Opinions: Let’s Rank the SNES Classic – Part 5

Now that I own the silly thing, I have given the four remaining games I hadn’t played beforehand a little play time to present some commentary on them. Here’s the rest of the series. Kirby’s Dream Course I feel that the solo mode in this game is not the focal point of this game; it’s…

Music: Five Nintendo Selections from my Top 100 VGM

Today’s top 100 VGM post is all about Nintendo. But to keep it interesting, it’s sort of a grab bag of Nintendo tunes from five different platforms from five different series of games! Super Mario 64 – Dire Dire Docks (N64, Koji Kondo, Nintendo, 1996) This is one of my favorite tunes in all of…

Femicom – Peach (Other Appearances on the NES/Famicom)

With Peach’s (Princess Toadstool) debut and most notable appearance covered in their respective articles, I feel that she should have one last article detailing her other roles and cameos on the NES/Famicom. After all, Peach has gone on to be the most prominent woman in all of video games, appearing in more titles than any…

Opinion: Let’s rank the SNES Classic line-up – Part 2

Final Fantasy III While I haven’t finished FFIII (aka VI) quite yet, it is absolutely a crucial piece of SNES history and one of the best RPGs on the system. Of course, I would have nominated Chrono Trigger if I had my way, but I’m afraid Final Fantasy has the branding recognition AND the first…

Ruminations: Favorite Games of the 1980s – 1993

Note – I’m reposting this after leaving it in stasis for quite some time. The games I discuss below are still favorites of mine, but the original essays I wrote are off the site for now. Composing little essays on my favorite games is a nice exercise to work on my writing skills, but I…

Eulogy: Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata was not your conventional gaming executive. When E3 rolls around, I typically ignore the suits, the hosts, and the CEOs from all of the other companies, as I know they are just marketing pigeons trying to hype up some product. And that’s okay — it’s a part of the business, and there are…