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Play it Through – Sweet Home

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2008 by truegaming

Hey everyone on this update its Sweet Home. Easily one of the first horror based rpgs to ever hit the market and its the Grandfather of Survivor Horror games. Many of those who worked on the Resident Evil series drew inspiration from this very game. It has a unique party system and causes you to manage your items and equipment effectively in order to advance to the next part. Enjoy!!!


Game Music Appreciation Theater Double Post – Castlevania 2 Simons Quest and Castlevania Adventure

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone here is a quick update with two Game Music Appreciation Theaters both from the Castlevania series one being on the Nintendo Entertainment System and the other on the Gameboy. Enjoy!!

Castlevania 2 Simons Quest

Castlevania Adventure

True Gaming Song of the Week – September 22, 2008

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone its Cornshaq here and its time for another song of the week. This week being my choice I decided to go with one of my favorite action adventure games Ys III Wanderers of Ys. This is my favorite game in the Ys series by far even though it is different in many ways then all the other games in the series. This game added a side view to the action insted of the top down view that the other Ys games used. The game is the black sheep of the Ys family so much so they remade the game years later with the traditional top down view. Ys III had a great story for the time and the action was tough esepcially if you did not level up or save to buy the right equipment. The music composed by the Falcom sound team was top notch and almost every song of the soundtrack is great. It was hard to pick just one song but I chose Ilvern Ruins. The version I have chosen is the one from the Turbo Grafix CD. Enjoy!!

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Play it Through – Faxanadu

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 16, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone time for another update from Cornshaq and this time its my complete run of Faxanadu for the NES. This is an all time great adventure game for the system made by Falcom. Falcom is also responsible for the Dragon Slayer series which this is a spin off of as well as the Ys series. Faxanadu is one of those games that you need to talk to everyone to find out what the heck you are suppose to do. There are also sometimes when you need to build money up in order to buy certain items. The game does have some control issues but that can be forgiven since it was a pretty early title coming out in 1987 in Japan. Enjoy

Game Music Appreciation Theater – 2 Epic Games Battle of Olympus and Faxanadu

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone its time for another Cornshaq update and this time around I bring you Battle of Olympus and Faxanadu two of my all time favorites. Not just in gameplay but especially because of the soundtracks. Battle of Olympus was composed by Kazuo Sawa who also worked on Super Dodge Ball, Nintendo World Cup, and River City Ransom. Enjoy!

Next up is Faxanadu a game in the Dragon Slayer series by Falcom. This game is another example of great adventure gameplay on the NES. The soundtrack composed by the team at Falcom who are also responsible for other great games including the Ys series show how to create a great soundtrack that fits the mode of each area of the game. Enjoy!

Play it Through – Track and Field 1 and 2

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone its time for another Play it Through post from me Cornshaq and its my runs of Track and Field and Track and Field 2. Both of these games are classic olympic style games with Track and Field 2 being my overall favorite of the Olympic games on the NES. In these runs I just go ahead and complete each event one time just to show them off. I also do use the turbo button often in the run because the button mashing gets to a ridiculous level in these two titles. Enjoy!!!!

Track and Field 1

Track and Field 2

Game Music Appreciation Theater – Predator

Posted in Cornshaq with tags , , , , , , on August 3, 2008 by cornshaq

Hey everyone its time for anothe Game Music Appreciation Theater. This time its Predator brought to us by Pack-In Games a company that also made Friday the 13th, Die Hard, and Knight Ryder. For the most part Pack-In games made bad or middle of the road games. The thing is most of the music in the games is good and great to listen to especially Rambo and the Cabin song from Friday the 13th. Enjoy!!