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HyperZone (SFC) Review

Written: August 28th-September 1st, 2016Hope everyone had fun watching the 2016 Olympic Games transpiring at Rio, or should I say "American Games" considering how many medals they won this year?  With that said, looking forward to the ones ...

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about 3 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
That's a pretty neat observation about Hyperzone. I'd missed Grasslands, since it's a fairly generic title, but I should definitely have caught Ripple Field. I at least noticed that Hyperzone was a reference to... well, you know. Great game, too, with a pretty cool soundtrack and good use of Mode7. A lot of those early titles made Mode7 seem kinda cheap, like descending to the surface in Actraiser; my lady and I always get all dramatic about blatant usage of graphical effects like that, saying, "moooooOOOOOOOOODE SEVEEEEEN!" starting with a low rumble and escalating to a climactic bellow. Anyway, the Redeemer Statue from Terranigma was a nice touch.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] Ladies and gentlegamers, my review of HAL Laboratory's HyperZone
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] Today I go all out and talk obscure A-RPG Brain Lord (both SFC and SNES versions)
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I have to respectfully disagree that Neutopia is a clone of Zelda; at the very least, it's not an accurate one. The first Legend of Zelda was an overhead Action-Adventure, yes, but what made it what it was was the focus on exploration, which Neutopia just doesn't have. I mean, yeah, each of the 4 worlds has 2 dungeons that you can conquer in either order, but aside from that, it's just paint-by-numbers. As much as it seems like Hyrule Fantasy on the surface – and the dungeons actually do a decent job of imitating those in Hyrule Fantasy – it isn’t like Zelda in any way that really matters. They’re still good games, and worth the time for most anyone who has a TurboGrafx-16, but their similarities to Zelda are mostly superficial.
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] Today I review the blatant The Legend of Zelda clone Neutopia which surprisingly manages to eclipse the first Zelda but is far from a high quality adventure
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Did you post on the NintendoLife forums back a few years ago? Or maybe VC-Reviews.com? I vaguely remember your avatar.

I read your Breath of Fire piece. The game looks very interesting. I guess I never noticed that Capcom made traditional turn-based RPGs. Square took all of the spotlight, I guess.
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] Find out in my review why I love Capcom's first Breath of Fire so much and why I consider its sequel Breath of Fire II overrated and why it will never get that same love by me here

Please leave me a comment if you're interested in reading it and let me know what you thought, thank you so much in advance
about 5 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I didn't care for Bubsy, but Actraiser 2 is pretty damn solid, if anyone would give the thing a chance; the whole "battling the sins" thing ties pretty well into playing God Master. I was a huge fan of Final Fantasy 4 at the time - it remains my second-favorite RPG to this day - and I still really liked Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. There were actions that you could perform outside of battle, it had a fantastic soundtrack, the inventory was absurdly organized, and the battle system provides excellent feedback. You always know when an enemy resists or is weak against something, and exactly what it is. Compare that to the Dragon Warrior games - which I also like - in which I'm not entirely convinced that elemental spells actually do anything more than straight damage. Ted Woolsey is a damn good translator, and Ryuji Sasai is likely my favorite composer, even though the only other games he's done are Rudra no Hihou and SaGa 3, the latter of which isn't that good.

Hey, I'm no better.
about 5 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Cool; there really is someone else out there that doesn't hate Final Fantasy Mystic Quest!
about 5 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] My latest review covers probably the most maligned turn-based RPG on the SNES (to the extent of my knowledge): Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
about 5 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thank you kindly!
about 6 months ago

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Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
No problem, man. Happy birthday, once again!
about 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
Today's my 25th birthday!!!
about 6 months ago

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Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Happy early birthday, man.
about 6 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] Before I turn 25 tomorrow, I express my thoughts on the very well-known SNES port of an Ys clone named Lagoon for my StarBlog
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
so i went back and read yer actraiser 2 review again.
i looked up the endings for the game as well for a visual. it seems theres like 2 additional screens.
so by playing on the hardest difficulty setting do you mean you get to fight more enemies as in just quantity or variety wise? in other words, i wont get to see all the enemies in the game if i dont play through on the hardest difficulty?
ill have to check out yer site more. ive read some stuff on there in the past. quite enjoyable.
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
i wonder if i should get actraiser 2. i believe yer review shows/mentions if you play the game on the hardest difficulty you get to fight more different enemies...actraiser 1 isnt my cup of tea but 2 is. perhaps i should do some more research...
about 7 months ago (edited)

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Hey, it's been like 5 years, but I had to say that I remember how incredibly nice you were back on Nintendolife! Even if you don't remember me (literally 5 years), I hope you're doing well!
(I was reminiscing and managed to remember my password. Teehee)
about 7 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Focus: Only playing one game
welcome to the wonderful world of ogo79!
i feel sorry for you
about 7 months ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Focus: Only playing one game
[Link] My latest StarBlog reviewing excursion digs deep into the Drakkhen "sequel" that barely is: Dragon View
To each their own