By elyk247 2 Comments
So there was a thread about the original Ecco the Dolphin pretty recently and it, along with the rest of the series, was discussed as being a hard game. I remember the game being ridiculously hard myself, so I wanted to see if it was indeed as hard as I'd remembered. Turns out, it was even more difficult than I'd remembered! I hadn't played the game since back in 09' when I had acquired a Genesis for the first time, but man was it difficult! So I went about playing the rest of my collection, in a 3-4 hour burst, to see just how difficult the majority of my games were.
After Ecco, I went ahead to play the Sonic games. The first Sonic was so-so, but I felt that Sonic 2 was still awesome. Even today, I'm not to keen on the whole Tails addition, but the ability to charge up the spin attack was a godsend. I didn't even feel like I lost any speed at all. Sonic 3 was more of the same, but really fun too. They weren't to difficult, but I felt at some stages if I was going to fast and ended up falling into spikes or from drowning underwater.(Which was surprisingly macabre......)
After some Sonic, I popped in Super Hang-On. It was just as incredible as I had recalled. Not only was it fun, but the music just was perfect for flying down the road. Flying through those checkpoints with a second left was still extremely satisfying.
There was a plethora of just total crap too. Quad Challenge has always been an awful game in my mind, Pugsy was just plain weird, and those eclectic bargain priced sports games like Tommy Lasorda Baseball, and Hockey Games. Theses aren't the greatest games anymore, but they are fun to look back at, even if you can only play them for 5 minutes without getting bored.
Vectorman was a huge highlight of the festivities. Not only was it outrageous and crazy, but it looked really good too. I popped in Eternal Champions not understanding the fighting system at all, and was pleasantly surprised to have a big ass T-Rex scream, "SEGA!!!!," at me. I got way too caught up in a game of Flashback as well, which was perplexing as well as entertaining.
All in all, I just wanted to play Ecco for a while but ended up taking my collection apart. Most of what I played was garbage, but there were still a few shining moments that made the trip worthwhile. It probably isn't all that interesting to anybody that I played these old ass games with so many new ones coming out, but what the hell, it was worth it. Most of these games were still totally hard, yet despite this, I sure had a blast.