The GameCube: Finally Appreciated After 20 Years

Last week I talked about the Game Boy Advance, and today it's time to gush about the GameCube. The GameCube launched in November of 2001. Like in my last post, this was a time before I had regular access to the internet and so could only find out about games through TV ads, store demo … Continue reading The GameCube: Finally Appreciated After 20 Years

The Game Boy Advance: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

In the summer of 2001, Nintendo released the 32-bit successor to the Game Boy: The Game Boy Advance (GBA). It lived for only a brief period, a little over 3 years, but they were very successful years, and they defined an important era of my life. Allow me to indulge in my memories of the … Continue reading The Game Boy Advance: A 20th Anniversary Celebration

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Classic Nintendo Fun

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a puzzle platformer developed and published by Nintendo. The game arose from the Captain Toad levels in Super Mario 3D World. It originally released on the Wii U in December 2014. Later Nintendo ported the game to both the Nintendo Switch and the 3DS in July of 2018. MRSB is … Continue reading Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is Classic Nintendo Fun

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury = Very Catisfying Platforming

Super Mario 3D World is a 3D Platformer developed and published by Nintendo. It was released on the Wii U in 2013. Bowser's Fury is an expansion / side game developed exclusively for the Switch version. The Switch port was released in February 2021 and costs $60. The Mario games are like a family of … Continue reading Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury = Very Catisfying Platforming

Paper Mario The Origami King: The Cutest Darn… Whatever It Is

Paper Mario: The Origami King is a multi-genre game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It released in July 2020 as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. MSRB is $60. The Paper Mario series has a long and storied history, beginning on the N64 as a spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG. However, I can't … Continue reading Paper Mario The Origami King: The Cutest Darn… Whatever It Is

Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

As the flagship franchise and the face of the company, Nintendo is familiar with doing compilations and homages to our plumber friend's history -- we received a Wii port of the SNES Super Mario All-Stars for the 25th anniversary and Super Mario Maker for the 30th anniversary. It's a fairly-well documented series. There are dozens … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 3: Keeping the History

Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 2: Carrying the Torch

After the collect-a-thon craze died down from N64/PS1 era and open-world games took a left turn in the GameCube/PS2 era, Nintendo decided to leave Sandbox Mario alone for a bit. They narrowed down the scope of the worlds and focused on the Platforming aspect of a 3D Platformer. As much as I missed Sandbox Mario … Continue reading Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary, Part 2: Carrying the Torch