Mike / May 27th, 2012
Description: Mike Matei chooses 10 of the best obscure titles from the NES library
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May 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm
May 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm
nice so many games few good 97% shitty
May 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm
Ha, just got myself a NES system today and happened to pick up The Guardian Legend just because of the title. I was surprised when I saw it!
May 27, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Mike, it rules that you and James are together on Cinemassacre. The site just wouldn’t be the same without either one of you. Keep it up! And more glitch videos please! Those are always the best.
May 27, 2012 at 10:22 pm
As you were doing the shoutouts I was hoping that you would mention The Guardian Legend, and needless to say I was very happily surprised. It is without a doubt my favorite NES game of all time, and it’s nice to see it get some recognition.
May 27, 2012 at 10:25 pm
Wait a minute, at 5:12 the statue says “You must beat me”! Wow, I’m surprised that was allowed by Nintendo! At least it doesn’t say “You must eat me”. Maybe James will use this game in a sequel to a certain Atari episode he made. I would say which one, but apparently it has a banned word in it.
May 27, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Great video, Mike.
But you forgot A Boy And His Blob, just like James.
May 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm
I am really amazed to see how good mike’s reviews are getting!
Keep it up, motherfucker!!!
May 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm
I thought that Joe and Mac looked familiar. I remembered playing a very similar looking game when I was younger in child day care. Sure enough, I had been playing the SNES version. Thank you for the nostalgia and future purchase!
May 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm
Great video! I always remember reading about Guardian Legend in Nintendo Power as a kid and I always wanted to play it. But I never got the chance, and pretty much forgot about it since then. Maybe I’ll check some of these games out this summer.
May 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm
Soon as I saw this, I thought of Little Samson. Damn game costs at least $350-400.
I’ve been looking at the game for a week or so, but I can’t spend that much on it.
Mike you said The Guardian Legend was your number 1 and I realized I actually have that in my collection…didn’t even occur to me. I popped that fucker in and yeah…it actually is a really good game!
May 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm
Thanks! There are some cool games in your video I never played (after 24 years of playing NES games.) Other games I love that I don’t hear people talk about much: Legacy of the Wizard, Low G Man, Magic of Scheherazade,
Shadowgate, Solar Jetman, and Solstice.
May 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm
YES!!! The Guardian Legend!!! That game is a masterpiece; it should not be overlooked, especially since it’s so affordable!! Thank you Mike for raising awareness about this unknown gem!!!
May 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Bucky O’Har is my favorite NES game! I’m glad you mentioned it!
May 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm
Good list Mother fucker mike!
May 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm
Bucky O’hare is also my second favorite game on this list!!! But I did not know about Gun Nac…!!! Thanks again Mike !!! 😀
May 27, 2012 at 11:07 pm
Fantastic video. Covered a range of (actually good) NES games, and even mentions the minor hindrances which didn’t take away from the overall game. This is one of those videos I feel compelled to watch again (and several times more over the week).
The Happy Video Game Nerd already covered metal storm and sweet home, for anyone who is curious about those games (I’d like to stress he’s not a ripoff of AVGN, but a respectful parody about overlooked/forgotten games).
May 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm
best vid yet mike.
May 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm
Great review, but I must share this.
Go away; leave: “Scat! Leave me alone”.
Sing in such a way.
Improvised jazz singing in which the voice is used in imitation of an instrument.
Droppings, esp. those of carnivorous mammals.
I don’t know where you heard “SCAT” means eating your own shit, but you’re obviously wrong. Sorry Mike. I’ll be looking for those games because I remember a lot of them, especially Bucky O’Hare and Felix The Cat.
May 27, 2012 at 11:26 pm
Interesting video. Those games look pretty good. I’ve been wanting to get an NES for a while. If I ever do, I’ll have to check out those games!
May 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm
Without going back to see if it actually was good or not, I can tell you one my brothers and I had fun with was 8 Eyes. It was one of those few 2 players at the same time games, with a very Castlevania feel. To be really unique, one of the players was a trained hawk, so you could perch on your master, then go fly off and peck things eyes out while he’s doing the short range fighting.
Don’t know if it will hold up to modern standards, but we did have a good time with it.
Oh, the single player mode wasn’t nearly as fun, as you had to try to control the bird at the same time as the man with some odd gamepad combos.
