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    Hi !

    I'd like to wish you all some Happy Holidays !
    I've just published a new update for my site and added a bunch of Super Famicom and Famicom Disk reviews. Also, as a Christmas gift, I've removed all the watermarks from the cover arts/medias & screenshots. Finally I've also reviewed two of Hudson Soft PC Engine Music collections...

    Enjoy !

    List of new reviews:
    Dracula II - Famicom Disk
    Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa - Famicom Disk
    Replicart - Famicom Disk
    Warner No Mori - Famicom Disk

    Battle Cross - Super Famicom
    Bonkers - Super Famicom
    Jerry Boy - Super Famicom
    Mickey Mania - Super Famicom
    Super Back To The Future II - Super Famicom
    Wrecking Crew'98 - Super Famicom

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    Interesting. I ought to play my Mickey Mania cartridge again and see what I think about the hit detection.

    I must've seen the word Bomberman out of the corner of my eye when looking at the Battle Cross screen. Visually, it reminds me at least superficially of Atari's Bad Lands from 1989 (but much prettier).

    And agreed completely on Dracula II. I probably would find myself enjoying it more on playing it now that I'm not completely terrible at platformers like I used to be - not abusing savestates might help. The game gives odd (but not unenjoyable) feelings of uneasiness and exploration, at least on the early plays. It's rather sprawling and unpolished at points though. We had debates back in the day about whether there was meant to be more to the game from somebody's findings about apparently hidden stairways and the like. Certainly an interesting game, but it doesn't live up to the expectations it creates.

    Also, a low point for Konami's cover art. The illustration is not (as Wiki would have you believe) an "homage" to Ravensloft but seems more like a straightforward ripoff. Still, I'm sure the artists were working under tight deadlines.

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    Love your reviews as always. Made me buy Bio Miracle Upa!

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    Ed Oscuro
    Yeah, Dracula II is as difficult and hard to play as I remember it was...
    What you say about Ravenloft is really interesting indeed ! I didn't know about it and you're totally right, the background is definitively a straight rip-off. Awesome ! I read somewhere that all the original early Castlevania artwork was destroyed in the 1995 Kobe earthquake - I wonder if this is true and how much was actually lost...

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    I hope you'll enjoy Bio Miracle Upa - I personnaly really liked it. I also hope you got a good deal, this game can be expensive these days...

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    I'm pretty sure Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa is available on the Virtual Console for 600 Wii Points, so I hope you don't pay too much.
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    Virtual console??? You're paying for a ROM. Get the real thing if you can, if it's way too much or impossible to get, then go for the Wii Virtual Copy, I mean Console.

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    2,500JPY + shipping. No manual, though

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    Totally agree with ya on Battle Cross. I rated it an 8.5/10 myself. I liken it to a "Super Mario Kart slash Super Bomberman" hybrid. Man, if only my gaming group knew about BC back in '94, I bet it would have given NBA Jam and Super Bomberman a run for its money, and that's saying a lot since our group lived off those games religiously back in '93 and '94!

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    No kidding mate !!! I also wished my friends and I knew about this game back in then days ! It would have been a blast to play BC during our Bomberman and Mario Kart intense gaming sessions !!! Oh well...
    I wish they'd still make more wacky games like BC these days... I know the Wii has tons of party games but I sometimes feel that the "controller frenzy" has taken over the "simple but smart" gameplay.

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