Good ol’ NES is not dead…

So, I finally couldn’t resist and placed my order on Retrozone. Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril and Mystic Pillars shall be mine in no time! Bwahaha!

Brand new NES carts in 2010. It’s, like, heaven.

Both of these brand new, original NES games were developed by one-man team Sivak Games. This genius does everything, from graphics and music to assembler programming. Holy shit, I’d sure like to be able to do that! 8)

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril happens to be the first platform game to be released on the NES in 15 years, and seems pretty much similar to Megaman in many ways. Not bad, huh? This ambitious game includes over 550 rooms, 30 enemy types, 8 bosses and lets you choose between 5 difficulty levels. No less.
Battle Kid was sold out shortly after its release a few months ago. Now that it’s available again on Retrozone, I wasn’t gonna let it go.

Mystic Pillars was made by the same guy, and it’s a Tetris-like. Oh geez, I LOVE Tetris! According to the preview, the game looks pretty nice and colorful and just like the original Tetris, it features custom difficulty settings and music themes. Looks awesome so far, can’t wait to play.

I had originally no intention of purchasing anything else than Battle Kid, but as I was checking their other games Mystic Pillars caught my attention. Because it was a Tetris-like! Not to mention it was made by Sivak too, and seemed real fun. Shipping remained the same whether I was buying it or not anyway. Sigh, shipping overseas is *so* expensive.

* hope my NES works hope my NES works hope my NES works *

Battle Kid gameplay preview (click here to watch it on NESguide):

Mystic Pillars preview:


Passed the final exams. Got my diploma. Life’s great.

Just sharing my enthusiasm.

I’m so friggin happy at the moment. I have been anxious about that matter for a while, as I was actually expecting to get my results much sooner and wouldn’t receive them (and you know how annoying it is…) Finally, they decided to land in my mailbox on Tuesday… end of the suspense. YES, FINALLY! 😀

Okay, to be honest, that wasn’t that of a big surprise. Despite that unusual amount of stress on the previous days, I was kind of confident this year, due to my work and the feeling most of the tests went smooth or sort of. Still, I can’t deny it’s a relief, a big one.

So I eventually made it to that long-expected arts diploma from the Sorbonne University of Paris. It’s my first diploma. Until last year, I never thought I’d make it this far. I feel proud.

Now I’ll celebrate by playing videogames all summer. >:D Haha. Soon time to think about the future, which, given the not-so-good status of employment today, makes me feel kind of anxious. AGAIN.