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 Post subject: Hoagtech's Sharp x68000 flash game reviews.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:46 pm 


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I am playing the sharp x68000 XVI.

I spent time scribbling one line notes and numbered reviews ratings from 1-10 so I can start understanding the different titles that exist on the sharp X68000.

I have transferred the pen ink to text with all errors in tact. I went by alphabetical order from my games 1 , 2 , 3 folder on my CF. Starting with Games 1 A-G

Enjoy.

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Alien Syndrome - Arcade top - Top down Shooter - 7

Argos No Senshi - Running Knight - Old Conan yoyo runner Fun - 8

Atomic Robo Kid - CLosed Space Robo Flying - 4

Ajax - Shmup - Helicopter shmup, good and hard - 8

Babel - Adventure - Sucks, 80s PC style game puzzle - 2

BakuretsuKukeidan - Shmup - 8 bit Pixel neon shooter Decent, bland - 6

Baraduke - Close Space space man shooter, Mild fun - 6

Bleed out - Shmup - Hardest Shmup of all time awesome hardness - 9

Blue Phoenix - Shmup - Vertical naval Air shooter Good pace and balance - 8

Bosconian - 4 way Shooter - frantic but lame - 4

Bubble Bobble - Great music and arcade gameplay - 9

Chelnov - Runner - forever runner spaceman shooter Mild fun - 6

ChukaTaisen (Cloud Rider) - Shmup - Good difficulty Zany Cutemup Jap - 10

Code Zero - Shmup - Future WW3 style Vertical, Great design, Runs choppy - 9

Crossfire EX - Shmup - Good graphics, Vshmup, Spacey, Asteroidy - 8

Cuarto - Shmup - 90's CG Impose, Cool Powerups - 8

Cyber Core - Shmup - Excellent Vertical Shmup - 8

Detana Twinbee - Twinbee shmup great gfx - 7

Dig dug - Plays Vertical blackbars only retains aspect great fun - 7

Dragon Buster - Old School arcade - Weird Castle runner - 5

Dragon Force - Shmup - Dragon vertical shmup, Awesome - 9

Etoil Princess - Top down castle adventure cute - 8

Fairyland Story - Witch, Cutesy Bubble Bobble Style action - 8

Fantasy Zone - Mildly fun, Fun shop, Intriguing, Lofi - 7

Flaming Dart - Horizontal Shmup - Frustrating and dull, Cool House graphics - 4

Flappy 2 - Isometric Puzzle - Isometric puzzle game, awesome graphics, Fun control - 7

Fortress Attack - Amazing Horizontal shmup, One of the best - 10

Frog - Arcade - Very shitty homebrew frogger, Insane - 1

Frogger - Arcade - Excellent version of Frogger, Arcade fun - 8

Galaga 88 - Arcade - Awesome Galaga verison with New graphics - 9

Galaxian 2 - Cool Arcade V Shmup - 7

Galseed 2 - Shmup - Great Horizontal Shmup, Easier and good gfx - 9

Gunpei Toumiaden - Multi Jap - Crazy Historic Jap game Samurai, Side/Top/Close - 6

Gemeni - Shmup - V shmup Fun expendable weapon system, good gfx - 9

Gradius - Shmup - re rendition of arcade 480i only

Gradius 2 (Gopher) - Shmup - Amazing!! Way better than 1 - 10

Gradius 2 (arcade) - Actually gradius 1, Shrill chiptune sounds, Loved it - 9

Granada - Top Down Tank - Mindless shooting - 6

Grobda - Top Down Tank - Interesting shield mechanics, Dangerous fun - 7

Knight Arms - Shmup/3rdpersonshooter - A shooter on Crack missed its marks - 5

KU2 - Shmup - V-Shmup, Decent Fun Events, Doesn't have substance - 6

Lost Battalion - Shmup- Solid Design, Good Introspective Music - 8

Leshies - Puzzle - Elf Slide Puzzler, Decent but lacking - 5

Mad Stalker - Mech Gunner - Awesome Mech physics. Action side scroller - 9

Mappy - Arcade - Not fun old school arcade game - 2

Marble Magic - Top Dungeon - Top Dungeon bonus crawl, no weapon, random warp - 5

MikkunFly - Shmup - Good V-shmup, Cute Sky and level variety - 7

Motos - Arcade - Fun space tank Sumo wrestling plus powerups - 7

Mr dot + Unicorns - Arcade - Really bad arcade game, good control - 4

Nemesis Gradius 2 - Shmup - Amazing arcade like rendition of Gradius, Synth - 8

Nova - Arcade Robotron - Spaceship meets Robotron, Silky frames, Fun, No twinstick - 6

Ohimesama - Wall Bomber - Princess turns dominatrix, Monkey castle wall dropper - 6

