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  • Kuragari Ryo

    You know what's' more awesome than a house of ninjas?

    A house of dead ninjas.

    Oh hey, whoever's reading this. (If anyone still is! Lol!)

    I just found out that the blogs are back, so what better way to celebrate than to get drunk post something!

    You know what flash game is pretty fun? House of Dead Ninjas.
    You know what game is awesome? Super House of Dead Ninjas on Steam.

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    Now I thought of something, and it's a good way for me to test some things, but rather than upload screenshots like I usually do, how about a short video of me failing to play the game?



    -Kuragari Ryo

    Other stuff: Fire Emblem: Awakening
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    A warrior takes sword in hand, clasping a gem to his heart...

    Engraving vanishing memories into the sword,
    He places finely honed skills into the stone.
    Spoken from the sword, handed down from the stone,
    Now the story can be told...

    Final Fantasy Tactics is so much fun; it's so great to just break that game and maul the AI like it's never been mauled before.

    You know what other Final Fantasy is pretty broken, aside from V?

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    Yeah, that's right. This one. The one that fans pretty much say is the worst one out of the series. I was one of these people, until I realized how easy it is to manipulate this game into doing whatever you want. Honestly, I've been enjoying FFVIII. The story, even with it's dumb plot twist, is hilarious to me. The story, I'm not going to speak much of. However, we're going to join me in the second disc, at the start of said disc. Anyone who knows me, knows how I play FFT and V; I will spend hours preparing for no real reason, to see how OP I can get before some point. VIII is no exception; I was OP by the end of the first disc! Squall had his ultimate weapon, Seifer had dropped in one hit and Edea didn't even get to attack. XD Anyway! Everyone got tossed into jail and had their weapons confiscated. Zell realizes that, derp, his weapon is his fists. So he's going around punching things until he gets everyone's stuff back! Of course me not having played this game in forever, I went the wrong way.
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    Here's this guy now suddenly. He encountered me at a nice time: Whilst I'm in HP critical. I don't really care, though, I begin abusing the game:

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    This right here is what most of my friends don't like the game for, the Draw command. It lets you take and stock monster's spells, or cast them for no real cost. You can stock up to 100 of a spell on one character. This guy has Haste and ????. Drawing ????, I learn that it's Slow; so I immediately cast it on the enemy and Haste myself. Now, this is where I'm glad I screenshot, because no one would have wanted to see me draw Haste off of this guy 50 times.

    The enemy uses Micro Missiles on Zell, which halves his HP. At that point I decide, "Yeah, it's time to go." and run. Screw that noise.

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    Got no exp. The thing about this game is, enemies levels scale with you. The stronger you are, the stronger they are: And I'm taking advantage, because I'm a prick like that. It takes 1000 EXP to level up, and each level doesnt really do much to your stats. This is where Junctioning comes in.

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    Nobody liked this crap, at all, when my friends and I were younger. Most of us didn't really understand it.. But I'm abusing it. I refined ten Tents into 100 Curagas on disc 1, and now I have a crapload of HP. I set Scan to Str purposely, and we'll see why Thundaga isn't on there later.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that I have the Enc-None ability, so I really don't have to fight ANY battles if I dont want to, but I have a reason behind that as well. Deciding I need a heal after getting hit by Micro Missile, I consume some random item laying in my inventory. Moving on!

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    Four fools attack. Now, the yellow guys I can rough up just enough to where it's nearly dead and still get away without getting EXP, but because those other two jackasses are there, I have to run from this fight. What I did, though, was abuse the game again: If you have the ATB set to Wait, and you open up a menu that deals with selecting a spell or item, the gauge stops.. BUT YOU CAN STILL RUN AWAY UNSCATHED! Knowing this, I ditch these fools and continue going the wrong way.

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    Now I got one of these tools by himself. What does he have for me to draw from him..?

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    Esuna eh? I'll take 60. So this time I just run away, since I remembered that first guy I encountered that used Micro Missile. I kept on going the wrong way some more and eventually came across him, but this time, I let Zell fist him to death after getting Micro Missiled a few times.

