The polls are closed, and Outstanding Romhacks wins!
Rearrangements of classic games that change enough so that it's almost an entirely new game. Above and beyond the call of most other romhacks, which typically feature poor edits and offensive imagery. (Screens in order shown - Castlevania: Chorus of Mysteries, Mario Adventure, Rockman 4 Minus Infinity)
Why the change?
The simple answer is because we can! We've been using the same formula for 3 years now, so we figured we'd spice things up a bit. By voting on a theme, this also allows us to pick the best representatives of each genre, ensuring an interesting podcast for all.
None yet! Be the first to submit a tip for whichever wins.
Voting will last until Saturday, June 6th, at 10:30 PM EST!
*NOTE*: When voting, please choose a theme that you want to play - and will play - alongside us!
All votes are final, so no going back if you change your mind. If you're going to vote, we'd like to have you along for the ride!
Damn, time for the June poll already huh. I so badly wanted to join May's gaming, but my home console gaming was nonexistent last month between the insanity of work, home renovation, and my dad ending up in the hospital again and having major surgery. I feel like a jerk that I suggested Toshinden but then didn't even participate, sighs.
Anyway, as for June, not interested in romhacks and I generally don't do first-person shooters (they tend to make me motion sick), so Army Men gets my vote by process of elimination, haha. I own a whopping one Army Men game (for PS1), but I suppose I could always buy another one. I'd be flabbergasted if any are worth more than a few bucks.
I voted for Army Men. I actually own Army Men: Air Combat for the 64 and Army Men II for PC, so I'd be able to play those. I remember really enjoying Army Men II even though some of the later stages were pretty difficult (damn those plastic zombies). If it wins I'll definitely participate this time. I was pretty busy last month, and never had a chance to pick up any of the 3D fighters that were being played.
Post by The Great Klaid on Jun 3, 2015 1:16:48 GMT -5
I seem to recall the 2D ones being more like RTS games than like mission based 3rd party shooters. But I only ever played Toys in Space for 2D. I didn't ever know that was actually before the other ones. They were pretty big when I was a kid. Amongst my class at least they were. I remember getting picked on because Toys in Space was the only one I had. Because children are douchenozzles.
I'm surprised that seemingly no one here is interested in playing some craxy awesome ROMhacks! I consider myself to be a bit of a conosseur (is it written like this?) of this oft-forgotten art, and thus I hope that some of the works from the Sonic Retro community get picked up for this month's discusstion! I know that there aren't many fans of the franchise here, but man, the things that those guys do with Sonic games both new and old is utterly mind-blowing!
P.S.: I think you linked the wrong poll in the OP, Sotenga
Army Men is weird. Majority of the games in the franchise are crappy (The RTS one's are worth playing though), but I love the idea of controlling plastic soldiers and I've still had lot of fun playing these games. Remind me of Toy Commander too, which is good.
"It's only a game if you win, but if you lose it's a stinking waste of time." - Al Bundy
Post by cardinalfang on Jun 3, 2015 13:11:21 GMT -5
I honestly despised the controls for the older Army Men games, so I had to vote for my gut. Which was, of course, romhacks. That said, I'm sad because I know we won't get to play any of the TRULY brilliant ones like Donner Party. Maybe Legend of Iowa will be an option? It seems pretty tame compared to BadderHacks usual stuff.
I dunno, does GC9X have a rule against offensive or tasteless games? If a tasteless romhack does something exceptional, I'd say it's worth considering. Plus, a few GC9X regulars have some experience with romhacking!