Archive for December, 2009

Up, Down, Left, Right, A+Text

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I wandered past an advert for the Sony Ericsson Jalou the other day.  Here’s a picture:

sony-ericsson-jalou

I can only assume that if you collect all 8 phone colours and get 50 text messages you’ll go bright yellow, your hair will stand on end and you can run around for the rest of the day making people explode until your battery runs out.

The Next Generation

Monday, December 7th, 2009

If you can read this, I’ll have successfully blogged for the first time from my shiny new N900.

No idea how it’ll turn out, but nothing ventured, nothing gained,eh?

Rik’s Xmas list for Sega

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Dear Sega,

After considering a load of old Megadrive games in a post earlier this year, I got thinking about some of the newer Megadrive games that haven’t found their way onto newer-system compilations yet.  If I was to play another basket-full of 16-bit oldies on my PSP, here’s which I’d like to play:

  • Sonic 3 – It only made it onto the PS3 version of the Genesis Collection
  • Dynamite Headdy – Excellent, continually original fourth-wall-breaking platformer
  • Universal Solider – Clone of run ‘n’ gunner Turrican, though would require 20,000 buttons
  • Battletoads – Slightly silly classic platform-cum-beat-’em-up with lots of muscly amphibians
  • Tiny Toon Adventures – Surprisingly good zany tie-in platforming fun
  • Gunstar Heroes – One of the Megadrive’s finest shoot-’em-up hours, produced by Treasure
  • Switch!/Panic! – Technically on Mega CD, makes up with surrealism where it lacks gameplay
  • Bubsy The Bobcat – This ropey control system is the perfect excuse for much swearing
  • Rolo To The Rescue – Tremendous, expansive game ruined at the time by no save feature
  • James Pond 3 : Robocod – Mario-nodding explore-’em-up with hundreds of food-puns
  • Toe Jam & Earl – Some of the best sound-effects on the Megadrive and mega-chilled gameplay
  • Toe Jam & Earl 2 – Never has platforming been so secret-packed and funky
  • Theme Park – I never did buy it, and I’d like to see whether it was any good
  • Mega-Lo-Mania – Never bought this either – it looked nice though
  • Earthworm Jim – They don’t make ’em like this any more – quality from Shiny Entertainment
  • Earthworm Jim 2 – Even more original and left-field than the original
  • New Zealand Story – Just the music would be enough – the cutesy Kiwi might make me explode

Please make it so.

Love, — Rik