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Easter Reviews!

On 03/17/2024 at 09:10 PM by Cary Woodham

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Easter is the next holiday coming up, so here’s an egg hunt with reviews I’ve written lately over at!  Please click on the links and read as many as you can, and maybe post a ‘like’ or comment or two.  I’d appreciate it.  OK let’s hop to it!

AdventureQuest 8-bit: Dungeons and Doomknights (Switch)

AdventureQuest is a long running series of MMORPGs.  I’ve never heard of them before writing this review myself, but then, these sort of games aren’t really on my radar.  But what if AdvnetureQuest came out during the 8-bit NES days?  It certainly wouldn’t be online!  Now you can find out what it would be like with AdventureQuest 8-bit: Dungeons and Doomknights.  I don’t know how close the game reflects the source material, seeing as I’ve never played it.  But in the game you play as an axe wielding knight out to slay an undead army.  It’s kind of a mix of styles, with overhead action and exploration sections like Zelda or Metal Gear, as well as some 2-D platforming mixed in.  You can buy it on an actual NES cartridge, or download it on Switch and PC (reviewed on Switch here), with some extra bells and whistles.

The Adventure of Panzer Legacy Collection (PS4)

The Adventures of Panzer is a series of games made using a special program that lets you make games on the NES easier.  In fact, I read that for a while you could even buy cartridges of them.  And now you can download the two games on most current consoles (reviewed on PS4 here).  Panzer is a knight with a colorful past and boorish anti-hero style personality, and he goes on adventures with his so-called friends.  Gameplay-wise, the games kind of remind me of Legacy of the Wizard, but a bit more straightforward and platform action oriented.  But let’s take a look at the games on this collection!

Dungeonoid 2 Awakening (PS4)

Dungeonoid 2 Awakening combines the ball and paddle block breaking gameplay of titles like Breakout and Arkanoid, and mixes in RPG quest elements.  It kind of reminds me of a little known game on the SEGA Genesis called Devilish, which was also ported to the DS many years later.  I never played the original Dungeonoid so I don’t know what’s changes or improved in the sequel.

Fit My Cat (Switch)

There is a phrase one of my brothers said once about how cats try and fit into boxes.  “If it fits, I sits.”  And now they’ve made a whole game out of that with Fit my Cat on Switch.  Arrange cats of various sizes and shapes so they all fit into a box to pass the level.  It kind of reminds me of those tanogram games.

Golfinite (Switch)

This is a pretty standard top down viewed golf video game.  It reminds me of an above average 8-bit golf title, like NES Open tournament Golf or something.

Froggie: A Retro Platformer (PS4)

Help a little frog defeat enemies and avoid obstacles and hop to the exit in this 2-D precision platformer.  It features black and white graphics and reminds me of the old games I used to play on my Apple ][+ computer. 

Turret Rampage (PS4)

Defend yourself against ever encroaching subterranean monsters in Turret Rampage.  Move your turret up and down levels as you fire different shots to take down various foes in this 2-D single screen shooter that mixes tower defense elements into the gameplay.

Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS (PS4)

Play solitaire to unlock a bevy of busty anime ladies as well as outfits for them to wear and backdrops to arrange them in.  I reviewed this game once before, but the PLUS adds and changes a few minor things.

And that’s all for now!  Thanks for reading my reviews and posting ‘likes’ and comments on them!  I do appreciate it.  Happy Easter!  --Cary




03/22/2024 at 10:22 AM

Those first three and Turret Rampage seem interesting. I think some games aren't listed on wikipedia's release lists. Some smaller games seem to fall under the radar I think. I wonder what a complete release list would look like. Too darn long? 

Cary Woodham

03/23/2024 at 09:35 AM

I don't know if you've ever noticed this or not, but when I write these 'review blogs,' I put the games that I found most interesting up on top, and the lesser ones down below.


03/23/2024 at 10:23 AM

I did not notice that. 

Cary Woodham

03/25/2024 at 08:20 AM

Yeah I don't expect people to read ALL the way through my blogs like this, so I keep the ones I think are most important right on top.  That's a technique I laerned in college majoring in Journalism.  Of course now online 'journalists' pad their stories so you can scroll through all the ads before you get to the useful information.  That was called 'burying the lead' back when I was in college, and was a big no-no.  I guess not now.


03/29/2024 at 01:14 PM

Most web sites are "burying the lead" for sure, which is why I hardly go to any of them, and when I do, I scroll down fast if I don't see what I want right away.

Cary Woodham

03/30/2024 at 07:58 AM

It just kills me that everything I worked hard to learn in college is now moot.


03/30/2024 at 09:07 AM

New medium, new rules, I guess. 

Cary Woodham

04/01/2024 at 10:51 AM

Another reason why college is a waste of time.


04/06/2024 at 09:11 AM

I kind of agree, but I remember enjoying it. I loved my english classes. I should've been a professor. 

Cary Woodham

04/07/2024 at 07:52 AM

Yeah I will admit, I did enjoy college for the most part.

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