Marble Madness (1989) (NES) Review

A NES game about marbles?

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Marble Madness may be one of the most bizarre video games that I own, you play as a marble and the objective of the game is to roll the marble through six different obstacle courses.

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You may think that this seems really easy, but believe me it’s not because the controls are very sensitive, one tap on the d-pad can get your marble rolling and then its up to you to carefully traverse past any obstacles,it genuinely feels like you are controlling a marble and because of that reason the game is immensely difficult, anything can happen you can fall into a dip in the course and then you will need to roll around to build up momentum and speed in order to push yourself back to the flat area, you can roll into acid and melt, you can be eaten by a snake, you can be blown off of the course by powerful gusts of air and you can even spin out of control and smash, and while all of this madness is happening you have a time limit!!

depending on how quickly you finish a course will determine how much time you will be given for the next course and once you hit zero seconds its game over and back to course 1.

You have six courses to get through and each course has its own specific design and theme.

Course 1 Practise

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This is literally the practise stage, no obstacles just a good way to get used to the controls by rolling to the goal while trying to avoid falling off of the course.

Course 2 Beginner

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Things start to get a little more challenging here, you will now need to travel through a bigger course than before while avoiding those green snakes who will eat you and also staying clear of the mean black marble that will try to knock you off of the edge.

Course 3 Intermediate

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This course isn’t too difficult but it does introduce a new hazard, puddles of acid are now in the game and if your marble touches any of these puddles it will immediately melt, also introduced is a really tough section of the course that requires you to avoid a green wave that will push you off of the edge of the map.

This course also brings back those annoying green snakes and the course in general has many high slopes for you to climb in order for you to reach the goal.

Course 4 Aerial

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This is where the game gets really tough, in the aerial course you will need to use fast speeds and patience in order to survive, while trying to build up speed to jump large gaps you will be greeted by many air blowers, the air blowers will blast heavy gusts of air at the marble attempting to knock it off course, also some areas of this course will have floors that will raise very quickly often throwing your marble into the depths below

Course 5 Silly

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When you first start the silly course you are made to traverse up some rather steep hills, this is not too difficult to do but it can cause you to lose quite a lot of seconds if your not quick, you are again having to deal with the green snakes and the black marbles but now they are tiny and because of this they are much less dangerous and you shouldn’t have any trouble avoiding them, a new enemy introduced here is the purple birds, these birds are a pain they show up in a flock right at the end of the course and it is your job to try to avoid them while quickly making your way to the goal, it took me lots of practise before I could finish this level.

Course 6 Ultimate

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This is the final level of the game and so as you may expect it is really hard, you need to patience, good timing, fast reflexes and constant movement in order to make it to the goal. You will need to get past puddles of acid, the black marble, and an extremely annoying final section that requires you to carefully travel across many disappearing and reappearing sections of a dangerous path and if you fall your marble will smash.

Marble Madness does in fact have a multiplayer mode, if 2 player mode is selected on the main menu, you will need to go through the same six courses from the single player mode, the only difference is that now there are two marbles on the screen instead of just one, Player one (Blue Marble) will need to race Player two (Pink Marble) to the goal, both players will be given the usual time bonus upon starting each course but whoever wins the race will be given extra time on top of the usual starting bonus.

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The overall winner is whoever makes the most points at the end of the game

Once you select either singleplayer or multiplayer you will be given a choice of either playing the game in 90 degrees mode or 45 degrees mode.

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In 90 degrees mode you hold the NES game pad vertically and you control the marble with all four of the D-PAD buttons

In 45 degrees mode you use all four of the D-PAD buttons but in this mode you need to rotate the NES controller so that the D-PAD looks like an X, some players find this mode easier because while playing the game you will be moving diagonally more often than you will be moving horizontally or vertically.

When I played through the game I realised just how brilliant the soundtrack is not only because the music if super fun to listen too but because of how it evolves throughout each course. In the early stages of the game the music is really fun and happy but when you go to the later stages the music starts to get more intense and crazy as if its warning you of the dangers lurking in the later sections of the game.

