Ogre Battle 64: Person of the Lordly Caliber – A Seldom Talked About Classic of Lordly Caliber

Released on: October 5, 2000 Available Platforms: Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii U Price: $9.99 CAD ($7.99 US) *On Wii U Virtual Console, the easiest method of acquisition Developed by: Quest Corporation Published by: Atlus USA (Square Enix for the Virtual Console releases) *The screeshots taken may have visual bugs due to the software used. WeContinue reading “Ogre Battle 64: Person of the Lordly Caliber – A Seldom Talked About Classic of Lordly Caliber”

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – A Textbook Example of a Sequel Done Right

Released on: November 20, 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Gameboy Advance, Wii, Wii U, New 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (with Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Developed by: Rare Published by: Nintendo That lull in retro reviews must be catching up with me, as it’s time to go back down memory lane. It’s been about aContinue reading “Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – A Textbook Example of a Sequel Done Right”

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Yoshi’s First (and Possibly Best) Solo Outing.

Released on: October 4, 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, GameBoy Advance, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U (Virtual Console), Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Online Subscription) Developed by: Nintendo Published by: Nintendo Those who read my Super Mario World review will undoubtedly remember that I hold that game in high regard. The same was true forContinue reading “Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island – Yoshi’s First (and Possibly Best) Solo Outing.”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – A Game as Legendary As Its Namesake

Released on: April 13, 1992 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advanced, Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Developed by: Nintendo Published by: Nintendo To say that the Legend of Zelda is ubiquitous among gamers would be an understatement. Like Super Mario, those who aren’t intoContinue reading “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – A Game as Legendary As Its Namesake”

Donkey Kong Country – Still Barrels of Fun

Released on: 21 November 1994 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo New 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online subscription) Developed by: Rare. Published by: Nintendo It’s been a hot minute since we talked about a retro game. Today, we are going way back to whenContinue reading “Donkey Kong Country – Still Barrels of Fun”

Super Metroid – A Masterpiece that Transcends the Galaxy

Released on: March 19, 1994 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Wii, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Developed by: Nintendo R&D1/Intelligent Systems Published by: Nintendo It’s time once again for “Sergie’s Trip Down Memory Lane!” As I’ve recounted many times in my other retro games review, I usedContinue reading “Super Metroid – A Masterpiece that Transcends the Galaxy”

Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve

Released on: February 15, 1987 Available Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii, Wii U, NES Classic, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch Price: Free (With Nintendo Switch Online Subscription) Published by: Nintendo Developed by: Nintendo When talking about the Nintendo Entertainment System (the NES), people will typically have a list of their favorite games pop-up in their headContinue reading “Kid Icarus – An Unusual Platformer with the Weirdest Difficulty Curve”

Mega Man X2 – More X with Slightly More Polished Visuals and Slightly Increased Difficulty.

Released on: January 1 1995 Available Platforms: Super Nintendo, Nintendo GameCube, Playstation 2, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC, Playstation 4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch Price: $29.99 CDN ($19.99 US) Published by: Capcom Developed by: Capcom As a kid, I rented a lot of video games. Video game rental was how I got to play most games. OneContinue reading “Mega Man X2 – More X with Slightly More Polished Visuals and Slightly Increased Difficulty.”

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.”

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