The first Anime installment about the popular gaming series
By now some may had already known about this Anime which was distributed in the US in the late 90s, along with others like Advent Children and Unlimited (or not, the latter was barely ever mentioned just as this one.) Legend of the Crystals is a direct sequel to Final Fantasy V set 200 years after the game's events took place. You do not find many familiar faces here save for some names and characters that are related to the original heroes of the game. The Anime was a 4-part OAV series which was distributed on VHS and so far none of it on DVD. However you may be able to watch on the likes of youtube and dubbed as well. The Anime is notorious for its weirdness and absurd fanservice it tosses about every now and then, but is still entertaining enough to watch. I tell more of it on thi
Stuck between a key and a hard place
While I travel through SMB2 (The SNES version included in the All Stars+ World version) I encounter myself wedged between the key and the platform as I try to escape that eeriee floating mask that follows you whenever you acquire said key. It was a musing to see how many shy guys went eliminated as Mario was being compressed under the key and the platform he was standing on. Not sure if this has ever happened to anyone else playing this game or if it happened on the NES original as well. I can say that you can indeed escape the predicament, but if you jump underneath the key while its on the edge of that pot you will be trapped once more.
Data East's greedy muscleman
Karnov made his first appearance on his very own Arcade game by Data East in 1987. You played as the titular Russian strongman* in search of an ancient treasure buried somewhere in a place called "Wonderland." That was pretty much it; Karnov was one greedy bastard and little else. The game featured three buttons for firing, jumping, and selecting special items that could help Karnov pass through stages such as ladders to reach high places, boots to run faster, and wings to fly about. The game was not without flaws, the fact that it was a one hit per death concept was met with a high level of difficulty beginning from the very start of the game. Memorizing the enemy patterns was a bit of help, but not enough to make it through unscathed. There was also a time period to push gamers int
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy inspired me to go back into playing the original game on PSX. Its hard to imagine how well it still looks and plays, and that soundtrack is still one of the best I've heard during my PlaySTation days. Truly a wonderful game for the 32 Bit era.
Metroid Prime sequel, Mario Party, and a Yoshi stand alone game may come your way
So I heard it through the grapevine that the following months might bring Nintendo gamers a lot to to be joyful for. For one, Metroid Prime 4 has been rumored to be out in the following months, as well as another Mario Party Game and a stand alone Yoshi game. Other mentions include the next Super Smash Bros. installment (which I am sure was already talked about) and a new Pokemon game featuring Pikachu and Eevee on what was heard could be their very own stand alone game as well. If this rumor comes as a fact then the Nintendo Switch will have a pretty solid library launch within the next year.
An obscure Namco game character
Not many would assume about a character named Wonder Momo unless they had played her game early in the 80s or had recently heard of her when the character resurfaced in various media and games in the mid 2010s. Wonder Momo is one of a handful characters that seemingly had been vanished into the shadows and memories of gamers back then and in my opinion, should be back in full force as with many others we all had known in our young days as game enthusiasts.
Ingrid is a character from a canceled game called Capcom Fighting All-Stars which later was added into Capcom Fighting Evolution, among with other Street Fighter related games later on. At first she seems to heavily resemble Athena from the King of Fighters series, downright to the statement that she is a goddess. Her moveset is also similar to that of Athena which includes energy-influenced moves. On the Street Fighter wikia it is stated that she knows and holds Ryu and Rose in high regard, to the point of following Ryu whenever she finds out something interesting might come out in the end. Her demeaor is that of being a playful character and at times aloof, accentuating her goddess status within the game mythos.