Bloody Roar 2 is a videogame developed jointly by Raizing/Eighting and released for the Sony PlayStation in 1999. Like the previous game in the series, Bloody Roar 2 started out in the arcades before receiving a home port - running at the same 60fps! New additions to the roster include characters that can morph into a leopard, mole, chameleon, and more! Gameplay revolves around gauging when to "unleash the beast" as health lost in human form can be recovered while transformed. With quick arcade action that makes the game easy to pick up and play, this is one fighter that anyone can tear into!
Here's a neat new addition to NVM's display set - a NES controller autographed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Charles Martinet! Miyamoto signed and dated this Nintendo Entertainment System controller on June 14, 1997. As a rare bonus, he was gracious enough to draw Mario and a power star for added eye appeal. Fast forward to August 21, 2021 - Charles Martinet aka "the voice of Mario" added his signature at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. along with a favorite Mario phrase (Here we gooooo!!!). Acquired from the Mike Rienzo collection.
Q*Bert has a new high score!
Mike Dietrich is now at the top of the Q*bert pyramid with a score of 3,169,655!
Mario's Bombs Away is a Game & Watch title released in 1983 as part of the Panorama Screen series. Gameplay consists of Mario ferrying bombs back and forth across a jungle setting while trying to avoid incendiary hazards from the enemy - and his own side! Enemy soldiers will peek out from the tree line with lighters so players must angle the held bomb away from the flame. If the bomb gets lit en route, Mario will stumble across the screen and take out his own side's outpost! Titles featuring Mario such as this one illustrate a time when Nintendo had not yet firmly established Mario's identity as a platforming plumber.
Monetary donations are always appreciated as there are significant costs involved in managing, maintaining, building and displaying a collection as large as the NVM archive.
Even if you can't help monetarily, we are always looking for games and consoles to add to our library. Due to the highly interactive nature of the museum, systems go down all the time and are in need of replacement or repair parts. If you have any unused consoles, computers or games around the house, please drop them off at the museum or email us at [email protected] and we'll give them a good home!