New PS1 game just dropped – Magic Castle

Magic Castle on the PMagic CastleS1 is our speed game of January 2021! It is a roguelike that was left unfinished until the start of this year! We hopped right on it because it’s a lot of fun and I think it will make for a very interesting racing game. We will be along with everyone else in the world trying to figure out how this game works.

The goal of our race on January 31st will be first to kill the lich, or best distance in 1 hour.

The prize for this one is $100, for first place!!

You can play between any of four characters and even multiple characters at once if you feel that will help you (they don’t share exp so I have my doubts). There are a lot of items to manage, upgrades to find and levels to clear in order to make sure you can survive. Read more...

Last game of 2020: Shinobi (PC Engine)

Shinobi

We have a relatively short but difficult arcade game here; Shinobi! The world record wraps this one up in almost under 13 minutes but we feel like a successful run of the game wouldn’t take longer than 20.

It’s a simple enough platformer, which is what we were looking for this time! Ranged/melee attacks based on distance to the enemy, and a screen attack once per area. You can hop from upper to lower levels and mess up the enemies a bit. There are enemies that pop out real fast and assassinate you, so you’ll have to figure out how to deal with those!

Good luck. Race on the 27th!!

New format for this month, featuring…

Monster Mauler!

The new format is a race-focused format rather than concerning the world record times. We will be doing a for-fun race, and then when the clock hits 0 we will host a real race and award the winners of that with the prize! Everyone is welcome to participate and we will host off-screen races for people who can’t make it that particular night. This format will be tested during November and if we like it we may use it in the future.

Monster Mauler game is a boss beat-em-up sort of arcade game. We’ll help get you set up if you need help.

Default settings, any character, infinite credits!!

Good luck!

October’s Speed Game: Racing Gears Advance (GBA)!

Racing Gears Advance (GBA)

This month, we’ll try out our first racing game! This title is an overhead racer with a lot of silly powers, attacks and speed moves. We are looking to do the first 3 circuits of the 5 that exist, from a fresh save.

There are a lot of upgrades to buy, shortcuts to learn and powers to measure. Each racer is different, and there are many types of terrain too. We know a few things: You need to qualify as 1st ultimately in order to unlock the next circuit, so you’ll need a lot of points overall to clear the run. You can choose weapons, which include the boost that I suspect will be a primary choice here. Engine upgrades, handling and tires seem very important in their own way.

We don’t have a WR for this one going in that we know about!

Payouts for this game will be decided at the end of the month! Read more...