Final Verdict

Due to the sensitive controls this game can prove to be very difficult, I see this as positive thing because in reality marbles are round which means that they are very difficult to have control over once they start rolling and also due to their round shape the slightest touch can get marbles moving quite a distance before they come to stop, Marble Madness follows these rules and so it may surprise you that this game is actually quite realistic, its not just the physics based game play that’s impressive its also the way that the music changes with the atmosphere it really helps you feel immersed in the experience and it only goes to show just how special this little game about marbles really is.

Marble Madness is literally Madness, its a fantastic little game which uses realistic physics, has a surprisingly immerserive soundtrack, the game is challenging but still really fun to play I only wish there was a few more levels and maybe some more options such as changing the colour of your marble and being able to play with more than 2 players on multiplayer mode.

Marbles have never been so much fun 8.9/10

Thank you for reading my review of Marble Madness for the NES

By Padawan

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The legend of Zelda (NES) review

Before I begin this blog I would like to apologise for my lack of blogs over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot on my mind recently and this has caused me to really not be in the mood or in a comfortable atmosphere to write decent blogs or reviews.

Over the years we have had a lot of very impressive Nintendo titles especially from my personal favourite series The Legend of Zelda. As much as the series is still really fun I do sometimes feel that the games are losing the sense of adventure the original games had to offer and this really sucks because gamers of our generation are not experiencing the Zelda games the same way a lot of us did when we was younger, due to this I feel that most gamers don’t realise just how far back the Zelda video game series goes. So today I want to share my experiences and adventure I had when I first played The Legend of Zelda for the NES.

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First of all I think this is a good time to mention that the Legend of Zelda is one of the very few NES games which allowed players to save their data and trust me in this game having the feature is definitely  useful as the game can take a long time to beat the first few times. This is due to the massive size of the over world which I find to be very impressive especially for an NES game.

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This game got a lot of advertisement when it first came out but the most noticeable advertisement was a rap, this video is hilarious but take note when the cool kid says “Woah nice graphics”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3rO3PbYOo

Now don’t get me wrong It think the game looks great, there is plenty of enemies to fight and I can happily say that with the NES having a limited colour palette I think Nintendo did a really good job in the colour department. The graphics actually do look smooth in some areas of the game but as much as I really like the enemy colour palettes, I do wish there more variety on colour in the dungeons and over world because this game does suffer from a similar issue to the original Super Mario Bros where the colours and environments do seem to repeat themselves a lot of the time, but that may be because the game is meant to confuse player in order to give them a bigger sense of adventure.

Speaking of enemies some of my favourites include

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Darknuts

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Ghini’s

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Ghibdo’s

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Keese

 

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Ropes

 

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And the creepy but very mysterious Pols Voice

A little fact about Pols voice: Pols voice are afraid of loud noises, in the European and USA version of the game nothing could be done to scare the Pols voice but in the Japanese version the player could make a noise into the Famicoms Microphone to stun the Pols voice.

These are just a few of the enemy names, as you can tell it is all a bit weird but Nintendo obviously liked this Idea because they kept the enemy names for future titles.

The music in this game is very good, but I do feel that just like the original Super Mario bros that it lacks music tracks. I may be being nit picky here but I find the music to get very annoying especially the over world music as this is the music you mostly hear in the game. To my knowledge the game only has three tracks not including the end credits the over world theme, the dungeon theme and Ganons dungeon theme.

Throughout the game the player will need to find specific items in order to proceed throughout the world and these items are not always so easy to find because most of them require link to bomb a wall but there is no indication of what walls to bomb so a lot of time it will be trial and error.

The game consists of 8 dungeons before you can finally take on the final dungeon to face the final boss.

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As an old school gamer I have played most of the classic Nintendo games but personally I find this to be one of my favourites to play through time and time again. The sense of adventure this game provides is amazing. I highly recommend this one to any old school gamers but chances are that most of you have already played this game and if so why not boot your old Nintendo’s and play it again.

