Post an old game you just learned existed.

チャルメラ(Charumera) - PlayStation

Developed by Bits Laboratory

Published by Victor Interactive Software

Shōwa era noodle selling sim
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https://easternmind.tumblr.com/post/694414075295350784/charumera

mad music in this one.

https://youtu.be/vZb80XQqf4s

@“rootfifthoctave”#p83943 hmmm this looks like something I should play

On the one hand, given the depths we already sink to, I'm not sure an obscure game watering hole is all that good an idea. On the other hand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwt9bcWcaxk

@“hellomrkearns”#p83938 i didn‘t know about this one either. looks great though. i’d like to try it.

@“Syzygy”#p83965 if you know someone with the means, can you please ask them to do an OST rip? plz & thank you

Technically, I already knew these games existed, but I only just today learned about the motion smoothing aspect.

https://twitter.com/FakeEnormous/status/1562587945252851712

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I'm selling a couple xbox controllers and some guy who's interested told me he wants to buy my Duke to play this.

@“connrrr”#p83997 game rules

@“Video_Game_King”#p83949 another one to add to the list here…

And!! I haven't thought about motion gravure for many years but I never knew what kind of movement was happening there - makes sense to me in 2022 but back in the day I was pretty weirded out by it - that's actually the main reason I looked at the game! I almost reviewed it for insert credit but couldn't put my finger on why it was so odd (the reason is this smoothing plus the weird music)

@“rootfifthoctave”#p83966

[i][size=18]What does an egg sound like . . . ?



Archon. I'm playing the NES version and I believe there are even older PC versions.

Also, I'm really bad at it.

i learned there was a gameboy color moomin game recently

https://www.mobygames.com/game/moomins-tale

https://youtu.be/YxLZGYAkdjY

I never knew about Milano no Arbeit Collection from Westone until July of this year. Absolutely gorgeous, cozy mini game collection with outstanding artwork and animation. I instantly fell in love with it.

https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1546035883417079808?s=20&t=fLUkeh--U1kLpb-cuTqrdA

Every mini-game has easily understandable controls and it feels super simple but fun in a way I was really drawn into. Incredibly charming game, great soundtrack.

In that same month, I also feel like I saw Ginax's Gotzendiener in passing, but never knew what it was exactly. Some minor control issues aside, I found myself really getting into it.
https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1545952645663207425?s=20&t=fLUkeh--U1kLpb-cuTqrdA
It kinda reminds me of Light Crusader in some ways, but with clunkier controls and less manic. Lots of wandering around and solving puzzles than fighting. The magic mechanic is really cool. I love that I have to be near an elemental source to use it, so to use fire on something, I had to drag a candelabra near the thing and then use the flames from that. Flawed, but fascinating and engaging.

Planet Dob. It feels like Moon but with more of a turn of the millennium feel to it.
https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1545920508935360512?s=20&t=fLUkeh--U1kLpb-cuTqrdA
Presentation grabbed me right off the bat, and I love the weird inside building views. PlayStation had so many fun little experimental gems.

Lastly, Magical Dropie on the Famicom. It got a fan translation patch recently, and that's how I found out about it.
https://twitter.com/jjsignal/status/1553850422275608576?s=20&t=fLUkeh--U1kLpb-cuTqrdA
Wasn't expecting it to be a Mega Man clone, but I like how it deals with weapon swapping for various situations. Feels better than Mega Man from that angle, since there's not really a limit to your powers iirc, just gotta know what to switch to for the right situation and go for it! No worrying about running out of ammo and being screwed at the boss.

@“JJSignal”#p84185 This is a great selection and a great setup!