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@ChrisSwartz We need more LazerDisc thingy love also. I didn't see anyone celebrating its birthday.
1 day, 7 hours ago on 106 – Dolphins in Space
The Shmup genre is just that *niche*. Gradius might be the only one I played and Ikaruga, the other I know of. It's like Run 'N 'Guns. Not my thing.
4 days, 20 hours ago on Game Overkill – Gradius
@Aggro Sky I'm gonna join Mr. Sky. Metroid has a LOT more going on. Zelda's wandering is a lot less justifiable and rewarded also.
I did not expect this game to make 54th place... Wow... You have some Konami fanboys out there...
5 days ago on Game Overkill – Gradius
@Aggro Sky It's so easy to see how you can dislike it. It's basically pointless and you have a lot of other options in the same genre that provide much more entertainment. We're talking paddleboats, right?
6 days, 5 hours ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies
@ChrisSwartz They made him next to impossible in DW3, but if you boosted your stats to the max and used a bit of hit and run, you were fine. He's easier to beat in DW4-5-7 (haven't played 6 or 8), but you still probably can't beat him the first time you meet him. You need to raise your character a bit.
1 week ago on Dynasty Warriors for Dummies
I have never read a single Nintendo Power. Thank you for filling my void. And welcome to the Castle where inside jokes in comments are never explained!
1 week, 1 day ago on Now You’re Playing With Power – An Intro
There we go again! Bailey had to bring yet ANOTHER board game video game! Oh... that was Hunter? Carry on then...
1 week, 2 days ago on 105 – Nixon’s Finest
@the_valerie Thanks! I will relay the message to my Anonymous friend... *shifty eyes*
1 week, 5 days ago on Retro Power Project Announcement
20% of people would've taken the time to gather comments to include in their article. 95% of those people would've shoved them at the end. You took the time to include them WITH you thoughts.I had rarely seen FF1 as a kid. It's one of those games I went back to in the hopes of building my retro-gaming cred. Glad to see another point of view.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Overkill – Final Fantasy
Dear Retro Power,
I've never read a Nintendo Power in my life, will this fill the void inside of me?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Retro Power Project Announcement
@16bitcatholic 8-3 is such a horribly painful level when you're trying to speed run the game. Those hammer bros....
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Who is that guy in the red hat? Vs. Super Mario Bros. boggles my brain
Switching characters was the main reason why I disliked FFX's combat. Turn-based combat is slow enough as is it... don't make me switch character every frickin' battle...
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Switch Your Partner, Do Si Do!
I'd vote for Jason, but that would be pretty hypocritical of me considering I wrote an entire article on retro games that had too big of a story for ANYONE to care. http://1morecastle.com/2014/07/untold-stories-retro-gaming/
3 weeks ago on 103 – I’m a Coal Miner
@ericmhunter That is absolutely fantastic! I was actually thinking while writing this that someone had to do something similar!
3 weeks ago on I am a Screen-Looker…
Has someone pointed out that Bailey brought Robocop before on the NES to talk about the fact that you could punch dogs in the animal cruelty episode which you can find at the following link: http://1morecastle.com/2014/02/73-the-horse-bought-you-the-gun/ ? No? Well I just did. Geez... where are fact checkers when you need them?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 102 – Robocop vs. Clifford The Big Red Dog
I may have one of two subject that aren't good enough for my column. Maybe I'll stuck 'em in yours!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on GMZ – Job Openings (For Real This Time)
Serious lack of help on the second level selection and I don't like the tone the game game has towards you.
1 month ago on Fisher-Price: Perfect Fit
@NintendoLegend Doesn't "'s" count as a word in English? #seriousquestion
1 month ago on Celebrations are NOT in order
Articles like this remind me of why exactly I was fired. I really can't compare to this level of profistj... profional... See? I can't even spell the stupid word.
1 month ago on GMZ Breaking News Special Bulletin: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Kart Pokémon Vs Tekken Ware Dream Snap Party Star Revelations Turbo
I wouldn't want to be Joe Walker right about now. Sheesh.
1 month, 1 week ago on 101 – BARF!!
Great write-up. Didn't get the chance to catch Street Fighter at the arcades. I was more into the Virtua Fighter, Ergheiz era. And I suck at these games.
1 month, 1 week ago on You Must Defeat Sheng Long (and that girl in middle school) to stand a chance
I use inverted controls. What do you have against inverted controls? Do I have to make a column about it?I can't say much about the other games, but Metroid Prime? Metroid Prime is an example on how Z-targeting should be used. It uses Z-targeting 100 times better than any other games. It helps Metroid Prime so much.
Z-Targeting allowed newcomers to the FPS genre to actually play the game instead of saying "Shit I suck at dual analogs" and turning off the game. Also, by having Z-targeting facilitating the FPS part, you can concentrate on platforming and exploration. Finally, saving the second analog to switch between power-ups is way more useful in this type of game than the dual analog setup.
And, in conclusion, bagged milk. Congrats on 100 episodes gentlemen!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 100 – Nintendo Legend Pro Tips
@Aggro Sky Too many Mojitos
1 month, 2 weeks ago on I am a Screen-Looker…
All Zelda games are guilty, but at least A Link to the Past gave you a choice.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Ocarina of Crimes: Checkpoint
How DO you keep finding these games? You amaze me.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Running Battle
@thedancinpanda Can't you accept me for who I really am?
