Not much information is listed in the Database; only five Discogs users want it and three have it. This wallet-emptying sale is the only time it has passed hands through our Marketplace. Unplayed, Mint Condition. Contains info sheet, signed record, signed art print [plus CD]. For a deeper dive into Choose Your Weapon and a chat with the artist, head here. The Black Album has a pretty cool backstory and one that makes the high price tags attached to this work a little easer to understand.
The album, originally referred to as The Funk Biblewas slated for release in late The initial marketing and design were intentionally elusive — no title, no credits, nothing. However, right before the drop, Prince demanded that the record be pulled and destroyed.
However, someone paid nearly double the price for this uncirculated, sealed LP part of the otherwise-destroyed Canadian production run that was saved by a pressing plant employee at the last minute. This Canadian copy of The Black Album took the top spot as the most expensive item on Discogs and stayed there for over two years until Choose Your Weapon came along. Prince released the album in — for real this time — so you can get your hands on a non-exorbitant version.
However, the actual tune had existed in some way or another since the lates. Like unique vinyl colors or exclusive album art, misprints are also sought-after by hardcore collectors due to their limited nature.
We know a lot more about the value of Love Me Do because this promo copy has exchanged hands on Discogs a few times. The Queers — Love Me Eminem — Infinite You Better Change The Fingers — Isolation Tina Brooks — True Blue Pet Shop Boys — Yes Leaf Hound — Growers Of Mushroom Mistafide — Equidity Funk Analogy — Analogy In all of these ways Bionic Commando stands as a unique gem.
The plot of the game as you can tell is rather ridiculous, but its wholly enjoyable. From the way your bionic arm controls your movement to the weapon upgrades and amazing music, this one truly stands the test of time. Likewise, if you only know the NES version, give Rearmed a shot. Both are amazing. Instead of the silly censored plot the US version of the game carries, the Japanese version clearly states the Badds to be the Nazis and the Federation to be the Allied Nations.
The Nazi plot is to complete the albatross and revive Hitler. In fact, regardless of what his name is in-game, in both the Japanese and US releases, the final boss is Hitler himself. Not particularity shocking today, this was a rare move for a videogame to do at the time and is yet another reason why Bionic Commando stands out amongst so many others of its day.
Dig Dug. I recommend tracking down a physical cart if possible as well as this is one of the best home console versions of the classic bike pump murderer classic out there. Batshit insane Arcade version Commerical. You can track your level progression by looking at the flowers on the surface at the top of the screen. Small flowers represent the ones, and the big flowers are the tens. At first, it looked like just another revolution.
But reports have come in that the rebel forces are backed by an unusual array of high-tech weaponry — and that the rebel soldiers may actually be a fearsome new breed of fighting robots!
You must attempt to infiltrate the island base of the rebel forces. Other unknown dangers lie in wait as well. While the arcade version of Mechanized Attack had a miniature machine gun replica for the player to use, this NES adaptation attempts to reproduce the feel by allowing the player to hold down the Zapper trigger for automatic fire or simply use the controller.
Either way works amazingly well. Unlike Operation Wolf where ammo was in constant short supply, extra ammo in Mechanized Attack is plentiful. The best way to play the game is to hold the Zapper in one hand with your other hand to the controller to throw grenades or missiles as needed.
This is easily the best zapper game on the system. Air Fortress. Perhaps one could even say it was ahead of its time as no other game ever copied and perfected the design. Originally, Journey to Silius was intended to be a Terminator themed game, hence the robots, the environments and the moody music. When they were not able to obtain the license however, Sunsoft changes slight elements, created an original sci-fi story and green lit the project.
The North American version, released after the Japanese one, uses a main sprite actually used in the original beta. When Journey to Silius was released in Europe, the correct sprite was used, making the US version the odd one out. Cadets at Starfleet Academy must spend some of their classes in the starship simulator.
This year is a simulation of the U. Substituting for Jean-Luc Picard, cadets will take the role of captain and then must access different crew members functions of the ship to complete a series of scripted missions. Star Trek: The Next Generation is divided into a series of missions.
Players will start on the main screen of the bridge and from there can access Navigation, Tactical, Operations, Engineering, Transporter Systems and Mission Control.
Mini-games are sometimes used to complete certain ship functions such as rerouting power to the shields. One of the biggest shows of the decade, TNG was just something special and paved the path for three more series and another five movies. In regards to this game, the simulation of command actually transfers to the NES quite well. Unlike the disjointed TOS 25th Anniversary game, TNG manages to always be exciting by giving the player meaningful and enjoyable tasks such as escort missions, colony evacuations, and yes, space battles.
The graphics are great for NES standards and the game has excellent controls. With the exception of the final mission against the Borg, all the missions in the game are randomly generated thus providing quite a bit of replay value. The final battle against the Borg where you destroy them using a virus was actually later explored in Star Trek Voyager when a biological agent was carried by children who purposely were infected and allowed to be assimilated.
Based on the fifth manga volume, Gaou no Bouken tells the story of Gaou, an ugly man who lost an arm and an eye as a baby and treated harshly by all those around him his entire life. Angry and resentful, Gaou does whatever is necessary to survive, including murder if necessary.
Along his travels, he meets a monk who changes his perspective on life and teaches him to tap into his innate talent to carve and sculpt. His creations are unrivaled in terms of the raw emotion that they communicate.
One day Gaou learns of the mystical phoenix, who has the power to heal and whose blood grands immortality to anyone who should drink it. W hy you should play it. What makes Gaou an interesting character is his weapon of choice — chisels. He can either fire them at enemies or use them to sculpt gargoyle heads and use them as instant platforms. There are many chests to open filled with treasures that help Gaou on his quest for the legendary phoenix including a mirror that not only makes Gaou invincible, but also capable of traveling through anything for a short period, including solid walls.
Still, Hi no Tori is an overall unique and enjoyable Famicom exclusive worth importing. Even still, none were able to quite capture what made Hi no Tori special and it remains the best of all the Famicom anime based games. Rather than accept a promotion, Bang instead opted to simply retire and take a relaxing vacation with his girlfriend Mary. Bang suddenly receives an urgent message from S. R Command. Knowing the world is in grave danger, Bang quickly springs back into action, leaving his girlfriend Mary alone and prime for capture….
The Clash at Demonhead is not a typical platformer at all. Borrowing elements from Metroid and Castlevanaia 2Clash at Demonhead still largely does its own thing that no other game on the NES or otherwise has ever replicated completely.
The game is nonlinear, broken up into several dozen various routes that, just like Metroid, drop you at the start without any idea on where to go or what to do. Clash at Demonhead is a great classic everyone should give a chance. If you somehow missed the film, check out the song below. The world is on the brink of chaos and evil roams the land freely.
Randy, the Holy Diver, sets out to retrieve the five emblem seals belonging to the King Crimson Family in order to expel the greatest evil, the Black Slayer, back into another dimension.
A mix between Castlevania and Contra, Holy Diver is a great looking Famicom exclusive with excellent controls and good music. That said, Holy Diver is also among the hardest games on the system. The real challenge comes from the fact that enemies are everywhere and relentlessly attack you constantly.
I recommend this game, but only to those who have a high tolerance to the unique way NES games can kick your ass. Holy Diver was actually scheduled for release in North America, but like so many others, was cancelled leaving this platformer a Japan only release.
Now a lone bunny on a mission, Bucky must fight to rescue his comrades from four hostile planets and then confront the Air Marshall on his flagship.
It pulls out every trick in the book — multi-layered moving platforms of parallax scrolling goodness, huge screen filling bosses, multiple playable characters, destructible environments and even the ability to choose the order you play the stages.
The music is also really good, and is up there in terms of underrated NES soundtracks. However, even though this game is based on a kids show, this game is incredibly difficult. Stages are full of relentless enemies, instant death hazards and often unpredictable elements such as lava flows, rushing water or falling rocks.
Metal Storm. In the 26th Century, mankind has colonized the solar system. A gigantic robot controlled laser cannon created to defend Earth from alien invaders has turned against mankind. The big draw of Metal Storm is its gravity control system, which allows the player to reverse gravity of their mecha at the touch of a button. This allows for some spectacular jumps, and also very creative level design. Stage one acts as a practice stage to let you get the hang of the controls, and as the game progresses more and more difficult obstacles and stages will be thrown your way making Metal Storm anything but a typical platformer.
I distinctly remember scale models of the M Gunner were sold in the early 90s. In fact, a photo of the model was featured on the cover of Nintendo Power issue 22 with additional photos of the commercially sold model scattered throughout the coverage of Metal Storm in their walkthough in that issue. Click the hyperlink to read my detailed review. To get it back, Cookie must battle hordes of sentient carrots, cooked chickens, kabobs, hot dogs, and other food items. It makes about as much sense as it sounds.
Panic Restaurant is a colorful platformer released by Taito in Featuring excellent cartoony visuals with fluid animation, great controls and enjoyable music, Panic Restaurant may not do anything special, but its a thoroughly enjoyable NES classic work tracking down, despite its rarity and price.
The Japanese version of Panic Restaurant features a completely different protagonist — a young chef who attacks enemies by default using his head. This was changed to a stereotypical chef boyardee look-alike for the North American version, and also the super pot item that makes you invincible was added.
Once upon a time, long long ago, the world was experiencing great ruin. Enormous animals were bestowed upon the earth to create terrible pain and hardship for the people. Thence came Francesca Doropie, a gracious witch with great powers. She fought and saved the world from these terrible creatures.
The land began to flourish again and the people worked peacefully together to rebuild their wonderful cities. All was well. The Akuon Empire chose the year in which to stage an invasion of earth. Fortunately, a witch named Doropie has taken it upon herself to single-handedly free mankind from this scourge. Region: All The enemy army has captured too many of your forces.
Being held in P. Heavy Forces are too slow and visible to be of any use, but perhaps something smaller and lighter may make it in where larger forces would fail. A small jeep, maybe two, crewed by about 4 people…. Released by Konami inJackal is really, really good.
You can upgrade your weaponry from grenades all the way up to explosive missiles, but the real tension comes from how vulnerable you are to attack, since throughout the entire game, one hit is all it takes to total your vehicle. W camps and destroy battleships with a Jeep.
The reason the NES version is superior is because of its bankswitching capabilities. Jackal employs bankswitching to provide long varied and detailed levels filled with many enemy types. Meanwhile though, the Famicom Disk System provides only a single bank of 32K RAM for the entire game, meaning bankswitching on the fly was not possible. As a result, the FDS version of Jackal has shorter levels that are only one screen wide.
To get around this limitation, many other FDS games required users to flip to the side of the disk, which would load in a new 32K RAM, essentially making the bankswitch mechanism the players themselves. Megaman 1. It is the year X. Tomas Light and his lab assistant, Dr.
When Light gets sole credit for the accomplishment, Dr. Wily becomes enraged with jealousy and secretly steals and reprograms all six of the industrial robots to destroy. Left only with his lab assistant Rock and his cleaner robot Roll, Dr. Light finds himself unable to do anything to stop Dr. Rock, having a strong sense of justice, volunteers to be converted into a fighting robot capable of stopping his robotic brothers and foiling Dr.
Thus the super fighting robot Megaman was born. Megaman 1 is one of my all time favorite games. Fight Rockman! For Everlasting Peace! Stay tuned for further installments as I count down the best of the best 8-bit Nintendo games out there. Feel free to drop a comment below regarding your own thoughts and memories regarding these ten picks.
Ganbare Goemon 2. Sequel to the poorly aged Ganbare GoemonGoemon 2 puts you back in the geta of Goemon, who is basically a Japanese robinhood who steals from the rich and gives to the poor and punishes bad shoguns, making the Tokugawa period of Japan a bit less crappy for all the peasants. Joining Goemon in his adventure is the wacky ninja Ebisumaru, who often preforms some disturbing and borderline gay ninjitsu moves such as the art of turning into a woman.
