Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Yeah, yeah, I know, the blog title is deceiving. Lay off. For this one, I decided to fire up DKC2, which I have beaten before. I've run through the original DKC several times since the 90's, but I had yet to revisit this one. I'm sure the last time I had played was back in 1995, … Continue reading Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus was a game I “loved” as a child. I didn’t own it, and I don’t even remember where and when I played it – I guess as a rental. I have learned from hindsight, after finishing this game, that the "love" I felt was definitely jumping around platforms and shooting monsters to another unforgettable … Continue reading Kid Icarus

Shovel Knight

  After hearing a brand new, NES inspired platforming adventure game had been released exclusively for the Wii U (as far as consoles, at least), I was instantly sold. The cost was $15, somewhat steeper than the $3 - 5 range I had been shelling out for downloads. I trusted the creators based solely where … Continue reading Shovel Knight

DuckTales

Dude, how good is DuckTales? Unlike a lot of the other whiny entries on this blog, I beat this one many times as a kid. A remade, high-definition version of this game will be released in a few days, and the fact that enough people have as much love and as many warm memories to warrant … Continue reading DuckTales