Typoman Revised Review

Every once in a while, I enjoy a nice puzzle game to mix things up from the more intense games out there.  Typoman is a 2D puzzle platformer by the guys at Brainseed Factory. The goal of the game is to solve word puzzles to proceed to the next area.  Basically, you have to rearrange the letters to form new words.  These words might be commands or work as shields against things that will kill you in the game.  The words are never random, so just take some time to think about what you need to do.  For example, you might be faced with a gate, so you will need to spell out open.  Previously, the indie game had only been available digitally, so it would have never been something I would consider playing before.

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Therefore, I had never heard of Typoman before Limited Run announced that they were going to publish it, so all I had to go by was a trailer on YouTube.  I’m happy to report that Typoman was better than expected.  During the early stages of the game I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the game, but it quickly grew on me.  In hindsight most of the puzzles are not that hard; they just take some time to think them through.  I would say, once players get use to the patterns things get easier.  That’s not to say that all the puzzles are easy.  Some of the later puzzles are actually kind of hard and takes some out of the box thinking.  But, don’t be discouraged from enjoying the game.  There’s plenty of guides online if you get stuck, but I do encourage you to try them on your own first. Like I said earlier, Typoman is also a platformer so expect to be jumping, swinging and running away from enemies on top of the puzzles.  You should also be careful of spelling negative words like evil, hate and fear.  When you spell these words they morph into demons that try to kill you.  You can also spell the word lie which transforms into a little creature.  You can combine this little creature with the demons and other words to form new words.  That’s where you have to think a little outside the box.  Sometimes you will not have all the needed letters to form the word you need, so you might have to do some combining to form new letters.

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Most of the meat of the game is in the gameplay, so don’t expect a huge story.  That’s not to say that the story is completely missing, but it’s light.  Most of the story is told through visuals, music and quotes you can find throughout the game.  I liked the music for the most part, but some of the score sounded like static, which was painful to listen to.  That being said, I think that was the developers intentions.  The quotes on the other hand, were almost like in game collectibles, so it added a little more to the gameplay.  It was fun finding all the quotes and I really enjoyed reading each one.  In fact, when you put all the quotes together they formed a story.  Choosing to include quotes was an interesting choice by the developers and they helped filled in some of the gaps about the game’s plot.  It’s up to the player in the end to figure out how they want to interpret the quotes, but I think the quotes reinforce the idea that the main character is metaphorically trying to escape Hell.  But, in reality he is really escaping Nazi occupied Europe, which would be Hell.  That’s just theory, but I could be wrong.  I would be interested to learn what my readers thought of the game in the comment section.

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Overall, Typoman was a fun and challenging experience even though it was short.  If you don’t get stuck too often it will probably take you around one to two hours to complete.  Typoman gets four out of five typo stars.

Typoman is sold out from Limited Run but you can find it on eBay for $30 or less.

Top 10 Most Popular Limited Run Games Released So Far

I’ve been a fan of Limited Run Games since their second release and early last year I decided to create a Facebook group dedicated to Limited Run Games and other indie publishers who release physical version of video games.
The Limited Run Games Fan Club Facebook Group is a community of gamers who love physical released video games, especially low print and rare games. This is a list of the top 10 most popular Limited Run Games released so far according to the Limited Run Games Fan Club.
If your favorite game didn’t make this list put it down in the comments.

Oddworld: New N’ Tasty Review

There’s an entire generation that grew up playing the Oddworld games on PS1, so Oddworld: New N’ Tasty is a nostalgic trip to countless gamers.  What makes New N’ Tasty so nostalgic to so many people is that New N’ Tasty is a remake of Abe’s Oddysee from the PS1 days.  I on the other hand, had never experienced any of the Oddworld games before New N’ Tasty.  See, I was too busy playing Crash Bandicoot during the PlayStation One days, but I’m glad I finally had a chance to play an Oddworld game, because it was a ton of fun.

