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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Cary has already braved the original Ori and the Blind Forest, and now she’ll be playing through the sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps!  In this difficult, but beautiful, Metroidvania-style game, Ori ends up in the land of Niwen after being separated from the baby owl Ku!

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Hoa: A Beautiful and Relaxing Platformer

Hoa (pronounced “hwa”) is Vietnamese for “flower” and also the name of a lovely indie game and said game’s titular character, a tiny fairy-like creature the size of a bug.  This relaxing game features stunning hand-painted artwork, a beautiful soundtrack, and a peaceful atmosphere where the focus is solely on platforming and minor puzzling.  This game only took me about two hours to complete, but it was a delight from start to finish.  And I likely would have never given it a chance if it wasn’t recommended to us on Youtube by one of our commenters, Ramona Q.

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Joe & Mac: A Prehistoric Blast from the Past

When I was a duckling, my parents were responsible for buying all the games for the SNES.  After all, my dad actually got it as some sort of gift from his workplace, and for some inexplicable reason, I was too “afraid” to play any of the games when I was especially young, meaning my parents got the most use out of our first family console.  As such, Joe & Mac was just one of a hearty collection of games my parents had accumulated over the years.  This game stars the titular cavemen (Mac is only available in two-player), who fight and jump their way through 12 stages swarming with dinosaurs and Neanderthals, each level ending with a climactic battle against some huge prehistoric baddy.

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Joe & Mac Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Joe & Mac is a silly SNES game from the Duck’s childhood where you play as a caveman and fight some odd looking dinosaurs whose necks are made of circles.  And a mammoth whose trunk falls off, which is as horrifying as it sounds.  You also obtain meat from defeated Neanderthals, so make of that as you will.

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Super Mario 64 Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Join us for our playthrough of Super Mario 64, one of THE classic Nintendo 64 titles and the original 3D Mario game!  It’s time for us to explore the many rooms of Princess Peach’s Castle and defeat Bowser once again!

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Song of the Deep: An Undersea Metroidvania

Song of the Deep had been on my radar for a long time, largely because it was made by Insomniac, the creators of one of my favorite gaming franchises, Ratchet & Clank.  The game is an underwater Metroidvania where you control a submarine built by a girl named Merryn who makes it her goal to find her father, who went missing at sea.  In true Metroidvania fashion, the game is a labyrinth of underwater passages, your means of progression tied to finding new upgrades for your submarine.

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Jenny LeClue Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

In the quiet town of Arthurton, nothing exciting ever really happens.  At least, not until our young detective, Jenny LeClue, is faced with solving the first murder in years and uncovering the seemingly sleepy town’s darkest secrets.

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Super Mario Sunshine Playthrough on Virtual Bastion

Mario, Princess Peach, and the Toads were hoping for a relaxing vacation to the tropical Isle Delfino, but they soon discover that a Mario imposter is running amok and covering the once beautiful island in graffiti! With the help of FLUDD, Mario must clean up the island, recover the missing Shine Sprites, and save the kidnapped Princess Peach once again!

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