Although a Famicom only release, Ganbare Goemon 2 is not a game that requires Japanese reading skills to complete. There are shops everywhere selling useful items, power-ups galore and some pretty amusing humor that the English fan translation picks up on very well. Ultimately, Goemon 2 comes recommended as its a simple to understand, fun and unique experience that is now fully translated, making it one of the best undiscovered Famicom gems.
You gotta try this one. In the western world though, only a handful of Goemon titles have made their way to our shores. For more info on the Goemon franchise in general, check out the excellent Hardcore Gaming article. The only possible donor carts are other Konami Famicom games.
Just felt I should throw that out there. Double Dragon. Despite the chaos, brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee continue to run their small martial arts training school, teaching self-defense in the Sou-Setsu-Ken fighting style to the terrified people of New York.
The Lee brothers set out on a rescue mission to crush the Black Warriors and save Marian. Yeah, I know. Two brawlers in a row? My countdown honestly just happened to end up like this. A level up system was also introduced to give the player more moves as they progress through the game. Sadly, there is no two-player co-op mode due to technical limitations, but Double Dragon still stands out as one of the best brawlers on the NES. I chose to go with the original, but if you prefer, you can stick Double Dragon 2 The Revenge into this slot and the same paragraph above would apply.
Developed by Technos who would later go on to be most well known for their Kunio-kun game series, the NES version of Double Dragon is very different than its source arcade game. The technical limitations of the NES and the game engine used meant that only two enemies could be on-screen at any one time, thus making Double Dragon on NES a one-player game.
However, to compensate, Technos added in a completely new 2-player fighting mini game. Here you can fight against the computer or another player. You can choose from six fighters, even bad guys like Abobo.
This can be fun for a while and is a nice extra addition rarely seen in NES ports. Technos really outdid themselves. Even with the limitations, the NES version is still the definitive build of the classic Double Dragon and the one people think of first when you mention the name. Super Mario Bros. Just when we thought all was right with the Mushroom Kingdom, the princess is held captive in another castle.
Journey back to the Mushroom Kingdom and prepare to do battle with the forces of evil. While the original Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. At the start of the game, the player can choose between Mario or Luigi, who now have distinct skills — Mario retains all his skills from the first game but can now stop shorter than he could before, and Luigi can jump higher but takes at least twice as long to stop than Mario.
All the varieties of enemies can appear anywhere from Boopers in the air to Koopa Troopas underwater. In addition, there are now Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones, and the occasional wind gust which can help or hinder your progress to take into account. If you absolutely love SMB the new levels and changes to Luigi make it a title to check out, but be warned: I ranked this game a full 10 in difficulty and it firmly deserves that rating. It takes true skill to progress past the punishing 32 levels, so for those who want a challenge, try the original sequel to one of the most famous games ever.
Being very young at the time, I remember reading about this game and thinking how cool it would be to have. Thanks to the hack, NES cartridge reproductions of this lost classic can be purchased. Kabuki Quantum Fighter. In the yeara powerful computer virus has appeared in a top secret defense Super Computer of the planet Earth, controlling missiles armed with nuclear warheads.
The technology that allows him to enter the supercomputer is not fully developed, so no one knows what will become of the colonel once he is inside. Like the outstanding Shantaethe main attack in Kabuki is your long hair. You can also use many sub-weapons, such as throwing chips, an energy gun or hand bombs. The graphics are very detailed and the music is rather excellent as well. Want to play Kabuki Quantum Fighter with a better translation?
The new translation removes all the Americanization and keeps the story completely in-tact to the Japanese original, where the story at least attempts to make a little more sense.
All is fine and well for Master Higgins and his girlfriend until a big, evil face composed of three stars appears before Higgins and his girlfriend, and steals away all of his animal friends.
Now Master Higgins must travel the Adventure Islands to rescue his friends and put and end to the evil face star. While the first three Adventure Island games were fairly basic platformers, Adventure Island 4 mixes things up with non-linear Metroid -like stages, cool bosses and most obvious of all, extremely fluid, wonderful graphics.
This is the peak of perfection on the Famicom and deserves a playthrough every few years. Hudson, a supporter of the Famicom since the beginning, poured everything they had into this one last title for the system they loved so well and it really shows. Translated at last for the internet era, this is a beautiful example of what a skilled ROM hacker can accomplish. As the swan song to one of the most popular consoles of all time, the game is highly sought after primarily for its historic importance with less emphasis placed on the outstanding quality of the game itself.
Luckily though, the game uses a common mapper, so NES reproductions are once again possible and recommend to save your pocketbook. In the 21st century, the evil Emperor Garuda has taken over the city of New York, killing many of its inhabitants. That said, the biggest difference really comes from the multiple weapons such as throwing stars and a grappling hook in addition to the standard katana.
Although Hayate and Kaede have identical abilities, giving the player the choice of character is a nice finishing touch on what is already a terrific ninja action game. Come for the ninjas and great graphics, but stay for the music and the high replay value. A finished game being re-branded with a popular character and shoehorned into the franchise despite the obvious major differences. Why does that sound so familiar? Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril. After having uncovered a plot to build a Supermech, Timmy heads to an ancient high-tech fortress in an effort to prevent this weapon from being completed.
You must navigate Timmy through the various sectors of the fortress, while battling its denizens and avoiding its many dangers. Along the way, you will uncover items that will allow progress to new locations of the fortress and grant you new abilities.
The impressive map contains over rooms with Super Metroid style continue points scattered throughout, and 5 difficulty settings. Ah, Battle Kid. As Sivak himself has stated, the game always shows you what you did wrong when you die, allowing the player to be able to progress further as they play. Not sure if you want it? The demo is free and gives players a good taste of the first and easiest area of the game.
The demo is playable in any emulator including the Powerpak itself. Casuals beware. Demo Download here. The prototype version is nearly identical to the correct version but should have only been given out in numbered releases to the production staff and testers. There is currently a sequel in the works to make the game a little more accessible to the less hardcore NES fans. I wish I could say more about it, but as of the writing of this list, Battle Kid 2 has yet to be released.
Batman The Videogame. As a child, billionaire Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents murdered by a mugger. He vows to avenge their deaths in a lifelong battle against crime as the costumed vigilante Batman while concealing his secret identity behind his playboy image.
