GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 016

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  1. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Ya Cant Get There From Here

    Welcome to the 16th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly magazine feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be "old school" titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing's for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

    GBAtemp Recommends!



    This week in GBAtemp Recommends we take a look at Spout, a quirky little game originally made by Kuni in 2002 to be played on the PC through Windows. In 2006 birslip ported the game to the GBA and DS. In 2007, Alekmaul released an enhanced adaptation of the game called Spout Extended with added color, background music, DS Motion support, and a now defunct online leader board for high scores.

    In Spout, your goal is to guide your ship as high as possible through a vertical cave of sorts without crashing. The path is blocked though, and you must destroy the walls and ceiling to clear your way. Sounds easy, but there's a catch to the game, you don't have a gun to blast your way through - instead you must use the exhaust from your ship to erode away any surroundings that hinder your way, which can result in some tricky maneuvers. There is also time limited check points that adds a bit of urgency to the gameplay.

    The map is randomly generated so it's always a fresh challenge, and the game is great for a quick play because of the simple premise, and because it's just plain fun. So grab a copy of Spout from the download links below, give it a whirl and see how far you can get!

    Genre: Abstract Vertical Shooter
    Type: Homebrew
    Developer: Kuni/birslip/Alekmaul
    Release Date: March, 2007
    ROM Size: 712KB
    System: GBA/DS

    If you enjoyed this weeks edition of GBAtemp Recommends! please leave a comment in the thread. This helps us monitor feedback and ensures we keep posting these articles in the future.

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  2. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    i got addicted to this game for awhile. its a great pick-up-and-play game with an arcade feel. when alek ported it to the ds and updated it a bit i was addicted again. it has been awhile since i've played it, might be time to give it a go.

    great recommendation.

    -another world
  3. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    This is one of few homebrews that I'm genuinely really interested in. I'll have to check this out.
  4. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Ya Cant Get There From Here
    Yeah, i like this game quite a bit. It's one of the "keepers" that stays on my card.
  5. Ron

    Ron somehow a weeb now.

    Dec 10, 2009
    This looks pretty good. Gonna give it a spin
  6. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    omg omg omg...I remember this awesome shit when I first got my supercard and I coulden't figure out how to patch DS games to I picked this up....took me FOREVER to put it down!

    Then I got polarium to run......and the rest is forgotten history......