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Jun 9, 2018 0

Nintendo Switch REVIEW: Bloodstained: Dead and Loving It.

Castlevania: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is the latest result in the ongoing trend of old timey developers trying to prove to the industry that they “still got it.” Through Kickstarter, some members of the original team behind Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (and subsequent GBA and PS2 entries in the series) got the band back together to develop the upcoming spiritual successor to their Castlevania work Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. In this case, Curse was actually listed as a stretch goal for that project and developed by Inti Creates (Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, a bunch of other games that aren’t as good as those two). And since I personally haven’t loved anything in the series since Super Castlevania IV for the SNES, this NES trilogy inspired side-project made the day it was released pure Hell on Earth waiting for that clock to strike 5 at work. But once I was finally home and it finished downloading and that title screen came up and the music kicked in and well…I knew…I just knew this was going to be something reeeaaal special.

I knew it!!
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Nov 11, 2016 0

The NES Classic Mini is Finally Here!! Unavailable Anywhere on Earth.

The release of the NES Classic Mini has indeed turned out to be both a blessing and a curse for fans eager to get their hands on the retro console. Having sold out within moments of stores opening across the country and already going for ridiculously inflated prices on various auction sites, it’s safe to say Nintendo’s new tiny system is poised to become the must have item for the 2016 holiday season. And it isn’t hard to see why: With 30 classic 8-bit games built in and displayed in glorious HD (along with a CRT option for the purists), perfectly replicated control pads and a real “d’aww” factor, the Mini is breaking nerd hearts everywhere due to its limited initial production run.

Oh, except for mine. Because I got one.

I’m looking at it right now.
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Oct 31, 2013 0

Welcome to Post 666: Mark of the Dork. Happy Halloween Everyone!

Now go and play some Super Castlevania IV ’cause it just landed on the Wii U’s Virtual Console for 800 points. I could have sworn I’d written a full review of this at some point but I guess not. Turns out my brain made that shit up to make me waste an entire afternoon trying to find it instead of just writing a whole new one. But here’s the gist: Super Castlevania IV is the best Castlevania. Seriously! It has unmatched whip mechanics, excellent boss battles, a gorgeous soundtrack and that priceless early SNES vibe. Not to mention nudity. Just look at that screenshot! And now the whole thing is in HD and you can play it in the shower.

This is worth your money.

Feb 28, 2013 1

Thursday’s Download: A Metric Assload of Quality Demos and More Hit Every Nintendo Service Today.

Y’know that old saying about being stuck standing around forever at a bus station before inevitably 3 or 4 of them all arrive at the same time? No? Well think about it for a second because that was the first image that popped into my head when I had a look at all of the games made available for Nintendo’s eShop on the 3DS and Wii U today. There’s even a little something for those of you that still have the original Wii plugged into your television to check out. Yes you read that correctly, the long awaited Retro City Rampage finally arrives, determined to jumpstart a little life into the rotted corpse of WiiWare. There’s a pretty eclectic mix of fun to be had here so why don’t we just dive right in and have a look?
Click here. You know you want to…

Oct 26, 2012 2

Castlevania: The Adventure and NES Ghosts ‘n Goblins Creep Into Nintendo’s eShop!

Why thank you so much Nintendo for giving gamers two Halloween worthy downloads to choose from today! Unfortunately neither of them are very good but hey…we sure appreciate the gesture. First up is Castlevania: The Adventure which was originally released for the Game Boy way back in 1989. Simon Belmont’s Grandaddy Christopher leads the charge in this installment as the series takes its first (of many) dips into portable water. Too bad this one whiffs it pretty hard as the end result is horrifying for all the wrong reasons. Whip it good to read more!

Dec 30, 2008 Comments Off on My Favorite Games Of 2008

My Favorite Games Of 2008

So, 2008 has been a great year for video games, and on first glance, a kind of middling year for Nintendo. I’ve been a whiner regarding the lack of big-time holiday games, but that was just because I wasn’t looking too hard. After giving it a second thought, I’ve realized that there are a bunch of fantastic games that have come out this year. Seriously, there have been a great deal of underground, clever games and I’m quite surprised to find how many second and third party games I’ve played! I’ve decided to just go and list a group of my favorite game found on the Wii and the DS this year, each of which I’ve played enough to pass judgment. I’ve only made a tiny dent into some games that I assume are fantastic, games like World of Goo, Chrono Trigger, de Blob and No More Heroes. One day, I’ll play these! I promise.

Now, here is the list of my seven favorite games of 2008.
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Nov 24, 2008 Comments Off on Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Seven years ago, when the Game Boy Advance was launched, one of the launch titles for the system was Konami’s Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. This title was designed to be a kind of portable version of the very popular Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, a game that had taken the fantastic series in a welcome and open-ended direction. Circle of the Moon was all right, although it is the game most often pointed to when people want to criticize the dark GBA screen. I bought Circle of the Moon and Namco Museum (shut the hell up I love Galaga) with my GBA back in 2001, and slowly pecked my way through the difficult game.

It was a confusing thing to me. On one hand, I hate the hell out of RPGs. The idea of experience points and leveling up was a foreign and annoying idea to me, and Circle of the Moon asked me to juggle spell cards and different weapons and various outfits. The thing was, it was similar enough to Super Metroid that I kept at it, and it was more and more engaging as I played. I finished it eventually, and moved on. At this time, I had no Sony systems, and thus I didn’t go and grab Symphony of the Night for more. I forgot about the series for a year.
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Nov 5, 2008 Comments Off on With No Regard To Public Opinion, Nintendorks Staffer Makes News Post Concerning Castlevania: Judgment

With No Regard To Public Opinion, Nintendorks Staffer Makes News Post Concerning Castlevania: Judgment

I’m kind of a Castlevania nerd; I’ve been playing those damn games (over and over and over) as long as I can remember.
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