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: Pilotwings

Pilotwings is kind of a weird game. I don’t mean that negatively, it’s just not the kind of game that you would typically think of when you think of Nintendo games. It’s not an epic adventure and there’s not much in the way of action. Rather, it’s a game about earning various levels of your pilot’s license by completing different tasks. Although it doesn’t sound very exciting, Pilotwings definitely stands out as something unique in the SNES library.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Secret of Mana

When I started Random Game Wednesdays, I knew that eventually I would end up with a game that was way too long to properly discuss. The only thing I can really do with a large game like that is to play the beginning and give some early impressions. That’s a little weird with a game like Secret of Mana, a game that I am fairly familiar with. But, it’s been a few years since I’d played it, and even longer since I played it on the SNES, so let’s take a look at the start of Secret of Mana. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

I thought I would try something a little different this week and play a SNES game. My SNES library is not nearly as large as my NES collection, but there’s still enough there to make for a decent variety of possible games. So, I went to my random number generator of choice and punched in my total number of SNES games. Surely, I wouldn’t end up with another licensed game, what were the chances. But apparently last week’s short break from licensed games was all the random number generator would allow. Continue reading