Legendary Wings [NES] – A Graphical Guided Tour & 1CC Run

Legendary Wings is a SHMUP ported from the arcade to the NES in 1988 by Capcom. There isn’t anything particularly great about it, but it’s a fun, albeit easy romp. It’s worth playing if you love 8-bit SHMUPS and don’t want to deal with a super difficult game.

This was the quickest I have ever been able to capture a 1cc run, which took me roughly 2 nights. I planned on just releasing the run with an overlay but then started adding things… and a month later, ended up with a fully produced video to go along with my 1cc run of the game.

I’m fairly confident that no one has done a video quite like this before. I took the idea I started with my HyperZone video and expanded on it quite a bit. The end result is a “graphical guided tour” of sorts for Legendary Wings. I animated most of the enemies and bosses in the game and used them throughout my run to create a “video” outside the video, if that makes sense. My intention was to add to the experience of a game that is perhaps, a bit bland to watch at times. Hopefully spicing it up this way makes the game a bit more interesting than it actually is. Feedback and suggestions for future videos are always welcomed!

*All footage was captured on an original NES Model 2 console (modded for RGB Output) through a Framemeister using RGB at 60fps.

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Aggro Sky

Aggro Sky is the editor-in-chief and founder of Gaming Rebellion. He has been gaming since the tender age of 4 when he was given an Atari 2600 by his Uncle Doug. Aggro dabbles in both modern and classic games equally and likes to examine both sides of every coin. He also loves the outdoors, scuba diving, aquariums and the occasional Bonsai Tree project. You can follow him on Twitter @zfunk007 and friend him on his Facebook Page.

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