RetroRevisited: Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)

Retrorevisited is a stream series where I revisit a game or a game series i haven’t played in over 10 or 20 years. I’ll go through to try see what i remember until a game over or I run out of continues. In some cases muscle memory may slowly return, in others probably not. This is a chance for me to revisit games of my youth that i enjoyed have or had at one point and bring more to the retro community with mini-reviews of them too. If I decide to play one later and do a full review, parts of the mini-review would be incorporated into it. Depending on the playstyle and graphics of the games the review will either be mini-reviews or one about all games in this session.

Tecmo Super Bowl was released on the NES in 1991. It’s a suped up version of the classic Tecmo Bowl. Now with all NFL teams (at the time), all players on teams, and great graphics, gameplay and music! This game means a lot to me. I don’t play many sports games and to this day hate the Madden series. Tecmo Super Bowl you can pick up easily, play a game, and go right back to it later. Setting defensive and offensive plays, changing players are all options along with playing full seasons and playoffs. I used to play this a lot as a kid and a teen and was happy to get a new copy some years ago. What’s also great is there’s a hacking team that updates the teams and rosters yearly! Continue reading

Twitch Affiliate!

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So as of sometime in the morning of 3/15/2020, I made Twitch Affiliate. Didn’t realize it until I finished a recent FF4 Free Enterprise stream till I was shutting down for the night. What a great surprise! i think it was a raid from the awesome Sirhcman that brought me over the top. Like to thank him and Hungrygoriya for the inspiration and the advice!

So as of this publishing, i think I have my first badges and emotes ready and waiting to be approved. Meant to stream something small last night but fell asleep. So barring any problems tonight gonna celebrate with part 2 of my arcade Sega Spectacular.

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Super Mario All-Stars + World (SNES) Thoughts

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So Super Mario All-Stars + World came out in 1994. This was the Mario All-Stars game but with Super Mario World added as a 5th title. I got my SNES originally before 1995, I cannot remember the exact year, so I don’t remember if I had this or the original All-Stars as my pack in title. Either way i was thrilled to see and hold this as a teen. Being able to play the NES Mario trilogy again back in 16bit glory? Yes please! Game play just like the original? OMG a save and continue function! So you’re telling me i don’t have to play these in one shot anymore, or leave my game paused while I eat a meal or water the garden? YES! Being able to play these 3 games, AND Mario World on the same cart was a thrill! Oh and what’s this Lost Levels thing?

Lost levels was the original Super Mario Bros 2. It was deemed too hard (for good reason!) for US audiences, so when Super Mario Bros 2 was in development, Mario and the gang were imported into a lesser known Famicom title called Doki Doki Panic. Which explains why 2 is so different than the previous title along with different gameplay elements and a new enemy Wart, instead of the mad turtle Bowser. Lost Levels is HARD. Think of Lost Levels as the first Kaizo Mario.

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Final Fantasy 4 Ultima v22 (Updated 4/26/2021) (SNES)

Hack Showcases and RPG Hack Showcases are a series where I show off various game and rpg hacks. I try to stick with hacks that improve gameplay or add quality of life features, completely or partially change the plot and characters, along with dialogue, graphical and sound improvements. I try to stick with games that have enough changes in the beginning to show off, and when I can, try to show parts later in titles. Some of these i may stream or play on my own.

(Note this review and hack showcase video on yt will be completely revamped with the upcoming v25 coming soon.)

Long time Final Fantasy fans know the US release of FF2 on the SNES was a dumbed down version from the original project of FF4. It was later called “easytype” for a reason. FF4 Ultima fixes that. You can call it the FF4 Deluxe Collector’s Edition package. FF4 Ultima by 8-bit fan keeps the plot going and makes TONS of changes to everything. The plot script is cleaner and makes more sense, you got new changes in the overworld, underworld and even the moon! Expect to get lost if you try to take the normal way to the Towel of Bab-il in the underground from the Dwarf Castle! Look out for new areas in familiar dungeons and caves too! New places to take the Hovercraft too! Best way to explain the changes is this list from the page on romhacking.net and the FF4 Ultima website:

List of features, additions and changes:

  • Party Swapping among 10 different members at Endgame!!
  • Dark Knight Cecil now available at endgame!!
  • A VERY Challenging BOSS RUSH Mode unlocked at endgame!!
  • New Game+ mode with higher MAX level/stats!!
  • 45 New Weapons! Including Magically Imbued Weapons!
  • 60 New Spells/Summons! Also revamped existing spells!
  • 32 New Bosses! Brand New Boss at Endgame with Randomized AI!
  • New Status ‘Aura/Color’ for buffs/ailments during battle!!
  • Damage Limit increased to 14999! Can turn Encounters On/Off!
  • New Areas! New Side Quests! New and Upgradable Commands!!
  • New Enemy Graphics! New Events! New Endgame Scenarios!
  • New Equipment Screen with DETAILED buffs and stats!!
  • New attack/swing/spell animations!
  • New weapon graphics!! New sound effects! New items!!
  • New maps, new areas and new edits to overworld maps!
  • New events! New enemies!! Sprint with the Y button!!
  • New commands for characters. New Armors and Gears!
  • Revamped shops/equipment and balanced their progression.
  • Dark Knight Cecil now dual-wields and is 2-handed!!
  • Edge is now buffed offensively! Stealing is also buffed!
  • Rydia has also been buffed. It’s a surprise!
  • Cecil has been buffed as a tank.
  • Rosa can use more White Mage combative gears.
  • Kain has new offensive buffing spells.
  • Yang, Edward, Palom, Porom and others have also been buffed!
  • Rare items and summons now drop much easier! This hack’s main game is designed as a ‘play-through’ without grinding.
  • Many enemies now have meaningful rare drops, and all end-game enemies now have rare ultimate drops!
  • Lots of secrets that can lead to early acquirement of better equipment!
  • Few minor tweaks to the base game such as save points, etc.
  • MOST items/equipment are now non-missable. Meaning they will be acquirable in some ways at end-game.

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