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All Together Then: QuByte Classics II

All Together Then: QuByte Classics II


I name the massive one Bytey

Remember QuByte Classics? I do! I coated them fairly not too long ago! But it seems that QuByte are nonetheless doing them, with a number of extra already out and a bunch of others to come back from their raiding of Piko Interactive’s big bin of video games they’ve probably dubiously acquired. We’re getting Stone Protectors, Legend, Iron Commando and – maintain onto your asses – Glover. But for now, this is the remainder of {the catalogue} that hasn’t had the ol’ A.T.T therapy but. Do I even must say it? All Together Theeeeen!!

Jim Power: The Lost Dimension

I’ve talked about this earlier than, but it surely bears repeating: Jim Power (Jim Power!) is way from one of the best sport, neither is it particularly good. But, on the similar time, it’s unimaginable. It is a paean to ineptitude and weird choices, an un-game. Why is the scrolling incorrect? Why is it so exhausting? Who thought this was acceptable as a bit of software program? We might by no means know the reply to those questions, however one factor I can let you know is that this Switch model contains the SNES port (inferior to the Amiga model, apparently) and a newly made NES model, which is actively superior to the SNES sport in each single method. No extras, as per with these QuByte packs, however the sport itself is so additional that you do not want any.


The 1993 authentic Mega Drive model of this unusual little platformer is included right here together with the previously-unreleased (formally, anyway) SNES port. And, actually, it is slightly good. I imply, after all I might say that. It was additionally deliberate for Amiga, and you’ll inform; it could be an ideal match for the system. While it is not something superb, it’s the sort of underplayed little foolish that basically rings my bell. It’s bought an oddly muted color scheme that makes it really feel darker than it truly is, and the weird “fight” (taking pictures projectiles in varied instructions and angles) is kind of participating. The remodeling Tinhead jogs my memory of Jelly Boy or, extra beloved-ly, Plok, and there are many secret objects to seek out, loads of nooks and crannies to discover. The regular QuByte wrapping is as bare-bones as ever, but it surely all runs wonderful with no emulation points. In reality, all the packages on this weblog ran wonderful – it appears as if QuByte might have stepped up their sport a bit.

Thunderbolt Collection

Now this can be a bit bloody bizarre. Both of those video games are unlicensed 1995 releases titled Thunderbolt Fighting Plane and Thunderbolt II respectively. You would assume they’re the NES authentic and Mega Drive sequel, but it surely’s actually not fairly that easy. They’re each vertically-scrolling shoot-’em-ups they usually’re each, fairly frankly, creaky outdated garbage. Most fascinatingly of all, although, Thunderbolt II as introduced right here is, in actual fact, a bootleg of a 1989 Namco shmup, Dangerous Seed. Which looks like it could be, erm, legally doubtful to say the least. Nonetheless, it is right here, together with the NES title (which itself rips off Super Star Soldier in response to the pleasant GSK) Neither sport is excellent, however it’s one thing of an vital launch within the sense that it’s preserving these uncommon bootlegs in a method that no one else does or has or most likely will. Ever.

The Samurai Collection

Hell sure. This is a compilation of each First Samurai and Second Samurai, of their SNES and Mega Drive incarnations respectively. This after all forgoes the unique Amiga variations of each video games, however that is OK as a result of the ports are slightly wonderful. First Samurai is kind of an unsightly sport, but it surely’s ugly in that slightly interesting grungy method you’d generally get on SNES. It’s a fairly whacked-out platform journey with all the article accumulating you’d count on from an Amiga-based title, in addition to a pleasant line in tacky sampled speech. Fair warning, and a few wank will most likely get on my arse within the feedback about this, however whereas I’m no skilled on Japanese tradition, the sport is nearly definitely racist, in that form of early 90s “we do not know any higher” form of method. That stated, our very personal GSK claims right here that First Samurai truly has one thing of a cult following in Japan due to its ridiculous tackle samurai, and I’m inclined to consider that. Second Samurai, additionally included, is not as pleasurable – a continuing stream of respawning baddies offers it an arcade really feel, but it surely’s slightly tiresome to play as a result of fatigue from fixed punching. By all means let me know when you disagree and I’ve missed the purpose, however Second appears to lose the pleasurable complexity of First in favour of meatheaded button mashing.



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