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    I get some EXP, but I also get something I wanted:

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    This item is for Quistis, so I can abuse her Blue Magic later on. Neat. So now instead of wasting my Curagas, I just move on, this time following the correct path after screwing around. I have to progress at some point!

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    "Hey! What are you doing!?" Stealing your Cures, because you don't need 'em!

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    Fail. I have 100 Cures stocked, but because I flip through menus so fast I clicked the wrong thing. It made me laugh, however. After I healed up enough, I ran from them. Why? Because you cant Card human enemies. I learned a while back, that if you turn enemies into Triple Triad cards, you wouldn't get EXP.. But your GFs will still get AP! As a result, this level 10 Zell with 28K max HP has been doing whatever he wants!
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    This little crudmudgeon has Berserks, so I start stealing those. Then afterwards I scan him to learn his HP, then start to punish him for really unsatisfactory damage rates.. Scan wasn't too good of an idea to put on STR, so we'll fix that.

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    We'll Card this guy, and move on.

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    Let's put my 100 Blizzards onto my STR now. I'm still not putting my Thundagas on there since it'll boost Zell's attack way too much, to the point where he'll kill an enemy with a critical hit instead of just weaken it enough to Card.

    Finally moving onwards, Zell gets everyone's weapons back, then randomly, Zell eats a mushroom and grows big. And apparently, high out of his mind, he starts threatening to kick asses. Don't believe me?

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    Well really, he's refering to the people that put them all in the jail. And since they all have weapons again, kicking asses is what's going to happen! Junctioning up but not bothering to heal, Biggs and Wedge, a reaccuring cameo since forever, appear to get roughed up. I left Quistis and Selphie in the HP Critical stage, specifically so I can abuse Selphie for The End.

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    I got Rapture instead. I laughed, since I knew it doesnt work on bosses; I used it anyway because it's too funny not to. Now had I have gotten The End, I would've been dying.

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    Mega Fail. Biggs and Wedge go nowhere, but everyone just beats them to a pulp anyway and move on.

    Then of course, my break was over with and I had to go back to work. Which is where I've been for so long: Working. x_x
    I'm not dead yet, neither is the blog if anyone's still interested in my nonsense. Until next time!

    ~Kuragari Ryo
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    Shopkeepers don't play around.

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    I enjoy playing rougelikes, and I enjoy playing platforming games. What do you get when you combine the two? You get Spelunky, that's what. This game does not care that you want to survive to the end, it'll find a way to make you taste bitter death with every chance it gets! It's a free PC game that I really like to play every now and again; each time I play it I learn something new; as I do with most punishing roguelikes. Let's start it up and see what's going on.

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    The guy with the hat is us! We're on a quest to get lots of gold, and cave whores! What are cave whores you might ask? We'll just have to see! Here at the very start, there's a gigantic spider ready to wreck us good. If we go underneath, he'll drop down from the ceiling and really let us have it, and possibly kill us in two hits. Killing him gives us a nice reward however, so let's use some problem solving. We are armed with bombs, that we can use to mainly destroy terrain, but it'll also kill enemies. What we're going to do, is toss a bomb into that spider web above.

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    Whoops. At first, I pushed the wrong button and threw a rope up. The rope allows us to climb up or down safely, a great boon for our adventures. The next try I toss a bomb up into the web; it's that red orb that's currently caught. Within a few seconds..

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    Blamo! No more giant spider. He drops an item, some kind of jar with a P on it. This turns our bombs into Sticky Bombs, that'll cling to surfaces. This is really good for dispatching enemies on ceilings, or blowing up ceilings for some rope to go through. There's a smaller spider just below it; rather than engage and possibly take damage, I decide to avoid him by going above.

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    With the spider avoided, we come across a larger conundrum: We don't know what's down below here. We could jump down, only to fall into spikes, instantly killing us! We don't want that; but this is what the hang is good for: You can scroll the screen down a little so you can see where you're gonna go, and plan accordingly. Turns out that there's no immediate threat, but we still have to be careful, since falling too far will result in damage, or death.

