Random Game Wednesdays: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Nintendo Switch Online)

It’s been a while since I did a new installment of Random Game Wednesdays, and I thought that for the grand return of the feature, I should go to a new source of games. So, I went with the NES library offered with Nintendo Switch Online. There’s already a decent amount of stuff in there, with favorites, more obscure games, and weird enhanced versions of games, most of which I haven’t touched. But of course, the random number generator decided to throw me a game I’ve played a million times before. Continue reading

StarTropics: Rediscovering A Classic

Going back to old games that you haven’t played in years can be kind of a risky thing. As cool as it is to say that the original Legend Of Zelda or Super Mario Bros. is the greatest game of all time, the fact is, games have come a long way since then. What if you go back to a childhood favorite and discover that it’s not all that you remember it to be? I recently managed to get an NES Classic Edition thanks to Nintendo finally putting more of them in stores and decided to check out an old favorite of mine, StarTropics. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Bionic Commando (NES)

Bionic Commando is one of those games that despite not being super well known, has a very loud and passionate following. I did not grow up playing it. Instead, I was introduced to the series through the remake/reboot, Bionic Commando: Rearmed and the under appreciated Bionic Commando for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. I loved those games, infamous plot twist and all, but how does the original game fare these days? Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: R.C. Pro-Am (Rare Replay)

Despite being a huge fan of Rare and the NES, R.C. Pro-Am is kind of a blind spot for me. It’s a game I had certainly heard about a lot, and it’s possible that I may have played it at one point in time, but I have no real memory of it. Well, today that changed. I used the random number generator that I always use for these posts and it gave me Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll, but since I had already covered that one, I tried a second time and it gave me R.C. Pro-Am. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Mario Bros. (NES)

Everyone remembers Super Mario Bros. It’s a classic, and for good reason. It also spawned Nintendo’s biggest franchise, which is still going strong to this day. But, at least anecdotally, I’ve noticed a surprising amount of people who aren’t aware that Super Mario Bros. isn’t the first game in the Mario series. That would be Mario Bros., an arcade game that came out in 1983 and was itself a spinoff of Donkey Kong. The game was also released on the NES, which is the version that I played. 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: 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