Nostalgic Notions is a series where we play 15-20 minutes of a retro game and give our thoughts on it. It’s a great way to check out a wide variety of classic games in a compact period of time! This time, Cary’s retro collection of choice is Capcom Arcade Stadium, starting with 1943: The Battle of Midway from 1987!
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I’m Still Not a Big Fan of Super Mario 64
I don’t really like Super Mario 64. There, I said it. I understand that the game was a big deal for its time, considering it was one of the first 3D platformers ever made. While that is certainly something to be admired, I never really had the best opinion of this game. In fact, I feel Super Mario 64 might be the reason I bore poor Mario a bit of a grudge over the years. So when I gave it another chance recently thanks to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, was I finally ready to forgive Mario? Keep on reading to find out!Continue reading I’m Still Not a Big Fan of Super Mario 64
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.Continue reading Joe & Mac: A Prehistoric Blast from the Past
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.
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!
The Return of Nostalgic Notions on Virtual Bastion
Nostalgic Notions is a series where we play 15-20 minutes of a retro game and give our thoughts on it. It’s a great way to check out a wide variety of classic games in a compact period of time! Our newest game, Ninja JaJaMaru-kun from 1985, was originally a Japan-exclusive where we must defeat enemies with our trusty ninja star in order to eventually rescue Princess Sakura!
Awesome Pea: Demo Review
Awesome Pea is a retro-styled platformer where you control a supposedly greedy pea who enjoys collecting money. The game clearly wants to be reminiscent of old-school games, with green-tinged graphics and an unforgiving nature, sending you back to the start of each level whenever you mess up. The demo consists of the first three stages of the game, which took me roughly 10 minutes to complete.Continue reading Awesome Pea: Demo Review
Psychonauts Playthrough on Virtual Bastion
Join us for our playthrough of Psychonauts, a game about a boy named Razputin who runs away from home to the Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp in order to train to become a Psychonaut. But something suspicious is clearly afoot when fellow kids’ brains start to go missing….
Conker’s Bad Fur Day Playthrough on Virtual Bastion
Join us for our playthrough of Conker’s Bad Fur Day, which follows the comical adventures of a squirrel with a drinking problem as he attempts to return home to his girlfriend. (Be aware that this game is rated M, so mature audiences only!)
I Have Mixed Feelings for Psychonauts
Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot about Psychonauts 2, the highly anticipated sequel to, well, the first Psychonauts game, which released all the way back in 2005. Intrigued, I was not quite ready to jump straight into the sequel when I had yet to play the original, so I downloaded Psychonauts on my PS4 and gave it a try. Having now completed the game, does it make me want to try the sequel? Well, this review will soon answer that question, so read on, dear readers!Continue reading I Have Mixed Feelings for Psychonauts