I said there'd be a Hydlide post this weekend, and damn it I was serious. I bought Hydlide at a flea market as a kid sometime around 1998, and played it for a few minutes before deciding it was total shit. From time to time, I'd try it out, but never accomplish a thing. Years later, the internet confirmed what I already knew... but perhaps we were all wrong. Thus this experiment:
I'm going to attempt to play Hydlide, I hope I don't die (irl).
Listening to the music is out of the question, but I also want to hear the sound effects. I'll be using an emulator to disable the music channel, and playing some Daft Punk etc. instead. Instead of using the in-game password system, I'll be using save states. As far as I can tell, this won't provide me with any gameplay advantages, as long as I don't save in the middle of battles and stuff.
Wish me luck :(