Music: Five of my Top 100 VGM from All Over the Map

All right, we’re down to the last 10 songs on my Top 100 VGM! I’m going to work to get this finished this weekend, so expect the last five tomorrow! Chicago: Stealth, Perfect Dark, Grant Kirkhope, N64, Rare, 2001 For me this is one of the best “stealth” songs I’ve ever come across. And it…

Opinion: Goldeneye 007 is 20 years old!

Rare and Nintendo released the seminal Goldeneye 007 on this day in 1997, ushering in a plethora of mechanics and gameplay concepts into the FPS genre. Adding in a mission structure with objectives determined by the difficulty selected, having your bullets cause limb-specific damage, and having some directives insist that you not kill everything and…

Music – Five Random Selections from my Top 100 songs

I have no uniting theme for this month’s VGM Top 100 post, so here’s a random assortment of five songs I haven’t covered yet. Body Harvest – Indoor Theme (N64, Stuart Ross/Allan Walker, Midway/DMA Design, 1998) I adore this song. It’s such a melancholy piece of music, an indicator of how much danger and chaos…

Music – Five Great “Overworld” Themes

Time to tackle a few more of my favorite songs from my Top 100! This time I’ll share five of my favorite overworld themes, which I’m defining as a track that takes place in a game space not considered a town or an overall level theme from, say, Mega Man or Contra. Secret of Mana…

Opinion: Holy crap it’s Bomberman 64 on the Wii U

Well, the surprise N64 releases on the Wii U Virtual Console keep on coming. Two weeks back we had Harvest Moon 64, a game Natsume swore up and down wouldn’t be modernized, and now we have Hudson’s Bomberman 64. This has been on the top of my wish list for Virtual Console re-release ever since…