Back when Dreamcast was still the popular gaming choice for rap stars the game Bangai-O came out for said system, but was hard to find. I only ever saw it on a friend’s system, and then only briefly. Many years hence they brought us a DS version. I didn’t get either. In the first instance I couldn’t find it, in the second they wanted too much moneyfor it. So I bided my time… Steepling my fingers, and staring menacingly into the middle distance.
I would see the DS version in Gamestops, but always they held it too dear. Then, I stopped seeing them and assumed I had missed my chance a second time. No big deal. I did without it for this long, chances were it wasn’t going to have a major impact on my existence.
Then I found it in the cheap bin at a Target.
The premise of Bangi-O Spirits is pretty simple. You have a giant robot with a variable arsenal. Using the tools at your disposal you must survive a variety of scenarios the pilot of a giant robot is likely to face. In a lot of ways it’s a puzzle game about a giant robot.
It’s a pretty intense game, and hard to properly explain. A person really needs to experience it to understand. Anyway, I have finally. It’s a pretty awesome game, but not $30 worth of awesome, so I’m glad I waited it out.