I love looking at games from what amounts to the puberty of video games, there's so many things to talk about. Transitioning to 3D was an awkward time for video games. Many 3D games of the era had what are commonly referred to as "tank controls" -- You turn your character left and right, and then you move forward and backwards. You never performed these actions at the same time, until Super Mario 64. SM64 changed how 3D controls were thought of, thanks in part to the analog stick on the N64 controller.
Posted on 13 February, 2016 at 4:12PM
Posted on 6 July, 2015 at 9:09PM
I'm pretty biased while reviewing certain games, but I'd have to say I'm especially biased with Yoshi's Island. You see, Yoshi's Island was the first SNES game I played, at the tender age of five years old. My family was pretty late in the game (heh) when it came to the SNES; we were a Sega Genesis family throughout the early-mid 90's. My dad bought a SNES in 1997, so we ended up the the SNS-101 model (which I still use as my main SNES to this day, screw the haters), and I suspect he thought it was a new console... but I'm not entirely sure. Later that year, or perhaps early the next year, we got a Sony Playstation. If you read the linked Wiki article, you'd know that Yoshi's Island was one of the pack-ins, and was indeed the one we got with it.
Firstly, it must be stated that Yoshi's Island is pretty divergent from the Mario titles that came before it, in many ways:
Posted on 27 May, 2014 at 00:38AM
Are you hyped for the impending release of the new Super Smash Bros. games? Would you like a chance to play the game before its official release? Well, then look no further than Nintendo's Smash Fest event at Best Buy! Certain select Best Buy stores around the country will allow the general public to play the game early. This will only occur for a limited time, though. The dates and times for when this will happen are as follows:
Wednesday, June 11 from 4pm to 9pm
Posted on 19 March, 2014 at 8:08PM
The year is 1993. We've seen 3D on TV and in the arcade. But at home? Only that one kid with the rich parents had a computer that could play 3D games, and the rest of us just had the same 2D sprites that had been kicking around since the NES days. Then here comes Nintendo, ready to once again blow you away.
Star Fox is a game about flying space triangles and exploding ground squares, or something. Maybe there's a monkey in there? The green circle at the end of the map, named Venom and piloted by the vicious Admiral Andross is turning itself into a technological powerhouse, and terraforming planets to suit his army of mechano-men, when General Pepper of the Cornerian Mothers Against Change launched a full-scale war.
Posted on 20 November, 2012 at 11:49PM
Love and attention. A team that legitimately cares about the work as an end result. Driven by passion and a vision to make something extraordinairy.
Posted on 20 November, 2012 at 09:44AM
The internet has said enough about this game.
I don't have particular attachment to when or how I played this; it was one of the first ones I played when I had discovered emulator's, and it stuck with me.
Posted on 19 November, 2012 at 1:09PM
I really need to work on this daily thing. So, triple dose for the missed days!
Posted on 18 November, 2012 at 10:09PM
It's a game I've played to death and I love it still. That feel of near-mastery over something, where you're better than a large percentage at it.
There's not many things I can claim to know that feeling, and Contra III is one of those oh-so-few things that I can enjoy in that sense.
Posted on 15 November, 2012 at 02:47AM
I missed a day, so, DOUBLE FEATURE
Should this count? It was never released and all that jazz.
You know what? Sure it does. It's playable now.
Posted on 13 November, 2012 at 10:49AM
I haven't ever even seen an episode of Gundam.
But that's the kind of show where you almost don't have to have seen it to know what it's about; its reputation and effect on the world kinda state its case for itself as to why it's practically its own genre at this point.