After the arduous march through the Master System’s 1989 output, playing anything on the Mega Drive feels like blessed rest. The games featured today – Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Tommy Lasorda Baseball, Super Daisenryaku, Thunder Force II, and Last Battle – will never be called the best games on the Mega Drive. Nevertheless, the console’s 16 bits of awesome mega power has bolstered my spirits and excited me for the goodness to come.
Listen to Sam and I talk about the almost-great Last Battle here.
This post seems like as good a place as any to give an update on my Phantasy Star II playthrough. Progress is slow… very slow. Leveling up all 8 characters so they don’t die is tedious, to say the least. I don’t really know how far I am, though if I had to take a guess, I’d say “Not far enough.” If you don’t see a review for it this Friday, please expect it on Monday. I have company coming into town after that, and if I don’t beat it before then, I’m not sure I ever will. I’m confident the review will be lengthy and rambly. Please look forward to it.