Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Legendary Wings

now, I'm sure everyone here have played a shooter before
no, not first person shooters kids! I'm talking about old arcade shoot'em up shooters, top-down view! yeah, that's right, little airplanes and energy shoots all around the screen, power ups that make your weapons shot 2, 3 times more, this kind of thing.
well, this games are SO much fun for a one-shot run, trying to see how far you can get, and today I'll talk about one of my favorites: Legendary Wings, or Ares no Tsubasa (Wings of Ares) in Japan.


Well, I'm really suspect to talk about this, because I have memories to play it coop-mode with my mother, as a child, then it's overwhelming nostalgia ahahah!
But aside my personal experiences, it's a great and solid game! Released by Capcom in 1986 for arcades and later, in 1988 for the NES, the game story is is set in a distant future where an alien supercomputer named "Dark", which has been helping human civilization achieve a new state of enlightenment since ancient times, has suddenly rebelled against mankind. Two young warriors are given the Wings of Love and Courage by the God of War Ares (yeah, same greek god that screwed Kratos all over) in order to destroy Dark and ensure mankind's survival.


The game's controls consists of an eight-way joystick and two buttons which changes depending on the context. The game consists of five areas with two different playing styles: the first segment in each stage is a top-view vertical scrolling segment in the player flies across the sky, shooting at airborne enemies with their gun while dropping bombs at ground enemies, in order to reach the palace at the end of segment. When the player defeats the guardian and gains entrance to the palace, the game switches to a side-scrolling perspective, in which the player moves towards their goal on foot until reaching the boss at the end. There's also lots of bonus levels, "trap" levels where you'll have to escape, and power-ups. Playing it alone is half the fun. I reccomend to find a friend and play it co-op!


So, guys, that's it. I'll not gonna stay here long, because i'm actually sick of my stomach, just stopped by quickly to show you more nostalgia. Ah, and before I forget, Legendary Wings is available to play via Web emulator right here!

so, Cheers!

34 comments:

  1. I remember a simmilar game for the NES called B-Wing, where you could switch the wings on your ship and it changed the type of weapons you had - and there was like a hundred choices. One of my all time fav 'flight sims' is that right? Well as far as the NES could take the idea :D

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  2. This vaugly reminds me of the game Section Z!

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  3. Haven't played this exact game but a lot of variations of it and they're always great fun!

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  4. My sister love this game :D

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  5. This is one I never heard of or played, will have to give it a go

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  6. a nice pastime game at work

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  7. With that music you're motivated till the end.

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  8. i'm going to have to try this, It is nice to have a larger selection of co-op games to play with other people

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  9. Never heard of this game before, will deifnitely try it out!

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  10. I played some of these games, but they didn't appeal to me for some reason. Can get boring really fast.

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  11. I am horrible at games like this, but they ARE so much fun!

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  12. NES! :3
    Will make emulator thread on my blog soon :)
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  13. Reminds me of some of the games I played as a kid. :P

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  14. Good old NES game. Brings back good memories!

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  15. played this too, really good game, check it out!
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  16. Never playd this one. But maybe im too young to it.

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  17. reminds of of life force! loved that game :>

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  18. Never heard of this game before

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  19. lol, dude, I totally forgot I played that game until I saw the youtube vid, then the memories from childhood flooded in o_o wow

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  20. Overhead shooters were my first favorite genre. They should make more of them (the last great overhead shooter I played was Ikaruga, if I recall).

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  21. looks like a really good game! i want more of this so you got your self a new follower +1 :D

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  22. wow i remember this game pure awesome dude!

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  23. Aah, some nostalgia here! :D awesome post

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  24. Guess im going to go looking for a rom now! Great post man, love the blog an hope you keep on posting!

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  25. Looks like an interesting game. I'd like to see an updated version for the ps3 where you can fly around at will. Sort of like a dragon on Skyrim.

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  26. I LOVE this game! Following you now!!

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  27. Old skool games are sick!!! Now following.

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