Post by NINJA IN U.S.A. on Jul 7, 2006 22:21:37 GMT -5
You didn't mention Takahashi Meijin!
He is quite famous with long time game players in Japan. He is known for showing off his crazy Star Soldier skills at Hudson's Game King tournament back in the 80s and known to tap a button 16 times per second!
Also very few people know that Master Higgins from the Adventure Island series was modeled after that guy. I think someone should do an Adventure Island article in the future.
Clip of Takahashi Meijin in action. Just look how his hand trembles!
I think that Vertical Force for the Virtual Boy should be added to the list of Star Soldier games as well considering it plays just like one of the games in the series and is made by Hudson. Plus, you could even include info on both versions, as the US version is much easier because they toned down the difficulty. Also, I found a mistake in the Super Star Soldier part of the article. The game does not do away totally with bombs. The red power-up ships drop an item that cycles through all of the power-ups in the game. If you shoot it for long enough, it turns into a blinking power-up that blows up enemies on screen and also gives you a play-through life, so you don't have to restart the level. I found this out because I just DL'ed the game on the Wii VC so sorry for how late I am with it.
I have the Japanese version of Vertical Force. With its weapons, speed and various large battleships to destroy it's definitely worthy of being in the article. I got the game brand new so I can provide a box scan also if needed.
Last Edit: Dec 5, 2006 23:16:56 GMT -5 by Neo Rasa
Post by Discoalucard on Dec 5, 2006 23:30:48 GMT -5
I've been told Vertical Force is very Star Soldiery, but at the time, I couldn't get the Virtual Boy emulator working properly. I figured it out to get Jack Bros up so maybe there's still hope. Anyone get it working and can recommend something?
As for Super Star Soldiers, it's been a couple years since I wrote it, but I do remember bombs that you can pick up if you're fully powered, but you can't use them whenever you want like the other games.
Yeah, I have the box, too, and I have to say the JP version's pretty sweet for a 2D shooter box. Disco, I'd just thought I'd let you know about it that way you can add it if you want. Also, I have some good info in the Kunio Kun threads that you might want to take a look at.