This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a favorite racing game of mine on the Gamecube. It’s Kirby Air Ride!
Plot Synopsis: What you expected a racing game to have a plot?
Gameplay: The gameplay is quite similar to any other racing game, except that Air Ride is different in that you can fly if you get enough speed. I personally loved the City Trial Mode, as it was quite fun to try and get the best machine you could get within the time limit to go against other players with. You also could get legendary machines, one of which would allow you to pretty much fly whenever you wanted to due to it’s high acceleration. That one was my favorite, other than Meta Knight who was cheap as hell.
Music: I don’t remember, but I assume it was fairly standard Kirby music.
Artwork: The artwork was okay, but it’s terrible now.
Overall: If you can find a copy, it’s worth picking up if you can get it cheaply.
For those who like: Super Smash Bros (Same Developer), Racing Games, Kirby, Fun Modes.
This week I’m covering the original casual fighting game. It’s Super Smash Bros.
Plot Synopsis: Wait you were expecting a fighting game to have a plot?
Plot: See above.
Gameplay: The gameplay was good, although some characters were ridiculously overpowered, like Fox or Samus or Ness. Having only 12 characters was the only downside to this game, but at the time it was a lot of characters.
Music: It took music from the various series represented in the game, as well as some original music. Nothing amazing though.
Art: It shows it’s age now, but back in the day it looked pretty freaking good.
Overall: If you’ve never played it you should give it a whirl, just don’t pay more than a few dollars for it.
For those who like: Nintendo games, Fighters, Casual fighting games.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or fighting games with a shallow learning curve.