Zach Lindemann

Ranking the Shantae games

All five Shantae game cases for Switch, with Shantae Limited Run trading cards for Shantae and Risky's Revenge

The time is right for ranking the Shantae games since I finally received my epic physical order from Limited Run! I’m more of a recent convert to the series, but have loved catching up on all the games the past few months. If you’re unfamiliar, the Shantae titles are generally some hybrid of platformer and …

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Kaze and the Wild Masks Review

Kaze and the Wild Masks running on Switch, Switch case, and vegetables on the side

If you’re a fan of old-school platformers like Donkey Kong Country, then stick with me for this Kaze and the Wild Masks review! I’ve always adored quality platforming games. The Mario series has long been one of my favorites, but I actually hold the Donkey Kong Country games in even higher regard! So when one …

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NES games worth playing today

Original NES console with controller and several of my favorite games

I bought an original NES! Since I recently re-purchased a Model 2 Genesis and built up a small collection, I was inspired to do the same for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the first console I ever owned (but traded in long, long ago). After grabbing Turtles II and III for my cartridge cleaning post, it …

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Sega Genesis Nomad Review

Sega Genesis Nomad and Nintendo Switch both playing Sonic 2

So I’m a little late in writing a Sega Genesis Nomad Review, since it released more than 25 years ago. But it’s still worth talking about today! I’ve recently been going through a surge of Sega Genesis nostalgia, and it all started with finding a great deal on the mythical Nomad. I really can’t believe …

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Top 10 Best Game Boy Games

My favorite Game Boy games box art-Zelda Link's Awakening, Dr. Mario, Final Fantasy Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2, Mole Mania, Metroid II and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

It’s almost impossible to separate nostalgia from my personal best Game Boy games. Like many gamers my age, the Game Boy was the first handheld system I owned, and I still remember it fondly. I got it for Christmas in 4th grade with both Link’s Awakening (as a pack-in) and Wario Land. And boy, I …

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