GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 037

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  1. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    Welcome to the 37th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly 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!

    Journey to Silius​

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    Journey to Silius is a side-scrolling run-n-gun shooter released for the NES in 1990. The game began development as an officially licensed title for the 1984 film The Terminator, until the license was lost. Instead of shelving the project, Sunsoft altered the graphics and plot while retaining the futuristic setting and a man vs. machine theme.

    The game takes place in the year 0373 of the new space age calendar. Earth has become overpopulated forcing the development of off-world space colonies. Before Silius Solar System colony #428 can be completed, it is destroyed along with its designer by a radical group of terrorists. Enter Jay, a young man determined to follow in his fathers footsteps. Jay sets out to fulfill his father’s plans and avenge his death by destroying the terrorists responsible for the destruction of colony #428.

    The game consists of 5 stages that allow our hero to journey from the ruined space colony to the heart of the terrorist robot factory. Run-n-gunning in this side-scrolling action game, our hero Jay can jump, duck, and make use of a variety of weapons. While not the longest game to grace the NES, it is rather challenging thanks to odd AI timing, lots of bullets to dodge, and difficult boss battles.

    If you enjoy run-n-gun games then give Journey to Silius a try. It is a shining 8-bit example of its genre done right.

    Genre: Run and Gun
    Type: Retail
    Release Date: 1990
    Developed and Published by: Sunsoft
    System: NES

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  2. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Feb 9, 2010
    can you get only 6 lives on this one too?
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  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    It's a decent game but it suffers from cheap difficulty. Good music though.
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  4. relminator

    relminator #AnyaBasic

    May 28, 2010
    I have this game on the Jap cart. Title is "RAF World" aside from the helmeted main char in the jap version, almost everything else is the same.

    Anyone up for the NES game "Holy Diver"? Probably the most difficult game I've ever played.
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    The game's a masterpiece, I remember playing it when I was a kid. Gotta love the music, too.
  6. gumgod

    gumgod GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    I had this game, it was stupid hard.

    Edit: Went back and played it again. Not as hard as I remembered it, but still stupid hard. I think I beat it once a decade or two ago, courtesy of the game genie...
  7. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

    Former Staff
    Jan 3, 2008
    From Where???
    for those who have issues with the difficulty:

    -another world
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