A little Fun Fact: Did you know that The legend of Zelda was inspired by Walt Disney’s Peter Pan. Pretty cool right

Hope you enjoyed this review

This review was written by Dan (Padawan)

Time Lord (NES) Review

Today I review a game called time lord , now from looking at the cover you may think that the game looks awesome and you instantly want to buy it but beware hide your wallets and stay far away because behind that awesome cover art is a real video game demon.

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Story

Time lord released in 1991 by Milton Bradley is based in the year 2999 it is January 1st and the earth is under attack by aliens, the aliens have sent armies to four historical locations with a plan to destroy the earth on January 1st 3000, the goverment send a time lord to travel to the four historical locations and wipe out the aliens before the planet is destroyed and to save mankind.

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Gameplay

You take control of the time lord in this side scrolling action platformer and you need travel to all four historical locations (Medieval England 1250 AD, Western USA 1860 AD, Caribbean 1650 AD and France 1943 AD) before heading to the final stage to fight the Alien leader. Time lord suffers from a lot of issues within its game play you see before the player can fight a levels end boss they need to find and collect 5 orbs which they can use to power the time machiene to get to each location, the problem is that the game is so glitchy that sometimes these orbs don’t turn up so the only option is to die or hit reset, another issue is that the game is pretty much impossible due to it being time based, that’s right that one year or the planet is destroyed actually has the player racing against the clock the problem is that a day passes every four seconds meaning that the player only 24 minutes and 34 seconds to finish game otherwise its gameover. I don’t know if this was some sort of sick joke by the developers but you can not expect children to have that sort of patience plus the game is really difficult to play with its dodgy controls and the enemies having an unfair amount of health compared to the player so these issues really don’t help.

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Graphics

The enviroments and colours used in a lot of the locations in time lord are quite pleasent to look at I only wish that the screens wouldnt repeat most of the time and because of this I feel the game lacks in creativity, for example in the medieval stage you are on top of a castle but all you can see in the background is mountains couldnt the developers have had dragons flying around, castles within the mountain, wizards etc. Its the same with the western stage all you seem to do is pass saloons and other buildings you have seen 10 times already. I would comment on the other areas but to be honest my copy never seems to give me the final orb in this stage so ive never passed stage 2. The characters in time lord for some reason all seem to be one colour the most common being the colour red, you could argue that there may be some radiation in the future or say that the time lord altered history and caused all the characters to look like they are from the old nicktoons show Doug but I blame laziness?

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Music

Time lord may be a pretty awful game but if there is one thing it does right its the music, the music in time lord is awesome. The tracks are really enjoyable and they suit the evironments perfectly which is a real shame because if the game was this good in all departments I can asure you it would have become an instant classic.

Final Verdict

Time lord was desperatly trying to be Doctor Who, it had a similar concept but it failed in almost all departments. Like I said the music is fantastic but that does not make up for the rest of the game, time lord is one big false advertisement, what you see on the cover art you dont get and the game is a cruel and broken mess and so I now have no choice but to give time lord the lowest score we here at Raggle Fraggle have ever given a game , I give time lord for the NES a 2/10 definatly a game to avoid.

This review was written by Dan (Padawan)

My top 5 Mario games

Wow another blog that’s related to Super Mario good lord I just can’t leave this guy alone, there is good reason behind my slight obsession with everyone’s favorite Italian plumber though and that is of course the games and the fact that he is the Mickey Mouse of video games. There are a lot of Mario games so choosing just five for this list was one tough job. Of course I’m only basing this list on games that I have actually played and I will only be choosing one game per console.

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ImageLast Thursday I gave my honest opinion on the original Super Mario Bros for the NES in the style of a review, even though it is one of my favorite games off all time it does have a few issues one of them being the fact that the game has a very small music library and after a few hours listening to the same music can get very frustrating. I also mentioned that a lot of the levels look similar and the bosses are all pretty much the same these reasons are why the game didn’t make this list. Nintendo released not a sequel but more of a remake of the game on their hand held system the Nintendo DS it fixed all of the previous issues with the original game, it has stunning new visuals and even the Bowser boss battles have been changed immensely I love this game even more than the original and it truly deserves a place in this list.

