Games Played Report: May 2017

Post date: May 31, 2017 4:07:37 PM

May felt like a really long month to me, but the good news is that meant I was able to squeeze in a lot of games! There were a lot of good new releases in May, but I also took time to revisit some old favorites as well as a handful of games I never really dug that deeply into.

Some thoughts:

  • I beat Ninja Spirit the day I purchased it back in high school, and my friend tried to convince me to return it and get something else. I kept it. I'm glad.
  • Tumbleseed is so hard, but I've grown to love that. Really clever, and the HD Rumble on Switch feels awesome.
  • I'll probably never complete Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. So tough!
  • GNOG is just a treat. Wow.
  • I love how upbeat Blazing Star is!
  • Tokyo Beat Down is over-the-top in the best way.
  • Furu Furu Park is a "bad" game that I find absolutely charming.
  • Rival Schools: United by Fate still looks really colorful and smooth.
  • Motocross Maniacs reminds me of trading Game Boy games with friends while we were supposed to be dressing up for gym class in Junior High School.
  • Captain Toad needs to return in a new game.
  • Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is so familiar yet fresh.
  • F-Zero still looks great and captures a nice sense of speed.
  • Zero Gunner 2 scratches all the right arcade shooter itches for me.
  • Bangai-O Spirits is projectile joy.

May 1: Pac 'n Roll

May 2: Ninja Spirit

May 3: Tumbleseed

May 4: Iwy the Kiwi?

May 5: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

May 6: Night Slashers

May 7: GNOG

May 8: DK Jungle Climber

May 9: Kirby's Block Ball

May 10: Blazing Star

May 11: Parodius

May 12: Loco Roco

May 13: Super Punch-Out!!

May 14: Tokyo Beat Down

May 15: Furu Furu Park

May 16: AQUIA

May 17: Polybius

May 18: Ninja Boy

May 19: Ninja Baseball Bat Man

May 20: Thumper

May 21: Rival Schools: United by Fate

May 22: Kuru Kuru Kuruin

May 23: Birthdays The Beginning

May 24: Motocross Maniacs

May 25: Peggle Blast

May 26: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

May 27: Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders

May 28: F-Zero

May 29: Zero Gunner 2

May 30: Magnetic Shaving Derby

May 31: Bangai-O Spirits