Go Round – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013)

Hot garbage, you say? We’ll be the judge of that. Or rather you will with this week’s Go Round of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Xbox 360. We could only find three controllers before we recorded this video, so one of us used a Rock Band drum set. Why? It made us laugh when the idea was suggested. We found a fourth controller after the … Continue reading Go Round – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2013)

Stumbling and Fumbling: Those Tricky Spots in Games We Struggled With


We all have them– those spots in games that get us completely stuck. Either they’re completely obtuse in design or simply difficult in general. The following is a list of such sequences, areas, and spots in both classic and modern games. The purpose of this article is to elaborate on specific spots in classic games that got me scratching my head in bewilderment and most of the time, calling a video game tips hotline counselor when applicable. Hopefully this article won’t give you too many bad memories and horror stories of these spots! What I do hope this article will give you are plenty of moments where you go “yes, I experienced trouble here too” and other memories of possibly even overcoming such spots all on your own. After you’ve read the examples, name your own trouble spots that got you stuck way back when in the past or now in the present.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (GEN) – The Barrel of Doom

This particular problem spot occurs in the fourth zone of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Carnival Night Zone, Act 2, to be exact. While there are multiple red and white barrels sprinkled throughout the zone, they are totally optional. However, there is one near the tale end of Act 2 that Sonic is forced to pass.

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TMNT License Changing Hands?

Over the last week we’ve talked about a number of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games being taken off digital platforms because Konami no longer had the license to publish those games. Maybe this news could be the reason why. During the Toy Fair this week in New York one outlet, ToyArk, took a number of pictures regarding the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Among those photos … Continue reading TMNT License Changing Hands?

Reason for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Removal From VC

Last week we told you that the NES version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had been pulled from the Virtual Console with no explanation as to why.  This week, according to Nintendo World Report, Konami has said that the game was pulled due to an expired license.  We speculated on the podcast this week that might have been the reason why, but we couldn’t confirm it. … Continue reading Reason for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Removal From VC

A Virtual Console Game Bites the Dust

I had to explain to my son what that phrase meant earlier today, because he’d never heard it before, but that’s beside the point.  What we’re here to tell you about is that one Virtual Console game that used to be on the service is no longer available for download.  That game would be the NES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from Konami. “Why was the … Continue reading A Virtual Console Game Bites the Dust