Opinion: My Top 111, #13: Bionic Commando

Capcom struck upon an incredible idea with the original Bionic Commando for arcades — why don’t we try removing the one crucial mechanic in a platforming game (the ability to jump) and try to circumvent that with some other means of traversal? And it was an interesting experience, to be sure; stripping out vertical movement…

Music: Celebrating More Amazing Women Composers

A couple weeks back I posted five compositions from women I love enough to put on my Top 100 list. This week I’d like to include more tracks from women that haven’t broke into my absolute favorites, but are fine musical numbers in their own right. Enjoy! Ice Hockey – In-Game Theme (NES, Nintendo, Soyo…

Opinion: Critical Favorites – The NES

When I launched LVLs. and then P4, I had a series of articles on my favorite or “essential” games that ran until quite recently. I wanted to rethink my approach of analyzing the games that I love, and would like to take three to six games I adore for each system the most and try…