Game Club 199X #26 - Super Spy/Wade Hixton Dec 8, 2013 22:15:36 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Dec 8, 2013 22:15:36 GMT -5
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Our year-end podcast will be dealing with two games about punching the crap out of people. Although one of these games has knives and guns, and the other doesn't strictly deal with people. From our Punch-Out!! ripoff files, we have this pugilistic pair:
The Super Spy/Wade Hixton's Counter Punch (Neo-Geo/Game Boy Advance)
Super Spy is an early Neo Geo game released by SNK in 1990. It is a first-person shooter and beat 'em up game with action RPG elements in which players move through the many floors of an office building shooting terrorists. It was an early example of a first-person shooter where the player character's arms and weapons are visible on screen. The plot revolves around a C.I.A agent, named Roy Heart, who needs to traverse office buildings, and warehouses to stop a group of terrorists, known as the Zolge King terrorist group, led by a man name King (who bears a slight resemblance to Geese Howard in his business suit from the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters franchises, both also by SNK). The group is responsible for the horrible murders of thousands caused by destroying the subways with bombs. As Mr. Heart, the player hunts through the terrorists' bomb factory for those responsible.
Wikipedia's The Super Spy Article
Developed by Inferno Games, Wade Hixton's Counter Punch is an obvious tribute to the Punch-Out!! series in terms of gameplay (especially compared to the SNES game). It's pretty much the same setup - during fights, you have a variety of punches ranging from left and right, up and down. You've got an uppercut, a block and the ability to dodge left and right. Besides your regular health meter, there's a power meter on the bottom, which grows from each punch you connect, and below that is a fatigue meter. Much like Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, you must keep watch of this meter so you don't over exert yourself and be unable to attack. Also like Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! is the inclusion of rounds instead of just three minutes of fighting. Each match earns you some cash, which can be used to purchase extra moves.
HG101's Wade Hixton Segment
- So, here's a quick tip for Wade Hixton. Unlike Punch-Out, where it doesn't matter as much, when you dodge, make sure you dodge into the direction of your opponent's attack. ~ Bobinator
- Feynman lays out several protips for Wade Hixton!
- I post some tips to slightly reduce frustration in The Super Spy!
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