Mario for Rent

April 9, 2013

Well I want to break up my series about mythology to bring up something that has kind of become a background noise in our lives: renting games. Maybe a decent number of you still do it and I’m misinformed – even though blockbuster is kind of gone these days; I recognize that things like redbox present some opportunities for renting games. But my big thing is: Is ownership everything?

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Mario Wings to the Sky

July 31, 2011

One of the most commonly seen covers for any system is the launch title. It’s there, in your face, hyped up, and well packaged. But as soon as the next system comes out in the line, it’s as easily forgotten as the last title pushed out. The game I’m talking about is Super Mario 64, but, for trivia, the last title for the n64 released was: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3.

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Drew’s Walkthroughs! Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – Crocodile Hunting (Episode 2)

June 30, 2011

Greetings!

I hope everyone is doing well! I’m back with another episode and to talk about some of the mechanics of this game.

Last video, we met a lively young tadpole (who didn’t quite look like one) by the name of Mallow from Tadpole Pond. He currently is on an errand for his Grandfather, but that journey was hampered when a purple, speedy crocodile snatched an important coin from him.

Mario decides to assist Mallow in retrieving his coin from the speedy croc. Chasing that thief down isn’t going to be easy with him being so fast. Will Mario and Mallow be able to retrieve the coin?

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Cool Down Your Summer with Music

June 20, 2011

Well folks, summer is here and it’s not getting any cooler. Well personally I think it probably would, maybe with some pop and beer stashed inside – but nevertheless, I thought why not make a compilation of some chill, refreshing water themes to fight against the increasing summer heat, which I hear is cracking the 90s in a lot of places. y(es that was one sentence!)

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Drew’s Walkthroughs! Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars – The Beginning

June 9, 2011

    Salutations!

    Have you ever heard of a game called Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo? Well I have and it is quite a heck of a game. Created in 1996, with the help of Squaresoft, it combines Super Mario platforming elements with role playing game elements. What’s more, Mario moves in more than two dimensions! With a wonderful story line, the first plot involving stars, amazing music and awesome battles it is sure to keep you hooked.

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Stop Motion NES? Yes, please.

May 30, 2010

So with Dan enjoying the sun in Mexico, I figured it was about time I stepped up and actually contributed to our wonderful retro gaming website. Since I’ve been drowning in some of the newer side-scrolling adventure games available on STEAM, I needed to take a step back and think of the games that really made an impact on me as a kid.

What was the first game that came to mind, you ask? None other then Kirby’s Adventure for the NES. I looked up a few videos on that old game, just to reminice what I’ve been missing over the years, and I came across this fairly recent stop motion version of that game, and many other favorites from the early days of 8-bit gaming.

Enjoy!


A look at VG sucession

July 14, 2009

Well I was playing around with SNES and PSX controller and I had a thought. Is it possible that the two consoles have some relation? They have very similar button configurations despite the fact that the Nintendo 64 and Playstation were dire competitors in a war of cartridges vs. CDs. So I decided to do some investigating in order to see for myself if the Playstation could be the true successor to the SNES.

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