Coffee Talk Review (Switch)

Nintendo Switch playing Coffee Talk with coffee mug, notebook, and plant nearby

Writing in December 2020, Coffee Talk (from Toge productions) is perfect for the times. It’s a fairly short game about owning a coffee shop and interacting with customers, with an ideal blend (pun fully intended) of cozy, calm, fun, creative, and emotional resonance. It’s exactly what I wanted (and needed!) to play right now. It …

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N64 Operation Card Archive

Wave Race 64 Operation Card Side 1

Even if you’re a big Nintendo 64 collector, it’s possible you may not even remember these things. As far as I can determine through my extensive research (AKA some Google searches and message board perusal), there were only 9 games in the entire N64 library that included an “N64 operation card”. They were designed to …

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Legend of Zelda (NES) Review

Legend of Zelda cartridge, Hand-Drawn Game Guide, and NES controller

The Legend of Zelda has long been my favorite video game series. There’s something very magical about the sense of adventure and discovery each entry brings. Breath of the Wild is currently my favorite game of all time, with Ocarina of Time and other entries following closely behind! Interestingly, my first exposure to the series …

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Ranking the Mario 64 Courses

Mario getting a star in Mario 64

Despite its age, Mario 64 remains a prime example of excellent 3D level design! Its stages are just the right size, allow for a lot of freedom of movement, and are full of plenty of secrets and shortcuts. Most importantly, the courses are just FUN. It’s what makes Mario 64 one of the best N64 …

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Top 10 Best Nintendo 64 Games

Zelda Ocarina of Time Collector's Edition box, cart, player's guide, amiibo, and green N64 controller

I have so much Nintendo 64 nostalgia. It’s not my favorite console, but it’s by far the one I own the most games for. Collecting N64 cartridges and boxes is definitely a source of comfort during tough times, and just popping in a game for a few minutes is a calming experience. I’ve already looked …

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