May 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm
Great job on this Mike! Usually obscure gems lists are full of games I know of already. But I’ve never heard of most of these. You really did find the buried treasure!
May 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm
I always liked Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja and Uforia: The Saga.
May 27, 2012 at 11:51 pm
@TwistedSpeech – yeah I wasn’t sure about that either. I knew it was a term for feces, but it certainly doesn’t mean eating your own excrement. Unless of course there is a more slang term you and I are unaware of.
May 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm
A great countdown list Mike! I think we all would love to see more of these from you.
May 28, 2012 at 12:13 am
I remember playing Gun Nac on an emulator at after school YMCA daycare in my childhood.
Mike, thank you so much for reminding me of that awesome game. I didn’t even know the name of it back then! NOSTALGIA
May 28, 2012 at 12:23 am
Mike, you spoil us man…Even on Memorial Day, it’s still Motherfucking Mondays ! ! !
May 28, 2012 at 12:26 am
Holy shit I actually own most of these. And I can say for a Mother Fucking fact that Bucky O’Hare and The Guardian Legend are absolutely amazing. Also, Xexyz has a shit-ton of weapon upgrades he didn’t show so don’t let that little “>” attack fool you.
May 28, 2012 at 12:27 am
ahh man Clash at Demonhead was my favorite game for a long time. When we were little, around age 8, one of my friends parents got him that. We’d spent 3 weekends in a row just taking turns staying at each others houses taking turns trying to beat it. It was the first game that I remembered someone dying like that in as a close friend, and especially to the point where they turned into a skeleton basically due to your own neglect. Awesome to see it make the #5. It was a great game. Shame it almost required farming money a bit towards the end to win. Getting the force powers, and levitating up to the old hermit dude to learn one of the last ones, all of that was really immersive for a little kid 🙂
May 28, 2012 at 12:45 am
kickle cubicle is a good 1 also, but great review bro keep it up looking foward to more
May 28, 2012 at 1:13 am
One game that I played growing up that I can never seem to find anywhere (and no one seems to know what I’m talking about either, but you can find it online though) is an amazing little NES game called Flying Warriors. It’s a Action RPG built around a simplified VS fighter engine. Like street fighter, but with crappier sprites and less special moves. The story worked like a power rangers knock off, but with each recruited warrior (you collect them as you progress through the story) a different type of martial artist is added to your roster. Each of these characters have an almost entirely different move set, making each one a joy to learn. The game featured so many different types of fighters that the game included a bonus 2 player arena mode with the game. (which I actually played as much as the actual story game says a lot)
Mike, if you haven’t heard of this one seriously track it down because it’s one of the best gems I have ever found.
May 28, 2012 at 1:15 am
Oh, and it just so happens to have the best intro music to ever grace an NES chiptune set. 😀
May 28, 2012 at 1:25 am
Mike, this is your best video yet. They keep getting better. I’d love to see you do more of those videos for different consoles.
May 28, 2012 at 2:10 am
Wow The Guardian Legend… Mike, you are my new hero… I was sitting here going through this video thinking ” What are the chances that The Guardian Legend would even make the list?” After #4 I gave up thinking that it would and just went through the motions of it. After #2 I sat here thinking I guess I’ll give whatever #1 is a try… to my surprise it was what I less expected, I sat here thinking amazing that someone else would put that on the top of their list as well.
I only wished that it didn’t only just have a cult follow I wished it was bigger than it was.
Anyways, thank you Mike, I hope that more people will give that game a try after this, it deserves it.
May 28, 2012 at 2:21 am
I really liked this? It was cool.
Was hoping to see P.O.W. on the list, but I suppose it’s not all that obscure.
May 28, 2012 at 2:28 am
Wow that was a great vid Mike, great job. I did have the chance to play Xexyz back in the day, I can remember having a blast with it.
May 28, 2012 at 2:39 am
Is Crystalis obscure? I’d say it’s underrated for sure.
May 28, 2012 at 2:56 am
Also a fun note was that Clash at Demonhead was the name of a band in Scott Pilgrim VS The World
May 28, 2012 at 3:36 am
Excellent video Mike. Cinemassacre makes my day, as usual
May 28, 2012 at 4:02 am
Very good video. I watch these all the time, and I must say, this was very enjoyable. Keep up the good work Motherfucker Mike!
May 28, 2012 at 4:11 am
Oh my God…. that Felix the Cat game, thank you SO MUCH for the nostalgia Mike.
Good shout on New Ghostbusters 2. That was the only Ghostbusters game I played as a kid. Lucky!
May 28, 2012 at 4:48 am
Great video,nice work Mike!
May 28, 2012 at 5:10 am
Please do Town & Country II: Thrilla’s Surfari.I asked James on myspace 5 years ago and he said he would get around to it.It’s such a fun game!Noone ever talks about! thank you.
May 28, 2012 at 5:39 am
One game that is not talked about is the Magic of Scherazade. It’s an RPG that combines so many elements together – Zelda, turn based combat, getting allies to get cool powers, memorable music, and good story (involving time travel, before it became a big thing). The best part is the “Alarat Solar Eclipse” where you can double the items you collect and keep winning at the Casino. The only thing that really sucks is the password system, but there are ways to get around it. Heck, it’s the first game that I remember where you can just type “end” and you can see the ending. In conclusion, if you see this game, check it out. 🙂
May 28, 2012 at 6:00 am
Nice work Mike! I was gladly surprised you mentioned Joe & Mac. I had this game on the SNES and it was one of my favourite titles! That game really kicked ass!! All you needed to do was beat the crap out of every living thing t’ill every dino was extinct…now that’s a game!
May 28, 2012 at 6:04 am
Holy Crap! Xexyz! I have looked online at the NES library trying to find this gme from my childhood. never could find it. that you soo much mike. Great work on the vid.
May 28, 2012 at 6:09 am
That blue guy in the Guardian Legend is called Randar. He looked a bit familiar and then I realised he appears in a Sega Master System game Golvellius that is also made by the same game company, Compile. In this game you can find Randar also in caves and he restores your life. It’s a Zelda-clone adventure game and totally worth checking out. One of my favourites on SMS
May 28, 2012 at 6:18 am
Great video Mike. Some of these games deserve more praise then they got.
May 28, 2012 at 6:28 am
Oh hell yes! The Guardian Legend is my single favorite NES game out of them all.
May 28, 2012 at 6:29 am
I smell a movie/game double review of “Sweet Home” lurking around the corner…
May 28, 2012 at 7:02 am
thanks, i was searching for that name “panic restaurant”..for like 2 years. (not constantly:))) but yeah, it was my favorite game, but i lost it and only after years i remembered the game but the name in my country on a clone nes (who play sega and other console games) was named “cook house” and casket was not like any other nes games or other casket games i know… it was my sister favorite game too, so kisses from her cause from me it will be awkward. thanks! thanks! thanks!
May 28, 2012 at 7:09 am
The Guardian Legend looks cool, and I adore Gun Nac, but I’m very disappointed not to see T&C Games 2: Thrilla’s Surfari on here. It’s a game that nobody knows about and it’s awesome and unlike any other game in the NES library. I’m sure you’ve played it, but check it out again. It’s so good.
May 28, 2012 at 7:17 am
This is the best list of rarely talked-about NES games I’ve seen.
May 28, 2012 at 7:46 am
I never post but honnestly thank you for this video,
I know some of them ( Little Samson is really awesome ) but it’s exactly the kind of games I was looking for 🙂
May 28, 2012 at 9:48 am
great list ! i would just added chip n dale rescue rangers love that game but i dont know if that game counts as a underappreciated game
May 28, 2012 at 10:12 am
It’s not as unheard of as some of the games on Mike’s list, but Vice Project Doom was always a favorite of mine
May 28, 2012 at 10:34 am
Mike, I think you forgot “Zen: Intergalactic Ninja”, that game wasn’t popular at all, but it fricking rocks!!
May 28, 2012 at 11:02 am
The Professor in Felix the Cat looks Dr. Wily from the Megaman franchise.
May 28, 2012 at 11:08 am
what about the fantastic adventures of dizzy the egg, you know, that fucked up camerica game
May 28, 2012 at 11:09 am
HA! What’s funny is I was thinking of the Guardian Legend during this entire video, but I couldn’t remember the name. Then, you have the game number 1 on the list. I used to borrow this from a buddy of mine when I was younger. Thanks, for giving these games some screen time for everyone.
