Random Game Wednesdays: DuckTales (NES)

You don’t normally think of games based on TV shows and movies as being particularly good, but Capcom’s Disney games on the NES were a different story. DuckTales in particular is very fondly remembered. It was a game that was so good that even kids like me, who didn’t really watch the show the game was based on, still absolutely loved it. How does the game hold up in 2017 Continue reading

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Random Game Wednesdays: Asteroids (Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2)

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the first Atari Flashback Classics collection. It opened up fifty games that I normally would not be able to easily get screenshots of, not without investing in special equipment anyway. With that in mind, picking up the second collection was a no-brainer. This week, the random number generator gave me a “1”, which means I played the arcade version of Asteroids. Continue reading

Netflix’s Castlevania Series Is A Good Start But Is Far Too Short

There’s a long history of video games being adapted to television shows and movies. While there are a few standout examples, generally speaking, they don’t usually turn out very well. It’s at a point where simply saying that a movie is based on a game is enough to get people to write it off before even taking a look. Weirdly, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the new Castlevania animated series that premiered on Netflix a few days ago.

(Mild spoilers below) Continue reading