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  1. Trying out more Genesis games I’ve never played. Ummm...I hate to say it but I don’t think I’m a big fan of Revenge of Shinobi. Which sucks because I can tell people really, really love this game and I wish I could, too.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      To elaborate more, it’s got that cheap old-school level design and enemy placement. I also don’t like how uber precise you have to be with the double jump, whenever I think I’ve finally nailed the timing it turns out nope, I haven’t. When the game is at its absolute best, it *is* a fun enough action game but it’s far from being something I’ll be coming back to over and over.

      All that said, I have played a bit of Shadow Dancer and Shinobi 3. I think I’m going to like those a lot better, from what I’ve experienced.

  2. So Team Sonic Racing is fine. Just fine. I’m having fun and it’s nice having one of these games on the Switch, but I can’t help but feel it’s a huge step backwards from ASRT, which is a shame since that’s my all-time favorite racing game.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      The team mechanic is kinda cool but a.) I’d rather not have to babysit other racers and b.) considering it’s the only real addition to this game I don’t think it was worth the trade off of losing transforming vehicles, tracks that change with each lap, or (especially) all the other Sega characters.

      It’s still a good enough game on its own but yeah I’m probably not gonna stop being bitter about the losses. Not unless they announce an *actual* ASRT sequel somewhere down the line, anyways.

    2. TCB

      TCB

      It is a step back from ASRT. 

    3. Milo

      Milo

      >not unless they announce an *actual* ASRT sequel

      i honestly won't be surprised if they're using TSR's numbers to nix the idea of a legit ASR3, TBH.

      that and IIRC, the original team that made the first two games has gone on to other things. a few came back for TSR but that staff is mostly different otherwise.

  3. So I was browsing a ROM site (definitely for NO reason, of course) and I came across a little kids game that I have not played since I was a little kid. Behold, the most fun game ever!

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    No see I'm not shitting you, it says it right there. They wouldn't say that on the title screen if it wasn't true. Gosh.

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

       

      i have vague memories of this worm child

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Seriously though GOD what a blast from the past. I had this on a Windows 95 PC but the Genesis version is the same thing. It even has voice acting, which is...surprisingly impressive given the game we're talking about. o_0

    3. Speederino

      Speederino

      @Ferno  Yeah he drove an apple car that was also a helicopter.

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      Yes, worms can drive. Shut the fuck up.

    4. Ferno

      Ferno

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      memories flooding back wtf

      there was also this cat mf and a couple other animals

      think i had a game on the sega pico with them in it

      holy fuck i had a sega pico at one point what else have i repressed

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Huh. I haven't seen anything related to this series in years. I think I watched a cartoon regarding the Alphabet, where a monkey stole a police dog's motorcycle or something.

  4. Okay, that's all the Streets of Rage games finished. Umm...what do I do now? :U

    1. Teoskaven
    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Maaaaaaaybe. Maybe.

      Probably.

      I dunno.

    3. Solister

      Solister

      Impatiently wait for 4?

      Well, there's still some good franchises on the Mega Drive/Genesis. SoR and Golden Axe are just 2 of them. If RPG is your style, why not try Phantasy Star or Shining Force. Not going too far? Comix Zone, Shinobi and Gunstar Heroes maybe are an option. But if you want to feel like in home, sooner I'll force myself a playthrough into some of the rarest not well known Sonic games (Sonic the Fighters, Sonic 3D Blast, Sonic R and likely anything Sonic from MS/GG).

       

    4. Speederino

      Speederino

      Phantasy Star is likely. I mean to dip into the recent re-release of the first game sometime soon.

  5. Say what you will about Streets of Rage 3. Bare Knuckle 3, on the other hand? Now THAT kicks major ass.

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      It's amazing. America thought they could make the game more hardcore by beefing up the difficulty and punished those who dared to try playing on a fair and tolerae level.

      Yet they paradoxically go and tone down all the epic edgy stuff that made it hardcore in the first place because they couldn't bring themselves to show suggestivly dressed women, a gay character and the threat of nuclear war to younger kids who likely don't play these games anyway.  (True, the stakes of having bombs in the city is still a realistic terrorist threat)  

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      I could have lived with the difficulty changes if they hadn’t arbitrarily locked you out of actually finishing the game on easy mode. Just...why? Whhhhhhyyyyy?

      One theory I heard is that they might have been compensating for the rental market. If the game was too easy, everyone would rent it once, beat it, and never touch it again. But make it super hard and suddenly you have to take your time and rent it over and over again to stand a chance.

      Also why give all the female mooks more clothing but keep Blaze in a sports bra?

  6. Whoa, Team Sonic Racing is only $20 on the eShop right now!?

     I guess this is my cue to finally get it.

