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Personal Projects / Re: Final Fantasy II Renovated
« on: October 25, 2014, 01:03:08 pm »
There are a few bus in this game that have "bugged" me over the years. (I apologize for that pun.  :P ) Mostly based on the lack of overflow check for certain stats. Namely:

HP and MP aren't capped at 9999/999, or at 65535, for that matter. If your HP/MP goes above 65535, it rolls over to 0.

Inn costs roll over to 0 once they top 65535. This bug would be inherently nullified by limiting HP/MP to 9999/999, respectively.

Gil rolls over to 0 once it hits 16777215. This would be fixed by capping it at 9999999.

The Ultima spell doesn't get stronger, ever.

General Discussion / Re: Playing your own Hacks/Translations etc.
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:39:22 pm »
I have never done a full-scale hack of my own, but I've made miniscule improvement patches and assisted with others' hacks. These are games/hacks that I felt would play better with slight modifications, and usually, I was right. I can imagine making a full-scale original hack would leave one feeling overdone though.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Best RPG for the PSX
« on: October 10, 2012, 02:39:20 am »
Guardian's Crusade was a fun little game, though many dismissed it as being a kiddie game. I found it enjoyable.

Gaming Discussion / Re: What are the best obscure NES games out there?
« on: October 07, 2012, 10:07:23 pm »
These are some great examples. Wish I had more time to try these games out at the moment, but I plan to eventually. A few more games I'd like to add:

Metal Storm
I found this to be a fun platformer. It has a great difficulty curve and when you beat the game, you get to play a harder mode, which I found to be one of the most difficult modes of any NES game out there, but still fun.

Galaxy 5000
One of the best racing games I've played on NES. Comparable to RC Pro Am, which was more popular, but you could actually jump in this one, and it's set in a futuristic era.

Mouryou Senki Madara (J)
A game I found through RHDN's news feed, this is one of the best RPGs I've played on the NES. Excellent music, fun strategy-based battles, and a game with an actual storyline.

Not terribly obscure, but worthy of mention simply because I don't think it gets enough recognition for how fun it is. It's way different from the arcade version, which I found to be next to impossible - this version is really hard, but playable and beatable. I have made it as far as the last stage on the actual console.

Little Nemo: The Dream Master
Another well-designed game by Capcom. It's an action-adventure platformer with extremely memorable music. Must be given a chance.

King's Knight
Okay, this game isn't amazing, and I don't think it's all that obscure either. But it is a testament to Squaresoft's non-RPG work, and even includes original music by Nobuo Uematsu, which bears resemblance to music in Final Fantasy games. The gameplay itself can be frustrating, but fun if played the right way.

And now for a few games that I find to be grossly overrated:

Any game in the Wizards and Warriors series
I just don't get it. These games are absolutely terrible, and my main complaint are the controls. There is nothing fun about the knight's movement scheme, in fact, it feels like I have virtually no control. His weapon is the worst part - you can't hit a damn thing.

Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
Maybe I just don't get it, or maybe I don't have a knack for sports games. I just don't find this to be fun.

Kid Icarus
Say what you will, but in reality, it's just a hastily-made adventure game using a primitive Metroid engine. It's also too damn hard.

Gaming Discussion / What are the best obscure NES games out there?
« on: October 01, 2012, 03:12:54 am »
Here's a place to list some games that you like which usually don't show up on anyone's list of top NES games, but are great games nonetheless. They don't have to be too obscure, they can be relatively obscure, but this is the place to give those games recognition.

A few I can think of off the top of my head:

A strategy RPG, sort of reminds me of the board game Risk

Hello Kitty World
A Japanese Balloon Fight clone. It's actually pretty fun, despite being a Hello Kitty game.

Seems to be a precursor to Pop'N'Twinbee.

Power Blade 1 and 2
I only found out about this Taito gem out of curiosity, I've never seen it mentioned anywhere but both games in the series are a lot of fun.

The Krion Conquest / Magical Doropie
A game with similar features to Mega Man, except you play as a witch-like character.

Robo Warrior / Bomber King
A game similar to Bomberman, but with actual lengthy stages and power-ups. I had a lot of fun with this as a kid.

Dragon Fighter
A generic-looking platformer, but has some interesting features such as shapeshifting.

Burai Fighter
An interesting shmup where you play a guy on a jet pack.

Magic of Scheherazade
An action RPG with turn-based RPG elements mixed in.

Newcomer's Board / Re: Introduction Topic
« on: June 25, 2009, 09:56:43 am »
I've been a lurker here for years. Previously, I used the forums at Blitzkrieg Innovations (forums defunct), Dragonsbrethren Industries (forums also defunct), and Slick Productions for all my ROM hacking needs. Since I started using the romhacking.net IRC channel, figured I might as well post here too.

I'm Leviathan Mist. Many of you know me already. I like to play retro games (NES and SNES RPGs being my favorites) and have been into ROM hacking since the late '90's. I can do just about anything besides ASM hacking, but I'm starting to learn that as well. I also tend to not complete the projects I start, but I hope to change that.

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