Story:

Just in case you have never played an Oddworld game before, it’s a platformer that takes place on an alien planet.  The goal of the game is to escape Rupture Farms and save your fellow Mudokons from the Glukkons.  AKA, the bad guys who want to eat you and your friends.  That’s pretty much the story in a nutshell, but don’t get me wrong I definitely enjoyed the story.  It even gave me a few laughs and was pretty engaging.  Overall, I’ll give the story 4/5 stars.

Gameplay:

The gameplay is what you expect from your typical platforming game, so solving puzzles and timing your jumps are important factors in successfully completing each level.  Furthermore, as you progress through the game, you will unlock new abilities, which adds some extra fun to the game.  My only objection with the gameplay was the controls didn’t always do what I wanted them to do.  Sometimes I wanted to jump to the left, but Abe jumped up instead and other times the controls were too sensitive causing Abe to go too far, which resulted in Abe stepping on a mine.  I guess that was just part of the game, so it just added to the challenge.

Considering that timing is so important, the game can get very difficult at times.  Trust me, you will die countless times.  I lost track of how many times I died, but hard games are the most rewarding when you finish them.  That being said, completing this game is going to give you a sense of accomplishment. Overall, gameplay is a solid 4.5/5 stars.

Bottom Line:

Oddworld: New N’ Tasty is a really fun game that nailed great platforming fun.  Now, whether you want to download it or buy the physical version that’s up to you.  I don’t regret buying it and I’m glad it’s in my collection.  I do on the other hand, recommend that everyone who enjoys platformers give New N’ Tasty a try, even if it’s a digital version.  New N’ Tasty gets a 4.25/5 overall rating.

 

Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee

Limited Run Games had another big release today with their physical release of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee on PlayStation Vita.  Unfortunately, things didn’t go so well for many hopeful collectors. Limited Run had a Collector’s Edition and a Standard Edition Of the game, but neither one lasted more than a minute.

The game had a fairly decent print run, with 2,000 and 3,000 units, respectively.  The good news is that there is still a small glimmer of hope.  You can open up a support ticket and get on the publisher’s waiting list.  Now, this is a very slim chance, but it’s still a chance.

Limited Run sets a limited to how many copies each person can buy, and it looks like many people broke this limited.  It’s too bad we get some bad apples in this hobby that try to ruin it for everyone else.  I have been successful at getting myself a copy of every Limited Run release that I wanted, but this week was different.  Oh well, you can’t get them all.  But, like I said, some bad actors broke the rules so, that means that some of those copies will be back on their site for sale in the near future.  If you’re not lucky with the waiting list, your only other option is eBay.  It’s unfortunate, but when a product is both popular and limited you can’t really stop the scalpers.  It’s almost like a double edge sword.  You want a company like Limited Run to do well, but the more their popularity grows the harder it will become to secure a copy for their hotter releases.

 

PlayStation 4 English Game List

The PlayStation 4 has a ton of games out for the system, but it may be a little tricky knowing exactly what’s on it.  I hope this resource helps collector’s discover new English games in their region and others. This is not a complete list, but I plan to update it as time passes.  You’ll find US store exclusive, games from indie publishers, PAL exclusives, and Asian exclusives on this list.  I wouldn’t consider all these games rare, but there are a lot of rare games in this list.  You’ll also find uncommon games and slightly hard to find games here.

NTSC-U/Limited Releases-Exclusives

  • ABZU (Gamestop)
  • Big Buck Hunter Arcade (Wal-mart Exclusive)
  • City Skylines (GameStop)
  • Construction (GameStop)
  • Deformers (Gamestop Exclusive, TBA)
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (Gamestop Exclusive)
  • Gang Beats (Iam8bit)
  • Gravity Rush Remastered (Amazon Exclusive)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Iam8bit)
  • Killing Floor 2 (GameStop)
  • Kromaia (GameStop)
  • Los Caballeros Del Zodiaco Alma De Soldados (Mexico)
  • Monster Jam: Crush It! (Wal-mart Exclusive)
  • MotoGP17 (GameStop)
  • Retro City Rampage DX (Two versions, VBlank Exclusive)
  • Rez: Infinite (iam8bit)
  • Secret of Mana (GameStop)
  • Shadow Warrior 2 (Special Reserves Games)
  • The Sexy Brutale: Full House Edition (GameStop)
  • Song of the Deep (Gamestop Exclusive)
  • Strafe (Special Reserves Games)
  • Unbox Newbie’s Adventure (GameStop)
  • Undertale (FanGamer)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Iam8bit)
  • Wild Guns: Reloaded
  • World Poker Championship (GameStop)

