sweet! Once you defeat Mother Brain, you must escape the planet within 2-3 minutes, hope back on your ship and MISSION ACCOMPLISH!!!

I must say I was quite impressed with the final battle with Mother Brain. Just when you think you had that thing beat, it comes back to beat you and for a moment you think the game is cheating against you but it's all part of the story. What a game! The game stats for me were 9 HRS and I was able to find 87% of the items on Planet Zebes. So, is Super Metroid the best game on the SNES? My answer- not yet! I have yet to play more SNES to make a decision on this question for myself. So far Super Castlevania IV is the best but I would rank Super Metroid #2 for now. I'm still trying to complete Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and other great SNES titles. I can't rank any other games just yet. On the plus side, now I can go ahead and play the Metroid Prime Trilogy series on my Wii now. :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Changes & More SNES Items!!

I've been too quiet on the SNES side of things but latley I've picked up some more SNES items so I have not forgotten about the SNES. New games I got for the SNES are Super Metroid (Which I'm currently playing right), I did have Super Mario All-Stars but some jackass on eBay gave me a shitty cart so I gave it back to him and got my refund for it. I also gained X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse, Super Ghouls 'N Ghost, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. I also managed to change the layout of this blog since the old one was too small and I couldn't fit anything in it either.

One last note: I'm also playing Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past but right now that game is on hold till I beat Super Metroid first.

Halloween Havoc - Super Castlevnia IV

Castlevania Mania continues even through the month of November and December. A couple of weeks ago I finally got around to try out the next installment of the Castlevania series - Super Castlevania IV on the SNES this time. And let me tell you, the word "Super" is used correctly in this game. Unlike the other three games, Super Castlevania IV has better controls, and better game play. No more difficult jumping, attacking, and stiff controls while trying to control Simon Belmont. The big plus about this game is now you can use your whip and hit in eight directions. Freakin’ sweet!

It seems Super Castlevania IV is a remake of the first Castlevania game on NES. Simon Belmont is still the main hero but the entire game feels like a remake. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? It’s a good thing! I mean, after going through hell in Castlevania, and Castlevania 3, it looks as though Komani was probably feeling sorry for the difficulty in those games and made this game a enjoyable one and somewhat easy to play through. I did run into some frustrating moments in the game with some stages and bosses but I managed to get through them quite easily. It only took me 2 days to beat this game and man those were some great 2 days cause this game did not disappoint.
The villains for Super Castlevania IV were all the same ones seen from the previous games but with some news ones. New enemies in the game were a huge giant rock monster, a ghost of a dancing couple, a huge skull sticking his tongue out, a two headed viper, a bat made of nothing but gold and treasures, and a gargoyle. Towards the end when reaching Dracula, you had to fight almost 4 bosses on your walk towards the Count’s room. Seems like they ran out of levels or ideas to put them in so I’m guessing they decided to put them in your way on the final stage. Dracula was really not hard at all. I mean, sure, he was hard the first time I met him cause I didn’t know what the hell I was doing but after a few minutes of looking at his attacks and timing, I finally pinned him down and what does he do once he’s defeated? He transforms into……………NOTHING!!? WTF!? No transformation? Wow! Thanks Konami! I was somewhat disappointed but at the same time I wasn’t. I thought it was an awesome, fair, fight between me and Dracula himself.
What a way to conclude such a great game. So far I’ve played four Castlevania games and so far Super Castlevania IV is at the top of my list. Such great controls, graphics, and game play; Super Castlevania IV is the best and shows you why the Super Nintendo is playing with POWER!! SUPER POWER!!! Four Castlevania games in the book and the next one I was going to get my hands on was on the SONY Playstation – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night but I found someone who sold me the SEGA Genesis version of Castlevania…..

Coming up next: Castlevania: Bloodlines

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chrono Finally Arrives and More SNES Games Added Too!!


More SNES game have arrive in my hands. I managed to pull off some purchases but still these games are quite pricey. Finally, Chrono Trigger, TMNT IV: Turtles in Time, Contra III and Axelay are now in my
collection. The three games of TMNT, Contra and Chrono must of costs me just about $60 and more. These are the most expensive SNES games just like Mega Man X3 and Mega Man VII. TMNT IV is considered to be the best beat'em up games ever. Personally I prefer the 1st TMNT arcade game but everyone states TMNT: Turtles in Time was better. Not really. Chrono Trigger is mentioned as one of the best looking RPG's to hit the SNES console at it's time in 1995. As for Contra III, well, it's freakin' Contra. I purchased Chrono Trigger off of eBay on June 1st for about $40. I purchased TMNT IV and Contra III of off Nintendo Age for about $27 overall just this past weekend. That's about $13.50 per game in which eBay was selling both these games at around $20 and more. Oh and Axelay was also bought from Nintendo Age for $7 as well.

Thanks go out to jeffg over at Nintendo Age for both TMNT IV & Contra III.

Thanks go out to gamemaster30 over at Nintendo Age for Axelay.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mega Man X x 2......Get It!?

Two, make that, 2 Mega Man X games arrived on my mail box this week alone. Awesome! I remember beating Mega Man X and it was freakin' hard as hell. Well now I have Mega Man X2 to see what goes on in that game. Yes, there is a Mega Man X3 which will be mine one day but right I'm not ready to cough up $50 for it just yet. I now own 2/3 Mega Man X games and I still gotta get Mega Man VII too! One more X to go!!!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

2 More SNES Games Have Arrived!

Two nights ago I got Donkey Kong Country off of eBay for $13 and got my hands on it in the mail on Saturday. Today I just received Super Mario World which costs me $11. So, pretty much I almost have all the Nintendo 1st party games. All is left is Super Mario Kart, Super Mario All-Stars and that damn Super Metroid game. I managed to also get Killer Instinct too. Not a bad price of $8.95. I haven't gotten that one yet in the mail but it isn't too far behind. :) So here's what I got over the past three days: