Hi there, how have you all been?

It’s finally here. After all those years of searching I can dearly hold my own copy. Take a look at this:

Castlevania

One small step for mankind, one giant leap for me… ;(

I’ve always been a huge Castlevania fan since the very first NES entry, and played practically every 2D entry in the series to a good extent. As for the modern day ones, Aria of Sorrow (GBA) is my favorite and I’ve played through all of them–Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, Portrait of Ruin, Mirror of Fate–and even completed a couple–namely, Dawn of Sorrow and Order of Ecclesia. But all that roots from here… Symphony of the Night!

I remember playing it back it the days when it was released, but never got to the end of it because I was a Nintendo-boy at the time. :P As such I never had a Playstation to call my own, so I barely scratched it in friends’ consoles… But I can’t really complain. This comes after nailing the ancient missing link Rondo of Blood through Wii‘s Virtual Console, so it’s making some terrible sense right now.

Hopefully I can come up with an Impressions Journal anytime soon, but for now I’m focused in beating it. My progress has been steady as if it was already under my skin. ;(

New Stuff! Aside the monster I was also lucky to find a good portable lot and get some NES interesting trade-ins. So: Sonic Rush, Super Mario 64, Tao’s Adventure and Yoshi’s Island 2 (DS); Gauntlet (NES) and Layla (Famicom).

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Next on… Dracula. -.-

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Yep, once again indie gamedev scene goes wild for a weekend, everybody works a good deal too much but awesome stuff come out of the storm. Just wanted to share two of my favorite titles. :)

windowframe is astounding. Not only a terrific original idea, some nightmarish development under its belt raises it’s value even more. Try it out and dare to deny it. :)

windowframe

It’s much better to explain it with this than with words…

On the other hand I’d like to offer a more… Poetic entry. Orikami is some beautiful stuff, both presentation and content wise. Play it here.

Orikami

Sad and beautiful.

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Next on… Mega Man 3! ~.~

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Hi there, how have you all been?

A bit on the downside when it comes to play time this week but still happy with that nevertheless. :) Mainly messed a bit with Clickr (Steam) and tackled Mega Man 2 in that Anniversary Collection (PS2) I talked before. Wily’s Castle last stretch, here I go. ~.~’

New Stuff! As I said, a bunch of ‘casual’ titles came into my plate these days. Triple Town and Gems of War are both Steam titles which bear the title proudly, and for now I’m very satisfied with the upgrade Gems poses from the original Puzzle Quest. And the free-to-play scheme fits it very well too.

Other than that got a wholesale lot of Atari games/consoles, and nowadays I’m almost considering those casual titles as well. :P Well, they’d be if it wasn’t for their difficulty. -.- lol The list includes one of my old man’s favorite, Megamania; and also: Commando, Fishing Derby, Atlantis, Robot Tank and Tennis.

Atari

Doing some maintenance isn’t easy per se, let alone with a cat… :P

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Next on… Wily down for the second time! ~.~

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Much more play time this week–and quality time too, I must say. :) Also, neat additions which doesn’t make me complain. :P

New Stuff! Two cool games were added to my pile of shame: Gunman Clive (a 3DS Download that was even cheaper this late sale) and my very first CIB Game Gear game:

Ecco

Ecco the Dolphin! *-*

Achievement! Surprised at the huge amount of content Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu Remix (SNES) has, I’ll tackle it slowly; but for a start I got the first ending in the easy (though fairly long) mode called “Lesson”. Also, played a decent chunk of the charming Game Boy version of Yoshi’s Cookie to the point I nailed it and…

Dr. Wily

THIS! ~.~’

Yes, I started Mega Man Collection (PS2)! And after 2 or 3 almost-crying sections the very first (and most hard IMMO) entry in the series is down! From now on it will be a breeze… :P (just kidding)

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Next on… Full throttle!

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Hi there, how have you all been?

After last week’s busy time I managed to play a helluva lot more–even if it was some chaotic gameplay time due to several short bursts in different devices. First, played a decent chunk of Super Puyo Puyo Tsuu Remix because I put an unlocked SNES to test in my CRT TV; also, got my second PS2 Mega Man Collection, and as I don’t have a working PS2 ATM in my house I managed to put an emulator to work and run those games.

As for the ‘end of an era’ thing it’s about Marvel Puzzle Quest (Android). My ol’ cell phone can’t keep up with the update files’ sizes anymore–I was even used to uninstall every other stuff to update my game and then getting it all back to work, but that’s not enough anymore. So as I don’t have a cell phone upgrade in mind–I actually wouldn’t need one–I’m parting ways with some 2 years of gameplay progression. Sad thing but it’s the way it is.

Achievement! Oh, this was always a delight to me and I can still say it’s my favorite NES (Famicom) title of all time: Castlevania Kid! (at least we called it that here in Brazil… :P) Did a Master Run to beat it without continues. Terrific time!

Castlevania Kid

Of course, on the easy side when it comes to Castlevanias but still tricky at times. :)

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Next on… Stay safe and play a bit more. :)

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Terribly busy week, but that’s almost always good, I guess. :) In the mean time I played my regular share of Marvel Puzzle Quest (Android), got back to Clickr (Steam)–while FULLY UNDERSTANDING IT for a change lol–and tried a new one there: Ittle Dew. It’s simple, clean and charming.

New Stuff! Got a trade-in SNES candy: Darius Twin! People says it was based on Darius II arcade–which I already have for Mega Drive. Which one is better? :)

Darius Twin

Good for coop, it seems…

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Next on… Play anything!

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Well, since it’s one those times the work load rises all of a sudden I couldn’t do much on the ‘play’ side of my gaming life… Managed to go another floor down in Dungeons of Dredmor (Steam)–which makes me more nervous to fire the game again and waste it all with permadeath :P–aside a couple levels in Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS) and revisiting the fabulous The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy), this time in it’s Virtual Console DX version. Cool stuff all the same even after all those years.

Link's Awakening

I’ve completely forgotten about these weird 2D sections… Crazy little bastard. :)

New Stuff! I can’t complain about my latest finding AT ALL. It’s been a great time for hunting and this was a special month on that front for sure. The most straight-forward buy I did this week was a Steam download: Downwell. ‘Twas on sale and I had some dime in my virtual wallet due to some card selling, so it was a no brainer. From here on things started to take off: a 4-lot of Game Boy games–Pitman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Fall of the Foot Clan, Yoshi’s Cookie and Pop’N Pop; a bag–literally–with two Atari 2600 consoles with around a dozen games, yet to be tested; a 5-lot of Master System games–including some BR TecToy exclusives; and two CIB beauties, Master System’s version of The Flintstones and my very first Dreamcast piece, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. Hi-quality stuff for sure, and if I don’t restrain myself from hunting I’ll file bankrupcy anytime soon. lol

Atari 2600

I don’t even know which game some of those carts have. Gotta clean the bunch and put them to test. :)

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Next on… Work! Earn money! Not spend it! lol

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