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Bearded Review – StarTropics I & II

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Today I played a game recommended by Kenji here on VGA: StarTropics! I tried out the sequel as well to see where they improved or failed in continuing a game series.

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1 Comment

  • Kenji
    Apr 07, 2013

    Great review bearded, I enjoyed the commentary and thoughts. See at least you were competent enough to figure out the general scheme of the game.

    To quickly answer a few questions during game play. The jumping and moving in the first game is something you craft into a skill. For example when walking straight, then turning right and still moving, you can use that in your favor. Once you get used to the controls it’s not an issue.

    Personally I remember seeing it for the first time on TV. I saw a commercial and it was the “new” game so as a kid of course I’m going to buy into the hype and commercial. Then one day I was walking with my dad in a Flea Market in Lachine and I saw an area that was selling general stuff and this game was in the window(place smelled like cigarrettes), a guy with a cowboy hat came out and my sister was with us, she saw the game and asked my dad to buy it, again because we saw it on TV. Since then I liked the story line, the tropical feel, the bosses, the RPG feel. I never thought of the controls as bad, or anything else. As you progress the story does get better and so do the puzzles.

    As for Star Tropics 2, I also went to Zellers and saw ST2 and Mega Man 6. I bought ST2 and months later MM6. At this time NES was nearing it’s end for releases.

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