Beaten game number 9 Momodora

I have more or less spent all “play time” this month on Trails in the sky
on the PSP (it’s still not over) but I had to take a short break when
the fourth game in the Momodora series was released.

Since I haven’t really mentioned them earlier I might as well make a small post about them all.

All four games are really short and inspired by Castlevania/ Cave Story etc,
it might seem easy to make a small game like these ones but setting limits
and not make the projects into something bigger is actually really hard and
something the creator “rdein” have mastered by now.


Sadly I can’t really recommend the first game, it feels like the early project that
it also is and it is far from polished. Of course, the core is good and many
of the weapons are fun to experiment with plus you might want to
follow the little story there is.

Both the first and second game is free to download, while the first one feels
like a linear “Cave Story clone” the second evolves to be a bit more unique
and also adds the classic Castlevania map:


This really is the short version of a Castlevania, it took me less than
2 hours to get 100% but luckily all four games have more to do after
you beat them, different endings, challenges etc.
The “camera” / transition is a little odd this time since it scrolls
half a screen at a time but that is just a minor flaw and since
it is a free and short game you should try it!

Next up is Momodora III. This is more or less a polished combination
of the first two games, it is linear but with the option to
backtrack to find some secrets or just enjoy the environments once more.
Combining different items with passive and active effects is
a big and fun part this time!


Lastly we have the newly released Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight.

I was looking forward to this but was still surprised to see it
released so soon. This is definitely the pinnacle of the series and
rdein have really evolved his game making skills. Everything from
graphics, animations etc to music and level design is on top!


Games like this is the very reason I finally turned to the dark side
(PC games, hehe) a few years ago, short games like this just
don’t make it to the consoles and it would be quite
sad to miss out on some of them.

Loot of the month

Well, something like that anyway, this is most of my recently added items:


The collectors edition of Bravely Second (PAL), I still haven’t started the game yet but I really needed to get this on the release. I remember how surprised people was over the size of the Bravely Default box and I thought we would be prepared this time but somehow it was still a surprise
to see a monster box like this! I really like that it includes a full 300 pages artbook instead of the “usual” 50 pages. I do look forward to starting the game soon, I just need to finish the second half of Trails in the Sky on my PSP first.

3x limited

Next up are some more boxes, Unlimited Saga to the PS2 RPG collection of course, I have been really bad at updating how that collection is coming along but I will try to do an update soon. I have become a bit sidetracked, sometimes other items just pop up that you need to get.
The Hakuoki box feels like a closure to the “PSP boxes collection” even if it’s not an RPG I still wanted to add it, the same goes for Sakura Wars.

3x OST

I FINALLY added both the Nier original soundtrack and the Tribute album, as I have said plenty of times already it includes some of my favorite tracks and being able to listen to them in the best possible quality is a must!
As a bonus I also added the Legend of Mana Soundtrack to the collection, really beautiful and some extra fun since they have printed the swedish lyrics to the ending song all over the cover, they have of course made some printing
mistakes and also run out of space at the end and just ended the lyrics in the middle of a word, haha! Also splendid to listen to of course!

Close up on the Mana Soundtrack and swedish lyrics.


Lastly, a friend was nice enough to sell me this of all items! Just the empty box to complete my US SNES Jr! I never thought I would be able to find this without getting a complete set, it also happens to be in the best of conditions! Thank you again, I am really happy with this!

That’s all for now, but as you can see, quite the sidetrack from the PS2 collecting…