Friday, December 12, 2014

Gameplay: Raiden III (PC)

Today I show you Raiden III for PC released on GOG and Steam of this year.  The game was originally released for Arcade, PS2, PC, PS3 and mobile devices. Originally in North America the only way to play this game was on the PS2 back in 2007.  In Japan it was first released on the Arcade and shortly after ported to the PS2 and Windows PC.  In North America we didn't see it on PC until 2014 and it is a straight port of the Japanese release with English Translation.

The game is meant to be played on a Vertical Screen.  When playing it on a widescreen it will be played on a square dead center of the screen with black borders on the left and right.  It can be stretched but not to the full length of the screen.

There is a few minor parts in the video where you'll see video lag that is from the video capturing software not the game itself.

You can get the game at the following links:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Gameplay: Dead or Alive 2 (Dreamcast)

In this Gameplay video I show you Dead or Alive 2 for the Sega Dreamcast.  This is one of those games that really showed the power of the system.  A lot of people would say the Dreamcast is so old but the system really knew how to push the limits for a console made in 1999.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Gameplay: Capcom vs SNK 2 (Dreamcast)

In this Gameplay I show you Capcom vs SNK 2 for the Sega Dreamcast.  This is another title that did not get released in North America for the Sega Dreamcast.  However you can get this game in North America for the PS2 and an upgraded version called Capcom vs SNK 2 EO for the Xbox and Gamecube.

Of course I'd prefer to play this on a system that is best known for great Arcade games which is the Sega Dreamcast. Of course most ports came from Naomi (Arcade Unit)  which had similar hardware to the Sega Dreamcast.  Capcom vs SNK 2 is of course another game in the "vs" series of games.

This game includes 3 vs 3 and 1 vs 1 battle modes.  The difference between the PS2 and the Dreamcast version is that the Dreamcast version had Network play and the PS2 didn't.  Another difference and rumored on the net is the PS2 version was a bit faster and probably cause its hardware which is a bit better then the Dreamcast.  Well get ready for an action packed game which has a bit of difficulty but extremely fun and one of the greatest fighters ever.

*You do not need to understand Japanese to play this game.  The Japanese language only appears after each battle and some information text which is not needed for English readers.

Gameplay: Guilty Gear X (Dreamcast)

In this Gameplay I show you Guilty Gear X for the Sega Dreamcast.   This game was only released in Japan for the Sega Dreamcast.  In order for anybody to play the game in North America you could play it on the PS2 but there is nothing better then playing it on a system that was meant to play Arcade games.

The Dreamcast version came with a special mini disk with two bitmap wallpapers and one audio track.  To me the mini disk idea was kind of dumb cause the GD-Rom could play CDDA files no problem (though they didn't implement it) and other games included bitmap wallpapers right on the GD-Rom.  However the mini disk did look interesting to collectors including myself they were just rather useless.

*You do not need to understand Japanese to play this game.  The Japanese language only appears after each battle.