Because there just isn’t enough respect paid to the Genesis (or Mega Drive) sound chip:
And here’s the original:
Fei sent this along this AM and, apparently, I missed it (due to events still best left unsaid1) and represent his first, virginal, foray into composing chiptunes for Genesis! Hooray! Now go buy his damn album so he’ll keep doing this!
1 The wounds still raw, all these minutes later.
Yeah, you wish it looked this good
Rocket Knight returns soon for $15 on 360, PS3 and PC (the lack of a Wii version seems to be a very, very odd omission for this game in particular):
In Rocket Knight, players assume the role of Sparkster, a heroic opossum who returns home to the Kingdom of Zephyrus after 15 years only to discover that wolves have attacked his homeland. Rocket Knight introduces expansive new worlds to the franchise, with massive platform levels as well as rocket-flying levels. Using their wits and a trusty rocket pack, players must overcome the hostile wolf army aiming to attack Sparkster’s beloved kingdom.
Sounds lovely–here’s hoping they didn’t completely f*ck it up, though the kinda lifeless, puppet-like1, graphics built on Platform Game Designer Pro MAXTM don’t inspire hope in the early going (and, man, the music–do NOT screw up the music, Climax!):
And here’s some video for those of you that have been in hibernation for the past six months (which continues to not inspire):
1 Where are my sprites and parallax, damn you!
Only YOU Can Guarantee More Darkstalkers!
Ono he dinnit:
During Capcom’s recent Super Street Fighter IV preview event in Central London, we sought out the game’s producer, Yoshinori Ono, to grill him on the feverishly demanded and repeatedly-rumoured Darkstalkers sequel that he seems oh-so-happy to talk about given an inch of column space.
When asked about his regular name-checking of Capcom’s horror fighting series, he responded: “Yes I always try and talk about Vampire (Darkstalkers) during interviews because I want to show Capcom that there is a demand for a new game,” he revealed, before stating decisively in English: “I am desperate to make this game!”
I have to say, if there’s one fighting game franchise I’d like to see come back1, it’s Darkstalkers above all others. And while I do support Ono in this endeavor, I really, really doubt there are sufficient fans (especially in the West) to get him the requisite outcry he needs to convince the penny-pushers at Capcom HQ to get ‘er done but, hey, add my voice to the list!2
That said, if this does work, I’m starting up the Alisia Dragoon for
President PS3/360/Wii/PC/WonderSwan/TI88 campaign–who’s with me! Surely someone reading this blog was A. alive/sentient enough to appreciate this game when it came out or B. went back and played it after hearing all the, err, praise3 on the Internet for it? Right?? Anyone? Sigh…someday, my love:
1 Honestly, I’m so burned out on fighting games (and have been for years now) that this would be about the only thing that could pique my interest in the genre anymore, especially after the FF were torched from MVC3.
2 No, I have no idea where this magical list is, actually, so, uh…Alisia Dragoon!
3 Honestly, it’s one of the Genesis’ unsung heroines that happened to get lost in the shuffle in the early 90s, which is a real shame. (It pretty much had it all: great music, great graphics and great gameplay.)