Friday, 18 April 2014

A Quick Look At All About Garou Densetsu Special [Book]


This is something that I bought quite a while ago, and just haven't really had the time to talk about in the past. So have decided to make a video just going through the book, and trying to explain as much of it as possible. (My Japanese reading ability is still pretty weak.)

I really like these series of books, in the past I already made a video of the All about SNK book, and I'll probably make a couple of more videos about the other books I have in the series at some point or other. 

For some reason I thought I had the World Heroes one, and was actually planning to do a video on that today, but it seems I haven't bought that one yet. (Or maybe I have it in the UK...)


Monday, 14 April 2014

Daigo (Ryu) vs Xiaohai (Cammy) - Topanga World League Highlights



Saw this video pop up on my Facebook feed today, haven't been keeping up with what some of the more famous KOF players have been up to but seems like Xiaohai may well be becoming quite a famous SF4 player too lately.

Just in case you've never seen his KOF play, check out this vid of him playing KOF98UM.


Saturday, 12 April 2014

[M.U.G.E.N] Hyper Dragonball Z - Basic Combo Video Pt.2


Spent the afternoon today putting together another little combo video, mainly it's just the things that I discovered right after making the first video. For example; EX moves and SSJ Goku's teleport.

I also decided to add notations to this video, took a bit longer to put together the video like this, but hopefully it's more useful than just watching the combos all playing out by themselves. 

I don't think I'll make any more videos for this game for a while, as there are quite a few other games that I'm trying to play through at the moment, but whenever they update with some more characters I'll probably get back to it again. 

But anyways enjoy the vid!

Garou Densetsu Premium / Samurai Spirits Kengo Hachiban Shoubu Pachislot Videos

There doesn't seem to be very much exciting that's announced lately for SNKP, to be honest even the STEAM release of KOFXIII wasn't very interesting to me. Seems like in the meantime they've already released a new Samurai Shodown (Spirits) pachislot machine, and are due to release a new Garou Densetsu one in June.

Check out a couple of videos below:

Samurai Spirits Kengo Hachiban Shoubu


Garou Densetsu Premium


Whilst watching the video for Garou Densetsu Premium, just made me think it'd be great if they released a beat em up like this. Could be something like this;


Anyways, at least now we know what they were up to when they were looking for 3D artists a while back.
Bloody Pachislots.

Some of the 3D models look great anyway, but just a shame this is stuck as a pachislot machine.

 

Lastly, can't remember if I ever posted it here before but during my first year when I was living in Tokyo I remember seeing a Garou Pachislot billboard in Shibuya and took a photo of it (You can also see a Tommy Lee Jones billboard).






Thursday, 10 April 2014

[M.U.G.E.N] Hyper DragonBall Z - Son Goku Z2 Challenge Mode Playthrough



Just made a video playing through the Challenge Mode for Goku in the Hyper DragonBall Z sample game. You get to it by pressing start as the match starts in training mode. (As far as I know only Goku has the challenge mode in the sample version of the game.)

I didn't really plan how to explain the move list beforehand so it might be a bit confusing in places, hopefully not, but anyways hopefully it'll be useful to someone so never mind.

Took me a while to find out all of the motions for Goku, especially since the sample doesn't include a move list. I managed to figure out the majority of them but in the end went off to find a move list on Google Search and came up with this page.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

[M.U.G.E.N] Hyper Dragonball Z - Sample Characters Basic Combo Video


Just a quick post before I head off to bed.

Downloaded the Hyper DragonBall Z sample last night, and spent most of the afternoon today playing around with it. Compiled a small set of combos that I've managed to work out so far and made the video you see above.

I've already managed to work out a few more things since making that vid, so might make another vid if I have some time tomorrow. 

Really interesting game from what I've played so far, there are a few flaws but nothing too bad that you can't enjoy the sample version. Check it out yourself here.

Friday, 4 April 2014

A Quick Look At - Jang Pung 3 - Korean Sega Master System Fighting Game



Quite a while ago I came across some information about a Korean fighting game made for the Sega Master System, at the time I think I just came across a few images and the ROM but never got around to actually testing it out until today.

For the most part its much like other Street Fighter clones, which were quite abundant at the time in which this game was made. (1994 if the information I have is correct.) Although I would say that there are other possible influences to the game, such as Fighter's History and possibly World Heroes.


Although not exactly an incredibly deep or well made fighting game, you do have to take into consideration the limitations of the SMS system as well as the fact that it is only a two button controller console. Once you understand that, it is pretty impressive for what it is. 

I did feel that the controls were a bit difficult to pull off moves, as well as some very awkward motions for some characters. For example; One character's move is down, forward, back + button 1, which probably doesn't sound difficult but given the fact that the input sensitivity isn't that great it can be frustrating trying to get things to come out when you want them to.

For the most part although characters seem to have been influenced by various other games they are slightly unique in the sense that they aren't straight clones of them. For example; the Ryu clone "SangHun" has a dragon punch but no fireball, instead he has some sort of dash punch.

Also what is reasonably impressive for an SMS game is that there are twelve unique characters. I haven't had the chance to go through each character individually yet but they all seem to have their own unique move-sets and haven't encountered any particular clones of each other.

The downside of it is that each character only appears to have two special moves each. (You can find the move-list here: http://www.smspower.org/Cheats/JangPung3-SMS )


Anyways it's a pretty interesting game to check out, I don't own a Sega Master System in Japan or even know where I could find a physical copy of the game (I used an emulator on my Wii) but you can grab the ROM at the site below:

ROM (Click the Telecharger link)
Move-list

And finally check out the video I uploaded to Youtube for some gameplay footage.