Limited Run Games:

Spine # LRG # Game Title STD VAR VAR2 COL
LR-P01 LRG-002 Saturday Morning RPG Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P02 LRG-004 Oddworld New N Tasty Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P03 LRG-006 Futuridium EP Delux Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P04 LRG-008 Xeodrifter Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P05 LRG-010 Octodad: Dadliest Catch Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P06 LRG-012 Lost Sea Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P07 LRG-014 Breach & Clear: Deadline Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P08 LRG-016 Rainbow Moon Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P09 LRG-017 Shadow Compex Remastered Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P10 LRG-018 Dragon Fantasy: Black Tome of Ice Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P11 LRG-020 Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P12 LRG-022 Thomas Was Alone Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P13 LRG-024 Shantae: Risky’s Revenge N/A N/A
LR-P14 LRG-025 Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse Y N/A N/A
LR-P15 LRG-026 Stealt Inc: A Clone in the Dark Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P16 LRG-030 Lone Survivor: Directors Cut Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P17 LRG-032 Firewatch Y N/A N/A
LR-P18 LRG-034 Curses N Chaos Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P19 LRG-036 Aqua Kitty DX Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P20 LRG-037 Oxenfree Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P21 LRG-038 The Swapper Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P22 LRG-040 The Swindle Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P23 LRG-042 Dear Esther Landmark Edition Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P24 LRG-044 Runner 2 Y Y N/A N/A
LR-P25 LRG-046 Nova-111 Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P26 LRG-047 Pang Adventures Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P27 LRG-048 Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours N/A N/A
LR-P28 LRG-049 Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P29 LRG-051 Astebreed Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P30 LRG-052 Drive! Drive! Drive! Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P31 LRG-054 Mutant Mudds Deluxe Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P32 LRG-056 Mutant Mudds Super Challenge Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P33 LRG-058 Risk of Rain Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P34 LRG-059 Flinthook Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P35 LRG-060 Broken Age N/A N/A Y
LR-P36 LRG-062 Furi: Definitive Edition Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P37 LRG-064 Bard’s Gold Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P38 LRG-067 The Bunker Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P39 LRG-068 Rive Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P40 LRG-070 Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P41 LRG-072 Plague Road Y N/A N/A
LR-P42 LRG-073 Wonder Boy: The Dragons Trap Y N/A Y
LR-P43 LRG-074 Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition N/A Y
LR-P44 LRG-075 NeuroVoider Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P45 LRG-076 Jotun: Valhalla Edition Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P46 LRG-077 Lili: Child of Geos Y N/A N/A Y
LR-P47 LRG-078 N++ Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P48 LRG-080 Asdivine Hearts Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P49 LRG-082 Ys Origins Y
LR-P50 LRG-083 Flame in the Flood Y N/A N/A
LR-P51 LRG-084 Caladrius Blaze Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P52 LRG-085 Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P53 LRG-086 Chariot Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P54 LRG-087 Mecho Tales Y N/A N/A
LR-P55 LRG-089 Crawl Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P56 LRG-090 Nex Machina Y N/A
LR-P57 LRG-092 Windjammers Y N/A N/A
LR-P58 LRG-097 Skullgirls 2nd Encore Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P60 LRG-099 Rock Boshers Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P61 LRG-102 Claire: Extended Cut Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P62 LRG-103 River City Melee N/A Y
LR-P63 LRG-104 Double Dragon IV N/A Y
LR-P64 LRG-105 2064 Read Only Memories Y N/A
LR-P65 LRG-106 Super Gun World 2 Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P66 LRG-107 Yesterday Origins Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P68 LRG-110 Revenant Saga N/A N/A N/A
LR-P69 LRG-112 The Bit.Trip N/A N/A N/A
LR-P70 LRG-114 Screen Cheat N/A N/A N/A
LR-P72 LRG-118 Croixleur Sigma Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P74 LRG-122 Factotum 90 Y N/A N/A
LR-P75 LRG-124 Metronomicon N/A N/A N/A
LR-P77 LRG-128 Home Y N/A N/A N/A
LR-P78 LRG-116 Skyforce Y N/A N/A N/A
Spine # LRG # Game Title STD VAR VAR2 COL
N/A N/A LawBreakers Y N/A N/A
N/A N/A Absolver Y N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A Strafe Y N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A Shadow Warrior 2 Y N/A N/A N/A
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Upcoming Upcoming Cosmic Star Heroine ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Nuclear Throne ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Salt and Sactuary ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Yiik: A Postmodern RPG ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Waste ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Fault Milestone One ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming World End Economica ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Narcissu: 10th Anniversary Anthology ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Forma.8 ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Battle Princess Madelyn ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Tharsis ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Sundered ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Mages of Mystralia ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Mercenary Kings ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Aaero ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Kero Blaster ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Icey ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Volume ??? ??? ???
Upcoming Upcoming Layers of Fear ??? ??? ???

