Friendship is Magic: Story of the Blanks
My Little Pony, My Little Pony, what will today's adventure be? Well, in Friendship is Magic: Story of the Blanks, a retro-NES experience by Donitz, Applebloom talks herself into going with Twilight Sparkle to deliver a package to the magician in the forest. But the woods are dark and scary, and you'll never know what you will find... Flowers? Friendship? Magic? Love? Diamonds? Candy? Who knows? You'll need a beautiful heart, faithful and strong, to make it to the end, but a little bit of magic should make it all complete.
Story of the Blanks has a simple control scheme, befitting its 8-bit appearance. [Arrow keys] to move Applebloom and [z] to talk to her pony friends, pick up and deliver items, and any other sort of interaction with the world of the blanks.
Story of the Blanks makes for a nice pastiche of old-school licensed games. I thought it cool that staying within the limitations of the NES hardware was clearly a consideration by the developer and musicians. It's not quite up to the Great Gatsby level, but I could easily imagine this requiring repeated cartridge blowing to start up. The game not particularly long or difficult, and while a knowledge of the cartoon may add to your enjoyment, it's not required. Please note by the rating that there are elements that don't exactly fit with the kidsafe nature of the cartoon... that's the internet for ya, I guess. Still, Friendship is Magic: The Story of the Blanks is short, twisty, and demented in all the right ways. Whether you're playing it for the meme or just as a break, I think you'll enjoy it.