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…

Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Soyo Oka

Soyo Oka Oka joined Nintendo in 1987 after earning her degree in composition from the Osaka College of Music. She was assigned to EAD to work under Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo, where she spent the next eight years producing music to several of Nintendo’s titles, including Ice Hockey, Wario’s Woods, Vs. Excitebike, Famicom Grand…

Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…

2015 – A Dual Life Perspective (Parts I, II and III)

Originally written in 2015 and early 2016. End-of-the-year reflections are in full force across the gaming sphere, but I’ve only played three games that have come out in 2015 (Splatoon, Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, and Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows). And while I have bought or been gifted several games in the last week thanks…

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…