Alright, so first of all, some bad news: I fucked up the Fune Tarou podcast. Specifically, I lost all of my audio. I will probably do some weird release later with a bizarre joke instead of my audio so that people can still listen to it, BUT! I hated that game anyway, which kind of made me get real frustrated and not want to edit or keep recording the podcast. Which sucks!!
So, I’ve done some thinking and now I’m going to relaunch the podcast in a slightly different form. Here’s the bullet points:
- One podcast a month - means less editing for me while still being consistent. Twice a month was not working.
- It’s more of a book club now - more community involvement
- 50% explorer’s choice, 50% random games - slightly more curated, but still the random crap you love
- That’s it, but 3 bullets is too few
So, this thread is going to be the first of the Book Club style threads about the next game. I’m going to keep it open for about a month before we do the next recording so we can all talk about this game! I’m also going to select some text from the thread to read on the podcast (let me know if you do NOT want me to do this to your posts).
The next game is called Majuu Ou, or Majyuuou, or King of Demons. It’s actually an explorer’s choice from @villain and I’ll let Giant Bomb do some explaining:
Majyuuou is an action platformer developed and published by KSS for the Super Famicom in 1995. The player, as Abel, discovers that his former friend Bayer has sacrificed Abel’s family to resurrect Lucifer and acquire demonic powers as his reward. Abel decides to travel through Hell to rescue his daughter with the help of his deceased wife’s spirit, frequently running into the demonic Bayer who mocks him from the shadows.
Majyuuou features Abel in his human form initially, though after every large boss the player can acquire an orb that will transform Abel into a demonic form of his own. His demon forms are a lot more powerful and include a flying red demon who uses energy boomerangs, a green reptilian demon with a laser, and a blue dragon with a powerful short-range breath attack. The player can either pick the same form several times, which unlocks a much stronger version of that form, or they can alternate every stage and end up with the ultimate demon form for the final stages.
In his standard human form, Abel uses a gun that has infinite range and ammo, but can only attack enemies horizontally. The player can charge up a powerful blast by holding down the attack button, and each of the demon forms also have their equivalent charge moves.
END GIANT BOMB SHIT
I have ripped my very legal copy of this and applied a translation patch to it. If you want to download it for 24 hours (Must delete after 24 hours!!) here’s a link:
If you’re unfamiliar with emulators and stuff, please DM me and I will help you out!
So here’s what I’d like to see in this thread
- Stray thoughts about the game
- Cool screenshots
- Full-ass reviews
- Random discussion
- Just like, book club shit yo
And once it’s done, I’ll get the SNEX crew to record a podcast!! Yay
I’m going to dip into this game tomorrow probably and contribute more than just a Giant Bomb description. I’m also going to start a vote for the next game soon, so keep an eye out for that.
P.S. If you haven’t been paying attention to the SNEX feed, we’ve released TWO podcasts since the last official SNEXcast - one Book of Megadrive, and one rogue podcast recorded while I was fighting for survival in the woods. So go listen to those!!