May 28, 2012 at 11:10 am
May 28, 2012 at 11:19 am
S.C.A.T. is very similar to Forgotten Worlds on Arcade / Sega Genesis.
May 28, 2012 at 11:27 am
Great video as always, Mike! In reference to your comment about the background in Joe & Mac…just wanted to tell you it’s called parallax (or motion parallax) where that effect is used to simulate movement and depth of field. Thought you’d be interested. Thanks for the video!!!!
May 28, 2012 at 11:43 am
I too owned The Guardian Legend and must say it was my favorite NES game. Some others I would have considered for the list would be Rygar, Blaster Master, Faxanadu, and Wizards & Warriors.
May 28, 2012 at 12:36 pm
I actually HAVE a physical copy of The Guardian Legend that I got from a good friend who told me it was good. I was skeptic until I played it. DAMN, it’s GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
May 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm
That was awesome Mike – thank you for taking the time to share that with us. I starting whooping when I saw Clash at Demonhead…what a weird and wonky game but I still enjoy playing it today…and I recall Nintendo Power doing a big write up on it…but I can’t remember if they included the part about the guy dying and getting his power ups (I found it out on my own and as a kid it kinda freaked me out!). Helluva fun game. Never played Guardian Legend but I remember seeing the cover art and thinking that it looked lame. Had no idea it was such a complex and cool game. Magic of Sherezade is another that comes to mind that combined a lot of different elements of other games, was ahead of its time and really good but somehow got swept under the rug. Thanks again man!
May 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm
LOL, when you got to Gun-Nac, I thought, “Hmmm, this looks a lot like Guardian Legend….I wonder if he’s gonna talk about that one.”
May 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm
@ Riknight36 hey num nuts that game sucks and just because u think a bad game is cool doesnt mean mike will so f***ING SHOVE IT UP UR ARSE
May 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm
Thanks for the 20 minute vid Mike! It has must have taken a long time to make this, great work – very entertaining.
May 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm
Nice review! And there are so many other good titles that are kind obscure, like: Faxanadu and Willow among others.
May 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm
I liked that Xexyz made the list that was one I grew up with and actually one of my personal favorites. Bucky and guardian legend are two games i’m gonna definitely grab up.
May 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm
With all things considered, for the exception of certain die hards or a few nerds. About 90% of the nes library goes unknown. I like this review because most of those games I didn’t even know existed. Maybe some one should do a video catalog of all the nes games. That would be epic.
May 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Bucky O’Hare was an awesome game. I owned it when I was a kid, it was tough as hell though.
May 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm
May 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm
And what game does he pick for #1? The motherfuckin’ Guardian Legend!! I owe you a drink sir, you just made my day.
May 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Zanac – it was one of the first games I saw on the system back in 1991 and it blew me away.
May 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm
This is a sweet video! The Guardian Legend definitely belongs on this list so I was glad to see it at number 1.
A couple I would have considered for this list are Breakthru, Battle of Olympus and Journey to Silius. I have never heard anyone else really mention them when I talk about NES games. Breakthru’s just a solid action game, and Journey to Silius is one of those games I play through almost every time I fire up my NES. Graphically it’s amazing, the music ridiculously top-notch and ahead of its time, and it’s just a fun and awesome game to play.
I haven’t found a copy of Battle of Olympus in a while…my friend used to own it but I never had it personally and it’s on my list of games to locate ASAP. Zelda 2 meets Metroid and Castlevania elements, PLUS a wicked ancient greek mythology theme and wicked graphics and music? Friggin’ awesome!
Great list Mike, keep it up!
May 28, 2012 at 3:54 pm
400 Bucks for Little Samson? Get yourself a PowerPak for $130 and play it!
It plays like Megaman, just better. Switch characters ingame. Excellent graphics! Great gameplay! Epic Boss battles (you don’t know what epic is until you played it)
This is one of these games that sucks you in so you forget you are playing an NES, it just makes everything around the TV screen non-existant. It makes 8 bit feel like reality!
Also, Easy and Normal setting gives you some different levels, as well as an alternate ending.
May 28, 2012 at 4:20 pm
Well, that was a really good and interesting video ! It really feels like you truly enjoyed those games. I think I’ll just try out most of these games ^^ ! Making me really want to check out a game or movie was only a thing that James (with monster madness) or angry joe had achieved until now, so kudos ^^ ! And thanks again for this great vid.
