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by BlueWeaselBreath
August 1st, 2017, 4:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The box art thread
Replies: 44
Views: 10386

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.
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 10th, 2017, 2:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy (I)
Replies: 7
Views: 3628

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: 1886

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: 2973

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: 6158

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...
by BlueWeaselBreath
July 9th, 2017, 4:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Joust
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

I had a good time with this game as a youngster!

When I was a little skipper, I used to rent NES games on the weekends from the local video stores. One such spot was called Curtis Mathes, which I always thought was a mom-and-pop, but have recently learned was an electronics company chain that was in decline by the late 80s when I was there. The st...
by BlueWeaselBreath
May 21st, 2017, 2:43 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347494

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

I decided to pick up the Ys series for the first time a few months ago after hearing a request or two from it on the Sound of Play and deciding the series sounded cool. I got the Ys Chronicles collection on iOS. This bundle included the remakes of the first two games in the series. They look lovely ...
by BlueWeaselBreath
January 22nd, 2017, 5:10 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Contra (Gryzor/Probotector)
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

Re: Our next podcast recording (22.1.17): Contra (Gryzor/Probotector) and Super Contra

Those of us of a certain age are old enough to have played the original Contra games shortly after they came out, but young enough where, to this day, the term "Iran-Contra" brings up images of this game rather than of Ronald Reagan and Oliver North. I spent so many hours on the Contra games that th...
by BlueWeaselBreath
January 13th, 2017, 3:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things The Legend of Zelda
Replies: 252
Views: 88944

Re: Our next podcast recording (14.1.17) - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Before playing Spirit Tracks, I'd only ever played the 2D Zelda games, except for a few minutes of Ocarina; aside from the four classic Zeldas, I'd also completed the Seasons games, but that's it. I'm a bit of a retro gamer and tend to play games years after their release. I found a Nintendo DS at m...
by BlueWeaselBreath
November 12th, 2016, 6:46 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347494

Seconding the request for Loom theme!

I'd like to echo CODEMONKEY's request for the theme from the LucasArts adventure Loom. The soundtrack was essentially excerpts from the Tchaikovsky ballet "Swan Lake" (swans are an important motif and story element in the game), arranged in MIDI by The Fat Man, aka George Sanger, who I also know fro...
by BlueWeaselBreath
November 12th, 2016, 6:07 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347494

Super Mario World Ending Theme!

One track I was surprised to see hasn't been on your show yet, perhaps because it's too obvious, is the end credits music for Super Mario World, composed by Koji Kondo. I believe the official name is just "Ending," although the smooth jazz arrangement on the official soundtrack album was entitled "T...
by BlueWeaselBreath
November 12th, 2016, 5:35 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1158
Views: 347494

First-ever submission: Rebecca's Lullaby

I'd like to recommend "Rebecca's Lullaby," composed by Mark Morgan, from the 2015 indie game Stasis. It's a point-and-click adventure game with a space horror theme; the classic game it most evokes is Sanitarium, due to its dark tone, macabre visual design, and isometric perspective. If you liked Sa...