Game Builder Garage – My New Game-Making Hobby

Game Builder Garage is a creative engine and online platform for sharing fan-made games developed and published by Nintendo. It was released on the Nintendo Switch in June of 2021. MSRB is $30. A demo is available to download as well. I had asked Nintendo to develop a Super Zelda Dungeon Maker. What I got … Continue reading Game Builder Garage – My New Game-Making Hobby

Ranking Smash Ultimate’s Second Wave of DLC Fighters

Well, people, it finally happened. We can now say for certain that everyone is here.  We’ve had quite a journey with this second wave of Smash DLC fighters. It all began as a bit of good news in January 2020 that we would get six more fighters, and then it kicked off for real in … Continue reading Ranking Smash Ultimate’s Second Wave of DLC Fighters

Fusing The Best Parts of Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission

We're in the home stretch, and it'll be a double-header this time! Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission were both Game Boy Advance games developed within 2 years of each other, and were released during the series' brief renaissance of the early 2000s. Metroid: Zero Mission is a remake of the first NES game with … Continue reading Fusing The Best Parts of Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission

Super Metroid: A Critical Second Look

Super Metroid sits on a golden pedestal, inside a sacred chamber, deep within the revered temple of Retro Video Game Classics. To approach, one must meditate for seven days, chanting the ancient mantra: atmosphere, exploration, powerups, backtracking... atmosphere, exploration, powerups, backtracking... once you've cleansed yourself from the impure, hand-holding world of Modern Gaming, you may … Continue reading Super Metroid: A Critical Second Look