4. Super Mario RPG (SNES)

ImageRemember when Square Soft (Square Enix) teamed up with Walt Disney and together they gave us the Masterpiece Kingdom Hearts, Well before Disney Square Soft teamed up with Nintendo to create a Mario based RPG as a farewell gift for Mario Fans entering the world of 3D gaming, as expected what got released was yet another Mario Masterpiece. Role Playing had never been used in a Mario game before and as you may expect Nintendo was not sure how the game would turn out, luckily for us Mario Fans it was great the best thing about the game in my opinion is that it is not all an RPG you still need to tackle some platforming areas which all have a 3d look to them I gather this was to help get players ready for Super Mario 64. The paper Mario Series may have never happened if it was not for this games success.

3. Mario Kart Double Dash (Game Cube)

ImageHow could I do a top 5 list for Mario games without mentioning the Mario Kart series and more specifically Mario Kart Double Dash for the Nintendo Game Cube, What makes this game better than all the rest well for one thing you race with two characters in your Kart one throws Items while the other drives the Kart, even though apart from this the game is similar to all the other Mario Kart games in the series it does provide us with one of my favourite maps DK Mountain and of course like I said before two racers instead on one. Mario Kart Double Dash, double the racers, double the power, double the fun.

2. Super Mario 64 (N64)

ImageTime for Mario to step up to the 3D gaming in his first proper 3D game Super Mario 64, What makes this game so great well pretty much everything apart from the biggest pain in ass the camera which is a serious issue in a lot of N64 game, but if you can ignore the camera problems you will realise that you are playing a brilliant game which really showed that Mario can be awesome in any 2D, 3D or any other kind of D wait that don’t sound right. As well as the game having tight controls, a humorous story, enjoyable levels, a free roaming over world and amazing music Super Mario 64 is also the first game that I recall allows you to hear that sweet Mario voice we have all grown to love.

I have previously done a full review of this game if you would like to read it please click this link https://ragglefragglereviews.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/super-mario-64-n64-review/

  1. Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)

ImageIf you read my review of this game you probably expected it to be number one on this list and it has every right to be. Super Mario Bros 3 is what I consider to be a perfect game now granted it doesn’t live up to its remake New Super Mario bros wii but that game didn’t come out in 1991 so I feel Mario 3 deserves a place in the spotlight instead. The game provided us with an overall world for each land, secrets and mini games hidden within them as well as levels and boss fights, a great soundtrack, amazing graphics for the time , good multiplayer and you could even play the original Mario Bros on the multiplayer mode, a good and enjoyable story line with loveable characters, New power ups such as the tanookie suit, the game never seems to get boring and finally it has Mario in it where could you wrong Super Mario Bros 3 was my favourite Mario game back then, it is now and chances are its going to stay that way.

Want to read my full Review of Super Mario Bros 3 click this link

https://ragglefragglereviews.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/super-mario-bros-3-nes-review/

Games which almost made the list

Super Mario Galaxy (WII)

Super Mario Sunshine (Game Cube)

Super Mario Land 2 (GB)

Super Mario World (SNES)

Super Mario Bros (NES)

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 list

The games in the list are of my own opinion if you respect my opinion I will respect yours

This Blog was written by Dan

Super Mario Bros (NES) Review

Super Mario Bros (NES) Review

I was flicking through my video game collection a few days ago and I came across a very nostalgic game from my childhood Super Mario Bros on the NES, now I gather everyone has heard of this game or has at least played it, Super Mario Bros was one of the very first NES released and is a beloved game among many fans but is it all it’s cracked up to be let’s find out in this review of Super Mario Bros. (Just to prewarn you this review will most likely be shorter than the others as the game is pretty basic in all aspects)

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In the game you take control of Mario an overweight Italian plumber who likes nothing more than taking magic mushrooms and eating plat life to gain powers (No he is not on drugs……….Or is he?) any way Mario has heard some tragic news and found out that the girl he has his heart set out for Princess Toadstool has been kidnapped by an evil turtle known as King Koopa (Bowser) Mario must adventure across the Mushroom Kingdom (ok what’s with all the mushroom quotes?) in search of the missing Princess and her kidnapper.

