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…

Music: Five Great Compositions from Women

It’s a bit of a tradition of mine to write about women composers in March, so I’m going to do that again with 5 of my favorite songs from my Top 100. Winds across the Plains, Fire Emblem, Yuka Tsujiyoko, GBA, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, 2003 The overworld theme for Lyn’s early missions is an absolute favorite,…

Opinion: Best NES Composers

Opinion pieces will be my take on the five best…of something. In this case, I want to share my votes for the five greatest composers for the NES hardware. 5) KONAMI KuKeiHa Club (Konami) Yes, I’m cheating slightly by including the entirety of Konami’s sensational musical staff from the 80s, so I won’t let them…

Culture Clash! – Power Blade/Power Blazer (NES/Famicom)

Study 6: Power Blade/Power Blazer (NES/Famicom, Taito/Natsume) Note – I’ve finally gotten around to finishing this updated Culture Clash on Natsume and Taito’s Power Blade; enjoy! I’ll be revising the other posts a little more regularly. Taito was one of the Famicom’s biggest supporters (after a sluggish start, at least), releasing several of their arcade…

Gender Gazette: Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency to play as female characters in video games, if the option presents itself. I’m still searching for the exact motivation for me to do so, but I think I’ve recently come to one of the reasons: it allows me a glimpse into a perspective I don’t get…