Following a botched attempt at plastic surgery, he was left with a permanent rictus grin, giving him the appearance of a clown. Batman is quite simply one of the most impressive efforts on the NES and is certainly one of the earliest examples of a licensed film game being done right.
This excellent title is one of the very best platformers on the system and still ranks as one of the best Batman games ever made. There are known dump of the prototype of Batman that showcase some major differences from the finished version, such as the inclusion of a 1-Up, a different final boss and for the most part, completely new and different cutscenes.
The removal of the cutscenes from the final version is odd, especially considering how high quality most of them are. Ina Brazilian ROM-hacker named Macbee released a patch for Batman the Videogame in which the primary colors of the in-game Batman sprite were changed from purple and blue to the much more acceptable black and gold. The slight change makes a huge difference to what is already a great game. Screenshot of the Macbee hack below.
Megaman 4 A New Ambition!! It is the year Megaman has been fully repaired following the injuries he sustained in the collapse of Dr. Even though they were adveresies, it is a somber time for Megaman following the presumed death of the tyrannical scientist in the collapse.
Although he had sworn to defend justice, he never intended Wily to parish. After the chaos ended and peace was restored, Dr. Light received a message from a mysterious Russian scientist named Dr. Cossack, claiming to be the greatest scientific genius in the world and having been far too long overlooked by Dr. Angered and jealous, Dr. Megaman 4 features everything that made the third game so excellent yet it starts a deja vu feeling a little too strong for its own good.
The game is worth playing on its own merits, but as a Megaman game on the NES, it is perhaps the weakest of the bunch. The music is as catchy and memorable as ever, the gameplay just as solid as the others, and some of the robot masters such as Pharaohman are amongst the coolest in the whole series. Megaman 4 pioneered many concepts that would become staples of Megaman platforming for decades to follow.
It is the first game to feature the Mega Buster, the basic ability for Megaman to charge his arm cannon. It marked the first game where Wily framed someone, a reoccurring theme in nearly every sequel to follow. It was the first Megaman game to make use of many cutscenes, allowed players to revisit stages of defeated robots, and marked the first to have hidden items and alternative paths through some of the stages.
There is a extremely rare gold variation of the the Japanese version that was given out to the finalist winners of the Robot Master Creation Contest held in Japan. Life Force. In a distant part of the universe, an alien space dwelling creature called Zelos was born.
As he grew so did his appetite, and soon he began devouring moons, planets and even stars by the hundreds. Lifeforce is a terrific example of a good arcade game made even better on the NES. A sequel of sorts to GradiusLifeforce uses the same power up system and offers an innovate way to keep the gameplay fresh — alternating between side and virtical scrolling stages. Made a bit easier for those new to GradiusLifeforce piles power ups early and often, making for a rather enjoyable experience.
Rare for an NES shump, the entire game can be played in two player co-op, making the experience all the better as things can get quite hectic in single player mode alone. The best part of Lifeforce however, is the soundtrack. With every new song is another example of chiptune bliss. Lifeforce has one of the best soundtracks of any NES game ever made. Included below are the music videos showcasing the outstanding remixes by Dj Axis. The videos also double as gameplay videos showing why Lifeforce is also a great fun game to play.
In Japan, the Famicom counterpart is identical, but is called Salamander. Confused yet? A sidescroller with a heavy emphasis on exploration, the world map is massive and making ones way through the entire game is quite a challenge, even with the password system. There are shops that sell useful items as well as a rudimentary level up system that increases your attack and defense ratings, but even still, this game will kick your ass.
Click to enlarge. Credit goes to the original ripper, Bucky of VGAtlas. Long ago, as far back as recorded history goes, lived a beautiful Princess named Zelda. The royal family of Hyrule commanded a great golden power given from the gods themselves that could literally make any wish come true. The three pieces of this power, Courage, Wisdom and Power were known collectively as the Triforce and each were kept separated in deeply secret locations known only by the King and his daughter Zelda.
When he tried unsuccessfully to force Princess Zelda to reveal the location of the remaining golden power, in anger he had a wizard cast a sleeping spell so powerful it killed the wizard in the process. Despite their best efforts, the spell could not be broken by the prince nor anyone in the nation.
The prince had his sister placed in the castle tower, in the hope that one day the remaining golden power would be found and Princess Zelda could be awakened. He decreed that all future princesses born to the royal family from that point on would be named Zelda, in remembrance of this tragedy. Many years later, the dark prince Gannon came to South Hyrule.
Link slayed Gannon and freed his captive in the current Princess Zelda. This was the plot of the original Legend of Zelda. Mario goes to sleep and soon finds himself in the strange land of Subcon, where strange creatures and abound, yet Bowser and his koopa troops are oddly absent.
Mario meets up with his brother Luigi, his friend Toad, and the Princess and sets out to explore this strange land. Designed by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario 2 is a game I scarcely need to describe due to its explosive popularity even today.
As one of the four playable characters, each with different attributes, you explore many worlds filled with brand new creatures never seen in the original Super Mario Bros. The game has been remade many times, but no matter how you slice it, the original NES version is well worth an occasional playthrough.
Okay, everyone and their mother knows the history of Super Mario Bros. If you know all this like the back of your hand feel free to scroll down and read the rest of the entries. In Japan, Super Mario Bros. The sequel to one of the most popular games of all was essentially the same game retooled with a new ground tile, a wind effect and made significantly more difficult, almost absurdly so. Instead, Phillips suggested Doki Doki Panic be translated and westernized.
When the game arrived in America under the title Super Mario Bros. Several years later inNintendo released enhanced remakes of both versions of Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels. S From parsley Castle. Wai Wai World is in trouble! The Konami Heroes have all been kidnapped! To rescue them, the brilliant Dr. Cinnamon builds two androids — Konami Man and Konami Lady. Luckily, Dr. Cinnamon has created a hero that can stop him. Can he save the princess, by traveling through all of Wai Wai world?
Why you should play them. The Wai Wai World games are basically tributes to other Konami games released for the Famicom hardware. Both are excellent platformers that feature many characters from other popular Konami games. Both games use their own game engine where the playable characters control the same. Ever wanted to play a game where Simon Belmont has less ridged jumping or Goemon can reach targets despite being short?
