Fanboys of modern gaming consoles like to bicker about how their console handles the latest generic FPS game with better water transparency or with a few extra lines of microscopic pixels. Forget the fact that 90% of the console libraries are shared. In the early nineties the vitriol spewed against children who supported the competing … More Sega Genesis vs Super Nintendo
During a warm spring day in 1990 my mind was pre-occupied as I struggled to push through my half day of Kindergarten. Although I generally enjoyed school at this young age I knew that something monumental was awaiting me at my grandparents’ house. It was this year that my grandma began a tradition of letting … More Breaking Down My Childhood NES Collection
I already wrote about Castlevania a few years ago, but frankly I did a poor job. Half of my write up discusses not having played it growing up which would have been more fitting of an article discussing bad luck and stupid decisions than the game itself. At the time, I was of the opinion … More Castlevania Revisited (Plus A Surprise Announcement)!
Yesterday I read the news that Toys R Us is going to liquidate entirely rather than restructure debt meaning that the last national toy chain in the US is shuttering its doors for good. Over the years I witnessed the closures of Children’s Palace, K.B. Toys, and FAO Schwarz, and although I was dissatisfied or … More Random Memories of a Toys R Us Kid
Recently the release of the Nintendo Switch and it’s flagship title “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” has put the gaming community into a tizzy. Whenever a new Zelda game is released fans seem to reflect on the series as a whole and a general wave of Zelda nostalgia grips the internet. I’ve been … More Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES, 1988)
Continuing the celebration of the N64’s 20th anniversary I decided it would make sense to look back on the entire launch lineup of the console. Fortunately for me, the game system only debuted with two games: Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64. Already a trend was developing. Not only was the console itself adorned with the number … More Pilotwings 64 (N64, 1996)
Since I wrote about the 20th Anniversary of the Nintendo 64 and we are still celebrating two decades of the seminal 3D system, I decided it was only fitting to take a look back at some of the great games that were available in 1996 with the console. When the Nintendo 64 launched in North America on … More Super Mario 64 (N64, 1996)
As I sit here and type this it’s difficult for me to believe that the Nintendo 64 is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. I began buying retro video games when the N64 was still being actively sold on store shelves and was considered contemporary. Now the Nintendo 64 itself is considered retro which makes me feel … More Nintendo 64: 20th Anniversary!
The late 1990’s was a special time in video game history. The gaming industry was maturing, two dimensional graphics gave way to 3D worlds, technology was giving gamers experiences they never would have thought was possible previously, and there was intense competition between established game companies and a powerful newcomer. For me personally the late … More Summer of ’98 Part V: Video Games
On June 2, 2015 I posted a piece on the 1995 R5-D4 figure and history was made. Post number one on SRM set the tone perfectly. There are a lot of nostalgia sites on the web but this site was mine. Rather than being content to reply to other people’s memories it was time I forged a small … More SuperRetroMania 100th Post Celebration