Nostalgia

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

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

Box art of top rated Game Boy games

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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Top 10 Best Wii Games

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword box, disc, manual, and soundtrack CD

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” some more love. It’s unique controls and gimmicks were a breath of fresh air at release (and provided a great distraction for me my first year …

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Top 10 Best Mario Games

Box art of Mario 64, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins with Mario anniversary pins

I have to talk about my top 10 best Mario games before the official end of the 35th Anniversary celebration! (which Nintendo has decided is March 31st of this year, for some reason). My earliest gaming memories start on the NES with Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario has been a delightful, whimsical, and always …

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Underrated N64 Games

Mystical Ninja N64 box, cart, and Fangamer poster

Despite not aging gracefully across the board, the N64 is a gem of a console packed full of underrated games. If you’ve perused The Chozo Project at all, you’ll quickly see I have a lot of Nintendo 64 nostalgia! Though my favorite Nintendo console continues to be the Super Nintendo, I own the most games …

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N64 Funtastic Controllers List

Grape purple, fire orange, watermelon red, jungle green, ice blue funtastic n64 controllers

I’ve always loved bright colors. I was known for my bold shirts and ties as a teacher, and I spearheaded a “wear bright colors” day in my grad school program during New England winter. They’re just so fun and joyful! Combine this with my nostalgia for the N64 era, and naturally I’m obsessed with the …

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