Heading away on vacation with my wife, so until then, consider this me taking a bit of a break.
Everyone play nice.
Mutant League Football, one of my favorite sports games — not just on the Genesis, but period — still holds up against contemporary series like Madden.The tiresome, droll repeated annual release needs to be shaken out of the rote process by a game where you can downright kill the opposition. And this is just the one to do it.
Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Platform(s): Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Xbox, Mobile, OS X, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Developer: Sonic Team, Sega Technical Institute
Release Year: November, 1992
This is best viewed while listening to Dan Forden’s iconic theme and remember those years when Sega did what Nintendo didn’t. Offered up the same bloody fighting games you could find in an arcade.
Ed Boon and John Tobias, my childhood thanks you.
Fly, fire and flee sums up Luftrausers in a pretty succinct way. But for all it is, however minute, those qualities shine so damn well the game has kept my Vita in my hands way more recently.
Picking it up earlier this week for a whopping $7.99 on the PSN store, I wasn’t sure to expect from gameplay videos, but damned if I’m thrilled with it thus far.
Easily picked up and put down with ease, a game may last for a few minutes or seconds, depending on the build of your plane and skill level. Breaking up components into weapons, body and engine, each fighter has a name and some clearly work better than others.
Weighing in as a mere 66MB download on my Vita, I haven’t really been able to put it down. To be honest, instead of writing this, I’d rather be playing it some more.
Yet the combat is fast paced, wonderfully combo-chained score based and engrossing in a way that seethes personality. If you own a Vita, PS3 or PC, I really can’t recommend it enough.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some rausing to do.