Last week, I started to piece together my choices for what I think should be on the SNES Classic Mini, listing the first fifteen games of what I believe should be a 30 game library. Read More
Going from the shortest to the longest with this week’s part. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from writing this series is that there are not only a lot of puzzle games in the Mario series, but that Nintendo REALLY loves Dr. Mario. Games in part three will…
If reports are to be believed, Nintendo will be following up the massive success of the NES Classic Mini, with a Super Nintendo Classic Mini! Read More
I’m a big shoot-’em-up fan, and it’s been a minute since I covered one, so what better time to take a look at Gradius III on the SNES and in the arcade!
I had some friends with an SNES and I liked the games I played, but since I didn’t own the console until about 15 years after it was released, I missed out on a lot of its best games. So if you think it has some games that…
Stunt Race FX is the second Super Nintendo game to take advantage of the Super FX enhancement chip, making this racer stand out from its peers with polygonal tracks and vehicles. But how does it hold up today? This Stunt Race FX review will give you the lowdown on how it looks, plays, and whether or not it is worth revisiting! Read More
Videogames were a mistake, folks. Or, at least, X-Men videogames were mostly a mistake. LJN was a mistake. And both of these totally unique games with the same title were absolutely a mistake. Two different devs get a crack at Wolverine and neither can get him right.
Introducing the first of many reviews of games with the Super FX chip inside is my Starfox review. This Super Nintendo game wowed the world with its extensive use of the legendary Super FX chip (occasionally known as the MARIO chip), allowing for polygonal graphics that were never before seen on the system.
Co-developed between Argonaut Software and Nintendo, Star Fox (or Starwing as it was known in Europe), find out if this unique space shooter was more than just a pretty face. It’s time to do a Barrel Roll for the very first time…again!
And so, I finish my gigantic look at the Super Game Boy, and Super Game Boy 2 with a look at the Hori Super Game Boy Commander – A pad made my Hori that was created to accompany the Super Gameboy and Super Gameboy 2.
Another Japan exclusive, not only does this controller function as a normal Super Nintendo controller, but when used with the Super Game Boy is enables features and functionality that cannot be accessed in any other way.
See the entire series, right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2jQWW57Iwe4kKTvwQ4KiTcQlrYoSZIna
Video games usually have a title, comprised of words that are themselves composed of letters. The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) was a video game console that saw the release of many game cartridges for it. Here are three of them that happened to have the letter “e”…
Wrapping up “Haroldvember”, I present to you, the ORIGINAL Game Challenge!
Wanna go for a ride? Then hop aboard, as we take Harold on the DKC Mine Kart Challenge!
The 3rd and 4th Generation era of video games brings back very fond memories to many retro gamers but also produced some of the most divisive and bitter rivalry ever seen in the history of video games. The two main contenders, SEGA and Nintendo, waged a war against…
As part of Haroldvember (just made that up), we’re sharing a Game Challenge we did with him, involving the SNES classic, Donkey Kong Country. Great stuff!
Truth be told, I’ve only ever REALLY played a handful of Final Fantasy titles over the years. Final Fantasy VII, which I’m determined to finish prior to the remake being released Final Fantasy IV, which I stopped playing last year because I got stuck at an enemy and…
It’s Halloween Part 3! I’m looking at how Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts stacks up on the SNES vs. the GBA!
Originally I wrote this as an article, but as I was writing it, I had an urge to put it into video form. So I did. Go check out the original article at OnTheStick.com: http://www.onthestick.com/573/the-revenge-of-31-days-of-horror-games-super-castlevania-iv Also don’t forget to check out Magnus VonBlack and his amazing cover of…
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (or SNES, for short) is a truly wonderful system, maybe even one of the best consoles ever made. As a result, it sure does have a ton of fans!
But with so much said and written about this console, there’s still a ton of information out there, and quite a few bits of trivia that you aren’t aware about. Allow me to change that, with 5 things you didn’t know about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (probably!).
Hopefully, you enjoy this little slice of SNES trivia – Why not tell me some facts that maybe I don’t know?
