Humble beginnings PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: 07/15/83 The tale of an ape, a man, and the woman that came between them has all but defined console gaming for the last 35+ years. Donkey Kong‘s success made Nintendo what it is today. Without Donkey Kong, no … Continue reading FamiQuest #001 – Donkey Kong
Too many ideas, not enough time. As I move forward into a new job, working on the FamiQuest videos just isn’t feasible at the moment. However! If you all are interested, I might be able to start the FamiQuest with smaller capsule reviews written in the style of my NES reviews. What do you … Continue reading FamiQuest, Coming Soon?
thanks to Famicom Blog (by way of Hardcore Gaming 101) for this stellar picture of Famicom carts. Ok, so I got a little excited about the idea of doing Famicom reviews so soon. Sorry about that. Making insane promises and not delivering is a nasty habit of mine. Here’s what’s real. The name … Continue reading FamiQuest: Let’s Learn Together
THE HISTORY The NES/Famicom and its games are among the most studied and discussed pieces of gaming history today, and for good reason. The NES revived the American home console market. The Famicom was an unrivaled success in its home country of Japan. The console influenced millions of lives and created millions of … Continue reading Famicom Reviews: The Future is Yesterday
It’s been about two and a half years since I’ve posted consistently on Questicle. In that time, I’ve written a couple hundred SG-1000, Master System, and Genesis reviews over on Sega Does. Questicle.net moved from the outdated hosting husk known as Blogger over to WordPress, and received a sharp visual overhaul in the process. … Continue reading The Return of Questicle: Famicom Reviews, Socks, and the NES Compendium
Hello friends. As you may or may not know, The NES Compendium failed to meet its funding goal yesterday on Kickstarter. Yes, this is a bummer, but it doesn’t mean that the book is dead. I plan to take a couple of weeks off, reassess, and emerge with a different game plan. In the … Continue reading The Future of The NES Compendium
Today – finally – my book, The NES Compendium, is available to back via Kickstarter. Check it out here. This book is not just the blog regurgitated onto paper. All 754 reviews currently on questicle.net have been edited, revised, and in some cases, completely rewritten. Additional screenshots and box art will be … Continue reading The NES Compendium is now on Kickstarter!
Hey, remember that book I promised about two years ago? The one that would feature all my NES reviews, edited and revised? It’s finally, FINALLY, almost here. Within the next week, I will be unveiling The NES Compendium in full. Would you like to see the cover? Here you goooooooo! Two years ago, … Continue reading The NES Compendium is Nearly Here
My quest to review every NES game might have ended, but my love affair with Nintendo rages onward, for better (Yoshi’s Wooly World!) and for worse (Amiibo Festival???). It is said love affair that has forced me into a podcast relationship with two other like-minded gents, Sam (@thepixel_dude) and Sven (@RetroRedemption). On the … Continue reading Hey, I’m a co-host on a Nintendo Podcast
My first encounter with the NES came at the age of four. My parents and I had just moved into a “new” house – new to us, but in its current state, a ramshackle fixer-upper. I was frightened by the house’s dilapidated appearance, particularly my room which was one of the scariest in the … Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday, NES
UPDATE: 09/14/2015 The goal remains: get the NES Compendium out by the end of 2015/early 2016. By 11/2015, you will (hopefully) see what the book looks like, inside and out. The NES’ 30th anniversary is 10/18/85 and I’d like to commemorate the day, particularly as I missed Mario’s 30th anniversary. Thinking about a … Continue reading Updates for The NES Compendium
Now that Dylan has reviewed every NES game (and moved on to do every Sega game here), he has recruited me to help review some Famicom exclusives. Who am I? My name is Ryan, and I am currently working on a business degree, a game collection, a record collection, and putting Band-Aids over the cracks … Continue reading Un-American #2 – Akumajou Special – Boku Dracula-kun