5 posts tagged rare
Someone at Rare, Ltd. must love Retro Game Challenge — Smart Bomb, a new comic anthology created by several artists from the British studio, includes a page that looks ripped right out of RGC’s Game Fan Magazine.
The comic collection trumpets five currently popular games that don’t actually exist. Smart Bomb’s first issue highlights these fake but brilliant titles:
- Diesel Kiss [RAC/DAT] - Romance! Racing! Riot! The No. 1 game again this week still has fans revelling in its gutsy (yet sensitive) mix of post apocalyptic steampunk rallying and dating simulation mechanics. Fill’er up, love!
- Packet Pass (for Mother) [PUZ] - Impenetrable Japanese puzzler involving packets of badgers.
- Nya! Nya! Ghost Gear [A-RPG] - Anthropomorphic cats pilot supernatural robot suits.
- The Department Sword [S-RPG] - Teenage angst as trainee traders have to fight monsters to buy and sell stocks.
- Whistle Wolf [ETC] - Cute animal rhythm action with the tiny Polish wolf and his woodland friends.
I really want to play Diesel Kiss! Real talk, someone needs to produce a Rock N’ Roll Racing ROM hack (or a Racing Gears Advance reskin) with dating sim elements.
Battletoads. Of course, you can’t mention the beat’em up without bringing up its bangin’ pause music. Hoody hoo.
“Wizards from the Realm of Warriors,” one of the tracks that didn’t make it onto Doctor Octoroc’s 8-Bit Jesus album.
I loved Wizards & Warriors growing up, and though I haven’t played the game in nearly twenty years, its opening music has remained in my head since, residing with the other memories that I hardly ever bother recollecting, save for once every five years or so.
JC also linked me to The Minibosses’ cover of the NES game’s music, which is worth four minutes of your time.
I have a sudden urge to acquire a copy of the Wizards & Warriors Worlds of Power novel, now.
The Commander’s thoughts on Cobra Triangle:
“I bought this on eBay and was disappointed to find out this would not help me run Cobra. Watch out if I ever have to chase you in a boat, though.
My NES got the blinky light thing the first few times I tried playing it, but I had one of the guards blow on it for me, and it’s working nicely now.”