The Power Joy Navigator, Part 3

Hello everyone.

I have finally stopped being lazy and I am FINALLY writing more about the Power Joy navigator.

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I’m REALLY sorry I took forever to do this, but I’m writing about it now. Unfortunately, my player 2 controller seems to be malfunctioning on the Power Joy Navigator. ):

But meh here you go.

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First off is Pulverization. It is a hack of Battle City with new levels and vertical scrolling. In my last post, I accidentally referred to it as Alienis, because they are very similar. It also changes sounds and graphics.

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Next up is Alienis.

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Like the other games on the Navigator, the copyright is changed to say © Power Joy Ltd. instead of what it was supposed to say.

But whatever. What is Alienis?

Alienis is an advanced hack of Battle City developed by Inventor. Inventor is the same company that made that Pandamar hack of Super Mario Bros. that replaces Mario with a panda.

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Well, what is changed from Battle City to Alienis?

The biggest difference is that Inventor added vertical scrolling. Pretty neat, huh? Also they changed the sprites and background. I am not entirely sure what it is supposed to be, but the background is blue, and you play as weird looking vehicle things. Instead of just dying when you are hit, you have two HP. After the first hit, your ship is split in two. After a second hit, you lose a life. But instead of going back to the beginning, you just get the ship you are using replaced with a new one.IMG_8014

In the original Battle City, you had to kill all the enemy tanks in order to move on to the next level. In this game, the levels are harder and I have been so far unable to complete the first level. I haven’t really played it very much yet though, so I’m no one to judge.

Oh, and instead of guarding an eagle statue like the original Battle City, you are guarding a little house.IMG_8013IMG_8012

Well that’s that. The next game I will write about is Polar Bat.

Polar Bat? What’s that?

It is a NiceCode game.

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

And it features a guy who runs around at the bottom of the screen throwing snowballs up to attack the bats at the top of the screen, while dodging enormous snow-boulders and snow-icicles that will kill you if you don’t get out of the way.

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That’s about it for Polar Bat. Moving on to Diamond.

It is a either a knockoff or a hack of Breakout. Not much new, gameplaywise.

The last one I will write about today is Snowball. A simple but challenging puzzle game thing.

You control a snowman, and you have to push all of the snowballs into holes in the level. If you mess up, you have a once-per-level thing where you can take back the move you just made. And you can also reset the level.

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As you can see, that one is pretty easy. That’s because it’s the first level. The levels get more difficult as you progress through the game.

I’ve made it to level three in the few minutes I have played this game.

That’s it for today, guys. I will write more later.

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Famicom Bootleg Competition?

Hey guys! So I am maybe going to start a competition for playing Famicom bootlegs.

I say “maybe” because I’m not sure how much interest there is going to be in this and if only 2 people are in the competition won’t happen.

Assuming people want to be in, here’s the plan: Every month (or other unit of time) there will be a new task that you have to do in a bootleg Famicom game, and you have to do the task and email your entry to an email that I will set up. Depending on how well you did the task, you will get points, which are added to your total. Whoever has the most points at the  end of the competition is the winner.

Not all the details have been sorted out yet (is TAS allowed? etc.) so (maybe) for more information go to this forum page because that is currently where the discussion about this possibly upcoming competition is going to be, as well as any updates or whatever. If you are interested let me know so I will know to get it set up. 🙂

NiceCode’s Greedy

I don’t mean that NiceCode is greedy (although they are, putting out games like Egg Contest), I mean that NiceCode made a game called Greedy.

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NiceCode Software’s logo.

I am playing it on the CoolBoy 400 in 1 multicart.

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Huh. It has a Snake. I wonder what this game has to do with snakes.

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It’s a Snake clone.

Snake is a pretty good game though, right? Doesn’t that mean this game is good too?

No. Why? Because NiceCode went and NiceCode-ified up Snake, and now we have this.

They made it so that after your snake gets big enough, it goes to the next level and resets your snake. That basically ruins the game.

I think maybe you have to make your snake bigger every level, but I’m not sure. That would make it a tiny bit better. It still isn’t very much fun compared to actual Snake.

Count on NiceCode to mess up what could have been a pretty good game.

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