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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.