Mario Kart Retrospective

Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's most well known franchises. From humble beginnings on the Super Famicom all the way up to 8 Deluxe, the series has always had a home on Nintendo's consoles. Whether you prefer Mario Kart 64 at home, or Super Circuit on the go, there has always been a Mario Kart to play. The franchise also includes some arcade versions, as well as a mobile version called Mario Kart Tour for your cellphone. I can't say I've played any of the arcade versions, nor the mobile version, but I have played most of the home and ... Read more
Posted 1 month ago

Castlevania Retrospective

Recently I completed my NES Castlevania trilogy by finally acquiring a copy of Simon's Quest. Simon's Quest was one of the first NES games I purchased all by myself, so it holds a very special place in my video gaming memories. Although I bought it used from a flea market, that doesn't change the prior fact. I can't remember exactly when I purchased the game, but it was long before you could type a game's name into a search engine and find a myriad of walkthroughs. Simon's Quest was also the first Castlevania game I had ever played, so without ... Read more
Posted 3 months ago

Racing Evoluzione aka Apex: The Game That Needs a Sequel

The original Xbox has a great lineup of racing games. The easily memorable titles include Forza, The Needs for Speed series, the Project Gotham series, the Burnout series, the Rallisport series, the list could go on and one. Of course that lineup includes some not so great racing games as well. However, there was one game that seemed to stand out from the crowd and piqued my interest when I started reading about it online. This game claimed you could build and race your own cars, which was one of ... Read more
Posted 4 months ago

Al Unser Jr.’s Road to the Top for the Super Nintendo

I must admit that I'm a fan of Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing on the NES. I can't remember where I first acquired it, but I remember it being a part of my NES collection for quite some time now. I always wondered what a sequel would have been like, but I assumed that was it, as I had never heard of a sequel. That was until a week ago when I found out there was, kind of, a sequel titled Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top for the Super Nintendo. Knowing this meant I just had to try ... Read more
Posted 10 months ago

Vintage Online Gaming: Part 2 The 1990s

Ah, the 90s, a time when grunge was in, beepers were a thing, and the world of video games was about to be rocked by some innovative technology. In a decade marked by dial-up internet and the beginning of the World Wide Web, video game consoles had to adapt to keep up with the times. So let's take a trip down memory lane and explore some of the most exciting online and network-connected add-ons that shaped the world of gaming in the 90s. XBand First up, we have XBand, the OG online gaming network for Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System ... Read more
Posted 1 year ago

SD2SP2 Pro for the Nintendo Gamecube

As someone who loves console tinkering, I recently found out about the SD2SP2 for the Nintendo Gamecube and had to get one for myself. The SD2SP2 is a device that connects to Serial Port 2 on the bottom of the Gamecube, and allows you to do a few different things with the integrated microSD slot. There are a few variants of the SD2SP2 that will either allow you to hide the device under the console's port cover, or the Pro version that allows the microSD slot to be accessible from the side of the console, should you need, or want, ... Read more
Posted 1 year ago