Nintentunes: Better late than never edition

As many of you may have noticed, the hamsters that keep our servers at headquarters running were on strike. Can you believe that they demanded more shredded carrots and celery sticks? The nerve!

Contracts have been signed, cages have been cleaned, and your work week is about to be kicked of in style, Nintentunes style.

NES – Silkworm
Tecmo and Silkworm where doing co-op gameplay before all the cool kids were doing it. Released in 1988, Silk Worm featured fast paced gameplay and a killer soundtrack. The player can choose between flying in a helicopter which can shoot forwards and downwards, or taking control of a Jeep with a machine gun that can shoot in any direction. Grab a buddy and one player can take to the skies  and covers the air, while the other steers the Jeep and takes care of any enemies that attempt to creep up from behind.

SNES – Goof Troop
Can you believe that back in the day video games based on a television series were not completely terrible? In fact, many of them were actually quite enjoyable! Take Goof Troop for instance. Capcom had developed quite a few games based off of Disney franchises by the time the game was released, and with designers such as the legendary Shinji Mikami at the helm, Goof Troop was met critical success. The game is very puzzle oriented and can be quite challenging at times.

N64 – Goemon’s Great Adventure
Goemon’s Great Adventure is the third game in the Mystical Ninja series, and a follow-up to the N64 title Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. While the series was met with moderate success stateside, unfortunately the franchise has never reached mass appeal. Too bad, as the games feature a truly humorous plot and solid gameplay.

Gamecube – Alien Hominid
Alien Hominid started out as a simple flash game released on Newgrounds, and has since grown into a full sized game and an HD remake. Alien Hominid is a sidescrolling shooter very similar to the Metal Slug and Contra franchises, and is playable in two player co-op. The quirky art style alone was worth the price of admission in my book, however the gameplay is tight and responsive and does not disappoint.

Wii – Dokapon Kingdom
Dokapon Kingdom is a tale of a game with an oddball name and zero marketing which lead to poor sales at retail. Think of Dokapon Kingdom as a hybrid between a Mario Party board game with a traditional RPG battle system. Confused? Don’t worry, on one is denying that it is a strange mash-up of gameplay elements, but Dokapon Kingdom is defiantly worth a look if you can snag a copy.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.