Cave Story is a 2D platforming-shooter. It was released in 2004 on freeware, but it has been recently updated and released on steam. I saw it there and was like woah cool! The reason the title is Cave Story+ is because I got the upgraded version from the Humble Bundle #4 (I had to pay the average price though). It is a fun little retro indie game that has many good features about it.
The game is like an Super Nintendo game almost, you use the arrow keys to jump and z (or the key you set it as) to jump and x to shoot. You have multiple weapons to use, you have to set buttons to change them quickly to prepare for any battle. There is a total of 10 guns to choose from, you start out with a Polar Star, a pistol that you can shoot pretty rapidly. You have an HP bar that can be upgraded by health capsules you find throughout the game. With your weapons they upgrade by gaining experience. You gain experience by killing enemies and collecting the golden triangles that fall. You lose the experience though when you get hit so you have to be careful. The max level is 3 and the gun is upgraded and sometimes changes to using a new ability.
The game features a fun little story about you being inside of an island. You find out that you are a soldier robot from the surface but you have no memory of anything, not even you name. You travel around and fall into a town of Mimigas, little rabbit people. You land on King, the village leader, who is fighting with Toroko about how she needs to give him the key to Arthur’s (the dead Mimigas’ hero) house in order to get Sue. Toroko who is Sue’s friend refuses to give the key to King the key. The Doctor; who is the main antagonist, wants Sue and has been taking the Mimigas of the village. Toroko hides herself in the shack on the west side of town. You walk in and you are hit on the back of the head. You calm Toroko down and Balrog, a little square dude breaks into the shack and Misery, a witch, takes Toroko thinking she is Sue. You preceded through the game in an attempt to save her and are tied up in an adventure to find you memories and get off the island. There are 3 endings so there is always some replayability too, and some weapons and items are only available by decisions made earlier in the game.
It has a very nice retro feel along with upgraded graphics and some new music. You can always change back to the original graphics and music, although its a little pixely like the original. There is a lot of cool things they add in to make you feel more happy and upbeat during the game. It has a warm tone that gets serious at points and really fits the games well.
It is just an overall amazing retro-ish Indie game that you can get sucked into so easily and spend hours at a time playing. For ten dollars its a little high on steam when you can just get it for free. If you want to have upgraded graphics you can pay but you really don’t need to. But if your lazy and have extra cash go right ahead and have lots of FUN!
Earthbound is a game for the Super Nintendo that was made in 1995. It is renowned for having good graphics for the time, being ahead of its time for RPGs, and being hilarious at times.
It has an awesome system for everything. When you enter a battle with an enemy, you see them on the screen and if they approach you from behind or you approach them from behind you get a starting attack. The battle system may be basic but it works so well, you can either attack, use Psi, or use an item. Psi is basically magic that your characters will use. During battle many funny things can happen, when I was battling an old man one of his turns was rambling about his problems with young people!
The story is that Giygas is going to take over, which you find out after meteorite falls from the sky and you are woken up. Giygas has traveled back in time and it is your job to defeat him. Buzz Buzz who was the future earths savior and is now a bug comes and tells you that the future earth is fucked and you have to save it. There are 8 points in the earth that will give you enough power to defeat Giygas.
The whole game has little jokes about everything and you burst out laughing. For example, the Chief Policeman tells you that you should stay home and play Nintendo games.
Voxatron is a 3D arcade style shooter that was debuted at the last Humble Bundle, a pay what you want, DRM-free, cross-platform, and helps charity bundle (I took all of that from their site). Voxatron is still in alpha and is being developed by Lexaloffle Games. The game provides a main story (not really a story, it’s just you shooting stuff) and a very well made level designer. All of this is packaged in an amazing, retro-styled game.
Voxatron features very few gameplay mechanics that are very reminiscent of older games. It features 3 controls, Z to jump X to shoot and the WASD or arrow keys to move (you can change this). You move to different levels by killing all the enemies that spawn. You move to different rooms through doorways that open after the enemies die. There are different blasters you can pick up that do more damage or shoot more. These are very basic mechanics, but are not without variety that makes the game very addicting.
Voxatron has an arcade-like menu that you can use your mouse with. There is a score in the top right-hand corner that goes up for hitting or killing enemies and eating foods. With you running around and shooting these guys coming at you get the retro-arcade feel that I love and the UGH when you player dies and you start over, and/or the happiness of a high-score.
Voxatron is a fun arcade game that retro and new gamers alike will love and cherish for their time messing around and getting their high scores.
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This week I am reviewing the game above, its a RPG strategy that is poking fun at many things about RPGs. For example, the maidens can only wear cloth and skimpy cloth! One line in the game is “Curse these modern spells, like depression.”
The story follows Drake, after failing fighter school he wants to just kill himself and die. He is about to jump into a mushroom when Semi-Divine comes. He says he needs help to fight off the dark church that is coming to destroy the land all that stuff. You rally with two other depressed soldiers to defeat the attacking mushrooms. After that you hear a maiden at the top of a hill you run after it like noobs and kill all the enemies, rescue the maiden, then more mushrooms come. You defeat them and continue onto Wish Station (cheesy YES!). You continue on do stuff RPG like. Thats the first mission find out the rest on the Wiki or somewhere.
It is turn-based and a lot like Fire Emblem, but more hardcore. You can attack and you use some special attacks, cool stuff. Its interesting how classes work, there is three and you can’t change them, Maidens, they can use only bows, and can only wear skimpy cloth (never a bad thing), Wimps like drake, who wear leather, and semi-divines, like Semi-Divine who wears plate. Drake and Semi-Divine use swords to fight and kill peeps. There are stats, like HP and Mana but they also added something called Obsession. It increases over time, and when its full you use it, the power is a special ability, Semi-Divine tells a story and enemys and sometimes allys fall asleep in that distances. Drake, gives a speech that ups ally’s stats for a while. However, afterwards you get a low because as Semi-Divine says, “After every awesome high there is a bad low.” The gameplay works well and is very fun to use.
Its $9.99 so its a good price for being an indie game but its friggin awesomely funny and fun! I’d say its worth it if your not looking for anything else that you want, buy it and have a good time.
Its a really fun game that pokes a lot of fun at conventional RPG games but it is still a well built game that RPG lovers will go crazy for.
Edge is a retro styled game that had a new feel for me. It uses a isometric moving system which felt a little weird at first but go you got used to it fast. The game was easy to figure out and was fun trying to do all the puzzles, but sometimes it got annoying like when you couldn’t see the prism(something that ups your score if you find it). One problem was that you couldn’t change your view so you would sometimes fall and you would be like WTF??? However overall its a casual fun game that anyone would like.
So I’m one of those people that isn’t very good at most games but still loves to play! (GO NOOBS!!) I have been playing since I was about 3 or 4 when my Mom’s friend got me my amazing Game Boy Color!!! Then when i was 6 I got and N64 and that was fun (Super Smash Bros. FTW). I got more advanced video game tech, as time progressed. I love to play games, and I love TV and ANIME! Whoo! Haha, because of my new laptop I’ve been doing that lately and its been awesome. So anyone who also loves anime I gladly blog about that too!
This is the first post on the blog and I’m really excited! I really hope we get some views and followers. We really hope to see that people care about our posts. I can’t wait for this to get started.
Liltle Pook and Sfiodsh