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 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.
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!
One of the games I grew up with was The Lost Vikings for the SNES, where you would control three unique characters in order to solve puzzles and reach the exit alive. Recently, I downloaded a demo of a game called Trine 2: The Complete Story that feels somewhat similar. You control three characters, Amadeus the wizard, who can levitate objects and create blocks out of thin air, Pontius the knight, who is equipped with a sword and shield, and Zoya the thief, who is armed with her bow and trusty grappling hook.Continue reading Trine 2: Demo Review
For the last ten years, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and I have kept passing each other by, with no more than mere glances in the other’s direction before ultimately going our separate ways. Whether in the form of a physical SNES cartridge or a quick download vie the Wii U Virtual Console, I have had multiple opportunities to play the game, but have always chosen to spend my money on the highly praised Kirby Super Star instead. Finally, with the release of the SNES collection provided by the Switch Online service, I hadn’t any reason to ignore this game any longer. And now, in this post, I answer the question: do I regret taking so long to play this game? Well…yes and no. Continue reading Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Review
The most I knew about Yoshi’s Island was the fact that most (if not all) people who play it find baby Mario’s crying extremely aggravating. In fact, I knew there were several Yoshi games out there, and I didn’t even know which one it was that included such a…unique feature. (I was mainly confused about the difference between Yoshi’s Island on the SNES and Yoshi’s Story on the N64.) When the Switch Online provided us with a collection of SNES games, I knew it was time to finally play Yoshi’s Island, the cover art telling me right away that…oh, this is the game with baby Mario. I see… Continue reading I Finally Played Yoshi’s Island