Super Mario 64

Information: Review Date: July 4, 2021 Release Date: September 29, 1996 Platform: Nintendo 64 Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Nonlinear Platformer Anecdotes: Super Mario finally picks up the third dimension in its platformers. This was a game my little cousins all enjoyed, but I never had it and never played it. I did occasionally watch… Continue reading Super Mario 64

Super Mario RPG

Information: Review Date: July 3, 2021 Release Date: May 13, 1996 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Square Genre: RPG Description: Remember the plot from the platformers? It’s exactly the same. Positives: I’m actually impressed that they found a way to turn a series of platformers into an RPG. They took a good amount of the… Continue reading Super Mario RPG


Information: Writeup Date: June 22, 2021 Game’s Date of Birth: June 5, 1995 Console: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Creator: Ape Genre: RPG Anecdotes: Looking at Twitter, it appears there is a demand there for Earthbound to hit the Switch. Nintendo posted an update with the new games that were added to the library, but Earthbound wasn’t… Continue reading Earthbound

Chrono Trigger

Game Data: Review Date: June 21, 2021 Release Date: March 11, 1995 Platform: SNES Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: RPG Anecdotes: Way back when, I brought Final Fantasy Chronicles for the PlayStation. However, I bought for FF4 so I could play all of the FF games from 1 to 9 on the PlayStation. Of course,… Continue reading Chrono Trigger

Sailor Moon R

Game Data: Review Date: June 10, 2021 Release Date: December 29, 1993 Platform: Super Famicom Publisher: Bandai Developer: Angel Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Anecdotes: OK, I went back through the first game and beat stage 1 with each girl to find out their names. Yes, I could have easily just looked them up, but I… Continue reading Sailor Moon R

Link’s Awakening

Game Data: Review Date: June 4, 2021 Release Date: August 1, 1993 Platform: Game Boy/Game Boy Color Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Adventure Anecdotes: Like Metroid and Kid Icarus, Zelda finally made it over to the Game Boy. Unlike the Metroid series, though, Zelda’s Game Boy entry came after the SNES iteration. This meant that… Continue reading Link’s Awakening

Super Mario Kart

Review Date: May 24, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1992 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Racing Anecdotes: One night in 1996, my aunt and uncle decided to have a pig roast party. They had nearly all of the family there, plus a good portion of their block. Obviously, I already knew all of my cousins… Continue reading Super Mario Kart

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Game Data: Review Date: May 22, 2021 Release Date: April 13, 1992 Platform: SNES Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Adventure Anecdotes: For 15 year old Super Mateo, life was starting to pick up steam. There were all sorts of teenager things going on, but this game was worked into my busy schedule whenever I could… Continue reading Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Dragon Quest III

Review Date: May 19, 2021 Release Date: March 12, 1992 Platform: NES Publisher: Enix Genre: RPG Anecdotes: I got about halfway through Dragon Quest and hated the game. I got a decent amount into II, which was an improvement, but still not the greatness I had heard the series is. I didn’t complete either game.… Continue reading Dragon Quest III