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
Far be it from me to shortchange anybody’s request for a game review, but… you all gave me a lot of requests; 43, if my math isn’t mistaken. There’s no way I can devote large chunks of time to each game – especially deep titles like Sweet Home, Mother, or Final Fantasy 2 and … Continue reading Weekend Roundup: Reviews for the Masses
According to Wikipedia, this was the first third-party game to be released on the Famicom. Interesting, if true. Milk feels emasculated. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Hudson Soft DEVELOPER: Hudson Soft GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: July 1984 The combination of nuts and milk is downright ridiculous. What kind of snack … Continue reading BONUS ROUND! – Nuts and Milk (JPN)