The fourth generation of consoles produced some of the most divisive and bitter rivalry ever seen in the history of video games. The two main contenders, The Sega Genesis and The Super Nintendo, waged a war against one another unlike anything ever seen before.
Many still make the claim that the 16-bit era of video games was the best/most entertaining era of video games, which is why this STAGE of the Retro VGM Revival Hour is dedicated to the console wars of the 90s pitting the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo!!!!
Game – Composer – Title – Year – Company – System
1.) Sonic 3 & Knuckles – Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Geoff Grace, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Tomonori Sawada, Jun Senoue, Miyoko Takaoka, Masanori Hikichi, Howard Drossin & Michael Jackson – “Flying Battery Zone 1″ – (sonic 3)February 2, 1994/(sonic & Knuckles)October 18, 1994 – Sonic Team/SEGA – Sega Genesis
2.) Sparkster – Kazuhiro Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, Minako Matsuhira, Michiru Yamane & Akira Yamaoka – “Lakeside” – September 15, 1994 – KONAMI – SNES
3.) Streets of Rage – Yuzo Koshiro – “Keep The Groovin (Round 4)” – SEGA – August 2, 1991 – Sega Genesis
4.) Battletoads in Battlemaniacs – David Wise – “The Dark Queen (BonusStage 1)” – June 1993 – RARE/Tradewest – SNES
5.) Batman – Naoki Kodaka – “Gotham City Street” – July 27, 1990 – SunSoft – Sega Genesis
6.) Star Fox – Hajime Hirasawa -“Corneria” – February 21, 1993 – Nintendo & Argonaut Games/NINTENDO – SNES
7.) X-Men 2: The Clone Wars – Kurt Harland – “ Climbing The Temple” – 1995 – HeadGames/SEGA – Sega Genesis
8) Actraiser – Yuzo Koshiro – “Fillmore” – December 16, 1990 – Quintet/Enix – SNES
9.) The Ooze – Howard Drossin – “Toxic Dump (Parts I & II)” – September 22, 1995 – Sega Technical Institute/SEGA – Sega Genesis
10.) Battletoads & Double Dragon – David Wise – “Missile Mayhem (Stage 5)” – December 1, 1993 – RARE/Sony ImageSoft – SNES
11.) Elemental Master – Toshiharu Yamanishi – “Dance of Flame (Stage 1)”- December 14, 1990 – TechnoSoft/Renovation Products – Sega Genesis
12.) EarthBound – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka – “Pokey(porky) Means Business” – August 27, 1994 – Ape & HAL Laboratoty/Nintendo – SNES
13.) Advanced Busterhawk Gley Lancer – Masanori Hikichi, Noriyuki Iwadare, Isao Mizoguchi & Yoshiaki Kubotera – “Asteroid Field (Stage 1)” – July 16, 1992 (Japan Only) – Masaya – Sega Genesis
14.) Mega Man 7 – Yuko Takehara, Makoto Tomozawa & Toshihiko Horiama – “Intro Stage(Opening Stage)” – March 24, 1995 – CAPCOM – SNES
15.) Sparkster (Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2) – Akira Yamaoka & Michiru Yamane – “Stage 1-1/1-3” – February 22, 1994 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis
16.) Top Gear – Barry Leitch & Hiroyuki Masuno – “Las Vegas/Mad Racer (Track 1)” – March 27, 1992 – Gremlin Graphics/KEMCO – SNES
17.) Cool Spot – Tommy Tallarico – “Rave Dancetune” – 1993 – Virgin Games/Virgin Interactive – Sega Genesis
18.) Final Fight 3 – Katsunari Katajima – “For Metro City” – December 21, 1995 – CAPCOM – SNES
19) Decap Attack – Fumito Tamayama & Hiroto Kanno – “Stage 2” – September 1991 – Vic Tokai/SEGA – Sega Genesis
20.) Shadow run – Marshall Parker – “3 AM On A Summer Night(Mourge)” – May 1993 – Beam Software/Data East – SNES
21.) Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure – Shinji Tasaka, Hideto Inoue & Tsuyoshi Sekito – “Inside the Caverns” – February 7, 1993 – KONAMI – Sega Genesis
22.) Super Adventure Island – Yuzo Koshiro – “Follow Wind(Stage 1)” – April 1992 – Produce/Hudson Soft – SNES
23.) Comix Zone – Howard Drossin – “Episode 2, Page 1-3 (Later That Night)” – August 2, 1995 – Sega Technical Institute/SEGA – Sega Genesis –
24.) Lady Stalker: Challenge from the Past – Eri Sugai – “fighting dancer(Fighting Spirit)” – April 1, 1995(Japan Only) – Climax Entertainment/Taito Corporation – SNES
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For this episode of SHMUP Master, I decided to do a collection video. I also went off the cuff, no script, just me talking about SHMUPS I’ve picked up over the last couple months and the stories behind how I found them (I’ve been to some cons and…
The Super Summer ends by riding off into the sunset. I also spend some time encapsulating the 16-bit war.
