Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Nintendo Cat Ears

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Life is like that. One minute you got nothing, the next you got a game and some cat ears. Thanks Nintendo.~Derek Heinbokel

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze and Nintendo Cat Ears

The other day I headed on over to GameStop to pick up the new Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. During my visit a Nintendo representative was there and gave me a promotional Super Mario 3D World cat ears with a pin.

Donkey Kong and Cat Ears

Life is like that. One minute you got nothing, the next you got a game and some cat ears. Thanks Nintendo.

Editors Notes:

shippo

You might not have known this but catgirls have been popular in Japan for a long time, they are just cooler than us on some things. It is called, Shippo which means tail is Japanese and this device allows you to communicate using your ears and tail because we need new forms of communication using no sound or text.

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The Ultimate History of Video Games

From Pong to Pokemon - The Ultimate History of Video Games

I came home from work the other day only to find this awesome 600 page book lying on my table top, big thanks to my wife!

From Pong to Pokemon, The Ultimate History of Video Games. I’ve only just begun but I can tell I love this book already. I highly recommend this book to anyone out there wanting to know all they can about gaming history.. It even has a little bit about old Pinball machines as well.

GameBoy Color 23 in 1 Cartridge

The front of the cart says 23 in 1 but really it’s 7 games in 1. The games included in this cart are…

GameBoy Color 23

Bonk’s Adventure
Ninja Boy
Tennis
Klax
Minesweeper
Bomb Jack
Battle City

GameBoy Color 23

GameBoy Color 23 in 1 Cartridge

I’m not going into great details of each game, but I will say Bonk’s Adventure and Bomb Jack are my favorites of the bunch, and my least favorite game would really have to be Minesweeper. I thought I would never have to see that game again, I was wrong. Ninja Boy is an interesting adventure game and Klax is great for those of you who love Tetris type of games. Stack things up in a row to get rid of them and repeat. The tennis game aint half bad either. Of course Battle City is a classic and everyone should give that a try. It’s even funner on 2 player.

Bonk’s Adventure

Bonk’s Adventure

Ninja Boy

Ninja Boy

Tennis

Tennis

Klax

Klax

The dreaded Minesweeper

Minesweeper

Bomb Jack

Bomb Jack

Battle City

Battle City

Pirate Games: The KT-Super 90 in 1

KT-Super 90 in 1

KT-Super 90 in 1

I picked this Game Boy cartridge up from Sao Paulo Brazil. I’ve got quite the little collection of pirated GB games now most of which are from Brasil.

This particular GB cart says it has 90 games in 1, but really it’s just 7 in 1. Sometimes you never know what you’re going to get with one of these carts. I’m not sure why exactly I’m so intrigued with these old pirated carts, maybe because we didn’t have them in the US. But I like them and continue to enjoy them very much.

KT-Super 90 in 1

KT-Super 90 in 1 contains 7 games. They are…

1. All Star Challenge
2. Battletoads
3. Battle City
4. Burai Fighter
5. Duck Tales
6. The Punisher
7. Trump Boy

My top 3 games from this cartridge would have to be Battletoads, Duck Tales, and The Punisher. I’m very aware of Duck Tales and Battletoads, but the Punisher was a nice little surprise. I hadn’t played that game before and it’s actually a lot of fun.

 

Pinball Quest

Pinball Quest

Pinball Quest

Pinball has always been a thrilling experience wrapped in a simple concept. Hit everything you can and don’t fall, but lets crank that concept to a new level… Battle witches, skeletons, and steal from the devil, all while racking up points that count as gold for you to buy and improve your pinballs ability to slay your enemies. Pinball Quest for the NES brings these things to the table, and introduces the only concept I’ve played of a pinball fantasy action RPG. Featuring boss battles, flipper and stopper powerups, and yes the ability to trade with or steal from the devil.

The level design in the game is creative and every level carries a different objective. As you climb your way towards the top you will find the one annoying feature of this game, as everytime you lose on a stage you will drop down to the last and be forced to fight your way back up. A concept that keeps you playing and occasionally keeps you frustrated. The game features no game over, so there is no real reason to quit. The only other problem I have with the game is that the “Devil Flippers” while having the most power, actually are not worth getting as they sometimes decide not to work. However the other powerups only get better as you level them up. This game is worth a try to almost anyone who likes to play entertaining and creative games. When you pop in this game you’ll enter the world of a simple pinball on an anything but simple quest. Give it a shot.

Vegas Dream

vegas dream

Under the vibrant lights of the Vegas Strip, the tiny offering of hope at winning big empties, as it feeds the peoples common desire of having more. More money, more luxury… or maybe more Nintendo games. If u are looking for more games I’ve got one that can give you the thrill of gambling in Las Vegas without the worry of losing even a dime. The game is Vegas Dream for the NES.

Vegas Dream

Vegas Dream features multiple game modes such as slot machines, Black Jack, Roulette, and even Keno (if you didn’t get enough of playing that in the bar). But what makes this game stand apart from the rest is the added scenarios that happen at random… say an unfamiliar woman offers to watch a show with you. Maybe her intentions are good, or maybe she wants to steal your wallet and throw your money all over the Black Jack table. Throughout the game you will make choices during scenarios just like this, and they will have a heavy impact on the fate of your chips.

Vegas Dream will satisfy the needs of anyone unwilling to leave their home or lay real money on the line in order to get their gambling fix. I give this game a solid 8 out of 10 based on its genre, and I have never played a more enjoyable NES casino game. Give this one a try if you’re feeling lucky and if your luck runs out just remember… its always nice to have a reset button when your cash is on the line.

Batman

Batman - NES

Batman

Fuse together challenging fast paced platforming, gratifying fighting action, and an unmistakable awesome soundtrack. Now put it all into one video game and what you get is Batman for the NES.

Batman - NES

It remains to be one of the more memorable games of my childhood, and features one of the most unforgiving final boss fights I’ve ever encountered in a game. This game is based on the first Batman movie, although you may forget that once you see Batman’s purple suit, never before seen enemies, and some off the wall boss fights.

Batman - NES

 

You will find yourself beating down enemies, ninja gaiden wall jumping, and batarang spamming all the way to the Joker. A challenging, exciting, and highly enjoyable game in every way… this is one you dont want to skip over.