Another weekend brings another edition of Nintentunes. This week there is a strong helping of RPG titles in honor of Operation Rainfall. Don’t forget to drop us a comment below if you enjoy the Nintentunes series, and let us know what your favorite Nintendo music is!
NES – Heavy Barrel
One of my first co-op experiences in which I wanted to smash my partner over the head with a controller was while playing Heave Barrel. In a good way. Originally developed for the arcade, Heavy Barrel was a run and gun style shooter in the vain of Ikari Warriors. Personally I much prefer the art style of the NES version to the arcade original, and I didnâ€™t even have to feed the machine any quarters! If you and a buddy are looking for a fun time on a Saturday night, pick up Heavy Barrel….but try not to murder each other for stealing the good weapons!
SNES – Secret of Mana
Another great co-op game, Secret of Mana was a fantastic 3-player action RPG experience that should not be missed. Released in 1993, Secret of Mana has many gameplay elements that todayâ€™s games could learn from such as drop-in, drop-out co-op play. Grab the game on the Virtual Console if you have yet to experience this wonderful Square developed title, you wonâ€™t be disappointed.
Gamecube – Final Fantasy CrystalÂ Chronicles
Some people donâ€™t play Final Fantasy titles if they donâ€™t have a number on the end of them, and if you are one of those people, you would have missed out on one of the best Final Fantasy titles to come out in the last decade. Sure you needed four friends all with GBAs to fully enjoy Crystal Chronicles, but when this was achieved the experience was fantastic.
Wii -Â Baroque
While Baroque may not be the best game to ever come out on the Wii, the way the the designers handled the fail-state is brilliant. Instead of giving the player a game over screen, in Baroque death may unlock a cutscene or comments by non-player characters. Much classier than a game over donâ€™t you think?