NTSC-U/Indie List

  • Adam’s Venture Origins
  • Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
  • Alekhine’s Gun
  • Among the Sleep
  • Aragami
  • Assault Suit Leynos
  • Awesomenauts Assemble
  • Battle Worlds: Kronos
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Carmageddon: Max Damage
  • Deponia (out 12/1)
  • Dungeons 2
  • Earth’s Dawn
  • Ether One
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved (NTSC-Only)
  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Directors Cut
  • Helldivers
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • Kromaia: Omega
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary
  • Lichdom: Battlemage
  • Lumo
  • Marvel Pinball: Epic Collection Vol. 1 (out in November)
  • Natural Doctrine
  • N.E.R.O : Nothing Ever Remains Obscure
  • OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition
  • Overcooked (out 11/15)
  • Prison Architect
  • Pure Chess
  • Pure Hold’em World Poker Championship
  • Pure Pool
  • Putty Squad
  • Republique
  • Reus
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (out in December)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • Shovel Knight
  • Steamworld Collection
  • Stern Pinball Arcade (out in November, NTSC-Only)
  • Stick it to the Man
  • Super Dungeon Bros.
  • Teslagrad
  • Terraria
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
  • The Last Tinker: City of Colors
  • The Pinball Arcade
  • The Talos Principle
  • Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops
  • Toki Tori 2 Plus
  • Tumblestone
  • Ziggurat
  • Zombie Army Trilogy
  • Zombie Vikings: Ragnarok Edition

NTSC-U Exclusive Physical Retail Releases (some of these fall in the above lists)

  • ABZU (Date TBA, PAL release unknown)
  • Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 1
  • Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 2
  • Brunswick Pro Bowling
  • Cabela’s African Adventures
  • Dead Rising HD
  • Dead Rising 2 HD
  • Duck Dynasty
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection
  • MLB 14: The Show
  • MLB 15: The Show
  • MLB 16: The Show
  • RBI Baseball 16
  • Resident Evil 4 HD
  • Resident Evil 5 HD
  • Resident Evil 6 HD
  • Stern Pinball Arcade (out in November)
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition
  • Tumble stone
  • Wild Guns: Reloaded (Date TBA, PAL release unknown)

PAL/Limited Releases-Exclusives

  • Atrapa la Bandera (Spain only)
  • Der Industrie Gigant II HD (Germany only, out in December)
  • Silence (Germany, out in December)
  • Tadeo Jones y el manuscrito perdido (Spain only)
  • Toro (Spain only, out of print)

PAL/Indie List (Limited to PAL region only, not NTSC)