Wai Wai World is for you. The second game is even better than the first. Replacing Konami Man and Konami Girl is the new character of Rickie, who can double jump and fire a short range blaster in three directions just like Samus from Metroid.
This time around the stages are oddly auto scrolling to keep the pacing in check, and there are even more playable cameo characters like Bill from Contra and Upa from Bio Marcile Upa. Music is a big component of both games. Each character has a main overture theme that plays hen you play as that character. These games were the first appearances of Konami Man and Konami Girl. You Keep Looking find English translations of both games on Romhacking.
Borrowing ideas from many Konami properties, the Wai Wai World games likely stirred the flames behind the success of Parodius and other cross-over games. It can be played 2 player co-op as well, so grab a friend and kick some ninja robot ass. The Japanese version also offers an options menu not present in the North American version.
Blaster Master. Not being particularly smart, Jason follows Fred down the hole hoping to find him. Instead Jason finds himself in a mysterious land fill of many dangers. Luckily for him, he soon discovers a powersuit and blaster, as well as the fully functional battletank, SOFIA the 3rd. He uses this tank to find new weapons and parts to the SOFIA tank that will allow him to explore this land in search for Fred, his freedom loving mutant frog.
Will Jason find Fred?! Another Sunsoft classic that fires on all cylinders, to play Blaster Master is to love Blaster Master. This is absolutely a must-have for any collection. The Japanese version has a completely different story and the cutscenes with the frog was completely added in later for the North American release.
The game features a Famous grenade exploit. When you hit a boss with a grenade, immediately press start as the grenade connects. While your holding start the grenade acts like a multiple grenade bomb.
This continuosly hits your opponent until its dead. This exploit was prodoinently featured in early Nintendo Power magainze ads as a free example of the tips you could learn from reading NP.
There have been a few Blaster Master sequels over the years for systems such as the Sega Genesis and Sony Playstation. None are nearly as good as the original though. The game was also ported to the GBC, though its nearly impossible to play thanks to the reduced screen resolution. The third World War which encircled the globe ends in a devastating thermal-nuclear apocalypse and brings about an end to human civilization.
The surviving humans concluded that they could never repeat their mistakes and build a great flying tower in the sky to watch over the world, fitted with extraordinary weaponry that could be used against anyone who attempted war again. One hundred years later, the remains of humanity have reverted back to a medieval state. Showing a Psyduck having a nap in a hammock on a tropical island, this legendary Trainer Card sells for a whole lot of cash thanks to its rarity.
This set will be released to the public on August 14, Weve got early access here so you can see what some of the most awesome cards look like and whats included in the set before said set hits stores. First take a peek at the two sorts of standard shiny foil youll be seeing in this set. On the left youve got the standard rare foil Blaziken, complete with the piano keys of shiny foil in the cards main artwork.
On the right youll see the reverse holo, or reverse shiny version of the same card. Like most modern Pokemon TCG sets, you have the opportunity to find more than one rare card per pack.
Each pack has at least one shiny holographic card that one card can be common, uncommon, or rare. Each pack is arranged with common cards first, then the shiny card, the rare card, then three uncommons and an energy card.
The Rainbow V version of the Scizor card has a completely different illustration, and a far more flat application of color. This card, like most Rainbow versions of Pokemon in the card game, has a blast of color behind it, and silver borders, as well as a textured top layer. This edition of the original English language Base Set Charizard card features the same artwork by Mitsuhiro Arita, but it lacks the 1st Edition stamp and also features a drop shadow to the right of the art panel.
To combat these complaints they added a shadow effect to the right side of the art panel. While the shadow may have made the card look more aesthetically pleasing back in the day, today it does carry a more affordable price tag.
If you ever wanted proof about how much a Pokemon cards price can change just because of the Pokemon on it, you need to look further than the Pokemon Players Club Shiny Espeon. This card is almost identical in story to the Umbreon card you saw just a moment ago, but required only 40, experience points instead of 70, This is likely because Espeons shiny form is more noticeable than Umbreons, since the bright neon-green fur is a lot more distinctive and Espeon has its own unique degree of popularity.
Carrying the powerful Water-type move Hydro Pumpthis version of Blastoise was a pretty impressive card to carry in your deck back in the day, but at this point its still a solid collectible card.
With the exception of Base Set, and maybe some promos or a handful energy cards,almost every release has a symbol to identify it by. At low levels you may not see all the points added straight away. Since 4 EVs equals one stat point, if you want to max out a particular stat its only useful to get EVs.
The last 3 EVs would be wasted. However, in practice its a chore to count exactly how many EVs you have obtained so you may wish to simply max out a particular stat and forego a point or two. When a series has been around for more than two decades across various types of media, its bound to spawn a bunch of questions that come up all the time. There are a few questions that are asked all the time by fans, especially when theyre newer to the series.
Here are some of the most commonly-asked questions, and the shortest possible answers to them. A whole new set of Pokemon are coming to Pokemon Go. While were still probably a few months away from the release of Gen 3 Pokemonits never too early to start looking at some of the new Pokemon and see how they might impact the game. Were going to take a look at all of the Pokemon that will be included in Pokemon Go s next wave of releases based on their types.
While one of the games most powerful Pokemon is a Dark-Type, theres only a handful of Dark-Types in the game so far, and most cant be used in any sort of attack or defense scenarios. However, a flood of Dark-Type Pokemon is coming, many of which will be solid secondary attackers or defenders for those who want to fill out a team of Dark-Type Pokemon.
Heres a look at the Dark-Type Pokemon coming to the game:. They are in the Crumbling Tower which requires a Mach Bike to get to the top. They can be brought back to life by a Devon worker in Rustboro City. You can get the Fossil you did not choose after beating the Elite 4 and going to the Fossil maniacs house. The first thing that you should know about the Galar Pokedex is that there is a specific number of new Pokemon and another number of Pokemon that can be caught in the region or brought in from your other Pokemon games like Lets Go and Pokemon GO.
