FF4 Free Enterprise Randomizer (ver 4.3.2 as of 11/14/2021)

Final Fantasy 4 Free Enterprise is a different kind of randomizer. This turns the world of FF2/4 into an open-world rpg/scavenger hunt type game. Right at the start you have the airship and can go anywhere you want and do whatever you want. The catch is you start with 2 random heroes from the game, and the boss fights and acquisition of key items are randomized. Where in the normal game you would fight the Mist Dragon in the Cave of Mist you may run into one of the 4 elemental fiends instead or even Bahamut! Where you would normally obtain the package at the start when Cecil and Kain leave Baron Castle you might end up with the Magma Key to open up the Underworld! Going to the website (linked below) you can see the latest version, and joining the Discord to see what all the latest updates are. Included are a couple other fun links to help your Free Enterprise experience like trackers.

Your goal is to obtain the crystal which can be found through the game, or obtained after accomplishing various objectives which range from finding various heroes, killing certain bosses, or doing key tasks. The crystal is what flips Zemus into Zeromus in vanilla so you can fight him. During your seed you can find or buy an item called the Pass, which when given to a woman in Toroia, takes you to the Moon right to fight Zeromus instead of going through the lunar dungeon, or just take the long path down to Zeromus, you can even set it up to finish the seed with the Giant of Bab-Il.

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Y’s Chronicles 1 & 2 Mobile Review

 

Y’s 1 and 2 Chronicles are the modern remakes of the classic action RPG Y’s 1 and 2, originally released for the PC-8801, MSX, Famicom and Sega Master Systems during the 1980’s by Nihon Falcom. Chronicles 1 was released for mobile in April 2015, with 2 coming out February 2016.  for It became a cult hit when the enhanced remake was released for the TurboGrafx-CD in 1989. The mobile editions were produced by Dotemu, and are based on the Y’s 1 & 2 Chronicles Playstation Portable enhanced remakes. Y’s 1 and 2 begin the adventures of the red-headed Adol Christin, a man who lives for adventure and always finds himself discovering lost civilizations, fighting demons, having women chase after him, and battling wannabe Gods. Y’s is a popular series with the original games on various systems, and some not released in other countries translated (like the Super Famicom/SNES titles), and were later given enhanced remakes of the original games, as well as continuing the series on modern systems.

The mobile and PSP remakes include an option to play in Complete or Chronicles mode, which really only change the character portraits from an old JRPG style to a more modern anime style, only available when you start a game. Another new option is changing the music from the Chronicles, Complete to the original PC-8800 editions. You can play Y’s on easy, normal, hard, or nightmare modes. All of which change the amount of damage Adol can inflict and receive from enemies. Nightmare mode does exactly what it says on the tin. A time attack for the boss fights is an option after finishing the game too.

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Happy New Year 2020!!

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So 2020 was when I really got back to gaming. I’m finishing 2019 with 16 new games under my belt, most recent being Y’s 2 Chronicles on mobile. I’ve upgraded and revised my own collecting goals, and my setups too. Also learning more to record gameplay on my emulators and learning streaming!

So, here’s the list of games I knocked off:
wizards & warriors
river city ransom
wizards & warriors 3
robin hood prince of thieves
final fantasy mystic quest
soul blazer
Y’s 1 & 2 Chronicles (finished 1 and 2 separately)
Y’s 3
Y’s 4
castlevania
vice project doom
mega man 2
xak: art of visual stage
zelda: link’s awakening
ff5 gba

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New Super Mario Land SNES v1.5 Homebrew & Review (Updated 3/10/2022)

Note: I’ve recently learned that there have been updated versions of this homebrew released with graphical and control fixes, along with improved features closer to the Game Boy original Super Mario Land. Latest and last version of this is v1.5.

So I came across this little homebrew completely by accident, a SNES homebrew version of the Gameboy classic Super Mario Land. I had never played SML before or had a giant brick Gameboy save for playing emulators back in the day or borrowing a friend’s (I think that’s how i finished the og Link’s Awakening and Pokemon Red). Finding the rom, I fired it up on my phone emulator and had a blast with it! This project was originally a homebrew of SML as a Christmas gift for the anonymous programmer’s friends. Of course this being 2019 the rom got dumped online and can easily be flashed to a cart, or played on your favorite SNES emulator. I recommend Snes9x or Bsnes.

You can find more information about this amazing project and its history and videos at the below articles. More information can be found here:
RetroRGB Article
NintendoLife Article
Archive.org Download v1.5

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