I’m very excited to announce that I will be attending as a featured guest at Momocon next month in Atlanta, Georgia (USA). Fastbilly1 is one of the planners for the conference and will have a ton of old-school gaming available for all of us to take part in.
- March 15 & 16 (Saturday & Sunday)
- Georgia Tech Student Center
- Free Admission
- Topics include Video Games, Anime, and more
What To Expect At MomoCon
Here at the Momocon facilities we are ramping up our work to provide you the best experience we possibly can this year. Since I oversee both Boardgaming and Retrogaming I am going to give the loyal fans of Racketboy a little sneak peek at what we will have in the Retrogaming room this year. This is only a small sample of the collections, but it is a showcase of some of the more unique games you have a chance to see at our convention.
Two-TV Pacman Vs
Debuting at last years convention, Pacman Vs was played for a solid nine hours at last years convention.
Five-TV Zelda Four Swords
Barring any technical problems we are going to attempt something I have never seen documented anywhere. A five-TV, five-Gamecube, four-Gameboy Player setup of Zelda Four Swords. I have a two-player setup in my basement right now, and have two more cubes coming to me by months end. Odds are we will only have this set up for Shadow Battle and not campaign, to allow more people the chance to play. If you have ever had the pleasure of playing Zelda Four Swords with three other people the game is simply amazing. Shadow Battle is just as easy to learn as a game of Bomberman while keeping true to its Zelda roots. And who doesn’t like to run over their friends while riding on a horse that just appeared?
Ten Player Saturn Bomberman
Saturn Bomberman is easily in the top five single console multiplayer games ever created. The easy pick up and play gamestyle, coupled with the sheer scoop of a ten player game of Bomberman and you can understand why this may be a game of note.
New Dreamcast Shmups
That’s right boys and girls, the Dreamcast is not dead yet in Japan. Based on the phenomenal staying power of the Naomi chipset there are still new games coming out as of two years ago. Karous, Radiligy, Tigger Hearts Exelica, Under Defeat, etc. All were released on the Dreamcast after it was officially canceled as a platform. But thanks to some friends in Japan and Ebay we will have most of them available for play.
As you can surmise from the title, Typing of the Dead is in the House of the Dead series. However unlike the House of the Dead games you use a keyboard and Type the words needed to kill the enemies. While this sounds like a stupid idea for someone who already knows how to type, it is a fantastic romp through the House of the Dead 2 storyline. There is a certain kind of joy that one gets when you kill Zombies by typing things like “RoboSnot,” “Smooth as Silk,” and “Pink Tofu.”
Just your average ordinary Pinball RTS. One of the oddest Gamecube games to be released stateside, Odama takes a generic RTS and makes it an arcade fans dream strategy game. The strategy aspect is on the lighter side, but the pinball action is amazing, combing the two makes for a beautiful game that really has to be experienced to be explained. It is also one of the hardest games of the last generation.
Shaquille O’Neal’s breakout 2d fighter which is undeniably one of the greatest games to ever exist. Ok I cannot say that with a straight face. We had planned for a room of the worst games of all time, but have decided to hold off until next year. So this year we will have several of those games yall have heard of, but try to forget, open for play in the retrogaming room. Shaq-Fu and ET for sure, but Superman 64, Daikatana, and others should be there aswell.
There will be several classic arcade games on location as well. The only two I can state for certain at this time are Pole Position standup and a Nintendo Vs Cocktail with Vs Baseball. There are others that have been mentioned to me that will be there, but I do not have hard facts on them currently. A Marvel Vs Capcom Competition, a Neo Geo four slot, and a Track and Field have all been brought up — Along with some others I am not going to mention just to try and keep a surprise handy.
Many of you may be saying; “Gamecube, Dreamcast, hardly old school,” and while you may be right there will be plenty of other older games you may or may not remember. Heck I may even dust off the Jaguar and plug in Flip Out or Atari Karts for everyone. There should be every major system from the Atari 2600 to the Xbox ready for that room, with a whole host of games for each one (there will be staff in the room to switch out the games and there should be a list of games available). This list was an attempt to show some of the more unique things we will have available, it is in no way, shape, or form a full list. Also things can change at the last moment, heck I may end up with a copy of Stackup and have a R.O.B. present.