If you don’t know what a “wing level” is, you’re going to be more confused after this video. This week we play Gargoyle’s Quest II for the NES. As usual, we don’t know what is going on, where to go or what to do. But we sure have fun doing it all.
The Mario Kart franchise has been one of the most successful selling franchises Nintendo has ever created. It started back on the Super Nintendo and has made one appearance on every console Nintendo has released since that time. You can pretty much bet that if a Nintendo system is sold it will have a Mario Kart game on it. Many people would even label it one of the best games that could be considered a system seller for the company. It’s so successful that it has been one of the best selling, if not THE best selling game on systems for the last two generations.
Recently the question was posed as to whether or not Mario Kart 8 could be the worst selling game in the franchise and could it potentially be bad enough to kill the franchise. I, personally, am not sure it would do that poorly, but it was an interesting question none-the-less and so I decided to do a little bit of research.
Here’s another podcast where we get angry and yell at each other. It’s mostly me as we get to talking about Star Wars early… really early. Seriously though, we talk about games, we talk about stuff, we talk about things, we talk about news. It’s everything you could expect from a podcast. We got a crew of five this week as Shannon is pushing himself to the brink of a nervous breakdown. And when I say breakdown, I mean like the DDR kind.
Starring – Tony, Micah, Ethan, Joe, Shelby
Run time – 1:56:45
Season four is coming at ya! Tony and I are here to put your knowledge of video game trivia to the test for fabulous prizes. All you need to do is listen to the show and send your answers to email@example.com. You have plenty of time to send in your answers as the deadline is 11:59 P.M. on May 16th. Each correct answer you submit gets you an entry for the prize raffle. Good luck.
The Question Block – 83
Round 1 – Giant Robot Music
Round 2 – Easter Eggs
Round 3 – I Put A Spell On You
Round 4 – Parodies
Yeah, so I get lot in the future. And the past. And I don’t know what a blunderbuss is. Can you blame me? Check out this week’s Go Round, TimeSplitters for the PlayStation, and see if you know where to go. Obviously we don’t.
The era of free-to-play games is upon us, and really has been for a little while now. It’s mostly been relegated to the realm of mobile phones and PC, but not it’s begun its creep into the world of home video game consoles. Nintendo has even been experimenting with FTP style models now with a couple of titles. The first, Steel Diver: Sub Wars, gave you the multi-player portion of the game for free as well as a couple of single player missions. If you liked that and wanted access to more missions you could purchase the remaining single-player campaign for a small price. Then on top of that there were some historical submarine designs that could be purchased a la carte. Essentially it was just a demo of the game and not much else. Not really anything like more traditional free to play games. The second game, just released last week is Rusty’s Real Deal Baseball and that gives you a very different take on how to do a free-to-play game and I’m not sure it’s something I’d do very often.
The game is broken up into ten separate mini-games, each with a huge assortment of different challenges to complete. When you download the game you’re given access to about half a dozen different challenges in the first mini-game, Bat & Switch. It’s a good idea of just what to expect in the game as you get three different “modes” and a few variants of those modes. It’s enough to give you an idea of what to expect in the game, but not so much that you get your fill and can be done with it. After playing through the demo portion of the game you’re introduced to the free-to-play mechanic that this game has chosen to use, haggling.
Not to be outdone by the boys Princess Peach is getting in on the Wii Remote action later this month. Beginning sometime in April fans of the oft-kidnapped royal will be able to get their hands on a pink Wii Remote Plus. The controller comes with a crown outline over the controller’s speaker and blue buttons for the +, – and Home keys. The d-pad has also been given the golden treatment.
All told it looks like a really nice controller and complements the two controllers that have been released for Mario & Luigi. The new device, with Motion Plus built in will retail for $39.99. Let’s hope they keep up this trend and more of their characters get their own themed controllers, though my wallet won’t be very happy about it.