  • 99 Vidas (Strictly Limited Games)
  • Anima: Gate of Memories
  • Bridge Constructor (out in November)
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse
  • Deadlight Director’s Cut
  • Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow comes Today
  • Dex
  • Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival
  • Earthlock (out in November)
  • Flockers
  • Ginger: Beyond the Crystal
  • Goat Simulator: The Bundle
  • Gryphon Knight Epic (Strictly Limited Games)
  • Heart and Slash
  • Here They Lie (PSVR)
  • Hustle Kings VR (PSVR)
  • Joe’s Diner
  • Kholat
  • Kyurinaga’s Revenge (out in November)
  • Mount and Blade Warband
  • Olli Olli 2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Pineview Drive
  • Saint Seiya:Soldiers’ Soul
  • Slain: Back from Hell
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSVR)
  • Syberia 3 (out in December)
  • The Escapists
  • The Escapists: The Walking Dead Edition
  • The Pinball Arcade: Season 2
  • This War Of Mine: The Little Ones
  • Tokyo 42 (Strictly Limited Games)
  • Tower of Guns
  • Worms: Battlegrounds
  • Yasai Ninja
  • Yesterday Origins
  • Zenith

Other PAL-Exclusive Physical Retail Releases

  • Don Bradman Cricket
  • Don Bradman Cricket 17 (out in December)
  • Dream Fall Chapters: The Longest Journey
  • Forestry: The Simulation
  • Handball 16
  • Handball 17
  • Infamous: First Light
  • Journey: Collector’s Edition
  • Matterfall
  • MotoGP 15
  • Moto Racer 4
  • MX vs ATV Supercross Encore
  • Professional Farmer 2015
  • Professional Farmer 2017
  • Rugby Challenge 3
  • Rugby League Live 3
  • Rugby World Cup 2015
  • Space Hulk
  • Space Hulk: Ascension
  • Too Dark
  • Tour de France 2014
  • Tour de France 2015
  • Tour de France 2016
  • UEFA Euro 2016 (PES 2016 re-issue)
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Remastered (Out in November, Standalone)
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Remastered (Out in November, Standalone)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Remastered (Out in November, Standalone)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch
  • Zombi

 

English Asian & Play-Asia Releases:

  • AereA (Play-Asia)
  • Alchemic Jousts (Play-Asia)
  • Bleed + Bleed 2 Bundle (Play-Asia)
  • Blue Rider (Play-Asia)
  • Caveman Warrior (Play-Asia)
  • Cursed Castilla Ex (Play-Asia)
  • Ghost Blade HD (Play-Asia
  • One More Dungeon (Play-Asia)
  • Rainbow Moon (Play-Asia)
  • Rainbow Skies (Play-Asia)
  • Reverie (Play-Asia)
  • Rive (Play-Asia)
  • Semispheres (Play-Asia)
  • Tachyon Project (Play-Asia
  • The Coma: Recut (Play-Asia)
  • Unepic (Play-Asia)
  • Vesta (Play-Asia)

Asian Exclusive Games With English Subtitles

  • Accel Worrld Vs. Sword Art Online
  • Alienation
  • Blue Rider
  • Bullet Girls Phantasia
  • Dead or Alive Etreme 3
  • Djax Respect
  •  Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins
  • Gintama Rumble
  • Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match
  • Gundam Breaker 3
  • Hand Of Fate 2
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven
  • Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters
  • Majo To Hyakkihei Revival
  • No Heroes Allowed! VR
  • PaPappa The Rapper
  • Patapon
  •  Resident Evil Umbrella Corps
  • SD Gundam G Generation Genesis
  • Saint Seiya: Solders’ Soul
  • Shadow Of The Beast
  • Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Edition
  • Super Robot Wars OG: The Moon Dwellers
  • Super Robot Wars V
  • Super Robot Wars X
  • Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session!
  • Xuan-Yuan Sword: The Gate Of Firmament

Long Awaited Release: Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee HD

It has been a long time coming since a physical release from the Oddworld Inhabitants. The last time they poked their heads out was in 2014 with the release of  “Oddworld New ‘N’ Tasty”. This is a remake of their 1997 classic: ‘Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee’. It was not long ago “Oddworld Strangers Wrath HD” was released by Limited Run Games, which at the time left only one game to be released in physical format.

