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Not enough video games with female protagonists? Check those hacks

18 Mar

Mike Mika has a three year old daughter and they play a lot of old games together. Mike’s daughter favorite is Donkey Kong.

Some days ago, she asked him if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She’s played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. The good Mike told her she couldn’t in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that. So what else is a good father supposed to do? Mike decided to hack the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline. He used the 2010 NES Donkey Kong ROM. He has redrawn Mario’s frames and he swapped the palettes in the ROM. He also replaced the M at the top with a P for Pauline.

Now, the little girl can play as Pauline in her unique Donkey Kong: Pauline Edition!

Here’s the DK Pauline patch for download.

This is what Mike Mika told to Wired in a recent interview:

“She was excited! But for all she knew, I just figured out how to get Pauline to work. And that was fine. I wasn’t expecting it to change her life. We played for a bit. And some more. And again later. You know what? She really did seem to enjoy the game more. For whatever reason, she was more motivated to play as Pauline than as Mario. I can’t read into that too much, because it does feel a bit like a new game to her still. So we’ll see how she does after a week with it.”

But this isn’t all folks. Inspired by Mike Mika’s hack, professional animator Kenna W. decided to hack The Legend Of Zelda, in order to make Zelda the main character!

She changed the sprites for the ROM of the decades-old, 8-bit NES game so that Princess Zelda was the hero of the story, playable through the campaign, instead of just being the titular character of the series, and obviously save the poor Link.

“I wished I had someone who could have done that for me. Then I remembered. I’m an adult now. If he could work it out, I could too,”

Enjoy you version of The Legend Of Zelda starring…Zelda!

Download this patch for The Legend Of Zelda here.

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Time for some Ridiculous Fishing!

14 Mar

Ridiculous Fishing

“Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills.”

Basically this is Ridiculous Fishing, a brand new iOS game made by Vlambeer, a Dutch independent game studio founded in 2010 by Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman, creator of Super Crate Box.

Those two guys are quite famous in the indie scene because of their completely nonsense and bonker games, and Ridiculous Fishing isn’t an exception. Take a look at this trailer to understand what we mean…

Understand? Completely mental! WE LOVE IT!

Ridiculous Fishing is out today (March 14th) on the App Store, you can get it here!

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition coming to retail on April 30th

13 Mar

minecraft xbox 360 edition retail disc

We’re happy to announce that Microsoft will bring Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition to retail as a disc-based version!

This version of Minecraft will contain all the same features and content included in the current Xbox 360 Edition version, as well as the new additions coming soon.

The retail disc will hit the stores in the US on April 30, and will cost $19.99. The retail package is also coming to Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June. So, Microsoft…WHERE THE FUCK IS EUROPE?

Slave Of God | Gameplay

8 Mar

slave of god increpare

Few weeks ago we told you about a new upcoming game from Stephen Lavelle, founder of indie developer Increpare Games, but today we want to show you one of his masterpiece. It’s called Slave Of God and probably it is the most disturbing, weird and seizure-giving game we’ve aver played.

As far as we know the game is set in a nightclub, with loud music, booze, strobo lights and everything, but there isn’t a proper plot…nor a proper objective. It just happen to be there. Obviously (and luckily) the game HAS an end, that could be interpreted in different ways…

During the gameplay you can interact with other NPC, drinking together, dancing….pissing…falling in love.

But you can’t understand the real essence of the game until you play it, or at least watch a gameplay video (flashing light/seizure warning).

You can download the game for free (for both Windows and Mac) from here and/or check other weird games from Increpare here.

TDP Review | Jones On Fire

7 Mar

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Which was everyone dream’s job when you were children? Be a Fireman!
 What is the thing that everyone (especially the internet) love most? Cats!
 And who created this game? Megan Fox!



That’s what Jones On Fire is, a cute fast-paced indie game by Glass Bottom Games for iOS (release date: 7th March 2013), where you are the fireman (woman in this case) Emma Jones, busy saving kitties from walls of fire.
 The gameplay is quite easy, you enter the stages running from the start to the end, you can jump and slide to avoid fallen trees and fire and to rescue your little furry friends safely to the firestation.

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The more cats you save the more points and credits you earn to use them in the shop to buy various upgrades that makes your life a lot easier; yes because when you start you will just have ONE health point and THREE continue and trust me, definitely is not enough!

What we liked of this game is the overall feeling to play an old school arcade, the immediate and addictive gameplay (yes, you want to save them all!) matches perfectly with the design completely made in pixel art. Ok some details should have made better, as for example the background – hint: would be nice to have even a repeated background like, we don’t know, buildings or trees instead of a monochromatic pattern -, but it’s anyway enjoyable plus guess what, we love pixels and cats made of pixels are the best!

jones on fire

A special mention goes to the sound and music, to fit the old school feeling it could be anything else than old good 8-bit chiptunes, indeed inspired by the glorious Tetris-era (ta-tanana-na-na-na… we got you, we know you just started to sing it) you will have the melody stuck in your mind and most of all you will start meowing while playing mocking the golden cat and smiling while you rescue it.

