Music: Amanda Lepre tackles Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a soundtrack that is just hovering right outside of my top 25. It’s really, really good stuff, and I was quite impressed with Descendants of Erdrick guitarist Amanda Lepre’s solo take on the iconic “Brinstar – Red Soil” with “Red Soil Swamp Pulse”. She nails the atmosphere so beautifully here. I wish…

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…

Opinion: The Best Games of the Metroid Franchise

With my recent playthrough of Samus Returns under my belt, I figure it’s time to properly do a proper “Top Metroids!” article now. It’s also Halloween and Metroids are spooky. :p I’ll repost some of my commentary from elsewhere for Super Metroid. Super Metroid Surprise (or not)! I’ve written a lot on the game already,…

Opinion: Five Hopeful Things I Hope to See in a Smash Bros. Switch

Slowly but surely I’m getting all of my thoughts on a new Smash Bros. compiled. After detailing new Nintendo fighters I’d like to see as well as some modifications to existing combatants (and unlikely jettisons), I’d like to address a few other particulars in a new/upgraded version of Smash: Incorporate the 3DS stages! The biggest…

Opinion: Bottom 25 Games – 20) Super Mario Sunshine

20) Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube, Nintendo, 2002) Super Mario 64 is my favorite Super Mario of all time, as my Top 111 list demonstrates. So it might not come as a surprise that Sunshine was a highly anticipated sequel for me. I had hoped for it to take the initial 3D excellence and polish it…

Opinion: Final Thoughts on Metroid: Samus Returns

SPOILERS AHEAD! If you want relatively spoiler free impressions, please check out my earlier post, or check out my thoughts on the game on my Top 111 (which ought to give you an idea that I liked it a lot). Okay, so here we go! Metroid: Samus Returns is an excellent game that, if it…

Opinion: Early impressions for Metroid: Samus Returns!

It’s my first NEW Metroid experience since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption! Granted, I did play Metroid II last year for the first time, but that came out quite some time ago. And if you know my thoughts on Other M, you would know I have no desire to ever play it. So it’s been great…