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Hey, I’m a co-host on a Nintendo Podcast

    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

#753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

                                                                    Zoda, at his book signing. “To Mike: Deadest Wishes! MWAHAHAHAH!”                                                                                                                                                                 Don’t forget the opium!   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/Adventure RELEASE DATE: March 1994   Mike, the innocuous, yo-yo lovin’, all-American blank slate returns for more island hopping in the sequel to Star Tropics. This time, Mike … Continue reading #753 – Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II

#751 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

                                                                                                                                                 “Ultimate challenge” indeed.                                                                                                                      That ol’ boy needs to learn him some respect.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Action/RPG RELEASE DATE: December 1988   Zelda II is white-hot rage pockets mixed with moments of fleeting joy. It’s a jilted ex-lover employing a psychosexual hold over your thoughts, emotions, … Continue reading #751 – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

#748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

                                                                                                               Yoshi’s gonna get the ‘betes if he’s not careful.                                                                                                                      Well, at least he quit his medical practice.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: TOSE GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: April 1993   Yoshi’s Cookie is broken, has jarring difficulty spikes, and is a really stupid idea for a puzzle game. … Continue reading #748 – Yoshi’s Cookie

#747 – Yoshi

                                                                                                                                                      Yoshi’s like “Sup li’l mama.”                                                                                                                  Mario doing Yoshi’s grunt work for a change.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Game Freak GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: June 1992   Today, Yoshi’s just another part of Nintendo’s legion of characters. Any time Mario throws a party, has a brawl, hosts kart … Continue reading #747 – Yoshi

#737 – Wrecking Crew

                                                              Mario’s seen better days, but his hammer strikes are steadfast and true.                                                                                                           Cinch that belt, Mario. Ya ain’t seen nuttin yet.   PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: October 1985   Mario and Luigi trade their plumber tools and jumping abilities for giant hammers and … Continue reading #737 – Wrecking Crew

#734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

                      If you have a boxed copy of this, you should come over so we can fawn over it together.     If you have a boxed copy of this, you obtained it from a sorcerer – or a scam artist. No box was ever made for this game.     Those stairs represent … Continue reading #734/#600 – World Class Track Meet/Stadium Events

#724 – Wild Gunman

                                                                                                                                                                                          Yee-haw.                                                                                                                                        Wonder what’s under that blanket…   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Light gun RELEASE DATE: October 1985   One of the original eighteen NES launch games and prominently featured in “Back to the Future Part II” as a point of ridicule, Wild Gunman is an antiquated shooting … Continue reading #724 – Wild Gunman

#710 – Wario’s Woods

                                                                                                                                                                                        Get ’em, Toad.                                                                                                                                                                                         Well, shucks.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Puzzle RELEASE DATE: December 1994   Wario’s Woods would probably be a minor footnote in Nintendo’s history, if it didn’t bear the distinction of being the last officially licensed title for the NES. December 10th1994 was … Continue reading #710 – Wario’s Woods

#706 – Volleyball

                                                                       Wipe those smiles off your faces! Nobody’s enjoying themselves here!                                                                                                                          A more pathetic display I’ve never seen.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Sports RELEASE DATE: March 1987   Volleyball makes you feel like you’ve never played a game before. After team U.S.A. – my pride and … Continue reading #706 – Volleyball

#700 – Urban Champion

                                                                             Don’t ever hand someone a firecracker next to an open sewer.                                                       The moral of Urban Champion is, street violence should be rewarded with confetti.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986   Two nameless hoodlums drop everything to brawl. They stand on either … Continue reading #700 – Urban Champion