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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Video: Lode Runner 3D for N64 Review

It's sadly been several months since I've released a review. Even though I started this review for Lode Runner 3D all the way back in early October, exams and general end semester wankery got in the way. That's all over now, though - so I was finally able to finish and release this video!

Lode Runner 3D, released in 1999 for the N64, is a classic example of a developer switching over a game series from 2D to 3D. What may work well in 2D may not exactly translate easily to 3D so it's always interesting to study those that failed and those that did well.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Retro Scan: Spyro the Dragon Has No Friends (PSone)

While I don't think that this advert means to insinuate that Spyro has no friends, it sure makes you feel sorry for the little tucker at first glance. This was scanned from issue 16 of the Official Australian PlayStation Magazine (which I recently found in an op-shop and posted on my Facebook and Twitter), and really, I don't think Spyro needs any further introduction. It's Spyro! Although Sparx does look a bit odd, I must admit.

This was actually one of my very first video reviews (#8 if counting from what I consider the official start of RGO's YouTube - Super Strike Eagle). If you want to see that, you can find it here. Be warned, though, it's pretty cringy. It is three years old after all, but I still couldn't watch all of it personally.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Video: NES Classic Edition Review

While this is a particularly hard item to buy right now, I was lucky enough to know someone who snagged one on launch day. He let me spend the afternoon with it, filming and recording footage, and this is the review that resulted (thanks, Jakob)!

For those not in the know, the NES Classic Edition (also referred to as the NES Mini) is a brand-new plug and play console based on the NES as the name would suggest. This is no standard plug and play, however, since Nintendo themselves are the manufacturer!