Hey everyone, Dylan here with a brief update. While the NES Compendium is being sorted out, I thought I’d keep Questicle.net going with some guest posts from retro gamers I trust and respect. First up, we have Tom Badguy from VTW Productions. Tom and I have been Internet buds for a couple … Continue reading What Were the Best Selling NES Games?
To those who have stumbled onto this antiquated blog – strangers in a strange land – welcome. Let me tell you what Questicle.net is all about. For about 3 1/2 years – July 2010 to March 2014, give or take a couple months off – I, Dylan Cornelius, reviewed every North American NES … Continue reading The Quest to Review Every NES Game has been Completed
PART 1: A WASTE OF TIME PART 2: A WASTE OF MONEY PART 3: A WASTE #25 – AFTER BURNER Just when you thought it was safe to play Sega’s After Burner on your NES, the licensing gods cursed every illegally produced cartridge, making the result thoroughly unplayable. … Continue reading The 86 Worst NES Games: #s 25-1
PART 1 IS THE SIPPY CUP PART 2 IS THE ADULT GLASS #50 – MENACE BEACH/SUNDAY FUNDAY: THE RIDE Menace Beach was released three times throughout the NES’ lifespan: once in a multi-cart, once by itself, and once as a re-skin called Sunday Funday. Color Dreams/Wisdom Tree must have … Continue reading The 86 Worst NES Games: #s 50-26
IF YOU CARE ABOUT ORDER, YOU’LL READ PART 1 FIRST! #73 – PLATOON I imagine navigating through swaths of Vietnam jungle would be confusing, particularly if you’re a terrified American boy who’s in over his head. Platoon replicates the roaming-through-Vietnam experience almost too well. It’s incredibly easy to get lost, … Continue reading The 86 Worst NES Games: #s 73-51
During my quest, I graded at least 100 games with an “F” rating. Countless others received scores in the “D” and “C” range. No doubt about it: there’s an overwhelming amount of terrible titles for the NES. While the system’s great games will forever hold places in our hearts, so too will the bad; … Continue reading The 86 Worst NES Games: Introduction and #s 86-74
MY BRAIN IS ON FIRE. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW IF YOU NEED TO. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 #25 – R.C. Pro-Am II Ok, so the four-player mode isn’t as awesome as I initially thought in my review. It doesn’t matter: R.C. Pro-Am II is still the best … Continue reading The Top 86 NES Games – #s 25-1
READ THESE FIRST PART 1 PART 2 #50 – Bionic Commando By taking away the ability to jump, Bionic Commando switched up the relatively new-ish (1988) platformer genre before it had a chance to grow stale. A bionic grappling arm is a pretty nifty way to get around, though … Continue reading The Top 86 NES Games – #s 50-26
READ PART 1 FIRST, YOU GLORIOUS MINSTRELS! #73 – Shadow of the Ninja Think Ninja Gaiden, but with speedier gameplay, two player co-op, and less cinematics. Shadow of the Ninja doesn’t feel like a rip-off of the Gaiden series, so much as it does an alternate universe; one where Ryu … Continue reading The Top 86 NES Games – #’s 73-51
The NES was an amazing, groundbreaking, peach tree of a system, but choosing a mere 86 games to champion over the rest was a sweat-less task. The system is overrun with atrocious movie games, pathetic unlicensed abominations, and titles so foul that merely mentioning their names causes physical pain to those who’ve experienced them. … Continue reading The Top 86 NES Games – Introduction and #’s 86-74
As of review #384, I am officially 50% done with this quest. I don’t feel the need to make a big to-do about it, but I would like to offer some (hopefully) helpful advice to those who feel they may want to review an entire system’s library, or perhaps, gaming bloggers as … Continue reading Huzzah! The Quest is 50% Complete!