Nintendo is what Genesis isn't. Kirby, Mario, Pikachu, and beyond; all about the creators of our favorite games.
In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners
As described by Know Your Meme, "Genwunner is a pejorative term used within the Pokémon fandom to describe those who only appreciate the first-generation of video games for GameBoy, namely Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and tend to bash the sequel titles and monsters in the franchise." Under this definition, I wouldn't be a genwunner because even though I think the first generation of Pokémon is the best, I still have an appreciation for the other games. However, even though I haven't drawn the ire of the Pokémon fandom I disagree, with the notion that it is unreasonable to prefer the first-generation over the others.
Why are 'Marvel' and 'Melee' Still Alive Today?
An early 2000s cross-over fighting game, the second installment in a long-running series, very technically demanding and has a meta-game dominated by a few top-tier characters. Given that description, what fighting game comes to mind? If you answered Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. Melee, you would be partly correct because I'm referring to both. At first glance, these fighting games don't appear to have a lot in common, but they have quite a few similarities. The most significant commonality being the survival of both their competitive scenes more than a decade after their original release.
What Happened to the 'Mega Man' Series?
With its long history and many games, the Mega Man series may at first appear to be a wildly successful franchise up there with Mario and Sonic. However, this isn't true of the Mega Man series as a whole with, only a few games selling more than one million copies worldwide. This fact made me wonder how the Mega Man series could be so well known but rarely be the success we would expect from a long-running franchise.
Nintendo 64's - Conker's Bad Fur Day!
Welcome To The World Of Conker's Bad Fur Day! We all love a bit of nostalgia, right?! Let's take a trip down memory lane and revisit the truly original Conker!
How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity
One of my favorite video games of all time is Boktai for the Game Boy Advance. Now make no mistake, the Boktai I am referring to is the original game in the series Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. While I still enjoy the sequels, I believe they stray too far from the original to deliver a satisfying follow-up. However, to explain where I feel the Boktai series went wrong, I must recount what changed with each iteration.
How Nintendo Saved My Life
Growing up as a child, I was always fascinated with Nintendo, specifically the Legend of Zelda franchise. I've always loved the storyline behind video game plots. In my childlike mind, I used to compare it to a high-quality movie that you could control. I started gaming out young, sitting beside my mother as she would play different games on our good ole trustworthy GameCube such as Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. I loved watching my mom play her video games in the late quiet of the night.
Animal Crossing & Depression
Ever since I was a child, I have been obsessed with video games. It didn’t matter what the genre was; I played a little bit of everything. RPGs, Racing games, horror survival, 2D platforms, you name it, I was dabbling with it at one point or another. The first video game console my siblings and I were introduced to was the NES or Nintendo Entertainment System released on July 15th, 1983. My eldest brother actually had an Atari 2600 before coming into money to buy his first gaming system, which was the NES. By the time he purchased a Turbo Graffix 16, he had donated the previous console to us in the middle 90s.
My Suggestions for Pokemon Go
If you ask anyone who knows me they will tell you that I love to walk and I love Pokemon, so one would think I would have hopped right onto Pokemon Go. Alas, it took me quite a while to get even give the game a try, and even longer to actually get into the game.
At Long Last, I’m (Partially) Excited for Pokémon Again
Pokémon was a significant part of my childhood; as a kid, I was obsessed with the anime and would watch it as often as I could. I never really got into collecting the trading cards though, nor did I play the games released for the Game Boy Advance. I did want Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness for a brief time, but it wasn’t one of the top games on my wish list. However, in 2007, my parents gifted me a Nintendo DS Lite, and with it came an opportunity to finally snag some Pokémon games of my own. I knew that the newest generation of the games was releasing on the DS, and I was excited to finally try one out. It seemed that Pokémon as a whole was entering a new era, because the Diamond and Pearl anime also started to air around this time, and I found myself engrossed in the new characters and creatures the show introduced. I was obsessed with Pokémon, and I was eager to play Diamond and Pearl and have a complete blast traversing through the Sinnoh region. Unfortunately, it would be a while before I got my hands on the games. The opportunity never arose throughout 2007, and I moved to India in the first half of 2008, where the games hadn’t been stocked yet. By this time, I had gotten a chance to finally play some of the older games, and I was certain that I would end up enjoying the DS games. As fate would have it, my father traveled to the United States in the latter half of the year, and he came back with a brand new copy of Pokémon Pearl. It was a dream come true for 10 year old me, and from the moment I booted up the game, I was addicted.
Skyward Sword: 3 Reasons Why It's Worth Buying The Latest Legend Of Zelda Remake
In Nintendo's latest direct held on February 17, 2021, the company announced The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD remake. Just like any big announcement, fans spewed out their opinions onto social media in droves. The Legend Of Zelda fans on social media have taken sides—arguing to answer the same question, is Skyward Sword worth buying or not worth buying? Having played through the game on the Wii, my opinion is that it is worth buying on the Switch. I have three spoiler-free reasons why I think you should buy The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD remake.
What are the changes made in Ocarina of Time's Master Quest?
I want to start this off by saying I am technically only a casual gamer, in that I do not play very many games and I can go long periods not playing anything at all. That being said, the games that I do play and enjoy, I play A LOT and replay many times. The series of games that certainly holds the number one spot in my heart is The Legend of Zelda. I believe I have played every 3D Zelda game that has come out and I can say with certainty that Ocarina of Time is the game that sparked my love of video games as well as the Role Playing Game genre.
It's a Me, Mario! I'm A 31!
31 years ago today, Super Mario Brothers 3 was released in North America. Being the third installment in the series, this 2-D platformer had a lot to live up to, and it did just that splendidly. But what exactly made this game so great?