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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Friday, 02 November 2007

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Nintendo has given us four games this week spanning three different platforms and some of the games are pretty good. If you are curious to find out how they choose the games check out my thoughts on it from yesterday. Check out the four titles below.


Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island

Sega - 1 player - rated 3+ - 800 pts - Sega - 1996

The evil Dr. Eggman (AKA Dr. Robotnik) stumbles upon an alternate dimension where some odd birds called Flickies have the ability to travel anywhere. In order to get help in his search for the Chaos Emeralds, Dr. Eggman transforms the Flickies into robots that will join him in tracking down his coveted gems. Of course it's up to our favourite blue hedgehog Sonic to step in and save the day. Jump into this 3D adventure as Sonic or Tails and collect the golden rings to help free the Flickies and defeat the Doctor.


TubroGrafx-16 - 1 player - rated 12+ - 600 Points - NBGI - 1992

In life, the samurai Kagekiyo defeated the shogun Yoritomo and his clan. However, their evil spirits were not completely destroyed. Now, in the world known as the Dark Side, they await the time when they can be returned to our world. As the ghost of Kagekiyo, you must make your way across seven Zones on your way to the heart of the Dark Side, where Yoritomo lies in wait. Each Zone is protected by a powerful boss, but you have many useful items at your disposal. Use Spirit Weapons to power up your sword and fell the endless hordes of demons. This action platformer features real samurai from 12th century Japan. Get ready for some intense one on one combat action.


Alien Soldier
Sega - 1 player - rated 7+ - 800 Points - Sega - 1995

As Epsilon-eagle, you are an alien soldier who has been genetically-engineered to produce maximum intelligence and strength. You were once a member of the criminal organization Scarlet, but upon deciding to break from the group you are forced into a showdown with Scarlet's new leader Xi-Tiger, who kills a hostage in his attempt to destroy you. Now it's up to you to get your revenge against the bad guys in this side-scrolling action game. Choose from six different weapons and battle the bosses of Scarlet until you reach the final confrontation with the ultimate secret weapon.

Art of Fighting
Neo-Geo - 1-2 players - rated 12+ - 900 Points - D4 Ent. - 1992

In this 1992 fighting game, Ryo Sakazaki sets out to rescue his sister Yuri, who has been abducted by the mobster Mr. Big. Along with his best friend Robert, Ryo must take on numerous enemies around Southtown, leading to the climactic confrontation with the mysterious Mr. Karate. The passion of the game's creators is evident in the unique game play elements introduced to ensure that players use strategy and tactics, rather than just mashing buttons. These include an energy gauge that is depleted every time a fighter uses a special manoeuvre and Desperation Attacks that can only be used when a fighter's health is low. Special presentation features such as characters showing damage as teh fights progress, camera zooming that follows the action and voice-over samples played during cut scenes combine to make Art of Fighting a masterpiece of the genre. 

Can you believe it? They have voice-over samples! Ah the good old days of gaming when things were simple and we were far easier to impress. I mean the characters actually showing damage as the fights progressed?! That's amazing! Now if someone is hurt and we DON'T see damage we scream foul and want our money back.  

Well at least there is a nice spread of platforms today, oddly, it's the Nintendo Wii Virtual Console and not a single game released this week was from Nintendo or for a Nintendo platform.

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