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Eskimo Bob Starring Alfonzo impressions

August 2nd, 2017 No comments


Before yesterday I knew nothing about Eskimo Bob. I actually supported the Kickstarter for this mostly because it was a new NES game, though I did get the Steam version instead of the cartridge (which seems like it will be out later this year, and you can find a link to pre-order it on the Eskimo Bob website). It was a nice KS since it was only back in May and I already have my game on Steam, really fast turnaround.

So I played a good amount of the game, and decided last night to check out what Eskimo Bob was all about… it was… even less than I was expecting (I watched 22 episodes). Cheaply animated, mostly unfunny flash cartoons that either had no point or were so short that I just wondered what happened. I wouldn’t call it enjoyable, but I’m sure it has some fans, as it is one of the longest running web cartoons, getting 53 episodes (usually around a minute long, counting the intro “song”) from 2001 to 2013 (and one of the stretch goals for the kickstarter was a new episode, which was reached but I don’t think it happened?). Not a fan of the show overall.

Eskimo Bob might not be cool, but maybe his game is. So let’s check it out! This is an impressions post because I’m not quite done with it, and forgot to write down my password when I last played so I’d have a bit to replay through and I don’t feel like doing that right now.
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SNES Classic Edition – Review of the games

June 27th, 2017 No comments


Well yesterday we had a cool announcement. After the success of the NES Classic Edition which Nintendo made no effort into capitalizing on (seriously guys, it’s free money, keep that stuff on the shelves… cancelling it was a huge mistake financially), they now have an SNES Classic Edition coming out. Longer controller cords, 2 controllers, 21 absolutely great games, and possibly the biggest surprises from Nintendo this year (which is crazy to think after E3).

Despite the mini-console being 3 months away from release… nothing’s stopping me from reviewing the most important part of it now, since I have played all the games in it.

I MIGHT write a review of the actual hardware once it comes out though. We’ll see. I will include “games that should’ve been in here” and other such shenanigans at the end of the post.

Let’s go!

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review

April 24th, 2017 No comments

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

So this is pretty weird. There’s 2 games based on Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (third in the really weird Wonder Boy series) this year. There’s Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom which is basically a spiritual successor, and this one, which is a port/remake of the original. Both looked pretty good.

I actually never played the original Dragon’s Trap, which was on Sega Master System, Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16. I was always looking for it back when I was collecting “retro” games, but it’s a game that has alluded me (as far as finding it for reasonable non-ebay prices). So it was great to get a chance to actually play it. (note: I believe the TurboGrafx-16 version is called Dragon’s Curse, in case you were wondering)

So let’s go and see if I was missing on something cool!
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Double Dragon IV review

January 31st, 2017 No comments

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Talk about a weird title. I understand it, as it continues the tradition of the NES versions of Double Dragon games and is a sequel specifically to those, but it’s not like there hasn’t been other Double Dragon games since the NES. There was Super Double Dragon on SNES (which is pretty good), Double Dragon V (which is a horrid 1-on-1 fighting game), Double Dragon on Neo-Geo in both arcade and console formats (a much better fighting game than DDV, I’d even call it competent) which was based on the movie of all things (remember that?), Double Dragon Advance and the superb (and much more recent) Double Dragon Neon. Plus there’s Battletoads & Double Dragon, a great game that’s more based on the Battletoads gameplay. So calling it Double Dragon IV is a bit of a misnomer even if I get where they’re coming from.

This was a surprise announcement, and came out at a surprise price of 7$. So of course I jumped on it and played it through day 1.

Here are my thoughts on it! Let’s go.
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Categories: Console, Games, impressions, PC, PS4, retro, Review

Wild Guns Reloaded – BUY THIS GAME

January 4th, 2017 No comments

wild guns reloaded

I figure I’d make a quick post about this game, because there’s not really enough to fill up a full-length review the way I usually write them. But it’s awesome so I figured I should highlight it.

So here we go.

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AVGN 2: ASSimilation review

April 2nd, 2016 No comments

Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation
So the AVGN game apparently needed a sequel. I wasn’t unhappy to see it, I did actually like the first one despite the very obvious faults it had, but I figured that was it for the Nerd in gaming form (at least officially).

No real need to talk about my thoughts in regards to the AVGN since I think I did that last time, so let’s go and see if the sequel is better than the first!

Read on and see.
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Categories: Games, impressions, PC, retro, Review, Steam

Xeodrifter review

October 7th, 2015 No comments

Xeodrifter
So apparently I still had Playstation Plus going on (gonna have to cancel that shit), and just before the selection of free games changed yesterday I grabbed this thing on my Vita. I remembered seeing screenshots of this a few times and it looked interesting. It’s made by Renegade Kid, probably most known for Mutant Mudds which is a pretty good game, so there’s some pedigree there. I figured I might as well, since it was semi-free and all.

So yeah… Read on and see if it’s good!
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Shovel Knight review

June 26th, 2014 No comments

shovel knight
Shovel Knight is a kickstarter game that got lots of time, but it took quite a while to actually be released with lots of delays.

Shovel Knight seemed cool because it was heavily based on classic NES games and… beyond that I didn’t even follow any of the kickstarter updates or watch any videos, though I did pledge for it. I guess the name “Shovel Knight” caught a lot of interest because it is kinda wacky and it does sound like a product of the 80s.

So is it good or not? Let’s go and see!

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NES Remix 2 review

April 27th, 2014 No comments

nes famicom remix 2 dos
It wasn’t too long since the first NES Remix came out, but there you go, another one already. I was kinda thinking this would be DLC for the first one, but it’s basically the same thing as the first… So I figured I’d write a very quick post about it.

Read on and see what I thought.
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Nightmare Busters SNES review

February 20th, 2014 No comments

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A new SNES game, whoa! And by that I mean an actual new game that was just released. We’ve seen that a bit with the NES, with Battle Kid, Battle Kid 2 and Nomolos: Storming the Catsle, but on the SNES it’s not frequent at all, minus a few reproduction cartridges that contain romhacks rather than actual new games (and an overpriced 100$ cartridge of Star Fox 2… which is awesome but I’m not spending 100$ on that).

This one is slightly different though, as it IS an actual game that was supposed to come out on the SNES way back when, but got cancelled before coming out, and this is an effort from both Super Fighter Team and the original developers to finally publish the game.

I’m pretty sure I ordered this almost 2 years ago, so it was nice to finally receive it. This cartridge is region-free, so if you want it you can pick it up here (http://www.nightmarebusters.com/purchase.htm) and play it on any SNES or Super Famicom. (note: that picture up top, that’s what I actually got in the mail)

So let’s see if the latest SNES offering is cool or not!
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