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Bloody Wolf

FernandoFernando Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Games and Technology
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My friend gave me a suggestion to download it from Wii's VC. I did, and am I ever glad. Few games today have the story of "The president's been kidnapped, here's a gun, fuck shit up". And that's literally all you do in the game, shoot the ever living crap out of waves and waves of faceless nazis.

Game play
It's a mix of Contra, with the absurd amount of carnage and limited health bar, and Metal Gear, with weird bosses that usually have some gimmick to them. That's really the best way to describe it as the game kind of centers around the fact that you just have to destroy what ever is in your way, it's a very manly game. The game gets more 90's by making a motorcycle a power up and making it so you can drive said motorcycle into buildings. With the main machine gun, made easier with the Turbo-Grapix 16's turbo button, you also get grenades which can take out many soldiers at once. The soldiers are actually very varied as well too. There are regular grunt, grenade grunts, red ones with the incentive to run up and stab you, machine gunners, super soldiers, armored ones that can only be taken out with a knife, motorcycle hippies, and even yellow ones that try and commit suicide by blowing up in your face. The game has so many fucking soldiers though that it actually causes the game to slowdown. I once counted 22 fucking soldiers on the screen, half of which were shooting at me. Luckily, with your various upgrades, like a spread gun like shotgun and absurd machine gun bazooka, these guys usually go down pretty fast.

Sound
Usually with older games, the soundtrack is nothing special. This is not the case with bloody wolf. It's very obnoxious and makes you feel like your Rambo out to rape a virgin or something. It just explodes off the screen and a lot of the time I was tapping my toe along with the beat until the music was over shadowed by me yelling at the fact that most of the bosses will beat you down 3 times before you even realize what you are supposed to do.

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The first sub boss in the game, simply named "Shotgun Man"

Presentation and Style
As the above images show, it makes you feel like your in a jungle camp fighting off waves and waves of dumb ass soldiers. There is actually a lot of platforming involved though. One level has you rafting down a river, others have you jumping over logs and one that will drive you mad has you drudging through a swamp killing scuba divers. It's not a simple run and gun and the effort shows. I can't say much about them, since defending a game with 16 bit graphics is harder than it seems as every explosion looks exactly the same, but for it's time, I bet people were shitting bricks when they saw the amount of people on the screen at once. There is even a free roaming stage that requires you to find 16 hostages, complete with a knife fight with a crazy Japanese guy.

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Yes, hostages, as seen on the roof, do all look like Hitler

Re playability
It's only 8 levels, but they are all very fun and challenging. Your likely to come back just to beat it in an afternoon or to take out a submarine with a machine gun to make you feel more like a man. I can at least see myself coming back to it to play the fast mode, which apparently makes the bosses harder.

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God damn I hate Nazis

Overall
It's 6 fucking dollars. Takes about a minute to download and will have you smiling the whole way through, while it is short, it is fun.

8/10

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    This forum not a fan of retro games or something?

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I have the original Bloody Wolf and Turbo Grafix and fuck this game is awesome. This man, he does not lie. It's also really damn hard later on, or at least I remember it being so.

    You all owe it to yourselves to buy it, I'm probably going to again just because I'm too lazy to get out said Turbo Grafix

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    I have the original Bloody Wolf and Turbo Grafix and fuck this game is awesome. This man, he does not lie. It's also really damn hard later on, or at least I remember it being so.

    You all owe it to yourselves to buy it, I'm probably going to again just because I'm too lazy to get out said Turbo Grafix

    Yeah, especially for only 6 dollars.

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  • shyguyshyguy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You've sold me.

    This will be my next VC purchase.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Beware, I'm not joking around when I say it's hard. I'm the kind of person who finds mega man games easy too.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Bought'd. Thank you for that review sir. I needed a good Contra fix until the original is released on the VC.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    It's a shame Data East went under, they made a fine game.

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  • redstormpopcornredstormpopcorn Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    The english is horrid, but it sort of adds to the whole fun of it.

    Fear the shotgun man and his human shields.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fernando wrote: »
    It's a shame Data East went under, they made a fine game.

    They also made the robocop games. If you love bloody wolf, you'd probably love the robocop games too.

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  • ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I just saw some gameplay videos of this bastard. The dude riding the motorcycle looks like the most ridiculous thing ever.

    I may just buy this.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fernando wrote: »
    It's a shame Data East went under, they made a fine game.

    They also made the robocop games. If you love bloody wolf, you'd probably love the robocop games too.

    I'll try and check them out, considering they are probably rare now.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Zxerol wrote: »
    I just saw some gameplay videos of this bastard. The dude riding the motorcycle looks like the most ridiculous thing ever.

    I may just buy this.

    It is hard as hell, but they give you unlimited continues in the room you left off in. This is nice, but you have to remember that the game is impossible otherwise.

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  • TheSonicRetardTheSonicRetard Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fernando wrote: »
    Fernando wrote: »
    It's a shame Data East went under, they made a fine game.

    They also made the robocop games. If you love bloody wolf, you'd probably love the robocop games too.

    I'll try and check them out, considering they are probably rare now.

    Make sure you try Robocop vs Terminator.