  7. Gave Streets of Rage 3 a whirl. It's a shame about the difficulty bullshit because mechanically I think it's the best in the series. But yeah, I don't see myself finishing it on normal without cheats or exploits anytime too soon.

    1. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Or you can just play the Japanese version.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      That or apparently there's an English translation of the Japanese version. I might have to go with that XD

  8. Back from the dentist, they were actually able to re-attach my chipped tooth so yay!

    In the meantime, I will steer clear of fighting any more huge Schwarzenegger types. Because that is definitely what happened, hamster wheels were not involved in any way because that would be fucking stupid.

    1. Celestia

      Celestia

      It's okay. You can admit a huge, extremely powerful man threw a hamster wheel at your face.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Yeah. I guess the sooner I admit to the truth, the easier it will be to accept. Because a big powerful man did indeed throw a hamster wheel at my face.

       

       

       

       

      Because that is what happened.

    3. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Guys, I heard Speederino actually hit his face with a hamst—whoa, what are you doing to me? WaitwaitwaitWAIT!!

  9. Going to the dentist in a bit to get this stupid chipped tooth (hopefully) sorted out. I've never been so eager for a dentist appointment in my life.

  10. God I love Hyperstone Heist. I guess I'm a weirdo but I like it even more than Turtles in Time.

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      I think Turtles in Time outstays its welcome, and I find the dashing to be kinda finicky. Hyperstone Heist fixes both of those problems.

  11. You gonna make biscuits!?

    You gonna make biscuits!?

    YOU GOOOONA MAKE BISCUITS!?

    YOOOOOOOU GONNA MAKE BISCUUUUUUUUITS!!???

  12. Streets of Rage 2 just reminded me why I’m fine with setting the difficulty to easy on most 16 bit arcade ports. I find the game to be reasonably challenging on easy while still being fair. On normal things start out fine, but halfway through you just start getting constantly swarmed by really tough enemies to the point where I wasn’t even having fun. I don’t even want to know what the game is like on hard >_>

    I still managed it, but I had to rely on the old-school trick of bringing in the “second player” just as I was about to die for good.

    1. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Pity that the western version of the 3rd game threw out all that forgiveness by making the JP's normal mode into its easy mode and making said easy mode lock you out of the final stages.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Yeah I've heard about that. Genesis Classics thankfully does let you play the Japanese version, though. I'd like to be able to understand the story and dialogue but man am I tempted.

  13. The big downside to places like Blockbuster being all but dead is that game rentals have become less of a thing, at least here in the U.S. Redbox has the newest big releases and a few other mega popular games (the first Red Dead Redemption is a mainstay, for example) but if you're looking for something less popular that came out more than a year ago well fuck you.

    There's Gamefly but it's kinda expensive. I guess right now PS Now and (especially) Xbox Game Pass are the best things we have.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      The UK is fucked in general because to my knowledge - all of the places, or most at least is dead.

      There was one near me for a long while that used to do a pass where you could get unlimited rentals of games and movies for a week (2 at a time) for a set price, and that was perfect for me trying PS3 games. I used to love getting a new release, a movie, and some popcorn to play through it that night, and this was how I played some of my favourite games like Infamous 2, or even stuff like Arkham Origins or Injustice for the first time.

      Sadly, the signs of it dying were approaching, because PS4 and Xbox One rentals never happened, and new PS3 and Xbox 360 games were becoming more and more heavily limited. A year or so later when I was going to my school about 40 minutes away, there was another branch that was doing the PS4/Xbox One rentals, but they were so heavily overpriced that it wasn't really worth it anymore, sadly.

      Honestly, it's a shame, because game rentals is such a vastly untapped market for the simple reason that you can try out games for a much lesser price, and know to pick them up later if you like them. In this era in particular, I think game rentals would even have more value because games are usually supported more with free content these days, meaning even if a player ran through the main bulk of content on a rental, they'd still have reason to consider picking up the full game if they enjoyed it.

    2. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Outside of the US is even worse, I think there's only one company left in the UK and anywhere else doesn't have that anymore.

      It's not just rentals that are more or less gone but demos. There are still a couple now and again (or in the case of Spyro on the Switch, unless you have the 10GB update is pretty much a paying demo) but nothing compared to the past where the PS1/Dreamcast era was gold regarding this where any major game and some lesser known ones got demos. They might not be the same as the final but often gave an opportunity to try the game.

      Like there are a bunch of games that I might be interested in but without knowing for sure whether you like it or not parting with your money is a bit umm... Unless you are willing to wait for a price drop or in the case of some selected Japanese made games/limited run esque games actually go up in price. e.g. saw Persona Q2 the other day but £48 used minimum is gulp and that is way too much for a game that I might not even like.

    3. Speederino

      Speederino

      There are a lot of games I might not have ever discovered if I hadn't been able to rent them, especially regarding cult classics. Viewtiful Joe, Ace Attorney, Elite Beat Agents, Simpsons Hit & Run, Psychonauts; back in the day I even got my fix of Crash & Spyro primarily through rentals.