Olteus II - Shmup - Fun, Quest, upgrade features, Mediocre Play - 6

Overdrive - Shmup - Good Gfx, Fun grapple, complicated gameplay - 7

Pac Land - Arcade - Simple but somehow alluring, Liked passing the church - 7

Pac Man - Arcade - Good Control and fun game, Feels slowed down - 7

Pac Mania - Arcade - Good isometric Pac, Not as good as OG - 7

Parodius - Shmup - Didin't Enjoy self but realize greatness - 9

Pensan CD - Shmup - Great Resolution, Smooth game-play, Repetitive - 7

Phalanx- A thrilling H-Shmup, Mid Graphics but A+ Gameplay - 9

Pipe Dream - Puzzle - Wasn't feeling the bland controls - 2

Plin - candy Shmup - Good Cab feeling V-shmup candy, Less powerups - 7

Power League - Sports - Not as god as Ken Griffey, Decent Baseball - 5

Prince of Persia - PC sidescroll - Gross graphics, Better ports available. - 6

Protoplast - TATE Shmup - Awesome music, gameplay and graphics - 9

Puyo Puyo - Puzzle - Not as good as contracted IP versions. Funny Fish - 8

Rally X - Arcade - Good Version, responsive controls, Not fun - 4






















*3/11/19 added Granada - Mad Stalker
*3/12/19 adjusted Granada RIP Libble Rabble
*3/13/19 added Mappy - Ohimesama
*3/16/19 added Olteus II - Rally X
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 Post subject: Re: Hoagtech's Sharp x68000 flash game reviews.
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Pretty cool, thanks for posting your impressions of X68000 games :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:22 am 


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Hoagtech wrote:
Chelnov - Runner - forever runner spaceman shooter Mild fun - 6


Genre is wrong. Chelnov isn't a Runner, it's an Atomic Runner. ;)

Thanks for the reviews. I didn't know there was a Frogger port to X68000.


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Whats with the poor Bosconian review? Its Bosconian, it plays as it should. And the arranged soundtrack is one of the best on the system. Some of the best FM ever.

Also Gradius does not run in 480i. If you want to see 480i try Syvalion, it uses interlaced for the menu and cutscenes, progressive during stages.

Atomic Robo Kid is not a game for everyone, but the best home port with really nice MT-32 tunes.

Full Throttle is an ok port of a crap game. Controls should be fine though if you are playing at 10mhz. It has issues on anything faster.


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SuperDeadite wrote:
Whats with the poor Bosconian review? Its Bosconian, it plays as it should. And the arranged soundtrack is one of the best on the system. Some of the best FM ever.

Also Gradius does not run in 480i. If you want to see 480i try Syvalion, it uses interlaced for the menu and cutscenes, progressive during stages.

Atomic Robo Kid is not a game for everyone, but the best home port with really nice MT-32 tunes.

Full Throttle is an ok port of a crap game. Controls should be fine though if you are playing at 10mhz. It has issues on anything faster.


I replayed it (Bosconian) and found it was responsive to controls. I just don't prefer the classic game type and I didn't like it.

Full throttle will be moved to the RIP list.

Atomic Robo Kid was alright and had great graphics. I just didn't like how the enemies appeared from all directions and swerved at you from a close proximity.

*For the next couple reviews I have invited my brother to share his cliffnotes.

Also @brianc Shelnov was fun but not enough tactic for gameplay available.

***///Update: Granada - Mech Gunner added to 1st post.
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Granada has music. Both FM abd MT-32. Its very speed sensitive, music glitches out if run faster then 10mhz. Libble Rabble came with a special dual d-pad controller in the box. Pretty nuch required to play.


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SuperDeadite wrote:
Granada has music. Both FM abd MT-32. Its very speed sensitive, music glitches out if run faster then 10mhz. Libble Rabble came with a special dual d-pad controller in the box. Pretty nuch required to play.


Thanks you so much for noticing the MHz compatibility.

I had no idea and just had it cranked on 16mhz because more = better :wink:

I will have to go back and check my RIP pile on 10 mhz.

***///Update: Granada score change and Libble Rabble moved to RIP.
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Prince of Persia also runs at a highly inconsistent framerate on a 16 MHz machine. On a 10 MHz machine it simply feels slow.
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Prince of Persia also runs at a highly inconsistent framerate on a 16 MHz machine. On a 10 MHz machine it simply feels slow.


Pop is an odd one. Its one of the few games that runs better if you force it to use the 68881 FPU.


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Its good to know about compatibility.

Here is the grave so far:

Afterburner 2

Arcus Odysee

Arkanoid

Cameltry

Crazy Climber

Dodge Ball

Galaxian

Lemmings

***///Update: Mappy - Ohimesama
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Hoagtech wrote:
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Its good to know about compatibility.

Here is the grave so far:

Afterburner 2

Arcus Odysee

Arkanoid

Cameltry

Crazy Climber

Dodge Ball

Galaxian

Lemmings

***///Update: Mappy - Ohimesama


Half of the games on that list use analog (mouse, trackball, cyberstick) controls. Afterburner2 with the cyberstick is the most playable homeport imo. Crazy Climber collection is also meant for the dual d-pad Libble Rabble controller. Cameltry came with a device to turn the mouse into a paddle.


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