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Capcom’s Disney Afternoon Collection!

Capcom's Disney Collection

Capcom announced that it would be releasing six capcom disney classic NES games for the Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4 on April 18th. What’s missing from this list? Nintendo of course! While it doesn’t fill me with confidence that Nintendo was left out of a Nintendo game compilation, I am excited about this. Especially……


Are you sold on the Nintendo Switch?

So that Nintendo Switch presentation was pretty amazing, but it left many questions unanswered. Is it backwards compatible? What’s going on with the Virtual Console, if there even is one? Most importantly, where the hell is Metroid!? The Switch has the potential to be a fantastic portable retro machine, something Nintendo has plenty of competition……


Virtua Fighter and real martial arts

Virtua Fighter is considered to be the father of all 3D fighting games. Not only that, but it is one of the only arcade games that has permanent resident at the Smithsonian Museum. All of the characters utilize real martial arts styles, resulting in a more realistic fighting game experience than something like Street Fighter……


SNES Classic Edition on it’s way out? Let’s hope!

SNES Classic Edition, the logical step up from the NES Classic Edition, is hopefully underway. As we have talked about before, Nintendo released a plug n’ play console in China called the iQue. It was an N64 with games built in, most of which are amazing. It’s not unreasonable to expect the next few generations……


What is your favorite “comfort game”?

Comfort games, much like comfort food, are always there when you need them. For me, they are typically games that you are so good at you can’t possibly lose at. Or maybe you are always excited to take on a challenge. Either way, these are games that you always go back to.


Has Nintendo learned their lesson from previous failures?

What are your thoughts on the NES Classic Edition shortage and how are you dealing with it? Are you willing to pay outrageous prices on eBay or will you wait for Nintendo to finally make the supply fit the demand? I personally think that they should have a “Classics Collection” game, either digital……


NES Classic Edition and the Nintendo Switch

Could the NES Classic Edition pave the way for the Switch’s Virtual Console?

On a recent video by the good folks down at GameXplain, they covered the superior emulation on the NES Classic Edition (or as I call it, the Mini NES) and compared it to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. It……


Reminder: There are amazing retro games available for the Wii, Wii U, and New 3DS.

Retro gems on a budget.

I’d like to take a moment to remind everybody out there that there are a lot of amazing titles for your current and last gen systems. For this post, I will be concentrating on the Nintendo systems. The Wii, though long dead, still has an active online marketplace where you can purchase……


The unnoticed secret behind Shoryuken’s name.

 

Shoryuken; One of the most recognizable moves in all of video game history. The name translates to “Rising Dragon Fist”. Ryu famously says “You must defeat Sheng Long to stand a chance.” in Street Fighter II, while he correctly says “You must defeat my Dragon Punch to stand a chance!” in later iterations.For example:


Classic NES Review: Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is a classic arcade game turned childhood favorite NES game. These are also the same characters from the Bust-a-move games, which is a “match the colors” style puzzle game where you ricochet different colored marbles off the walls from a cannon in an attempt to match up orbs stuck to the ceiling. Clearing……