Things I Hate: Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand

Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand Nintendo GBA

This GBA game made quite a buzz in the video game media world. All the magazines and websites were all raving about it, or at least one part of it. What’s that part of it?

Sunlight sensor Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand Nintendo GBA Konami

Well the game had a sensor to detect sunlight, and playing on a sunny day would be ideal. Except you had to be outside, and that made the screen hard to see with the glare. And no a light-bulb doesn’t work.

Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand

The game is like Castlevania meets Metal Gear. Which is good and bad in some ways.

Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand Konami

Except the difficulty is extremely hard unless you play in the sun. It’s a innovative idea I admit, but seriously it just ruined the game for me.

Video Game History: Kid Dracula

Kid Dracula Nintendo game boy boxart

Kid Dracula was a Gameboy game released in 1993, however it is a remix/sequel to a eariler Famicom game named Akumaj┼Ź Special: Boku Dracula-kun. It’s also one of the few spin-offs in the Castlevania series. I had a few friends who had their time to play it, but by the time I heard of it, all the older copies were rare to be found.




Kid Dracula Nintendo Famicom

I’m rather tempted to try out the Famicom version though as long as it’s not text-heavy. I like all the color in the game, and it looks like a decent spin-off and side-scroller.



Final boss kid Dracula Nintendo Famicom

Well anway both versions featured Kid Dracula who is challenged by the monster Garamoth/Galamoth.



Galamoth Castlevania Symphony of the Night PS1 Konami

For those who think Kid Dracula was actually Alucard, take note that Galamoth makes a cameo in Symphony of the Night as one of the later bosses. I remember fighting him too, he was really tough.



Kid Dracula Nintendo game boy Konami

To be honest I hope Kid Dracula arrives digitally one day.

Things I Like: Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth WiiWare

When I heard they were making a Castlevania directly for the WiiWare service I was a little skeptical. Most games that come directly on those services are junk if they’re not older games.

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Nintendo wii

Surprisingly The Adventure ReBirth is a faithful and good edition to the classic Castlevania games.

Grim reaper death boss battle Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Nintendo Wii

Even though I’m more of a Metroidvania fan (Castlevania games that play like Super Metroid), I had a really good time working my up to the darkest creatures of the night. I was also glad that ReBirth was much easier than most of the classic Castlevania. Meaning I could actually beat the final boss this time around.

Things I Hate: Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence ps2 Konami

I rented this a few years back, and despite some good buzz pre-release among the game magazines I thought this one was pretty disappointing.

Leon Belmont Castlevania: Lament of Innocence ps2 Konami

It had a decent combat engine, sorta Devil May Cry meets Castlevania.

Golem boss Castlevania: Lament of Innocence ps2 Konami

However the castle felt boring with empty halls, awkward platforming, and pointless wandering. I returned this back to Blockbuster before you could blink.

Things I Like: Vegeta (Dragon Ball FighterZ)

Vegeta dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

What’s a Dragon Ball Z/Super game without the Prince of All Saiyans? Good thing Vegeta is one of the best fighters in the game, like he is in the shows and movies.

Vegeta injured dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

In the story, we find Vegeta also killed by Frieza. Wouldn’t have been the first time, but Goku and friends make it in time to save him.

Super Saiyans vegeta and goku dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

Then Vegeta joins Goku in his quest to figure out what is going on. There’s a lot of clones to defeat.

Vegeta goku Piccolo vs Android 21 dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

And the new Android 21 wants to turn them all into candy and take their energy…great.

Vegeta uses big bang attack dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

Vegeta does prove to be useful in the fight against Android 21.

Vegeta kicks Android 21 dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

In the story mode, I used him more often than not. With Goku, Frieza, and Vegeta on my team, there weren’t many CPU challenges too tough for me.

Vegeta vs Goku dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Xbox One PS4

Online he does pretty well too. Though people still could easily knock my health down with him, if they knew what they were doing.