21 November 2018 ~ 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action/adventure exploration game released by Nintendo for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch in March 2017.  It is the latest in one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises.  

The game begins as Link wakes up in a strange place with no memory of how he got there and a voice in his head telling him where to go.  Soon he finds the Sheikah Slate (which to our modern eyes looks like a tablet computing device like an iPad) which stores maps and objectives and other information he’s collected about the world, and can be upgraded with various abilities that seem like magic but seem to be based in technology.

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07 August 2017 ~ 0 Comments

GAME REVIEW: Kill the Plumber

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Many gamers (especially those from the age of 30-40) grew up with Super Mario Bros. as their big introduction to games.  The music, the visuals, the enemies, the plot are all engrained deep in your heart with a lot of loving nostalgia.

Kill the Plumber is a platformer parody of Super Mario Bros. that turns the tables on the classic original.  A psychotic plumber has invaded your kingdom and he is massacring your citizens to pursue the princess who wants nothing more than to get away from her stalker.  So you mobilize your forces to fight this invader.  The plumber is fast and agile, and sometimes has extra powers like fireballs or invincibility, but you have numbers, and you can try each level as many times as you need to.

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11 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Niche Game: Super Smash Bros.

Enter Super Smash Bros. (SSB), released for the Nintendo 64 by HAL Laboratory in 1999. The most unique feature of the game is immediately obvious: the fighters are all Nintendo-licensed characters from other games. Mario throws punches and fireballs. Samus Aran fires charged-up plasma shots, missiles, and drops bombs from her morph-ball form. And others, including several that characters that you can unlock. If you’re a Nintendo lover like me, it’s a lot of fun sending Donkey Kong in for a wind-up punch against Fox McCloud.

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