Game play and Graphics

There are three types of levels in the game the usual outdoor/ underground plat former levels, underwater swimming levels and Bowser’s many castles in the game, The game looks and plays great it has a nice colour palette for a game that came out in 1985 and Mario’s controls are tight and easy to learn, Mario moves and attacks in different ways depending on the level you are on and if you have found an item.

Items

Mushroom- If Mario eats the mushroom he will grow twice his size

Power Flower- Eating this flower will give Mario the power to shoot fire balls from his hands

Star Power- Eating this star will make Mario temporarily invincible

1UP Shroom- Eating this Mushroom will give the player an extra life (an extra life can also be obtained if the player collects 100 coins)

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The music in this game is great, It is both really fun to listen to and really easy to remember, one problem there is a total of 32 levels in this game but Nintendo only gave us three songs to listen to, these songs are great the only problem is that listening to the same music over and over again can get really annoying apart from that the music is awesome

Bosses

The Many Bowser’s

I guess you could say that there are 8 bosses in the game but does it really count if all the bosses are pretty much the same apart from little changes like a platform Mario can jump on or the fact that in the later levels Bowser will throw axes and for that reason alone I am not going to go into detail of each boss because you would just read the same thing over and over again, If you have fire power shoot him until he dies, if not jump over him or run under him and hit the Axe to chop down the bridge. I love Nintendo I understand that this is one of their first really popular games but could they really have not been more creative especially with the in game bosses (How about an explanation to how Bowser seems to survive every time I throw him into lava because I’m pretty sure he would die).

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Now I know I’ve done a little bit of bitching about this game but I’m not gonna lie even though I find these issues I still love it, It is one of those many video game titles which will live in my heart forever, I’m not going to tell you to buy the game because chances are you already own it whether it’s on the NES, DS, PC or anything else Super Mario Bros is a great game and it has my seal of improvement 8/10.  I hope you enjoyed this review of Super Mario Bros on the NES this is my opinion of the game if you respect my opinion I will respect yours.

Thanks for Reading this Raggle Fraggle Review

This review was written by Dan

Batman the video game (NES) review

OH NO a movie that got turned into a video game this is never a good sign and before I played batman the video game on NES I figured it would be like most other movie to video game adaptations completely TERRIBLE !!!. I was very wrong to think this because once I put the game cart into my NES and pressed the start button I then realised I was playing one of the best NES games I have ever played.

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Story

According to the game manual the citizens of Gotham City are preparing for their 200th anniversary festival, little do they know that the joker and his henchman are planning something really evil I am ashamed to say that I haven’t seen the movie so I don’t exactly know what this evil plot is. Batman hears of this terrible news and heads towards the cathedral where he will fight the joker. On his way to the cathedral batman will need to take out all of the Joker’s henchman before he will endure his final battle with the mad clown himself. On a side note the five stages in the game are

  1. Gotham City
  2. Axis Chemical Factory
  3. Underground Conduit
  4. Laboratory Ruins
  5. Cathedral

Game play

Believe it or not batman on NES has a very similar feel to the Ninja Gaiden games, it has a similar playing style and batman can do the all famous Ninja Gaiden wall jump. It has some very tight controls which are very easy to learn so the game is easy to pick up and play. This game is very difficult from stage 3 onwards and it takes a lot of patients and continues to see the end of the game.

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Graphics

The best way to describe how good the graphics are would be to tell you the date the game got released I personally thought that the game came out in the 90’s because of the really smooth graphics but little did I know that the game actually came out in 1989. That’s right 1989 that’s crazy and because if the release date the graphics are extremely impressive did I also mention that this game provides cut scenes like in Ninja Gaiden another resemblance and another factor which makes batman on the NES so great.

