Opinions: A Dual Life Perspective – 1st Half 2020

Well. 2020 sure has been….something. The real has been exhausting, to be sure. I’ve felt like it’s been mostly a rollercoaster of event after event after event — and most of those events have been life-changing. When the year began, work felt like a marathon sprint with no end in sight. Just incredibly busy and…

RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2020)

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…

Opinions: The February 2020 NES/SNES Switch Online lineup is bonkers

Hey, Nintendo revealed new games for the NES/SNES Switch Online services coming out next week, and it’s certainly an eclectic set of titles. The SNES games are imports of Namco’s Smash Tennis and Konami’s Pop’n TwinBee, taken from their PAL releases it would seem. The NES adds Natsume to the list of publishers with their cult hit Shadow of the…

Opinion: What are ten retro games I’d love to own?

I’ve been thinking of what retro games I’d really like to add to my collection. And to be honest, it’s not as easy as it used to be! Just for the NES alone, I’ve managed to fill four of the five biggest omissions in my collection in the past year (The Guardian Legend, The Magic…

Opinions: Let’s Rank the Genesis Mini – Part 3

All right, let’s keep this moving with 10 more titles I’ve tried out on the Genesis Mini: Tetris M2 tossed a couple curios onto the Genesis Mini; the first is an entirely new version of Tetris based on Sega’s arcade and Genesis creations. I say that because it doesn’t resemble either exactly, but serves as…

Opinion: Blaster Master Zero 2 is a game of highs and lows

Inti Creates performed an admirable job on their remake of Sunsoft’s Blaster Master, easily rising to the creme of the series’ crop. Now acting entirely on their own with the sequel, how well does it hold up to the previous high standard they themselves established? Well, it’s a little complicated. Following the good ending of…