What game is that, you ask? Well, no other than ‘Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee’. This is the first 3D Game in the Oddworld series and was originally made for the original Xbox  back in 2001.  The good news is that this classic has been received a HD facelift, which originally dropped on the PS Vita and Play Station 3 back in 2012. The only problem was that it was released digitally!

The long wait is finally over and ‘Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee’ will be released on February 23rd in physical form through Limited Run Games!  Check it out for yourself! Here is the Oddworld Inhabitant’s Facebook post confirming the date of release.

What We Know

Our limited physical release of Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD retails for $29.99 and is limited to just 6,000 copies. 3,000 are standard editions with beautiful reversible artwork, 2,000 will be available as an incredible Collector’s Edition ($64.99), and 1,000 will be available as a PAX East exclusive variant.

There will be 3,000 standard edition copies released according to the Limited Run Games “New Releases” page. It has been confirmed that there will be a reversible cover-art. One side featuring the cover-art style of the original game from the North America release. The other side features two Glukkon doctors and the title stamped across two needles. Complete information about the Collector’s Edition is down below! Just click on the picture!

Features:

  • Play as a team – players use Munch and Abe cooperatively to make their way through the trials of Oddworld. Leverage both characters’ unique strengths!
  • Special psychic powers – Munch and Abe’s psychic powers can extend their reach and get others to do the dirty work!
  • Power-Ups – Every friendly character you can find becomes a fighting ally, Fuzzles, Mudokons…. Need to get somewhere quickly or get over a wall, like right now? Use Oddworld’s consumer power-ups like Expresso and Bounce to amp up Munch and Abe’s abilities to perform cool moves. For the more direct approach, possess high-caliber weapon toting enemies.
  • Oddworld, now in “new and improved 3D!” – it’s a whole new Oddworld, with lush rivers, towering mountains and hundreds of trees that bloom or die.
  • Interact with dozens of different oddball races – use GameSpeak® to get Oddworld’s Inhabitants from the heavily armed Big Bro Sligs to the cute but ferocious Fuzzles) to carry out tricky tasks or just beat the crap out of enemies.
  • “Frustration Free” gaming – Oddworld’s new intelligent cinematic camera, auto-targeting system and no-stick navigation system makes playing a breeze! Plus with easy QuikSave® and limitless lives, players have plenty of chances to take on any situation… no matter how Odd!

The MSRP will be at $29.99 USD. Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee will release on February 23rd, 2018 at 10am EST, so set your alarms and be ready to get your hands on a copy (Or two we don’t judge) of this great game! You can secure a copy on Limited Run’s website on February 23rd.

Skullgirls Review On PS4

This week I finally got my hands on Skullgirls 2nd Encore Edition, and it’s awesome!  This is the physical edition published by Limited Run Games.  I haven’t been this excited for 2D fighter in ages.  It’s developed by Lab Zero Games, and the inpressive thing about Skullgirls is that it was all drawn by hand.   I can’t help, but admire the hard work that was put into this game.

Skullgirls plays exactly how you would expect a 2D fighter to behave, which is a good thing.  The controls aren’t anything fancy, but that doesn’t matter.  There are a few combos to remember, but you can pretty much just bash a bunch of buttons together and still win.  That’s not to say that this game is easy, because it’s not.  It’s actually very challenging.

Skullgirls has a ton of features for a indie budget title, or at least more than one might expect.  You have a few options for both single and multiplayer game modes that add a ton of value and replay ability.

Gameplay:

Skullgirls’ gameplay is pretty much what you expect in a 2D fighter.  The gameplay itself is a tag team style fighter and you can either choose one super strong fighter, two medium strength fighters or three regular strength fighters.  It just depends on your gameplay style and which way works best for you.  You can also expect your basic combo attacks and button bashing, like I said earlier,  but that’s about it as far as gameplay goes.

