Monday, December 1, 2008

5 Minutes/5 Games: Volume 2

As I said last time, on 5 minutes with 5 games, I shall randomly choose 5 games from my gigantic collection of old games, and give you my 5 minute impression of these games. Hopefully this will give both of us a chance to see games that we never have before.


1. 1943
Wikipedia tells me that this was the sequel to 1942. It's your basic top down scrolling shooter. There's really nothing special about this, or so I could tell from 5 minutes with it.

Will I play this again? Doubtful.


2. Athena
I'm not sure why it's called Athena; maybe I am Athena, or I'm trying to save her? I'm a girl who runs around and hits monsters. Sometimes they drop weapons or armor, which I can pick up and use to hit other monsters. That's about all I gathered, but I'm inexplicably drawn to it.

Will I play this again? For some reason, yes.

3. Championship Pool
The usual site doesn't have a link for you to play it, but here's some captivating gameplay captured on YouTube. I don't have much to say; it's a pool game. A shitty pool game. I regret randomly arriving at this.

Will I play this again? Very much not.


4. Dragon Fighter
It reminds me of Mega Man, if he had a sword, and was in the arctic. I wasn't fighting dragons, but instead they were more like green yetis. If I spent more than 5 minutes with it I might get to a dragon eventually.

Will I play this again? Absolutely.


5. Ghostbusters 2
Enjoy being frustrated by difficult yet not that fun games? Sounds likes Ghostbusters 2 is the game for you! There are many worse games for the NES, and in fact two of them are discussed here in this post.

Will I play this again? Maybe if I was feeling really nostalgic for Ghostbusters.

Winner: Dragon Fighter
Loser: Championship Pool

Godspeed.

12 comments:

Richard R. said...

Lolz. I just finished writing Volume 2 of this same segment. Guess I better update that as Volume 3 and release that a little bit later...

Shawn R. said...

For some reason I was all about 1943 for awhile many years ago when it came out. It was either that or 1942. One of those. Nothing particularly special about either, but for some reason there were neat at the time.

Will said...

Haha, nice, glad to hear that we're on the same wavelength.

Yeah, I can see how you'd get into them; but when I have so many other better options...

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