    4. SupahBerry

      SupahBerry

      Screw renting! Who dares to pay a lower price to only finish half of the game in this day and age???

       

      All people must gives us their full payment to buy and play our half finished games permenently!

  14. I know I’m 27 years late to the party but Streets of Rage 2 kicks ALL of the ass. I already liked the first quite a bit but 2 is better in every way.

  15. It really bothers me that the first Space Channel 5 hasn’t gotten a single re-release since the PS2. Are there more licensing issues again?

    1. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Isn't Michael Jackson involved in that series? We all know we can't get rereleases he was involved with (looks sadly at Sonic 3&K)

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      That’s what I wonder. Yet, Space Channel 5 Part 2 got a few re-releases and Jackson is definitely in that. Lessee, when was the last time it was relea-

      *2011*

      And when was the last time S3&K was relea-

      *2011*

      Oh. Yeeeeeeeeah. Probably not a coincidence, this.

    3. Cayenne

      Cayenne

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      The first game had this Michael Jackson cameo so, yeah, I think it's licensing issues. You can buy Space Channel 5 Part 2 on Steam and Xbox 360 (Via Dreamcast Collection), though.

      Edit: Ninja'd.

    4. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      Why not just remove the Jackson cameo?

    5. Speederino

      Speederino

      Not sure what his role is in the first game but in Part 2 you have dance-offs and team-ups with him. You even get to briefly play as him iirc. So he's not really something that can just be removed or replaced.

  16. Why is there bACON IN THE SOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAP?

    1. Ferno

      Ferno

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  17. I reviewed River City Girls. It is a really good game that is really good, and I like it.

    https://kennysroomblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/river-city-girls-review/

    1. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      I heard the ending was a let down.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      I can see why. I like the idea of what happens but I was a bit surprised when the credits began rolling. It just kinda ends.

  18. I would have been really interested in the Genesis Mini if it had released even six months ago, but now I have most of the same games on my Switch and even a Genesis-style controller to go with it soooo...*shrug*. Still looks really nice, though.

  19. I smacked myself in the face with a hamster wheel and chipped a tooth. How are you tonight?

    1. Speederino

      Speederino

      Before anyone asks no, don't worry, everything's fine. It doesn't hurt and a chipped tooth is honestly no big deal, I mostly just think it's funny that I can say "I smacked myself in the face with a hamster wheel and chipped a tooth"  XD

    2. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      I haven't chipped my tooth on a hamster wheel if that's what you're asking.

    3. Speederino

      Speederino

      There's bound to be SOMEONE else

      I mean it happens all the time, amirite?

    4. Maxtiis

      Maxtiis

      I broke my tooth on a desk in 2nd grade instead.

  20. Breakfast is da most science-y meal of the day.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer
    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Who's dat? It's like wooking into a miwwor. PUDDING BREAK!

      *slurps pudding*

    3. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Oh, I don't know....*raises hands awkwardly in confusion and thankfulness that it's not real*

  21. I was a chubby lady, hiding in the bushes.

  22. The achievement/challenge thingy for Streets of Rage in Genesis Classics is to get to the final boss without using a continue. Is that...is that physically possible? :U

    You know, aside from using cheats or spamming the rewind feature.

  23. It’s always weird for me to hear about how successful the Sega Saturn was in Japan since it was such a major flop everywhere else. I’ve never known anyone irl who had one, I’ve never even seen one, and I only know about a tiny handful of games for it. I guess I feel like we missed out in the west, is all.

    1. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      Most Saturn games didn’t even make it stateside iirc. Because some genius at Sega decided westerners wouldn’t want to play RPGs.

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      The CEO of Sega America only wanted “5 Star” games on the system, I guess he thought that would make tons of great amazing games suddenly fall from the sky instead of placing a stranglehold on their own market for no real reason.

    3. DanJ86

      DanJ86

      I first played Panzar Dragoon on the Saturn. ^^

    4. Tornado

      Tornado

      Stolar deliberately held up everything on the system that wasn't a big budget 3D title (the kind of things like Tomb Raider or Resident Evil); running a chainsaw through the third party companies who were interested in supporting it with games they had already made for the Japanese market (at a time when Japanese elements of media were becoming very popular) but didn't necessarily have the budget to make an atrocious looking early 3D title that the Saturn wasn't really good at running anyway. Victor Ireland in particular detailed the issues that Working Designs had trying to support the system with the kind of games that had just a couple years earlier helped float the Sega CD to some sort of success; before giving up and decamping for the PSX.

