Hi there, how have you all been?

You know the drill already, you fight to dent your pile of shame, in a single blow you’re back down–or worse. :P But the whole thing is still fun, no problem with that, really. :)

Achievements! My 2600 had some love his week, and too simple games were nailed–as long as we can state that ’bout score-driven games, of course: Frogger and Dragon Treasure. Also this:

Dr Mario

Not the best shot to demonstrate it but Dr. Mario was beaten right after this try. lol

New Stuff! Adds this week range from free treats to legendary stuff. :) Got WarioWare: Touched! (3DS Download) as my very first Nintendo Club game, bought Ultimate NES Remix and Chibi Robo: Zip Lash (with the amiibo)–both 3DS physical releases–in a sale… But the best ones came in trade-ins. Mario Kart 7 (3DS), a terrific time eater; Flying Warriors in an unreleased Game Boy Color version; and… Wii‘s Xenoblade Chronicles! o.o Gotta put it in a safe or something…

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Next on… Closing the month on green… o.o’

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Man, what a week… I’ve been stumbling on interesting lots lately, in a rate that will lead me to bankrupcy anytime soon. lol Well, as far as they are good deals I’ll try to keep up with them. :)

New Stuff! Aside a trade-in which get me The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) WITH the soundtrack CD (the edition I was seeking for some time now), there were three lot finds. One of those had Frogger (2600), Metal Walker (Game Boy Color), Super Puyo Puyo and Batman Returns (SNES); the other had Dragon Treasure (2600) and Wonder Boy (Master System) for me to keep–aside some sellable/tradable items. And the other was this:

Game Boy stuff

Sentimental lot ;(

This lot had me emotional over it. Not because of the games and all, but because I could see the story of a family in it. The guy who sold it to me was the first and only owner of the bunch, and it was back from a time when his family left Brazil seeking prosperity in Japan. It may not say anything to him now, but seeing those yen price tags stll there and a handmade purse encasing his treasured Game Boy gave me a lot to think about…

There was a bunch of battered loose copies, but the CIB ones (which I’ll cherish) are: Castlevania: The Adventure, Dr Mario, Gremlins 2, Ranma 1/2, Pri Pri and Motocross Maniacs. :)

Achievement! After many years another Ninja Gaiden is down! The Game Boy installment was born as a sequel to Shadow of the Ninja, but despite that fact it’s one of my favorite titles in the series from now on. :)

Ninja Gaiden Shadow

No, it’s not Castlevania. :)

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Next on… Try not to spend too much. lol

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Yes, everytime you scratch a game off a list you’ll include two others all the same… :P Got a small Japanese Game Boy lot, and with them two games I’ll keep: Dr. Mario and Ninja Gaiden Shadow! The first one just for collection sake since I already have the original Famicom version–which is better; but the second one was a chase for some time now and I’m glad I can tackle it from now on. :)

Achievement! Beat my favorite Arkanoid in the series! The SNES version is gorgeous, fun, balanced difficult-side and can even manage to throw a back story in. :P I was thinking about attacking high scores on it but some bosses can be a pain… :(

Arkanoid

Yes, the paddle is a ship. lol

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Next on… My wife watches Game of Thrones, I have my Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS) time. lol

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Hi there, how have you all been?

Yep, Symphony of the Night is down! ~.~ I was left with mixed reactions in the end… I know it’s a classic title starting to show its age, I know I’m spoiled by several later Castlevanias; but I’m also pretty sure Super Metroid–which is older and started the genre itself–was way more solid back then. So I’m probably not going for completion with this one, sadly.

New Stuff! Humble Bundle has got me again, but it had so many titles I was interested in–and others I didn’t even know existed to be interested in the first place–that I couldn’t pass it. My highlight of the bunch gotta be A Boy and His Blob which I was surprised to see @Steam. :)

Also, this:

Master System

Forgotten Worlds was a chase… But I’ll probably keep Zaxxon as well. :)

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Next on… Second campaign on Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)!

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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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