Retrospectives

Star Fox: The Struggle is Real

Star Fox: The Struggle is Real

Give me a break, Miyamoto

July 31, 2019 - Star Fox is one tough SNES rail shooter. If you're like me, you probably shouted at the screen too many times while your poor ship explodes into a fiery husk. That being said, it can be quite a rewarding game so let's revisit this Super NES classic.
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NES Hidden Gems (Part 2)

NES Hidden Gems (Part 2)

5 more 8-bit buried treasures

May 7, 2019 - The NES is home to hundreds of memorable experiences yet many are overlooked so let's check out a handful of hidden gems.
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Super Mario Kart: SNES Racing That's Still Fun

Super Mario Kart: SNES Racing That's Still Fun

Mario's first kart racer

May 6, 2019 - Super Mario Kart was the first Mario Kart game which is a series that still sells millions of copies so let's see how it holds up today.
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Celeste: 1.25 Years and 125 Broken Controllers Later

Celeste: 1.25 Years and 125 Broken Controllers Later

A modern platforming masterpiece

April 29, 2019 - Is the winner of The Game Awards 2018's Best Independent Game still worth playing in 2019? Yes! So, let's jump to it.
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Kirby's Dream Course: A SNES Hole-In-One

Kirby's Dream Course: A SNES Hole-In-One

Let's play some 16-bit minigolf

March 30, 2019 - Nintendo is well-known for providing unique gaming experiences and Kirby's Dream Course was definitely distinct for its time. The question is: how does it hold up almost 25 years later?
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Super Castlevania IV is Hard

Super Castlevania IV is Hard

How good of a vampire hunter are you?

January 12, 2019 - Before I started Super Castlevania IV, I thought it would be a Metroidvania but that's not the case. While many Castlevanias are Metroidvanias, Super Castlevania IV is more of an action platformer and it's a darn hard one to boot.
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My Grueling Battle with Contra III: The Alien Wars

My Grueling Battle with Contra III: The Alien Wars

Can you crush the alien menace?

December 21, 2018 - Contra 3: The Alien Wars is one of those maddeningly difficult retro games that will destroy you over and over if you're not prepared. Because I like punishing myself, I decided to see if I could beat the game without relying on the SNES Classic's save states.
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Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts: A Halloween Classic

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts: A Halloween Classic

Goblins, demons, and zombies, too

October 31, 2018 - Well before the arrival of notoriously difficult modern experiences like Dark Souls, we had incredibly challenging games like Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts and its predecessor Ghosts 'n Goblins. Here, I'll take a look at the Super NES classic because after all, it's Halloween!
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Final Fantasy VI: Replaying a Timeless Classic

Final Fantasy VI: Replaying a Timeless Classic

The world could use a little balance

September 16, 2018 - Final Fantasy VI has left one heck of a legacy and it's still thought of as one of the greatest games of all time by many SNES and Final Fantasy fans. It even appeared as the final speedrun in SGDQ 2018 which took roughly seven hours.
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Revisiting Yoshi's Island

Revisiting Yoshi's Island

Retro fun with Baby Mario

July 26, 2018 - I recently had a great time finishing Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on the Super NES Classic Edition so allow me to share my experience with this timeless 2D platformer.
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