18 Sep 2016

Item Hunting & More in “Zelda: ALTTP” Episode 2!

The second episode here of my retro playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a good bit shorter than the first one because it’s essentially a bridge between dungeons. Last time, we left off with having completed the Eastern Palace dungeon and receiving the Pegasus Boots from

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31 Aug 2016

“Zelda: A Link to the Past” Brings Fond Memories

It should be no surprise that the Zelda franchise was one of my absolute favorites growing up. When I first got my hands on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past one fine Christmas morning, I could hardly wait to run downstairs (the game consoles were plugged in to a

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27 Apr 2016

“Tatanga’s Return” is a Fantastic SNES Hack!

It’s been a little while since I’ve featured a ROM hack on my YouTube channel, but Super Mario Land 3: Tatanga’s Return is most definitely worth taking the time to feature. It’s a brand-new hack of Super Mario World from Gamma V that came out on April 12 and its goal was to create

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20 Mar 2016

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – A Platforming NES Peril

As a kid, I had this strange love-hate relationship with Ultra’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle game for the original NES. Naturally, like a lot of kids back in 1989, I thought the Turtles cartoon was awesome. I thought it was neat to get to play a game that let me control the

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14 Mar 2016

Stardew Valley’s roots planted by Harvest Moon and Runefactory

Animal Crossing likely had more exposure, but Harvest Moon and Runefactory have long histories that can readily be seen in today’s big-hit Stardew Valley. What’s interesting is the disparity that exists in who knows and who doesn’t know what the heck Harvest Moon and Runefactory even are. On one hand,

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13 Mar 2016

Enjoy Monkey Mayhem with the 2nd Half of “Donkey Kong Country!”

The difficulty of the game really ramps itself up as you reach the later stages of the game, and so getting through Kremcrock Industries (the game’s factory area) and the Chimp Caverns takes almost as long as getting through the four areas that precede them. However, Nintendo has always done

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12 Mar 2016

“Mega Man 2” — One of My All-Time Favorites!

Growing up, Mega Man 2 was definitely one of my all-time favorite games on the NES and definitely a favorite in Capcom’s Mega Man series. In fact, I played Mega Man 2 before I ever touched the original (which, in fact, I didn’t play until around the mid-90s when I ordered a copy from

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10 Mar 2016

Revisiting “Donkey Kong Country” w/ Awesome HD Quality!

When it comes to the Super Nintendo, Donkey Kong Country is regarded as a pretty amazing entry for the platform. Back when it debuted in 1994, the graphics were pretty astounding for a 16-bit platform, featuring a 32 Megabit cartridge with pre-rendered environments and character models resembling claymation. Add to that the

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08 Mar 2016

Revisiting “Mega Man” on the NES w/ HD Filtering!

The original NES Mega Man was the very first game I ever live-streamed, way back in early-2013. It marked the debut of The Retro Play Show series of live and recorded classic gaming sessions and helped teach me a thing or two about live-streaming and recording as a whole. Even to this day, nearly

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23 Feb 2016

The Zelda Franchise Turns 30!!

On February 21, 2016 Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda franchise marked its 30th anniversary. Indeed, the original Zelda no Densetsu was released in Japan as the inaugural title for the Famicom Disk System peripheral back on February 21, 1986. Since that time, the series has taken players young and old on fantastical journeys through

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