I had Dick Tracy from when it was current and it has surprised me twice now. When I first got it I was pretty sure it would be lame. Thinking back I can’t remember why I chose to get it? A gift maybe?… But what I do remember is enjoying this game.
The game is similar to Shinobi in that you walk from left to right, jump, duck, and shoot or punch. But what brings it above mediocre and into the realm of good games is the Tommy Gun and how it works. On some levels there are basically to plains. In the foreground where you are you can punch enemies or shoot them with your pistol. Enemies appearing in the background get cleaned up with the Tommy Gun. When you’re firing the Tommy Gun you slide the bullet spray across anyone you want to take out and it really works. It’s easy to do and really feels like your firing a fully automatic weapon. Switching back and forth between enemies in different locations creates a great dynamic to the game and helps keep things interesting.
My second Dick Tracy surprise was this game still holds up. The mechanics and feel still really work. And it’s not an expensive game :)
This Dick Tracy of mine got the Sharpie marker treatment in a few spots along the bottom of the cover sleeve. It was very easy to clean up but because of this I’d say it’s in good condition instead of excellent condition.
ZOOM! is an ok puzzle game. It’s no Poyu Poyu but if the puzzle genre is your thing it’s worth a look. ZOOM! has a small crack in the case but it’s still in very good condition.
The Kick Boxing… maybe that should be “Kick Boxing” or “The Kick Boxer”? :) Well, we know where they’re going with this one and it seems like an OK game. The graphics are actually pretty good and it feels like this game was taken pretty seriously. It’s definitely not a button masher. Although I wasn’t very good it feels like there are some real solid game mechanics at here. Even though I didn’t notice right away once I did I found it weird that there was no music during game play. But the sound effects are really good for a 16-bit game. This one is in excellent condition.
Minato No Trazia is yet another RPG that I wont be able to play but I still enjoy getting RPG’s into the collection. The video clip below isn’t going to show much… I thought youtube had everything? I might have to get into recording my own stuff. Minato No Trazia has a very small crack in the case but it’s still in very good condition.
Super Daisenryaku. The best thing I can say is it was cheap and in excellent shape. It’s a tactical combat game that’s here to be a back drop for the games I actually like. Maybe it’s a good game but I’ll never know. Only those gifted with the Japanese language could say.
It is in excellent condition and has two unique manuals.
So again, nothing super exciting but some good with some filler.
Dick Tracy – $12.00
ZOOM! – $5.00
The Kick Boxing – $5.00
Minato No Trazia – $10.00
Super Daisenryaku – $3.00
Plus $15.00 for shipping. Which is less than $10 per game.