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”

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”

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.”

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.”

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 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”

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”

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