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Something to check out – Video game randomizers

September 23rd, 2017 No comments

So here’s something I got pretty interested in semi-recently. They’re a great way to get back into games you might already love. Part of this for me is watching community-organized tournaments, other part is actually learning these myself. That would be video game randomizers. Take a game, put it into a program, and switch things around. All sorts of things. It gives you a new perspective on how the games are designed and how they can be played.

So yeah, I want to talk about these, specifically the ones I play or have overall good knowledge of. I certainly don’t know all of them, and there’s a lot. Some for modern games, some for classics. But I’m focusing on the classic games that are a bit faster to play through in the first place.

Video game randomizers are fan-made and require ROMs to use them, and I don’t intend on distributing ROMs here and expect anyone who reads this to procure said ROMs legally (which means dumping your own cartridge of the correct version of the game).

So I thought I’d do a quick post about this one thing I like. Let’s go!
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Games coming out in September 2017

August 28th, 2017 No comments

We’re getting right around when the biggest releases of the year come out. Not quite there yet, but getting there. I did manage to get several posts out despite the fairly slow August, and I do still have a few things to post about during September, so I’m pretty happy about that.

So for September we’ve got: 1 console, 3 3DS releases, 7 non-sport multiplats, 5 sport multiplats, 2 Switch games, 3 PS4 games, 2 PC games and 2 Vita games. And there’s a rant in here.

Usual disclaimer: This includes either games I’m interested in, games that may be/become popular and random stuff in-between… Basically anything I feel bears mentioning for any reason. Probably missing stuff because game companies are shit about announcing release dates nowadays (and good at delaying games near release), and I’m not gonna dig through the hundreds of indie games that come out every month to find the one or 2 okay ones that pop up occasionally, unless some higher-profile indie things I care about come out. So if there’s no/few indie games here, it’s pretty normal.

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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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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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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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Dust Off The Cartridges: Forgotten Franchises That Need A Makeover – Actraiser

December 31st, 2012 No comments


Actraiser is a near-launch Super Nintendo title, and it ends up being an incredibly unique game, with pretty much nothing alike existing in the industry even nowadays. Even its own sequel ditched what made it so unique.

It makes you wonder why Actraiser was basically just a one-off thing when clearly people loved it and it still has a large cult following to this day. It’s no secret that Quintet, the company who made this, is sort of dead-ish right now… I mean, not completely, they did some design work for the Atelier Iris series and some members of Quintet staff did appear in various games’ credits, but as Quintet themselves, they’ve been in the dark since 2002 (their website getting shut down back in 2007).

So while Quintet themselves are probably off of the table for an Actraiser sequel…. Well, Square Enix probably have the rights to this game anyways! So yeah… Read on and see why I want more Actraiser!
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Dust Off The Cartridges: Forgotten Franchises That Need A Makeover – Lost Vikings

November 12th, 2012 No comments


This is a very fun game, and I think that everyone who has played it want to see a comeback. But this is one I’m sadly very doubtful about, since the company who made it is now filthy rich and probably forgot about it.

Yes, Blizzard’s Lost Viking series is a beloved franchise, but one that the makers probably don’t care about anymore, or at least not enough to make them a new game.

So let’s talk about why, despite Blizzard being too busy being rich bastards, “The Lost Vikings” deserves a comeback.

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Dust Off The Cartridges: Forgotten Franchises That Need A Makeover: Demon’s Crest

October 8th, 2012 No comments


Here’s one that I think a lot of people want actually. Gargoyle’s Quest is quite well known as one of the better games on the original Game Boy, but it has quite a legacy, with one of its biggest problems being that it just died out of nowhere after the BEST game in that series.

So here’s what I have to say about this series that I really want to see making a comeback!
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Cool site I found for retro/old-school gamers

July 31st, 2009 3 comments

I was randomly looking around the internet, and found this website that was selling old games for cheap. Some might prefer buying some of those games on the Wii’s Virtual Console,
but some people just like playing old games on the actual consoles. OR like the collector’s value of actually having the old games.

I don’t know if it’s an old site, or if it’s well known, or whatever, but I still wanted to talk about it a bit.

Check it out!

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