Peter Tieryas
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Peter Tieryas is the author of Mecha Samurai Empire & Cyber Shogun Revolution (Penguin RH). He's written for Kotaku, IGN, & Verge. He was an artist at Sony Pictures & Technical Writer for LucasArts.
5/20/20
9:12 PM
1

Yeah. I gave it a fresh go about two years ago and jeez, I wasn’t quite up to the task. (And I beat it no problem as a kid.) It was very hard to resist the temptation of save states, but they really take something away, I think.

5/20/20
1:44 PM
19

I had to stop reading the article half way through, I want to re experience it myself tonight. The fact that it's added this month is my happy for today though! 

5/20/20
1:17 PM
3

This game, and the NES version of Bionic Commando were oddballs in that they were much more complex and interesting than their arcade version counterparts. (I would argue that the arcade version of BC is actually not very good)
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5/20/20
1:06 PM
2

Those open map zip lines were death traps.

5/20/20
12:52 PM
1

Did they ever do a SNES remake? Because as fun as the NES one might be... it’s ugly as hell. 

5/20/20
12:44 PM
1

I got this for my birthday and was pissed. I hated this game for months until i really sat down and worked through it (I was 8 at the time) once I understood some of the wonky mechanics (hello zipline). I fell in love with this game.

5/20/20
12:42 PM
10

This and Bionic Commando were two arcade games that the nes somehow made better. Were there any others?

5/20/20
12:29 PM
21

As hard as I find it to be thrilled about anything they release for the NES online library, this is one of the games that I desperately wanted but assumed it wouldn’t come. To say I was thrilled to see it show up is an understatement. Read more

5/20/20
12:21 PM
3

I loved playing Rygar as a kid. It stymied me at first, but it didn’t take long to learn more and make some progress, and then I was hooked. I know I beat it a handful of times since it wasn't especially punishing. Great memories. 

5/20/20
12:19 PM
9

Rygar was one of the games I played as a kid that really gave me a passionate love for video games and wondering what was to come in the years ahead. It also taught me map making, note taking and whatnot, because you needed to revisit so much of it when you got stronger or had new gear. Yet, it was fairly friendly to Read more

5/20/20
12:17 PM
3

Oh man, I tried SO, SO many times to beat this as a kid. Was a blast game but frustrating. Maybe I should pick it up again......