I’m not sure how many aeons ago did I promise to start playing this forgotten Sega MegaDrive / SNES game, but it’s finally here. I used to be so good at platformers, now I can’t make a single decent jump! The controls in this game are pretty crazy too.
Level 1. Meeting Chang.
It all starts with the Blue Lotus book setting, and Tintin is travelling through China. A whole section of the railroad is flooded, so we need to bypass it. Suddenly, we see a boy being carried away by the river, and, naturally, Tintin comes to the rescue! And this is how the epic friendship of Tintin and Cheng has started.
…But it was just a flashback foreshadowing the events of Tintin in Tibet story, and Captain Haddock isn’t impressed by the drama of it all in the slightest.
PS. I’m using a laptop with a pretty small screen, so if you are on a simillar machine and can’t see pictures clearly, let me know and I’ll rearrange those to be bigger in the next post!
Tomb A Day #11 - Tomb Raider, Level 9: Tomb of Tihocan
Something I really like about this level is the basin beneath Tihocan’s tomb itself. So many of the other swimming sections in this game are contained within rectangular stonework. Tihocan’s basin, on the other hand, is very lumpy, bumpy, and asymmetrical like a real underwater cave. Bonus points for being dropped into it through a giant stone face.
The interior design of the tomb is fantastic, too. All of the chambers designed to hold the Scion have striking color schemes compared to the drab look of other areas in the game. As soon as you step into them, you know right away that you’re standing in a place that’s special.
This is my last chance to talk about Pierre for a while, but the game doesn’t directly reveal much about him. However, I think anything you could possibly want to know about him can be summed up by his choice of outerwear: A bomber jacket with nude pin-up art on the back. Classy, Pierre.
Pierre died as he lived.
With a naked woman on top of him. Probably that’s how he lived. Could’ve been Larson.