Monday, January 16, 2017

New year, new direction?

I have recently been considering expanding the array of topics I write about. I'm not saying that I would stop writing about video games, but I was thinking that maybe adding things that aren't game related would give me a wider spectrum of posts. Basically it would be more what I would consider to be traditional "blog posts" as well as features and articles. As it is, everything I post requires quite a bit of planning and in many cases takes hours and hours to execute. Sometimes weeks, which was the case for the last two things I posted.

Just a thought.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Walkthrough: Zelda II - The Adventure of Link


With the arrival of the new Mini NES console, people all over will be able to play classic NES games from their youth or, in some cases, for the first time ever. One of the games contained on the console is Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, a game which I feel is unfairly criticized online for its crushing difficulty and the admittedly different direction the game takes compared to the rest of the series.

With this walkthrough, I am going to try to give newcomers an edge and take them through the game in a way that hopefully cuts the difficulty down dramatically. Even if you're not a newcomer to the game, this guide might help you enjoy the game a bit more.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Walkthrough: Wonder Boy in Monster World


Today I present to you a complete walkthrough of this phenomenal game. I have never written a walkthrough before, and I can't imagine a better game to be my first. Please give this game a shot and please enjoy this walkthrough I have written! I hope it helps someone!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

amiibo Fever: Catch it


I don't know how it happened. I didn't mean to start buying amiibos. I really didn't.

I have been against Skylanders from their inception, and Disney Infinity didn't get my attention, either. Even when they added Marvel and Star Wars to the mix. amiibos were at least interesting to me because I could get little nice looking figurines of characters I might not otherwise have a figure of.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Curious Case of BioMetal


BioMetal. The obscure SNES shooter that is known for one thing: Its bizarre soundtrack. Today I'm going to talk a bit about BioMetal and what it means to me. Nothing here is going to shed any light on this oddity, I just wanted to talk about it because I was listening to 2 Unlimited the other day. Yes, in 2016.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

San Antonio's Most Overpriced Retro Game Store

Recently I went on vacation to San Antonio Texas to visit with my fiancée's family. While there, one of the things I wanted to do was check out any retro game stores that might be there, as there really aren't any close to where I live. Google found me two stores and I was really excited to go. One was decent, the other inspired me to write this.

The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. At this store, they took that literally with their prices.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Spotlight: Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge


The Castlevania games appearing on the original Game Boy have a reputation of not being of the highest quality. Even back in the day my friends and myself, along with I assume many others, knew that the original game didn't quite capture the spirit of the NES games. The second game, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge,  however, was a far superior game. So today we're going to talk about it!

Saturday, March 19, 2016

My Minecraft Wishlist


Minecraft is something that I have devoted an alarming amount of time to. Since I started playing it, I have sank countless hours into it. Sometimes I run out of ideas of things to make, but I always get my groove back and find myself in the zone again. But Minecraft isn't perfect, and there are some things I would like to see put into the game.