Music

This game just gets better and better because as well as it having great graphics and some amazing game play it also has some of the best music in the NES library, as usual I’m not going to give an in depth description of every single track in the game but I will provide a YouTube link to one of my favourite songs in the game this time I will provide a link to the theme of the first level. I don’t know why but for some reason the music in the first level of the game really gets me pumped to fight my way through Gotham City to defeat the Joker which is not as easy as it sounds so the reason chose this song is because it gets me ready for one hell of a difficult battle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlGDKfgz4fA

Bosses

As you may expect as well as having to fight your way through each of the five stages and killing a bunch of enemies along the way each level gives you a boss which you must defeat to be able to progress. There are five bosses before the final boss and each one gets harder and harder though out the game.

Killer Moth

The first boss of the game is Killer Moth he will fly to a corner and shoot fireballs at Batman, Batman needs to avoid these fireballs and return fire at Killer Moth, Killer Moth will also occasionally sweep down to attack Batman, but if Batman avoids these attacks and keeps firing at the boss Killer Moth will eventually fall.

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Machine Intelligence

This time Batman seems to be inside of a giant machine this boss is a bit more tricky than the last boss because he takes more hits and in more places, First Batman must take out the guns this is done best with the gun, next Batman must take out the blue light on the top left and finally batman must then take out the main part of the machine in the top right. This boss can be tricky especially on the last part but there is a specific spot that Batman can stand in where he won’t take damage but the machine will.

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The Electrocutioner

If you don’t have full health and a hell of a lot of  batarangs I wouldn’t even bother trying to defeat this guy, he is pretty much impossible I have tried every strategy I can think of to avoid his attacks so I can’t help you there but I can help you kill the bastard my strategy is have full health and go and stand in one of the corners, then when he is getting close batarang him to death I believe this is the only way to kill him and it really shows the lengths the game will go to prevent you from finishing it.

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Dual-Container Alarm

NO image this time sorry folks but I just couldn’t find one :(. There are two blocks in the room each of these block will got around the room following some sort of pattern, the block will shoot missiles at Batman but I found that if you stay on the of the centre platform and duck and punch the first block will miss you with the missiles and it will fall easily. The second block will now turn red and it will start shooting fire all over the room this is where the boss gets a little difficult as Batman will need to go to ground level and shoot batarangs at the block until it eventually blows up, this would be much simpler if Batman wasn’t taking damage every time the block touched him. Best way to beat this boss is with plenty of health and a good amount of batarangs.

Fire Bug

OH MY GOD this boss is insanely difficult I remember it took me approximately 2 hours to beat him of game play until I eventually beat him since he kept killing me, I did eventually come up with a strategy though my advice would for you to use the dirk (The weapon which allows you to shoot what appears to be 3 batarangs at once) stand on the left hand side and keep jumping over his fire attack every time you jump shoot Firebug strait after otherwise he will hurt you. This process may seem a bit tedious but trust me getting to the Joker and seeing the ending is worth all of your pain.

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Final Boss- The Joker

The joker is not as difficult to defeat as Fire Bug but he is still pretty tough he will make lightning come out the sky and he will shoot you with his big ass gun seriously it’s almost as big as him and with a big gun usually means a powerful shot yep 3 life bits of life get taken every time Batman is shot and one piece of life for each lightning hit. So how do you beat the Joker?  Well I tried every weapon in the game and nothing worked but my last resort did yeah that’s right I found the best way to kill the Joker is with your bare hands. I don’t know how the hell that works but crouching down next to him and beating the living crap out of him seemed to do the trick and the falling of the joker ends a kick ass game with a kick ass ending.

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Final Verdict

If you like batman you will love this game if you don’t like batman you will probably love this game. The game is perfect it’s one of those few video games available that I can actually say yeah that’s a great game. With great game play, bad ass music, epic graphics for the time and experience which is amazing none the less I rate Batman on the Nes a 10/10.  I hope you enjoyed this review of Batman on the NES this is my opinion of the game if you respect my opinion I will respect yours.

