Retro Game Friday: Super Smash Bros.


This week I’m covering the original casual fighting game. It’s Super Smash Bros.

Plot Synopsis: Wait you were expecting a fighting game to have a plot?

Plot: See above.

Gameplay: The gameplay was good, although some characters were ridiculously overpowered, like Fox or Samus or Ness. Having only 12 characters was the only downside to this game, but at the time it was a lot of characters.

Music: It took music from the various series represented in the game, as well as some original music. Nothing amazing though.

Art: It shows it’s age now, but back in the day it looked pretty freaking good.

Overall: If you’ve never played it you should give it a whirl, just don’t pay more than a few dollars for it.

For those who like: Nintendo games, Fighters, Casual fighting games.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, or fighting games with a shallow learning curve.

Retro Game Friday: Donkey Kong Land 2


This week to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gameboy’s release I’m reviewing the first Gameboy Game I ever owned, as well as the first video game I ever owned period, Donkey Kong Land 2!

Plot Synopsis: Donkey Kong Land 2 stars Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong in their conquest to rescue Donkey Kong from Kaptain K. Rool and the Kremling Krew.

Plot: There really wasn’t a plot, and me being only 6 years old didn’t really give a rats ass about plot. I just wanted to have fun while I was on a plane going back and forth between my parents.

Gameplay: It was the era of Nintendo hard games, so this game was really freaking hard, at least that’s what it seemed like as a 6 year old kid. Looking back it’s a decent game, but nothing special.

Art: It was on the original Gameboy, so it had 16 bit graphics, but it sure looked nice to me when I was a kid.

Overall: I’d play it for a few minutes just for nostalgia’s sake.

For those who like: Platformers, Donkey Kong games.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.