Nintentunes: Citizens on Patrol

This week’s edition of Nintentunes has heavy dose of RPG, perhaps in anticipation of the arrival of my import copy of Xenoblade. This may also be the reason why a game that has never seen the light of day outside of Japan is featured as well. Charlie Sheen also makes a cameo this week so what are you waiting for? Head past the br… was that the doorbell!?
NES – Platoon
Platoon is panned by many as one of the worst games on the NES. The game is also insanely difficult. If it were not for the great music in Platoon my cartridge would have been in the landfill before puberty, but from title screen to ending credits the soundtrack continues to impress. Thanks goodness for Game Genie or I would never have seen the end of this game. 

SNES – Bahamut Lagoon
Bahamut Lagoon is a game that has never been released outside of Japan, but luckily unofficial fan translations are available that have allow those outside of Japan to enjoy one of the finer tactical RPG’s available on the SNES. I particularly enjoy the soundtrack for this 16-bit RPG and think it is some of the best music to come from composer Noriko Matsueda.

N64 – Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
The weekend I rented Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage was one of the worst weekends of my life. I had saved my lunch money for the whole week to rent a game to play for the entire 3 day weekend, and all I got was a crapy game and massive abdominal pain from starving myself for the whole week. Thanks THQ, you owe me 5 boxes of chocolate milk.

Gamecube – X-Men Legends
X-Men Legends was a surprisingly fantastic title for the Nintendo Gamecube that was perfect for the multiplayer centric philosophy Nintendo had taken for their console. Unfortunately the series was ran into the ground in typical Activision fashion with the subsequent releases of X-Men Legends II and then the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games. My favorite title still happens to be the first one, but perhaps the series will make a return that is bigger and better than ever.

Wii – Little King’s Story
Little King’s Story is one of the hidden gems of the Wii library, and has been overlooked by many in part due to the title’s childish appearence. This simulation RPG has some of the best music in the the business with most of the game’s soundtrack being classical Beethoven arrangements by Yutaka Minobe. If you are in the mood for an above average sim for Wii, give Little King’s Story a go.

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.