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Tecmo Bowl Review (1989)
Super Bowl LIV is in a few days and most of you are planning on attending a party somewhere or hosting one to entertain your friends, family, and other guests. Speaking of football, I’ll be reviewing a game that I’ve been hooked on for the last three years. That game is none other than Tecmo Bowl. Just to remind everyone that I’m reviewing the game that’s on the NES Classic. Tecmo Bowl was originally released as an arcade game in 1987. The NES version of the game was released in 1989, becoming the first game to have real NFL players, via a license from the National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA. If you have the NES Classic, you noticed that every team is identified by their home state or city. That’s because the company Tecmo wasn’t able to get permission from the NFL to use them.
A Personal History of Gaming
I read a post on social media which proclaimed the 16-Bit era of gaming was the best. This statement caused a lot of debate. As someone who has been an avid gamer for the past 25 years, having even worked in a video-game store, I completely agree with that statement.
SNES 'Turtle's in Time' Review
I haven't bothered that much with retro games in the last few months. Mainly because I'm obsessed with Metal Gear Solid V and the online mode that they offer to fans. That was about to change when I attended "Arcade Club" in Leeds and sampled the excellent Turtles in Time.
Super Nintendo or Playstation 2?
When it comes to what was the best system of all time, it usually comes down to 2. There is the Super Nintendo and the Playstation 2 (though a lot of people would argue n64 should be on the list). Both are great systems that deserve the title but we are here to pick one. I will give my vote at the end but let me know what you think. And for your vote you cannot include PS 1 games on the backwards compatible PS 2. It has to be based solely on Playstation 2 titles (but don't worry there are a lot of them).
Genesis Does What Nintendon't: Sega Genesis at 30
30 years ago today, a 16-bit home video game console was introduced to the masses. That gaming system was the Sega Genesis and it released over 900 games. To date, it had sold almost 31 million units and its best selling game was Sonic the Hedgehog, which sold 15 million units. I'll be sharing some of my favorite Sega Genesis games that I loved playing as a kid, in no particular order. In about a month, the Sega Genesis Mini is set to be released and will include 42 pre-installed games. It will go on sale for $79.99 and if you would like to see the full list of games, you can click the link down below. I've written an article about it two months ago, so be sure to check it out. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy my list of Sega Genesis games.
Somehow, My SNES Calls My Name Louder Than My Xbox One X
I wonder if our children will have the same reaction to current gen games as we have to our generation of games?To be clear, I am currently running an Xbox One X on a 75" OLED 4k screen, with a 1200 watt surround-sound home theater system; and while everything looks and sounds magnificent, there's still something that constantly draws me to my bedroom in search of my Super Nintendo and the game we all loved to play when we were kids.
3 Retro Games That Deserve a Movie or TV Series
We all know that movies based on the video games that we grew up playing are usually major flops, but I chose three random games that I would like to see in theaters, on TV, or on a streaming service like Netflix in the near future. The following games that you'll see on this list are ones that I grew up playing. For almost 30 years, I've played many games and always have that nostalgic feel. So without further ado, here are the three games that I would love to see as a TV series or movie.
'Conker's Bad Fur Day' - A Game Like No Other!
I was first introduced to Conker's Bad Fur Day a year ago by my gaming-enthusiastic boyfriend, Nigel. When he first described the game to me I thought he can't be serious?! Surely there is not really a game like this! So, out came the game; he was correct, and I found myself thoroughly enjoying the game.
10 SNES Games You Don't Need to Play
I love the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It might be my favorite console. It boasts many of the more entertaining games available.
How Sierra Adventure Games Inspired Me to Be a Creative Entrepreneur
Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s, most of my time was spent playing Sierra Adventure Games on my PC. Now—you might be thinking to yourself, aww... poor kid, he never had any friends. Quite the opposite actually — I had A LOT of friends, and for the most part they were all nerds and geeks like me, who sat at home playing Sierra adventure games. And we played them all: Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Hero’s Quest, Quest for Glory, Manhunter, Gold Rush, The Adventures of Willy Beamish,the Black Cauldron, and let's not forget Leisure Suit Larry (when our parents were away, of course).
Sega Genesis Mini Update #3
Greetings, my nerdy fam and Vocal readers. I have yet another update on the Sega Genesis Mini. Sega announced yesterday the complete list of games that's going to be on the console. The Sega Genesis Mini will be released on September 19 and go on sale for $79.99. In case you have missed my last two articles about this topic or just want to read them again, you can click on the links here:
Sega Genesis Mini Update
Greetings, Vocal readers. I have an update on the Sega Genesis Mini that you're going to love. So in case you're living under a rock or unaware of what's going on, two months ago, Sega announced that they will be releasing the Sega Genesis Mini on September 19. It will include 40 games and it's ready to plug and play. The retail price of it will go on sale for $79.99. For about $80, that's a really good deal for a piece of nostalgia. It's better than spending $200-$400 on an XBox One or PlayStation 4. I wrote an article about this back in March and disclosed the list of the first handful of games that will be on the Sega Genesis Mini and they are as follows: