Remember when games used to be good? Remember when developers put time into making a game fun and entertaining? Granted, this was also from a time when if games were bad, they were bad, and I mean really bad.
Need I talk about this pathetic game? Well, for those of you who don’t have the slightest shred of interest in video games, Superman 64 for the N64 is largely regarded to be one of the worst video games of all time. But that is not the game I’m focusing on today. The game I am focusing on is, in my book, probably the best game… ever.
As I said before, this game is probably the best game I have ever played. This game is from an era in gaming when games actually tried to be fun, and saved the graphics away for later. I went to a Gamestop to buy something, and decided to hang out for a little bit and play some PS3 Demos, none of my friends have a PS3, and I heard it had some pretty stunning graphics, and I must say, yes, the graphics are nice. I’m a huge Nintendo fan, I love their product, I love their games, I love their series, I love everything about them. I’m also thumbs up for microsoft, the 360 is Awesome. I don’t own one, but I would buy one if I had the money.
Alright, knowing what I just said, those are incredible graphics, it looks like a picture of an actual race. That game is Gran Turismo 5, I believe. Played it in the store, and it was a horrid game! It was to real; the physics were so real I thought I’d get whiplash if I crashed, the graphics were so amazing I could almost smell the game. The force feedback was so… Oh wait, PS3 doesn’t have force feedback (little stabby-pie for you there.)
Now look at this game. Grpahics are okay, cars look alright, and yeah. Well let me tell you a few things that will blow your brains.
- This game is on the N64.
- This game is an arcade port.
- The cars have wings that allow you to do flips and rolls in mid-air.
- The physics are terrible.
- This game is the best game ever.
Yes. This is an arcade port. What amazes me about this game is that it’s on the N64. N64 had it’s games, but overall it didn’t create that many waves. The Ps2 and Xbox are much more notable and had a lot of things going for it. Not helping the N64’s case is it’s large majority of games that were just terrible. Let me do a screenshot/description montage for the peeps.
Hot Wheels Turbo Racing.
An okay game, I don’t whine about physics and graphics to much, but this game could have done waaaaay better.
Toy Story 2: BLTTR (to long to write out)
This game was one of my favorites growing up. However, after revisiting it as a teenager, I realized it sucked. Mostly because when I was 5, I was way to young to complain about stuff like graphics or things that didn’t make sense, I just knew it was hard and I wanted to beat it.
So yeah, games weren’t exactly in full swing on the N64, but San Francisco rush did everything right; I mean everything. Six tracks, 15-some cars with full customization, up to a 24 race circuit, multiplayer, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
You can unlock some crazy stuff, including a battle mode with like 6 or 7 arenas to fight in with crazy weapons, stunt mode with 4 arenas, and 16 “Race Coins” on every single level except the obstacle course (immensely challenging) and the multiplayer maps.
And let me talk about the tracks; they are crazy. I seem to notice a new way to go through them every time I play. Every course has the option of racing it straight lace, toe to toe with the pack, regular racing style, or you can risk it all navigating the course’s crazy shortcuts. Some help. Some hinder if not done right. Some put you at least 10 seconds ahead of the pack. Some shortcuts are so intricate that it’s like an entire extra branch of the course.
And stunt mode is also a lot of fun; you have four tracks in which you throw your car into some crazy air, and use wings to do flips and spins in the air (you can also do this in race mode, but Stunt provides a better venue to do this in.) And if that wasn’t enough for you, you can even beef up your skills to enough to collect the 16 race coins in each arena.
Rush 2049 is a great game, but who has an N64 anymore? Well the answer is simple; Midway Arcade Treasures 3. It’s available for the Gamecube, PS2, and Xbox. It’s like eight bucks at Gamestop, and probably around 20 bucks on Ebay. Not only do you get Rush 2049, but you also get Rush 2, Another great game thats more arcade oriented. You also get Hydro Thunder, another game I played & loved as a kid. So really, eight bucks and you have days, weeks I daresay of entertainment.
So that’s my review.
And some blog related notes:
- I’m starting to get a hang of this daily posting thing, so don’t rag if I don’t get it out right away. Most blog posts are written that day, and some that I pre-write are posted in the mornings because I have time to post them before school.
- Don’t forget you can email stuff to be talked about on the Saturday post, you can Email the blog at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tell your friends and family; my blog is getting an average of 30 views a day, I’m sure we can get it around 200. Just me?
- This is still kind of up in the air, but I think I’m going to change the weekly posting schedule every month, just thinking aloud.
- Visit every day! I have daily content now, so there’s no reason I shouldn’t be having daily readers.
Thanks peoples. Out.