StarTropics, you can go screw yourself…for now.

I’ve been playing StarTropics for weeks. No, I haven’t been playing every day, and I turn off the game as soon as I run out of my three lives (or however many if I’ve gotten extras, whatever), but I’ve played enough that I should be farther along than I am. I get so frustrated at … Continue reading

Past, Present, and Future–The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Past Playing video games as a child was an escape from reality. As long as my eyes were on the screen and my hands were controlling the character, I was in the game. It was a safe haven. I played the Atari, C64, NES, SNES, Game Boy, Sega (when my brother let me), and N64 … Continue reading

30 Things About Me–With Modifications

At @ausretrogamer’s request, I am posting my list of 30 things about me. I actually removed two items and added two, so if you read my list on Twitter, the last two items are new. Yes, very little of it is retro-related, but it was fun. Enjoy it or hate it. I am a natural … Continue reading

Quick Post

So, I’ve been playing StarTropics a bunch lately. What can I say? Either I totally suck at it or it’s incredibly hard. I made it through the first two chapters without much trouble. Enter Chapter 3. It’s not that difficult, except for the sinking tiles. I think I’m doing something wrong. I also have been … Continue reading

Weekend Gaming

I actually was able to put in more gaming time this weekend than I normally do. My daughter has been sick, and she wanted me to play for her. It was great to add to this callus on my thumb, despite the reason I played so much. So, what did I play? Well, I beat … Continue reading

The Big Reveal

Earlier today I announced that I got nine games in the mail, and I never told you what they were. Well, I know you all were waiting with bated breath. You need not wait any longer. I don’t really have time for a long write-up. Plus, I haven’t played a few of these.  

My New Games

My family really wants me to finish Skyward Sword, and I do myself, but recently I’ve purchased several old games. I’m finding myself wanting to explore them rather than finish this game that I convinced my husband to buy two months ago. So, what games have put my beloved Zelda game on hold? Metroid II … Continue reading

My Top 10 Most-Played NES Games–Part II

If you haven’t read it yet, go to Part I 5. Super Mario Brothers The same rock/age comment about Duck Hunt applies here. Again, I’ll tell you the premise, but this time it’s begrudgingly. You are Mario, a plumber. It is your job to rescue the princess. Try as you might, you go through a … Continue reading

My Top 10 Most-Played NES Games–Part I

10. Gauntlet You choose one of four characters to acquire treasures that were stolen by some bad guy. I more remember watching my older brother play this, and I wanted to badly. I wouldn’t ever get very far, so I gave up. I hardly remember this game other than it being an overhead view. I … Continue reading

My Top 10 Most-Played NES Games–Part I

10. Gauntlet You choose one of four characters to acquire treasures that were stolen by some bad guy. I more remember watching my older brother play this, and I wanted to badly. I wouldn’t ever get very far, so I gave up. I hardly remember this game other than it being an overhead view. I … Continue reading