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    A cave whore was down below, calling for help. These are really damsels (Damsels in distress I suppose), but cave whore's a more fitting name. We'll find out why later on.

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    If you bring a cave whore to the level exit, she'll give you a kiss, increasing our life by one. It's the only way to restore or increase health in this game, so saving them often is a good idea. Well, often enough when it's convenient; dying over them is usually a waste.

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    Here in the next floor, is a dice game. It costs a certain amount to roll the dice, and if you win, you get the item shown. We already have the sticky bombs, so we're going to ignore it. Below was a box; and inside is a pitcher's mitt. This allows us to throw things further and deal more damage with thrown objects. Sounds good, right? Normally, I would avoid this item, as it usually always screws me over, but hopefully it won't while we're playing it this time. We'll get the mitt and go about our business; which will be that cliff.

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    Let's throw a rope down, we don't want to fall and possibly get impaled on some spikes. Roaming around, we come across a pickaxe that we're using to dig at random terrain in order to advance. Then we come across an interesting store:

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    This is why I call them cave whores. This shopkeeper is charging money for kisses, which we can use as much as we can afford. Now if we were to pick the cave whore up, the shopkeep will flip his shit and shoot us dead with a shotgun. I am not making this up, this will really happen if we even remotely touch this cave whore the wrong way.

    Later on, we came across another dice game, and we decided to take a chance. Unfortunately, we forgot we had the pitcher's mitt however.. The dice were thrown way too hard, and it bounced up and hit the shopkeeper, and well..

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    Yeah.. The shopkeeper gets mad at us for hitting him and blows our brains all over the place. Damn. So ends our adventure. Silly little mistakes like the one we made there is what causes deaths most of the time, but we learned something: Never throw dice so hard against the floor that they come back and hit whoever owns the dice. They just might shoot you dead with a shotgun.

    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games played: Kid Icarus: Uprising
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    Photons and sabers and rifles, oh my.

    I mentioned before that I wasted a lot of time with Phantasy Star Online. What I forgot to mention is that I don't really like Universe too much, and skipped it after playing for a few hours at a friend's. I let a buddy of mine convince me to try Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Skipped the first one since it looked like it was exactly the first Universe) and wow.

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    This gentleman here is me. I'm a ranger in this, though one wouldn't know it since you can use whatever from whatever, and I will be using whatever if I have to. I do range, though; the melee and tech stuff I have just if I have to do it.

    In my room at this moment; I had removed all of the furniture in order to stick my De Rol Le figure in there. It's pretty huge!

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    My room's supposed to be modeled after some Moatoob cavern; De Rol Le fits in there kind of. He's native to there in this game if I remember correctly.

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    So I gathered up a ragtag group of misfit AI people and went about my way. Let the shooting beginulate!

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    Shooting gun weapons takes a bit of TP to use for whatever reason, so eventually I'll have to start fisticuffing things. As for now, these little guys are getting shot, and they cant do a thing about it.

    One of these large monsters spawns.

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    Chelsea seems to think we can win this one. Well no duh we can. Though while fighting this thing, I realize that trying to get screens while playing this is a bit annoying, due to the screenshot button being the note key. (I had this set via cwcheat; it's the only thing I use cwcheat for.)

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    Around here is when I realized it, when the thing headbutted me in mid attack and put me right on my ass. It dies at some point, and we continue exploring the caves.

    I forgot that Chelsea has a kind of.. Accent about her or whatnot. She doesn't hesitate to remind me:

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    She's gonna let the loose. I suppose after that she'll tell me she the whole monster now, too.
    Everyone's been pretty vocal so far, sans my robot buddy Allie. I like when she says stuff, since she talks a lot of shit; but for whatever reason she's being oddly quiet.

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    I'm staying the hell away from this guy this time; I have my rifle out in first-person view, shooting the thing in the head. Maya's over there trying to soup him with techs, but she keeps getting downed before one can cast. Traveling on, I come across a shiny red box, a rare. I was hoping it was something good as I proceeded to jump on it. (PSO vets may remember getting stoked about finding a rare, only to find it was a photon drop.)

