July 25th, 2012

I got a drawing assignment that started last week and I won’t have the time to make content updates in August. There will still be quick little posts on the ScrollBoss Tumblr account along with reposts of cool gaming stuff.

I made a minor fix to Alex Kidd gallery (the Janken-mode Alex sprite was fixed) and I added VGJunk to the links page and the Quick Links page in the side menu. That place has a ton of great, humorous reviews for both well-known and lesser-known games like Ninja Warriors Again, Wild Guns and Vendetta. In a world (R.I.P. Don LaFontaine) of snobby “It’s not as good as Super Metroid so it sucks” elitist reviewers and half-assed derp-throughs with no emphasis on game play, VGJunk has the kind of retro reviews that we need to see more often.

Breakin’ News:

Two Alpha Denshi (also known as ADK) arcade games were added to the Playstation Store: Time Soldiers and Gang Wars. Gang Wars is from the era of Double Dragon madness and is one of the lesser examples of someone aping that play style. This is balanced out by the crazy ADK cutscenes and the fact that one of the heroes is a bootleg Jackie Chan in a period-piece outfit. Time Soldiers is a top-down walking shooter with time-traveling combat, but with the same dial-turn aiming as Ikari Warriors. This game was popular back in the day and is considered the ancestor of ADK’s Ninja Commandos, their later time-travel shooter on the Neo-Geo. Both are $2.99 each.

The demo for “Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition” is up, too. I downloaded it but haven’t had a chance to play it yet. The full game is on my “to get” list, but I’d like to try it first.

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