As far as new Galarian Pokemon go, there are a whopping total of 80 critters that youll be able to find. Its set in the Hisui Region, in an age long ago.
As more are added and confirmed, well be sure to update this guide. Evolution does not occur automatically instead, it must be manually triggered. Evolution is explained in Story Mode as an effect of the world being in a state of danger.
Similarly, in both Gates to Infinity and Super PMD players can evolve after both completing the game and reuniting the main character and partner. It is achieved by attaching an Awakening Emera on to a Looplet. Pokemon Go has new mechanics that add depth to the gameplay. With Mega Evolutions, select Pokemon can become more powerful versions of themselves for a limited amount of time.
To activate this feature, youll need to accrue Mega Energy for the Pokemon you wish to evolve. The best way to score Mega Energy is by beating Mega Raids as fast as you can. Neither of them are as potent as Gyarados, but they still require candy to evolve.
You dont have to evolve everything you come across. With patience, you could potentially find a Blastoise, or even a Charizard, out in the wild. Maybe even a Gyarados. Just dont expect Mew or any of the legendary birds, howeveralthough their existence has been found in the games code. Theyre locked away for now, but one day, well get em.
The days when you could easily list every single creature available in Pokemon Go are long, long over. Theres now a huge number of Pokemon in the game in fact, theres now more different species in Pokemon Go than remain to be added. Counting the exact numbers can be challenging, however. The Pokedex is not made equal. Some Pokemon have different regional variants that are completely different Pokemon for all intents and purposes but share a Pokedex number. Others have multiple forms that share a Pokedex number.
Some, like Eevee, play by their own rules, with a wide range of Eevee Evolutions that each counts as a separate unique Pokemon. This makes the simple act of counting them all a bit of a headache and once you factor in all the various Pokemon typeskeeping track of everything becomes a real headache. But if youre just looking to get a broad idea of how many there are in the game right now, heres a rundown:. The best order in which to play the mainline Pokemon RPG games is the order in which they were released.
This way, youll be gradually introduced to new regions and more cute critters as you go, rather than being absolutely overwhelmed at the start of your journey. Weve omitted spinoff titles like Pokemon Snap on this list, because really you can dip into those whenever you want, and youll have a nice time without having to worry about the timeline. So youve captured the gym and put your best team in it. Youre set, right?
Theres no way someone is going to take it from you. That used to be the case, but with the latest update things have changed. Now you have to take into account motivation, which is your Pokemons willingness to fight translated in combat power. Every day you hold a gym, the CP of your Pokemon drops. Once it hits zero, your Pokemon get kicked out of the gym unless you feed berries to each one holding it.
To make matters worse, Pokemon with CP above 3, lose motivation faster. This ensures a more dynamic map, but also makes it harder to hold gyms. Thats why youll want to keep yourself well stocked with berries so you can keep your Pokemon in fighting shape. Remember that you can rematch Cliff if you lose the first time. Moltres is the final member of the legendary bird trio that hails from the Kanto region the other members being Articuno and Zapdoswith Lugiafrom the Johto region, being the master of the trio.
Inspiration for Moltres most likely came from the various firebirds that appear in different mythologies, with the focus either being the Vermilion Bird or the phoenix. The Vermilion Bird, known as Suzaku in Japanese, is one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations and is often depicted as a red bird covered in flames.
Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy. You can earn extra Premier Balls for battling with friends and defeatingLugia more quickly. In an encounter withLugia, your chance of catching it is greatest when the target ring is smallenough for you score Excellent Throws. Throwing Curveballs can improve yourchances even more.
Watch Lugia to get a feel for itscycle of movement and the pauses in between that cycle. During one of thesepauses, wait for the target ring to reappear, and then throw as it starts togrow smaller to increase your odds of making a Great Throw or an ExcellentThrow.
Berries can help you catch Lugia. If you find yourself failing to land any throws, a Nanab Berry will calmLugia, making its movements less erratic and allowing you to make precisethrows more easily. In order to get Tyranitar normally, players will have to evolve it up from Larvitar.
Youll Find Me - Various - Hardcore Generation 97 - Top 100 (CD) will require 25 Larvitar candies in order to evolve into Pupitar, which will then require more Tyranitar candies in order to evolve into Tyranitar. Being a fully evolved Pokemon in a three-stage evolutionary line, there are quite a lot of moves that Tyranitar can learn.
Before deciding on a moveset, it is highly recommended to pay the Stardust and candy price in Tyranitars profile menu in order to unlock the ability to use a second charge move. They usually live in caves, marshes or similar places. Some of them are also based on poisonous plants. This shows how insects and plants are toxic in real life. For example, Koffing is like a ball of smoke, Crobat has the speed and the secret of a ninja and Toxicroak has legs that make him look like a ninja.
Some types of poison also resemble the types of pollution. Garbodor represents waste pollution, Weezing, air pollution and Muk, wastewater pollution. It is interesting to note that not all types of poison are based on poisonous or poisonous substances.
The type of poison is related to the effects of a poisoned and poisoned state, which are mainly produced by movements similar to poisons. Thats made it much more popular in Gyms. Ground and rock type, Rhydon is weak against ground, steel, fight, and ice-type moves, and double weak against grass types. Its the additional double weakness against water types that really hurts, Rhydon, though, given how powerful and ubiquitous water types are in the current game. Best counter : Vaporeon with water gun and hydro pump.
Its a devastating jab with a killer uppercut that puts Rhydon down fast. That includes Lapras with hydro pump and Exeggutor, Victreebel, and Vileplume with solar beam. Because Rhydon is also weak against fighting, Machamp is also a damaging option. Its dark and rock type, however, makes it weak against bug, grass, fairy, ground, steel, and water types. Its formidable strength cancels a lot of that out, but it doesnt cancel out this Tyranitar is double weak against fighter types.
Best counter : Machamp with Counter and Dynamic Punch. Goes through Tyranitar like a Jaeger through a Kaiju. Other options : Any other fighter with double fighter-type movesets, which gives them same type attack bonus and takes advantage of Tyranitars double weakness. That includes Machamp with lesser, legacy movesets, Haracross. Vaporeon, given its power and Tyranitars single weakness to water, is a good fallback as well, with Poliwrath following behind.
