Some of the actual level designs are quite repetitive and rely a bit too much on Mr. He can also use his large mouth to grip onto cliff faces and climb up walls. Since 2010, copies of Soldier Blade have pretty much doubled at all conditions. There are also secondary weapons that will provide your ship with shields, homing missiles, and additional firing modules. The music was even more impressive, and the haunting soundtrack fit perfectly with the demonic themes. Of course, being a late release in 1993 also contributed to having a relatively small print run.
Perhaps reproductions have taken a bit of a hit out of the values or its possible that the Hu Card version is indeed a bit trickier to find. The bright colors and humorous animations give the Bonk games a lot of personality, and the series also features interesting gameplay mechanics that help define Bonk as a character. Each of these weapons has its own advantages and switching between them is effortless. I later decided that I should sell a couple of the repeated games just to cover the cost and add the rest of the lot to my personal collection. Not a lot of gamers held onto these longboxes, however. There are 32 maps to play through, and it will be necessary to develop smarter strategies as the odds are continuously stacked against you.
It is no wonder than shmup collectors have been making this a high priority to add to their collections, causing this game to crawl out of obscurity into high value territory. R-Type was one of the most visually interesting shooters of its day, and featured environments and enemies that looked like they were pulled form the mind of H. However, Legend of Hero Tonma has a brighter styling that is reminiscent of Wonder Boy. Each forms has unique abilities that open up the game by enabling the player to reach new areas. In eight short years, it has increased in value many times over.
At least the box cover art is pretty cool. It is also worth mentioning that reproductions including some convincing, high quality products have been populating eBay quite a bit. . Lower-end copies have increased mildly, but mint copies are close to being twice their previous value. Back as recently as 2012, you could have easily scored a complete or even sealed! The ability to charge up your shot added an element of strategy to a genre that typically challenged players to shoot everything as quickly as possible.
The game gives players many ways to attack their enemies, but R-Type is unapologetic, unforgiving, and unrelenting. It showed great refinement from Hudson on an already solid formula. The inclusion of an auxiliary companion ship that could be used as either a shield or a weapon added even more depth to the game. The seller approached me as I always advertise retro games for sale on classifieds sites and saw an ad and decided to contact me to give it a shot. As such, bright and colorful mascot characters were extremely prominent in the industry. Even though it is far from one of the most impressive shmups on the TurboGrafx, Terraforming has still seen quite a climb on this value chart.
When the game was localized for the TurboGrafx-16 in North America, the two halves were combined into one full release. As the sequel to Galaxian, Galaga differed from its predecessor in several ways. Most likely because the jewel cases seemed good enough and had the instruction manual for a cover and name of the game on the spine, many of the longboxes were discarded or destroyed. Where Ninja Spirit really shines is in the fluidity of the combat. Every Bomberman game on the system supports five-player multiplayer battles via the use of a multitap accessory. Sylphia seems to make better use of the mythology theme than other shooters.
I enjoyed testing and playing every game. The game has good music and adopts a pre-rendered graphical style with designs by futurist Syd Mead, who is responsible for the backdrops of productions like Blade Runner, Time Cop, and Star Trek. I used to have a complete copy of Magical Chase. Beyond Shadowgate is a creative and truly under-exposed entry in the adventure genre that most genre fans will love. Military Madness is an engaging turn-based strategy war game with a futuristic setting.
Thankfully, the North American TurboGrafx release contained all eight levels of the arcade original. The gem went under the radar for quite a while. This release features a straight run-through of only the bosses from Darius Plus. Much like many of the titles on this list, the game was released in 1993. The main reason why the series was able to gain so much traction on the console was because of its multiplayer battle mode. I decided I should price each game based on past eBay auctions to get a proper estimate on how much they sell for before putting some of them up for sell.
The foregrounds and backgrounds are different, as well as many of the enemies and even the shop. And then I come across one game and when I looked it up, I went into an immediate state of shock. The Dynasitic Hero was also one of the very last North American releases — Bonk 3 was released just a bit later, but understandably, had a higher print run. The most significant addition was the debut of rideable kangaroos. I am still in shock at how one of the rarest and most sought after games just simply fell in my lap like that. Colorful and fast moving, the sprites and animations are great, not to mention lots of other special graphical effects. Prioritizing your weapons is crucial for success, so collecting the appropriate power-ups is nearly as important as dodging enemy fire.