Kind of appropriate that Burning Fight starts next to an arcade. Also that looks like a Beast Busters cabinet. Not only arcade centers, but pachinko parlors too. This is certainly not New York. Burgers conspicuously left on the ground next a sewer manhole. So you pick a dude, and then you immediately get into the heat of things, walking in streets and beating thugs up. Although Striker s rampage newgrounds dating Final Fight and other beat em ups, the streets and alleys you are wrecking in Burning Fight are clearly based in Japan.
Inside the conbini, you of course have to wreck more shit, even that copy machine. Nice music here though….
He jumps around and slashes with his sword. Also nice music here. Mechanically, Burning Fight is fine. Throws are somewhat useless though, and barely do good damage. guns, long sticks, and of course bottles.
So the point of all of this is Burning Fight is a pretty average beat em up in all that entails. And it plays like every beat em up your ever played. At least
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And yes, his cane is a gun that shoots. Striker s rampage newgrounds dating that they need to make their games more distinct. The good news is SNK does. The big problem is that he is so slow. Also Heidern is on tv btw. Here is Duke again, apparently manning the concession stand in the Neo Geo World theme park.
Quite a career change from uh…cop? It also had not so great looking 3D backgrounds. KOF94 Re-bout ended up being a weird curiosity, and is probably not a coveted Striker s rampage newgrounds dating that gets played often compared to the remakes of KOF98 and KOF, but I suppose it did begat those other two anyways, so maybe it should get some credit.
Last Guardian in Japan. But unlike Baseball Stars, the Alpha Mission series never progressed past this second entry. Alpha Mission 2 is a vertical scrolling shooter, similar to Ghost Pilots, which we looked at in post But where Ghost Pilots took a more grounded fake-historical approach, with planes being inspired by real-world World War 1 and 2 era planes, Alpha Mission takes a more scifi approach, so lots of flying in space, shooting robot aliens, and having boss fights with huge
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In Alpha Mission 2, you have 2 types of shots: Lasers that destroy flying targets, and air-to-surface missiles that destroy ground targets. Unlike most shooters, There are no bombs that decimate enemies and clear-up bullets from the screen. This is the signature feature of the Alpha Mission series. Note the energy bar at the left, which now depletes with each hit. Collecting any Striker s rampage newgrounds dating armor type would reset it, so then you have to start over again.
This boss reminds me of the second boss of Ikaruga, which
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In addition, some levels have warp items that warp you a few screens ahead in a stage.
Striker s rampage newgrounds dating items warp you BACK a few screens. Then there are items that power you down, either by depleting the Armor energy, or by decreasing your stock ship attributes. But Alpha Mission 2 does neither to alleviate that.
Fantasy Zone uses currency that you collect and then spend at shops floating around in any level.
In TwinBee, shooting at clouds reveal these bells. A more uniform upgrade method would have helped make Alpha Mission 2 a better game. Fighting bosses with the stock-ship is an unfun chore that lasts way too long. You can buy armor upgrades at the end of each level. But then you reach a boss. Striker s rampage newgrounds dating big offender is the Boss of Area 5: The only way you can damage this boss is by missiles, which is fine….
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Striker s rampage newgrounds dating is wait till it emerges again. That boss fight took around 5 minutes exclusively, which is pretty long for a shooter.
And for the most part, Alpha Mission 2 is a decent shooter with a ok graphics. It looks more like an enhanced 8-bit shooter than a true bit shooter, with tiny ships and lots of tiny enemies and targets on screen. Only the bosses and some of the backgrounds in the game look large, with impressive animations.
And Alpha Mission 2 still has its moments. Stage 4 has some nice backgrounds. And I like the fight against the final huge-terminator-looking boss. Plus I think Armors are a pretty cool alternative
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And then you die and end up fighting a boss who takes about 5 minutes to die strictly because you only have your puny stock missiles that barely chip away damage.
With some balancing Alpha Mission 2 could have been great. Sadly,
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Your default weapon is a leaf which stuns enemies, allowing you to then pick them up and throw them at other enemies ala-Super Mario Bros 2. But more so,
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So for example you could shrink, jump onto a flying enemy, ride them a bit and then jump to a high hidden area that would be normally inaccessible.
The catch is that while shrunken down, you cannot attack, so you become much more vulnerable. Every now and then, a house will appear. Inside, you can talk to residents about different subjects in goofy broken English: They may offer you items to buy. They may ask you some really weird questions, or offer you to warp ahead a few levels into the game for a few flowers which are the in-game currency you collect.
You may even get a few sidequests. Inside is this guy, will sell you boats made out of rather not so sturdy material. You can also find shops that sell you stuff like speed-boosts and whatnot, nothing too useful as the leaf weapon you start with is pretty handy as is. Or you can pick up other weapons like bombs quite handy against bossesor boomerangs which are near useless. You can also upgrade the weapon if you pick it up again, even the default leaf as the fully upgraded leaf is mighty strong.
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After beating the first world, a map screen comes up and you can choose one of worlds to go to next. And the levels are your usual set found in other platformer.
They all do a good job of showing that Blue and his gang are all miniscule sized, as you see him run next to giant flowers or climb large lego blocks, or run
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Also a really nice soundtrack too. But it was the Striker s rampage newgrounds dating Godzilla movie that really kicked off the genre and established Godzilla as a global icon and a long running franchise with Gamera being one of the bigger competitors. The first Godzilla and Gamera movie was a more serious affair. But they soon introduced a host of other monsters for Godzilla to fight against.
And the series became campier and less serious, more a reason to watch men in elaborate monster suits wrestling each other and blowing up miniature buildings. It is basically a wrestling game but with giant monsters instead of wrestlers, and a whole city district instead of a ring.
Who is there counting to 3?