Tiny Cartridge 3DS

Tag Results

2 posts tagged hg101

Cover for HG101 Presents Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1 by Jonathan “Persona” Kim. The 166-page fanbook will be available for purchase starting next month here.
Buy: Sega game collections
See also: More Sega stuff
[Via @personasama]

Cover for HG101 Presents Sega Arcade Classics Vol. 1 by Jonathan “Persona” Kim. The 166-page fanbook will be available for purchase starting next month here.

Buy: Sega game collections
See also: More Sega stuff
[Via @personasama]

There are few other classic game reimaginings that do such a great job at modernizing a franchise while still capturing the original’s spirit as well as Shinobi [for 3DS]. It effortlessly plays in the same league as Bionic Commando Rearmed and Contra 4.

While not quite perfect, especially considering the graphics and the botched 3D mode, it’s one of the best games in the series yet. But also viewed simply as an old-school 2D action platformer, Shinobi is quite excellent.

An excerpt of Hardcoregaming 101’s review of Shinobi for Nintendo 3DS. As with Cave Story 3D, this title suffered intense derision from gamers over its aesthetic leading up to its release — also like Nicalis’ game, now that it’s out, Shinobi is picking up generous reviews. I wonder if the developers at Griptonite are now like, “I told you this shit was gonna be the bomb, didn’t I? Eat it.”

I really hope this isn’t the last handheld action game we see from Griptonite, which brought us gems like Spyro: The Eternal Night (GBA) and the recent Spider-Man DS releases. “Freemium” mobile publisher Glu acquired the studio three months ago, though, and, judging by this posting, Griptonite’s headed in a different direction. :o(

Preorder: Shinobi 3DS

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Shinobi videos and news