Author Topic: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.  (Read 70936 times)

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Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
« Reply #3150 on: March 28, 2024, 08:37:49 AM »
Lately I've been sucked into Castlevania:SotN again.
Brothers from a different mother! I too had recently played through SotN on my Chinese handheld. Those medusa heads in that "gear" room with the water STILL drives me mad. (the location where you have to hit the 4 gears till they "click" to open the secret passage). After getting an ending, I've been trying out the plethora of Gameboy games on the handheld.

After messing with the RMenu Kai update to the ODE's, I started playing Powerslave. Originally, I just wanted to test the new software, but 4 weeks later, I'm still playing through it. I find the game to have great balance and pacing along with impressive performance for a 3D game on the ole Saturn.
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Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
« Reply #3151 on: March 31, 2024, 11:07:52 PM »
Brothers from a different mother! I too had recently played through SotN on my Chinese handheld. Those medusa heads in that "gear" room with the water STILL drives me mad. (the location where you have to hit the 4 gears till they "click" to open the secret passage). After getting an ending, I've been trying out the plethora of Gameboy games on the handheld.

I saved those medusa head clicky gear rooms until the end, haha! I hate those rooms with a passion. But I cleared 200.6% today! Woohoo!



Then I made it to Level 9 in Blazing Lazers, but wasn't able to beat the game this time. Still, making it this far on a little handheld felt like an accomplishment. I need to polish my chops before next weekend's MGC!




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Re: Your Daily Dose of Gaming.
« Reply #3152 on: April 24, 2024, 11:57:40 AM »
Since learning how to heart refresh glitch to reach the room beneath the castle gate, I've always wondered why 200.6 was considered complete.  Is there some way to reach the room legitimately that I don't know about?  The save point down there even seems kind of glitch-y so I really don't think you were intended to reach it.  Meanwhile, there are achievements in modern ports of the game for getting 200.6%.

So yeah, heart refresh glitch.  Or there's the Sword Bros. glitch to go out of bounds around the chapel towers; I feel like if it's accepted that you need to go out of bounds for sake of completion for the first, why not for the second?  You're more likely to have the Sword Bros spell + the bat transformation you need for this one.  It'll still get you the achievement regardless of getting the "correct" 200.6%.  You can get substantially more defense from Walk Armor just by going outside the chapel towers in both castles.  IIRC there's a myriad of other ways to get out of bounds for a few more percent but I never did any others so have no real opinion on them.
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