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Pokemon Ghost Black ReTold

Pokemon Ghost Black ReTold is a visual novel based on the "Creepy Pokemon Hack" story on Player's Pulse via Tiny Cartridge websites.

An entry into the Neoflash Coding Compo 2010.

Read the readme.txt for more information.

I urge you to use a real Nintendo DS and a flash cart for the best experience. Emulators only if you're desperate - the game is a bit flaky in an emu.

Download: Ver 20100820 - pgb_ds.zip (1MB)

UPDATE 2010/08/27 - 3000+ downloads - thanks everyone!

UPDATE 2011/04/05 - 8000+ downloads - holy cow!

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Lego Indiana Jones

I gave up on this game. Even the allure of easy achievements wasn't enough for me. I understand why these Lego games are popular, but I just can't get into them. I know some people think I'm nuts to be playing "crap" games like Terminator Salvation, but I had fun playing that. However, I just can't find any fun in the Lego games. To me, the gameplay is clumsy and slow, though I do like the cutscenes. I only paid $8 for it, so I don't feel particularly ripped off.

Fallout 3 (PC)

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I'd tell you about it, except that all I did was go to my friend's house, downloaded my Xbox Live gamertag profile, started the game, and used the console to get all of the game's achievements without actually playing.

I've been told it's good, though.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix

Bought this game because it was half price for this week on Xbox Live - the original price was the primary reason I didn't get it when it first came out. I used to play SF religiously in my teens, at the arcade and on my SNES, so it came as a bit of a surprise to find that I was thoroughly beaten by the computer when I began playing HD Remix. I blame the Xbox controller!

Incidentally, the last time I played SSF2T was on the 3DO, when I managed to get my hands on a 3DO Blaster (had to sweet talk my dad to upgrade the video card to make it work).

Majisuka Gakuen Kirifuda Taisen

Majisuka Gakuen Kirifuda Taisen is a Top Trumps card game based on the AKB48/TV Tokyo drama Majisuka Gakuen.

I won't lie to you - this is just a reskin of Anime Jo All-Star Kirifuda Taisen, but with pictures of the AKB48 girls. But I'm just in that kind of mood. Enjoy!

Download (2MB) - majisuka_ds.zip

Random Online Achievements

Thanks to a free 1-month Xbox Live Gold subscription, I snagged a couple of online Achievements last night:

  • Forza 3 - Selling a car online in the Auction House
  • Uno - Finish your first online multiplayer game
  • Heroes Over Europe - Fly every available plane type in the same multiplayer match
Heroes Over Europe (which I worked on) was quite a disappointment online, as there was no one playing. At all. Just me. Kinda sad, really. Also, a few of the online achievements involve having matches with 5 or more players. Considering I couldn't even get anyone else besides me to play means that I might have to give up on these ones.

Tinker - Part 2

Tinker is a puzzle game where you lead a robot to the exit while dealing with obstacles. I'm reminded of  Adventures of Lolo on NES (video above), which isn't a bad thing. I played for thirty minutes last night, completing the tutorial levels and managing to score seven achievements in the process. Recommended, and the fact that's free doesn't hurt.

Virtua Fighter 5

I can't believe I'm still playing this game. Not that the game is bad - I love Virtua Fighter over Tekken or Dead or Alive. But the scope of this game makes me question my sanity. Some of the achievements involve fighting and defeating the various AI players that are scattered throughout the many arcades. I'm guessing that there are over 1000 AI players... and I plan to beat every single one of them. Eventually.

WWE Legends of Wrestlemania & 20K Gamerpoints

I hit the 20,000 Gamerpoint mark on the weekend by finishing WWE Legends of Wrestlemania. I enjoyed it more than the standard Smackdown Vs Raw series, but it's still not a patch on the old WCW/NWO Revenge game on N64 or the even older WWF Wrestlefest arcade game. If anyone's interested in comparing, wrestling games are a very good example of how graphics have evolved throughout the years.

Tinker - A Free Game for Windows

In my never-ending quest for more Gamerpoints, I downloaded the Games for Windows Live client last night to get access to Tinker, a free puzzle game, and the 200GP it holds.

Whether or not you care about Achievements and Gamerpoints, free games are always of interest. I'll post a review when I get stuck into it.

