Spyro and Guilty Gear coming to Xbox Originals

Posted on June 11, 2008 by MASA.
Categories: Gaming, Old School, Xbox, Xbox360.

According to Major Nelson, Guilty Gear XX Reloaded and The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning will be on Xbox Originals next Monday for 1200 MS points.

Hacked Wii plays Super Smash Bros

Posted on May 4, 2008 by MASA.
Categories: Gaming, Old School, Wii.

A long time ago, a hacker found that someone with a Wii could execute their own code using Legend of Zelda: TP. The hacker exploited a buffer overflow flaw in the game and in doing so, found he could run his their own game. Fast forward to now, and we see that a user by the name of goku64323 has managed to run the N64 version of Super Smash Bros on his Wii.

This is not the easiest thing to do in the world, it requires a lot of code modifications and a lot of praying that your Wii will not explode.

The hack itself isn’t free, you need to purchase “Sin and Punishment” from the Wii Shop Channel. This is because Sin and Punishment maxed out the game cartridge on the N64 (which coincidentally, so did Super Smash Bros).

Another person has laid out how he has hacked his games, if you are interested.

Anyways, it’s a pretty cool demonstration. Might want to try that for myself.

Ikaruga coming to XBLA

Posted on April 7, 2008 by MASA.
Categories: Gaming, Old School, Xbox360.

IkarugaIkaruga is a game most gamers have never heard of, probably due to it’s horrible sales on the developer’s console of choice, the GameCube (after being on two SEGA systems). In Ikaruga, you play as a fighter pilot in futuristic Japan (the details are complex), who is the sole pilot of a freedom fighter brigade that was wiped out by a group calling themselves the “Divine Ones” because their leader found unspeakable powers from something he digged up.

This game is really different from most top down, horizontal arcade shooters. Enemies and bosses come in two different ways, powered by black and white polarity (think magnets), and your ship can switch between these two polarities. For example, if an enemy is firing white polarity powered bullets, you would want to switch to white polarity to cancel out the damage (and charge your laser), and then kill the enemy by switching to black and firing black polarity blasts.

Ikaruga will be having a second chance (its sales were quite high for a port, but unfortunately, since it released on the GameCube and the Dreamcast [a year after the DreamCast was discontinued by SEGA], its the sales weren’t too well for a videogame). And this time, it will be able to see a new audience. Ikaruga is available this Wednesday for 800MS Points.

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New Virtual Console games. Pass them on.

Posted on by MASA.
Categories: Gaming, Old School, Wii.

Nintendo has updated the Virtual Console list with two new games, Yoshi’s Cookie and Bases Loaded. This might be one of the most personal Virtual Console announcements thus far.

Yoshi's CookieHaving played Yoshi’s Cookie before, I can tell you it is one of the most boring games I’ve ever played. Despite it’s title (the reason I bought the game way back when), it’s not an adventure game, instead, it’s a puzzle game that’s kinda like a messed up form of Tetris. And don’t let the fact it has an “adventure” mode fool you. It’s really just a survival mode of how long can you last before blocks fill the screen. This game isn’t worth 500 Wii Points. And Yoshi isn’t really in this game (except if you play with another person). This game is not what you think it is. Don’t waste your points. You’ve been warned.

Bases LoadedBases Loaded, I’ve never played (or heard of), but from the looks of it, I wouldn’t recommend this title either. It was great for its time, when graphics were…a big glob large colored squares, but now it seems like a waste.

These two titles are both worth 500 Wii Points each. Personally, I’m passing, and I would advise you to do so as well.


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Nintendo imports 2 more games to the Virtual Console

Posted on March 10, 2008 by MASA.
Categories: Gaming, Old School, Wii.

Nintendo has added to the list of Virtual Console games it has imported from Japan with these 2 new titles. The first is DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure and Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu. Both games have been translated into English, and are worth 100 points more then the normal price for such games.

And here are the descriptions of the games:

DoReMi Fantasy: Milon’s DokiDoki Adventure (Super NES, 1 player, Rated E for Everyone – Alcohol Reference and Comic Mischief, 900 Wii Points): This is an action game where an energetic boy named Milon sets off on a great adventure in a cute fairy-tale world. Piccolo is a village in the country of Fantasia. One day, they hear from the fairy Alis that songs and music have disappeared from the forest. Suddenly, the wizard Amon appears, grabs Alis and vanishes with her. The brave Milon must now go on a journey to rescue his kidnapped friend, with his bubble shooter as his only weapon. Along the way, he’ll need to retrieve five legendary instruments and stars by defeating Amon’s minions. Get ready to enjoy the fun and comical action of this charming game.

Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu (Sega Genesis, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone, 900 Wii Points): The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns. What makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent’s grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent’s grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you’ve won the game. An intriguing backstory makes this an amusing experience for one or two players.

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