       

      Sega hired Stolar to run SoA (even after he had just been thrown the fuck out of SCEA for doing the same thing when SCEI was trying very hard to raise goodwill to third parties to bury Nintendo before the N64 even came out); and then Sega basically let him do whatever he wanted in America even after they had functionally forced Kalinske out of the company immediately after the Saturn launch for running SoA outside of SoJ's influence. It took until he mismanaged the Dreamcast launch for SoJ to finally be rid of him.

    5. Teoskaven

      Teoskaven

      Also, Japan had the stellar marketing campaign of Segata Sanshiro. For how memetic is these days, it did payed off back in the day.

    6. TCB

      TCB

      Kalinske was dine dirty.

    7. Harkofthewaa

      Harkofthewaa

      Honestly, I look at the whole thing and I can't help but wonder of SOJ deliberately went out of their way to sabotage SOA because they were jealous of the fact that they managed to make the Genesis successful whereas the Mega Drive flopped hard in Japan (kinda funny the inverse happened with the Saturn, don'ta think?

    8. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Seen a few Saturns in my time and they usually go quite quickly. When I was younger, I wanted one but got a Mega Drive instead, probably a wiser choice all things considering.

      As for the games, well... basically what Tornado already said but it doesn't help that the 32X pissed away all the goodwill Sega had then it got worse from there. Apparently the NA Saturn launch burned through retailers, launch games were released unfinished even in Japan where Virtua Fighter and Daytona USA had to have remakes and sequels on the same system and strained developers more so Western ones because it was hard to develop and any documentation if they got any was in Japanese. Speaking of which SoA was banking on a Sonic game that never came out.

      Plus there was the stigma of any 2D made games during this time and that was a thing, more so in the US and Europe. Not just Bernie Stolar but many magazines gave any 2D game a lower score than a 3D one even if it was fantastic. While the PS1 got a mix of both 2D (and even good selling 2D games such as Rayman and Mickey's Wild Adventure in Europe, GTA sort of) and 3D, the Saturn was more 2D or 2.5D biased. Since many of the exclusives and the arcade ports were 2D, the mainstream sort of dismissed them with a few exceptions. The Arcade ports and RPGs probably were a reason why the Saturn sold well in Japan and the N64 sold crap over there, vice versa elsewhere even though Sega Rally and Virtua Fighter 2 were reasons to own the Saturn back then.

      Regarding RPGs, that might have not helped too much at least back then (now, probably the Saturn would have been like what the PS3 at best or the Vita at worst ended up). In America, they were still a niche yet it was growing and most of them weren't released in Europe until Final Fantasy VII and even then, it took years before we even got to parity with the US. Funny how Sega was the one who did bring RPGs into Europe like Phantasy Star, Dragon Force, Shining series and yes, Panzer Dragoon Saga while Square said screw Europe and lucky to even get Secret of Mana all thanks to Nintendo, Enix said screw Europe with Dragon Quest but at least gave a few lesser known ones in return and Working Designs also said screw Europe as well (Psygnosis had to publish Alundra, the only one that I can recall right now).

  24. Sorta following up on my last status, this controller I bought is, for all intents and purposes, a bluetooth Genesis controller. The main reason I bought it was for the Switch Genesis collection. The results with that have unfortunately been kinda eh.

    The problem is that it acts as a Pro Controller when hooked to the Switch, and the Genesis collection doesn’t let you re-map buttons. So it’s less like I’m playing with a Genesis controller and more like I’m playing with a Genesis controller that’s emulating a Pro Controller that’s emulating a Genesis controller. The result is as jumbled and confusing as it sounds. Thankfully with simple games like Sonic, it doesn’t matter that the button inputs are all wrong because...you know. Sonic.

    Honestly though, the fact that I can play Sonic Mania with an official unofficial Genesis controller is amazing and worth the purchase by itself. And aside from that, I can also use this on Windows. So there’s still a lot I can do with this lil’ thing.

  25. I went back and dinked around with the Genesis versions of Sonic 1 and 2 a little. After playing Mania, am I crazy or do they feel a little different to play? I don't know how to describe it, it's like the physics are just a smidge slower and the controls a tad less responsive.

    1. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      How exactly were you playing them? Were they the original versions or emulated? 

    2. Speederino

      Speederino

      Off the Genesis Classics collection on Switch. Here's the thing: I was testing out a new 3rd party controller I bought. I thought it might just be that, but then I tried out Mania with it and everything felt great. So I can rule out the controller being the culprit.

    3. Menace2Society

      Menace2Society

      Oh, I see now.

      Okay, I haven't tried the collection out myself, so I can't confirm this, but I recall many people complaining about the amount of input lag in that collection, so it's probably just a result of bad emulation rather than the games themselves. 

    4. Speederino

      Speederino

      Weird. Other games on the collection have felt fine to me so I don’t know why Sonic feels off.

    5. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Sonic requires precision inputs, so just the teeniest bit of input lag throws the whole thing off.

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