[RetroPicks] Guess what’s the odd one out…

Hello guys,

I’ve been buying a lot of NES games lately, European and American, since I’ve found a person that is selling imprted NTSC games that otherwise I wouldn’t find in Europe. All of them were rather common so this means that they were also cheap! 🙂 But there’s something more, as you can see from the picture…

The first four I got are a small group of movie-inspired games. Actually it wasn’t my intention to buy games inspired by movies because usually these kind of games are not my favourites, however even if sometimes I’ve heard horrible things about some of them I decided to give them a try. In the end I have a unhealthy passion for bad games so even if something is awful I definitely have to have it.

The four games are Terminator 2 – Judgement Day which is prduced by Ljn, a company that most of the times is synomym of bad games, then there’s The Hunt for Red October, inspired by the movie with the same name that I’ve actually never seen from the beginning to the end. The worst best thing we will remember this game for is the hideous background music, then Mission Impossible which is based on the TV Series, not on the movie with Tom Cruise and last, maybe the best game of the bunch, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. This one actually is based on a cartoon, one of the most popular of all time that I remember fondly because when I was just a kid of 6-7 years old TMHT was an absoulte must. If you were a kid back then and you didn’t watch it you were considered a fool. This is actually one of the games I was looking for since I began collecting games.

Then there’s the NTSC games bunch. I’ve bought four american games that I can play anyway since I modded my NES. The first is Operation Wolf, a decen side shooter, then Burai Fighter, since I’m always hungry for scrolling shoot’em up, and Star Soldier, well, for the same reason 🙂  The last game is not a shooter actually but it’s completely different; it’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, an action platform game made by Disney.

Unfortunately I’ve realized only afer I took all he photos that I’ve not included Star Soldier. But I’ll have time to talk about it in detail soon…

Then there’s the last one, a game I’m very fond of since it was one of the game I owned as a kid that I didn’t manage to find in my parents’ house: Tom & Jerry, a game that, unfortunately, I’ve never completed, so now I’ll have another try to do it.


Last game, the Waldo among them is ESWAT for Mega Drive. It was there and it was super cheap so…why not?

The price for all of these games was about 40€, that for 9 games isn’t bad at all!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. hungrygoriya says:

    Ahhh it’s so awesome to see your NES collection expanding! Burai Fighter is tough as nails… I can’t really get past the first level yet. I’m generally pretty bad at scrolling shooters though.

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    1. benez256 says:

      Yes, it’s always wonderful to see the shelves getting filled with games 😀 By the way I’m bad at scrolling shooters too…in fact even for me is very difficult to get past thr levels. But practice makes perfect 😉

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  2. Burai Fighter was so cool. Hard as hell though.

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  3. E-Swat is one of the very best Genesis games

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    1. benez256 says:

      It was the first time I tried it and yes, it’s a really good game!


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