Devil World is quite an interesting game. It was the very first Famicom game that Shigeru Miyamoto was ever involved with, all the way back in 1984, so it predates Super Mario Bros. The game did get a european release in 1987, but it was only recently that the game has finally gotten an official release in the US when it was included in the latest update for Nintendo Switch Online, along with Castlevania Legends, and a samurai game I don't remember the name of (which is a Famicom Disk System title that also hasn't gotten released in the US until now). I do have a reproduction cart of Devil World, though seeing as the game doesn't require any japanese reading skill, I could have probably just gotten an official Famicom copy and played it on my toaster NES unit via a converter. But anyway, it's great that it finally is available officially in the US. It's a game I happen to quite enjoy a lot even if it is just a simple Pac-Man clone with a few twists. Pat The NES Punk did a great video about it in 2011 (probably one of his best) which is how I got into the game in the first place:
Oh by the way it is also worth noting that Konami made an unrelated arcade game in 1987 that was also called Devil World, which was released in the US as "Dark Adventure". That game has also recently gotten an Arcade Archives release (when are they going to do Arcade Archives releases for Violent Storm and Metamorphic Force already?? )
Interesting to hear about and looks like it has a lot of charm! Very dodgy vertical step-scrolling though. You used to see that on home computers but rarely on consoles. Maybe that was a limitation of early NES games?
Actually have always wanted to play that arcade game Devil World - after seeing an arcade screenshot in a Spectrum magazine I had when I was a kid. One day, one day...
boogiepop: A little belated, but congrats on the bonus, Miky!
Feb 29, 2024 13:02:59 GMT
tuxedomarty: So wait, they already gave a stand alone physical release to Final Vendetta, but now they are releasing it along with Xenocrisis and Battle Axe on a single game card when I already own one of these three titles on a stand alone game card??
Feb 27, 2024 3:19:25 GMT
Miky: Got a bonus at work! hoping to take my niece and nephew to the arcade this weekend.
Feb 23, 2024 18:34:09 GMT
Riko: Well done for winning in Thrash Rally Marty Has been a long time since I played that!
Feb 15, 2024 16:23:42 GMT
tuxedomarty: Thanks. I am feeling better for the time being.
Feb 15, 2024 10:20:51 GMT
iswy: Hey Tux hope you are now feeling good etc. I can relate somewhat... Had a surgery recently and still on recovery (though now at home, slightly better each day)
Feb 15, 2024 8:58:28 GMT
tuxedomarty: I got 1st in the second race too now, and I have been trying tor HOURS now to get first in the third race (Greece was it?) and I can't do it! I can't get any higher than second! Even studying the playthrough World of Longplays uploaded didn't help!
Feb 11, 2024 23:07:49 GMT
tuxedomarty: I finally got 1st in a race on Thrash Rally. This might be one of the most frustrating racing games ever seeing as you are not ranked by how many cars you are ahead of but how quickly you finish a race.
Feb 10, 2024 22:09:43 GMT
tuxedomarty: I didn't bring my Switch there because I don't feel safe bringing it there, instead I brought the barely functioning iPad which needs to be replaced. But I digress.
Feb 7, 2024 19:29:21 GMT
Riko: Get well soon Marty - Hope you still had access to your Switch while in hospital!
Feb 7, 2024 17:39:58 GMT
tuxedomarty: They kept me there longer than I needed to be (12 hours) doing the same tests and asking the same questions over and over again to the point that I got annoyed. I just wanted to get out of there as quickly as I could and wanted to relax when I got home.
Feb 7, 2024 16:06:04 GMT
pimsbury: Sorry to hear this Marty, I hope all will be well and it's nothing serious!
Feb 7, 2024 1:09:45 GMT
boogiepop: I'm very sorry to hear that, marty. I hope it's nothing and you're out of the hospital soon.
Feb 6, 2024 18:27:03 GMT
tuxedomarty: I am in the hospital again as I type this and I am told that I will need to stay for at least another 24 hours because of what they found in my blood work.
Feb 6, 2024 8:59:33 GMT
boogiepop: Thanks! I sure am too. ><
Feb 6, 2024 0:43:10 GMT
tuxedomarty: Glad you got it back!
Feb 5, 2024 19:57:37 GMT
boogiepop: This weekend I had the wonderful experience of losing my wallet on the subway. Thankfully, some kind soul gave it to the police, so, in the end, I only lost a bit of time and access to my credit card since I immediately cancelled it.
Feb 5, 2024 18:06:14 GMT
pimsbury: CHAT DAY WHOOT!
Feb 4, 2024 17:51:03 GMT
Riko: oh damm yes I almost forgot. It seems like too soon for chat. A month goes quickly!
Feb 4, 2024 17:39:41 GMT
NeoStrayCat: Hi NGF crew, its been a while, stuff happened, but hopefully I'll try to be active here and there again, lol.
Feb 4, 2024 16:37:37 GMT
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