Game Run! 10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead! - destructoid

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7:06 PM on 10.11.2008

jackal27  says:

Game Run! 10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead!




Every week or so, I do a "game run" when I'm in town, systematically going to every store that would sell used games and seeing what I can dig up. I usually find at least one good deal, however, I've never had a place to share my excitement for the treasures that I uncover until now...

I know I just made one of these yesterday, but that one was more of an update on the last few weeks. This is one is actually about the games I bought today!

Game Run! 10/11/08

1. Clash at Demonhead



System: NES
Store: Game Xchange
Price: $1.95

I had seen this game in a lot of stores and it's just one of those games that I see a lot, but don't pay any attention to, but I should. Sort of like The Guardian Legend or Faxanadu. It's a great game, but it just seems like it would be crap. However, when I bought my NES, I went and read a few articles on underrated NES games just so that I could keep an eye out for them and I saw this one listed so I downloaded it to an emulator and gave it shot! I really liked it so I decided to keep an eye out for it and I'm glad I did, because this game rocks!

If you haven't played the game... it's a sidescrolling action game with branching levels and a decent story. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be funny or not, but the dialog cracks me up because it's really weird and Japanese. Actuallly, this whole game is really Japanese... Speaking of which...

2. The Legend of the Mystical Ninja



System: SNES
Store: Game Xchange
Price: $6.95

I played this game years ago and didn't really like it. I just... Didn't get it. It turned me off because something just felt off. Little did I know that it's because this game is really really REALLY Japanese. Like, it's about as Japanese as a game can get. However, after listen to RetroforceGO!'s Gomon episode, I decided to give it another shot and downloaded the rom. In light of everything they had said, and jsut the fact that I'm a lot older now, I understood the humor much better and realized how cool this game actually is. So after a long day of unsuccessful game-hunting, I was pleasantly surprised to find this game for just a good price.

If you haven't played the game... it's a... ummm... well... It's a beat em' up? that's kind of like Zelda? With mini-games. Except there's side-scrolling parts too and giant robots and uhhhh... I don't know. Just play it.

SUMMARY!!
I didn't have an awesome run for much of the day. I found Dragon Warrior for 5 dollars at the flea market, but that's about it. And even then, I decided not to buy it. I'm glad I decided to check out Game Xchange at the last minute because I found two games that I've been looking for! I almost bought Star Tropics and Totally Rad for the NES, but I'll wait until another day for those. These will be plenty for now.
RUN RATING:***__(4/5 stars)

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