Games Roundup December 2017

I did manage to get the 360 out of the garage and play Scott Pilgrim vs The World. It was good. Bit grindy though. I also played a bit of Peggle and Pac Man DX+ with the family, plus the Sina Mora demo that I downloaded 5 years ago (game was so-so, not worth the…

Chip’s Challenge – Main Theme

Whilst we’re on the subject of classic puzzle games, I’d categorise myself as fairly musically-suggestible meaning that I take double damage from earworms. If I’m doing the same thing, there’s a fair chance I’m humming the same song (unless something new has caught my ear first). Offer me a bottle of Cherry C-O-L-A Cola and…

WIBIL #24: This Puzznic Advert (1990)

Puzznic is fun, but the release of the home versions doesn’t begin to warrant that astonishing, punchy strapline in this ad from November 1990. Hats off for Taito‘s chutzpah! In case you’re wondering, I will never be ready to give up Tetris. Block block turn! Block block turn!

Ori and the not so super meat boy

Tonight while briefly getting some time to myself I happened upon a nice little Christmas Elf egg. Whilst playing the magnificent Ori and the Blind forest I decided as always to explore the dark reaches of the dungeon. The path was littered with spikes and light lava cannons. After skilfully (died several times) manoeuvring these…

Another Winter

I watched Scott Pilgrim Vs The World earlier this week. Not seen it for quite a few years but it was still pretty good. Afterwards I thought about playing the game, but my Xbox 360 is in the garage and it’s not available on Steam (I read that it has been removed from sale on…

Games Roundup November 2017 [Updated]

Acidbearboy: Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii-U) I played Zelda 15 times during November, clocking up over 36 hours of playtime. That’s approximately 2.5 hours per session (usually until I was too tired to continue or actually fell asleep). That right there is a sign of a great game. I’ve played well over 100 hours…

Dizzy Island Treasures

Possibly the laziest post ever the act being a sort-of modern parlour game by now but here are the instructions to Treasure Island Dizzy, by way of multiple Google Translates incl. via Japanese, Welsh and whatever. It is surprisingly relatively close to the original text. If you remember retro game plots/blurbs you won’t be much…

VGR Games Roundup Oct 2017 [updated]

Acidbearboy: Journey (PS3)  finished Desert Golfing (Android) ongoing Super Castlevania IV (SNES) finished with save states F-Zero (SNES) finished on beginner Super Ghouls and Ghost (SNES) stage 5 with save states Wipeout 2097 (PS1) quick blast Castlevania Chronicles (PS1) quick play on original mode Super Mario 3D Land (3DS) world 1 clear Zelda: Breath of…

Die Toten Hosen – Hier Kommt Alex

So there I was playing the excellent Euro Truck Simulator 2 which I’d picked up cheap recently. Had some country-specific internet streaming radio playing, because that was a strong part of the appeal to me right from when I first heard about the game. This song came on and I was proper digging it, but…

Well I Never Knew That #5

Caveat lector, as this one’s coming uncited straight from Wikipedia in the form of an edit introduced only in February of this year, but it fits my prejudices so I’m going to run with it. As you may already know Wipeout 2097 was released under another name in America: In the United States, it went…

Murray Walker Is 94 And Still Going!

The incomparable motorsports broadcaster and WW2 tank commander [Graeme] Murray Walker was 94 years old earlier this week. As the literal voice of Formula One on British TV for decades he’s tied utterly and rightfully to the many greats of the sport, since its inception in the middle of last century. If a Fangio, Moss,…

Games Roundup September 2017

Games I thought about playing: Wipeout HD Fury Ridge Racers Everybody’s Golf Bayonetta Games I actually played: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii-U) Project X Zone (3DS) Mario Kart 8 (Wii-U) Nights into Dreams (PC) Desert Golf (Android) Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Dragon’s Crown (PS3) Journey (PS3) Super Mario World (SNES)