I spent a good portion of Sunday cobbling together this YouTube playlist of ghoulish game music, which I will probably set to shuffle and blast out my window at tiny children and teenagers without costumes who just want candy. Now it is yours to enjoy and complain about! Share the love, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
(Of particular note are the tracks from Addams Family Values for the SNES, which I had never heard before but are perfectly moody!)
Should I have spelled it Hallowiin? Yeah, no you’re right. Now I know lists like this have been popping up on various websites lately but you’re just gonna have to trust that I’d been planning on compiling mine way before those were published. No, seriously…I swear, ok? The difference here is that all of the games that made my top ten have to be playable on Wii. So that restricts my options to software made for the system, GameCube and anything on the Virtual Console. It’s that last venue that holds the most variety (obviously), allowing this list to be spread out pretty nicely across each generation.
Pretty nifty, huh? Too bad these bad boys are exclusive giveaways to Club Nintendo members in Japan that register 2 3DS games between October 1st and January 15th. Oh, and only 1,000 of each are being manufactured, so good luck over there kids. Actually, none of these designs really do it for me so I’m not crying over the fact that I will never get my hands on one. Now if one of them had been dolled up with a Virtual Boy theme? Shit, then you’d see some tears.
So the new Nintendo DS video game product, Aliens: Infestation is an awesome extension of the story established in the first two movies and an incredibly addictive gameplay experience. Let’s talk about why this game is so cool, shall we? READ MORE
Jesus Christ, I am one stubborn son of a bitch. I didn’t care that all of my friends and every review I read for the WaveBird back when it was released in 2002 were going absolutely apeshit for it. I refused to buy one. “I’ve already got a controller and it doesn’t require batteries” was my first excuse. “I’m never far enough away from the screen that wireless even matters” was my second. Then after years had passed, the Wii launched and the WaveBird went out of print which sucked for three reasons: One is that the GameCube pad became the perfect replacement for playing N64 games on the Virtual Console. The second is that the Wii-mote spoiled me into despising cords forever. And third is that the price of Wavebirds skyrocketed on auction sites and left me feeling like an idiot for my lack of foresight. READ MORE
We’re now deep into the Halloween season and in addition to watching scary movies and spooky specials all month long, I like to stick to only playing video games that have some kind of creepy theme happening. Tonight, I’m going to start a new file on the GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil. A game that holds up extremely well and not just in the graphics department (which are gorgeous). This one also features the best control setup of any RE game before 4 (outside of the Nintendo 64 port of 2 of course) and easily stands as the definitive version of this entry in the Resident Evil saga.
C’mon, Lisa…let’s do this thing. Oh, and leave the bag on your head.
This is a verrry nerdy and technical writeup on the evolution of Nintendo’s portable system’s audio abilities over the years but that’s not why I’m linking to it. The reason is that I’d never heard of this Game Boy Light thingie before in my LIFE. Apparently it was never released in the Americas which is too bad. It could have saved me the embarrassment of walking around the school yard like a retard with this giant piece of shit clasped to my system.
And I want it bad. Nintendolife.com’s review basically states that if you already own this game for another console then it’s pointless to pick this one up, but fuck that. Sure, the Wii version I’ve got is collecting dust on my shelf and this one excludes a few tables but I don’t care. I want to be able to bust this thing out on a whim and play some Taxi or Funhouse (both of which are included) whenever and wherever I want. Here’s a quote for you Williams, free of charge: READ MORE