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Absurd Ascendant

March 13, 2011

Here’s a treat for the retro fans!  Someone’s working on an Astrocade conversion of the Nichibutsu arcade game Crazy Climber.  He’s done a nice job of compensating for the system’s lack of colors… normally, it can only display four at once, but he’s used hardware tricks to squeeze eight out of the machine.  The game also runs more smoothly than its wonky Atari 2600 counterpart, and offers dual joystick support for a more arcade-like experience.  Here’s a picture of the nearly finished beta… just click on it to see the game in action.

Hey, I wonder if anyone’s ever thought of making a crossover between Crazy Climber and Crazy Taxi?  You know, you’d drive up the sides of skyscrapers, dodging potted plants as you take your fares to the rooftop.  After a couple of stages, you find King Kong and run him over.  Crazy!

Why yes, I did forget my meds today!  How nice of you to notice!  Anyway, there are two new iPhone reviews on the site for those interested.  I’m not sure why I’m writing reviews of games that only cost ninety-nine cents, but hey, it’s something to do!

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