If you watched Anime, then you played Branpresto released games
Branpresto is a Japanese brand which created and distributed videogames either their own or based on popular Anime franchises like Tenchi Muyo (Super Famicom) and Sailor Moon (Arcade.) If you ever played an Anime game, then you sure have heard of Branpresto overall.
Currently it has merged with Bandai and continues on with its business related with Anime and producing toys and figures, dwelling in merchandising more than contributing to videogames as it did in the 90s. Its gaming legacy is quite extensive, especially after its merging with entertainment business giant Bandai, releasing games on the likes of Gameboy Advance such as their own Robot Wars titles and Dragonball Z.
One of SEGA's many oddities
Sonic the Fighters is one of those little hidden oddities which make you scratch your head when knowing there was a fighting game title based on a series known for being a plat-former more than anything. Then again, we got Super Smash Bros. which has the same feeling towards such, but has been highly successful. I personally have never been able to play such game on Arcade, emulation, or otherwise therefore I cannot make a true review on how it handles overall, therefore this is just a blog on my views on it as a spectator.
The fastest thing alive
Not to be confused with the wacky, slapstick series that aired on weekday mornings, Sonic the Hedgehog had a more serious tone into the world of the blue blur with an attitude. It was loosely based on the videogame series and would also adapt characters from the Archie comics which circulated months before the TV series aired on ABC. The pilot episode mirrors said comic book series having characters like Sally Acorn drawn in the same style, then would change their look by the second episode that followed, as well as modifying the tone to reflect a much darker mood than what was first shown.
Game Cube and Nintendo DS oh my
Been painfully succesful on trying out some emulation from GameCube being that seemingly, it is quite rare to find working emulators that can use some of the few ISOS I've been testing. Unlike the Sega Saturn emulation which left me seeing red at the fact that there is just no way to ever try such a thing seemingly, I have been able to play a few games with little to no slow down and even been able to record gameplay so I may even be able to create more content for my youtube channel in the future.
On the other hand I had been more successful on the likes of Nintendo DS and was able to experience games I always dreamed of playing but could never had a chance. My last handheld was the GBA SP therefore I had missed on quite a lot.
The Fighting robot...MegaMan.
MegaMan was one of those videogame cartoon adaptations that I was happy to consider a guilty pleasure, surprising me when it aired on TV in a sunny Saturday morning and enjoying every minute of it from the kick ass intro to the end of the first episode shown. It had lots of personality and a lot of characters thrown for the blue bomber to do battle with as it were the case with his gaming counterpart.
An animated series that needed a lot added to be truly refined
I am not a big fan of Kirby. Its not to ssay that I dislike the cute, voracious pink ball of doom but it suffice to say I regard said character as I regard MegaMan, while I play some of tis games, I don't necesarily regard him as big as fans have done over the years. To me, Kirby has an orthodox way of gaming which leaves me utterly confused on how to play most games and simply go on to other platforms I am better at, nothing else.
Been playing Phantasy Star Portable for PSP which is a retelling of Phantasy STar Universe for PS2 and a whole lot more intriguing, mainly in part because there is really no central character but your own creation, which works even better being you can feel a lot more interaction with NPCs here than with an established character you had from the beginning. Also, Ethan was irritating to begin with.
Being I have a soft spot for CASTS and Numan, I decided to make mine a CAST to enjoy the benefits of immunity to health status, even if it means I cannot cast Techniques but it does not bother by much. So far so good, I am enjoying this title very much.