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by BlueWeaselBreath
May 31st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Missile Command
Replies: 7
Views: 4894

Re: 425: Missile Command

If my memories are correct, I first played Missile Command on my friend’s Macintosh in the early 90s. It was black and white, and you moved the mouse cursor to where you wanted to launch, then clicked, making a black circle in the area. Looking back now, I realize this control scheme results in an e...
by BlueWeaselBreath
May 31st, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 428: The World Ends With You
Replies: 3
Views: 5023

Re: 428: The World Ends With You

I’m sad to say this one didn’t click with me. I had heard it described as a unique, must-play JRPG. As a fan of the genre, I borrowed it from GameFly to play on Switch and was unfortunately a bit cold on it. I think my first barrier was that I personally didn’t find the setting to be that compelling...
by BlueWeaselBreath
May 31st, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next podcast recording (12.7.20) - 427: The Curse of Monkey Island
Replies: 7
Views: 6158

Re: 427: The Curse of Monkey Island

I have such fond memories of Curse of Monkey Island. I loved the first game and played it into the ground but could never find the second game in stores or on warez sites. Of course, I’d never look on warez sites. When Curse came out, I finally was able to get Monkey 2 as part of a promotional colle...
by BlueWeaselBreath
May 31st, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Batman: Arkham Knight
Replies: 13
Views: 7404

Re: 423: Batman: Arkham Knight

It’s only in retrospect that I realize many people didn’t like Arkham Knight. At the time I played it, I thought that the reaction was quite positive (based on my read of critical response), and that doubtless colored my experience with the game. I had a great time with it and enjoyed it for what it...
by BlueWeaselBreath
May 2nd, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 437: Prince of Persia (Classic)
Replies: 3
Views: 9367

Re: 437: Prince of Persia (Classic)

I messed around with the Game Gear version of this game at camp one summer, after years of hearing about it as a classic. It belonged to some other kid, and I only spent a few minutes with it, but I enjoyed it and recognized its status as a spiritual progenitor to Another World, which I’d been recen...
by BlueWeaselBreath
April 27th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 246
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: Sound of Play: 246

Aah, I didn’t play many games in the year 2000 and never went back to most of them from that time, so I recognize a bunch but can’t place anything!
by BlueWeaselBreath
April 24th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 449: Super Mario Odyssey
Replies: 17
Views: 7143

Re: 449: Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey represents a bunch of my favorite adult gaming memories. I have never in my entire life been an early adopter of any console, preferring to wait until they go on sale. But for my birthday a few years back, my wife decided I had earned the right to buy myself a Switch and the newl...
by BlueWeaselBreath
April 19th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Replies: 6
Views: 8778

Re: Our next podcast recording (25.4.20) - 416: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

I was a fan of the first two DKC games back in the day, but then hadn’t played any of them since then, having not owned another Nintendo home console until the Switch. Having heard great things about Tropical Freeze, I checked the Switch version out from GameFly and decided to give it a whirl. I onl...
by BlueWeaselBreath
March 30th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 15372

Re: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)

I first heard of the SNES on the playground in first grade. I remember my first reaction being one of minor annoyance, because my parents were just about to get me the NES at long last, and now this Super version was being launched, so I felt like I could never catch up! I must have seen screenshots...
by BlueWeaselBreath
January 3rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)
Replies: 20
Views: 3020

Re: 407: Super Mario RPG (: Legend of the Seven Stars)

I first picked up Super Mario RPG in a video rental shop shortly after it had been released. I took it home and was hooked from the cold open. The visuals were, at the time, cutting-edge for the SNES and the Yoko Shimomura soundtrack was (and remains) brilliant from top to bottom. I think what capti...
by BlueWeaselBreath
April 16th, 2019, 3:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Disney's Aladdin
Replies: 21
Views: 3369

Re: 369: Disney's Aladdin

If you’d asked me in the 90’s which was better, the Genesis or the SNES version of Aladdin, I’d say it was a no-brainer. The Genesis one, obviously! I hadn’t played either, only seen the screenshots in magazines, and the beautiful, colorful Genesis sprites looked so much better than the small, muddy...
by BlueWeaselBreath
March 6th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Replies: 312
Views: 50244

Re: Our next podcast recording (11.3.19) - 360: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

This is the only 3D Zelda I’ve ever finished. I had a great time doing almost everything; I would’ve gotten more seeds, but I found out the reward for doing so is a disappointing turd. BOTW was neat because it appeared to be an answer to what Zelda fans had been asking for for years. Nintendo, while...
by BlueWeaselBreath
October 6th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: Console Specials
Topic: Console Special No.2: Sony PlayStation
Replies: 17
Views: 11714

Re: PlayStation (PSone)

I’d like to offer a contemporaneous perspective of the Playstation from someone who was there but never got into the console. I never owned a Playstation, probably because I was never as attracted to it as I was the NES or the 16-bit consoles, and it spurred my hiatus from console gaming for two ent...
by BlueWeaselBreath
September 3rd, 2018, 3:04 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1141
Views: 335065

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

One of my favorite NES tracks is “The Beginning,” the killer piece from Stage 1 of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The Famicom version of the game sounds much different due to the three extra sound channels of the VRC6 chip, and in particular the Famicom version of “The Beginning” sounds really aw...
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 21st, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2341

Re: 329: Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2)(1993) Our next podcast recording (21.7.18) -

I was almost nine years old when Secret of Mana was released in the U.S., and although I didn’t play it at the time, I remember it being a big deal, as far as console releases go. Because its graphics, sound, and scope were cutting-edge for the time, the game was being covered in the Tech section of...
by BlueWeaselBreath
October 16th, 2017, 3:15 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Help Identifying Old Arcade Game
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Help Identifying Old Arcade Game

Oh, snap, you know what, I've been watching the gameplay of Magician Lord and now I think that may in fact have been it! Perhaps my imperfect brain changed the memory of a cape to a duster coat. Unless somebody comes along with some other suggestion that gives me a "BAM that's it!" moment, I'm going...
by BlueWeaselBreath
October 16th, 2017, 3:09 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Help Identifying Old Arcade Game
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Help Identifying Old Arcade Game

Thanks, all! If, again, this is a real game, it was closer to an Altered Beast style beat 'em up. I remember the color palette being more muted than Magician Lord but it was kind of like this and that was a super good guess given the paucity of information you had to work with!
by BlueWeaselBreath
October 15th, 2017, 5:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Grim Fandango
Replies: 13
Views: 4133

Re: Our next podcast recording (15.10.17): Grim Fandango

I played Grim Fandango years after its release, as I tend to do with most games, and was really knocked out by the way its amazing music and unique visual aesthetic combined to create a movie-like experience. The combination of Dia De Los Muertos Mexican culture and film noir was not one that struck...
by BlueWeaselBreath
October 14th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Help Identifying Old Arcade Game
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Help Identifying Old Arcade Game

I need the community's assistance to help me figure out if a memory I have is of a real game or if it's a figment or confabulation! I have a vague memory of an arcade game that I saw in the 90s, when I was a young child, while on vacation. I only saw this machine once, and don't know the name of the...
by BlueWeaselBreath
August 1st, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The box art thread
Replies: 44
Views: 10001

Re: The box art thread

I know this is an old thread but I had to bump it to ask -- is this real?

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And if so, why isn't this all that anybody ever talks about? It's incredible.