Category Archives: Kid Icarus

Fearsome Furnishings

Living versions of inanimate objects are common in fiction. The Oz books have a lot of them, although most of them are friendly. There are, however, many animated objects that are deadly, especially in role-playing games. I was recently thinking … Continue reading

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Amnesiac Achaeans Anonymous

I finished Glory of Heracles for the DS this past weekend. I’ve written about the game before, but there are a lot of revelations toward the end. The last boss is Typhon, who isn’t really that hard, although he’s annoying … Continue reading

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Koopas in the Kosmos

Picture by Nathan Johnson I can’t say I’m that familiar with the Super Mario Galaxy games. I remember watching a friend play the first one, and it looked pretty complicated, even toward the beginning when it was still kind of … Continue reading

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Video World Tour

I recently came across this old Metroid discussion forum topic about the location in Captain N actually CALLED “Metroid.” Within the game, a Metroid is an organism, not a place. Their home world is the planet SR-388. Captain N tended … Continue reading

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Sprite Size Matters

It can be difficult to determine the real-life sizes of video game characters, or cartoon characters for that matter, especially when there aren’t very many points of comparison. Sprite size isn’t even always that useful, especially in earlier games. The … Continue reading

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There Goes Salesman, and He’s Sailing High Again

As the holiday season is upon us (retailers can’t even wait for Thanksgiving to end anymore), I thought it might be appropriate to provide a tribute of sorts to the salesmen of the video game world. These merchants often have … Continue reading

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O Captain N, My Captain N

Back in the early nineties, Valiant released a series of comic books based on Nintendo games. While the Mario ones were the most interesting to me, there were also Captain N comics. Unfortunately, Valiant only had the rights to use … Continue reading

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