Yono and the Celstial Elephants is Light an Fluffy With Some Hidden Depth

Sometimes it’s nice to take a chance on a game that you know very little about. I first heard of Yono and the Celestial Elephants during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase a few months ago. There, all they really showed was an elephant running around and solving some puzzles. I thought it looked cute, and since it ended up only being $15, I figured why not give it a shot? Continue reading

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Random Game Wednesdays: Grabbed By The Ghoulies (Rare Replay)

When Grabbed by the Ghoulies first released it was not very well liked, and it’s pretty easy to see why. This was the first game that Rare put out on a Microsoft console after being bought by the company, so immediately there were some angry Nintendo fans that didn’t want anything to do with it. Add on the fact that unlike the last several Rare games, this was a pretty small and basic game but was still full price, and you get a recipe for disappointment. However, looking at it now, the game does have some things that make it worth checking out.  Continue reading

Welcome Back, Samus

It’s been really rough being a Metroid fan. It’s been over seven years since the last mainline game in the series came out, Metroid: Other M. That game is, in my opinion, not very good, making it around ten years since the last game in the series that I really enjoyed came out, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Last year, we had a spin-off game, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a game that is not the disaster that the internet would have you believe it is, but is absolutely not the game we had waited so long for. Continue reading

Star Fox 2 Is As Impressive As It Is Clunky

It’s not every day that a new first-party Super NES game comes out. Originally scheduled to be released in 1995, Star Fox 2 was completed but cancelled. As can be expected, incomplete ROMs could be found on the internet for year. But now, if you’re one of the lucky few who were able to pick up an SNES Classic Edition, you can legally play the fully complete version of the game. But was it worth the wait? Continue reading

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Is Simple But Fun

Yesterday saw the release of Arcade Archives: Mario Bros., the first of several classic Nintendo arcade games due to come out on the Switch. I had never actually played the arcade version of Mario Bros., although I played a lot of the NES port while growing up. Because of this, I thought it would be neat to to give it a try, plus being able to take a game I really like on the go is always appealing. So, how did it turn out? Continue reading

Fire Emblem Awakening Check-In: Week 2

Much like the first entry in this series, I didn’t have nearly as much time to play Awakening as I wanted. It’s really hard to find time to play old games when you’re trying to keep up on this year’s ridiculous number of great games and work a full-time job. But I got some time in and made some progress, so let’s talk about it. As always, let’s go over some numbers. I’ve put in about four hours of play, I’m on chapter 6, and Ivan Ooze is currently level 7. Continue reading