Space Station Silicon Valley

Space Station Silicon Valley is a 3D puzzle platformer for the Nintendo 64. The plot is basically that the robotic animals in this particular space station, Space Station Silicon Valley, have taken over and must be stopped before they come back to Earth to destroy it or… take it over or… something. Continue reading “Space Station Silicon Valley”

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Sonic Adventure DX

Sonic Adventure DX is a 3D platformer by Sonic Team. The original Sonic Adventure came out on the Sega Dreamcast, but since then has had its DX version ported to mutliple systems. I’m basing this off of the Steam port in particular. Continue reading “Sonic Adventure DX”

Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 is a 3D platformer for the Nintendo 64. Princess Peach invites Mario over to her castle to have some cake. Upon his arrival, Mario is informed that Bowser has kidnapped the princess and stolen the power stars, trapping everyone within the castle walls and entrusting the power stars to his minions. It’s up to Mario to jump into various paintings to enter the many worlds within the castle, recover the stars to unlock the doors, defeat Bowser, and save Princess Peach. Continue reading “Super Mario 64”

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is a crossover RPG of the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario series for the Nintendo 3DS. I’d like to acknowledge up front that while I have played Paper Mario and most of Super Paper Mario, I’ve not played any of the Mario & Luigi games so my viewpoint might be considerably different than long-time fans of both. Now the story of this game is rather simple, but let me try to explain it so that it makes sense. Basically, Luigi (from the Mario & Luigi universe) stumbles across a magical book than contains the Paper Mario universe and accidentally knocks it open. This unleashes many of the Paper Mario universe’s inhabitants to spread across the land. You can find normal and paper versions of many characters, including Peach, Bowser, and even Mario! The like-minded character clones team up to make the most of the situation. The Bowsers kidnap the Peaches and plan to take over the Mario & Luigi world while the Bowser Juniors work to keep the book safe to ensure they never have to part with one another. So it’s up to Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario to team up and take down all the baddies. Like I said, it’s a simple plot. Continue reading “Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam”

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge is an isometric platformer collect-a-thon for the Game Boy Advance. This game was released after Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie on the Nintendo 64, so I’m going to assume you’re up to speed on the previous two games from personal experience or perhaps from checking out my other reviews. While it was released after these two games, it actually takes place between them a few months after the events of Banjo-Kazooie. Continue reading “Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge”