Music: Top 25 Soundtracks Update

2018 had three huge releases in terms of soundtracks — Celeste, Gris and Smash Ultimate — so I added them all to my Top 25 soundtrack list. I also did some slight rearranging to the list, and crowned Splatoon 2 the definitive soundtrack in that series, so only one game fell off the list (since…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2019)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinion: Retro Comps – Konami 50th Anniversary: Arcade Classics

Konami 50th Anniversary: Arcade Classics (Switch) High Points – Vulcan Venture (Gradius II), Life Force (Salamander) Low Points – Haunted Castle, Typhoon (A-Jax) Quirky Surprise – Twinbee Konami is finally embracing their back catalog via three (currently announced) compilations for their 50th Anniversary, with the first being a set of eight arcade titles from the…

Opinions: Bottom 25 Games – 24) Haunted Castle

24) Haunted Castle (Arcade, Konami, 1988) If you’ve looked at my top 111, you know I value Castlevania as a series quite highly. Aria of Sorrow is in the top 10, Symphony in the top 20, and Rondo in the top 50. I’ve even proclaimed it my favorite franchise in gaming! So it pains me…