🔥Written: March 9th-10th, 2017🔥
Alternate Title: Shin Jinrui: The New Type [|⬤|]
Year: 1987, 1989 | Developed and Published by: Hudson Soft
Hello everyone, StarBoy91 here; passionate about video games, big retrophile, and fan of all things 16-bit and----really, no 16-bit again?? If I don't review another 16-bit game soon I don't know what I'll do...
September 1986 saw the Famicom release of Takahashi Meijin no Bōken Jima (aka the Hudson Soft version of Escape's 1986 Wonder Boy arcade game published by Sega) which got followed by an American NES release in September 1988 as Adventure Island with Europe getting a chance to play it in 1992 as Adventure Island Classic, which no doubt many of you have heard of as its Nintendo 8-bit status is well-known whether or not you liked it, for it has been rereleased on numerous occasions (namely on Nintendo's Virtual Console downloadable services).
|Stone hatchets at work|
|I! CREATED!! FIRE!!! WHICH I'LL USE|
AGAINST YOU ALL!!!!!!
(Provided you don't damage me, that is)
|Soaring high above ground level|
|Demonic pigheads; must be possessed|
|Stay clear of the deadly fire hazard|
|A slew of boomerangs surely helps|
|So, much, death|
|Life finds a way|
My Personal Score: 6.0/10
<( ^o^)^TO EACH THEIR OWN^(^o^ )>
P.S. In retrospect, you can tell on a visual sense that both Adventure Island and Adventures of Dino Riki were done by the same company... right down to the fact that you're controlling a caveman that goes all bug eyed when they lose a life.
P.S. 2 Last Saturday I saw Logan in theatres, and I've got to say it was a really damn good sendoff for Hugh Jackman's Wolverine; and a very adult superhero movie at that for it definitely earned its R rating in terms of violence and language but also grit and emotion (there's an exceptionally human quality to this movie). Better James Mangold-directed Hugh Jackman movie than The Wolverine, which I still like but honestly would rather watch the 138 minute extended cut than put up with the 126 minute PG-13 theatrical cut that took out the entire badass ninja fight sequence. WHY??? That change just bothers me. >_<
P.S. 3 After not having seen it for a very long time, I got to watch Don Bluth's Anastasia (the only film of his that I saw in theatres when it came out in 1997) on Netflix (I don't own a widescreen DVD of it which I should seriously rectify)... I was disappointed that they showed it outside of its 2.35:1 aspect ratio save for the ending credits (because God forbid an animated movie be shown in CinemaScope, even though nowadays that's pretty much the norm) but because it's been so long since I saw it I decided to put up with it. I remember liking it when I was younger, but my goodness have I forgotten how good it was! I think what struck me the most outside of the beautiful colors and wonderful rotoscoping animation combined with occasional CGI (which I also forgot was there) and very good chemistry with the main characters was the writing (the writing, in the context of the movie, carries meaning and depth I felt), and honestly I forgot half the time that it was even rated G (also David Newman's soundtrack is quite good). I admit I was a bit hesitant to revisit it on account of learning more about the actual events that happened in years past which I feared would affect my enjoyment of it, but I'm glad to say that I still enjoyed it for what it was despite the otherwise historical inaccuracy (which I can overlook because of how good it was for a non-Disney movie of the '90s, in my opinion, and it's got heart to it). Long story short, still love it, would like to watch it again someday in its proper format. =D
Happy 30th Anniversary, Shin Jinrui: The New Type!
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