NES- Section Z
When I was a wee tike and was first introduced to gaming, Section Z was the bane of my existence. This Capcom designed game is freaking hard. Looking back on the title, it isn’t so much that the game is difficult, but confusing. To complete the game, two power generators must be found and destroyed before moving on to the final section to face the boss. Like many coin-op ports, Section Z was designed to kill you and eat up your quarters. Good luck conquering Section Z if you decide to give it a shot, you’re going to need it.
SNES – Radical Dreamers
While Radical Dreamers isn’t so much a game as it is a visual novel, it is a part of the Chrono series as a gaiden, or side story. This choose your ownÂ adventureÂ Square title was never released outside of Japan, but there have been English translations floating around Internet for some time now. If you fancy yourself a fan of all things Chrono, but have yet to give Radical Dreamers a shot, do so. It’s for your own good.
N64 – Star Fox 64
Star Fox 64, or what I like to call the last Star Fox game worth caring about, is the title that forever imprinted on my brain that inverse controls were the only way to play games. Damn you Fox McCloud and your ”˜down is up’ and ”˜up is down’ mentality. Do a barrel roll!
Gamecube – Pac-Man World 2
Oh Pac-Man, what have they done to you? You went from an iconic partially eaten pizza to a yellow spear with legs, and since then it’s been hard to play your games. Don’t cry little Pac-Man, at least they made up for your horrible character design by giving you some rockin’ music to collect dots to…right? Pac-Man, where are you going!
Wii – Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Muramasa is absolutely one of the must underappreciated Wii games of all time. From the beautiful art direction, to the seamless combat, to the whimsical gameplay, Muramasa has it all. It is too bad that this Vanillaware title didn’t sell because the art and animation throughout the entire game is so well refined and the gameplay never grows dull. If you can find yourself a new copy, buy it, and enjoy every second.