Welcome to the very first episode of the Retro Gaming Chart Show. Every month, I’ll be releasing one of these videos, taking a look at the gaming charts from a particular month gone by, as researched from a games magazine from that period.
In this August episode, I’m going to be taking a look at the UK SNES charts, as taken from the pages of the legendary Super Play’s 10th Issue, back in August 1993. So without further ado, here’s the Top 10 UK SNES releases:
Daria is back for the Season 2 Finale! We talk about memories with the classic SNES Role Playing Game Super Mario RPG. Does everyone have fond memories of it? This one is destined to be a classic for sure! This is VGBS!
Roger is back! This week marks the 25th anniversary of the SNES making its way to the US, so here’s five games that have never left the platform!
So many Indie developers are going back to the same well over and over, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. This new appreciation for the New Retro Wave of game development has taken gaming by storm over the past few years. With games such as Crypt of…
My triumphant return to big ass videos! This is the longs I’ve gone for awhile and man it feels good to be back. This was a VERY long edit and I had projected it to be out 2 weeks ago, but the editing process took forever. I really…
Roger takes a look at the SNES Strider clone, Run Saber on this edition of Obscure Old Games!
It’s Kimberly’s turn up to bat, as the Power Rangers adventure continues!
New Power Rangers up today. This time, we play as Zack, and go all Mastodon on Rita’s forces!
Spider-Man and the X-Men have both returned to movie theatres, so I’m taking them both on in one game for the SNES and the Genesis!
Time for more Power Rangers! This week, the Yellow Ranger, Trini, is up to bat! Plus: Corey doesn’t know there’s a wall-jump, and madness ensues!
First Ninja Turtles, now Power Rangers. It’s more fighting action than you can shake a power coin at! Saddle up, cuz it’s Morphin’ Time!
Corey takes the reigns, to try and show us the mysterious boss of the Wompa Cave. Will he be victorious, or just another frozen victim?
In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Megadrive in 1992. Now, nearly 25 years later, justice is being served as Marvel Entertainment is finally releasing Captain America: Civil…
Five years ago, I took on the original MK in the most watched episode of the show. Now, I’m taking on the sequel. More blood, more fatalities, more of everything! It’s Mortal Kombat II!
In honor of “Two-Dimensional Side-Scrolling Platformers Week”, I decided to post this article, originally appearing on my blog Feb. 28th, 2015. Cheers! One of the key elements in most classic side-scroller gaming, especially “platformer” games, was jumping. This was established as early as games like Atari’s…
Part 3 of our Turtles in Time adventure unfolds! From pirate ships to the distant future, we brave it all, just to tell Krang to sit the f*** down. Well….you know….whatever brain things do.
New Game Challenge! We introduce our friend Harold to Super Empire Strikes Back! Hilarity ensues.
Books may not be that much fun, but books about video games? Now we are talking. Author Jeffrey Wittenhagen wrote The Complete NES, the first NES book on the market, and he is now following that book up with one based on Nintendo’s 16-bit monster: the SNES. Check out some first details about The Complete SNES!
The Donkey Kong Country Trilogy on the Super Nintendo is revered by many in the video game community for its fantastic graphics and great gameplay. When video game trilogies are brought up for discussion, Donkey Kong Country is at the top. Everyone sings the praises out of…