Notes on SNES games.
|Cacoma Knight in Bizyland / カコマ☆ナイト|
|Basically it's a 16-bit-erised Qix clone. あのSHIMIZU (Ano Shimizu)'s illustrations are really nice though!|
|Kirby's Dream Course|
|Live A Live|
|Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie|
|マリオのスーパーピクロス (Mario’s Super Picross)|
|Metal Max Returns|
|新機動戦記ガンダムＷ Ｅｎｄｌｅｓｓ Ｄｕｅｌ (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Duel)|
|The system's best fighter, behind Street Fighter II Turbo. The characters feel suitably heavy, and the fighting system is rich: there's a really satisfying meshing of the (extensive) air and dash systems, downed attacks, range attacks, and juggles. The game has large, well-drawn sprites; Capcom should have paid attention to this game when they were making a hash of their Street Fighter Alpha 2 port.|
|もと子ちゃんのワンダーキッチン (Motoko-chan's Wonder Kitchen)|
|Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen|
|Picross NP series|
|A series of neat nonogames released via Nintendo's Nintendo Power service. They have a slightly colder feel than Mario's Super Picross, but compensate with two player modes (whos features vary between volumes), and some charmingly awkward reward images.|
|Probably a bit overrated, especially compared to the Mega Drive game. But still has a great atmosphere and soundscape. It's pretty short, and not so interesting towards the end. Really feels like it could be a good base for something bigger.|
|Really benefits from playign in an emalator with a fast-forward key ;) I tihnk it's my favourit eversion of the game. The soundtrack's lovely.|
|Star Fox 2|
|Stunt Race FX|
| The low frame rate might make it a little tricky to get into now, but the soundtrack's terrific, and the stunt mode's lots of fun.
An interesting thing I read in an interview () is that is was actually running at a much better frame rate, but Nintendo kept requesting extra stuff get added which slowed everything down.
| A grand action adventure by Quintet. People complain of its length, and consistency, but I'm always sufficiently charmed by the way the character feels in motion and in combat.
The game's a pile of little stories spread over a massive time period. Lots of variety, lots of neat details.
Good soundtrack too.
|海腹川背 (Umihara Kawase)||also on: 3DS, DS, PS, PSP, Vita, Windows|
|DMAs curious, very fast, programmer-graphic-ed, side-view racing game. Courses twist and loop, and you perform mid-air tricks (and there are lots of them) to gain speed. Multiplayer is great, providing both players are skilled at the game.|
|This is my second favourite SNES shooter. Its structure feels unconventional, and its difficulty is just the right amount of hard.|
|Wario’s Woods||also on: NES|