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SNES REVIEWS: Jungle Strike

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For those reading one of my SNES review blogs for the first time, here is the basic concept:

"While the SNES was a constant presence in my childhood, I never had a large collection of games for it. In fact, many of the games I played I still don't know the names of. It wasn't until I say the uproar over Breath of Fire 6 that I knew I played Breath of Fire 1 in the SNES.

After reading the excellent top 100 SNES games list by IGN:

http://www.ign.com/top/snes-games

I decided to go back and play those 100 games and review them. Well, as I looked closer at the list, I realized that there are many genres that did not age well from the SNES (racing, sports) and many other genres that I am simply not good at (shmups, arcade shooters) and others that I need other players to play against for an accurate representation (fighters). Also, I played many of the more well known games such as Final Fantasy and Super Metroid."

We finished with the legacy reviews, so we are beginning with the reviews after my hiatus. Please feel free to give me advise on my reviews, as I always look for improvement.


Also, here are a number of extra rules for Destructoid:
-If you have any suggestion of a game that is not in the IGN list that I should review, please suggest it.
-Make a bet on each game to check whether Chris Charter played it or not.

Without further ado, here is:

71- Jungle Strike:

Year: 1993.
Genre: Helicopter Tactical Shooter.
Publisher: EA.
Developer: Gremlin Interactive.



"The Intangibles"

With the many flaws of the game so apparent, and the abominable level 7 nearly causing me to leave the game, I was surprised by how much fun I was having playing the game. Many games somehow different than the sum of their parts, and Jungle Strike is one that is greater than the sum of its parts.

There is a certain joy in the ability to completely obliterate your enemies efficiently and with optimal results. With enough skill, there is a feeling of invulnerability in your movements as you are able to complete objective after objective with maximum health.

I should be upset at the things the game does wrong, but I find myself too happy about the things it does right to care. Simply put, the game is worth it only for those who fall in love with its gameplay, but those who fall in love with its gameplay will appreciate it a lot.

Intangible Game Design: +5

In Conclusion:

Jungle Strike is game difficult to recommend. And I find that a suitable conclusion is in the previous section.

Final: 30/5

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"Tips"
1- Look at the map a lot.
2- Use rockets with conservation.
3- Just skip Level 7, here is the password for level 8: CRW1FF23C0S#

"Next Game"

The game I will be reviewing next is the Flinstone's inspired Joe & Mac 2 at #61. We already reviewed another similarly named game in Pocky & Rocky 2. Also, I did not know cavemen had such boring regular names as Joe and Mac.

Stay Tuned

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About Lord Spencerone of us since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

Hello all, I am Lord Spencer, your friendly neighborhood royalty. Yes, the ancient bloodlines are letting absolutely anyone in these days.

Being the lurker that I am, I have been following Destructoid for more than four years. Well, its 3 AM where I live now, and I just plunged in getting HUGE in the way.

Here is hoping for a fun time.

Oh yes, here is a little more info about me that is probably not as interesting as I think it is:

-I owned and played about 1000+ games.
-I owned and read about 2000+ books (I counted comic books I read as a kid so this is not as impressive as it sounds).
-I absolutely love Legos.

Out of all the games I played, I only regret playing a few. I am a big fan of gaming, and thus I really like most of what I play.

Thanks to the excellent work of community member Dango, now I have a cool infographic of my top 20 games. This list is not my final one, but what I thought off at the moment. If you notice, they are presented in chronological order:





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