Remember my blog "Genesis does what Nintendon't" from a while ago? I'm going to finish this two part blog by explaining aspects that were better about the Super Nintendo Entertainment System over the Sega Genesis. Because they are the best, without a doubt.
After finishing my Top 10 games of all time, I felt the need to give credit to games that would make my top 20. Before I do, I'll recap my Top 10 10. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (P.S: Happy Birthday to Hideo Kojima) 9. Batman: Arkham City 8. Asteroids 7. Mortal Kombat 6. Super Mario Bros 5. Doom 4. Super Metroid 3. Super Mario World 2. Super Castlevania IV 1. Tekken 3 These honorable mentions are in no order below are in no order. These games didn't make the top 10, but they definitely deserve to be mentioned.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis, 1992)
Metal Slug (Neo Geo, 1996)
F-Zero (Super Nintendo, 1991)
Tekken 5 (Arcade-2004, Playstation 2-2005)
Streets of Rage 3 (Sega Genesis, 1994)
Tapper\Root Beer Tapper (Arcade, 1983)
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Wii, 2007)
Super C (Arcade-1988, NES-1990)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo Wii, 2011)
Last night the great Ichiro Suzuki hit his 4,000th major league hit. He's only the third player in Major League history along Pete Rose and Ty Cobb to ever reach that number. What an achievement, right ESPN? You think you might want to take note of this; instead of discussing if Josh Freeman is a good quarterback. Take a look back to last season. Derek Jeter hitting his 3,oooth hit was worth the world. Do the math: 4,000 > 3,000. Oh yeah, Ichiro debuted in 2001, Jeter debuted in 1995. Ichiro is the man, and he deserves more credit.
My second blog was about Super Mario 64 being the most overrated game of all time. Scratch that, I have now realized that Grand Theft Auto IV takes that honor. Keep in mind, this is the most overrated game, not worse. I have played worse games. But this game absolutely doesn't deserve a 98\100 on Metacritic! The controls are jerky, like the sprinting, gun fighting, driving, and especially the hand to hand combat. Dreadful! Someone at Rockstar Games didn't check the camera in the game, because it has a mind of it's own. When your driving, the camera zooms into the rear of the car, how fun. To simply point, GTA IV is not fun in general. Causing chaos in the open world isn't fun anymore, and the missions are very tiresome and repetitive. There's so much driving that it's like "ENOUGH ALREADY!" But no, this game got a 10\10 from pretty much every publication and website, and that's bull.
Has anyone ever made a list of 99 problems they have? Well I'm going to attempt one. This will take a while, but that's the point so I'll always have something to write about. Not all my problems will be about gaming but many will. Also note that these problems are in no order of least significant to most. Stick with me through 99 problems, and it should be worth it. Happy gaming and check back for new blogs and of course, 99 problems.
Today I watched the most recent Classic Game Room episode. Mark Bussler reviewed the arcade game which I have no recalling of, Super Pac-Man. I was surprised that there's another follow up to Pac-Man besides Ms Pac-Man. However this one is by Namco, while Namco had no involvement in Ms Pac-Man. So yeah, this game just slid right by me. In fact, I doubt many people even know of Super Pac-Man. It's similar to Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man but also differs from the game at the same time if that makes sense. Judging by the popularity, it's easy to note that Super Pac-Man didn't nearly reach the success of the original Pac. For all those arcade hunters out there, I'd say track this down. But I could be totally wrong and maybe there are tons of Super Pac-Man cabinets around. Yet it wasn't at Funspot; so it can't be the standard pizza parlor arcade machine.
Today I took a trip to Funspot Arcade and the ACAM (American Classic Arcade Museum) in Laconia, New Hampshire; also known as the world's largest arcade. This place is just something everyone needs to experience. For the gamers, there are cabinets from pretty much every developer who has ever created a classic arcade game. Everyone from Atari, Namco, Midway, Williams, Taito, Nintendo, Sega, Konami, Capcom, and more. Nothing more I can say than that it's an absolutely wonderful place. Read more to observe pictures from Funspot and what I thought of some of the games I played there.
We were all hyped for this game in 2009. Street Fighter was finally coming back to it's true glory. Just like how Capcom brought Mega Man back to it's 8 bit gameplay. And in Capcom fashion, a full add-on game was released a year later. Super Street Fighter IV presented great graphics and a cell-shaded art style that I can say I really like. Large character selections seemed to be a common fighting game trend in the 7th generation, and Super Street Fighter IV followed up on that. Combos are a big factor of Street Fighter, and Super and Ultra combos make an appearance in SSF IV. However no one can just look at the command list and immediately start pulling them off. I've only been able to pull off one, by accident for the record. Yet I also don't get the same feeling when playing SSF IV compared to Street Fighter II. It seems sometimes SSF IV is more about eye candy than gameplay. I won't complain about this being an add-on that you have to buy in stores because it's Capcom guys, get used to it. Nevertheless, Super Street Fighter IV can still be fun even with the complex combos. I'd recommend this to fighting game fans.
The time has come! These five games (and a bonus person) changed the face of the industry as we know it today. Super Mario Bros- resurrected video games in the US and set the standards for all future games The Legend of Zelda- set the boundary between the arcades and home gaming. The game was more than a game, it was an adventure Street Fighter II- started the fighting game boom in the 90's and launched an uncanny game genre Wolfenstein 3D- Started the most popular game genre today Grand Theft Auto III- Rockstar Games let players do things never done before in video games Shigeru Miyamoto- The Grandfather of Video Games. This is the guy who set the standards and the rules.
I am lost for words with this game. I know that's a corny phrase, but I have so much appreciation for this game. I honestly don't know where to begin. I guess by saying that this game is very well liked, although it's not a game you'll most likely find as the number 1 greatest game of all time. I feel this game was revolutionary by giving new life to the sub-genre it was categorized in. There's really nothing wrong with this masterpiece. Good soundtrack? Check. In fact, it's probably the greatest soundtrack of any game. Fair difficulty? Check. Whenever I win a tough battle, I get so pumped up over my victory. However the difficulty never gets ridiculous. There's always something to improve on, weather it be new mechanics or just standard practice in general. Like I said, nothing in this game is unfinished or poor quality. So it seems foolish to babble on. Just try to find a copy of this game anyhow and anywhere. Unfortunately, this game was released in a year that made it get overshadowed by other games released in the year. But that's besides the point. The point is that this game pretty much turned me into a gamer. I absolutely adored it. I highly doubt any game coming forward would top the satisfaction and love that I have for this game. It was my favorite game back then, and it is for sure my favorite game of all time today. Now it's time for the revealing. Awarded The Game Change's number 1 greatest game of all time goes to the splendid, amazing, unbelievable, and perfection of a game which is..............