Thanks for Reading this Raggle Fraggle Review

This review was written by Dan

Now if you excuse me I got a city save

 

 

Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) Review

Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) Review

Super Mario Bros 3 if like me you enjoy playing old Nintendo games every time you say or hear that name you feel like a god why you may ask I will tell why you feel like a god because its Super Mario Bros 3. Considered to be the one of the greatest video games of all time Mario 3 really left an impact on our childhoods it was the game that made up for Super Mario Bros 2 and it showed what kind of game play, graphics and sound the NES was capable of producing, but enough of me having a nerdgasm lets get on with the review.

The Story

The story to this game is simple but awesome take a wild guess what happens I’m going to give you five seconds  5 4 3 2 1 still don’t know well Princess Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser and Mario has to save her geez what a shock. This may seem cliché but there is a small twist Bowser now has seven children known as the Koopa kids each of these kids have some sort magic staff which gave them the power to take over 7 kingdoms using the staffs to turn the kings of each land in to animals. This means that as well as defeating Bowser Mario needs to take out each of the Koopa kids as well other than that it’s a basic Mario story line.

The game itself

The game controls for Mario 3 are perfect there is no delay on the controls throughout the entire game. As you may have guessed there are many different ways to attack your foes in this game you can jump on enemies to defeat them shoot fireballs with the power flower, become invincible with the power star, Throw hammers with the hammer bros hammer and you can hit enemies with your tanookie suit tail. The tanookie suit is my favourite suit in the game because of one small thing it allows Mario to fly yes that’s right you can fucking fly in this game it may not be that special now in 2012 but trust me in 1991 this was the greatest thing ever and I’m so glad they brought back the tanookie suit Super Mario 3D land.

Graphics

As well as being an amazing experience Mario 3 looks amazing too it’s brightly coloured throughout the entire game, it has amazing character detail and overall its one of the happiest looking games I have ever played. I love this game so much I think it looks better than the Legend of Zelda and trust me a game needs to be pretty fucking impressive for me to say that.

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Music

The Music in this game is amazing now the NES had a lot of games which suffered from non enjoyable soundtracks but there are few NES games out there which have soundtracks which in my opinion are better than most video game soundtracks from modern games if you like the soundtrack to halo go play any of the Mega Man games and you’ll see what I mean and once you’ve played Mega Man go Play Mario 3 because it provides a soundtrack that you don’t wanna miss out on. Another aspect about the Music in Mario 3 I love is the amount of different tracks in the game just like Mc Kids there is almost a new track for every single level and there are 48 levels in this game and for the NES to be able to produce a new track for each of them levels is pretty god damn impressive.

Bosses

There are three different kinds of bosses in Mario 3

The Gatekeepers- OK there not really called the gatekeepers there called boom booms but they hold the keys to the gates in the first 7 worlds, opening these gates allows Mario to have a check point so that if you get game over you don’t have to start at the beginning of the world and instead you can start from half way through, any way to defeat these guys you got to jump on their heads three times and once defeated you can then earn the gatekeepers key.

The seven Koopa kids- Just like the gate keepers to defeat the seven Koopa kids you got to jump on their heads three times to defeat them but don’t think this is an easy talk to do the Koopa kids become really challenging towards the end of the game. The Koopa kids each look different and each have different skills which they use to the best of their abilities some are faster than others, some are stronger than others, some are big, and some are small and so on.

Bowser- I love this Final boss because Bowser pretty much kills himself which is hilarious instead of jumping on Bowser’s head you fight him on top of a load of bricks and Bowser tries to squish Mario with giant turtle ass all Mario’s got to do is avoid Bowser and eventually he will fall through the bricks the final battle isn’t as easy as it sounds though just like the Koopa kids Bowser provides a lot of challenge but he’s not too difficult.

Final Verdict

It’s probably no surprise that I’m going to give Super Mario Bros 3 a 10/10 because it’s one of the greatest video of all time and with good reasons, it never gets boring, it looks and sounds great and overall it’s an experience you should never live without and it will live in our hearts forever it isn’t just game is Super Mario Bros 3 man it feels good to say that. I hope you enjoyed this review of Super Mario Bros 3 this is my opinion of the game if you respect my opinion I will respect yours.

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This review was written by Dan