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    It's just a Last Survivor Replica. I have like twenty of those; screw that noise. The box sure is shiny, though.

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    We're getting close to the boss door now. Another Gohra spawns in front of the door.

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    Who's touching Chelsea? Not I, I say, I'm trying to back away from there. Im actually just hacking away at the Gohra Darth Maul style until he turns into soup. I decide to buff everyone really quick and head on through the door, where one nasty little flying guy dwells..

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    THE DE ROL LE!
    I remember first starting PSO, and the De Rol Le was a complete pain to fight, especially with just a pistol. Here in Phantasy Star Portable 2 however, he's a piece of cake. Delicious cake. Angel food cake. Ala mode.

    His weak point is still his head, and since you can first person view with gun weapons in this, hitting that while he's at a distance is pretty simple.

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    Shoot him in his head enough and the head will slide off with a nasty crunching/slippery sound, and now he'll get more aggressive with his trademark mouth-beam attack. He'll also take more damage in his head, too, which is a boon for those using ranged weapons. Don't let up on him and eventually..

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    He'll drop back to whence he came. Which is.. Under the water, I guess.
    After he's gone, some boxes appear. I got nothing good from the boxes, (As usual) and returned to the ship.

    And so ends it for today~ I'm worn out after a bunch of yard work. See everyone next time~
    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games played: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition
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    A world of nostalgia

    I beat New Super Mario Bros 2 the other day, and it made me think about something regarding the game's difficulty. It was easy (for me, anyway) to just quickly beat, but were these games really all that difficult to begin with? Maybe when I was younger these games had some kind of challenge, but.. I don't know. I didn't really have that feeling that I got from finishing the older games up to Super Mario 64; that warm feeling of accomplishment. I felt kinda empty after clearing NSMB 2 (And Super Mario 3D Land) and it's something I can't really put my finger on. Perhaps it's just age, or maybe I'm starting to out-grow Mario. I dunno.

    Either way, as I was dwelling on that I was screwing around with Super Mario World; or rather a rom hack of Super Mario World that overhauls the graphics. There isn't really any need to overhaul the graphics, I just thought it was kind of neat.

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    I kind of was just going about it at my own pace, and just smirking at silly little things like this. I don't know how exactly I made this happen, and I dont think even Mario himself knows what the hell's going on. If you ask me, those shrooms are finally getting to him. This shot actually reminds me of something that I liked about the older Mario games. All of those lives you collect before you turn the game off means nothing, because no matter how many you had, you're gonna start back with five lives once you turn the game back on.

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    Here in this pretty Vanilla Dome, I had fifty two lives somehow or other before getting to Lemmy's castle. I didn't abuse the Top Secret Area, which is possibly the easiest way to collect lives, and I didn't abuse some mechanic to get a large amount of lives.

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    Let this be known: Mario is apparently as strong as Popeye with three cans of spinach. He picked up a whole castle.. And then punted it into the distance. Superman called, he wants his super strength back, holy crap. Anyway, shortly after that happened, I had gone up to the "secret" area on top of the dome, leading to the Butter Bridge areas. Had to get through the fortress, however.

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    I liked how Reznor originally looked, but this is pretty badass. I had gained a good ten more lives from somewhere; I had gotten a good five or so from one of those levels on top of the dome. Then I decided to take a break after that, and switched off.

    Later on when I came back to it, I wen't over to Ludwig von Koopa's castle and proceeded to stomp on him.

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    Remember all of those sixty two lives that I had? Neither does the game, and the game doesn't give a rat's ass. I don't give a rat's ass either, I didn't need all of those lives obviously, but the fact that I had accumulated so many of them is something else. "Was the game always like that?" I thought to myself, reflecting on when I used to play with my cousin. After a bit of thought, I remembered sharing lives fairly often, splitting my lives with whoever I'm playing with until we both have 30 each. Didn't even have to use the Konami Code!

