16 May 2016

“Beyond Oasis” Yields a Classic Arabian Adventure!

Technically, no, Beyond Oasis isn’t an “Arabian adventure,” but the story draws so heavily off of Middle Eastern lore of several different types (including the name the characters, like the titular Prince Ali) that it seems like a lost tale out of the world of Aladdin (or 1001 Arabian Nights if you prefer). No matter

0 Read More
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

0 Read More
05 Apr 2016

Celebrating 100 Retro Play Show Episodes w/ “Golden Axe Warrior!!”

It’s no secret that I have a strong love for The Legend of Zelda and those sorts of adventure games based around that general formula and mission. Back in the late-1980s and early-90s, there were several different attempts to reproduce the design, but with a different intellectual property, and one of them

0 Read More
31 Mar 2016

Retro Classics & More for March’s CB&MR Story!!

It’s the end of March and that means it’s time for another awesome monthly piece over at Comic Book & Movie Reviews! This time, I wanted to write a piece about some of my retrogaming memories associated with video games based on popular film, TV, or comic franchises. For the purposes

0 Read More
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

0 Read More
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,

3 Read More
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

0 Read More
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

0 Read More
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

0 Read More
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

0 Read More