Tyranitar has some of the most powerful moves, and you should make sure you know them. His strongest shots are the smack down and the return. As for resilience, it withstands the following blows.
However, make sure you choose the right measurement equipment. Battling against water Pokemon can be tricky because there are so many of them in fact, there are more water type Pokemon than any other type! That makes for a lot of different battle strategies!
And, water typing has now been paired with every other type which further complicates their weaknesses and resistances. Tyranitars plethora of builds and role options make it a difficult Pokemon to predict, which is why its often used as a lead Pokemon. Leading with Tyranitar and capitalizing on its unpredictability can give you the edge over your opponent in the early game and make battle conditions more favorable for your team! If you encounter Sierras Kingdra, it can use water, dragon, and ice moves.
Funnily enough, it is weak to both fairy and dragon moves, but be careful with dragon type counters if Kingdra is using dragon moves! Not to mention, she often switches around her line up, just like her fellow Leaders. Weve put together a list of the best counters to use against her, to give you that necessary edge in battle. Thats where we come in! So far, there are four different tiers of raids with varying levels of difficulty. Level 1 and Level 2 raids can be defeated by a single player with ease, but Level 3 and Level 4 raids are proving to be much more difficult for players.
While two players can beat a Level 3 Raid Boss, players will need to form teams of three or more to face a Level 4 Raid Boss. Mixed with its 1. Weather Conditions that could play into this battle include:. This score is an overall performance number from 0 towhere is the best Pokemon in that league and category.
Use this score to compare overall performance between Pokemon for example, the difference between the 1 and 50 Pokemon may not be the same as the difference between the 50 and Pokemon.
This score also allows you to see the parity in different leagues and categories. Trainer Battles feature a wide variety of scenarios, especially involving shields.
In order to give a fuller picture, our overall rankings are derived from additional sets of rankings, where battles are simulated with different roles in mind. You can explore rankings for each of the following categories:.
Different Pokemon may succeed in different scenarios, so use these categories to help determine when a particular Pokemon would be the most valuable. What is water-type weak to in Pokemon sword? Water Pokemon are weak against Electric and Grass types. What is snorlax weakness? Snorlax is a Normal type, so its only weakness is Fighting-type moves. It has a high max CP of 3, at level 51 and a great defense, which makes it a good option for defending gyms. Can gyarados learn fly? Gyarados has some of the highest HP stats in the game, complemented by great Attack, Defense, Speed and Special ratings.
A Dark and Fire type originally discovered in the Johto region of Gen II, Houndoom is a fiendish canine capable of inflicting severe burns with its toxic, fiery breath. It remains a Dark and Fire type when Mega Evolved, but also gets a huge stat boost. If you manage to collect six of these, youll be able to combine them and craft a Rocket Radar. This handy item reveals the location of any Leader Hideouts that are in close proximity to you.
Once youve defeated a Cliff, your Rocket Radar will disappear, so you will need to either purchase a new one from the Shop or locate and combine six more Mysterious Components in order to battle more Leaders. This Pokemon should be available in the game soon though, because the 6th generation of Pokemon have already started to roll out. Sylveon is an upcoming Eeveelution from the Kalos region and its just one of the many Fairy types coming with Gen 6!
Given how adorable the Pokemon looks, Pokemon Go trainers were very excited about the Pokemon coming into the game. Although no specific date has been announced for the Svlveon launch in Pokemon Go yet, since 6th generation Pokemon have been dropping in the game already, it can be expected Youll Find Me - Various - Hardcore Generation 97 - Top 100 (CD) this Pokemon will arrive in the game soon too.
All that the trainers need to do is set the nickname of the Pokemon corresponding to the form they want. Using these nicknames will guarantee the evolution into the mentioned forms, provided that the trainers have the necessary amount of 25 candies for the evolution.
This includes the OGs from Gen. Most Eevee-lutions are random. Still, it was initially theorized that giving it the appropriate nickname would guarantee a type of Eevee Keep Looking appear after evolving. Youll be Youll Find Me - Various - Hardcore Generation 97 - Top 100 (CD) to evolve your own Eevee into Sylveon by earning hearts when its your buddy. Sylveon is a Fairy-type Eevee evolution introduced as part of Generation 6, which takes inspiration from the Karlos region, northern France.
Sylveon possesses the ability Cute Charm and Pixilate. This is reason enough to believe it will be able to deal decent damage but will probably pitch in with supporting the team with hinderances as well.
Raid battles during Part 2 will be heavy on the Eevee. Sylveon-inspired avatar items will appear during Part 2 in the in-game shop. You will be able to evolve an Eevee into Sylveon by keeping an Eevee as a Buddy Pokemon and earning a requisite amount of hearts. Once you get enough hearts, the evolve button silhouette will turn to Sylveon, and evolution should work!
If you want to try your luck before this is verified, name your Eevee Kira and tap the evolve button. And good luck to you! Sylveon will soon be making its Pokemon Go debut. This guide will show players the different methods to evolve Eevee into Sylveon in the game. Sylveon is finally making its Pokemon Go debut in a future update. This guide will show players how they can evolve their Eevee into a Sylveon.
When Kalos Pokemon were introduced into the game last year, many players were eager to find out when the newest Eevee-lution will be making its debut. For several months, players have eagerly hunted for a perfect or Shiny Eevee to evolve into this new Pokemon.
Now, there is finally a release date on the horizon to obtain it. Here is how players can evolve their Eevee into a Sylveon in Pokemon Go. Sylveon was introduced to the series back in Pokemon X and Y. This is the first time a mainline entry went full 3D and introduced tons of firsts for the series. This is also the generation that brought Fairy typing into the mix. This acted as a direct counter to the Dragon-type Pokemon in the game since they were incredibly broken beforehand.
Sylveon was actually the first Fairy Pokemon to be introduced when the typing was first announced. Here is how players can evolve their Eevee into a Sylveon. On May 25,it will show up in the second part of the Luminous Legends Y event.