Multiplayer Modes:

First up, Skullgirls offers a Tournmament Mode.  I haven’t had the opportunity to play this mode, because it requires an arcade stick, which I don’t own. I have listed some compatible sticks at the end of this post.

Secondly, you get your standard Local Only couch co-op type of gameplay.  This is pretty self explanatory.  Grab a friend and smack each other around.

Next, there’s Quick Mode. This is your online multiplayer match.  You simply just pick your region and hit “Find Quick Match”.  This might just be to the lack of popularity or the time I was playing, but the game set me up against the same player three times in a row.  I really do hope that more than two people play this game, because it’s actually pretty good.

Lobby Play is how you play against your friends online.  First you have to create a Lobby, then you can go about inviting your friends to join.  The good thing is that Skullgirls works across multiple platforms, so you can play against your friends on PS4, PS3 and Vita.

Single Player Modes:

There’s a few single player game modes to choose from in Skullgirls.  You have your standard Story Mode, Arcade Mode, CPU Quick Match, and Survival Mode.  These modes can be played on Sleepwalk, Easy, Normal, Hard, Ridiculous, and Nightmare.

Story & Characters:

There’s 14 characters in total and each character has their own short story mode that will take about 30 minutes to complete.  So, depending on your skill level you should be able to complete the story in about 6 to 7 hours, and maybe quicker if you’re good. The good thing about this games is that you get unlimited tries, so if you die just try again until you succeed!  The great thing about having short story modes for every character is that you get 14 different endings and 14 different perspectives.  That being said, quite a few of the characters are based off of gods and myths, but not all.  That makes for an interesting play though.  We get to play as legends like Beowolf, Samson, a Leviathan and an ancient Egyptian goddess just to name a few.

Arcade Mode:

In this mode you will face a number of challengers until you’ve reached the end.  Besides that, there’s not much more to say about the Arcade Mode.

CPU Quick Match:

If you’re just looking for a quick one and done match then this is the match you want.  All you do is choose your character(s) and fight.  After the match is over you have the option to play again, change your character(s) or quit.

Survival Mode:

Another self explanatory mode in which you play until you get knocked out.

Training:

Training Room: 

This is an area where you can practice your combos on a defenseless opponents.

Tutorials:

This mode offers a variety of lessons on everything from basic defenses to advance combo chain moves.

Challenges:

Another self explanatory mode, where you choose a challenge and try to complete it.  There’s 26 challenges in total.

Trails:

You can learn how to do combos here with each character.

Extras and Leaderboards:

Extras is where you will find the Art Gallery.  You can unlock more images as you play the game, which includes 893 character images.  Extras is also where you’ll find the credits and contributors.  Lastly, there’s a extra mode on here where you can face a pretty much impossible version of Marie called Marie 300%.  Let me know if you can beat her, because I can’t.  There’s also a leaderboard, but I don’t need to tell anyone what that is.

Art and Character Design:  

Like I said earlier, the art is amazing and there was a lot of hard work that went into hand drawing each characters.  On top of that, there’s a ton of color in this game that really catches the eye.  You can get lost from just looking at the art; it’s really well done.  If you look at the credits, you will noticed that it took a huge team of animators to make everything come alive, so that shows you how much work a game like this takes.

Soundtrack:

I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting a good soundtrack, but I’m glad I was wrong!  Skullgirls has one of the best video game soundtracks that I’ve ever heard!  It’s not everyday that you get a good soundtrack from an indie game.  The game is full of great jazz music and it’s hard not to like it.  I don’t even particularly listen to jazz music, but I’m loving the music in this game.  It makes me want to go discover even more jazz music.  Limited Run Games sold the soundtrack with the game as a bundle, but unfortunately I missed the initial pre-order for this game.  So, I had to buy my physical copy for a premium.  The good news is that you can download the soundtrack from Amazon and iTunes.

