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Animal Crossing- The Movie
June 01, 2020

Animal Crossing is a sincere Anime adaptation of the popular Nintendo game series, not going too far into wanting to be an exact copy of said game neither trying to be set apart too much from it either. Whether you had played any of the games released or not, the Anime is pretty much for any who wishes to view it. Chances are you will have a good time till it finishes without having to read any references from it regarding the game counterpart.

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The time when an NES rental store opened in my hood
May 24, 2020

Once upon a time in the early 90s a new privately owned business arrived into my old neighborhood in Mexico. A man leased the diminutive one-bedroom office with a second floor that was placed exactly at a corner of a street. This was a very odd building to say the least, but that did not deter me from the fact that the new little shop was videogame related. The man himself would rent out NES cartridges and NES systems, along with allowing customers to play inside said store for a flat fee for every other time allotted. You could play any NES game he had for 10 minutes which was measured by a huge timer he had besides the CRT monitor and the NES, on which the game would just turn off automatically. If you wanted to keep playing you would pay him for another 10 minutes before the timer

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Mana Beast vanquished
May 19, 2020

Before that update from that snes emulator took place on which it pretty much left any single game save file and snapshot useless, I was on the brink of finishing a couple RPGs from the SNES library, one of them being the classic Secret of Mana, adored by many even above installments before and after it.

I was pretty much lucky in the fact that after having to start a whole new game I then persevered till I was able to defeat it a few minutes before posting this blog.

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Views on Streets of Rage 4
May 07, 2020

This is not a review, just an observation as I am yet to buy this game to fully give it a proper review on it.

I saw a long playthrough of SOR4 a few days ago and I pretty much nodded in every other thing it featured. The gameplay seems solid with some additions into it such as being able to juggle opponents once they're knocked down for a few extra hits and the ability to perform a super move which can deal massive damage to the likes of bosses at the end of stages. Although some moves were scrapped off such as the ability to dash and roll between planes within stages, the gameplay remains classic at its core, pretty much as seen in SOR2 which was the greatest in the series and seemingly this is where it was heavily inspired from disregarding anything that happened in part 3.

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge
April 29, 2020

Despite its title, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge partially focus on the demonic specter of vengeance seeking out Sub-Zero than the overall premise of the animated film, which is a retelling of the first tournament that started it all. The movie opens with a very gory, very bloody intro depicting the titular character's demise at the cold hands of Sub-Zero who exterminates his entire clan and family. Scorpion then makes a pact with the current ruler of the Netherworld, Quan Chi to fight for him at the upcoming Mortal Kombat tournament in exchange to get payback for what he endured in his previous life and a chance to be reunited with his fallen family.

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Rurbo Grafx 16 Mini delayed due to Corona Virus scare
March 06, 2020

I never evn heard about this being made and I would had the opportinuty to finally experience this console should it had been shipped. Now I guess I will have to wait a bit further it seems.

According to this Kotaku article:

"Regarding the TurboGrafx-16 mini console and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, the delivery of all TurboGrafx-16 mini products, which was originally scheduled for March 19th, 2020, will be delayed until further notice.

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Megaman, a Retrospective
March 03, 2020

Megaman began airing on Saturday mornings on my neck of the woods in 1994; a full year after Sonic the Hedgehog was introduced on TV for the first time and which would come up earlier than the super fighting robot's animated series. It was curious to see a cartoon featuring cute bipedal animals fighting robot dominance while a couple hours later you would see a robot fighting totalitarian robotic global control as well. Both cartoons based on famous gaming franchises that have tested the passing of time even to this day.

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