I recently had some *gasp* free time, and I thought the best way to fill it would be to pull all my beloved Famicom games out and put in and play each and everyone, if only for a minute.
I sat down and played for a good solid three hours… something I haven’t done with a non-RPG in quite a while. Some games had me hooked a lot longer than others (Recca would not let me go!) and some stayed on screen for only fleeting seconds (most RPGs).
In this process I have narrowed down my five favorite Famicom games (that I own). In no particular order, they are
- Summer Carnival ’92: Recca
- Antarctic Adventure
- Yume Penguin Monogatari
- Splatterhouse Wanpaku Graffiti
- Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Kid Dracula)
Seriously, I spent over 30 minutes during this event/expereiment playing Antarctic Adventure. Sooooo addicting.
I think I am going to try to do this more often with my games. Next up, I think, will be my Master System collection, as it’s small enough to plough through pretty thoroughly in only a few hours.
A few other observations for you: Duck Tales is awesome in any language, the Advantage is best controller for both the NES and Famicom, my gold Punch Out Special cart is in the top 3 of my favorite gaming possessions, and Somari has probably my favorite title screen in all of 8-bit gaming.
I will have more posts forth coming, now that my basement situation is under control.