Show Some Love

Posted on Jan 19th 2013 at 08:41:12 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, Orb 3D, Wheel of Fortune Jr, Wheel of Fortune Family Edition, Captain America and the Avengers

After playing through something tough like Time Lord I often like to unwind with something on the lighter side. Since I have had fun in the past with some of the gameshow type games on the NES I thought I'd try my hand at some Wheel of Fortune. Well it turns out I probably sunk more time into the Family Edition than I did playing Time Lord Tongue Its an incredibly short game, and not hard to beat both computer opponents, but I had a hell of a time trying to solve the final puzzle and win my Emerald Necklace. I typically wasn't even familiar with the phrase or person in the answer (except when I couldnt get Donald Trump for some reason). Eventually I was able to get a puzzle that I could answer. I have to say though that there seemed to be a large variety of puzzles since I never saw one repeat in all the time I spent playing.

Luckily in the Jr edition of Wheel of Fortune I had a much easier time. Being Canadian and them throwing Toboggan at me in the final puzzle was pretty nice Wink Got to make off with my new TV and VCR with much less trouble.

Felt like it was time to try something with a bit more meat on it again so I popped in Orb 3D to check it out. It was very confusing at first, but once you figure out how to control it and what your objective is, its actually a pretty fun game. You basically play Pong with yourself and you have the ability to make the ball change from the foreground to the background mid pass. By doing this you can interact with the objects in the room. There are 30 rooms in total and each one has a special puzzle for you to solve in order to move along. It starts off pretty simple doing things like knocking down a set of bowling pins or winning a game of tic-tac-toe and eventually moves into more complicated puzzles like winning a mini-game of chess or navigating a ball through a maze. Some of the puzzles are challenging, but you have as many continues at your disposal as you need so its not to bad. Definitely one of the more unique titles I've come across.

I had originally planned to try the other two Wheel of Fortune games I hadn't tried yet, but after adding the last few games to the personal list I keep I realized the next game I beat would be a milestone (which I'll get to in a minute). So I thought it should be something a bit more epic than a game show. What's more epic than saving the world from Super Villians? I couldn't think of anything so I decided to go with Captain America and the Avengers. I've played this game before and it was pretty tough. This time I read the manual and figured out you can actually level up your characters and earn them some new moves. So right from the get go I did about 20 minutes of grinding and maxed out Hawkeye and nearly maxed out Captain America (Iron Man and Vision have been captured by Mandarin and Wasp is more of an information center). With that taken care of the game becomes significantly more playable.

The game has a map of the US that you can navigate with your characters independently or as a team. In order to play them as a team you have to get them to the same area on the map and beat the level with whoever entered the area second. This again makes the game much more fun as you can swap between characters at any time that you can stand still. They both played a bit different which made them both equally useful in different areas and situations. I tended to favor Captain America during most levels, but Hawkeye was awesome on most boss fights. I don't know how the hell I would have beaten Mandarin with Captain America. Once I did beat Mandarin it turns out he wasn't the mastermind though and it was Red Skull really pulling the strings. So I took off into space for a final battle with Red Skull. It was pretty tough and it ended taking me three really good attempts to finally knock him down while I was on my last hit with my both characters.

As I was mentioning above Captain America and the Avengers put me to a milestone. It was the 250th NES game I've beaten and recorded since October 2011!!! I'm quite proud of that number, and even though there are several easy victories in that list there are as many or more challenging ones. I think its a pretty solid list so far. If I can keep up the pace with my 100 in 100 challenge I should be able to surpass 300 games beaten over the next little while. At that point I'll have beaten roughly half of the NES games that I own, which is pretty damn cool if you ask me.

Here is the full list of 250 games beaten. Click on any of them to view the corresponding videos:

Beaten Since Oct.8th

(click on a title to see the video)

Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Mega Man 5
Mega Man 6
Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
Duck Tales
Duck Tales 2
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
Felix the Cat
Bugs Bunny Birthday Blowout
Ren and Stimpy Show: Buckaroo$
Double Dragon
Super C
Contra Force
Power Blade
Power Blade 2
Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus
Metal Storm
Journey to Silius
Air Fortress
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Blaster Master
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
Legendary Wings
Guerrilla War
World Games
Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular
Caveman Games
DK Classics
Ninja Gaiden
Where's Waldo?
Bonk's Adventure
Panic Restaurant
Bubble Bobble 2
Dr. Mario
Bubble Bobble
MC Kids
Circus Caper
Roller Games
Tiny Toon Adventures
Tiny Toon Adventures 2
The Jetsons
The Little Mermaid
Monster in my Pocket
Gremlins 2
Kirby's Adventure
Kickle Cubicle
Kung Fu
Yo! Noid
Puss 'N Boots: Pero's Great Adventure
Wall Street Kid
The Karate Kid
Super Dodgeball
Super Spike V'Ball
Jakcie Chan's Action Kung Fu
The Three Stooges
Ice Hockey
Tecmo Bowl
Track & Field
Mario Bros
North and South
Battle Chess
The Simpsons: Bart vs. The World
The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak
Snow Brothers
Little Samson
Sky Shark
Ninja Gaiden II
Mike Tyson's Punch Out
The Simpsons: Bart Meets Radioactive Man
Little Nemo: The Dream Master
River City Ransom
StarTropics 2: Zoda's Revenge
The Jungle Book
Castlevania III Dracula's Curse
Mario is Missing
Blades of Steel
Hogan's Alley
Wild Gunman
Burger Time
Silver Surfer
Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones
Ghosts n Goblins
Pro Wrestling
Adventure Island
Spy Hunter
Adventure Island II
Battletoads/Double Dragon
Pinball Quest
Section Z
Marble Madness
Back to the Future
Terminator 2
Total Recall
Robocop 2
Robocop 3
Hudson Hawk
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Batman Returns
Ghostbusters II
Die Hard
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Krion Conquest
Adventures of Dino Riki
Ultima: Exodus
Legacy of the Wizard
Ultima: Quest of the Avatar
Darkwing Duck
Ultima: Warriors of Destiny
Legends of the Diamond
Pro Sports Hockey
Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball
Yoshi's Cookie
Kick Master
Zombie Nation
Stadium Events
Super Jeopardy!
Dance Aerobics
Adventures of Bayou Billy
Pipe Dreams
Ski or Die
Werewolf: The Last Warrior
Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants
City Connection
American Gladiators
Roundball 2-on-2 Challenge
Athletic World
Super Team Games
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Bases Loaded
The Addams Family Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
Kings of the Beach
The Blues Brothers
Volley Ball
Lode Runner
3D World Runner
Twin Eagle
Dragon's Lair
The Adventures of Rad Gravity
Break Time: The National Pool Tour
Bases Loaded II
Rainbow Islands
Conquest of the Crystal Palace
Peter Pan And The Pirates
Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragon Strike
Wrath of the Black Manta
Race America
Treasure Master
Krusty's Fun House
King's Knight
Mighty Bomb Jack
Bases Loaded 3
Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll
Dirty Harry
Cobra Triangle
Spider Man Return of the Sinister Six
Tag Team Wrestling
Eliminator Boat Duel
Galaxy 5000
George Foreman's KO Boxing
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge
Thunder & Lightning
Heavy Shreddin'
Flying Warriors
Rocket Ranger
Roger Clemens MVP Baseball
Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure
Destination Earthstar
Street Cop
Short Order/Eggsplode
Star Voyageur
Days of Thunder
Laser Invasion
Silent Service
Back to the Future 2 & 3
High Speed
Sesame Street Countdown
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters
Shooting Range
Space Shuttle Project
Double Dare
Win, Lose or Draw
Whomp Em
Dragon Fighter
Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle
Family Feud
Tale Spin
Gun Smoke
Kiwi Kraze
10 Yard Fight
Tom & Jerry
Wrecking Crew
Time Lord
Orb 3D
Wheel of Fortune Jr
Wheel of Fortune Family Edition
Captain America and the Avengers



Future Plans - Besides working on Captain America and the Avengers in the last little while I've also been spending some time with Gun Nac. I beat it relatively easy on the default settings, but it turns out you need to beat it on Expert to get the real ending. That is proving a bit more difficult. I've gotten to the final stage, and even the final boss, but ran out of time. I'm trying to perfect my strategy on a couple specific bosses and figure out the best use of my money and mail bombs. With a bit more time I'm confident it'll fall, but in the mean time I'll probably play some more game shows.

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grats on 250! Looking forward to what you find to play next.

Also, now i kinda wanna play Captain America xD
Thanks, Crab.  You've kept me off of Netflix for a while now.  Next time I go to watch Star Trek I'll be like, "What the heck is going on?"

Going to watch the Captain America video tonight (if it's posted) and maybe re-watch the 3D Worldrunner video if it isn't.

Also, please tell me that you are archiving these videos.  Seeing that game companies have been acting crazy as of late and flexing the DMCA at Youtube I'd hate to see all this work disappear down the void.  If not then it's time to fire up my SAS array and get downloading.
@bombatomba: It should be up and ready for you tonight!

@NeoMagicWarrior: You should try it. Its one of the better Super Hero games on the system that I've played yet.

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