Hello! Welcome to Section-Z and Friends?
When I was a kid, I remember renting a game on the NES called Section-Z mainly because I really liked listening to the title music. However, when I was done listening to the music and actually played the game, I found that the game was pretty neat and had some really nice mechanics. When I was older and had access to the internet/MAME, I found out that it was actually a port of an arcade game and the first of a loosely tied trilogy of games involving heroes with jetpacks. I also found other games which seems to have taken an influence from Section-Z which also are worth looking at. So, let’s get to playing.
GAMES THAT I WILL BE LOOKING AT (Videos links edited in as they are made)
Side Arms: Hyper Dyne (Arcade)
Side Arms Special (PC Engine CD) - Before Christ
Forgotten Worlds (Arcade)
Abadox: The Deadly Inner War (NES)
Final Mission/S.C.A.T (NES)
S.C.A.T - Special Cybernetic Attack Team
Legendary Wings (NES)
Full Play Part 1
Full Play Part 2
Legendary Wings (Arcade)
Why are you only doing “Quick Look” for some games and “Full Plays” for others?
Preference. It’s about how much I like playing the game and what I feel would be interesting. For example, Side Arms is kind of long and honestly a bit samey so I don’t know if I’ll be playing through the whole game. I don’t really care for Forgotten Worlds or Abodox so I’ll just be taking brief looks at those and I very little experience with Final Mission.
Wait…why is Legendary Wings on there?
Because I like it and it has some side-scrolling flying sections that kind of remind me of Section-Z.
So you are super good at these games right since you played them a bunch?
Nope. Expect blunders and bad gameplay every once in a while. I’m not going to be abusing save states or anything like that, but I will use easy difficulty selections if they give me the option.
Hey, game X should totally be on that list!
If you think I should take a look at a certain game, let me know and I’ll consider it if I feel it fits. The only game I’m straight out avoiding is Omega Five as I don’t own it and from what I remember from the demo, it plays like ass.
Also, this is my first video LP in a while so there might be some roughness around the edges. I’m also notoriously bad with audio balance so if you hear anything off, let me know.
Thanks for stopping by!