    And, if by some cosmic twist, you have an 8088 or similarly compatible IBM PC with EGA graphics and you can find a hook up, get the old-ass PC version of Robocop. It's not a port nor did it appear any where else and it's fucking GODLY.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Dear God Robocop vs Terminator was an awesome game.

    I seem to remember a really good Robocop game on the C64 too...

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
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    If the thread didn't sell me on the game, this screenshot sure did.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh no, I'm beginning to have a lasting impact of people's finances. ahh ahh AHHHH *jumps out window*

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I KNEW this game looked familiar! That screen with the awesome Engrish brought it all back to me.

    Also the Robocop games were fucking awesome.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    I KNEW this game looked familiar! That screen with the awesome Engrish brought it all back to me.

    Also the Robocop games were fucking awesome.

    You should buy it, makes you want to eat jerky. It's that manly.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Shameless bump

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  • themocawthemocaw Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Is this the one where, after you successfully rescue the president. . .
    The douchebags tell you there is no more room on the helicopter for you and you get captured, so the second player has to come rescue the first guy?

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    I will consider this as a possible next VC purchase. I just kicked Contra 4's (and subsequently Contra Shattered Soldier) ass. This may be my next target..

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  • CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    slash000 wrote: »
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    The above quote is limed in my mind, so lime it in yours, too.

    Sold.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    slash000 wrote: »
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    I will consider this as a possible next VC purchase. I just kicked Contra 4's (and subsequently Contra Shattered Soldier) ass. This may be my next target..

    Hate to sound stupid, but OP? What would that be?

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fernando wrote: »
    slash000 wrote: »
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    I will consider this as a possible next VC purchase. I just kicked Contra 4's (and subsequently Contra Shattered Soldier) ass. This may be my next target..

    Hate to sound stupid, but OP? What would that be?


    Original Post.


    so if I say, "what a great OP," that means, the first post creating the thread was good. If I say, "the OP was referring to blah blah," I'm talking about the forumer who made the first post of the thread.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    slash000 wrote: »
    Fernando wrote: »
    slash000 wrote: »
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    I will consider this as a possible next VC purchase. I just kicked Contra 4's (and subsequently Contra Shattered Soldier) ass. This may be my next target..

    Hate to sound stupid, but OP? What would that be?


    Original Post.


    so if I say, "what a great OP," that means, the first post creating the thread was good. If I say, "the OP was referring to blah blah," I'm talking about the forumer who made the first post of the thread.

    Oh, why thank you, I've been doing reviews for a while. I did everything from Sunset Riders to Psychonauts.

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  • The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fernando wrote: »
    slash000 wrote: »
    That's how you do an OP. :^:

    I will consider this as a possible next VC purchase. I just kicked Contra 4's (and subsequently Contra Shattered Soldier) ass. This may be my next target..

    Hate to sound stupid, but OP? What would that be?

    Original poster, or title post (Either the person who made the thread, or the first post itself)

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I think I will stick to VC games though, my other ones were for older more obscure games. Plus, the other reviews I've seen are way too long. I like short and too the point.

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  • MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    FUCK YES!! I love this game. My late uncle Larry had a turbo grafix and when I was young I used to go over there and play it with him. When I beat the game he gave me the title of "bloody wolf" and referred to me as such at family functions (much to the confusion of those not in the know) My younger brothers got jealous and demanded to play the game. We were all bloody wolves shortly thereafter.

    This game reminds me of how awesome my uncle was.

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  • SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Bloody Wolf was a pretty fun game. About as good as anything Capcom or SNK were putting out at the time I'd say.

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    FUCK YES!! I love this game. My late uncle Larry had a turbo grafix and when I was young I used to go over there and play it with him. When I beat the game he gave me the title of "bloody wolf" and referred to me as such at family functions (much to the confusion of those not in the know) My younger brothers got jealous and demanded to play the game. We were all bloody wolves shortly thereafter.

    This game reminds me of how awesome my uncle was.

    Wish my uncle was cool like that.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Thread name should be changed to reflect the awesome dialog:

    "Bloody Wolf - Get the hot bullets of shotgun to die!"

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    Thread name should be changed to reflect the awesome dialog:

    "Bloody Wolf - Get the hot bullets of shotgun to die!"

    I should have mentioned it, but I really didn't read anything while playing the game, I just killed. I think around 2000 men won't go home to their families after that 8 stage trip.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh I'm not knocking the dialog... I find it BETTER if they have terrible engrish. Just makes it painfully obvious they wanted just an action game. :)

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  • FernandoFernando Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    urahonky wrote: »
    Oh I'm not knocking the dialog... I find it BETTER if they have terrible engrish. Just makes it painfully obvious they wanted just an action game. :)

    It has so much action, my god. It's as though someone put 50 pounds of beef jerky on a video game maker and it just made Bloody Wolf.

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  • MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Terrible translation is the hallmark of any classic 8-16 bit game.

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  • The Burnin8orThe Burnin8or Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Oh man, I played this so much when I had my TG-16. I didn't know is was on the VC. So sold.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If this is half as good as the amazing Robocop arcade game was, everyone should get it.

    Has that game(Robocop AC) ever been beaten? I don't think I ever saw the second boss, much less the final level.

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