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So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:46 am
by TheSegaSaturnGuy
and I love it! This is a complete hidden gem on the NES in my opinion. Given that the story is really cheesy and you can only choose between one method of attack I still had so much fun. I picked the game up at my local game store for 99 cents which told me it either sucked, or it was just really common so I just bought it on a whim and I am so glad I did. Has anyone else played it and liked it? or hated it?

Re: So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 am
by Boyward
10 years ago a friend gave me a box of NES games and Wrath of the Black Manta was one of them. She even had the original box and manual, but I never played the game because I looked at the box and assumed it was a bad game.

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The box I had was pink, not red, so that sunk my opinion even further. I sold it or gave it away to somebody else, but now that you posted this thread I wish I'd given it a fair shake. Lesson learned: Never judge a game by its cover.

Re: So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:47 am
by Luke
It's an okay game, but it always felt a bit clunky to me. Almost like Rolling Thunder with larger sprites and not as tight controls.

I still remember the day I purchased Batman for the nes. I was at a Wal-Mart and a young kid (maybe 7 or 8 years of age) was shouting at his Mother "Mama! Look that game next to Batman! It says Black-Man! I want to play Black-Man! Ain't no Black-Man in video games, but this game is called Black-Man! Mama! Mama! Can I get Black-Man?" .

Re: So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:31 pm
by J T
Wrath of the Black Man is a bad mother... SHUTCHYO MOUTH!

Re: So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:55 pm
by Luke
J T wrote:Wrath of the Black Man is a bad mother... SHUTCHYO MOUTH!


Wha? I was just talking about Black Man.

Re: So I played Wrath of The Black Manta..

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:21 am
by TheRev
As is always the case it was a different game in Japan. Different story and bosses as well as name.