Monday, September 22, 2008

I No Write Long Time!

Holy crap! Almost a week! But if any day needed a new post, it's today. What a day for new games!

First of all, everyone's favorite iron-stomached pink puff returns to the DS in Kirby Super Star Ultra! It's a remake of the SNES classic Kirby Super Star. The original featured several shorter modes, rather than one big adventure. The new one includes all of these, plus some additional modes.

In the original, there was a short adventure mode called The Great Cave Offensive. The point was to navigate a large series of caves and levels to find all of the treasure. This was no easy task, to be sure. There were enemies all over the freakin' place, and they always seemed to be right where they were hardest to miss... which was everywhere! But it's all good.

Other modes include larger games such as Spring Breeze, a standard Kirby adventure, Gourmet Race, a footrace against King Dedede, and the Megaton Punch, a minigame to see who can punch a bigger hole in the planet. Awesome.

The new version also includes new modes, such as the interesting Helper to Hero, where you control one of Kirby's helpers, and you do your best to help him get to the finish. Double awesome.

But the fun doesn't stop there, dear biased friends. Also releasing today is Warioland Shake It! for the Wii. It's beautiful hand-drawn style is simply amazing, combined with (hopefully) intuitive Wii remote controls.

The premise of Warioland Shake It! follows true to the other Wario Land games. Wario wants treasure! And you can use your new Shake power to get it. You can grab enemies and shake the crap out of them (by actually shaking the Wii remote), along with money bags and other treasure-containing items.

In short, the game looks incredible. Hopefully, it doesn't make you shake everything all the time. Cause that can make my arms hurt. Where's my ibuprofen?...

Well, just when you thought today wasn't an amazing enough day for video game releases, yet another amazing piece of Nintendo classic-ness appears. Mega Man 9. You may not think this is anything that exciting, but trust me, this is something I've been waiting for for a very, very long time.

Mega Man 9 is not the 'new' game that you might expect. While all the bosses are new, the powers are new, and the levels new, the game design is not. But that's a good thing. A very good thing. You see, Mega Man 9 looks exactly like Mega Man 1-6. Which were made for the NES. OVER 15 YEARS AGO!

Capcom decided to give retro fans exactly what they wanted. They created a NES-style game and made it available for only $10. They even made it flicker and slow down if there are lots of items on the screen, just like it would do on the NES. Life is beautiful, people.

All I have to say is that I need about $100 right now so I can go and buy all this crap. Any takers? ... er, givers?
Btw, don't forget to vote on the new poll!


Currently Hoping: for more NES-style games


Rachel said...

Whoa! So many games, so little time... before your birthday!! Yay! I hope that someone will find $100 for you soon. I'll keep an eye out for you ;) I love you!

Funluvinchick said...

Yay! Kirby! I've never played a kirby game. However, I do think he's the cutest! So big and cuddly looking, all pink and fluffy! Looks like an overstuffed marshmellow with cute little button eyes and nose! ...anyway...have fun getting and playing all those games. You're such a dedicated gamer. Makes me want to wipe a tear of happiness from my eyes.

Devin said...

Wow, that sounds amazing! All of it! Perhaps if I didn't have so much homework/debt, I'd be the coolest kid in slow class!

Franklin said...

Definitely a strong line-up of games released this week. I've only played Mega Man 9 out of those mentioned, and even though it's tough it never ceases being entertaining.

By the way, benjamines, do you also have a PS3 and Xbox 360? Even if you're a biased gamer it's hard to ignore the fact that all of the systems have great games of their own. If you (that includes you too, fellow commenters) don't have either of those systems I suggest you take a look at this Stacker 2 contest going on right now where you can win one of your choice. Currently there are less than 375 entrants, and there are also weekly prizes to win including games as 6 Hour Power energy shots (which are great for gaming sessions). For contest details, go here:

By the way, I hope you don't mind me commenting on your post. I work with 6 Hour Power so if you have any questions about the contest or the drink itself just ask. Definitely let me know if you guys enter too, and I'd be happy to vote for your designs. Good luck!

Franklin Keane