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Game Run! 7/9/2008- NBA Jam and Out of This World


System: SNES
Store: Vintage Stock
Price Paid: $3.99

HOLY HELL!! WHERE HAS THIS GAME BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE!? I had heard about Out of This World from a few random sources, but the screenshots didn't appeal to me and I sort of passed it over... Until last week when Hideo Kojima listed it as one of the top 5 games that influenced him most (he also listed Metal Gear Solid... What a tool...). I also heard it discussed on a couple of different podcasts and decided to try it out. I download a rom... Started it up... Hit the start button and... Died...... You die in this game... ALOT. It could have been called "Trial and Error: The Game". However, about 5 or 10 minutes into it I said to myself, "I have to buy this game..." so I hopped over to ebay. The price was generally about 10-20 dollars, but I hate buying things over the net so I decided to wait. Boy am I glad I did! $3.99 is SOOOO worth it!

If you haven't played the game...
... It's a strange type of... Adventure... Platforming... Action game? Maybe? I don't know... All you need to know is that it's very "artsy" and if you were into games like Portal, Ico, or Shadow of the Colossus purely for artistic genius, you'll love this game. The animation is VERY fluid, because the creator used a style similar to the original Prince of Persia where he drew sprites over live-action actors... But the sprites weren't really drawn... I can't explain it... It's awesome and everyone needs to play it.


A ROCKIN' run! It may even beat out last week's run of Skyblazer (SNES) and Warsong (Genesis). I spent barely over 6 dollars and got WAY more than my money's worth. I'm off to die some more in Out of This World! Cya!
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About jackal27one of us since 1:28 AM on 06.16.2008

I'm mostly a retro gamer. I don't hate everything after the 90's, but I tend to prefer retro game design. I enjoy alot of indie and portable games, not to mention a blockbuster title every now and then. However, like I said, the majority of my gaming takes place on older consoles.

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackal27
My Tumblr: https://jackal27.tumblr.com/

What I'm Playing:
Bravely Default
Kirby Triple Deluxe
Final Fantasy X-2 HD
Child of Light
Jeanne D'arc

My (supposedly) Weekly Posts:

Sound Test- Video game music. I love it, you love it, what more do I need to say?
Super Mario 64: Dire Dire Docks
Zelda: Link's Awakening: Tal Tal Mountains
Suikoden 2: Opening Theme
Dragon Quest V: Ocean Voyage
Katamari Damacy: Lonely Rolling Star
Castlevania:OoE: An Empty Tome
Castlevania: Heart of Fire
StarFox: Corneria
Mother 3:Hard Rain
Chrono Cross:Time's Scar(Opening)

Game Run!- Check out the exciting life of a poor retro gamer!
11/19/08- Batman(NES) and Power Blade
10/11/08- Mystical Ninja and Clash at Demonhead
10/10/08- MASSIVE update! NES and loads of games.
8/12/2008- Killer Instinct, TMNT:TF, Super Tennis
7/20/2008- Inindo, Wonderboy, Crusader of Centy
7/9/2008- NBA Jam, Out of This World

My Favorites:

Keep in mind that these change SO much... I'm terrible at lists...

...5 Consoles
2. DS
3. Playstation
4. NES
5. Wii


...3 Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
2. Final Fantasy IX
3. Dragon Quest V

Final Fantasy IX

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Unreal Tournament series

Xbox LIVE:lyden27
Steam ID:jackal27


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