An 8-Bit Game a Day (under the radar edition): Catrap

I can’t really explain why, but I had this urge to play Catrap. I had played the game as a kid, but it didn’t really hold my interest for very long. This was probably due to wanting to play something more action oriented, but it might have also been due to thinking puzzle games were dumb.

I played the game multiple times over the last few years with use of an emulator, and on the 3DS after purchasing it from the e-shop, and I have to say that this is an underrated game. The game is pretty easy to start, you spend time getting used to moving around, pushing blocks, and knocking out enemies. You’ll even begin to use your ability to rewind time, which is a little mind-blowing considering this game was released almost 25 years ago, and it seems like it’s a staple that’s been in video games forever.

If you’re a fan of puzzle games, I would suggest checking it out. I would suggest playing either with an emulator, or spending the $3 to get it through the Nintendo e-shop. If you’re one of those types who just has to play the real deal, you can get the game for about $20, but if you’re looking for a copy complete with the box, you’ll easily be spending over $50.

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8-Bit Game a Day: Hudson’s Adventure Island (Revisited)

It’s been awhile since I’ve had any sort of update. I’m quietly working on putting some stuff together, but unfortunately I haven’t had the time to do any serious work. In the meantime, check out the video blog on Youtube. This episode is from back in June, so it’s not too old.

I should have a mini-episode ready to go pretty soon.