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Welcome To Die!

Good evening my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday. Today we are going back to the arcade. Woo-hoo! This time we are bringing five of our buddies with us. Five!? What game are we playing that can possibly fit 6 people!? I’ll tell you that in a second, but first it’s time to bust out your money, get quarters from the machine, and race over to the giant cabinet in the center, because it’s time to play the the 6 person X Men arcade game.
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How To Blow Something AND Someone Up

Good morning Leaguers and my loyal Painkillers, and welcome to another Grab A Buddy Monday. Today, I have something good for you, cause you won’t be grabbing just one buddy, instead you will be grabbing three. With that being said, you probably already know what system I’ll be telling you to hook up later. For now, did you ever want to be a cute, yet very destructive person? If so, well now is your chance. So let’s get the ball rolling. Grab your buddies, hook up your Nintendo 64, and it’s time to play some BomberMan 64.

Normally this is where I will tell you about the single player part of the game, but I’m not going to do that this time. It’s not that I don’t like the single player mode, it’s a great game. My issue is, you are playing a platform game, and you can’t jump or swim, so I rather just stick with the multi player mode. The one thing that I will say is that there are gold cards to collect, and they unlock different maps to play in the multi player mode.

In the multi player mode you choose which BomberMan you want to be. They are all the same sprite, just different color palettes. Once the game starts, you and your buddies try to blow each other up, until there is one left standing to win the round. First player to win three rounds, wins the game. In the game you can pick up, throw, and kick bombs at your opponents. In previous games you needed powerups you do those things, so it’s refreshing that you don’t need them to do that this time around. Speaking of powerups, you can find them, by blowing up parts of the environment on the map. Powerups are usually hearts to take more that one hit, bombs that allows you to drop more than one bomb at a time, and a flame that allows you explosions to be larger. Another cool feature is that you can pump up your bombs. This allows you to make your bomb bigger before you drop or throw it. The thing is, once your pumped up bomb hits the ground, it can not be picked up or kicked, so make sure that you are certain where you want this bomb to go.

This is a very fun game, single and multi player mode. If you can’t find a copy for the N64, or an emulator copy, there should be one up on the Nintendo store. Find yourself a copy and enjoy. Until next time Painkillers!


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Toads And Dragons Unite!

Hello all my Painkillers out there, and welcome to another addition of Grab A Buddy Monday! For today’s game, I’m going to tell you about a mash up, that even to this day, I have no idea how this even came together. Anyway, it’s time to grab your buddy, hook up your SNES, and let’s play some Battletoads & Double Dragon.

The plot of the game is simple. The Dark Queen has returned, and is once again hell bent on ruling the galaxy. This time, she has partnered up with the Shadow Warriors (you know, the baddies from the Double Dragon games), to make sure her plans go through. When the Battletoads find out about this, they get on touch with the Double Dragons, Billy and Jimmy Lee to help even the odds.

The gameplay is classic beat em up style. I like the fact that you can choose from all five battletoads and double dragons to play as. You play through seven levels, with a boss battle at the end of each stage. The downside of this game is that it follows the same gameplay as the first battletoads game, where if one person dies, and has to continue, that both players have to start at the beginning of that level.

Normally when I do these post, my goal is to try to get you interested in trying to find and play these games, and because of that, I try to not knock these games. Don’t get me wrong, because this is a good game, and you should definitely check it out. My issue with this game, is that it looks, feels, and plays like a battletoad game, as if the Double Dragons were added at the last second. Me personally, it would have been better to have a bit more double dragon stuff added in, but check it out yourself, and let me know what you think.


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Time to Kick It Old School!

Monday is here once again, ah shit! Yes, I know, I know, so today with all the recent talk about the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw coming in January, it seems like a good time to talk about some old school wrestling games. That’s right, you read that correctly, Captain Pain is giving you a Two For One Special. Now it’s time once again to grab your buddy, dust off your PS1, and let’s play some WWF Wrestlemania the arcade game, and WWF In Your House the arcade game.
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The Barbarian, The Amazon and The Dwarf

Hello November! Here at the HBCL, we love our themes. So this month’s theme is No Saves November ( I see what you did there Chairman!). So, any post that falls under this theme, will be about games that don’t have a normal save function, or someone broked, up the save options. Therefore, for my first post for No Save November, I figured that I would start off with something that many people would know. Now, let’s dive head first into Golden Axe for the Sega Genesis.
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