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#8221 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3011 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:18 PM

I usually avoid these types of iOS games like the plague but I had enough gold coins to get it for free and something about it really kindled my nostalgia of playing NES games in the 80s so I picked up Goblin Sword. Glad I did. It doesn't do much but what it does it does well, and I love finding secrets in the short levels. Good stuff.

Glad you are enjoying it.  There's a lot more depth to the game than the initial levels.  It gets more challenging finding everything and there are a bunch of things to find/unlock as well as various weapons which change how you play.  Plus all the achievements to go back and finish certain levels at a specific speed or to try and finish levels without doing certain things... it's good stuff.  I won't say it's the greatest platformer ever, but I found this much more enjoyable than a most of the retro inspired games today.



#8222 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69706 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:19 PM



#8223 madmatt213   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   308 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 04:45 PM

I love picross games. I'll have to see if that ever goes on sale.

Unfortunately, you just missed it, Picross Lord of Nazarick was on sale for $3 off for the past couple weeks.

 

https://www.dekudeal...of-the-nazarick



#8224 elessar123  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:40 PM

Picross Lord of the Nazarick is kicking my butt, but I'm very much enjoying it. Breezed through the 5x5 and 10x10 puzzles, and then the first 15x15 took me 23 mins. The second 15x15 is going even slower. I don't have much Picross experience... probably need to watch some tutorial videos to help improve my skills.

Use the blue colored in-game guide (L1 to toggle, I think), which helps for the non-color puzzles. Once you start figuring it out, you can turn them off. The later color ones kick my ass. The game tips help for the megas when you get there, since there's no intro. I'm like 98% complete, and I will say there's not a single puzzle that requires guessing.



#8225 gospelman   Irreducibly Complex CAGiversary!   2153 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 06:43 PM

I usually avoid these types of iOS games like the plague but I had enough gold coins to get it for free and something about it really kindled my nostalgia of playing NES games in the 80s so I picked up Goblin Sword. Glad I did. It doesn't do much but what it does it does well, and I love finding secrets in the short levels. Good stuff.

Same experience here.  It's okay so far.  Controls are solid.  Main things I dislike is listening to the same looping low-quality music track in every level and how the levels have basically become a false wall checking sim.



#8226 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   872 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:10 PM

I've never payed attention to Picross games; I just knew that they were about "making pictures appear by filling boxes", but just read about it and how it plays out/techniques to solve it and holy sh*t! I love it! Being a Sudoku fan, I will surely give this genre a chance! If anybody can recommend Picross games as a starting point, I'll appreciate it.

I'd recommend ~~PixelPuzzle from Taito~~ Pixel Puzzle Collection from Konami on iOS and Android. It's free and if you are ad blocking, it has no ads. The puzzles are "historic" sprites from Taito's long gaming history.

I'd pay for a switch port, but honestly the phone is easier as it's always in my pocket.

#8227 nycbadger  

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:43 PM

I'd recommend PixelPuzzle from Taito on iOS and Android. It's free and if you are ad blocking, it has no ads. The puzzles are "historic" sprites from Taito's long gaming history.

I'd pay for a switch port, but honestly the phone is easier as it's always in my pocket.

 

Any chance you mean Pixel Puzzle Collection from Konami? I know that's been around/free. I've not seen anything by Taito.



#8228 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2020 - 09:17 PM

Use the blue colored in-game guide (L1 to toggle, I think), which helps for the non-color puzzles. Once you start figuring it out, you can turn them off.

Yeah, once I started paying attention to the blue colored guide, that helped speed things up a lot. For those that don't know, this blue guide lets you know which rows/columns currently have space(s) that are solvable. I don't use the other assists though, hint roulette or auto-correct. Finally beat the second 15x15 puzzle, took 29 minutes (and I wasted 29 minutes on it earlier before realizing I had made a mistake and had to start over).

 

It's hard playing the larger puzzles on a not so big tv with not so great vision ^^; Similarly though, playing 15x15 of the Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection on my phone is also a bit small. I guess laptop or tablet would be ideal for Picross.



#8229 walletandgromice   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   872 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 12:15 AM

Any chance you mean Pixel Puzzle Collection from Konami? I know that's been around/free. I've not seen anything by Taito.


Yeah. That's exactly what I mean. I was writing from memory and the name of the app (on my Android device) between meetings. I should have taken the 2 whole minutes to check. Sorry!

#8230 Not Eric   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2482 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 01:15 AM

I'd recommend ~~PixelPuzzle from Taito~~ Pixel Puzzle Collection from Konami on iOS and Android. It's free and if you are ad blocking, it has no ads. The puzzles are "historic" sprites from Taito's long gaming history.

I'd pay for a switch port, but honestly the phone is easier as it's always in my pocket.

Thanks for the recommendation. Already put some time into it.

 

Waiting for a new Picross 3d since that was the first game to get me into the genre.



#8231 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2121 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted Yesterday, 04:21 AM

Im not sure if this has asked recently or not, the spyro switch game..... is it worth it to dowload now for $19.99 or wait for a physical release sale? I have heard that the game still requires a download like MK11 does. I haven't kept up with the price so i'm not sure on the price points.
I have never played Spyro, so i thought i would check it out.


Edit: tablet typos

#8232 elessar123  

Posted Yesterday, 06:29 AM

Im not sure if this has asked recently or not, the spyro switch game..... is it worth it to dowload now for $19.99 or wait for a physical release sale? I have heard that the game still requires a download like MK11 does. I haven't kept up with the price so i'm not sure on the price points.
I have never played Spyro, so i thought i would check it out.


Edit: tablet typos

It was $20 during Black Friday for what it's worth.

#8233 tonyvx  

Posted Yesterday, 03:25 PM

Im not sure if this has asked recently or not, the spyro switch game..... is it worth it to dowload now for $19.99 or wait for a physical release sale? I have heard that the game still requires a download like MK11 does. I haven't kept up with the price so i'm not sure on the price points.
I have never played Spyro, so i thought i would check it out.


Edit: tablet typos

 

As someone who really likes Spyro, unless you have some kids to play it I would pass. Its biggest appeal is nostalgia, which you won't have because you haven't played it. It very much still feels and plays like an old Playstation game. I'd say I enjoy it as much as replaying Banjo Kazooie - super simplistic level design, fun charm, but overall not a very fulfilling experience.



#8234 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4407 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted Yesterday, 03:58 PM

I have heard that the game still requires a download like MK11 does.

Only the first world of the first game is on cart. You basically have to download the whole thing on Switch. By comparison, the PS4 ver has the entire first game on disc and some portion of the other two games, but still requires download for the rest of the latter two games.

 

 I'd say I enjoy it as much as replaying Banjo Kazooie - super simplistic level design, fun charm, but overall not a very fulfilling experience.

I still love replaying Banjo Kazooie and think it holds up well. I didn't play much Spyro as a kid, but it does seem kind of bland. I still would like to pickup the trilogy some day if it hits $15.



#8235 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69706 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted Today, 12:13 AM

I'm going to stream those new NES/SNES games on the Switch at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

 

Here's the archive for that Oceanhorn stream.



#8236 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   69706 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

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Posted Today, 02:09 AM

I'm going to stream those new NES/SNES games on the Switch at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

This stream is now live (link).