There will also be other Eevee-related opportunities and new items. As with Espeon and Umbreon, two other Eeveelutions that involve friendship levels, youll have to set the character as your buddy.
However, instead of only walking with it, other heart-raising activities like taking pictures, playing, and feeding berries will help. There will also Eevees in 7km eggs, Eevees more often in the wild, other evolved forms in Raids, Eevee Field Research Tasks, and a Sylveon avatar hoodie. Since its a new game with a big universe to build around, there may be hundreds of potential Pokemon entering the game in the future.
Some of these were recently revealed by the Twitter account Eclipse, which is known for its reliable information leaks. The list includes Pokemon that could be either playable or wild pokemon such as Bouffalant or Zapdos. On the list are some interesting Pokemon like Victini, Xerneas, and Jirachi, which are all fan favorites.
A total of 15 Pokemon with an unidentified role are mentioned, so expect that upcoming releases to have some of these included. Sylveon will start off as an Eevee and evolves into Sylveon at Lvl.
Sylveon begins each match as Eevee, and it will evolve into Sylveon at Lv. Eevees basic attack becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, dealing increased damage when it hits. When Eevee evolves into Sylveon, its boosted basic attacks will also increase its movement speed for a short time when they hit. Eevee starts out with the Ability Adaptability, which increases Eevees Sp.
Atk for a short period whenever it deals or receives damage. Atk and Sp. Def for a short time whenever it deals or receives damage. When Eevee reaches Lv. At Lv. Sylveon is somewhat similar to other ranged special attackers, like Ninetales or Cramorant.
When you acquire its Unite License, it will come pre-equipped with at least two held items, depending on which ones you currently own and what level theyre currently at. If you have a build for this style of fighter that you already like, itll probably be easiest to outfit Sylveon with that.
If youre not quite sure, try to equip items that emphasize the eeveelutions strengths and make up for its weaknesses. To help with its lackluster endurance, you can try out the Focus Band or Assault Vest. The first, and easiest, way to evolve Eevee into its evolutions is whats known as the nickname trick. Trainers can guarantee any of Eevees evolutions in Pokemon Go once each using this Eevee nickname method. Simply nicknaming your Eevee one of the special names will grant trainers the Eeveelution of their choice.
Use 25 Eevee candy and your Eevee will evolve to the evolution with the corresponding nickname. Choose carefully trainers because once this trick is done once for each species, you wont be able to do it again. It will be arriving in the Luminous Legends Y event, which kicks off May However, Sylveon wont be making its appearance the second part, on May Its been revealed that how players evolve Eevee into Sylveon will earn hearts when Eevee is your buddy. This tracks pretty closely with the standard game as an Eevee had enough friendship points to evolve into Sylveon.
Although, other Eevee evolutions also require this step, which means there will be a bit more well have to do when Sylveon does release. Well be learning more about it on May Sylveon is the Fairy-type evolution for Eevee.
This is the final Eevee evolution that many players have been waiting for. Following the Luminous Legends Y event, youll still be able to evolve any Eevee you capture into a Sylveon, so long as you follow the exact steps.
Alternatively, Sylveon will have an evolution name trick, which means if you give an Eevee this name, it will evolve into a Sylveon, but you can only do it once. So, lets come to the real question, i. But, as of now, you can only evolve up to generation four Eeveelutions such as Leafeon, Espeon, Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon. But, well update the exact procedure to evolve Sylveon as soon as Niantic releases it in the game.
It would be interesting to add this amazing Pokemon to your team in Pokemon GO as it is one of the most amazing Pokemon. So, we have decided to bring a guide about this upcoming Pokemon. Here, you will get the complete details related to the Pokemon GO Sylveon Release Date, the shiny version of this amazing Pokemon in the game, and other information about it. Lets explore the release date of Sylveon in Pokemon GO without any delay. You can also read: Best Trusted Bottleneck Calculator Pokemon GO is going to debut Sylveon during the Luminous Legends Y event, and players can anticipate this Fairy-type Pokemon arriving on their phone screens later this month.
In the second part of the event, which begins on May 25 and ends on May 31, will feature Sylveon. If that pattern holds true for future content drops, expect Sylveon to command the same price. This section of the event kicks off on Tuesday, May 25 at 10 am Local Time. This is the time when Sylveon will become available to players across the globe. Baby-Doll Eyes will come in as the other starting option, giving Eevee the Fairy-type move it traditionally needs to evolve into Sylveon.
Disarming Voice, on the other hand, will retain its ability to stun targets in place just like Baby-Doll Eyes. This is probably what was shown affecting Ludicolo in the reveal trailer. Galarian corsola pokemon go. Head to wild area called giants mirror when the weather is overcast to. In pokemon sword it can only be obtained via trading. In the alola region mareanie and toxapex are natural predators of corsola.
As we mentioned earlier corsola can exclusively be found in the wild in pokemon shield but that doesnt mean that you cant add one to your pokedex. Galarian corsola location how to get corsola. In short heres how to get galarian corsola in pokemon sword shield. Its form reflects the sea it once lived in. Similar to alolan forms in the previous pokemon generation galarian forms make their appearance in sword and shield including koffing ponyta darumaka and the one well go over corsola.
Its easily missed and easily underrated and overlooked in battle so this is both a catching guide and a battling and moveset guide. Galarian corsola is exclusive to the shield version of the game. You need to have pokemon shield to catch it.
How to get galarian corsola in pokemon sword. The branches cannot cause injures or pain but they immobilize the victim until galarian corsola lets them go. They are commonly found in the remains of prehistoric seas and while they can be mistaken for ordinary rocks they will curse anybody who kicks them by accident. Galarian corsola is a beautiful and strong baby. After giving away the Galarian Forms of Mr. Mime and Ponyta, players can obtain a Galarian Corsola from now until June From June 12 through 18, Galarian Meowth will be available.
It will regrow any branches that break off its head. People keep particularly beautiful Corsola branches as charms to promote safe childbirth. In prehistoric times, many lived in the oceans around the Galar region as well. We look forward to grabbing one ourselves! There are multiple Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield, that have special regional variants. Corsola is one of those Pokemon in the game.
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