Posts tagged Nintendo
Posts tagged Nintendo
“THIS GAME IS NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE UNDER 17.” You’ve got to love the apologetic peals of that disclaimer.
To many Rare fans, this was the Coda to the Golden Age of Rare, which means that I’m most likely never going to give this one up (and is also why I’m picking up some digital engineering classes in the Fall - just in case my N64 ever decides to take a walk.)
Some people kind of gloss over this one due to the caustic nature of the narrative, and I can’t help but consider that a massive loss if you’re in any way interested in games as a storytelling medium. It’s a great comedy riff of a Brooksian stripe about some deeply flawed individuals that always seem familiarly out of place, even in their own native, trope-laden, “funny animal” habitat. The game begins in an uncomfortable situation and gleefully descends into a webbed miasma of misunderstandings, misfortune, gouging social commentary and SO MUCH FECES.
You know, I think I meant to say “Boschian” when I said “Brooksian.” Serves a mug right for indulging in collegiate wankspeak.
Conker’s BFD does do spoofs (including one miserable Matrix level,) but they’re sagely deployed and aren’t prone to interruption. Besides, referencing anything that takes the piss out of A Clockwork Orange for monkeyshines deserves a gold star for style.
This was also, I believe, one of the 1st mainstream games to confront the player with the notion that “finishing” a game might have little to do with a win condition - nobody comes out of a Bad Fur Day smelling like a rose.
The Super Game Boy is probably the coolest piece of video game hardware in existence.
It’s also probably the biggest wasted opportunity in video games.
It’s been pretty much entirely forgotten about now, because— as is pretty common with neat hardware made by Nintendo— very, VERY few…
“The Garlic Breathed Behemoth”! - Wario’s Woods - Nintendo:
Whoa I had forgotten how good this game is… now I’ll be playing it for weeks.
That’s not really a bad thing I guess…
These are really something else!
That’s it. I need a 3D printer.
“I made a fan art of everyone’s favorite Mario moment.”
- by konjak
“Exotic Destinations” - StarTropics - NES - Nintendo/Locomotive:
It’s a fun getaway for the whole family!
You will see the screenies and subsequently know the fundamental oomph of Startropics.