Bottom Line:

Skullgirls gets a 4.5 out of 5 in my book.  I’m loving it and it has officially become my new favorite game published by Limited Run Games.   There’s a ton of great things that Skullgirls has going for it and the only con is there’s a limited amount of players online.  That doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun with your friends online or off, and of course you always have the Single Player Modes.

I recommend owning a physical copy, and there’s two options to do that.  You can either buy the Japanese version of the game, which has English subtitles according to Play-Asia or you can buy the Limited Run version from a third party seller.   I recommend that you join my Facebook group, Limited Run Games Fan Club and you might find someone willing to sell you a copy slightly below eBay prices.  I’m glad to report that this is a great community and I’ve had two great positive deals from sellers in this group.  So, that’s two out of two, not bad.

On Lab Zero Games website they have listed these Arcade Sticks as compatible.

  • Mad Catz
  • Hori
  • PDP
  • EightArc / Qanba

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Hori Arcade Stick (Great Reviews).  This is the arcade stick that I plan on buying.

Skullgirls Japanese Version.

Limited Run Games Fan Club

Aqua Kitty UDX Coming To The Nintendo Switch

YouTuber 8-Bit Eric has posted a video claiming that he has received a review copy of Aqua Kitty for the Nintendo Switch.  He has not confirmed if this is a digital review copy or physical copy, but it sounds like it’s a digital review copy.  That being said, my bet after watching his video is Aqua Kitty will eventually be published by Limited Run Games for a physical release on The Switch.  I just can’t see Limited Run passing this game up if it’s being ported over to The Switch.

Update: The developer responded to me saying, “Hi – its only digital at the moment, but if enough people are interested in a physical version we could then approach a publisher to try and do it :)”

Video Game Collecting Jargon For Beginners

Shovelware: Typically a game rushed through development with many flaws in the end.  Most of the time these games are unplayable and just end up sitting on a shelf.

Shmup or STG:  Shoot Em’ Up: A subgenre of the shooter, where typically a spaceship or airplane faces wave after wave of enemies.

Complete: All the original contents are included.

Incomplete:  Missing some of the original contents.

CIB / NIB:  Means Complete in Box and New in Box.

FMV (Fair Market Value):  This is the average selling price by third party sellers on eBay and other selling platforms.

CE (Collector’s Edition):  Pretty self explanatory, these are limited editions with special

Y-Yolds: A type of factory seal that are folded like the shape of the letter Y.

LRG: Limited Run Games

SLG: Strictly Limited Games

SRG: Special Reserve Games

Limited Run Stickers and Postcards:  These were giving away as a bonus with each game up to Deemo for the Vita.  The Bunker was the last postcard for the PS4 and Broken Age was the last sticker.

Limited Run Trading Cards:  These replaced the stickers and postcards.  The common trading cards are silver and the rare trading cards are gold. The first LRG trading card was for Furi.

AAA: A high budget game and typically a mainstream game with a ton of popularity.

ARPG: Action Role Playing Game

JRPG: Japanese RolePLaying Game

DMR:  Digital Rights Management

Publisher:  The company that finances, distributes and markets the game like Limited Run.

Developer:  The company that makes the game.

 

 

Top 10 Most Expensive Limited Run Games On The PlayStation Vita

This is a list of the top 10 most expensive Limited Run Games on the PlayStation Vita.  This list does not include Collector’s Editions, Kickstarter variants or soundtrack bundles.  Values change often, so if you see something that needs to be updated let us know.  As a disclaimer, these values were determined by calculating an average sold price on eBay.  Today’s date is February 12th, 2018.

Breach & Clear: $177

Oddworld New N’ Tasty: $135

Saturday Morning RPG: $75

Oceanhorn: $69

Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath: $60, Variant: $66

Mecho Tales Developer Edition: $63

Soldner X2: Final Prototype: $59

Xeodrifter: $58

Futuridium: $47

Dragon Fantasy: $45

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Thanks to Limited Run Games the PS Vita is still alive, but if you want to get into the Limited Run Vita action here’s a good deal on a New PS Vita System.