I’ve been enjoying Revival Xanadu (easy version) and Popful Mail a lot on PC-9801. Might have screwed myself in Xanadu, though. Foolishly thinking enemies would just respawn on the floor I’m in. They don’t! So now I don’t have any lanterns, or money to get any keys, or any means of doing so by farming any from enemies unless I go to the next floor… but if I level up, then the key prices go up! Anyway Easy Version is still hard. But it rules anyway.
I’m really in love with the two color backgrounds.
I still haven’t finished any version of Popful Mail, but I’m really more drawn to the PC-9801 version. There’s a lot of extra charm to it that isn’t quite fully recreated in the Sega CD/PCECD versions (though I do like the voices and localization for that one). I was kinda not down on bump mechanics for a while, but these two games have kinda made me warm up to them.