� An excellent alternative to Zintrick
is Taito�s Pop �n Pop
� while it takes on a more traditional top-to-bottom orientation, its �rotate, then shoot� mechanic is the same. An extra twist is that your �playfield� is a cloud which shifts side-to-side and gradually approaches you, similar to the aliens in Space Invaders
� to help pop all the colored balloons before you�re zapped, stray ones sometimes float by and can be �pinned� to the cloud for some extra help, while stuff you don�t want can simply be flung past it altogether. Another possible choice is the Japanese Saturn exclusive Pappara Paoon
. Oh, and before I forget, here�s one last quick tip to conclude the lesson � to play as hidden ninja character �Ryu Eagle� in Zintrick
, set the game to �Free Play�, highlight Subberg (the muscular guy on the left) hold Up and B, and press A to select him. Enjoy!
So, you�ve made it through your first �Advanced� course � how�s it feel? Hopefully your gaming horizons have been broadened at least a little bit by now�part of an educator�s job satisfaction comes from seeing his students grow in their aspirations along the way, after all. Is there a question there, in the back? Hm? �Will there be any more ochige lessons,� you ask? Well, to tell you the truth, there�s�oh, drat, a fire drill, now of all times. Let�s get this overwith, then: afterwards, make sure to start preparing for next week�s lecture. Be seeing you!
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