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When we started this blog we agreed that we were not going to write game’s reviews, there are tons of sites doing it better than us and honestly is quite boring, so we will not say more than this or start to talk about technical stuff because we honestly believe you have to try games on your own and judge if you like it or not. Take this article more as an advice and a way to support indie studios and people that like and put a lot of efforts (and money) on their job. 
Bare in mind Jonas On Fire is a mobile game offering you few hours of good fun and is even FREE to play, you can eventually buy some of the upgrades with real money (but is not necessary to go on).

jones on fire

At this point we guess you’re still wondering why we mentioned Megan Fox up there, of course it was just to keep your attention (you dirty mind!). 
Well, not really, we didn’t lie to you, Megan Fox (they share the same name) is the lovely girl behind Jones On Fire (and co-founder of Glass Bottom Games with Lisa Foster), together with Nathan Madsen and Michael Nielsen. With this name, wouldn’t you give a chance to the game?

Still not convinced, even after our preview and this review (damn, we really write so bad?)? So take a look at this release trailer!

Better now? C’mon, grab it for free from the App Store! And don’t forget the soundtrack on BandCamp, totally worth it!

**UPDATE (11 March 2013)**

Glass Bottom Games announce the release of Jones On Fire to Android devices. It’s available on GooglePlay, with other marketplaces soon to follow, for $1.99 – all with no in-app purchasing (IAPs) mechanics of any kind.

They’ve also shifted the iOS version to $1.99, and a patch is in the pipe to similarly rebalance the game and strip all IAPs (though any IAPs made pre-patch will continue to function).

Better or worst? You decide…but we’re still enjoying saving kitties 🙂

Resident Evil 1.5 Gameplay | Elza Walker

19 Feb

After our post about the release of an early build of Resident Evil 1.5 and the previous video about the Leon campaign, here we go with a second one! This time we tried the Elza Walker campaign. We use the word tried instead of played because…oh well…watch the video.

Pixels and kitties? Yes please!

19 Feb

jones on fire

Finally some interesting indie (super-weird) game!

Do you like pixels, fast-paced action and cats? Well, if you’re answer is yes, Jones On Fire is your dream game!

Jones On Fire, developed by Glass Bottom Games, is a run-and-jumper about firefighter Emma Jones and kitties (which should be saved). As Jones, you’ll be tasked with running through 10 levels of hilly terrain, much of it on fire, for one purpose only: to save the kitties! Through saving kitties, you’ll gradually unlock the true potential of Jones, which will allow you to save even MORE kitties. Dominate your friends on the kitty-saving leaderboards, and gain the adoration of millions of cats!

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Jones On Fire began its life at BlazeJam, a 48 hour charity game jam to benefit those affected by the Colorado wild fire season of 2012. The game has evolved substantially since those days. It’s been rebuilt for mobile devices, all of the art has been redone or replaced, the moment to moment gameplay is substantially changed, a level structure was added, etc, etc. Compared to the alpha, the game Jones On Fire is a whole other animal. That is, except for the kitties. Those are still the same animal.

Jones On Fire will be released on iOS o February 21st. If you’re super-hyped, kill the waiting with the trailer.

Resident Evil 1.5 Gameplay | Leon S. Kennedy

18 Feb

As we already told you here, a build of the long-waited Resident Evil 1.5 leaked, so the guys behind the so-called restoration project have released a playable build of the game. We have played it a bit today, so enjoy our gameplay video for the Leon S. Kennedy campaign.

Yes, there are a lot of doors we didn’t open…why? Because most of them lead to a game crash or to major gameplay issues.

Why we didn’t use the knife to fight the baboons? Because if you press the button for that you can just open the debug menu, so we just enjoyed our death.

A video for Elza Walker gameplay is coming soon, so stay tuned.

**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**

Here we go with Elza

Resident Evil 1.5 leaked!

18 Feb

resident evil 1.5 leaked build

Sometimes miracles just happen! And this is the case, because finally, after 17 years, Resident Evil 1.5 leaked on the net!

Resident Evil 2 began development in 1996 shortly after the original game and was originally scheduled for a March 1997 release. However, as the game was approaching its release date, the developers were dissatisfied with the resulting product. Rather than releasing a game they were unhappy with, the developers took the risk of developing the game again from scratch. Resident Evil 1.5 is the name given to that famous scrapped version, and now you can actually play it (sort of).

resident evil 1.5 leaked build

Basically this is what happened. A team of hackers obtained an incomplete build of the legendary scrapped version of Resident Evil 2, and are working to finish it. However, it seems like a build of their restoration project leaked to someone in the Resident Evil community, who then proceeded to try and sell it around. Due to this, the team have released the same build. That is not the current build on which they’re working on, but still, for now it’s better than nothing.

For now enjoy the trailer released by MrBZork (the guy behind the restoration project), starring Elza Walker (the main character) and Leon Kennedy facing some infected baboons.

If you want to try this build on your modified PS1 or on your favourite emulator you can download it here. But remember that is not representative of the current state of development of the non-profit restoration fan-project.

Sources: The Horror Is Alive and NeoGAF

**UPDATE 19 Feb 2013**

Check out our gameplay video for both Leon and Elza