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Games from the Backlog – Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here and it’s time to do some cleaning in my backlog of games, particularly on the Switch.  There’s a group of new games soon to release and I still haven’t got around to playing a sizable amount of games that I bought the past year.  For the entire Spring season I’m going to try and work my way through a few games I’ve been meaning to play, no more putting them off!   Below is what I intend to play, I will be streaming them on the Twitch channel.


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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – 
I’ve never played this series, and I heard great things about it.  The art style looks cool and I love old-school games, this one apparently stays true to it’s mechanics and feels like a real retro title.  I bought it on sale on the eShop last year and never launched it.

Update: I completed Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, it definitely had old school mechanics and gameplay, but it had a beautiful art style that really made the game much more pleasant to play than it’s original aesthetics.  It took a while to get an understanding of the game world/rules, but once things fell into place I found myself really enjoying the challenge and discoveries within the game.


bayonetta.pngBayonetta – I beat this before when it originally came out on the 360, but I’ve been wanting to go back and play it again ever since I finished Bayonetta 2 on Wii U.  Now that it’s on the Switch, I get another opportunity to do so.

Update: I beat Bayonetta on Normal Difficulty and got a LOT of “Stone” Awards, so I’m not very good at it!  The game got off to a bit of a slow start, and was even boring or bland at times, but the second half really picked up with a lot more variety in enviornments, gameplay and battle. I think Bayonetta 2 is the better game, as it has that intensity from start to finish, but the original is still a very good game that deserves a playthrough from fans of action/beat-em-up games and especially Bayonetta 2 fans.
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David Robinson’s Supreme Court

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Retro Football Week 15 – Madden Arcade

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Genesis Retro Mix Vol.1

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The First SEGA Genesis Mix was a 5 Game series with a bit of a random selection: X-Men 2: Clone Wars, Garfield: Caught in The Act, Super Street Fighter II, Rock ‘N’ Roll Racing and Greendog

X-Men 2 Clone Wars (Action) – I don’t remember ever playing this game but the first level in particular looks very familiar.  I have seen this on people’s Top 10 or Top 25 lists for SEGA Genesis games, and after playing it, that doesn’t surprise me.  The controls were very responsive and there was some cool level design and enemy patterns.  I was pretty impressed with the game even if I got frustrated and got a Game Over.  I made it up to Level 3-4 and died at the boss fight against Exodus.

Garfield: Caught in The Act (Platformer) – This game looks fun, and by watching the demo it seems like there are some cool levels to play, but this game is HARD.  And it wasn’t even a fun/challenging type of hard, it was very CHEAP.  I played this with my wife and we made it up to the boss of the first level, but couldn’t figure out if we were actually damaging it or not.  It was very frustrating and seemed to be very unforgiving and cheap.  I was pretty frustrated with it.   I’m going to look into seeing if I was doing something wrong, or if this game is actually that cheap.

Super Street Fighter II (Fighter) –  I use to love the Street Fighter II series, but Read the rest of this entry

SNES Retro Mix Vol. 1

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The first mix was a 5 game series: Dino City, Stunt Race FX, The Rocketeer, Super Mario RPG and Super Adventure Island II.

Dino City (Platformer)– This is a somewhat forgotten platformer, and it’s actually a pretty good one too.  It has a good challenge to it, as I got wrecked by the boss to the 2nd Stage.   That’s as far as I played, but I did walk away with a Password: 4K1XTƎK3HN4M

Stunt Race FX (Racing) – This is one of the few SNES games that uses the Super FX Chip.  Nintendo has yet to make a sequel or re-release this game (speculation is because of legal issues with the Super FX Chip), but this was a very fun game.  I only played the Stunt Mode this time, and it was still fun, will play some races another time.

The Rocketeer (Adventure) – When I first got a SNES game as a kid this was a game I got with it (alongside Super Mario World), I believe it was part of a Price Club Bundle.  This was always very difficult and frustrating, the first stage is a flying stage and I think I only made it past there a couple of times, I’m not sure if I ever made it pass the next stage in the hanger.  Revisiting this as an adult was pretty fun because I was able to actually make it much further than I ever had before.  Unfortunately/fortunately I discovered that I didn’t miss out on anything as a kid.  I’m skeptical to ever play this again.

Super Mario RPG (RPG) – I love this game, I think everyone does.  When I was a kid I rented this game and played it all weekend and beat it, it was awesome!  I’ve revisited this a couple of times in the past 15 years with my wife, but we always get side tracked before we can reach the end.  Playing this time we didn’t get very far, but we at least got past the beginning, got Mallow in our party and beat the Purple Croc thief Croco.  We hope to pick this back up again and actually make it through the end.  *This was actually played/streamed  on the Wii U instead of the SNES

Super Adventure Island II (Adventure Platformer) – I was pleasantly surprised by this game.  I am a fan of Adventure Island as it is, but this one was different as it had RPG elements to it, allowing the player to equip different items and talk to people in cities.  Instead of just playing through a series of stages, you had to navigate and overworld map.  The design is similar to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link but the action is more traditional Adventure Island type.   I definitely plan on coming back to this


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