Halo 3 ODST - Part 2

Only had a spare ten minutes to play last night, but managed to find the last audio log and get the associated Achievement. I've resisted listening to these logs because I wanted to hear them all in one sitting - which I can do now. You can too, if you don't have the game.

Halo 3 ODST

I returned to ODST to tackle some Achievements. I got the "Killing things that are new and different is good" Achievement (by killing ten Engineers - guys who I didn't even know about until I got 3/4 through campaign mode) and attempted to find all of the audio logs. Tip - If you're using a map like me, mark off the ones you find! I did the rounds and was missing two, so I went around again and still couldn't figure out which two I missed. Thank the Internet for YouTube tutorials. I've got one last audio log to find, which requires me to replay the last campaign level.

I do love me some Halo, but I think Bungie/Microsoft should have kept to the original "Halo Recon" title rather than "ODST". If anything, it sets a nice naming convention (Halo Reach being the next game.) Kinda like how many Nintendo DS games have a subtitle playing on the "D" and "S".

Terminator Salvation - Part 2

I finished it on the weekend. It's short and underwhelming, but not completely unplayable. The first issue with it is the story - as a prequel to the actual film, it's not particularly interesting on its own (you go a rescue some people trapped in Skynet territory and that's it.)  Next issue is its difficulty - it can be quite cheap at times. Best example of that is when you're hiding behind some cover, a Terminator comes and punches you for a one-hit kill - even though its not physically close enough to do so. I liked the turret sections though - but I'm a sucker for those.

Ultimately, I did enjoy it. It reminded me of older 8-bit/16-bit game design where every enemy had a certain strategy to deal with them and you just repeated that over and over again. Games have moved on since then, but its always nice to be reminded of how things were.

Terminator Salvation

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I started playing this after having read many negative reviews and comments. I have a soft spot for games with bad reputations (helps that they're cheap to buy most of the time). So far, it doesn't compare to Halo, but it's fairly competent. It has a lovely realtime loading screen of a very realistic close-up of a Terminator head. Too bad the main character doesn't look like Christian Bale.

I'm current stuck in what appears to be a boss fight against 2+1 Terminators. My teammate's making pipe bombs but they don't seem to do much. Neither do my other teammates, who seem to only shoot at the enemy when the enemy is targeting me (which, on second thought, is quite smart of them if self-preservation is their goal). Your teammates are quite effective in normal gameplay though, so let them do the work.

Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

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I completed all of the achievements for Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Sonic's Genesis Ultimate Collection in the US) last night. The last three achievements in the queue were the ones for The Story of Thor, Sonic Spinball and the Play all Mega Drive games one, which involved me loading and quitting each of the 30+ games.

Streets of Rage is still great. Yuzo Koshiro's music hasn't aged at all. I do have to ask why Revenge of Shinobi and Shadow Dancer weren't on the disc, especially since Shinobi III was included. And Decap Attack is not a patch on its Japanese original Magical Flying Hat Turbo Adventure (one of the first MD games I owned).

Also, I wouldn't bother with the widescreen option (which just stretches the picture) and the smoothing option either (the results of which never reach 'better', instead ranging from 'different' to 'shocking'.)

New Site Design

I'm updated the look around here... And also plan to do more regular posts!

Vote For Me as the Best Nintendo-Related Site

DSi-XL.co.uk are having a competition for the best Nintendo-related website. Multiple:Option is in the running - so take a few minutes out of your game-playing schedule and vote for me here: http://www.dsi-xl.co.uk/dsi-xl-nintendo-website-contest/

A Lenda de Zelda - A Lança Mágica do Moblin DS

Romhackers.org and Zelda.com.br asked if I could create a Portuguese version of The Legend of Zelda Molblin's Magic Spear, and with their translation, I did. Download it from here: zelda_p_ds.rar (4MB)

Localization: The_Owl (zelda.com.br) / Revision: |N|NjA| (zelda.com.br), Sumomo (zelda.com.br), gamer_boy (Romhackers.org)

10,000 Gamerpoints

I'm going on record now to say that the best game of this generation is... Xbox 360 Achievements and Gamerpoints. It's basically a real-life RPG for people like me that stupidly enjoy increasing numbers.

I hit 10,000 Gamerpoints a few days ago. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 tipped me over, having completed the Downed but Not Out Achievement using two controllers and my feet.

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