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Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:29 pm
by Sarge
Welp, it's the last day of this TR. That means I need to slip in at least one more game...

...and it's Armored Warriors. Some of the game feels like it has a lot in common with Alien vs. Predator, but unlike the stiff nature of that game, AW plays quite loosely. In fact, you move so fast that lining up hits can be very tricky. That might be the only reason I nick a half point off my score, and give it a 7.5/10. I also think the parts system, where you can steal arms and legs, both contributes to different styles, but also robs each character of their individuality as well.

Still, if you want a blisteringly-paced brawler, definitely give this one a go. You don't even have to like mechs to like this game, and if mechs make you think "slow", well, this definitely isn't!

And another one! I've never even heard of this one, but it popped up on World of Longplays: Zero Team. The game feels a bit like perhaps Final Fight crossed with Crime Fighters; the sprites are a bit smaller, and the combat feels pretty chunky (in a good way). There's not a ton of moves; you get your usual grab and knee or throw, a combo punch, and a clear-out attack. You can also hold up or down to modify your combo and send your player airborne. That ends up being useful to take you out of the range of enemies.

Characters feel somewhat different, although not enough to make it completely worthwhile. The girl's combo seemed the best, as she leaps airborne and then blasts enemies back down to the ground, and it takes off big chunks of life. The girl also plays the part of significant sex appeal, more so than usual. Oh, and the enemies explode into fiery, meaty gibs when you kill them. It's all rather bonkers, honestly. I'll give this one a 7/10.

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Dang, knew I'd seen Seibu Kaihatsu's name somewhere. They're the devs of Raiden.

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:18 pm
by Sarge
Alright, it's all done! Thanks, everyone, for participating! It's been a blast!

The stuff I got to this month:

57) Double Dragon (ARC) (8.0) (5/31) (~0.25 hours)
58) Double Dragon (NES) (8.0) (5/31) (0.5 hours)
59) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (9.0) (5/31) (0.7 hours)
60) Final Fight (ARC) (7.0) (5/31) (0.5 hours)
61) Double Dragon III (NES) (7.0) (6/1) (0.5 hours)
62) Dragon Knife (NES) (3.0) (6/1) (1 hour)
63) Crossed Swords (NG) (6.0) (6/3) (1.5 hours)
64) Captain America and The Avengers (ARC) (5.0) (6/4) (0.5 hours)
65) Violent Storm (ARC) (7.0) (6/4) (0.75 hours)
66) Double Dragon II (ARC) (7.5) (6/5) (0.5 hours)
67) Urban Reign (PS2) (7.0) (6/9) (13.5 hours)
69) Double Dragon Advance (GBA) (9.0) (6/11) (1 hour)
70) Bucky O'Hare (ARC) (6.0) (6/12) (0.75 hours)
71) Alien vs. Predator (ARC) (7.0) (6/14) (1 hour)
72) Gaia Crusaders (ARC) (6.5) (6/19) (1 hour)
73) Gaiapolis (ARC) (7.0) (6/20) (1.75 hours)
74) Gaiapolis (NES) (4.5) (6/21) (0.75 hours)
75) Streets of Rage (GEN) (9.0) (6/22) (0.75 hours)
77) King of Dragons (ARC) (via PSP) (9.0) (6/24) (0.85 hours)
78) Dungeon Magic (ARC) (6.0) (6/25) (1 hour)
79) Knights of the Round (ARC) (via PSP) (8.5) (6/26) (0.75 hours)
80) Wizard Fire (ARC) (6.5) (6/27) (0.7 hours)
81) Armored Warriors (ARC) (7.5) (6/30) (0.9 hours)
82) Zero Team (ARC) (7.0) (6/30) (0.75 hours)

Yikes, that's 24 games! I'm definitely the most proud of Urban Reign. Anyone that really wants a challenge, go play it.

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:31 pm
by lordb0rb4
IS ZERO TEAM PLAYABLE ON MAME?

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:37 pm
by Sarge
Well, it's actually Zero Team 2000, I used the wrong version describing it. I don't know what changes there are between the original and the 2000 release. I think the ones that work currently are New Zero Team and this one.

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:42 pm
by Exhuminator
Sarge wrote:I'm definitely the most proud of Urban Reign. Anyone that really wants a challenge, go play it.

The only two who could handle it already did.

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:44 pm
by Sarge
Exhuminator wrote:
Sarge wrote:I'm definitely the most proud of Urban Reign. Anyone that really wants a challenge, go play it.

The only two who could handle it already did.

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Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:47 am
by JoeAwesome
Sarge wrote:Well, it's actually Zero Team 2000, I used the wrong version describing it. I don't know what changes there are between the original and the 2000 release. I think the ones that work currently are New Zero Team and this one.


They're all technically the same game, but with changes to the level order and title screen to reflect each's name. The actual PCBs vary as well, with different qualities of parts being reported. I believe I have ZT2K, and it's definitely harder/worse due to level order and sound quality.

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:59 am
by marurun
Exhuminator wrote:
Sarge wrote:I'm definitely the most proud of Urban Reign. Anyone that really wants a challenge, go play it.

The only two who could handle it already did.


Certainly the only two who would WANT to ;)

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:27 am
by noiseredux
sort of on-topic... I find the whole Nicalis crossover stuff interesting, so it caught my attention that Code Of Princess is getting a re-release this year on Switch. As I dude who recently played through Guardian Heroes and found it pretty-but-meh, would I feel the same way about Code Of Princess? Probably, right?

Re: Together Retro: Beat-'Em-Ups

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:17 am
by dsheinem
noiseredux wrote:sort of on-topic... I find the whole Nicalis crossover stuff interesting, so it caught my attention that Code Of Princess is getting a re-release this year on Switch. As I dude who recently played through Guardian Heroes and found it pretty-but-meh, would I feel the same way about Code Of Princess? Probably, right?


I think you'd like Code of Princess more