Category Archives: Saturn

Hello again, Showko

That romanization there, “Showko”, that hurts to type and to look at, but it appears to be the more or less official romanization for the name of your opponent in Super Real Mahjong PII, the oldest of the “Super Real” … Continue reading

Posted in mahjong, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Counting down…

I played through Super Real Mahjong PIII in between Japanese grammar review sessions; it’s a pretty short game. Well, that is, it’s a pretty short game if you change the options.  It only has two opponents, but beating both of … Continue reading

Posted in mahjong, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

I am 37.5% pervy.

I seem to be running through about one mahjong title per day – this is pretty easy when you’re working on games that have, at most, four opponents.  Finished Super Real Mahjong PIV off of the Saturn “Graffiti” compilation disc … Continue reading

Posted in mahjong, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Tetsuooooooo!!!!!

OK, well, no.  Today’s post is about Akira, but not That Akira.  Today’s Akira is Akira Hayasaka, star of Seta’s Super Real Mahjong PV, a series that – despite being probably one of the more influential Mahjong series out there … Continue reading

Posted in mahjong, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Really, this is quite educational

I’ve played an awful lot of Mahjong games since 1995.  I got my start with the Suchie-Pai series, which were a great place to start because they really hold your hand when you’re a novice player and tell you what … Continue reading

Posted in mahjong, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Powerslave perspectives

Finished Powerslave tonight, after about a week’s worth of playing, getting stuck, looking up FAQs and video playthroughs, abusing save states and generally doing my best to change the rules of the game to be in my favor without actually … Continue reading

Posted in Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Random praise for Powerslave

Ok, so Powerslave is coming along nicely and I’m starting to feel pretty, what’s a good way to put this? Confident in my ability to turn random aggressive polygon monsters into low-resolution piles of pixelated goo. So it threw me … Continue reading

Posted in Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Purging away…

As of two days ago, I had four bins of cables / computer parts, neatly labeled as “AV Cables”, “Pasocon Cables”, “Pasocon Parts” and “Mynock Chow”. Now I have two bins.  I condemned an awful lot of S-video cables, Cat-5 … Continue reading

Posted in organization, Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

Great Expectations

I quite like Magic Knight Rayearth – the first TV series, that is; I haven’t seen the sequel or the OVA remake.  It’s got a hella catchy OP song, CLAMP art, Mokona, and one of the biggest I-Did-Not-See-That-Coming plot twists … Continue reading

Posted in Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment

An afternoon with Lupin.

After playing through a couple of rather dark PC games, I was going to give the Saturn action RPG “Magic Knight Rayearth” a try.  I own the thing twice over, after all – I bought the domestic version when it … Continue reading

Posted in Saturn, videogames | Leave a comment