So, I'm curious. Did she know Barbie before playing this game? Is that even still a thing?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Barbie: Super Model (Genesis)
@Chronoslinger Technically, I was screen hearing on that one. And I suck at Starcraft, give me a chance!
@rizzardcore Wait... I meant 3x was porn, but actually, x^3 is porn since it's xxx. And to be honest, I thought you were going to point out that if my reference point was the corner of my own screen instead of the middle, I would not have seen the other screens in my field of view.On an unrelated note, having the freedom to write anything stupid thing that comes to mind on a calculation sheet was SUCH a liberating feeling.
Now can we please mod Tingle in the game so he gets the credit he deserves?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Play as Waluigi in Ocarina of Time
Props for the voice acting gents. That was very entertaining.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 99.5 – The Adventures of the Mario Bros., Chapter 1: the Mysterious Black Pipe
@ChrisSwartz Thanks, that does sum up the game.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://reviewabadgameday.com/reviews/84
But it's still in alpha!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on N64 Review #14- John Romero’s Daikatana
@Tom_Badguy Not my favorite either, but I kinda like the original. Better than Q-Bert.
*slow clap* That was some nice work on the episode description! (Though you might want to get that typo on the second line)
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 99 – Video Game Numerology
Yep... 1MoreCastle needed a dose of "Awwwwww." The previous iterations of that feeling were when we learned that Jason played a Mega Man game.NIcely done. I love your writing style. It fits perfectly for the premice of the series. Can't wait for more!
2 months ago on The Lion King (Genesis)
@ChrisSwartz Oh it doesn't stop there. Even 2nd party could include Eternal Darkness and Turok before the arrival of RE4. But Conker's Bad Fur Day was really a "Scary Movie" video game with the way it treated "mature" themes.
2 months ago on 98 – Iron Stone
See, Conker's Bad Fur Day is a critic of society in the years when it was released. It came at a time when people were yelling at Nintendo, begging them to bring mature games to the console. Nintendo and Rare said: "Screw it! They want mature themes, we'll give them mature themes."What we received is one of the most immature game ever made, proving, once again, that the mature themes are the most immature. Proposing a widespread society statement that violence, war, objectification of women are just immature and need not exist.Now, in a time when we see Nintendo struggling with 3rd party companies, I ask, do we want to, again, to send them the route of "mature themes"?
@Atsinganoi Keep in mind, this is way too relevant for my taste, but left field enough. I do like the Atari Poop comparison :P
2 months ago on The Tetris Book of Design
Well, now we know the extent of the fonts supported on the site... Thanks Bailey!
2 months, 1 week ago on 97 – Rated N for Nobody
Hey Mr. Community Manager! Just throwing out there that registering review a bad game day and review a great game day on this site might get some attention.http://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/2014/08/
2 months, 1 week ago on Review a Bad Game Day Approaches!
@Chronoslinger Dude. He just got dumped. Not cool... not cool...
2 months, 1 week ago on GMZ #18 – YOLO, and (Not Really) Live from SGC
@Aggro Sky The concept may make a comeback in a couple of months, but don't expect me to give you design tips every week. :P
2 months, 1 week ago on The Tetris Book of Design
Ok ok ok... Here's exactly what happened after I read your review.
1. I started to type how the game wasn't THAT bad according to my memory.
2. I went back to my review of it (a review I wrote within the half-hour after I finished the game) and realized that, at that time, I pretty much agreed wholeheartedly with all the points you made and then some.
3. I lol'ed again at your "sharpies my catridges" and then I lol'ed because I had compared Donkey Kong Land to a McDonald's poutine.So in the end, it's trying too hard to be an SNES game like most of the "ports" the game boy saw. The cloud stages can go die in hell, you go from an ice stage to a jungle stage in the same world (what's up with that?). The only thing that was "better" than the SNES version are the bosses. They were a lot less boring.Like other miniaturized console games the game boy had: They're not bad, they're just completely irrelevant in this day and age.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Land of the Monkey King
@rizzardcore But I put my reference axis at any real number. :P I remembered that!And I'm not a fan of interior design per se. I just looked at some magazines with my gf to redecorate the condo for us to sell and the color scheme reminded me so much of Tetris, I had to write something about it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Tetris Book of Design
@TempleofRetro It started as a joke... but further in I realized how much sense it made... Like the colors themselves wanted me to talk about them.
I think I had Super Play Action Football on the SNES. It was okay... Now, Triple Play '99 and '01 deserve more love. One for the hilarious random comments of the announcers, the other because you can have a home run derby in a living room.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 96 – Eagle Knievel
With Paper Mario fresh in mind, I'd love to see you tackle Super Mario RPG on the snes. Great review by the way. The Marioness of this game pretty much makes up for 95% of the incredibly charming fun
2 months, 3 weeks ago on N64 Review #13 – Paper Mario
@Chronoslinger @NintendoLegend @OcarinaOfTom @the_valerie The Wii version isn't that bad...