    Anyway, I played on and off most of the day until the game was cleared, (I'm off of work today obviously) and I still at least smiled at the ending. But what made me smile? Nostalgia? Whatever it is, I just don't feel it with the newer games. Granted, I do like playing them at times.. But I dunno. Maybe the magic that once was is fading for me. But who knows; maybe New Super Mario Bros U will rekindle it.

    The game had a sign of appreciation behind it that let everyone feel good about finally getting to the ending; it serves the same purpose here as well for the reader, and will possibly be just as breathtaking as it was in 1990/1991/1992.

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    See you next mission.
    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games played: Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix CD, Dragon Quest
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    The Match of the Millenium

    Disclaimer: I suck at fighting games.

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    So I decided to mess around with SNK VS Capcom: Match of the Millenium on the Neo-Geo Pocket Color today. The NGPC was one of those systems that I wanted when I was young, but for the life of me, couldn't get ahold of for whatever reason. Usually I would have the money and there would be none in Wal-mart's stock, or I didn't have the money and bam there they were.

    At anyrate, this is one of those VS games, handheld style. It's a pretty fun game, albiet I suck at fighting games, but either way! I'm playing as B.B. Hood and Morrigan, since I do enjoy Darkstalkers. Why B.B. Hood? This is why:

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    Wow. Well anyway, there's several different playing variants; you can play single, 1v1 matches, tag team matches or King of Fighters/Art of Fighting/Whatever 3 man team style. You can also choose the special bar mode; from average, which just charges the super meter up until MAX, a counter type mode, and rush, which allows for supers to be comboed rediculously. I'm using rush at the moment.

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    At some point, Athena thought she could just taunt, so I applied missile directly to her forehead. I assume she didn't like that much, so she decided to try to come at me, but she took her beating. Then Sakura came out and..

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    Yeah. B.B. Hood told her where she can put her "yatta".

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    At some point, Yuri shows up talking about karate. What she doesnt know, is B.B. Hood has an uzi and several explosives. Things dont end well for Yuri as expected. After her pummeling, a team of Terry and Ken show up, which is kind of awesome. They get pulverized, then something freaks out and sets some "Guards" on me.

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    A robot Haohmaru shows up, and gets wrecked in no time flat. Afterwards, Leona shows up; who doesent last long. Then suddenly here's this guy..

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    Kyo. The super-deformed Kyo still looks pretty cool, and he doesnt mess around either. Though try as he might, he got his ass punished as well.

    So after a bit of dialogue about Shadaloo and whatever, (Shabalabadingdong, as a buddy of mine likes to refer to it as) the boss team challenges me:

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    Goddamn Geese Howard and M. Bison. FFFFFFFFFFFF
    I decide I'm going to try to murder Geese as quick as I can, since for some reason, in this game he can just up and wreck someone in a drop of a hat. So I'm beating him crapless, when suddenly he decides he's gonna taunt.

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    He taunts when a missile is hurtling towards his face. That's pretty smrt. (Smart)
    Bison comes out and decides to pull all of the stops. He's to win the old fasioned steal-your-quarters way, but then he makes one crucial mistake: He accepts an apple from me.

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    So after Bison gets blown the hell up, Orochi Iori comes along and proceeds to smack me around. He's trying to win, but he wasn't trying hard enough, especially when he thought he could just up and taunt during his assault.

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    A fitting punishment.

    That's all for now~ I might be a bit busy tomorrow, but who knows. Thanks to everyone who keeps on reading my stuff; I'm aware it's not too great! :D

    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games played: Tales of the Abyss 3DS, Ketzal's Corridors
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    You know you want to touch it.

    Every now and then you play a game that makes you grin childishly over the silly things you're doing. Katamari Damacy! Is one such game.

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    Touch my Katamari on the Vita's made me laugh and smile so much, that I'm surprised my face hasn't frozen in some sort of abomination Joker-esque grin-face. It feels like it's more difficult of a Katamari game due to the lack of stuff to roll up, but still, it's pretty fun.

    This one uses the Vita's touch screen in an interesting way: The King tells you, "Who said Katamari had to be round?" It sure enough doesn't have to be! You can use the screens to squish the Katamari vertically; increasing your rolling speed and letting you squeeze into narrow areas (Like between buildings), or flatten the Katamari out vertically like a hot dog to go underneath things. You can also collect things with a wider range if you squish the Katamari the right way at times.

