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Super Hydorah guide - How to straighten up and fly right

Posted by Campbell Bird on May 11th, 2018

Super Hydorah is an old-school shooter in almost every way imaginable. This means that it can be quite tough and unforgiving at times. If you find yourself struggling in the game, feel free to try out some of these tips to help you have a better time with it.

Don't be afraid of Easy Mode

Upon learning that Super Hydorah has an Easy Mode, you might reflexively avoid it and go with the game's Normal Mode, but this is most likely a mistake. Unless you are a seasoned shooter player or you've already been through Super Hydorah once, Easy Mode is the way to go.

Easy Mode grants you a rechargable shield, which can allow you to get further into levels more easily. You may not rack up quite as much score, but going through Super Hydorah on an easier difficulty can definitely help prepare you for subsequent runs on Normal Mode.

Super Hydorah review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on May 10th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SUPER SHOOTER
Super Hydorah is a solid, retro-inspired shooter.
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TurboGraphx-16 Gamebox Heads To The App Store

Posted by Chris Hall on December 23rd, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Oh the TurboGraphx-16. Here in the states, the TurboGraphx-16 was the distant 3rd wheel in the 16-bit gaming world, being far outsold by its rivals Nintendo and Sony. It had its charm, but the lack of a second controller port, a poor launch bundle title (Keith Courage in Alpha Zones), and an ineffective US marketing campaign doomed it to obscurity.

Despite this lack of love from the US market, a number of great games were released on the system, including the Bonk series, Air Zonk, Bomberman, Blazing Lazers, Legendary Axe, Ninja Spirit, and many others. Fans of the console and its games will be happy to know that they can now get their hands on the TurboGraphx Gamebox which packages many of the systems most popular games into an easily digestible app.

The collection comes with one free app, "World Sports Competition," and then charges you $2.99 each to play any of the other 15 games (you can try each game out for free for 3 minutes). More games will be released in the future, but the current list includes :

World Sports Competition
Bomberman '94
Bonk's Adventure
China Warrior
Dungeon Explorer
Jaseiken Necromancer
Military Madness
New Adventure Island
Ninja Spirit
Soldier Blade
Victory Run
World Class Baseball

At the price point I'm not sure how many games Hudson Entertainment is hoping to sell (especially R-Type, which has its own app for $1 cheaper than the TurboGraphx-16 Gamebox version), but fans of the old system will certainly be pleased with the faithful ports.