Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.

Released on: October 9 1988 Available Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When I was a kid, I was able to experience the classic NES Super Mario games thanks to the Super Mario All-StarsContinue reading “Super Mario Bros. 2 (US) – A Wild Dream That’s… Adequate.”

Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.

Released on: October 27 1995 (Panel De Pon) Available Platforms: Super Nintendo (Super Famicom), Game Boy, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Intelligent Systems Co. Ltd. As mentioned in my Crystal Crisis review, I played a lot of puzzle games as a kid. My mom’s favorite gameContinue reading “Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon (パネルでポン) – The Original, and Best Block Swapping Puzzle Game.”

Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.

Released on: September 9th 1996 (Original), June 30th 2017 (Playstation 4, N-Sane Trilogy), June 29th 2018 (XBOX One, Nintendo Switch, PC , N-Sane Trilogy) Available Platforms: Playstation (Original), Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (N-Sane Trilogy) Price: $54.99 CDN ($39.99 US) (N-Sane Trilogy) Published by: Activision Developed by: Vicarious Visions As a kid, IContinue reading “Crash Bandicoot – An Essential Classic, Just Avoid the High Road.”

Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless

Released on: August 23 1991 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance (remake), Wii (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch (with Nintendo Online Subscription) Price: Free (on Nintendo Switch with Nintendo Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo Video games have been an essential part of my lifeContinue reading “Super Mario World – The Definition of Timeless”

Mega Man Zero 2 – Same Action-packed Goodness, but with a 2 at the End.

Released on: October 14 2003 Available Platforms: Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS (Mega Man Zero Collection), Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC (Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection) Price: $39.99 CDN ($29.99 US) (Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Inti Creates During its initial release, Mega Man Zero sold well enough toContinue reading “Mega Man Zero 2 – Same Action-packed Goodness, but with a 2 at the End.”

Mega Man Zero – An Action-Packed Experience Aged Like Fine Wine

Released on: April 26 2002 (GBA), February 25 2020 (Legacy Collection) Available Platforms: Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS (Zero Collection), Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC (Zero/ZX Legacy Collection) Price: $39.99 CDN ($29.99 US) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Inti Creates From my previous reviews of Mega Man X and 20XX, it is safeContinue reading “Mega Man Zero – An Action-Packed Experience Aged Like Fine Wine”

Mega Man X – A Masterclass in Merging Story and Gameplay

Released on: December 17 1993 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, (PC, Playstation 4, XBOX One, Nintendo Switch as paqrt of the Mega Man X Legacy Collection) Price: $29.99 CDN ($19.99 US) (For the Mega Man X Legacy Collection) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Capcom The year is 1995. Young five-year-old Sergie is at K-mart with hisContinue reading “Mega Man X – A Masterclass in Merging Story and Gameplay”

Rogue – A Simple Yet Highly Influential (and Addictive) Game.

Released in: 1980 Available Platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, TOPS-20, TRS-80 CoCo, Unix, ZX Spectrum Price: Free (Public-domain) Published by: Epyx (Non-Unix versions) Developed by: A.I. Design (Non-Unix versions) The idea of the roguelike genre is an interesting one. Giving the player only one chance to beat yourContinue reading “Rogue – A Simple Yet Highly Influential (and Addictive) Game.”

Crystalis (NES) – A Journey Worth Passing Up

Released on: April 13 1990 (NES), December 12 2019 (Nintendo Switch Online) Available Platforms: NES, Game Boy Color (remake), Nintendo Switch Online) Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: SNK  Developed by: SNK         I have a bit of a history with Crystalis. Having played the Game Boy Color remakeContinue reading “Crystalis (NES) – A Journey Worth Passing Up”

Kirby Super Star (SNES) – 8 Games of Greatness

Released on: March 21st 1996 (SNES), December 12 2019 (Nintendo Switch Online) Available Platforms: SNES, DS (remake) Nintendo Switch Online Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo  Developed by: HAL Laboratory         Kirby Super Star is the first Kirby game I played; I remember thoroughly enjoying it when IContinue reading “Kirby Super Star (SNES) – 8 Games of Greatness”