May 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm
Little Samson and Mr. Gimmick were both hella dope. Little Samson plays like Megaman meets Adventure Island and Mr. Gimmick plays like Megaman meets Kirby. Both fantastic and ultra rare
May 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm
I owned The Guardian Legend. Defenitly a piece worth mentioning.
I remember falling asleep ontop of the manual, with my gum flavored spit drooling on it ><
May 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm
MFM > This is your best vid. But you are still a complete idiot and a tool.
May 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm
Awesome list. Awesome video. Nice work – definitely the best thing I’ve seen on the site in a while. This is the type of stuff that attracts me to this site. I think I might play some Bucky O’Hare now. Did you just play a bunch of James games randomly to try and find good unpopular games? God knows he has a vast library. Cheers.
May 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Now this is an awesome video. You should stop cursing and trying too hard in your reviews. Keep it THIS way.
May 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Gun Nac reminds of a game on the super nintendo called Super Aleste…it’s really similar to that game…that was a really awesome game
May 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm
Awesome List! Not surprised at all by the #1 pick. That is a great game! I was intimidated by that game as a kid. It Looked too hard.
MIKE PLEASE DO MORE SEGA GENESIS GAMES !!!
May 28, 2012 at 5:36 pm
Awesome job, Mike! It would be cool to have a couple more lists like this. Maybe obscure NES or Genesis games could be next.
May 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm
GREAT top 10, Mike.
May 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm
Wow, thanks a million for this video Mike. Stuff like this makes me wanna buy a NES righ now. How about you doo a similar list for the SNES and Sega Genesis, that would be greatly appreaciated, not only by cinemassacre fans, but by all retrogamers on the intertubes
May 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm
what no mother ( earthbound zero )!?
May 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Ah yes, Guardian Legend is awesome. But I still like Metal Storm better, it had really unique and innovative gameplay.
Another game that’s pretty good that isn’t mentioned much is Battle of Olympus. It’s a lot like Zelda 2, but still fun, just as hard, with really long freakin’ passwords.
May 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm
Oh, I forgot about River City Ransom! One of the best multiplayer beat em up, RPG style games there is!
May 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm
River City Ransom for sure. And Iron Tank was pretty cool.
May 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm
Gun Nac is actually a pretty expensive game.
I would add to the list: Power Blade, Shatterhand, Kickmaster, Gun Smoke, Guerilla War, The Lone Ranger, Little Nemo, Whomp ‘Em, Magic of Scheherezade, Journey to Silius.
May 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm
I cant load any of the videos. I have never had a problem before, but spring board will fill its loading bar then just sit there. I’ve been a fan for years. I have never had a problem untill now. I have researched the issue but have found no info. If anyone has some info on this issue that would be great.
May 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm
Big props for Clash at Demonhead and Buck O’Hare on that list. I owned both games and they are FANTASTIC, especially Demonhead. Great list, never saw Guardian Legend before and man for an NES game it does look very very good. Just a few I would add of added: Earthbound (surprised you didn’t have it), Mighty Final Fight (know you mentioned, but its so damn good), Snake Rattle and Roll (such a fun game!), and Pocket Monsters.
May 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm
Err monsters in my pocket, not pocket monsters.
May 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm
hey i played that clash and demonhead, and finish it, 15 years ago, in that time i didint speak or read english, so i dont now how i finished that game???
May 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm
Krazy Kreatures stole its music from Tetris 2 on the Game Boy…weird.
May 28, 2012 at 10:59 pm
It didn’t. I added the tetris music to the video because Krazy Kreatures is a fairly silent game. I used the tetris 2 music because it’s another puzzle game.
May 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm
Nice video Mike! I’m curious if StarTropics was considered for this list.
May 29, 2012 at 1:02 am
As far as I know, “scat” just means shit, specifically animal droppings. NOT the act of eating your own shit.
Also, great list! I haven’t played ANY of these games, and I’ve been a Nintendo fanboy since the NES days!! I will check some of these out.
You should do a “best of Wii-Shop” video. That would be cool. There are so many damn games on there, I don’t download any of them in case they are shitty!
May 29, 2012 at 1:07 am
Oh man, I LOVE the Guardian Legend! It is extremely difficult right on the first part at the beginning but man it’s great.
