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by BlueWeaselBreath
May 2nd, 2020, 10:43 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: 437: Prince of Persia (Classic)
Replies: 3
Views: 9205

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: 2002

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: 14
Views: 6647

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: 8621

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: Future Console Specials
Topic: Our next Console Special No.8 - recording late March 2020 - Nintendo Super Famicom (SNES)
Replies: 12
Views: 14953

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: 2778

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: 3017

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: 47388

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: 11306

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: 1136
Views: 321662

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: 2170

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: 1992

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: 1992

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: 3906

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: 1992

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: 9334

Re: The box art thread

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

Image

And if so, why isn't this all that anybody ever talks about? It's incredible.
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 10th, 2017, 2:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy (I)
Replies: 7
Views: 3354

Re: Final Fantasy (I) / Final Fantasy II

I decided to play the original Final Fantasy maybe a year or so after FFVII came out. I knew the series didn't follow a narrative sequence, but figured I should play this NES classic first if I was going to get the full enjoyment out of FFVII. I had only played a couple JRPGs at that time: Earthboun...
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 9th, 2017, 7:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Room
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: The Room trilogy

I don't remember quite why I decided to give The Room a try, but it may have been because it was free (the second installment had just come out) on my Kindle Fire. I was a huge fan of text-based and point and click adventure games, Sierra and LucasArts and the like, but their casual spiritual succes...
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 9th, 2017, 6:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mortal Kombat
Replies: 6
Views: 2778

Re: Mortal Kombat / II / 3 / UMK3 / Trilogy

Now, here we go! Most video games I don't play til several years after they come out, because I can never fit new console releases into my budget, but HERE is a franchise I was in with from the ground floor. Mortal Kombat showed up one day in the skating rink arcade where we used to go to every Frid...
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 9th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Super Mario Kart
Replies: 15
Views: 5741

I feel sad I missed my chance

The original Super Mario Kart was one of the few SNES classic games I didn't play around the time it came out. I was never into racing games, so it didn't appeal to me, even though I loved Mario. I wish I had played it at the time, because I feel that I've now missed my chance to really get into the...