Nostalgia

The memories and stories of finding, playing, and enjoying all things gaming!  Video game nostalgia is like the best comfort food.

Ask Iwata Book Review

Ask Iwata Book with Wii remote, Nintendo DS, Super Smash Bros. N64, Pokemon Snap, Smash Melee, Earthbound, and Kirby's Adventure

If you’re a gamer who wants to read more books, stick with me for this Ask Iwata book review! One of my wife and I’s recent goals is to read more books, as we got out of the habit a bit with the craziness of the past few years (our kids are still toddlers and …

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Ranking the Metroid games

Collage of my favorite Metroid games: Prime, Metroid II, Samus Returns, Zero Mission, Fusion, and Super Metroid with two Metroid figures

Between the recent Metroid Dread reveal and the fact that my website is The Chozo Project, it’s high time for ranking the Metroid games! Metroid is my second favorite series, right behind The Legend of Zelda. And just like Zelda, most Metroid games are of the highest quality. It’s hard to beat the spectacularly realized …

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Games you play in the summer

Collage of games I play during the summer-Splatoon, Sonic 3, Advance Wars Dual Strike, Octopath Traveler, Super Metroid, Mario Golf, EVO Search for Eden, with summer items around (lemons, oranges, sunscreen, flowers)

We just passed the summer equinox, which means it’s time to talk about games you play in the summer! Between being a teacher for 13 years and having summers off as a kid, I’ve done A LOT of summer gaming in my life. My birthday is also the first week of August, so growing up …

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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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