Captain N the Game Master is a 80s cartoon based on NES property. The overall plot is a boy named Kevin and his dog named Duke. Both of them are transported into a world called Videoland. Videoland is being taken over by Mother Brain (Metriod). Lana the king’s daughter uses the power glove to summon Kevin. She is not alone, there is Simon Belmont from Castlevania. Mega Man and Pit from Kid Icarus. While in Videoland (a world named after video games), Kevin is armed with a NES controller and Zapper. NES controller is on his waist and have abilities. NES controller can pause, fast forward and jump. Zapper can pixelize enemies and have limited ammo. Kevin and the gang are called N Team. Together Kevin and the N Team warp through wolds. Stopping Mother Brain from talking over Videoland.
I realize this is based on 80s NES era. Simon Belmont and Mega Man are not from Nintendo. Captain N show does have some Nintendo characters like Link. Note: There is no Mario or Samus Aran in this show. Other character like Dr. Wily, Ganon and other villains appeared in this show. Lets break down the main cast. Kevin is from the real world along with Duke. He is the typical hero from another world. Duke is Kevin friend and trusted sidekick on the show. Lana is the princess and not damsel in distress. Simon Belmont is a airheaded buffoon that loves himself and trying to date Lana. Mega Man always say Mega during his dialogue. Pit is very small and like arcus after end of this sentence. I don’t like Simon Belmont and other character portrayals.
Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot and Insomniac Games Spyro the Dragon is back. During the PlayStation 1 era, these games were the Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog of Sony. Both Crash and Spyro are 3D adventure platformers. Crash Bandicoot plot is about titular character stopping Doctor Neo Cortex from conquer the world. Spyro the Dragon storyline changes drastically throughout the series. The first Spyro game, Spyro and his companion Sparx, journeys thought the dragon kingdom to stop Gnasty Cnorc. Both Spyro and Crash crossover in the past. They have appearance in Skylanders series because Activision acquired the rights. A crossover game on Game Boy Advance called Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto’s Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy. Enough about that, I will tell you what is the difference between them.
Staring with Crash Bandicoot gameplay mechanics and playstyle. Crash movesets is simple but changes throughout course of the series. He could jump on enemies and spin like a Tasmanian Devil. Players could collect Wumpa Fruit to gain extra life. Crash has a helper called Aku Aku, collect three and gain invincibility. In Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, he could body slam and slides on the ground. There are bonus level just like Donkey Kong and ride on animals. Spyro mechanics is little different than Crash Bandicoot. He could breathe fire and charge with his horns. He could glide and eats dragonflies to recover health. There are other abilities in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage by earning money bags. Spyro could fly and look for loot in-game. In comparison, Spyro has the most abilities than Crash Bandicoot. Let talk about Spyro and Crash remakes.
Neon Abyss is a rogue-like dungeon style shooter. The game is filled with unlimited items and dungeon evolving system. Players take control of a gunman, who fights a horde of enemies from the underworld. You can play the way you want and choose upgrades and paths within the dungeon. Players can unlock new rooms, fight bosses and endings. Just like a visual novel genre also special rules. You can change them depending on the choice you make. Each items have passive effects and you can apply them whatever you want. Neon Abyss have massive content with over 400 items, multiple playable characters and costume change. Find pets by hatching eggs with special skills and abilities. Mini-Games are available such as Fight Clubs, Dance Competitions and Piano Performances. Challenge gods such Bitcoins, Video and Power to challenge their rule. Hit that bar after each death.
Remember your goal is to find a cure of Immortality, My overall experience with Neon Abyss is vibrant and fun game. The soundtrack is techno-ish and crispy graphics. Although, it’s a beta version but it’s look amazing with lighting fast action. The weapons design is humorous and down-right rocking. I can see this game have replay value due to routes. Neon Abyss gives players control of their playstyle. I am hoping to see more of this game. It kind of reminds me of Enter the Gungeon for some reason. Support Veewo Games and play the demo. Neon Abyss will release in Q2 2019 and join Discord channel. Add this game on your Steam Wishlist and visit the website.
Video games have come along way in decades. Having no internet telling you how to be a video game. Looking at strategy guide for hints and tips for video games. Going into a friend’s house or play with a sibling. What about no online gaming but local multiplayer. There were no 720 and 1080 HD games back in early 80s. Esports were small back in 70s but not mainstream in the present. Live streaming gaming have not a thing in late 70s. You have to watch your friends play a video game. Gamers will have to wait for your turn to play. People will do that until this day. Remember going into a video arcade and putting in quarters to play. During the 80s arcade games come to consoles.
Video games consoles when playing arcade games, players have limited lives. During arcades, you have to put in quarters to continue. During the 80s, when buying a video game console, you have to buy games and accessories. Some accessories are brought separately when buying game like Battle Clash on SNES. Duck Hunt requires players to buy NES Zapper for the game. Games like Mario Paint were you need a Super NES Mouse. Super Nintendo Entertainment System also allow user to play Game Boy games with an accessory. In Atari days, the first game people play is pong. Afterwards video games transition to Pac-Man then Super Mario Bros. First, there is joystick to control and play the game. Fast forward in the present, it’s gamepad and controllers.
MS Dos games is the golden age of PC gaming. In the 1990’s, MS Dos is a command prompt for Windows 95. This innovated program was made in 1981 and developed by Microsoft. MS Dos was very difficult for new users but advance programmers. It’s not your typical operating system but vast production. In 1980s Microsoft need a operating system for IBM Personal Computer and hired Tim Paterson. Tim brought in MS Dos 1.10 for $75,000 in July. MS Dos was originally named 86-DOS for a while. The operating system is incensed to over 70 companies. Dos was designed for internal devices, boot loaders and other devices. Due to the success of MS Dos in 1995, it was replace Window 95 as OS kernel. Dos was great for programmers for inputting commands. For beginners, we will have a hard time with it.
My experience with MS Dos was in the mid 90s. I went to a computer show and sell that year. My dad picked up some CDs with shareware games. When I got home and play some Doom and Wolfenstien 3D. There were obscure games that were bad and sloppy. On the weekends, I spend a lot of time with them. There were other games like Sango Fighter, One Must Fall, Rayman and Worms. These were shareware demos and you will have to buy them. Some requirements were getting CDs and Floppy Disks. I am happy I was old enough to buy them. There were some games I wished to play. Fast forward to adult years I have to the money for purchase. There is a platform called Steam that have MS Dos games on them.