Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Recommended Gaming: GPEngine

GPEngine emulates the classic PC Engine, or TurboGrafix 16 if you're in the states. The emulator works great on most games, although there's no save states. Here's a list of a few games that I found to be extremely fun and very playable with sound.

After Burner
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The classic arcade fighter jet simulator that needs no explanation. Roll your jet from side to side avoiding enemy fire & collisions. Take down as many as you can without being taken down. After Burner is a classic everyone should try at least once & it works very well in GPEngine!

Batman
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This game is different than any other Batman games you've played before. This is more like pac-man than batman. Your goal in each level is to collect all the power-ups before the enemies get you. Of course, you can play offense, too with weapons like the batarang. Batman is a very fun arcade like game that you don't want to miss. Why are the Batman games so much better than the Superman ones?

Bomberman '93
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This is one of the better Bomberman games, in my opinion. Bomberman '93 is like most other Bomberman games but with bright, cartoony graphics, and a few new gadgets like Remote Bombs, and walking through bricks. Overall, this game is very fun & deffinately worth your time!

Crater Maze
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Crater Maze is another Pac-Man type of maze game. Your goal is to pick up the treasure chests while avoiding the enemies. The fun part about this game is your offense, you have to dig a hole for them to fall into, then bury them alive! It gets pretty hellacious further in the game, too.
This one gets a lot of play from me!

Galaga '90
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Galaga 90 is an excellent rendition of the Namco classic, Galaga with a lot of updates. You can start with a single or a dual ship, but starting with a dual ship will take one of your lives. The graphics in this game have been significantly improved over the original arcade hit. The sound has also gotten the overhaul.
Hint: try to kill most of the enemies before they come to the bottom of the screen, and DON'T stay in the corners!

2 Comments:

Blogger Alan said...

Great article Bob, will fire up GPE and play Galaga '90.

Wed May 18, 10:22:00 PM EDT  
Blogger BobBorakovitz said...

Galaga '90 is a ton of fun, it's also released under the name Galaga '88!

Wed May 18, 10:34:00 PM EDT  

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