Mike, if you think the European box art was cool, check out the Japanese version! Sucks that the American game got such crappy art.
May 29, 2012 at 1:28 am
good call mike. the guardian legend is one of my favorites
May 29, 2012 at 2:00 am
There’s one game on the nes I’ve never heard anyone talk about and I don’t know if it’s because maybe to me it’s a great game but to everyone else it’s shit? Or if it’s just a game not really known?
The game I’m talking about is Conquest of the Crystal Palace. I’ve always wanted to hear what other people thought of the game.
Anyways Mike great list! I’ve learned a new game that looks awesome (the Scat game lol) and I’m looking forward to checking it out. Glad to see Clash at Demonhead, that’s one of my all time favorites. I’m one of those people who love the Bucky O’hare game. Back in the day getting a challenging game meant playing it more to defeat it, that’s the main reason why I love the Ninja Gaiden games so much.
May 29, 2012 at 2:06 am
Xexys and Guardian both seem suspiciously like Blaster Master to me, and remembering that James also never brought attention to the fact that that Fester game he reviewed seemed like a blatant rip of BM (including ripping sound effects), I’m just wondering… have neither of you played Blaster Master? o_o
Mind you, I’m not complaining or anything. Just curious. If you haven’t, and ESPECIALLY if you like Xexys and Guardian… it’s very worth trying.
May 29, 2012 at 2:16 am
I never, ever hear anything about Little Ninja Brothers. That game is amazing and should be played.
May 29, 2012 at 3:06 am
A shop that comes floating down from the air?
Beedle’s Air Shop from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks comes to mind
May 29, 2012 at 3:31 am
Welp, Krazy Kreatures is not the oldest Match 3 game I’m aware of. There’s a lot of similar games at BigFish.
May 29, 2012 at 3:41 am
I’m the S.C.A.T.man! Bada-bwiii ba ba bada bo, baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do, baba ba da bo. Bada-bwiii ba ba bada bo, baba ba da bo
Bwi ba ba ba do, baba ba da bo!
May 29, 2012 at 3:52 am
This review was super helpful! Thanks to you, I just bought metal storm and SCAT!
Thank you Mike! I have been reading list upon list but at last you actually helped me find a couple games that are good and aesthetically like metroid/contra
May 29, 2012 at 4:26 am
I loved that review! At the beginning I saw a cart of Bionic Commando and I thought that it would be one of the games you talked about hehe.
I actually really dig the music from Xexyz, I ended up downloading all of it haha. They all look like great games, thanks for the review.
May 29, 2012 at 5:42 am
Hey dude, how about the amazing platformer – “Moon Crystal”? I don’t think anybody mentioned that. It had amazing animation for the NES (or Famicon) and really outstanding music. Not to mention the cool cut-scenes.
May 29, 2012 at 6:38 am
Nice review. Though I wish you would have done metal storm. I personally disagree with the idea that it isn’t “obscure enough anymore.” Well, guess what? It’s still a kick ass game that deserves mentioning! Otherwise, great little bit. You got a lot of the ones that I have on my top 10 list of underrated/underplayed games.
Keep up the good work!
May 29, 2012 at 7:09 am
Thanks for the tip. Gotta obtain that Guardian game!
May 29, 2012 at 7:45 am
Only me that noticed on the european cover it said mattei version in the left lower corner? 0o
May 29, 2012 at 8:33 am
this is the best video by mike imo 🙂 would be awesome to get one with snes and genesis games to <33
May 29, 2012 at 9:47 am
Hey Mike, this would make for a terrific series here on Cinemassacre, just like you do with game glitches. Even if you make it easier on yourself and just pick a few games across various older consoles (versus say 10 from one like this video), it would be really enjoyable to catch it once a month or so.
May 29, 2012 at 9:53 am
I really like the last game. The NES is way before my time, but it’s nice to see that the console has its own gems.
May 29, 2012 at 10:11 am
Didn’t James do a review on the SCAT game? Btw, “scat” isn’t about eating your own shit, but true many associate it with coprophilia. It can involve feces, but can also involve singing (not necessarily Scatman John).
May 29, 2012 at 11:56 am
How did you get a copy of Sweet Home? Awesome game, I’d love to see you review it next time