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The Game Name

It’s good to know I’m not the only one who gets a bit stressed when trying to name a video game character. I guess it’s a little weird as I’ve always enjoyed making up character names, but at least there … Continue reading

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Lode Runner, Lode Runner, Going Faster Miles an Hour

In this post, I intend to address some connections between video games, many of which I haven’t actually played. I do remember playing Lode Runner on the Apple II in my elementary school days, though. You run around mazes and … Continue reading

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More Mysterious Magic of the Mushroom World

It’s probably obvious that I haven’t been keeping up with the most recent video games. Back in the day, even though I wasn’t good at most games, I could at least watch someone else play. That’s not been so much … 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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Heal the World

I was reminded recently of the games developed by Quintet in the early 1990s, which deal with various religious themes. Their first game was ActRaiser, released by Enix for the Super Nintendo. It’s a combination of simulation and action where … Continue reading

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Spoony Good Times

I can’t say I’m that well-versed in the world of webcomics, but there are a few I follow, or did when they were still updating. Some are created by people I know from elsewhere on the Internet, while others I … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Fair to Fairies

Fairies in the Zelda series are largely of the English variety of tiny people with wings and magical powers, but there are exceptions. The Great Fairies in Ocarina of Time can fly without wings and look kind of like drag … Continue reading

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The Belmont Stakes

Speaking of simple Simons as I was a few days ago, how about Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series? Okay, the games don’t show him as simple, but his portrayal on Captain N made him totally arrogant and narcissistic, and … Continue reading

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Dalton Fink

Anyone else who reads Captain SNES will have noticed that Dalton from Chrono Trigger recently made an appearance, and I thought he might be an interesting enough character to use as the focus of a post. Dalton is the head … Continue reading

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To Beat the Unbeatable Game

I was thinking recently about the concept of unwinnable video games, and whether there were any. I believe that, at the time, I had noticed a Franz Kafka book at the library, and thought that a game based on a … Continue reading

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