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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Espgaluda II Black Label release party

This past weekend, I hosted a get-together for local SF Bay Area friends to celebrate Cave's Espgaluda II Black Label for XB360. I have to admit that one of the best things about these latest Cave ports are the Novice modes. Although these provide little challenge for 1CC, they do give an opportunity to really understand the deep scoring mechanics for what is considered one of Caves most complex games. I can attest to getting quite frustrated at this game in PCB form, and as such, have never given it a lot of attention, but am really enjoying the opportunity to learn it in a more friendly environment, which I'm sure non-shmup players would also find quite accessible. It seems that Cave really does understand the difference between their hardcore PCB fans and consumer console players.

Besides playing Cave's latest XB360 port (with its equally awesome Black Label and Arrange modes), we also played a few unreleased Cave titles, namely Muchi Muchi Pork and Pink Sweets, as well as some Type X2 games, and classic Genesis games via a jamma-converter.

1 comment:

  1. Oh man I want to play Espgaluda 2 again so bad. I used to go play it when it was at the Rack N Cue at San Francisco State but they took it out. One of these days I will have to get a Japanese 360. With all the new Cave titles hitting that system theres really no reason not to, right? ;)

    I just noticed you posted on my ancient blog, ECCO. I kind of let that blog fall by the wayside. :(