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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sequels, and why they suck: Snake's Revenge

 Back in action bro's!  Regular updates coming again after this date.  Looks like I am going to start making this blog thing a full time (second) job for me!

I'm a big fan of the Metal Gear series of games, and I love Metal Gear for the NES, and Playstation.  This however is a little known game released for the NES system in 1990.  What alot of people love about the Metal Gear games is designer Hideo Kojima's masterful game play, and storyline.  This However is not that game.  it was developed without his knowledge and oversight, thus resulting in a dumbed down version of the original.  What else can I say so here's a quote lifted directly from the man himself: "Snake's Revenge was a "little crap game."  When the guy responsible for the rest of the games in this amazingly successful franchise says this, you know it sucks.

Early example of "shovelware"

I need ideas for games to review so any suggestions in the comments please!

14 comments:

  1. hahahahaha, snake's revenge. what a croc

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  2. how did they not get sued for using snake without permission? I would have loved to see a metal gear on the snes but it never happened.

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  3. yeah, they should have got sued.

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  4. i guess ill be staying away from this one!

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  5. Never played that one, but I did play the first one. It was pretty awesome, 2d stealth is hard and funny.

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  6. A Metal Gear on NES would be awesome xD

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  7. Did Snake ever get his revenge?

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  8. I totally own snake's revenge... I had no clue...

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  9. I think they couldn't get sued because it was the same company, they just made the game behind Hideo's back.

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  10. I actually rather liked Snake's Revenge, and in fact I liked both games very much.

    Hideo would not have had any say back then, due to both Konami and Nintendo having their finger in that pie. Things are slightly more free now - as long as it's within the release schedule.

    As far as story goes, a good story is absolutely unnecessary for an awesome game. Doom, Super Mario Bros., and just about every good racing game from Top Gear 2 to Forza Motorsport are proof of this.

    Metal Gear's story wasn't even all that good anyway; as a matter of fact, I can't think of any game on the NES that had a genuinely good story.

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  11. Now I'm glad I never got it...XD I did play a little of the orginal Metal Gear, though.

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