For a long while this has been a game that interested me. It looked like an ok platformer and I liked the cover for it. I found it interesting that the cartridge for this game doesn’t have the normal ridges on the edges like most Japanese Mega Drive games do. Maybe that’s how TAITO did their carts? It’s funny how it looks a bit unfinished.
It’s also interesting that this game (and a few others I’ve noticed) doesn’t have any screen shots on the back. If you were to pick up this game at the store the case wouldn’t give you any idea of what kind of game it is.
Of course I tested it out and it’s a bit rough around the edges but not bad. It’s a platformer and even though the levels go from left to right there is still some exploring involved. And if you can figure out where to transform into your different forms (Winged Man, Merman, Centaur) it really pays off. The level one boss was easy but still enjoyable. It’s also sporting some pretty good 16-bit tunes as well. I’m sure I’ll be playing this one again.
Saint Sword $22.50 including shipping.
Well how about that. A good friend of mine fired off a quick IM to me today to show off his Sega Master System Collection that he just pulled out of storage and gave a home.
He calls it “The Master Shelf”. He’s cheeky like that.
I’m loving my video game collection and I’m realizing that it’s even more fun when I see others are feeling the same love for their own collections. I can easily add stopxwhispering and geewl to this list as well.
I got a real kick out of seeing this picture. I really do like how he’s faced the games. Some of his highlights are well presented and everything looks neat and clean. Although if he moved one game from the second section from the left to the far left the symmetry would be much better! You listening Kalman?
He’s a wildly awesome artist so I can’t help but think he’s done that on purpose for artistic expression or some je ne sais quoi… I don’t know, he’s the artist.
Kalman’s Sega Master System Collection
Kalman’s Phantasy Star Prototype.
And when I’m talking about Kalman I can’t help but think of my Phantasy Star poster that he’s working on for me. The image to the right is a mock-up of what he has in mind based on some of the things I wanted to see. I’m very excited about being the proxy for bringing some new (and what will be very cool) Phantasy Star 1 artwork into the world 😀
Here’s the link where Kalman posted his collection. And don’t miss out on his site for a sample of his work at I am Kalman. Seriously, he’s the real deal. Want your own custom art work? Just ask him: firstname.lastname@example.org
See what I mean. The real deal.
Thanks Kalman! You made my day today!