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Guests from Another Game

You might well know by now about my mixed feelings on crossovers, how I love the idea but think they bring their own headaches, particularly when it comes to continuity. What’s kind of strange is that crossovers in the Mario franchise … Continue reading

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Magnoflex, Monster Masters, and Metroids

Just a few book and comic reviews this time, all stuff related to Oz or video games. Helda the Witch of Oz, by James Fuller – This is a series of five books, each one with a different color in … Continue reading

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Conquer Yourself

My wife has been playing Kid Icarus: Uprising, and there’s a character in it called Dark Pit. A little bit of research reveals that there’s also a Dark Samus and a Dark Link, or rather several Dark Links and Shadow … Continue reading

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Dig Dug Divorce

You know about Dig Dug, right? If not, I wrote a bit of an overview on it before. It has creative gameplay, featuring a hero who digs tunnels and inflates enemies with an air pump. While the hero was simply … Continue reading

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How About Those Metroids?

This page at the Metroid Database features scans of many different Metroid-related comics, including English translations of some manga that never received official release outside Japan. The 2002 Metroid Manga tells the story of how Ridley killed Samus Aran‘s parents, … 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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Final Fakery

The TV Tropes page on Urban Legends of Zelda (good name, by the way) had a link to this post from the alt.games.final-fantasy newsgroup, which brought back some memories. I read that group pretty regularly back when I started college, … Continue reading

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Won’t You Come Home, Justin Bailey?

Back in the days when memory cards for video game systems had yet to be invented and battery backup was still new, some games used passwords that would start you where you last left off. Mind you, calling them passWORDS … Continue reading

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There’s a Name for My Pain, and It’s Mother Brain

It’s interesting that there are a few different video games with Mother Brains. The original and most famous, and likely the inspiration for the others, appears in Metroid as the final boss. She’s basically a biomechanical supercomputer created by the … 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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