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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Captain Tomaday - SNK Neo Geo [002] PlayThru

Another Neo Geo game, which was released only to the arcade right before the turn of the century.  Another unique title in the Neo Geo MVS library!

NOTE: A trainer was used for making this capture.

And, just like Sengoku, instead of a fresh write-up, here is a review I wrote for the game sometime near the year 2000.  I guess you could call this a 'retro review.'  A Puzzle de Pon!R playthru is probably coming soon.

US Title:       Captain Tomaday
Japanese Title: Captain Tomaday
By: Visco
Size: 122 Megs
Neo Geo Home Release? No
Neo Geo MVS Release?  05/27/1999
Neo Geo CD Release?   No

"Well, after playing this game (basically the next game I played AFTER Puzzle de Pon!R), I feel that Visco has redeemed themselves. The game is interesting, too say the least.

Basically it is a shooter, in the style of 1942. The player controls a mutant cherry tomato (you get a nice intro that shows how it came to be at the beginning) which uses its fists as weapons to destroy the enemies on the various screens. The fists, which are not connected to the tomato, are just free floating. They remind me of the game Rayman, from the Atari Jaguar (another game that had absolutely stunning visuals entwined with very creative gameplay). Visco seemed to take the same non violent approach with this game.

The graphics and sound are nice, with no slow down. The intro looks really good. This doesn't feel like some old or rehashed game; it looks very new. The gameplay, while it feels mindless at sometimes, is not bad at all. As for controls, the A button controls one fist while the B button controls the other. The game allows you to power up one fist if the player is constantly hitting the button for the other.

I would definitely recommend this game. It has stunning visuals, and is very cute, but is somewhat challenging as a shooter. It appears it will be yet another MVS release only, but hopefully it will be produced in quantity. This game is probably worth about $180, which seems to be what I have seen it for lately.  I might even venture as far as saying that the price of this MVS cart may skyrocket in the future, possibly to the levels of Super Dodge Ball.  Once you see the game with your own eyes, you will see what I mean."

This gameplay was captured on December 12, 2018.

Game was played on a modded SNK Neo Geo home console, equipped with the UniBIOS.
A HD Retrovision Component cable was used, connected to an OSSC 1.6 (processing the video in Line4x mode), with the output being captured by a Startech USB3HDCAP.

Video was edited with Shotcut.

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