Site News: Busy busy busy

Hey all, I’ll be taking a break from posting a lot on the blog for the rest of the month. I’ve got a big event coming up at work, and my energy levels are going to be really low for a bit. I may infrequently do a post here and there (I do have one…

Music: Top 25 Video Game Fan Remixes: #21- 25

Let’s wrap up my remix picks today! To kick us off, here’s Thailand’s Simon Leong absolutely nailing Dr. Wily’s theme from Mega Man 2. This is an acoustic guitar cover, but it is played with the energy and the tempo of a much heavier instrument choice, and it just clicks. Leong has a lot of…

Opinion: American Sammy and Culture Brain NES games on my Switch?

Nintendo decided to not throw more black box NES games at us this month, and instead threw up two rather amazing surprises. The first is perhaps a little less so since they did make some effort on the Wii U, but Culture Brain’s Kung-Fu Heroes is the company’s first Switch contribution! However, the second is…

Opinions: Namco and Compile join the TG16 Mini

Konami apparently wasn’t done with their Turbo Grafx 16 Mini quite yet. As I noted last time, a rather large omission was anything from Namco. Well, that is no longer the case, as five Namco arcade ports are confirmed for the Mini, including my favorite Legend of Valkyrie! Also included are the two Spriggan shoot-em-ups…

LVLS+ is 18 years old! It has graduated high school O_O

It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on a video game fan site for 18 years now. With the launch of Wildcat Online in 2001, my artwork and some element of my video games writing has been embraced by the Internet for half of my life span. It’s kind of wild to think about. I…

Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2019

This has been extremely delayed, haha. For the first time in the history of this feature, I’ve played through over 20 games in six months. I’m flabbergasted. It’s also made posting this article far more time consuming than ever before, haha. So before diving into all of those games, let’s get into the real. 2019…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Michiru Oshima

Michiru Oshima Oshima is perhaps better known for her work outside of video games — working on anime soundtracks like Full Metal Alchemist, Le Chevalier d’Éon and Little Witch Academia; films including several in the Godzilla franchise, and dramas and concerts — but she has done quite a few gaming soundtracks on top of that,…

Opinions: Spiritfarer continues to impress

Thunder Lotus shared a new look at their upcoming Spiritfarer, and I’m really into what I’m seeing here. Having the game set up as a life simulation format but ultimately serving as a medium point between life and death is very intriguing, and I feel this is going to be a rather emotional game to…

Music: Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Atsuko Asahi

Atsuko Asahi Asahi is another newcomer to Nintendo’s sound team, joining in 2010 and having her first music credit for the 3DS launch title Steel Diver. She quickly expanded into many of Nintendo’s premiere Wii U and 3DS titles of the period, including Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii…