Censor Watch

Handful of games we didn't know were coming have turned up on the Classification Board's desk this past week. Let's find out what they are.

The screenshot there betrays one of them. Yep, it's Mystic Quest Legend, the Final Fantasy-lite Squaresoft produced for the SNES back in the early '90s. I suspect this means it's coming to Virtual Console. Exciting? Not really. Mystic Quest wasn't very good.

The second game we didn't know about is Solarobo, a follow-up but not a direct sequel to PSone platformer Tail Concerto. We knew it was coming to Japan, but a Western release, too? That's news to us!

The third game we didn't know about is the absurdly-named Thruspace: High Velocity 3D Puzzle. Google doesn't turn anything up. But the developer is listed as Keys Factory, a Japanese mobile game company, so my money is on some sort of DSiWare puzzler.

Ancient Secrets: Quest for the Golden Key (QVS) G BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (QVS) M Disney Tangled (THQ) G EA Sports MMA (EA) M Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Capcom) PG Go Diego Go! Build and Rescue (2K) G Kinect Adventures (Microsoft) G Luxor: Quest for the Afterlife (QVS) G Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor (QVS) G Mystic Quest Legend (Square Enix) G Nail'd (Koch Media) PG NBA Elite (EA) G The Penguins of Madagascar (THQ) G Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K) PG Solarobo (Namco Bandai) G Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.) PG Thruspace: High Velocity 3D Puzzle (Nintendo) G Touchmaster 4: Connect (Warner Bros.) G Zhu Zhu Pets 2 (Activision) G


Comments

    That a wholllee lot of G's and PG's right there

    with the occasional M thrown into the mix

    I purchased mystic quest back in the day and quickly realised its foul stench. Thing was you could not get rid of the save files. I wanted to return it but could not with save files on the cart. I read that turning the SNES on and off quickly could stuff save files and wipe them but after many attempts gave up. Still got it exchanged though for Plok if I rememeber correctly.

    Man that was a grandpa Simpson rant but I will post anyway.

    Lol, I remember Mystic Quest! Another game which oddly had a name change when released in this region (It was called Mystic Quest Legend here, but was called Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest across the ocean). Add that to the list that includes Starwing (Starfox) and Illusion of Time (Illusion of Gaia).

    Mystic Quest does hold fond memories for me. While it was pretty simplistic, didn't have a lot of depth and had a weak story, it was the first real console JRPG I remember playing - and in that sense, it was a perfect RPG introduction for me. I moved onto bigger and better things of course from there like Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Chrono Trigger, Terranigma, Illusion of Time and the SNES Final Fantasy games - but Mystic Quest still holds that special memory for me. I remember its musical score was actually surprisingly good. Boss fight music was epic.

      Speak truth, bro! I loved Mystic Quest. Sure, I'm under no illusions as to its actual QUALITY, but it was just plain fun. It was also the first turn-based JRPG I ever played. And yeah, the soundtrack was absolutely amazing, I'd say one of the best on the entire SNES, but its graphics were also surprisingly good- look at the giant, colourful monster sprites which changed to reflect damage as you hit them and the neat spell effects. It was arguably prettier than Final Fantasy IV.

    Even though the game play wasn't very good in Mystic Quest, its music... Unbelievable. Just putting it out there.

    Oh right for BlazBlue: continuem shift! Even though I already pre-ordered the fan edition. You Should to! Here:

    http://www.zenunited.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-blazblue-continuum-shift-fans-edition

    Ahhh Mystic Quest!! I still have my cartridge :) One of the first and few JRPG's I completed. Music was kick arse but the gameplay a bit repetitive. Might have to dig it out again hehe

    Hell yeah, Mystic Quest!

    I still consider it to be my favourite FF game, though I know I'll get lynched if I outright call it the best one.

    Simple isn't always bad. Plus the music was amazing, espcially for a SNES game, and such a simple one at that.

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