With this week’s update to the online version of GameSpite Quarterly #1, we’re about halfway through the issue’s content. I’m still a little bit amazed by just how much material we produced for this book. The reality of it all hits me every Sunday afternoon right around 5, as I find myself faced with formatting and producing the material.
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
One of these days, I intend to play more than a few minutes of this Kid Icarus sequel/remake/whatever without getting weirded out by the addition of multi-scrolling. In the meantime, we have David to set the record straight for us.
Ninja Gaiden Shadow
I also hope, someday, to track down the people responsible for this strange iteration of Ninja Gaiden and get the true story behind its creation and how it came to be an NG game rather than a Shadow of the Ninja sequel. Despite its heritage, it’s still a better attempt at Ninja Gaiden than anything we’ve seen since.
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
Hey, it’s Mario! But not really. As I discovered earlier this year, Super Mario Land 2 is actually just Mario interloping in what really should have been a Wario Land game. The result is novel and fun, but feels a little off — although Bob’s article here indirectly refutes my observations, and does a pretty good job of it, too.