I’ve been on a massive retro gaming kick since we moved into our new house. Modern games simply haven’t had as much appeal for me recently! I’m finding so much to love about older titles. And I keep being delighted that classic games I play for the first time (like Rocket Knight Adventures on the […]
Is there a more approachable and whimsical series than Mario Kart? I’ve long found it’s an easy one to get non-gamers to jump into and try. With our recent move into the house we just bought my entire family has been playing a few MK games since they’re really the equivalent of gaming “comfort food”.
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
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
Looking for the best Switch games to play with your kids? You’re in the right place! Nintendo has long been my favorite game company because it always keeps me smiling. Its flagship series for each of their consoles captures the imagination and hearts of all ages, the Switch being no exception. What’s really awesome is
As I packed my collection for our recent move, I realized I have the fewest games for the Wii of any Nintendo console! I need show this little “revolution” from Mr. Iwata some more love. It’s unique controls and gimmicks were a breath of fresh air at release (and provided a great distraction for me
Everyone has that one meal that brings joy and comfort in tough times. It may not be the healthiest food or the “finest dining”, but it always cheers you up and gives you that warm, happy feeling (one of my personal favorites is Greek Spaghetti that my wife makes!). Games are the same way. I
I have to talk about my top 10 best Mario games before the official end of the 35th Anniversary celebration! My earliest gaming memories start on the NES with Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario has been a delightful, whimsical, and always top-notch quality presence in my gaming life ever since. I would argue that
There’s so little time to game when you’re an adult. Even more so if you have kids! Back in the day, I used to almost always complete games I owned to 100%. That was partially because I had so few games, partially because I had so much time, and partially because games were much shorter!
In the current land of retro gaming, the GameCube is remembered as an underrated gem with an excellent library. But it certainly wasn’t always that way! Released in November 2001, the console struggled against the stiff competition of the Playstation 2 and original XBox. Personally, I saw most of my friends pass on the system.