What is your opinion on Solar Jetman?
It's a pretty unique game in the NES library.
Physics-based 360 degree movement. Big open levels with various degree of gravity. Pretty cool.
That last level/boss when it suddenly turned into a side scrolling shooter was awful though.
Lunar Lander clone with many added gameplay elements. Unique fun title.
>doesn't use the gameplay mechanics you've learnt to use the entire game
>floaty controls and auto-scrolling in all directions
>one life, if you die it's game over
>last password was to the level before, which takes an hour to beat
Goddamn that last level was awful. I remember raging hard at it as a kid. I think I beat it eventually but it took many tries.
>at the time Tradewest was somewhat infamous for having unreasonably hard games
What are you talking about? Before Battletoads they had this, Double Dragon, some sports games, and three generic arcade shmups which weren't even notable for difficulty. If anything, they were known for sports games at the time.
And I should mention, Battletoads was developed by RARE, not Tradewest, and the Double Dragon was also just publishing rights, Technos made it.
This game wasn't made by Tradewest either, it was developed by Rare.
Yeah but Tradewest is the company that got to have their giant-ass logo before the title screens. It's kinda like how LJN is known for shitty games even though they didn't actually develop many of them. And difficulty is subjective sir. Maybe you find Double Dragon easy. I can't get past the third level.