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    I had already beaten the game; I was just rolling around at the speed of sound. Had places to go, had to ride the Royal Rainbow. I couldn't stick around, had to keep rolling on; guess what lies ahead, (probably a dissapointed ass king) there was only one way to find out.

    At some point in time I was re-rolling one of the story missions, when I had rolled too big apparently, and..

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    I had broken the universe apparently. This really had gotten out of hand!

    This one's going to have to get cut really short; I'm too tired to even think right now..
    I beat New Super Mario Bros 2 earlier this evening, so now I dont know what I want to play. But we'll find out!

    ~ Kuragari Ryo

    Other things played: Sonic Generations 3DS
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    Bat punching galore!

    Now for something somewhat different.

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    What..? We've seem to fallen into a hole. This shouldn't look too familiar to those NES veterans we have; this is a completely new NES homebrew game, or new to those who haven't seen it! This is the demo of Super Bat Puncher! Bats have infested this planet, and it's up to Captain Roast to punch them in their bat-faces until they bat-splode!

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    So we get up and someone screams for help. Let's go to the right a bit and..

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    A bird's calling for help; he's trapped. He was so into eating some cave-bacon that someone shoved him into a cage. That's pretty rude; imagine sitting at home, eating a slice of bacon, and someone just slips a pillowcase over your head. Let's free him the only way we know how.

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    By punching the cage so hard that it explodes. Holy crap.
    Punching's our main attack; and it serves some other uses too.

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    The bird flees after thanking us and telling us his name, which is Sir Loin. (Yum!) Also, he isn't afraid of anything, it seems. Well, he sure does seem afraid of..

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    Bats. We've gotten close to this bat, and he's looking at us meanacingly. Do you know what's about to happen to that bat? I'll tell you what:

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    POW! RIGHT IN THE KISSER! He got punched so hard that he blew the fuck up. Awesome! This is surprisingly violent when you think about it; punching animals until they explode? Sheesh! The bats exploding provide a way to solve puzzles, however. For example, we're gonna come across a wall.

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    The explosions the bats create can destroy these blocks. That's pretty cool! Sir Loin sees that you're a total boss for punching these bats out, and offers to join us.

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    As you can see, we have no choice to let him join us. This enables us to play two player co-op mode, which sounds pretty cool. I'm on my PSP however, so I cant do that! :( Anyway, Onward!

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    I'm going about wrecking the crap out of every bat I see; each one drops a coin. If I remember correctly, if you die, you can use the coins to continue. As I progress, I notice a new being in the caves:

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    WHOAHWHATTHESHITISHAP.. So it seems the green things we can bounce on! You use those to reach higher ground. Sweet! Using those, I travel upward and notice a nook in a corner. Let's investigate.

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    A chest. I wonder what's inside? Let's punch it open!

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    An upgrade! Normally, punching walls would bounce you back a bit, but with this shiny new upgrade..

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    You can clear entire gaps in one punch. It doesn't look like it the above screenshot, but when I progress to the little "T" Termino (Tetris piece) looking thing on the right and do it..

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    I go flying across it. Sweeet. Across the way, there was a door; and within lies a slew of angry bats! Punching the crap out of them released a figure..

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    THIS is what, or who you're fighting for, the spirits of the planet. Someone locked them away, but wrecking the bats in that area set her free. She warps us to the hub area with a single message:

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    Rescue her sisters.
    There's a second whole level with a new power up, but the game is still a demo! The music is amazing also.. I really hope this homebrew gets finished at some point! Would you like to show your support, or even try the game yourself? Head on over to http://morphcat.de/projects and check it out. Until tomorrow, possibly!

    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games played today that weren't mentioned: New Super Mario Bros 2, Gundam VS Gundam NEXT PLUS
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    It's a secret to everybody.

