The Obsolete Gamer Show: Mike “NESquester” Wright

A unique outspoken, tell it like it is writer who also professionally wrestled and loves retro games and that’s just the start. We talk to Mike “NESquester” Wright about his gaming background, wrestling career and his celebrated writing about classic games. This one was fun and it’s rated R so come prepared for an interesting, informative and funny conversation.

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NES Baseball

The worst part of this game, and the main reason is gets such a low mark is the goddamned fielding. The controls are just anarchy. Any fielder you control moves about the speed of a mudslide and the game has no concept of who is closest to the ball whatsoever. A routine pop-up was missed by my third basemen and instead of the game allowing me to control the left fielder and try to get to the ball, it makes my 3B run (more like freshly twisted ankle hobbling) after the ball all the way to the warning track. As if it could be worse, the fielder and the ball are often moving the same speed meaning you aren’t getting to shit until you make it all the way to the wall and pray the ball ricochets in your direction.

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