In Japan it’s called Mother, while for North America it’s called Earthbound. Either way, Shigesato Itoi’s series is unique and worth some discussion.
Tagged: Game Boy Advance
We all have backlogs, games that have sat on dusty shelves for months or years, waiting for their time to play. Are they worth the wait? Not always, but they make for good New Year’s resolutions.
We’re halfway through October, and it’s time to get classically spooky with a look back at the Castlevania games. Or at least one in particular. What secrets will be revealed in the full moon’s light? Possibly not good ones.
‘Twas the dark of the moon on the 3rd of June with a wagon hauling logs, an eggplant thing with muffler on, and a blue slime in the cogs. We were loaded for bear on the high road, about a mile out of Moonbrooke Town. I said, “Hey Big Frank, this here’s the Tank, and we’re about to flame the Dragon Lord down.” Cause we’ve got a little ol’ caravan rolling through the night. We’ve got a little ol’ caravan, ain’t she a beautiful sight. Come on and join our caravan; ain’t nothing going to get in our way. We’re gonna roll this truckin’ caravan across to Alefgard.
How many kinds of slime are there? This game makes clear that they come in cyber, mini, ninja, maxi, stylish, and mustachioed varieties, just to name a few. Slimes can float through the air – who knew?
Apparently Goku is vulnerable to bank robbers and can fly for only a few seconds before getting tired. That’s one way to make him less intimidating, I suppose. Death by snakebite? Really?
The Super Saiyan is reputed to be the strongest warrior in the cosmos, but in this game one of them can be easily killed by alligators. You learn something new every day. His name is Mister Satan. I have never considered him Hercule.
More mysteries of the Dragon Ball universe revealed! See – characters forget they can fly to escape a self-destructing vessel! See – criminals who can put up a fight with Super Saiyans! See – Majin Buu wait patiently for characters to gain enough levels to fight him! All in this game! Let’s face it, Satan City is cooler than anything Hercule.
In the dark of the night, every time I turn the light, I feel my friends are off to heaven, in the dark of the night. I wonder why we waste our lives here, when we could run away to paradise, but I am caught in some invisible vice and I can’t get away, to live and die every day.
This is a game that didn’t know if it wanted to be Pokemon or Shin Megami Tensei, and it’s a game with an identity crisis. Fact is, even if it were attempting to not be either of those things, it’s still not a well put together game by any means.
With less than a week until release, RPGamer takes a look at the latest Final Fantasy port. Let’s gather together to stop Kefka one more time.
Embrace the nostalgia of the Super Nintendo days with the latest release of Final Fantasy V. If you missed its release for the PlayStation, or even if you didn’t, return to the world where crystals mean everything.
If there were a staff review of Final Fantasy IV Advance, would it look something like this?
If you have yet to pick up the latest Fire Emblem title, our resident sound guy Matthew Foster may have some words to insprire you to step into the world of the Sacred Stones.
Would you like to restore the elemental crystals to power again? Perhaps you would rather seek vengeance for the destruction of your home. Or better yet, maybe you just want to see how well these two titles translate onto a handheld. Whatever your preference, you’ve come to the right place.
The latest Fire Emblem title is headed for the Game Boy Advance. It features bright scenery and a tactic based battle system.
Tada, opinionry for you to disagree with.
The wording of a lot of the sections might make it sound like the game deserves a higher score, but it?s more used to illustrate the fact that Infogram…er?Atari actually bothered to clean up just about every little facet of the game for the better.