Sunday, April 30, 2017

Pac Man (Atari 2600) Review

Pac-Man is a video game published by Atari and released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. This game, a port of the smash-hit arcade game by Namco, was the best selling Atari 2600 game and sold over 7 million copies but has a bad reputation. Let's find out if it's warranted.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Cubs Win!

My brother and I took my mom to Boston to see the Red Sox play the Cubs. Steven Wright was on the mound for Boston today which was cool because I've never seen a knuckleballer pitch before. The game turned into a slugfest with a total of five home runs hit.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 2 Clue!

Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of my Goodwill Gold series. Each Goodwill Goal episode will be about cool things that I find and purchase while adventuring through Goodwill. Today will consist of a blast from the past for me.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

TMNT 2 The Arcade Game (NES) Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 The Arcade Game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) by Ultra Konami in 1990. This is the second TMNT game released on the NES and was based upon the TMNT Arcade game. This game is a classic on the NES and goes a long way to making up for Konami's first attempt on the NES.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Strat-O-Matic 1988 Replay Cubs Games 24-26

The Cubs, still on their big west coast trip, travel to see the San Deigo Padres for a three-game series. The Padres, who haven't played the Cubs this season, record stands currently at (3-9).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Super Mario Land (Gameboy) Review

Super Mario Land is a launch game platformer released in 1989 for the Nintendo Gameboy. In this game, you navigate Mario through foul worlds on a quest to save Princess Daisy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Super Bases Loaded (SNES) Review

Super Bases Loaded is the fifth game in the Bases Loaded series by Jeleco and was released in 1991 for the Super Nintendo.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Free Coach House Paper Terrain

Over at Dave Graffam Models there are four free pieces of terrain that you can download for free and build to help sway you to purchase some of their other models. I previous built the Observatory and now I've just finished their Coach House.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Goodwill Gold Episode 1

Welcome to my first Episode of Goodwill Gold. In these posts, I'll be listing things that I think are cool that I bought from Goodwill.

I try to go to Goodwill at least once a week and anytime I find anything game released, or anything else I find cool, I'm going to type up what I got. Even though I live in a smaller town I've already found some great stuff for even better prices.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fallout Shelter (Xbox One) Review

Fallout Shelter is a free to play game  Originally released in June 2015 for iOS and was later ported to Android Mobile, Windows PCs, and Xbox One. In Fallout Shelter, you play as the "Overseer" and need to guide the survivors in their struggles in the post-apocalyptic world.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Feeding Frenzy Review

Feeding Frenzy is an arcade-style game by Sprout Games and published by PopCap Games. It was originally released in 2004 for Windows computers and was later released on Xbox Live on March 15, 2006. Feeding Frenzy was made backward compatible with the Xbox One and is one of the games available to play on EA Access.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Major League Baseball (NES) Review

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a baseball video game developed by Atlus and published by LJN in April of 1988. Apparently, it was one of the first games licensed by the MLB. The creators got the rights to MLB hence that huge logo on the front of the box. This means that the game has all the real teams that played during the 1988 season.

Full disclosure, this was the first baseball game that I owned. I can remember the day I got it but strangely I don't remember what the occasion was where I was given two NES games, the other being Ghostbusters. My brother and I played this game for many years and we became pretty good at it. Other than a friend who had Baseball Stars this was our NES baseball game and we loved it.

Blog Update! (April 2017)

Baseball is back and the Cubs are currently in 3rd place so I need to play more baseball games to help them. I'm planning to write one baseball review a week and start putting more Strat-O-Matic 1988 season games which I've neglected for awhile now.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Berzerk (Atari 2600) Review

Berzerk is and maze shooter game that was originally released by Stern Electronics as an arcade game in 1980 and was later ported to the Atari 2600 in 1982. A classic arcade game, will this Atari 2600 port be as bad as the Pac-Man port??

Saturday, April 15, 2017

TMNT Hyper Stone Heist (Genesis) Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hyper Stone Heist is a side-scrolling beat 'em up game by Konami and was released in the USA in December 1992 for the Sega Genesis, or Mega system if you're not an American. This is the first TMNT game on the Genesis and it is very similar to the Super Nintendo game Turtles In Time.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Tiger I Tank By Warlord Games Review And Tutorial

Out of all the World War II tanks the Tiger I was one of the best so when I decided I needed a German tank it was the first one I thought of. It has been depicted in many movies over the years including the cool German tank at the end of Saving Private Ryan which was a (faux) Tiger I. In Fury, the Brad Pitt movie from 2014, there is a Tiger I but it was an actual tank that had been restored making it the first Tiger in a movie for almost 70 years. Plus it just looked cool so I had made up my mind.

Also when playing NUTS! by Two Hour Wargames when allied soldiers see an enemy tank they always panic and think it's a Tiger, that's the kind of reputation they had and since NUTS! is my go to World War II game it made sense to pick it.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A King's Tale : Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One) Review

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is a beat em up throwback to the 16-bit era. This game is set 30 years before the events in Final Fantasy XV. Originally released as a pre-order bonus for Final Fantasy XV, it was later released for free on March 1st, 2017.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

EA Access Review

EA Access is a subscription-based game service that was released by Electronic Arts (EA) on August 11th, 2014 on the Xbox One. For the price of $4.99 a month or $29.99 ($2.49 a month) allows you to play a number of games. At the time of this review, there are 47 games available to play. EA Access isn't a streaming service, instead, you pick the game you want to play and download it as if you bought a digital copy. You can download all the games at any time, as long as you have the hard drive room for it. As long as you're paid up you be able to play any games you downloaded. If you end your subscription the games can still be on your hard drive but you'll not be able to play it. Also, you do not need to have Xbox Gold in order to use EA Access unless of course if you want to play one of the games online.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Guerrilla War (NES) Review

Guerrilla War is a vertical run and gun game by SNK that was released as an arcade game in 1987. It was heavily influenced by 1986's Ikari Warriors. Guerrilla War was eventually ported to many different consoles including the Commodore 64 and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). This review is from the NES version.

You and a friend if you have one are freedom fighters trying to remove the Dictator out of his fortress to run Cuba yourselves and I think I just gave away too much of the plot, more about that later.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Five Came Back Documentary

Five Came Back is a documentary based on the book of the same name by Mark Harris. The documentary goes into these five directors service during World War II and the how it shaped not only their lives but the lives of the people who watched their movies. The three-part documentary was added to Netflix on March 31st, 2017.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

WWF WrestleMania (NES) Review

WWF WrestleMania is a game based upon the WWF (WWE today) WrestleMania annual extravaganza. It was designed by Rare!?? and published by Acclaim Entertainment for the NES in 1989. WWF WrestleMania is the first licensed WWE game and was released right before WrestleMania V.

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