Retrospectives

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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Mega Man X: A First-Timer's Perspective

Mega Man X: A First-Timer's Perspective

Mavericks and mayhem

July 23, 2018 - I love classic SNES games and Mega Man X was one such title that I felt compelled to play and I finally did so on the SNES Mini. It doesn't have many action games and the only other 2D shooters are Super Metroid and the controller-throwing Contra III: The Alien Wars.
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Original PlayStation Hidden Gems (Part 2)

Original PlayStation Hidden Gems (Part 2)

Five more fun-filled discs

June 19, 2018 - I don't know about you but I love revisiting classic games that go under most retro gamers' radar so here are 5 super-fun PS1 treasures.
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PlayStation 2 Hidden Gems (Part 2)

PlayStation 2 Hidden Gems (Part 2)

From androids to apes

April 8, 2018 - Going back to the past is sometimes more enjoyable than checking out the dozens of new releases every week. After digging through my massive PS2 game collection yet again, here are 5 more hidden gems that I highly recommend.
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Rampage Retrospective

Rampage Retrospective

Dwayne Johnson not included

February 23, 2018 - Now that a movie based on Midway's classic giant monster arcade game is releasing for some strange reason, it's a good time to take a look back at the Rampage series. Get ready to kick a few buildings down and let's destroy this city!
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