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    This is a -VERY- familiar sight! It's hard to not recognize this game; the original Legend of Zelda on the NES. This game was one I had to search around for at various stores before I could find it, but a cousin and I explored around the game so many times that I -STILL- know it like the back of my hand. I was messing around with it on the Metro (subway) and had completely murdered the first level. I had collected so much crap prior to doing so, that it was hard not to maul the level!

    This game was notorious for it's odd messages within dungeons, namely, "Eastmost peninsula is the secret" and ESPECIALLY "Grumble, grumble.."
    "Grumble, grumble.." had my cousin and I going wtf for many days, until we tried
    sticking the Bait item on his face
    . I remember what really had us baffled was why the old guy wouldn't let us have the white sword near the lake, just a screen above the waterfall. "Master using it and you can have this" is what the old man says. Turns out you just need to have
    *edit, five hearts in total (thanks, Pingouin7)
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    This River Zora, I think it's called if I remember correctly, is about to get what-for 'round there. That one lone Octarock was actually a fast moving one, so he wound up taking the punishment. I just ignored the fireball that the River Zora had shot via Magic Shield and went about my way, like a boss.

    A large part of the game was exploring; you literally had to find -everything- in this game, dungeons included. The map wont show you where the dungeons are, and no old man will go marking any maps. (This is probably why a good bit of people playing this one for the first time quit, or maybe it's just way too dated for them to play.) You could potentially do the dungeons out of order if you wanted, but for certain dungeons, like dungeon 4 or 5, required that you have the Ladder item. Of course, you can always just go get the ladder item then go back to whichever dungeons. (You can even go through the whole game without the sword! You wont be able to kill Ganon, however.) I was on my way to dungeon 2, when suddenly..

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    M...M..MOBLINS!!
    *Ahem*. There were some Moblins really trying to let me have it with arrows. I just stood there laughing at them as the arrows weakly bounced off of my Magic Shield. To add insult to injury, I later hit them all with the boomerang, freezing them in place, and left the screen to the left.
    An interesting note about where I'm standing in the screenshot; for whatever reason you cant swing your sword on the outer edges of the screen there. I havent bothered to figure out why that is, but I guess it's so you cant go "door fighting". It might just be in the programming or whatever, I dunno. Lets move on.

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    I went to the left and there's a bunch of Octoroks. I guess I ruined their little meeting, because they immediately began vomiting rocks at me. So I just ran through them, poking the ones that got too close and bolted up the ladder. Once you go up that ladder, you'll reach the second dungeon. I had a photo of it, but it came out upside down for some reason, so I decided not to upload that.

    Well, I'm going to cut this one short; I got New Super Mario Bros 2 to try. Until tomorrow, possibly!

    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Other games I played but didn't mention: Theatrythm: Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., Bug Princess
  • Kuragari Ryo

    Greed and mustaches

    Good day! I have a number of pictures that I think I'll stick in spoiler tags since apparently, the ipod takes large photos.
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    Well, this is a very familiar looking game! Look at that little gremlin grin about finding an explosive orange underwater! Yes, I was dabbling with Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land for a bit today. This was one of these games that I somehow couldn't get my hands on as a kid, yet I could always borrow it in exchange for another game. Usually, the game I lent in exchange for this was Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, since I had already beaten the game crapless so many times. The particular shot is from the first stage of that teapot looking mountain. (I think it really is called teapot mountain)

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    Those are some angry ass blocks. What they're so mad for, I'll never know. Maybe it's because Wario had all of that garlic, and they cant stand the garlicy stench. Obviously Wario gives no fucks, because he's just standing there grinning like a madman. This one was taken in the same level; my mind kept on wandering so I lost a couple of lives somehow. I was off the clock, and a coworker was being an irritant at the time, so that was probably it.

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    Remember the bucket game? I still find it funny that there's a game based off of Mario with a bucket on his head, but this particular thing is a gambling game. You have a 50/50 chance to double your coins before they get tallied up at the end of the level. Since it's a 50/50 chance, I decide to let Wario pick what bucket I was gonna choose. He picks the one on the right, looking hopeful.

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    Oh boy, what's it gonna be? Let's pull the cord and find out.

