people still don't know this game?!?!?!?!?!?!?! This was like metroid combined with megaman combined with ninja gaiden, combined with "sunglasses at night" by corey hart. 5 FUCKING STARS.
Looks and sounds more like a clone of the first Batman game to me, but that's not really a bad thing.
Shatterhand is a hilarious name for a guy who punches metal walls and robots and stuff.
While using one arm to hang off a chain link fence while punching silos.
Naturally, the guy picked the most boring level. There's an underwater level, a reversed gravity cave, a flaming elevator with bomb dodging, and a submarine filled with alien fetuses.
You go through all of them as an ex-cop (out for revenge I think) who punches bullets out of the sky and uses his robot ninja familiar as a jetpack.
Fuck. A treasure chest that has a grenade in it and hurts you? That's pretty fucking brutal.
I'd say that King's Knight was the most unforgiving game on the NES, but now I'm not so sure...
|Caminante Nocturno |
Shatterhand defeats his mortal foe, Shooterhand!
I'm surprised this wasn't made by Capcom.
|Crunchy Frog |
The original Japanese version was based on a Masked Rider-esque action series. Yet this game is much better your typical licensed crap. Not Megaman good, and not as good as Capcom's Disney licensed games, but definitely worthwhile.
If you still have an NES, Shatterhand's worth paying a few bucks for.
Natsume now makes only Harvest Moon games :(
the "Educational" category
|Dr. Lobotomy |
The "Guy in blue pants fighting weird shit" era.
Shatterhand: Punch robots
Powerblade: Duke Nukem look-alike throws boomerangs at alien space robots(some had goatees)
Vice: Project Doom: How a Blade Runner-esque set up lead to you throwing grenades at various east Asian mythological creatures in "South Central America" to reach their robotic/mutant/clone masters and cut them with your laser whip is still unclear to me. Awesome though.
HOLY CRAP THAT COIN WAS AS BIG AS HIS CHEST
This game entertained the fuck out of me when I was a kid. I only beat it a few times - the last few levels were as unforgiving as a baptist grandfather who just found out his grandson was gay - but I drew Shatterhand Guy and those little robots in every single notebook I had in school.
|The McK |
The title was (and is!) euphonious as fuck.
|Big Muddy |
Judging from the boxart you would think it should be called "Skinned Cyborg Knuckles", but...nooooooooo!
I love this game.
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