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NES AtoZ 64: Galactic Crusader

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Galactic Crusader - 0/1

The only question that really needs to be answered is: is this better than Galaga? A very good Galaga port is already on Nintendo (coming up next), so this needs to bring something new to the table. The sprites are nice and large, and there are some weapon upgrades you can pick up, which is a noticeable difference. But if I am looking for a shmup with upgrades i’ll look to better games like Crysis Force or Zanac. Unfortunately the game fails in fun-factor. It simply isn’t better than Galaga so I recommend playing that.

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Does something look like fun? You want to check it out for yourself? There is nothing stopping you! Emulating these games is easier than ever. If you are a Mac user, go download OpenEmu right now. If you are a Windows user just go get FCEUX NES emulator. All you need now is the games.

NES AtoZ 55: Flying Dragon the Secret Scroll

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Flying Dragon the Secret Scroll - 1/1

My first experience with this game was watching Chief Arino play it, and it looked pretty sweet. I actually tried it out for a couple of hours after watching that GCCX episode and it was as fun as I expected. I think I got to level 3 before throwing in the towel. It’s a shame we didn’t beat level one in our first sitting, in between levels you fight in a martial arts tournaments and it’s pretty innovative.

how-to-download-roms

Does something look like fun? You want to check it out for yourself? There is nothing stopping you! Emulating these games is easier than ever. If you are a Mac user, go download OpenEmu right now. If you are a Windows user just go get FCEUX NES emulator. All you need now is the games.

 

NES AtoZ 54: The Flintstones Secret at Dinosaur Peak

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The Flintstones Surprise at Dinosaur Peak - 1/1

Few people have played this game outside of the emulation world. It has always been very rare, as it allegedly only available as a rental from Blockbuster (not sure who thought that was a better idea than just releasing it). Now it fetches prices as high as $1000 on the after market.

The game itself? Pretty great! Once we figured out that you can toggle between Fred and Barney an entire world opened up. The game plays a bit like the Lost Vikings if you have ever played that. both Fred and Barney have unique abilities you must use to complete the levels, I am assuming later in the game multiple paths might be available adding some replay value.

how-to-download-roms

Does something look like fun? You want to check it out for yourself? There is nothing stopping you! Emulating these games is easier than ever. If you are a Mac user, go download OpenEmu right now. If you are a Windows user just go get FCEUX NES emulator. All you need now is the games.

 

NES AtoZ 53: Flight of the Intruder

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Flight of the Intruder - 0/1

Another garbage flight simulator… The world really wasn’t ready for these in the 8-bit era. I found the game incredibly dull, but maybe a die hard air combat fan might … still find it incredibly dull.

how-to-download-roms

Does something look like fun? You want to check it out for yourself? There is nothing stopping you! Emulating these games is easier than ever. If you are a Mac user, go download OpenEmu right now. If you are a Windows user just go get FCEUX NES emulator. All you need now is the games.

 

NES AtoZ 52: Fist of the North Star

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Fist of the North Star - 1/1

How can you go wrong with the concept of a traveling martial arts master who can make people’s heads explode in a post-apocolytic setting? Well often times bad video game publishers do find a way, but not in this case! Fist of the North Stare delivers! This game is a no-frill beat ’em up and there is nothing wrong with that. The music is upbeat, the animation is smooth and Nintendo wasn’t stingy with the exploding bodies.

how-to-download-roms

Does something look like fun? You want to check it out for yourself? There is nothing stopping you! Emulating these games is easier than ever. If you are a Mac user, go download OpenEmu right now. If you are a Windows user just go get FCEUX NES emulator. All you need now is the games.