Sunday, July 6, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This just keeps looking better and better! 31st May can't come quick enough! I just hope they offer a much better battle arena than the last couple of games, which have been pretty darn disappointing. They still haven't bettered the arenas in Mario Kart 64!
Oh, and the counter tells me that I've now hit 60,000 views on this blog! Very exciting news!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I just deleted all of the files that I'd kept for making the videos off my computer.
Kinda felt like a big deal. That "Retro 2011" folder had been there since late 2010.
I did save it all on to an external hard drive. You never know when you might want a backup. But yeah, it's all gone now. It feels freeing and a little bit sad at the same time. It had to be done.
Meanwhile, I went ahead and bought Donkey Kong Country 5. Holy Mother of Cranky Kong, is this game hard! Retro Studios didn't shy away from the old-school challenge. I thought that the previous game was a bit too cruel, and I was expecting them to backpedal a bit, but I think they've gone in the opposite direction and made it even harder!
I haven't quite decided what I think about that yet. I don't like games to be too EASY, but when you have to spend 15+ lives just to get past a single boss by learning all of its patterns, I begin to wonder when "fun" becomes a "chore."
Speaking of challenge, I haven't yet got all of the stars / stamps / flagpoles in Mario 3D World yet. I'm a bit scared, since I've heard what the final level is like... I still have nightmares about that Grand Master Galaxy in Mario Galaxy 2. By the sounds of it, this is similar. And I don't think I WANT to go through that pain again... We'll see...
What are you playing at the moment?
Monday, February 17, 2014
These are the final games in the series, peeps. Hope you enjoy them! ^_^
I don't think there's much to say that I didn't say in the video. I feel like I've achieved something fairly monumental, over 10 hours of video-blogging. But I'm very happy to put it to bed now. Here's this week's results... (Like there was any doubt...)
So I'm done. Ahhhhhh. (big sigh) That's not to say that the blog is shutting down though. I'll likely still post from time to time, and I've got an idea for another video or two that might make their way here, but they won't be in the format of the series. Keep an eye out! ^_^
Happy gaming everyone!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Timewalk Games has come to a close.
:-( Sad face. :-(
I have been stoked with my copies of Mario & Wario, Mega Man & Bass, Starfox 2 and Tales of Phantasia that I bought from Timewalk. They did a fantastic service to the retro-loving community and it will be sad to see them go.
With a bit of luck, some other up-and-coming wunderkinds will take over the reins.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Just read this article over at Retro Gaming Australia and thought I'd repost it here.
It's definitely a costly endeavour to have a retro games collection! This article gives some hints on why that is, and why the price of retro games has spiked in just the last few years. Interesting stuff!
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
First one for 2014!
Can you believe I started this blog over 3 years ago...? I can't...
So had you played either of these before? They're fairly obscure. Here are the ratings...
In the video I mentioned an interview with a couple of guys who worked on Maui Mallard. It was on 1up.com, which sadly has closed down, but the interview is still online.
I hope you had a happy new year. I've been finishing unfinished games left-right-and-centre lately. Rayman Legends (fantastic), Mario 3D World (brilliant), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (very good, but a smidge too long, and I wasn't happy with the almost-game-breaking bugs with the 3DS's accelorometer), Ratchet & Clank: Nexus (quite good, but it's short, and certainly not top-form for the series) and Batman: Arkham Origins. (decent, but nowhere near as good or original as the first two games)
I'm just about to go away on holiday for a week, so I'll likely have time to catch up on a few more handheld games that have fallen by the wayside. My pile of shame is pretty... well, shameful.
Stay cool everyone. See you soon. ^_^