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Hey, it's the Atlus game for Virtual Boy that first brought the Shin Megami Tensei series to North America!
....does anyone own this game? Have they played it? What are your thoughts on it?
Well, can't play the game...my Virtual Boy is busted. Boots up fine, audio works...but no picture. After some research online, this is apparently a common problem for the system. Thankfully, fixing it is fairly simple and there are plenty of YouTube vids that can walk you through the process. I'm gonna try it, but I have to wait a few days for the tools I need to open the system to arrive from Amazon. Hope I can pull this off. Wish me luck!
Yeah, the price for that game is ridiculous. I was just lucky to find one (no box) for a somewhat decent price...just after getting a recent paycheck. It was such a "once-in-a-lifetime" feeling kind of chance, so I had to buy it right away. When would I ever randomly run across another copy of Jack Bros. anyway?
The game itself is...eehhhhh....fun? Maybe? I dunno. It's basically a series of mazes (top-down, Zelda-style) where you have to go around finding keys and killing enemies. Once you find enough keys, you then have to get to the exit and make it to the next maze. All within a time limit. After a handful of stages, you fight a boss, then it's on to the next "world" - another set of mazes and key-finding. Rinse and repeat.
It's a pretty simple game from what I can tell. And the stereoscopic 3D is made with the weakest of sauces. It's not *bad* but...it sure isn't great. IMO, anyway. This game's price is absolutely due to the fact that it is so rare. Not because the game itself is some kind of masterpiece or anything.