We have done it! We have come to the last of the big games that we will be playing! This game has a special place on our list because it is the only one that has been released in the last decade. That’s right, Muramasa has the distinct quality shared by itself and thousands of other games of having been released between the years of 2000 and 2009. Does that mean it will have super-awesome-mega-grafix??? MAYBE. You’ll just have to read on to find out.

Muramasa: The Demon Blade, as you could expect, is a game about a blade. The blade happens to have sort some of demon in it. Actually, there multiple blades and they all have some demons inside of them and are cursed. It’s basically a blade party. A blade demon party.

The game focuses on two characters, Kisuke and Momohime, who because of various circumstances use these demon blades to put the pain on everyone and everything. Kisuke is a fugitive who has lost his memory. He has apparently committed some crimes, possibly crimes of passion, that he has to deal with on his journey of cutting dudes in half. Momohime, on the other hand, is possessed by a dark spirit. That’s all we really know. I mean, it happens to the best of us.

Gameplay is pretty great, so I hear. Like Musashi, the characters here are able to wield two blades, a long and short, for ultimate mince-meatery. Both can be used interchangeably. The game is a 2D sidescroller, but there are RPG elements. So while you might be jumping here and there, to and fro, stabbing dudes all the while, you can level up and improve the strength and effectiveness of the stabbing. You can never be too stabby.

On a personal note, I’ve seen this game in motion and it is absolutely gorgeous. There is a certain animation that Kisuke does when he sheaths is sword that is one of the most awesome things witnessed by man. It’s right behind seeing a space-shuttle launch or catching a glimpse of the elusive Ed Asner. Get excited for this game.

We have Muramasa scheduled to begin Sunday morning at 2:00am.

Information gleaned from Wikipedia.

Side Note: But What About Ninja Turtles?

It is true that we have Ninja Turtles listed on the docket for Saturday night. Because it was more of a later addition we don’t have a listing for it on the main page. It’s a rather minor game in the scheme of the event.

Side Note: MINOR GAME?

Yeah I said it. “So you’re saying that in your ninja marathon Ninja Turtles is a minor game? It has the word ‘Ninja’ in it.” Yes, that’s exactly what I am saying. It’s a very well known game and lots of people have played it. We would rather focus on some of these games that are more obscure. You should probably just deal with it.