Posts Tagged ‘NES’

Outta the way, Peck! A Retrolection of Willow (NES).

  Remember Willow? Do you? Because up until last Friday it was something that had only vaguely existed in the deepest trenches of my brain, resting behind useless knowledge of things like the plotline of Rocky V and memories of ProStars. Willow came out in 1988, when I was but a wee lad of five. I […]

HD Remakes I Crave

With the recent release, and subsequent purchase on my part, of Beyond Good and Evil HD (XBLA), the notion of other games deserving the high-def treatment sprang to mind.  We’ve seen games like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and TMNT: Turtles in Time receive their updates, as well as Super Street Fighter II, but those games […]

Best Anti-heroes in Gaming

The flawed hero, Byronic hero, vigilante, tragic hero, they go by many names but they are generally the most memorable characters in the stories we experience. Be they books, movies, comics, or other, the characters portrayed as anti-heroes are the most compelling in my opinion mainly because their flaws make them more accessible than the […]

Can too many options be a bad thing?

The idea that it is bad to have an abundance of choices seems counter-intuitive. The more things you have to choose from, the more likely you are to get exactly what you want, right? Or can having too many options overwhelm you, driving you into indecision or simply cause you to ultimately question the value […]

Roundtable 6…

Matt, Dave and Wes discuss the pros and cons of the Sega Master System II and… some other things…

Roundtable 5

Dave and Wes once again ramble on incessantly because once we get drunk it’s very difficult to stop us from talking about video games. Even if we don’t really end up saying anything meaningful. At all. Anyway, at least this time we gave you some pictures to look at. Enjoy the randomly placed, gratuitous boob […]

Gamedrunk RoundTable #3… 25 years of NES

Wes and Dave drink too much and discuss the greatest hits of the NES. We talked way more than we expected, so we skipped the slideshow, just enjoy the audio… if you dare…

Video Game Theater: Volume 4

Mega Man 2 Boss Levels With the exciting news circulating that Mega Man 2 is one of several games to be remade on the upcoming 3DS system, I feel it is an appropriate time to take a look back and enjoy what Mega Man 2 had to offer. In my opinion, Mega Man 2 is […]

Treasure Chest: Mega Man 3 ($6.98)

The ultimate treasure trove for nostalgic games of the NES/SNES/N64/Genesis/Saturn variety is your local used bookstore.  For me, that local establishment is Half-Priced Books.  This past weekend proved very lucrative:  a copy of the NES standard Mega Man 3 for $6.98.  Twenty minutes and $6.98 later, I was at home reliving one of my favorite […]

Know Your Robot Masters

Mega Man 10 has recently seen its release as WiiWare and PSN and will soon be released for XBLA. With 8 Robot Masters associated with each title in the classic series – except for the original which only featured 6 – there are 78 Robot Masters to face in all. How well do you know […]

Top 11 Co-op Games

For me video games have always been a shared experience. Having a younger brother meant always splitting my video game time and we grew up playing the NES and Commodore 64 together which had a limited selection of games featuring co-op or simultaneous play. Games with alternating play (example: Super Mario Bros. series) were alright, […]

Video Game Theater: Volume 1

Classic NES Intro Sequences In what I hope may become a recurring feature on the site, we present some of our favorite intro sequences from classic NES games. Proving that even without massive storage space and flashy full motion video and millions of colors, you can still spin a compelling yarn. The intro sequence used […]