Why thank you so much Nintendo for giving gamers two Halloween worthy downloads to choose from today! Unfortunately neither of them are very good but hey…we sure appreciate the gesture. First up is Castlevania: The Adventure which was originally released for the Game Boy way back in 1989. Simon Belmont’s Grandaddy Christopher leads the charge in this installment as the series takes its first (of many) dips into portable water. Too bad this one whiffs it pretty hard as the end result is horrifying for all the wrong reasons. Aside from an excellent soundtrack, Adventure doesn’t come close to matching the visual or control standards set by its home console cousins. As a curiosity, I’d say this game is worth tossing a couple of bucks at but really what you should be doing is downloading the Rebirth WiiWare remake from a couple of years back. Now THAT is some damn fine Castlevania gaming right there, buddy. READ MORE
I gave you guys a heads up back in June about some very cool prints that Blogspot user Jed Henry tossed together and guess what? Lucky for us, the guy isn’t done yet. Apparently these beauties are all part of a year long plan that he hopes will culminate in enough pieces to potentially fill an actual published book. Well, that’s the plan anyway. This site will be featuring each new print as he posts them because I really do love this project and want to support it in any way that doesn’t involve donating money.
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So a little while back a guy named Jay Pavlina (alias Exploding Rabbit) created Super Mario Bros. Crossover, a fan-made replica of the classic sidescroller that lets players plow through the Mushroom Kingdom as Mario… or Mega Man or Samus Aran or Simon Belmont. Earlier this month he launched version 2.0 of Super Mario Bros. Crossover, and it is bigger and better in just about every conceivable way. See for yourself:
Click here to play it, or here to read up on the development of the game from the man himself. In-depth impressions after the jump! READ MORE
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt so frustrated while playing the original Super Mario Bros. that I wished I could whip out a fucking spread gun but apparently someone has. In Super Mario Crossover which hit the net today, you get the chance to run through the game using various “old school” characters.
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is already on my Wii as I type this. I downloaded it before I even got dressed. Rated by the ESRB and subsequently announced for release a few weeks back, one of the hardest (if not indeed the hardest)-to-obtain games in the Castlevania series is now obtainable for 900 Wii points, what with it being an import PCEngine CD game and all that.
Don’t you just love those self-indulgent reviews that spend what feels like an endless amount of paragraphs waxing on and on about some childhood memory that you could give two shits about? Full of references to people you don’t know and places you’ve never even heard of, let alone been. Then all of a sudden almost as an afterthought, casually mentions whatever it is that they were supposed to be writing about in the first place – with a vague at best connection to the story that you just spent the last ten minutes reading. I hate that shit too. But not this review because I wrote it and if he’s out there somewhere, it would mean something to Jose’.