Man mistakes crappy old NES game for innovative indie game designed to look like crappy old NES game

Having spent three days working his way through what he thought to be the latest retro-themed puzzle-platformer from XBL, Gregory Jones, 24, was shocked to discover that he had in fact just been playing a really shit NES game.

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BanditGamer2273d ago

Yeah, there is nothing crappy about legend of kage

Blacktric2273d ago

Check the other articles from the same website. It is filled with made up stuff.

MaxXAttaxX2273d ago

Obviously taking a stab at some of the pretentiousness surrounding indie games at times.

Kind of a short, fun read.

andibandit2273d ago

It looks like The Last Guardian.

SilentNegotiator2272d ago (Edited 2272d ago )

Regardless, this satirical article makes a good point.

The state of "indie" games is pathetic. Journalists will praise multi-million dollar companies for their hard "indie" work and for making "innovative" backwards or 'plain with an art style' games. Some journalists would absolutely NOT know the difference between an "indie" game they would normally praise and just an out of date game.

Elderly_Cynic2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

What, did he also 'mistake' putting a cartridge into an NES for selecting the title from the quickplay menu on his XBox? I believe I detect the aroma of bovine fecal matter...

OneAboveAll2273d ago

Uh actually people still make un-licensed Homebrew games for the SNES/NES complete with authentic boxes and booklets.

As you can clearly see here. http://www.nightmarebusters...

MacDonagh2273d ago

It isn't actually outwith the realms of possibility. XBL indie has got many clones of popular games like Minecraft and there is even a couple of Manic Miner clones as well.

Elderly_Cynic2273d ago

My point is that, unless Legend of Kage is available on XBL Indie Games (which it's NOT) then this story is highly improbable.

juegosmajicos2273d ago

Have you ever read The Onion? Or maybe like, any kind of satire, ever?

PirateThom2273d ago

I think the joke has gone over some people's heads.

juegosmajicos2273d ago

It's a good joke, too. This website just found itself a place on my speed dial.

Oh_Yeah2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

Jtag/rgh/dev kit. you ever hear of them? i would think that someone into games would also know the "other side"

you can run emus and create homebrew with those

also if they where created and ran on libxenon...its legal.

Septic2273d ago

Actually read the article next time.

Flavor2272d ago

Looks like your sense of humor and intuition have not kept pace with your age.

This piece is satire.

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Godmars2902273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

So someone ripped an NES emulation onto XBL indy to pass it off as their own original work?

Am I the only one seeing a copyright lawsuit of multiple levels?

Also rather liked Legend of Kage. Or rather the potential it had. What could have been done with it or a sequel on a better system.

HeartDisease2273d ago

legend of kage did have a spiritual successor on the nes system, it was called demon sword and was launched in 1990 in the usa. kage was release in 84. both were made by taito.

kage was great in the arcade but sucked on the nes. demon sword was ALOT better as i recall. of course that was a long time ago. try it on yer emulator and let me know how it goes lol

Godmars2902273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

And I played that one too - not as good, which isn't saying much - but I meant a sequel on the SNES at least.

There was a ninja title with designs from the artist behind Ninja Mirai and Goro, but its not the Ninja Mirai game. It also came to the US.

Ninja Mirai


Found it: Hagane

Tres212273d ago

i actually liked demon sword alot

wenaldy2273d ago

Legend of Kage was the shiznit back in the day.. Flute of the death pawns any weapon in video games today..

Wenis2273d ago

By reading the comments, its easy to tell who read the article and who didn't.

Capt-FuzzyPants2273d ago

Yeah this is actually pretty funny. People are flipping out about it and they don't even understand. I like the message though. A lot of these indy games are just overrated.

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