Random Game Wednesdays: Killer Instinct Gold (N64)

Killer Instinct will always hold a special place in my heart. I received my Super Nintendo towards the end of its lifespan, and Killer Instinct was the game packed in, and as such, I played it all the time. It was also the first game with blood in it that I was allowed to own, so that’s kind of cool. But despite all that, the game’s sequel, called Killer Instinct 2 in arcades and Killer Instinct Gold on Nintendo 64, kind of came and went for me. Continue reading

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Gameplay Video

I had an idea while  working on this week’s Random Game Wednesdays. When I play an old game for the blog, I record it using Pinnacle Studio and then take screenshots from that recording. I thought it might be fun to share the video of my time with the game. I don’t want you to expect too much though. There’s no editing, no clever commentary, just the raw footage of my time with the game. If you’d like to see it, you can check it out right here. I don’t know how often I’ll do this kind of thing, but if you want to see more, let me know in the comments.

Random Game Wednesdays: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (N64)

In high school, an acquaintance of mine loaned me his copy of Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon. I haven’t stayed in contact with that acquaintance and honestly don’t even remember his name. I just remember that we used to talk about video games in gym class instead of doing whatever we were supposed to be doing. I’m pretty sure that the copy of Goemon that I played this morning is actually his. Whoops. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Super Star Wars (SNES)

Licensed games were a dime a dozen back in the days of the SNES and Genesis, and most of the time, they were junk. But every once in a while, you’d come across one that didn’t seem too bad. You might even call it “good”. The Super Star Wars trilogy on Super Nintendo were games that fit that description and ate up a good chunk of my childhood. But, standards change with time, and games that we were into when we were younger suddenly aren’t always worth going back to. So, how does Super Star Wars hold up? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Star Soldier (NES)

I consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable about video games, but every once in a while I come across a game that I’ve never heard of before. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that Star Soldier is one of those games. When the random number generator gave me this game, I honestly didn’t even know what genre it was. Turns out it’s part of a long running series, one that’s had sequels, re-releases, and remakes going all the way until 2013. But yeah, I had no idea what this was. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Anticipation (NES)

Some games are so simple in nature that I’m honestly not sure if I’d be able to make a blog post that was decently long before running out of things to say. But, it’s Wednesday, so I have to write about the game that the random number generator gives me. This week it gave me Anticipation, a 1988 board game style video game from Rare. It’s actually a game I like a lot, and one that I was kind of disappointed to see not included in Rare Replay. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Predator (NES)

It’s been a while since the random number generator gave me a crappy NES licensed game. But, today it gave me one that I had played a lot growing up. I’m pretty sure I had actually played the game before I had ever even seen the movie. This was one of those games that even though you knew it wasn’t very good, you just kept playing it. There’s a lot of those for me on the NES. So, how does Predator stack up so much later? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Blast Corps (Rare Replay)

I was hoping to have my set up for capturing game footage done by this week, but it’s not quite there yet. So, for the sake of easy screenshots, I once again decided to take a look at Rare Replay. This time, the random number generator gave me a game that I rented as a kid, but didn’t really play a whole lot of. In fact, the only thing I clearly remembered was the map screen music, with the words “time to get moving” repeating over and over. So, what kind of first impression (or, technically second impression) does Blast Corps give in 2016? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Cobra Triangle (Rare Replay)

If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that my laptop’s hard drive recently died on me. I did all of my blogging on that laptop, including capturing game footage for screenshots. I’m now using my desktop, which is connected to my TV because I couldn’t get my monitor to work for some reason. I have my keyboard and mouse sitting on my coffee table and I am sitting on the floor. As of right now, I don’t have the capture software installed on my computer, so for the sake of time, I thought it would be best to play something that didn’t require capture equipment to make screenshots. So, I returned to Rare Replay this week. Continue reading