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    HNNNG!
    So it looks like Wario just involuntarily dropped a load in his pants. Great. Now this is usually my luck; the bucket game is always a sucker trap for me.


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    Wario's all, "Sorry bro, lol" Yeah, well that's all well and good. There went half my coins. xD

    After this point it was time to return home, and I didn't play on the way back.
    What will I play tomorrow? I dunno yet, but we'll find out when we get there!

    ~Kuragari Ryo

    Also played but not mentioned: Theatrythm: Final Fantasy, ElectroMaster (iOS), Missile Command
  • Kuragari Ryo

    Awakening eyes

    Well. I was debating over what I wanted to do in here, since well.. I cant think of anything interesting. Since I don't really use the Gaia blogs, and I'm not really too active here, I figured why not try to at least increase my activity on GBAtemp. (Especially since I've long since gotten a bit tired of Gaia.) So I suppose what I'll do here, if I can remember to, is post one game that I played at some point in time during the day. I wont stay on one game for too long unless I decide to write about a particular game in succession, so hopefully if anyone reads my blog (Which would be nice, but I don't expect much!) they wouldn't think I'm just not finishing what I'm starting.

    What I'll do now is post a small bit of my gaming history/backstory, in case anyone's interested. (Doubtful!)

    I started off at a young age on the Atari 2600 (Note: I was born in 1988), apparently before I could talk. I -vaguely- remember trying to play Frogger from a twin bed with cubbies in the headboard, but lol, that was some time ago. I had a wide range of 2600 games; hilariously the first RPG I've played is Adventure (Meaning the first shitty game I've played is E.T. Though I have to admit, the game has an interesting development story) A few years later, my grandmother surprised me with what I thought was the best thing ever: The Gameboy. It came with Super Mario Land, and my grandmother had bought me Batman Forever for it. I was (And still am) a big Batman fan, so I played the crap out of that game something serious. Super Mario Land served a lot of gaming use, too.

    In that same year that I got the Gameboy, I had another surprise coming. Christmas time rolled around, and I was constantly eying a somewhat large box under the tree. This box, I would come to find out contained a Sega Genesis, of which I was so damn happy about that I had to go take an impulse nap for some damn reason. Anyway, that came with Sonic the Hedgehog, and I wound up becoming a big fan of the 'hog. (Sadly, I gave up on Sonic around 2006) That same year, my grandmother got an NES for "the house" (I was the only one who played it) and it came with Super Mario Bros 3. I already had some experience with Mario from playing the original with my step sister, but it was better than I thought it was gonna be.

    A good couple of years later, (I was maybe six or seven now) I watched a friend play Dragon Warrior, and after he wouldn't let me borrow it, I went to stores in the malls looking for it. I never could find what I was looking for in KB Toys, things always seemed to be sold out! Though at a flea market I managed to get Dragon Warrior 2, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man and Super Mario Bros 2 for fifteen bucks.(I really got into Mega Man in later years) Stoked as hell, I went and shoved Dragon Warrior 2 in there and played it. That single game whipped my ass so much around the end that I wanted to give it up, but eventually Malroth fell and I witnessed the end; which got me hooked on Dragon Warrior/Quest. (What really got me hooked on Dragon Quest was when I finally found myself a copy of the first game, hilariously)

    The years went by, and I slowly collected up consoles ranging from SNES to PS1, unfortunately missing out on the N64 until 2003. This was due to me wasting so much time playing Phantasy Star Online that I didn't want to be bothered with other stuff, but still! I did manage to get a Gamecube since I wanted Phantasy Star Online ep 1&2, and the card game EP3. I skipped over the Xbox, and slowly the present day crept upon me. I've had almost every iteration of Gameboy (All except Super Gameboy 2) and currently have a Wii, Vita, 3DS, PSP and DS. I usually only play portable games, but I do mess with my consoles or laptop from time to time.

    A good bit of things I left out to keep it kind of short, like what games I like and etc, but that's about that! (Plus it's time for bed!)
    I'm gonna try to be as regular as I can with posting, but let's see how that goes.

    ~Kuragari Ryo