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Fantasy Zone Review

Posted on 11/27/2021 at 05:19 PM | Filed Under Review

That actually makes sense to me. Sometimes, cutesy graphics and characters don't appeal to the person looking for harder-edged SHMUPs

Fantasy Zone Review

Posted on 11/27/2021 at 05:18 PM | Filed Under Review

I never actually Fantasy Zone in my local arcade either. But then again, I didn't see every cabinet they had in there, so I very well could have just overlooked it.

Fantasy Zone Review

Posted on 11/27/2021 at 05:16 PM | Filed Under Review

I think first heard about Fantasy Zone when I was looking for games to get for the Sega Master System. I liked the game well enough. But I was really impressed when I discovered the arcade version on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. Such great music.

Super Mario World Review

Posted on 11/09/2021 at 10:44 AM | Filed Under Review

Agreed. When it wasn't until many years after SMW that it dawned on me that the game didn't have quite as many interesting power-ups as SMB3. But I still really enjoy both games regardless of their differences.

I also love me some Donkey Kong Country (and DKC2)!

Super Mario World Review

Posted on 11/09/2021 at 10:41 AM | Filed Under Review

For me, Yoshi's Island wins favorite platformer on the SNES, but only due to its hand-drawn visual style. But truth be told, I still haven't beaten the game. It's been a very long time since I've made an honest attempt to play through to the end. I remember it got difficult to a point where I couldn't seem to progress forward. Can't remember if I kept dying or maybe just got hung up on a level design I couldn't solve.

But I do want to start fresh and attempt to beat Yoshi's Island at least once.

F-1 Race Review

Posted on 10/27/2021 at 12:27 PM | Filed Under Review

Like you and SanAndreas mentioned, I agree that F-1 Race was more about the 4 player adapter than anything else. My brother and never had other friends around to play it with of course. In fact, he was narrowing that game from a friend, so we didn't have the 4 player adapter anyway.

F-1 Race Review

Posted on 10/27/2021 at 12:25 PM | Filed Under Review

Yeah, those hairpin turns are the worst. It wouldn't be so bad if the lead CPU car also had to slow down or otherwise made a mistake now and then. But the game gives no such consession.

Final Fantasy IV Review

Posted on 10/25/2021 at 07:35 PM | Filed Under Review

If memory serves correctly, I think you have to remove any metal armor and weapons and used wooden versions of them (or something like that) until a turning point with one of the boss encounters when you can equip everything again.

Out of this World Review

Posted on 10/25/2021 at 07:32 PM | Filed Under Review

That's precisely why I like to include gameplay footage of anything I review if possible.

My First Podcast!

Posted on 08/03/2021 at 01:41 AM | Filed Under Blogs

Hey Cary, I just read this blog and immediately listened to the first episode of your new podcast. I really enjoyed hearing you and Jeff talk about your favorite 5 games. Sounds like you guys are off to a good start! I hope to check out episode 2 at some point this week.

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