Some Arcade games now! There seem to be several thousand of these on the machine, it’s overwhelming!
First one is AB Cop. AB stands for Air Bike. It’s a super scaler game where you ride on the jet bike and run into a set number of other bikes per stage, then there’s a boss battle at the end. It has a dizzying sense of speed. I don’t endorse being a cop and subjecting a variety of biomutants, gangsters, and cocain ninjas (on superbikes) to wanton extrajudicial violence.
I dove into the Lynx games to find STUN Runner, which I played a few levels previously. It’s a very blocky tunnel 3D racer. You hit boost pads and avoid obstacles. If you go fast enough the entire screen flashes with alternating colors and I think I almost got a headache. The sense of speed and lack of control is palpable, but mainly I’m just amazed they managed some form of 3D graphics…for the Lynx
Last one for today, i feel no weird games post is going to be complete without a stop at the N64 Port of Daikatana. Most N64 ports are cursed, and Daikatana is also cursed. so this is a DOUBLE CURSED game.
This sure is a Quake 2 engine game running on the N64, I will give it that much. The C buttons are apparently mapped to directional input, and the left stick is mapped to looking up down left and right. So they’re flipped from conventional Console FPS Controls. I think if I went into the settings I could flip enough of them for this game and get close to the real deal. This even has a radial menu for weapon selection, so ahead of it’s time! Unlike regular console FPSes, there’s no bullet magnetism or targeting assistance, so you basically stand in front of a bunch of turrets that are constantly firing at you, trying to aim and fire before dying. There’s frogs and dragonflys in the level.
Unfortunately much like Hero Kid I was stopped by this obstacle, Crouch isn’t mapped to the controls and thus I was defeated by a partially opened door