It is a long weekend here in Canada (Canada Day!), so with Monday being a holiday I am jetting out to the lake with my wife and kids early tomorrow morning. I thought I would leave you with a few selections from my recent pool of deadly gets.
Attack Animal Gakuen (Famicom) - On the surface, Attack Animal Gakuen (that last word is translated as School, or Academy) may seem like a Space Harrier clone, and it certainly is. But the true brilliance of the game is it’s compatibility with the Famicom 3D System. Of all the 3D Famicom titles I have played, Attack Animal Gakuen has the best 3D and is the funnest to play. A Space Harrier clone, yes, but there is something about playing Space Harrier as a Japanese school girl fighting giant and ridiculous bosses in 3D that tugs at my heart strings.
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (Famicom Disk System) - Here is another Famicom 3D System compatable game, although the 3D is this Nintendo developed title doesn’t impress nearly as much. The 3D is solid, and I am a big fan of the Famicom Grand Prix games. It’s one of the only Mario based franchises (other than the Mario Picross games) that was never brought out of Japan. The fact that Grand Prix II is on disk allows you to save your time trials and racing season in a time when saving was a unique feature.
Bust-A-Move 3000 (GameCube) - This is an enhanced port of the PS2 Bust-A-Move entry Super Bust-A-Move, and it is one of the finest puzzle games on the GameCube. Known in Japan as Puzzle Bobble, this Bubble Bobble off shoot is one of the most unique and addicting puzzle games I have ever played. The GameCube version has tons of unlockable content and game modes and bright colorful graphics. You can get this game for like $5 or less, and I HIGHLY recommend it.
That’s all for now, and to all my fellow Canucks; Happy Canada Day! Join me in celebrating our nations birth by getting stinking drunk in the heat all weekend!