Nate-Alig meant to paint this and create a whole series of marred consoles, but it sounds like an injury kept him from completing the project. Presumably the Game Boy still works — I mean, if the system can survive a Gulf War bombing and still load up Tetris fine, these nicks shouldn’t faze the old brick.
With a new title screen, a new character sprite, and some edited text, Rygar, a story about a dead soldier from “Argos” with a chain weapon dealie, becomes God of War. You can download the patch here thanks to pacnsacdave.
I didn’t realize it until after seeing this mod, but God of War in general bears a resemblance to the PS2 Rygar game, huh? I don’t think that Rygar game was good enough to be much of an inspiration, but they cover kinda similar ground.
And now help me out: Eric said he wasn’t much into NES Rygar, but I regard it as a beloved classic. Am I addled by nostalgia?
When I saw Majesco’s announcement of Gardening Mama 2 for 3DS, I thought, “oh cool, they’re still doing these! I like these.” I also like the concept, in which you grow plants for little animals to sell in their shops, sort of like one step back from Hometown Story.
But Eric pointed out something I hadn’t really considered, and that is that these Cooking Mama games are getting increasingly distant from their sensible, realistic concept they started with: a mom cooking for her family.
Now a mom is… living with talking animals in the forest, and growing crops for them to sell? The animals aren’t her kids, right? I guess this game is about Mama’s day job before she gets back home to spend a few precious hours with her family.
I dunno who this is. They should’ve used the guy from Kung Fu instead
The guy from Punch-Out? Is he really that memorable enough to be in Smash Bros?
Basically, if you wanna know who this is, you gotta buy Smash Bros.?
In their defense, it’s not like Japanese gamers intentionally ignored Punch-Out!! The game was originally only released as a prize in Japan! The Mike Tyson version came out later, but I guess the re-release didn’t catch on either.
I guess this is basically what I felt like when those Fire Emblem characters showed up in Melee. Image via Revias!
I’ve never considered pre-ordering candy before, but J-List is now accepting reservations for this Puyo Puyo Tetris gummy candy, which comes in classic Tetromino and Puyo shapes. They’re two bucks, so throw them in with your next order of, I don’t know, bento tools or figurines or whatever you periodically order from J-List!
And PS3, and in the case of Fez, PS4 too, all Cross-Buy! Anyway! Vlambeer’s rad dogfighting (as in planes) game Luftrausers hits PSN on March 18 (along with Tiny favorite Steamworld Dig, which you should get if you haven’t on 3DS already), with Fez following the next week.
I’ve been playing Luftrausers on and off at events for the last… two years? And yeah, you gotta get that. Of course, you don’t need me to tell you that! If it’s a Vlambeer game, buy it, ya dingus! For your health.
Fez was so rad on XBLA, and I’m looking forward to having a portable version so I can keep my Vita in sleep mode and then bang my head against an unsolvable cryptographic puzzle whenever I get a minute!
If you have Plus, both games will be on sale for their first weeks: Luftrausers for $8 instead of $10, and Fez for $10 instead of $13.
I’m coming around to this limited edition system’s design — the eggs on the white back are cute. Nintendo of America formally announced the hardware this morning, pricing it at $199 for a March 14 release. As we suspected, the system does not include a digital or physical copy of Yoshi’s New Island.
Here’s something to enjoy while we wait for Crying to release its “ES” music video and next EP (which the band finished recording last week). It’s a collection of Olde World demos, along with a “Bodega Run” remix. Love the “Rat Baby” demos on this.
Grab Shovel Knight, Treasurenauts, or Tadpole Treble with Nintendo Force subscription ⊟
Cooooool! Three new bundles added to the Nintendo Force Year 2 Kickstarter allow you to add an upcoming game to your purchase!
For $40, you get both print and digital subscriptions, plus Tadpole Treble, a PC music game by Brawl in the Family creator Matthew Taranto. $45 gets you the magazine and Renegade Kid’s 3DS eShop game Treasurenauts; $50 gets you the magazine and a 3DS/Wii U/PC download of Shovel Knight (at a discount)!
So yeah, if you want to read that and play one of those, do this.
Create your Dream Boyfriend in Style Savvy: Trendsetters ⊟
New info on the Japanese update for Style Savvy: Trendsetters details the changes, including the new Dream Boyfriend mode. It’s not so much a dating sim as it is a mode in which you… create a boyfriend, in your dreams.
Players can create their ideal boyfriend in a character creator, then take him out to various locations… in your own character’s dreams! As long as the player’s ideal boyfriend is skinny and fashionable, I guess.
There’s also a new AR mode and some other additions, which you can read a bit more about at Siliconera. Trendsetters will be rereleased on Japan with this new stuff on April 17, but existing owners will be able to update their versions for free starting March 26. There’s no word on a western release yet!