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Postby EOJ » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:30 am

Just released today in Japan for the PS3 as a 1500yen PSN download:

http://news.dengeki.com/elem/000/000/232/232168/

It is a remake of a 1985 side scrolling action PC game by Game Arts that I'd never heard of. They let you choose between the original graphics and the new HD graphics, which is rather nice. Anyone try this out yet? You can download a free demo from the JP PSN store.

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Postby CIT Seven Force » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:05 am

It came out for PSP a couple months ago, tried it back then. It's good stuff, but very oldschool, since it's sort of a "maze shooter". I actually prefer the remake, which is rare.

The original had a sequel called Firehawk.

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Postby JoshF » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:09 am

How does it compare to the Bangai-O games? Doesn't look like it does.

There's also a Famicom Gundam game that plays kinda like this.

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Postby Gaijin Punch » Fri Jan 29, 2010 7:14 am

Nice find. Wish my PS3 wasn't in a god damn box.
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Postby Macaw » Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:39 pm

Thexder is great, but its main claim to fame is just how amazing it was in 1985 alongside compared to the other stuff.

The sequel Firehawk plays pretty much the same and isn't too much of a graphical update, but the stages are much more interesting and there is a bunch of fancy cutscenes. The music is also completely awesome. I think it was just kept as a PC-88 exclusive?

As far as mech shit goes the true masterpiece of Game Arts is the PC-88 version of Veigues though ;)
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Postby JoshF » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:46 pm

You have any footage of that?

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Postby Macaw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:13 am

Footage for Firehawk or Veigues? Well either way heres footage of both!

Firehawk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ8mrgi4BkQ

Watch the entire intro. Stunning music. The 88 series can produce some of the greatest synth.


Veigues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kqj50PT ... re=related

A play through. Despite being broken into 5 parts the footage is still heavily cut, the game is well over an hour to clear and there is no saving (that I know of). Also if you die once that's it, you have to restart again.
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Postby Shou » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:54 am

Have to agree that Veigues 88 is superb for the platform...way better than the PCE port.
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Postby ave » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:20 pm

Macaw wrote:The 88 series can produce some of the greatest synth.


Yeah, absolutely stunning. I've ripped the entire Fire Hawk soundtrack from nicovideo a couple of years ago.

More pc-88 synth goodness:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U9c_4C5PLA
I love that tune at 3m00s.


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